Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights | La Vacanza Travel

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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To secure your Yuyuan Garden Ticket and bypass queues, please provide your full name along with your passport number.
  • 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.


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

Voucher info

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


8 hours

User's Reviews


10 Feb, 2024

Our tour of Shanghai was very informative and enjoyable. We were able to experience all the key aspects of the city as per our itinerary and particular interest. The detailed knowledge, clarity of communication and thoughtful consideration of our individual needs by our guide, Nora, together with her delightful sense of humour made our visit truly special and memorable. We highly recommend this Jenny's Tours for the super experience we were given!


07 Feb, 2024

We have just completed a two day tour being shown the sights by our very informative guide, Troy. Not only did we enjoy the venues we visited but were also fascinated by the insight that Troy was able to give us about everyday life living in Shanghai.


25 Dec, 2023

An excellent tour for our family where we got to see many interesting places. Our guide Grace was very knowledgeable and fluent in English so we could ask and understand everything. Highly recommended and will definitely use Jenny’s service on our next visit


16 Dec, 2023

Fantastic tour. We were picked up at our hotel by our wonderful tour guide, Cathy and driver. Cathy was very personable and friendly. We visited many of the top sites of Shanghai and Cathy gave us great insight into each location. For lunch, Cathy brought us to a fantastic pan fried dumpling place, and it was the best fried dumplings I’ve ever had! Cathy did a wonderful job of catering to our group’s needs as she assisted us with shopping with the locals and helped us find very specific local treats we were hoping to find. Shanghai was the highlight of our Asia adventure and the Incredible Highlights tour with Cathy was a big reason for it.


07 Dec, 2023

Highly recommended! We loved our tour of Shanghai. We were collected from our hotel by a brilliant guide (Jessie) and a driver. Jessie was so enthusiastic to show us the best of Shanghai over the day. We were given some interesting stories of each site but not too much. The schedule was really flexible and we went for coffee twice including the largest Starbucks!. Here it was just great to talk about our different lives in the UK and China. Much more than just a tour of seeing the sights but understanding where we were. The lunch was great also! A great day.

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