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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Past and Present provided by Shanghai Trippest Mini Group Tours

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Past and Present

Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Past and Present
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About
Explore the vibrant metropolis of Shanghai and feel the perfect mixture of old and new, east and west. Attractions you will visit include Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Xintiandi and Wulixiang (Shanghai "shikumen" Museum). Explore as your private guide gives you the history of each location. You will also enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch in this day tour. No Shopping and flexible
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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
English
What to expect
  • Start your private tour with a hotel pickup, and set off with your guide by air-conditioned vehicle. On route, listen as your guide shares the history of this dynamic city. Sitting on the River Yangtze delta, Shanghai began life as a fishing village before the British named it a treaty port in 1842. The British, French, and Americans then established enclaves here, turning the city into the ‘Paris of the East’ during the early 20th century. Today, Shanghai is China’s economic hub, offering a heady mix of high rises, colonial architecture, and traditional Chinese charm. Stop at the Yuyan Garden, in Shanghai Old Town. Believed to date back 400 years, this classical Chinese garden is composed of exquisite pavilions, ponds, bridges and sculptures. Wander through the decorative and calming landscapes, camera in hand, and learn about the garden’s history. From here, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, a working Buddhist temple and one of Shanghai’s richest. Explore the halls and see the two revered Buddha images — one carved from pale green jade, and the other sculpted from white jade. Break for lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, and then continue to a silk reeling mill. Watch the process of reeling, where raw silk is produced from silkworm cocoons and teased into threads, and listen to tales of China’s ancient silk industry. Next, travel to the Bund, the famous waterfront of imposing 19th-century buildings constructed by the colonial powers. Admire the grandiose architecture here and absorb the views across the Huangpu River to the skyscraper-filled Pudong district before heading for the Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main shopping street. Soak in the bustle of this pedestrianized street, a microcosm of modern China, and take a stroll to peruse the stores and purchase souvenirs. After eight hours, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start your private tour with a hotel pickup, and set off with your guide by air-conditioned vehicle. On route, listen as your guide shares the history of this dynamic city. Sitting on the River Yangtze delta, Shanghai began life as a fishing village before the British named it a treaty port in 1842. The British, French, and Americans then established enclaves here, turning the city into the ‘Paris of the East’ during the early 20th century. Today, Shanghai is China’s economic hub, offering a heady mix of high rises, colonial architecture, and traditional Chinese charm. Stop at the Yuyan Garden, in Shanghai Old Town. Believed to date back 400 years, this classical Chinese garden is composed of exquisite pavilions, ponds, bridges and sculptures. Wander through the decorative and calming landscapes, camera in hand, and learn about the garden’s history. From here, visit the Jade Buddha Temple, a working Buddhist temple and one of Shanghai’s richest. Explore the halls and see the two revered Buddha images — one carved from pale green jade, and the other sculpted from white jade. Break for lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, and then continue to a silk reeling mill. Watch the process of reeling, where raw silk is produced from silkworm cocoons and teased into threads, and listen to tales of China’s ancient silk industry. Next, travel to the Bund, the famous waterfront of imposing 19th-century buildings constructed by the colonial powers. Admire the grandiose architecture here and absorb the views across the Huangpu River to the skyscraper-filled Pudong district before heading for the Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main shopping street. Soak in the bustle of this pedestrianized street, a microcosm of modern China, and take a stroll to peruse the stores and purchase souvenirs. After eight hours, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7137P51
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All admission tickets as listed in the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the middle ring zone of Shanghai.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Comfortable vehicle with A/C
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shikumen Museum, Shanghai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Personal expenses
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the Middle Ring Zone of Shanghai City. Please tell us your hotel/accommodation name, address and phone number at the time of booking. 2. If you want to be picked up from airport or cruise port, please specify in the booking form. We need to charge extra transfer fee according to your location.
  • 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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian or gluten-free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • You will receive details about the tour guide and pickup in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the Middle Ring Zone of Shanghai.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • All admission tickets as listed in the itinerary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the middle ring zone of Shanghai.
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Comfortable vehicle with A/C
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shikumen Museum, Shanghai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 1. Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the Middle Ring Zone of Shanghai City. Please tell us your hotel/accommodation name, address and phone number at the time of booking. 2. If you want to be picked up from airport or cruise port, please specify in the booking form. We need to charge extra transfer fee according to your location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian or gluten-free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • You will receive details about the tour guide and pickup in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off services are available within the Middle Ring Zone of Shanghai.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Jade Buddha Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Shikumen Museum, Shanghai
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    The Bund (Wai Tan)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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11SJ987
Columbus, OH219 contributions
Very good tour
Aug 2019
I booked a group tour but turns out that there wasn't anyone else signed up so I had a personal tour! Julie was a very good guide, quite knowledgeable for being so young. We had plenty of time to enjoy everything listed on the tour. I was surprised at a couple of things though - bring water, none was offered on the tour. The tea house was interesting but prices of tea are very high. And at one point the guide and the driver argued about where to park, not very professional. But overall the tour was good, very educational.
Written August 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike H
Washington, DC1 contribution
Great tour!
Mar 2019
What a great way to get an overview of this amazing city. Lily was fantastic. She was gracious, patient and quite fun to spend the day with. Two thumbs up!
Written April 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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