Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights | La Vacanza Travel

Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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


This great 8-hour Shanghai city tour takes you to discover the must see sites in Shanghai from its old and modern perspectives, from its colonial Bund riverside to the modern skyscrapers Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, from the elegant Ming Dynasty Yu Garden and old town Bazaar to the charming French Concession, from the exquisite Jade Buddha Temple to China's No.1 famous shopping street Nanjing Road and more! Experience the local culture, history and life with your local guide. Enjoy the flexibility of the exclusive private tour and explore the city at your desired way and pace! You can either choose to experience the city with the tour option by public transit such as metro, taxi, or you can choose the option with your own private vehicle. No matter if you are a solo traveler or travel with friends or family, you won't want to miss such an amazing and memorable day!

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Meet your private guide at your central Shanghai hotel at your prefered time.Tell your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of on your tour: your itinerary is flexible and can be 100% customized around you. Following is the sample itinetary and you are welcome to discuss with your guide if you want to customize your own tour. Typically, you will visit The Bund , the colonial-era promenade along the Huangpu River. Admire the stunning views of old and new Shanghai, including buildings such as the Bund's Old Customs House and iconic skyscrapers.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Afterward, visit the 500-year old classic Chinese Yu Garden, and view the traditional Qing-Dynasty architecture of the Old Town Bazaar. See the Huxingting Tea House near the ‘Nine Zigzag’ bridge and enjoy fun time to shop for souvenirs such as tea, antiques, jade, pearls, silk, and other wares. If you wish, experience a tea ceremony (own expense) and sample some high quality local tea.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Then, visit Shanghai’s French Concession, once the center of colonial life and now a hip area. Visit the ‘French Park,’ to see locals enjoying activities like ballroom dancing, Tai-chi, singing, and water calligraphy, and stroll around the Concession with its charming avenues of ‘French trees’ and traditional houses.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China

After the wonderful morning activities, you will take a break and savor a local delightful lunch in the nice restaurant. Your expert guide will help you order the dishes based on your own dietary requests.

Duration: 1 hour

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

After lunch head to Lujiazui area ,take a leisure walk along the skybridge among the futuristic mordern skyscrappers. Marvel at the fast development of city. If nice clear day, choose to visit one of the top obervation deck in the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Financial Tower, Jinmao Tower, or Shanghai Tower based on your own preferences. Enjoy the spectacular birdeye view of the mega Shanghai city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

Continue the tour to visit one of the most beautiful and famous buddhist temple -Jade buddha temple. Admire the exquisite Jade Buddha Status from Burma,explore different chambers of the temple and learn the fasinating religiouns culture ,wisdom from your knowledgable guide.

As the exclusive flexible tour , if you have been to the above mentioned attrations , you could also have alternative options to visit Nanjing Road Shopping street, Tianzifang, Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Hall, Shanghai poster art museum, AP Plaza market etc based on the time and your own interests.

After the wonderful day you will be dropped off back to your downtown hotel or other downtown area as per your request.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Private tour with amazing guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pick up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown area your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown)
  • Local delightful Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Private friendly driver with air-conditioned vehicle(Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch and entrance fees (if " All Inclusive Tour " is not booked)
  • Entrance fee to observation deck of the top tower
  • Optional tea tasting /ceremony
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair friendly
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is not located in downtown Shanghai, an arrangement can be made to meet near the downtown area
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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
Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your pick up details at time of booking.

Voucher info

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


7 to 8 hours

User's Reviews


03 Sep, 2023

This was an amazing tour. Our tour guide Annie was very knowledgeable and sweet. Loved every minute of it. The lunch was delicious. Annie also took us to a shopping plaza and to a super market because we needed to buy stuff. I would definitely recommend this tour company and for sure take Annie as your tour guide. I will give her 5 ⭐️ out of 5 ⭐️


03 Sep, 2023

Thanks to our guide Annie, we had a wonderful and informative sightseeing in downtown Shanghai. We went to a high viewpoint in one of the many high buildings, the beautiful Yu garden, an interesting Temple experience , traditional Chinese lunch, walking around the British area, Nan Jing shopping street, the french concession area and finished the tour by walking the Bund when the impressive lights on the buildings changes the scenery to an unbelievable view. Thanks to Annies great knowledge she was able to answer all our question and thanks for guiding us a wonderful day in Shanghai :-)


03 Sep, 2023

First time visiting Shanghai, we had a wonderful experience! Our guide Annie is very friendly and thoughtful about the itinerary, and her knowledge of the history of Shanghai helped us to appreciate more of the places we visited. Among the modern skyscrapers, our visit of Yu Yuan and the Jade Buddah felt more special. We are really impressed with the contrast and harmony between the modern and ancient aspects of Shanghai.


08 Aug, 2023

We had a fantastic day trip in Shanghai with Sunny, would recommend this tour to everyone. Some of the highlights were: 1 - City God Temple of Shanghai Chenghuang Miao 2 - Xiahai Temple 3 - Bund by Day & by Night


05 Aug, 2023

In May my bosses traveled to Shanghai for business, for me the service and communication was exceptional! Probably on the next trip we will look to do an activity, unfortunately the schedule did not allow the tour to take place, but we were extremely pleased with all the help That sunny offered us many things that had nothing to do with the tour. Thank you very much, I highly recommend them.

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