Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 8 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this private day tour is perfect for you! You will visit both the east and west sides of Shanghai and also discover Shanghai's fascinating mix of modern and classic character. The major attractions in this tour includes: Shanghai Tower, The Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, The Bund, Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao), Yu Yuan Garden, French Concession area and much more!

Note that observation decks in Lujiazui area are optional so you can choose based on conditions.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shanghai Tower, No479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui (second-tallest behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa.) It has the world's highest observation deck and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 74 km/hr. It is the world's A truly amazing view and experience.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), No. 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China

This iconic symbol of Shanghai, at 468 m (1,535 feet) high, was the tallest structure in China from 1994 to 2007. It is classified a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration. An observation deck is in the highest sphere with glass floor 360-degree view.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shanghai World Financial Center, Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

This iconic structure looks like a bottle opener and is the 2nd tallest building in Shanghai. Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

This garden dates back to 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. A classic Chinese Garden rich in history, you'll see a wide range of halls, statues, rock structures, water features as well as the famous Grand Rockery and Exquisite Jade Rocks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Yuyuan Old Street, Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China

Once called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits as well as the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shanghai Confucian Temple, No.215 Wenmiao Road Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

The Confucius Temple was founded during the Yuan Dynasty, when Shanghai was just a small fishing village. It was also the most prestigious learning institution, combining a spiritual temple with a top-rated school. A beautiful and serene site of gardens, halls, statues and an amazing complimentary tea ceremony.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or one of the new popular places. This area is rich in the history of China when colonial powers had a significant presence in Shanghai. It has unique architecture while bustling with people along tree-lined streets.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks, trading houses and consulates from all over Europe, Asia and the United States. The area highlights Shanghai's western influence in architecture and culture and today offers a beautiful walkway along the Huangpu River while learning about Shanghai's history.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Personal tour guide services
  • Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return you to your hotel
  • Private car or metro/taxis (if option selected)
  • Authentic dumpling lunch (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Flexible start time (choose when booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

  • Tips-recommended
  • Observation decks in Lujiazui area (allows you to choose based on conditions)
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • As our tours include public sites. We are as careful as possible, but we can't control all conditions. China overall is very safe for traveling and we'll inform all customers with any updates. Our goal is make you are safe and have a worry-free experience.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu District, Jiading District, Chuansha District, or Songjiang District, Fengxian District, will incur an extra USD40 for your whole group and includes both pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.


  • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
  • Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086

Departure Time

09:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours

User's Reviews


10 Mar, 2023

We just have a free day within a business trip with my collagues. The tour was amazing and well organized. All of the most famous sights could be wisited thanks to Alice, who was a lovley guide.


09 Jan, 2021

We had a great day visiting Zhijiajiao water town, Yu Garden, a nice Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) lunch, and a stroll through the French Concession. Our tour guide, Apple, met us in the lobby of our hotel and had a van waiting outside with a car seat for our 2 year old. We visited Shanghai in January and the day we choose for our tour was the coldest of the year. The driver thoughtfully provided blankets that we could take with us if needed but having the heated van as a mobile base made a huge difference. Apple obviously loves her city and was excited to show us all there was to see at every stop. The fact that we visited in January, and tight pandemic-related travel restrictions, meant that there were no crowds anywhere. This allowed us to take our time and get some great photos and detailed explanations from Apple, without having to wait in any lines. We attempted the full-day tour with a toddler who had to miss his nap and venture out in the cold, with a limited understanding of why he had to keep his gloves on. At times it was a struggle but Apple was great at coordinating the trip so that we could try and get him a short nap or two in the warm van, and she was flexible in our need to alter the itinerary with stops in tea houses to warm little hands. I fun tour that only scratched the surface of shanghai but allowed us to better understand what we did see in much much greater detail.

Laura G

01 Jun, 2020

We had a wonderful full day visiting Suzhou and Zhouzhuang with Celine! It was raining, which scared off a lot of visitors and allowed us to have many of the sites to ourselves. We visited Tiger Hill Pagoda, the City Wall and it’s many gardens and the Silk Museum. In ZhouZhuang we visited the #1 Watertown and enjoyed it’s beautiful alleys and a gondola ride. This is our third tour booked through Jenny and she has done another great job in helping us create some great memories with our boys (10 and 12 years old). Thank you!


23 Mar, 2020

My two children and I were in Shanghai for a couple days to primarily go to Disneyland. We had only one full day to see the rest of Shanghai. We booked a driver and a guide for the whole day to do whatever we wanted. It was amazing. Our guide was Apple. She was so sweet and knowledgeable. We gave her a list of all the things we wanted to do and we saw all of them plus other things she suggested. There is no way we would have been able to do all we did without Apple and our driver. I can't imagine seeing the city any other way. We feel very blessed to have seen Shanghai when we did. Days after we left, they closed down Disneyland due to the coronavirus and then basically China. We hope everyone we met are safe and healthy :)


29 Jan, 2020

Our guide, Alice, is truly exceptional. Her and our driver, Mr. Wong, went out of their way to make sure we were enjoying our time in Shanghai. Alice was very knowledge, friendly, and has a great sense of humor! We also had a few last-minute requests on the tour (i.e. stopping by the jumbo Starbucks Reserve) and she was very flexible and accommodating. Alice also knows her history and facts very well with the places we visited too. The dumpling lunch was also INCREDIBLE, it'll be very hard for me to find a place that matches the taste/flavor of the xiao long bao at Jia Jia Tang Bao. There were several areas we stopped at along the tour and ended in The Bund. Alice was also a very talented cell-phone photographer! She was always willing to take our photos in front of amazing backgrounds and great angles - we were very impressed and appreciative of her great skills! This tour was probably our favorite of the eight Trip Advisor adventures we had on the Hong Kong and Shanghai vacation. And again, we were so appreciative of Alice and Mr. Wong, when the tour ended it was rather bittersweet. If we end up coming back to Shanghai, we would love to do another tour with this company. Lastly - the owner Jenny was also very helpful leading up to our trip and messaged us beforehand to welcome and provide important information. Thank you Jenny!

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