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4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour provided by Shanghai Melody

4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour
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Tour snapshot
Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Skip the run-of-the-mill group sightseeing tours and explore Shanghai the way you want with this private tour. Enjoy the flexibility of customizing the itinerary to your own preferences and pick which sites you want to see, such as The Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, and French Concession.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Flexibility to create your own itinerary and explore at your pace
  • Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour to suit your schedule
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Shanghai hotel
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Flexibility to create your own itinerary and explore at your pace
  • Choose a morning, afternoon, or evening tour to suit your schedule
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Shanghai hotel
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30693P18
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private professional guide
  • Private transfer (only if Tour with Private Car Tour Option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • All Entrance fees
  • Transportation (if Tour Only Option is selected)
  • Personal expense
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pickup and drop-off service
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • For the Pudong airport layover travelers, please meet up either at Maglev Train Longyang Rd Station ( You can easily take Maglev train from Pudong airport to Longyang Rd Station in 7 minutes ), Or Pudong airport with extra pick-up charges applied.
  • If hotel is located at outskirt of Shanghai, please meet up either at Fairmont Peace Hotel ( the concierge area ) or your hotel with extra pick-up charges applied.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private professional guide
  • Private transfer (only if Tour with Private Car Tour Option is selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • All Entrance fees
  • Transportation (if Tour Only Option is selected)
  • Personal expense
  • Food and drinks
  • Airport pickup and drop-off service
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • For the Pudong airport layover travelers, please meet up either at Maglev Train Longyang Rd Station ( You can easily take Maglev train from Pudong airport to Longyang Rd Station in 7 minutes ), Or Pudong airport with extra pick-up charges applied.
  • If hotel is located at outskirt of Shanghai, please meet up either at Fairmont Peace Hotel ( the concierge area ) or your hotel with extra pick-up charges applied.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Jade Buddha Temple
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Shanghai Tower
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
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The_Travelling_Heels
London, UK23 contributions
From the offset Kelly was excellent in communication. She was very patient with my questions and adaptable to what I needed to arrange.
On the day Penny was the guide and she was amazing. She was professional, knew the local area and was also adaptable.
The company went the extra mile and I highly recommend them. I will be using them again.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AP3D
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
I had a 9 hour layover in Shanghai, and decided to do a day trip to see as much of the city as I could. My guide Sophie Lee was great! I asked to see what the locals do on a Sunday. Sophie took me to various parks where the locals dance, Tai Chi, gather for gossip, and even match making. Of course I got to see the Shanghai Tower and checked out the view from the second tallest building in the world. I had a great time and look forward to visiting Shanghai again, but for more than just a day.
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ATLWorthy
27 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business
Penny was an amazing tour guide. Very personable, very knowledgeable, very flexible and very organized. She coordinated with her driver perfectly which maximized sight-seeing and minimized idle driving time. She even took me to a tailor to get a custom suit made for me. I saw key attractions and enjoyed it with the 4 hours I had. Highly recommend her.
Written December 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David A
2 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We booked a tour for an afternoon in Shanghai. Penny, our expert tour guide (was awesome by the way), customized the tour based on our preference on what to experience, see and eat! So much history, so little time! We ended up booking another tour the next morning before leaving Shanghai. If you need to experience Shanghai, look no further! This company will get you the most out of Shanghai.
Written March 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex-John S
5 contributions
First, i want to thank my very knowledgeable, smart, funny and beautiful tour guide Penny. Penny during the whole of the tour and the different areas like we visited, french concession, confucius temple and the bund and even when we where in a taxi or walking gave great historical value that made the tour special, giving me a true insight to Shanghai past and present history.

Shanghai is truely a magical city to explore so contact shanghai melody to find out that Shanghai is much more than a city.

Thank you Alex

Written November 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

davidyV9728CS
Torrance, United States5 contributions
Jun 2019
My wife and I took this tour in June. Our tour guide was Ms. Lily. We were very lucky to have Lily as our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and very patient took us to the places that we wanted to see...no rush. We had a great time. Thank you so much. Sorry for submit this review late.
Written September 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ranjitha J
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Solo
Kelly and Penny were excellent company throughout the tour. They ensured i get to see everything i desired per my plan in this short trip. I would recommend this trip for anyone who wants to go on an immediate short trip but have no idea where to go. I enjoyed their company, they shared the history of the places visited- Confucian temple, helped me get to the shopping area for the items i planned to buy- bags, watches (AP Plaza), clayart (one of the best at Tianzifan). The evening cruise is the best with the glittering lights of Shanghai.
Written January 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adventure287931
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Solo
I was in Shanghai and suddenly found myself with a free afternoon. I texted Shanghai Melody and they had something organized in an hour. Penny's English is very good, and she's a sweet person. She was very responsive and made sure that the tour covered things I hadn't already seen or didn't know. Admittedly, they are a little pricey. My Chinese hosts were aghast at the price, but I think overall it is worth it if you can afford it. I recommend scheduling your tour toward the end of your trip. If you are an observant inquisitive type, and have been accumulating questions that your other tour guides didn't understand or couldn't answer, Penny will likely be able to give you the explanation. It was a pleasure spending an afternoon with her.
Written January 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Adventure287931, Happy New Year, wish all the best wishes for you and your family. Thanks for your wonderful review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour with Penny. Since you have some concerns about the price, I want to explain to you about it, this is a private customized tour for a personal experience, which is very flexible and totally different from a group tour. Your private guide only served you, so far it is the best money value we can offer. Thanks for your booking, we are looking forward to meeting you again in the near future!
Written January 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ebony L
2 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Making the most of my very extended layover in Shanghai I decided to schedule a tour of the city. Due to time constraints I chose the private half day tour so that I could customize to my liking yet complete it all in a timely manner. Penny was my guide and she was great. She arrived at my hotel lobby on time. We briefly discussed my interests and she shared her recommendations and we quickly made our itinerary for the day...half day. I chose the tour with car which essentially is a series of chinese uber rides to each destination. My advice is to only bring what you plan to carry as you will not be able to leave any items in your "car" like you can on other tours you may be used to. We visited Yu Gardens, The famous Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Bund (just a quick photo op of the skyline),Museum of Sun Yat-sen's former residence, a park in the former French concession, and a nice hotel with great birds eye view of the city. Penny was very knowledgeable about the city's history and a very engaging and personable guide. This was a succinct but amazing tour of Shanghai and I highly recommend it for the traveler with limited time looking to explore on your own terms.
Written December 21, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kartiksharma
Manila, Philippines93 contributions
Amazing & Exceptional service provided by the entire team....we started communicating with Ping (Kelly) first over email / chat asking multiple questions etc and she answered / gave suggestions and guided us accordingly. She even called us and gave us some useful tips regarding our beijing to Shanghai journey. Then the "icing on the cake" was our tour guide Penny...She is Extremely knowledgeable with a pleasing personality... She gave due attention to our 9 year old daughter fielding her umpteen queries and keeping her interested in the history of china... Would highly recommend Shanghai Melody because of the exceptional service provided by their highly talented team members... Well Done & Thank you!
Written November 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The Bund
The tour was great. I learned a lot of interesting things about the Bund. Penny was great and friendly. She was als
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One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken!
What an amazing gem of a tour! Do not miss out on this opportunity to see some very hidden things that you don’t s
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Great Introduction to Shanghai
Kelly organised my walking tour and very short notice and was really helpful! Kuang who was my guide was very frien
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Excellent tour guide
Kelly was very personable from the very beginning, and even helped me practice my Mandarin along the way. It was al
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roellab
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Wonderful guides!
This was the only tour that we prebooked in Shanghai, and I’m glad we did! Our tour guide, Penny was very nice and
Louise D
Louise D
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Wonderful introduction to Shanghai
This was my first trip to China and I was travelling by myself so I was feeling a little anxious. I am so glad I bo
jeremyfromlondon
jeremyfromlondon
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Unique & fascinating experience
I first visited China in 1993 and since then the changes to the way people live, dress and work have been dramatic.
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Excellent Experience in Suzhou!
I was in Shanghai for a week of work, and it was my first time in Asia. I navigated Shanghai with ease for my busin
TheCiciland
TheCiciland
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Amazing type of experience in a real home setting in a local neighborhood in Shanghai.
I live in Shanghai and took my family who was visiting on Christmas Day to learn how to make dumplings, spring roll
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Perfect day - Fengjing watertown in the morning and Shanghai in the afternoon
Fengjing is a beautiful watertown not too far from Shanghai. Not too many tourists. Our guide Anita put together a
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Hidden Gem
We had an amazing day in Hangzhou from start to finish! Kelly arranged every detail of this tour so well. From ou
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Dinner at Lost Heaven and Evening Bund Cruise
Kelly made dinner reservations for our group at Lost Heaven and with knowledge of our likes/dislikes helped us to o
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Experiencing Chinese Culture in Zhujiajiao
We were immersed in Chinese culture as we walked along the busy canal with little shops and also had the opportunit
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Shanghai Surprise
Kelly provided our family with the ultimate Shanghai tour experience, from beginning to end! Upon arrival, Kelly m
DebV20
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If you do 1 thing while visiting Shanghai, make it this tour!
This tour was truly incredible. Penny was so informative and the off the beaten track places she took us to were en
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