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)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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


03 Dec, 2023

The best experience. Annie took us to discover all the must see spots in Shanghai. She offered a lot of infornation and solve all our doubts. She is very knowledgeable and kind, with the best sense of humor. If you go ti Shanghai you must do this experience and ask for Annie.


01 Dec, 2023

The selected destinations will satisfy everyone. We visited an old temple in the middle of Shanghai, saw the beautiful skyline and walked through the old town. Our guide Sarah answered our questions at all times and provided us with great information. The highlight of the day was a stunning garden in the middle of the old town. All in all, it was a wonderful experience. Anyone visiting Shanghai should book a tour like this. Thank you for the great experience.


26 Nov, 2023

With only a couple of days in Shanghai this tour was perfect. The full day city tour took me (I was traveling alone) to see all the major sights but also specific city locations I was interested in. I could enjoy the history and the sights of Shanghai and travel efficienlty between locations with a knowledgeable guide. It was amazing and I highly recommend.


23 Nov, 2023

Annie is very helpful and informative. She was attentive towards the needs of elderly parents. Her insights helped enrich the sightseeing experience. Highly recommend this tour.


19 Nov, 2023

Had an unbelievable day with Annie during our two day layover in Shanghai. She taught us about Shanghai and China, both its history and people, in a way that was fun and informative. She was an engaging, flexible, and open guide with perfect English who absolutely made our experience amazing. Thanks to her we are interested in returning to China for more time. Thank you!

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