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. Enjoy fun walking along the lucky ‘Nine Zigzag’ bridge , appreciate old pavillions, ponds in the lush greens. Here you may also enjoy fun shopping around in the local bazaar markets for souvenirs as handicrafts, antiques, jade, pearls, silk, and other wares etc. 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: Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 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 30 minutes

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

After lunch,head 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.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Next, continue the tour to Pudong 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 Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Financial Tower, Jinmao Tower based on your own preferences. Enjoy the spectacular birdeye view of the mega Shanghai city.

As the exclusive flexible tour , if you have been to the above mentioned attrations , you could also have alternative options to visit Xintiandi, 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
  • Downtown Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Local delightful & Classy Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Private driver with air-conditioned vehicle(Only "Private Guide & Car" or "All Inclusive" is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch and entrance fees (If "All Inclusive Tour " is not booked)
  • Entrance fee to observation deck of the top tower
  • Outskit hotel pick up and drop off( Can be arranged at surcharge)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
  • Wusongkou Wharf International Youlun Gangfazhan Co., Ltd. (South Gate), 1 Bao Yang Lu, Bao Shan Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200940

Voucher info

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


7 to 8 hours

User's Reviews


21 May, 2024

Sammi was wonderfull guide. Show us very interesting places. Great explanetion . Very friendly helpfull, and Manu paciente!!


20 May, 2024

Annie was a great and friendly guide who knows Shanghai well given that her entire 4 generations were spent in Shanghai. Also kept my aged mother in law occupied while rest of family was doing some shopping. Wonderful experience overall


16 May, 2024

My husband and I recently took the Private Shanghai Full Day City Tour with Old and New Highlights, and it was an extraordinary experience that deserves five stars! Ruby, our guide, was exceptional in every way. Her professionalism and deep knowledge of Shanghai’s history and traditions made the tour both informative and engaging. Ruby expertly navigated us through the city’s rich tapestry of old and new, ensuring we didn’t miss any of the iconic landmarks while also introducing us to hidden gems. Her storytelling brought the city’s history to life, making each site we visited more meaningful. One of the most memorable moments of our tour was witnessing the birthday celebration of the founder of Buddhism at the Jade Buddha Temple. Ruby’s insightful explanations about the significance of the event and the temple’s history added so much depth to the experience. It was a unique and spiritual highlight that we will cherish forever. Throughout the day, Ruby’s warmth and enthusiasm made us feel comfortable and well-cared for. She tailored the tour to our interests, ensuring we had a personalized and unforgettable experience. If you’re visiting Shanghai and want a comprehensive, immersive tour of the city’s old and new highlights, I highly recommend this tour with Ruby. It’s a perfect way to explore Shanghai’s rich heritage and vibrant modernity. Five stars!


14 May, 2024

amazing tour guide, very responsive and nice tour arrangement! Sunny has a lot of experience on planning this trip and experience local insight.

Michelle G

13 May, 2024

We recently had a wonderful time exploring Shanghai thanks to our tour guide, Ruby. Her excellent command of English made it easy to communicate. She worked with our schedule, letting us start the tour at a time that worked best for us. Plus, she was completely open to tweaking our itinerary, depending on how we felt and what we wanted to see. Ruby was not only welcoming and friendly, but also incredibly knowledgeable about Shanghai’s history and culture. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re looking to get a deeper understanding of the city, Ruby is definitely the guide to have!

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We have wonderfull time. Seeing big beatufull buildings in contrast with tradicional chinos places. Sammi was super kind


Amazing Private City Tour


Amazing day in Shanghai with Ruby as our tour guide


Insightful and interesting!


Most amazing day ever in Shanghai with Annie! 10/10!


Even though was a rainy day, it did not affect this great experience, we had fun.


Wonderful overview of Shanghai


A perfect day with all important highlights of Shanghai


Incredible Tour of some of the best sights Shanghai City has to offer!


Fantastic Tour of some of the best sights Shanghai City has to offer!


"Shanghai Serenade: A Symphony of Sights and Sounds


An absolutely fabulous day!


Fantastic day exploring Shanghai with Ruby


Wonderful Shanghai


I recommend !


Great fun stour to see Shanghai.


Great experience with Viator in Shanghai




A Wonderful day in Shanghai with Annie


the most pleasant trip


A wonderful and informative journey through Shanghai


Enjoyed our tour with Annie very much


Best experience of Shanghai highlights!


A wonderful day to remember.


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