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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights
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Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

By Jenny's Shanghai Tours
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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This fully customizable, private tour allows you to see the places in Shanghai you’re interested in most. Don’t worry about language barriers: your guide can help you organize transportation, acquire entry passes, and even figure out where to eat. Round-trip transportation from your hotel adds extra convenience. From Yuyuan Garden to tea ceremonies to temples and towers—it's a fun, flexible way to explore Shanghai. 
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Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Chinese, English, French, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Pickup and drop-off at central hotels included
  • Stress-free day as the tour guide organizes your full itinerary
  • Private guide means plenty of personal attention 
  • Choose only the Shanghai highlights you want to see

  • Personal tour guide services
  • Guide will meet you at your centrally located hotel and return you to your hotel
  • Private car or metro/taxis (if option selected)
  • Authentic dumpling lunch (if option selected)
  • Entrance fees (if option selected)
  • Flexible start time (choose when booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Confucian Temple
What's not included
  • Tips-recommended
  • Observation decks in Lujiazui area (allows you to choose based on conditions)

Your day begins with a departure from your selected starting point. Choose to book a private vehicle or travel by public transportation. The itinerary is completely flexible, but note many admission charges are not included. Many tours start with the Pudong financial district, where you can view Shanghai from an impressive vantage point. Visit the observatory tower at the World Financial Center, the Oriental Pearl Tower, or Shanghai Tower. Then, you may want to explore the colonial-era promenade—the Bund. You can visit the Confucius Temple, enjoy dumplings for lunch (own expense,) or go to Yuyuan Garden and Bazaar. Try a Tang Dynasty–style tea ceremony, a popular option, followed by a visit to Shanghai’s Former French Concession area to see colonial-era buildings transformed into restaurants and shops. The tour ends back at your start point.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 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.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26501P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Dress comfortably and for the season
        • Please wear comfortable shoes
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • To secure your Yuyuan Garden Ticket and bypass queues, please provide your full name along with your passport number.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 26501P1

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        • Jenny's Shanghai Tours
          1,044
          China
          Joined in March 2015
        • Stuart M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private Tour Shanghai
          Fantastic knowledge, professional, flexible with weather, very easy to navigate between the various points of interest, managed to weave in when we needed a short break / rest / beverage. Would recommend
          Written June 24, 2024
        • Lindsay R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Top Tour Guides in Shanghai!
          Hi Jenny, just arrived in London from Shanghai and a lovely two days sightseeing with Cathy & Mr Tao! Cathy is a lovely young lady and an excellent guide - she made our sightseeing an absolute delight. Mr Tao is a very responsible & competent driver, & so we also used him to drive us to the airport on departure. Cathy checked with us regularly throughout each day to make sure we were happy with what we were seeing, and that the pace was not too fast. We will certainly recommend your company to any friends of ours who may visit China, & make sure they ask for Cathy! Thank you again for your services. Lindsay & Gillian - New Zealand
          Written June 20, 2024
        • Francine P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Customized Family Tour (w/ Teens & Elder Adults) in Beijing, Suzhou & Shanghai
          This is my second your experience using Jenny's Tour, but my first for such a group of 6 family members. Jenny's Tour was nothing short of EXCELLENT from beginning to end. Jenny began assisting me with a customized plan following my family's unique needs and itinerary in early February through the end of our China trip this June 2024. Her company and staff (from Tour Guides: Melody in Beijing; Troy in Suzhou & Shanghai, to the drivers: Mr. Fu and Gai) were always professional yet kind and comfortable in a family - like manner. The private tours made a difference with allowing us to feel immersed in the culture and history through our treks through these ancient sites. (They truly kept our teens engaged, which can be challenging on a long trip away from home). We went to the following sites in Beijing: Forbidden City, Tianamen Square, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall. In Suzhou: Master of the Nets Garden & Opera, Tongli River Town, Tiger Hill Pagoda; and the Silk Worm Factory Tour. The teens and older adults loved handling actual silk worms and pulling on silk fibers as they do to make comforters in the factory. In Shanghai: Jade Buddha temple; Yu Garden and Yuyuan plaza; The French Concession - Xiantindi; the Bund; the Shanghai Tower in Pudong and many beautiful gardens throughout. I highly recommend entrusting your experience with Jenny's Tours. She will provide recommendations and stay within the budget you have in mind, all in a FULL SERVICE package you will be content with. She even went above and beyond by helping me arrange for bullet train tickets from Beijing to Suzhou in addition to all airport transfers. Not many agencies do this, and customize a much as she did at very reasonable prices. I will be certain to contact you again for future trips, Jenny! Thank you for an unforgettable experience with my family!
          Written June 18, 2024
        • sxlee83
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Memorable Hangzhou day tour!
          We booked a private tour to Hangzhou via high speed rail for my family, which includes a senior and 2 young children. Jenny was very prompt with her replies and accommodated our last minute booking. Our guide, Grace, was pleasant and very helpful. It rained during our West Lake boat ride and she made sure we kept dry. She also helped us with our food orders for lunch, bought bread for my kids to feed the ducks at West Lake and arranged for seat swaps on the train so that we could sit together. I appreciated her patience with my kids, and they warmed up to her quite quickly, which is rare (LOL). We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at 弄堂里 and the 龙井 tea experience as well! Would recommend Jenny's Shanghai Tours - thank you for a memorable experience!:)
          Written June 17, 2024
        • 593karyns
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai,Hangzhou,Suzhou Private Tour
          We had recently booked a private tour with Jenny’s Shanghai Tour. The trip was well planned by Jenny! We had truly enjoyed ourselves very much throughout the trip. Our guide Cathy is always very patient and sweet. She always brings us to nice restaurants to try out the local delights! The travelings from cities to cities were hassle free too! Thanks to our tour guide Cathy for the amazing experience and thumbs up Jenny for the well planned itineraries👍🏻 Highly recommended!
          Written June 11, 2024
        • gastonjacquier
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible
          Our trip was incredible. Our guide, Melody, tells the story with professionalism and a lot of passion. Jenny made sure everything was perfect! Thanks from Argentina!
          Written June 1, 2024
        • Den12C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our amazing China. experience
          Thank you to Jenny and her team, our China experience was amazing, with multiple tours in various locations from Shanghai, Yellow Mountains, Hangzhou, Xi'an and Beijing. The tours were an absolute pleasure and very well organised, from pickups and drop-offs at airports, train stations, hotels and all tour destinations. obviously those who made our time in China so special. Our drivers were great, with new and very comfortable vehicles. Our tour guides were fantastic, so knowledgeable, making every tour a pleasure. Our Guides became of China friends who we hope to all see again on our next China visit where we will build on. our very fond China memories.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • karengZ4483VT
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          Had a wonderful private tours in Shanghai and Hangzhou. Both guides - Alice and Jenny are very experienced and knowledge guided. My family had a very comfortable and enjoyable trip.
          Written May 30, 2024
        • 765trishan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Would Recommend!
          My family enjoyed both the tours around Suzhou and Hangzhou! They were able to experience a mix of history, food, and beautiful sights! I think it was a perfect 2 days for them to see other cities close to shanghai. The tour was also very convenient for them as they were picked up from their hotel and brought back accordingly. Overall, great experience and would recommend to friends for future travel :)
          Written May 29, 2024
        • Quest55657211475
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exvellent tour
          Was the most experience in many years. Shanghai is one of the best City that I have been in the World. And the most important was to know with Jenny agency. Special thanks to my personal guide, Celine.
          Written May 28, 2024
        • Erin E
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Xitang water town night tour
          We had a really wonderful time last night. My friend cried as she found the village and lights so beautiful. Kristy was great and has so much knowledge about everything. She gave us plenty of time to look around and I really can’t think of anything you could do to improve the tour. I’m really glad we went at night as it was so pretty and I don’t think it would have been as enjoyable if it was really busy. Also we normally travel independently but we would have struggled if we had gone to Xitang by ourselves so I’m Really pleased we went on a tour, and really happy it was with your company.
          Written May 26, 2024
        • 598adebimpea
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Guided tour of Shanghai
          It was a really good day! Celine was awesome! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We really learned a lot about the Chinese culture. I give her an 11 out of 10 score!
          Written May 24, 2024
        • Ltcjoe
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Best One-Day tour
          Peggy is a great guide. She took us to places you would never see alone. We learned a lot about the city and its people. Thanks!
          Written May 16, 2024
        • Travel60406116835
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hangzhou Day Trip
          I arranged for a private tour for my family of 6 for a full day trip to Hangzhou. Our guide Grace was with us the whole time and she shared interesting bits of history before arriving at each place. Lunch was included and the food was good, my family enjoyed it. Grace made sure we covered the itinerary despite the tight timings as it got more crowded towards the afternoon and there were slight jams. Overall we enjoyed our time with her and would certainly recommend Jenny's Tours!
          Written May 16, 2024
        • 281magss
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable!!
          We had the best time ever!! I am travelling with 2 children and everything went so smoothly, from the pick-up from the airport to the drop-off at the end of the day. Troy has been absolutely fantastic, his knowledge is outstanding, and just a delight to be around! We did and learnt so much, that just an incredible experience! Thanks Jenny and Troy for an unforgettable experience! :)
          Written May 12, 2024
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        Emily R
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        We spent 2 awesome days in Shanghai with Christina. She was an excellent tour guide and was so patient with our 3 kids (ages 11, 14, 17). She was flexible and adapted the day as we went along (the weather was foggy when we were first at Shanghai Tower - she arranged it so we could go back in the evening and we had a great view from the observation deck). We loved the acrobat show! Christina took us to a great restaurant that we wouldn't have found on our own. The private driver was so convenient and made our tour so easy. I highly recommend Christina and Jenny's Tours.
        Written January 15, 2020
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        Thank you for your nice review dear Emily and your recommendations. I am glad your family enjoyed the 2-day tour with us and happy to know you all loved the acrobatic show. We hope to see you again soon in the future. Beijing or Xi'an next time?:) Best, Jenny
        Written February 19, 2020
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        Thorsten S
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Friends
        We had a very interesting and individuell Tour with Cathy as guide. She provided us with a lot of interesting information and brought us to all destination we wanted to see. The Tour was well organized and if you want to get inpressions of Shanghai in one day you get a lot them. If you want to see Shanghai in one day (what is nearly impossible) you get a short view of the City with all new and old areas. Thank you Cathy for the wunderful day together from Thorsten, Heike, Matthias and Sabine.
        Written March 12, 2024
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        Hi Thorsten, Heike, Matthias, and Sabine! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic day exploring Shanghai with Cathy. It sounds like you packed a lot of adventure into one day, and we're so glad Cathy could bring the city's vibrant scenes to life for you. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to her! Looking forward to your next adventure with us – maybe another day, another city? 😉 Best regards, Jenny
        Written May 18, 2024
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        Remco Z
        Dordrecht, The Netherlands4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Solo
        I had limited time for sightseeing during my business trip, but Céline gave me an excellent taste of what Shanghai has to offer in one day. She was very hospitable and efficient, without giving me a rushed feeling. This is a great way to explore different parts of Shanghai in one day and allows you to both see the historical parts and the modern districts. Besides that, Céline was very pleasant company and very knowledgable about Shanghai and its history. The lunch in the Buddhist temple was also a great experience!
        The contact with Jenny was also excellent, she made the whole reservation process very smooth and was always happy (and extremely fast!) to answer any questions.
        Very highly recommended!
        Written September 11, 2023
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        Thank you for such a nice review, dear Remco. We look forward to seeing you soon again in China. Happy Holidays!
        Written December 25, 2023
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        Johanna
        9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Couples
        My husband and I were in our trip from Germany to Australia on a 12 hour layover in Shanghai and went on an amazing Shanghai Tour with Peggy. Pickup and get Back to the airport is available for an extra fee. On request, you can also Pay that extra fee in Euro. We got the 24 hour visum for china without a problem, but you really need to Show them your check in for your next flight. we were told by other travellers they had problems to get it.
        Peggy was nice and really knows her City - and she took a lot of pictures of us for us. I recommend 100%!
        Written January 5, 2020
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        Dear Johanna, We are glad you have no problem to get your visa, we do encourage visitors to contact us first so we can make sure they are qualified. It is a such better way to spend your time than sitting at the airport, right?:) Best, Jenny
        Written February 19, 2020
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        Nikacl
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Jenny's tours were just perfect for our 12 hour stopover in Shanghai. We are a family of 5 with children aged 6, 8 & 10 and Ariel and Mr Wong took care of us beautifully - picking us up from the airport and transporting us in great comfort around for the day and returning us back to the airport. We were pretty tired from travelling but we were so well looked after. Ariel was such great company and had a lot of knowledge to share with us really adding to the experience. We'd highly recommend Jenny's tours. We also want to mention how great Jenny was at responding to all my queries before we arrived and while I was booking the tour - fabulous!
        Written January 5, 2020
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        I am so glad you enjoyed your day with Ariel. Welcome to come back when you have more time, I bet you will enjoy more.:) Best, Jenny
        Written February 19, 2020
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        Paige N
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Friends
        Absolutely worth it! Our guide Peggy and our driver Mr Wong were amazing! They Showed us the highlights of the city, gave us insight on the history, and allowed us to immerse ourselves in the culture. We don't speak the language and we were completely lost on our first night before we had the tour. Don't hesitate to book this tour, especially if you are visiting for the first time!
        Written June 5, 2024
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        Steven K
        Prestwick, UK8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        Had originally decided to tour Shanghai on own and then opted to book a couple of different options with the above. Jenny was more than happy to customise the tours to our preferences and provided a very knowledgeable guide and a driver for the duration of the tours. The guide also managed to fit in some extras as well and we definitely saw more by using this service. Cant recommend them enough
        Written January 6, 2020
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        Glad to know you enjoyed your customized tour dear Steven. We love to make sure our customers see and experience as much as they like. It is our joy to do this. Thank you so much for the recommendation and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Jenny
        Written February 19, 2020
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        Watsa
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Family
        The service's great and reliable. The driver was on time, friendly, helpful, kind and polite. We managed to travel key hi-light spot in one day e.g zhujiajao, the bund, mansion street, the Jade buddha temple , pearl tower, huahuai road ans dinenr at xintiandi All managed with time efficient.

        After the impressive timely and nice service , we bought more private tour service for beijing mutianfa greatwall ans summer palace tour too. The tour guide knowlege level is high and we enjoyed very much our day there .
        Written June 1, 2024
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        Kimberly
        Redondo Beach, CA1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        My two children and I were in Shanghai for a couple days to primarily go to Disneyland. We had only one full day to see the rest of Shanghai. We booked a driver and a guide for the whole day to do whatever we wanted. It was amazing. Our guide was Apple. She was so sweet and knowledgeable. We gave her a list of all the things we wanted to do and we saw all of them plus other things she suggested. There is no way we would have been able to do all we did without Apple and our driver. I can't imagine seeing the city any other way.

        We feel very blessed to have seen Shanghai when we did. Days after we left, they closed down Disneyland due to the coronavirus and then basically China. We hope everyone we met are safe and healthy :)
        Written March 23, 2020
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        kwollenhaupt
        Frankfurt, Germany50 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        While day trip which I did solo. My guide was able to show me different angles of Shanghai like Jade Buddha Temple, several old historic gardens, China Town, river front and Shanghai Tower. Outstanding and eye- opening experience. You don’t see only the locations and monuments but you get at the same time the historical context.
        Written October 21, 2023
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        I love your review, dear Kai. That's the point to book a private tour when you visit a new location. You are not just "view" it but you are taking home your understanding about this place! The new location is not just some pictures in your memory device, but the experience, the history, and the feeling in your life time! Which we are happy to be part of it.:) Hope to see you in China again soon. Jenny and the Team
        Written December 25, 2023
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