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Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

  • A comprehensive full-day sightseeing tour of new and old Shanghai
  • Visit sights like the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, and more
  • Cover 5,000 years of Chinese history with guided visits to historic sites
Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund
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Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund
From US$78,98

Shanghai is a frenetic, picturesque port city, home to both traditional silk weavers and cutting-edge fashionistas. Get a taste of both ancient and contemporary sides of the city on this comprehensive full-day guided tour, which covers more than 5,000 years of Chinese history, from Ming-era temples to sleek new waterfront towers. The tour is the perfect primer for first-time visitors to Shanghai, or anyone traveling on limited time.

What to Expect

This action-packed sightseeing tour begins with front-door pickup from your Shanghai hotel in an air-conditioned minivan.

At the 19th-century Jade Buddha Temple, a Qing dynasty landmark, your guide gives a rundown on 5,000 years of the history and culture of the fast-paced city. Learn how traditional handicrafts have been kept alive with a visit to the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery, where one lucky tour-goer even gets a free pearl to take home.

Mingle with locals at People's Square before perusing 12,000 artifacts at the Shanghai Museum. After a tasty local lunch, stop at the picturesque Yu (Yuyuan) Garden and stroll along the Bund, Shangai’s legendary waterfront.

Keep ticking off Shanghai highlights with a firsthand peek at the famous tree-lined boulevards of the French Concession district and the nightlife district of Xintiandi. Even first-time travelers will be Shanghai experts by the time they’re dropped back to their hotels.

Reviews (298)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Buddha spirit on your visit

Walking around the Buddha temple is fascinating with all the buildings in which you can find diverse statutes of Buddha. As it is active temple you can feel the spirit of monks and their way of living. You can also try to write transcriptions in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Damir G
Reviewed 20 July 2018
It's OK, but not exceptional

The tour is "full day" but it includes a lot of commute to pick up and drop off participants of the tour. You are also visiting "pearl centre" and "silk centre" - which to me was a waste of time, it's just to bring customers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank luckie79
Reviewed 12 April 2018
It was great

I enjoyed that I was able to meet new people. Also, Tom was very knowledgeable & helpful. Thanks Tom

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MsU24Now
Reviewed 5 April 2018
English only

This was enjoyable for those understanding English. For us the museum visit of 1.30hrs was too long, very quickly one food vessel starts to look like all the others. The same goes for coins, calligraphy writing etc. There were not many interesting facts given just...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Dianne G
Reviewed 26 March 2018
Best of Shanghai Day Tour

We only had 1 day in Shanghai as we were going on a cruise the following day, so chose this tour to make full use of our limited time. We had very good email contact with the tour company (Hang Tang Tours) and the driver...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mikedW5602VR
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Julie E
8 April 2018|
Response from Dave K | Reviewed this property |
It is a full day from 8am - 4pm. However bear in mind that you may be going to a few hotels to pick up other guests for the tour. Also there is lunch included so the time goes by quick. i believe they offer a half day... More