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All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise

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icon9 to 10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Take a private full-day tour of Shanghai that provides insight into the city's history and culture, perfect for visitors with limited time. Tour both the east and west sides of Shanghai to discover the fascinating mix of modern and classical features of this dynamic city. Includes lunch, all transportation, entrance fees, and a cruise on the Huangpu River.
  • Instant Confirmation
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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An authentic, well-reviewed local restaurant lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off (within Shanghai central area)
Huangpu River Cruise ride
Personal tour guide services
Private driver and car
All Fees and Taxes
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note: Drop off and pickup outside of central Shanghai, such as Pudong International Airport, Hongqiao International Airport, Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Disney Area, Qinpu District, Jiading District, Chuansha District, or Songjiang District, Fengxian District, will incur an extra USD40 for your whole group and includes both pickup and dropoff. You can pay in cash (USD or RMB) directly to your guide when meeting.

Start with morning pickup at 9:30am and travel with your private guide and driver to your first destination, an iconic building in the financial center.

Choose from the landmark Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the JinMao Tower, or the Shanghai Tower (the newest and highest building in China). Your guide takes you up to the observation deck for panoramic views.

Next, go to the Bund, a district that was controlled by the British during the concessions period. Hear about the history as you see 100-year old architecture, views over the Huangpu River, and riverside parks. 

Continue to Confucius Temple, built in 1291, and enjoy the Confucius Tea Ceremony. Then browse fixed-price souvenirs in a government store before stopping for a lunch of traditional steamed buns and local dishes at a century-old restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden that was founded more than 400 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. Next up, take a stroll along East Nanjing Road, considered the best pedestrian shopping street in Shanghai, like the Champs-Elysee of China. Then take in the atmosphere of east-meets-west in the former French Concession area, where Xintiandi and Tian Zi Fang are popular for dining and shopping.

Wind down your day with a relaxing 1-hour cruise along the Huangpu River. At the end of your tour, your guide returns you to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Bund (Wai Tan)
​The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks, trading houses and consulates from all over Europe, Asia and the United States. The area highlights Shanghai's western influence in architecture and culture and today offers a beautiful walkway along the Huangpu River while learning about Shanghai's history.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
This is one of main shopping streets of Shanghai and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. The street is cut off from cars and buses and made for pedestrians to stroll, browse and shop. You can find hundreds of shops and brands from all over the world as well as a wide range of food and restaurants. Great for shopping or just people watching.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
This garden dates back to 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. A classic Chinese Garden rich in history, you'll see a wide range of halls, statues, rock structures, water features as well as the famous Grand Rockery and Exquisite Jade Rocks. The surrounding areas is full of many traditional Chinese buildings, which nowadays are used as commercial stores to sell local products, snacks, jewelry, souvenirs, antiques and so on. Visitors can enjoy traditional Chinese architecture, taste local snacks, buy antiques and silk products as gifts for friends or relatives. It is called Yuyuan Bazaar and also known as Yuyuan Market. People give it a nickname of Shopping Kingdom.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Former French Concession
Enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or one of the new popular places. This area is rich in the history of China when colonial powers had a significant presence in Shanghai. It has unique architecture while bustling with people along tree-lined streets. You'll have an European life style in the local Shikumen houses. The nightlife actives on weekdays as well as weekends. It is also the most expensive place to live in China and is home to the Chinese elite and executive expats.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Huangpu River
Enjoy this cruise along the Huangpu river to get amazing views of both the east and west Shanghai skylines. This one hour long ride river cruise will provide you a breathtaking view of the city with lights on all tall buildings on both sides. A must do in Shanghai. Note: the cruise ticket is included. If you want to have a VIP seat on the boat, you can purchase it when you get on the cruise with your guide's help.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui (second-tallest behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa.) It has the world's highest observation deck and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 74 km/hr. It is the world's A truly amazing view and experience.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress comfortably and for the season
  • If you choose afternoon departure time, you will have dinner time instead of lunch time
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Jennys Shanghai Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by All-Inclusive Private Day Tour: Best of Shanghai w/lunch and River Cruise.

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