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Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour

By Catherine Lu Tours Shanghai
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Duration: 9h
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Live guide: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Private English/Spanish/German/Italian/French speaking guide
  • Private transfer if your booking with private vehicle
  • Lunch: shanghai local Shengjian dumpling
  • Entrance ticket fees
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
What's not included
  • Dinner
  • Gratitude (Recommended)


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    Pickup details
    • Pick up at the hotel lobby located in Shanghai city downtown
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37561P156

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
        • 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.

        Which attractions will I visit with Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour?
        How much is Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour?
        Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour price starts from $188.00. Discover and book Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour cancellation policy?
        Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Shanghai Top 5 Highlights All Inclusive Private Day Tour on Tripadvisor
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        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: 37561P156

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Shanghai Tower
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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          Pass by
          Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
          Jade Buddha Temple
          The Bund (Wai Tan)
        • 2
          Former French Concession
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Catherine Lu Tours Shanghai
          32
          China
          Joined in June 2010
        • gabor99910
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A perfect, high-quality tour! 😊 I reccomend it!
          The tour was perfect in one word. It was easy to organize and communicate online. If you don't have an idea, they will put together a complete tour, but they will also fulfill extra requests, so you can see the sights you want. Ruby the tour guide was very engaging, knowledgeable and kind, a true professional. 😇 During the tour, everything went exactly as described and discussed earlier. The car and tour guide were always waiting for us at the agreed time. We received a lot of information that we would not have received in case of an independent organization. The drivers were also nice, the cars were clean. The program they put together allows you to see many more sights in less time than if you organized it yourself. They are not in a hurry, they take time for everything. It was a high-quality tour that met all our needs, for which we thank you very much! I highly recommend it to everyone! Ruby, thank you for everything! I hope to see each other again soon.
          Written April 13, 2024
        • caminitoamor
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful two days touring around
          Exploring the iconic sights of Shanghai and the serene Zhujiajiao Watertown over two days was an unforgettable journey. Shanghai, with its dizzying skyscrapers and bustling streets, offered a glimpse into China's rapid modernization. The contrast between the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong skyline was mesmerizing. Transitioning to the tranquility of Zhujiajiao Watertown, I was transported to ancient China. The waterways, arched bridges, and traditional houses provided a peaceful retreat from the city's hustle. This blend of the modern and the ancient encapsulates the essence of China's diversity and heritage. Many thanks to our two magnificent guides, Kathy and Ruby. You both make our days touring around even more exciting. If you are planning to visit Shanghai, I recommend you take this tour with Catherine Lu Tours in order to get a better understanding of the history of the city and country.
          Written March 12, 2024
        • LZviajera
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing, relaxed private tour
          Had a lovely time at Tongli Water Town with tour guide Benny. A car drove me to and from Tongli from my hotel and Benny met me upon arrival for an in-depth, relaxed tour of the town. He took me through museums and the popular streets, as well as areas with zero tourists. He also found an authentic place for lunch and ordered us some local Suzhou dishes. Highly recommend!
          Written September 26, 2023
        • sophiak997
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour ever!!
          Catherine was amazing!! We had already used her services in Beijing for one day trip and was so nice that I asked her to organize a short and last minute trip to Tongli and around! She responded immediately and arranged a trip within an hour, with an amazing driver and a great your guy, both very professional and friendly!!’ I highly recommend Catherine’s tours, she is the best! It was so easy to book the trip and so well organized!
          Written August 29, 2023
        • GerryGunawan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          very good tour in shanghai
          this private tour is very good. 2-3 months before I contact with jenna and make the itinerary. the response is so fast. when we arrive the driver is so polite and helpful since pick up us until drop us to flying back. Ruby, our guide is so nice. she can explain with fluently. she choose the route n place to lunch. also give us suggestion to choose dinner. overall 9/10 for the service.... 👍
          Written January 2, 2020
        • ellie v
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai
          The guide and tour provided by Catherine Lu tours made this city magical and wonderful. We learned about the history and enjoyed lots of food . This was the best of all options for us a private guide, driver and lots of cool things to see and do . Much appreciate this tour option
          Written November 10, 2019
        • Tor N
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Water Village
          I just wish to comment that I had two very pleasant days with your guide David in Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Water Village. He was very skilled, with good knowledge about the past and present Shanghai and China. And the driver took us around in a safe way!
          Written October 8, 2019
        • Allison C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour of Shanghai with Ruby
          My family of 4 spent 3 days in Shanghai. We arranged a 2 day private tour through Catherine Lu tours and Ruby was our guide. She was great! So knowledgeable about the city and its history. She is also really sweet and bubbly. Jenna, at Catherine Lu arranged 2 great days of touring for us, adapting everything to our interests. She is incredibly responsive and truly cares that a great time is had by all. We also used Catherine Lu for 3 days of touring in Beijing as well as for all of our airport and train transfers. Everything was arranged perfectly, there were no problems at all. Highly recommend Catherine Lu tours and Ruby if you are in Shanghai!
          Written June 16, 2019
        • ARPITAnshah
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour
          I came to know catherine lu tours from trip advisor and decided to get our whole 7 day trip in China from shanghai, xian and Beijing planned by them.got some emails exchanged and done our package. Right from airport pick up,city tours,bullet train tickets, transfers everything well planned. Our guide RUBY in shanghai and Kim in beijing were good .they had good English command and good knowledge of china history. We enjoyed our trip
          Written May 15, 2019
        • darrenjAtl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic 2-day tour of Shanghai and Zhujiajiao with Ruby and Lily
          We just completed a 2-day tour of Shanghai and Zhujiajiao with Catherine Lu Tours. Our guide the first day was Ruby who was fun, funny, and energetic. We were picked up at our hotel in a comfortable, clean van and provided water. Both Ruby and Lily were flexible on the start time to help us avoid some of the rain which was in the morning on the first day and the afternoon of the second day. Since we only had 2 full days in Shanghai, we felt that this tour really helped us to maximize what we were able to see. Plus, having an English-speaking guide to tell us about the significance of what we were seeing and tell us about the local culture was invaluable. Both Ruby and Lily were helpful in ordering lunch. And Lily helped us with shopping in Zhujiajiao to communicate and negotiate with the store-owners (although the prices there were super-reasonable! Our lunch at a local dumpling place was about $2 per person!). We were leaving by bullet-train for Hangzhou the next day and Lily was nice enough to write down directions for us (in English and Chinese) to the subway stops we'd need to take in Shanghai as well as Hangzhou. And she told us to text her on WeChat the next day if we had any problems or questions. It really felt like you had a local friend that was there to take you around town. Overall we give them 5 stars and would highly recommend both Ruby and Lily of Catherine Lu Tours!
          Written April 29, 2019
        • Chely C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Shanghai tour with Ruby and Catherine Lu tours
          This was our first trip to China and we decided to use Catherine Lu tours to arrange our tours and transportation between the four areas we visited - Beijing, Xi'an. Guilin/Yangshuo, and Shanghai. From the beginning of our communications through to the completion of our trip, the preparations for and execution of the details of our trip were handled professionally and smoothly by Catherine and Jenna in the office. They even went well beyond the call of duty to help us arrange for transportation of some of our luggage between Beijing and Shanghai, so we could travel lighter on the domestic trains and planes. This was also our first experience using only private tours in a country and we left convinced that this was the best choice we could have possibly made to maximize the value of our experience and minimize the hassles. In Shanghai, we combined a mix of modern Shanghai with what is available from the past. Our guide Ruby was enthusiastic and flexible in adapting our itinerary at our request. We enjoyed the night time boat ride down the river to see all of the flashy building lights and had a brief stroll down the Bund before moving to some of the latest modern shopping and restaurant areas. Although some additional time had been allocated the next day to other modern parts of Shanghai, we felt there were other options of greater interest, so Ruby shifted that itinerary to include visits to old Chinatown and some other areas. Our visit to the water town was interesting and we had a chance to buy some different hand-made crafts and souvenirs, as well as sample local foods. Ruby was very helpful in pointing us to the right shops to find what we were looking for and also helped us pick up on the debate that the lunch waitresses were having as they tried to guess our ages, so we could help them out and make more of a game of it. On return to Shanghai, we had a chance to visit the Little White House and view the work of artisans who have space to work there. We also walked through a park and had the pleasure to see the many (generally) older citizens who go there daily to sing, dance and play instruments. . Having such an excellent guide and a comfortable vehicle to take us from place to place helped provide an amazing and full experience for us.
          Written April 17, 2019
        • HappyTrails1993
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous 2-day tour of Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Water Village!!
          My Husband and I just returned from Shanghai and Beijing where we booked Catherine Lu Tours in both cities. All we can say is WOW!! Our tour guide in Shanghai, Cathy, was one of the most charming, knowledgeable and fun tour guides we could have hoped for. After two days of seeing all the wonderful highlights with her, we found it hard to say good-bye. If we could give a rating higher than 5, we would absolutely do so. Our tour days in Beijing were equally remarkable!
          Written March 31, 2019
        • Anne C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Thank you to Catherine lu Tours
          Thank you Catherine Lu Tours for making our trip to China so wonderful. Your drivers were so helpful in our touring of Beijing and Shanghai and taking and picking us up from Airports,taking us to the railway station platform in Shanghai and transfers to and from our hotels. The English speaking guides were so knowledgeable and even took us to their favorite restaurants for lunch, making the tours all the more interesting and enlightening. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour company for touring mainland China. Thank you again.
          Written October 11, 2018
        • Ron V
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shanghai David
          Just back form a fabulous 1 day tour with David. I have travelled the world but the guide k vows his stuff. He s polite, professional, knowledgeable and complete
          Written September 27, 2018
        • joelbbq
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great visit with Ruby
          I had the great pleasure of doin the Shanghai tour with Ruby. We had originally done the Beijing tour through Catherine Lu and had a good time. Ruby had a busy schedule starting at the Longhua Temple, the to Old Town, French Concessions, the bund, and Pudong financial area. We had a wonderful dumpling lunch and Bobo tea. Ruby was quite knowledgeable of the area, and we learned a lot about Shanghai. So we had a blast in the tour and would do it again!
          Written August 18, 2018
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        Susana6135
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        Ruby was the best! She really showed us a flavor for the city, it's history and surroundings...Great English, fun and entertaining, we would definitely ask for her again!
        Written October 11, 2019
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        mikekc_54
        Glen Mills, PA4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Friends
        In October 2018 we were on a Viking cruise along the coast of China, starting at Beijing and ending at Hong Kong. We hired Catherine Lu tours for a two day tour of Shanghai since we had already arranged for a two day tour of Beijing with her company (reviewed in TripAdvisor for Beijing).

        We had two different tour guides for the first and second day, Kathy and Cecelia. The car and driver were the same.

        The first day we visited a Shanghai city park and a water village at Zhouzhang with Kathy. The city park (Fuxing Park) was fun since many retirees congregate there and dance, practice tai chi, etc. My wife danced with one of the retirees who may have been a retired dance instructor (he was that good). We then saw the French concession area, including a walk past the Communist Party of China birthplace in 1921. Next we visited the Little White House and spent maybe an hour wandering around its rooms and looking at some beautiful carvings made of various materials, including ivory, jade and wood. Then we drove to the water village and strolled around its narrow streets full of shops selling a variety of things, including food, artwork, handicrafts, etc. After a nice lunch overlooking a canal, we explored more of the village and shopped a bit. We had a very nice first day, and Kathy was an excellent guide, providing clear and interesting descriptions of the places we were visiting, helping select dishes for lunch, and answering our questions.

        The second day in Shanghai our guide was Cecelia. In the morning we visited the Longhua Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Shanghai, followed by a visit to Shanghai Tower, with beautiful views of the city and the waterfront (riverfront) area. In the afternoon we visited Yuyuan Garden and strolled around for an hour or two before returning to our ship for a 3 PM departure from Shanghai. Cecelia was very knowledgeable and explained the sites we were visiting very clearly. For a quick lunch Cecelia selected a very small restaurant/food stand that had excellent dumplings and also provided an experience of working people in Shanghai having lunch.

        All in all, I highly recommend Catherine Lu Tours, both in Shanghai and Beijing. The guides were uniformly excellent (all spoke English extremely well), the drivers were also very good, the itineraries are as varied as you wish and flexible, and the convenience and comfort of visiting sites in a private car/van is well worth the reasonable cost of the tours.
        Written December 1, 2018
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        Joybell22
        Victoria, Australia19 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        We had a 3 day private tour with Ruby.She was professional,enthusiastic,knowledgable and helpful. Ruby was more than a tour guide-she was good company,good fun and took us to some great local places for lunch.Thanks Ruby And Catherine Lu Tours for a great experience in China! Joy and Paul.
        Written October 29, 2018
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        HeatherGroom
        Highland, UT22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Family
        We booked this tour through Catherine and it was an amazing day. She is a great tour operator and we ended up booking a few other tours through her in different cities- all were wonderful. This is my 5th time to China- and my 1st time using Catherine and her team- I will definitely book with them again. Out of all my trips to China (I’ve brought groups here before) - her team of guides have been my very favorite guides- fun personalities, great English, and very knowledgeable. We booked a few different all day private tours through Catherine (Beijing, Suzhou & Shanghai) and they were all excellent. You can trust her for great service and communication. On our private day tour in Shanghai- we had Summer as our tour guide. She was excellent- great English and she knew all the secret spots to go for amazing photos and to see fun historical sites. Our group loves history (studied some Chinese history and culture in college). It can be hard to find guides that can go deep on different historical topics. Catherine and all of her guides exceeded my expectations in every area. I was impressed. I will be going back this Fall with some friends and I plan to book this exact tour again through Catherine and request Summer.
        Written April 11, 2024
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        Jon C
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Family
        Our trip plans suddnely changed (nothing to do with Catherine Lu tours), so we ended up with a day and a half for sightseeing in Shanghai. We booked this all day tour, but were able to expand it to another half day plus airport transfers without any trouble. Ruby and the team at Catherine Lu tours were friendly, flexible, and spoke excellent english. Our guide, Ruby, knew all kinds of great information about Shanghai. We were picked up promptly after each stop, and Ruby knew just the right amount of time for us to be at each place. She is also a bit of a foodie, which made the meals she took us to extra special. She also was happy to take some photos of our group and promptly email them after the tour.

        I highly recommend Catherine Lu tours, especially if you get Ruby in Shanghai (or Steven in Beijing). We had never done a guided tour like this before, but it was definitely well worth it.
        Written November 25, 2018
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        IslandGuyKaneohe
        Kaneohe3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        We spent a wonderful day on Oct. 30th with David as our tour guide. He and the courteous driver arrived at our cruise port at promptly at 7 am and we were off on an amazing day! First, we went to the beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town and walked through the town, market and temple. It was at our pace and we managed to avoid the large crowds. David was an interesting guide adding both historical and current information throughout the day. We then traveled back to Shanghai and toured the French Concession area (including the Little White House) and ate a delicious lunch. David was very mindful of the time to ensure that we would arrive back at our port in time for the departure. At the end of the day, we felt like David was a friend who had shown us around his hometown!

        We had been to Shanghai about ten years ago but that was on a bus tour---this experience is so much better! We went with this company because they had received great reviews from other travelers. We weren't disappointed with the level of service or ease of booking the transaction. We also used Catherine Lu Tours in Beijing and that was great too. If we are lucky to return to China, we hope to use them again (and maybe try other locations they serve as well).
        Written November 18, 2018
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        Gayle F
        Kelowna, Canada37 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Couples
        We spent two full days with Ruby touring Shanghai and wish it could have been longer! She is a great guide for many reasons! She has a great upbeat, enthusiastic personality and is full of information, history and great stories! Ruby was sure to customize each day to suit the interest of our group of 6 and recommended fabulous stops for shopping eating and going out. She treated us like VIP's and we HIGHLY recommend Ruby for a wonderful visit to this super city Shanghai!
        Written November 14, 2018
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