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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights provided by Sunny Tours Shanghai

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights
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About
With a population of nearly 25 million and centuries of history, Shanghai can be daunting. Make the most of your time there with a private guide on this fully customizable tour. Get an overview of the highlights, or dig in deeper at specific sites. Hotel pickup adds extra convenience, while upgrade options include transportation by private car (regular tour travels by taxis and metro) plus covered lunch and entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Get to know Shanghai at your own pace with a private guide
  • Check off the star attractions of Shanghai, old and new
  • See highlights like Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and the Bund
  • Choose from three different tour packages to suit your travel style
What to expect
  • Your private guide will meet you in your central Shanghai hotel. Be sure to tell them if there’s anything you’d like to focus on during your tour as your day is fully customizable. A typical tour starts in Shanghai’s fashionable French Concession. Watch the locals ballroom dancing, practicing tai chi, or singing in Fuxing Park, and explore its charming avenues. Next, visit the Jade Buddha temple, home to two exquisite jade statues from Myanmar, and People’s Square with its striking modern architecture and weekend Marriage Market. After lunch, visit the 400-year-old Yu Garden and the old-fashioned teahouse and bazaar nearby. Stroll the Bund and soak up views of Shanghai’s stunning skyline. Finally, explore the trendy Xintiandi district. Of course, you can modify this itinerary to best match your interest. Whatever you choose, your tour end with your guide escorting you back to your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Get to know Shanghai at your own pace with a private guide
  • Check off the star attractions of Shanghai, old and new
  • See highlights like Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, and the Bund
  • Choose from three different tour packages to suit your travel style
What to expect
  • Your private guide will meet you in your central Shanghai hotel. Be sure to tell them if there’s anything you’d like to focus on during your tour as your day is fully customizable. A typical tour starts in Shanghai’s fashionable French Concession. Watch the locals ballroom dancing, practicing tai chi, or singing in Fuxing Park, and explore its charming avenues. Next, visit the Jade Buddha temple, home to two exquisite jade statues from Myanmar, and People’s Square with its striking modern architecture and weekend Marriage Market. After lunch, visit the 400-year-old Yu Garden and the old-fashioned teahouse and bazaar nearby. Stroll the Bund and soak up views of Shanghai’s stunning skyline. Finally, explore the trendy Xintiandi district. Of course, you can modify this itinerary to best match your interest. Whatever you choose, your tour end with your guide escorting you back to your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36522P11
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional and knowledgeable local guide
  • Private tour services
  • 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 Tasty Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Please note: The tour is for upto 8hours, it can be extended at USD 25.00 per hour after 8hours.
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your pick up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional and knowledgeable local guide
  • Private tour services
  • 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 Tasty Lunch (If " All Inlcusive Tour" is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If "All Inclusive Tour" is booked)
Exclusions
  • 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
  • Please note: The tour is for upto 8hours, it can be extended at USD 25.00 per hour after 8hours.
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your pick up details at time of booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    The Bund (Wai Tan)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Pudong New Area
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Shanghai Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Jade Buddha Temple
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Glenn
6 contributions
An amazing customised tour with Sunny!
Aug 2020 • Family
Our family enjoyed every minute of this wonderful, amazing trip! Sunny is knowledgeable, thoughtful, careful and friendly. Our van was cool and comfortable and the driver was excellent and everything went to schedule. Sunny expertly navigated us through all of the required reservations and health checks at our stops. We began in charming Old Shanghai on the way into Yu Gardens that was so much better with Sunny's interpretive knowledge which revealed details and stories that really brought each site we visited alive. We stopped for a delicious lunch at a lovely resurant where Sunny helped us order a fabulous Chinese meal. After lunch we toured the impressive Jade Buddha Temple and went to the French Concession for coffee in a cafe and did a little shopping :) We later went to the Oriental Pearl Tower which gave us amazing views of Pudong, the river and the Bund just as the sun was starting to cast long shadows. What a memorable, beautiful day! Sunny is the best! We loved this customised tour so much that we booked Sunny again for a Zhujiajiou Water Town tour later in our week, and we think you should too!!
Written 15 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Les McGregor
Changzhou, China1 contribution
Private full day tour old and new
What can I say? A perfect day, well spent with Sunny who is an amazing, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and more, guide with a sense of humour! The entire day was planned and customized to what we wanted, professionally managed and executed. I can highly recommend Sunny to anyone who wants to have a stress free guide of the best Shanghai has to offer.

Shanghai is an amazing city with so much history, stunning architecture old and new. The day started with a pickup at our hotel, then a walk to Yu Gardens. We Visited people's Square, The Jade Buddha Temple, and were dropped off at the Shanghai Tower, in between a most divine lunch.

Sunny, from my wife, Eloise, and I, thank you! Xie Xie!
Written 23 July 2020
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Lynn C
Scottsdale, AZ4 contributions
Family history
Jun 2019 • Friends
My friend had many ancestors who lived in the Shanghai area. We did not know if the addresses remained or if the land marks were the same. Sonny was wonderful and helped us locate most of the areas we wanted to visit. She was a delight to talk to regarding her knowledge and interest in a variety of subjects. I hope to visit Shanghai again and look forward to touring and dining with Sonny.
Written 19 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chandra_A_Texas_USA
Pearland, TX358 contributions
Fantastic job very well English speaking guides Lily and FeiFei
Jul 2019
We were a group of 10 in the first part of the 2-day tour of Old and New Shanghai. Lily was our personal guide for this. We were delighted that she picked us up at the Shanghai Kang Koi train station when we arrived from Tianjin. She was excellent in managing time and we went and did a very nice boat tour in the evening and when the buildings lit up after dark it was beautiful.
The next morning she promptly picked us up at our hotel at 8 a.m. in Pudong area and then we started out quickly in the morning with the trip up the Shanghai Tower and then to Yue Garden, and some other places.
We loved this tour that my sister organized in consultation with Sunny, the owner of the company.
Fei Fei took us on a separate tour to River Town.
All three, Sunny, Lily, and FeiFei were absolutely fantastic. The best part is that they were very flexible which is the best part of have a private tour organized.
I will highly recommend them. Of over 100+ cities that I have toured around the world over the past decade, I can easily state that dealing with Sunny and the tour organized by her company as well as the guides was among the best experiences I have had in a foreign country.
Written 18 April 2020
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Stuart E
2 contributions
Great way to see the best of Shanghai
May 2019
We would highly recommend this tour. We found the pace of the tour excellent for seeing all the key areas with enough time to explore and understand the significance and history of the location. Our guide, Rita, was a lot of fun to explore the city with and very knowledgeable. We only had a short time travelling through Shanghai on a longer trip so this was an ideal way to get a first experience of a city. We would certainly look at other tours when we return to Shanghai in the future.
Written 11 April 2020
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Jude Silva
9 contributions
Shanghai City Highlights
May 2019 • Family
Had a Great Tour with Great Insight into Shanghai both Old & New Towns incl. Iconic Landmarks. Our Tour Guide Sunny was very welcoming & flexible to customise our tour based on our requirements since we were travelling with a Child. She even went the extra length to help us secure Ferri tickets for the Huangpu River Night Cruise. Would highly recommend her 👍
Written 6 April 2020
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Marie L
1 contribution
Loved our private tour!
Apr 2019 • Couples
Martin was fantastic! We visited the main attractions but also, he personalized the tour so that we visited a tea room (I'm a big amateur) and other sites we wanted to see. We will never forget this tour.
Written 28 March 2020
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Tour253917
Marietta, GA10 contributions
Awesome tour
Apr 2019 • Family
We were able to see all of the highlights of Shanghai on our tour as well as add a few extra things with our guide. The city is beautiful and I can't wait to go back!
Written 28 March 2020
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Sandra I
Kortrijk, Belgium2 contributions
Super experience
We had a exclusive tour with the most famous guide Aron, who showed us the most beautiful places in Shangai. He took us to nice restaurants. He was our guide for two days in a row. It was just great.
Written 25 March 2020
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Tim
1 contribution
Great Tour of Shanghai
Apr 2019
A work colleague and i were in Shanghai and had the opportunity to do a tour of Shanghai with Sunny. Visited all the main sites and Sunny was very knowledgeable and would recommend this tour to anyone who would like a tour of Shanghai which includes all the main areas of intetests
Written 23 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Lovely day
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