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Big Bus Tours Shanghai

Shanghai, China
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About Big Bus Tours Shanghai
Now see Shanghai’s essence conveniently boarding an open-top, double-decker bus. It’s the most desirable and economic way to discover yourselves with the spirits of Shanghai. Our open-top, double-decker buses give you the best possible views of the Shanghai’s dramatic skyline. From the historic waterfront at The Bund to the peace and tranquility of the oldest temples, and from the modern skyscrapers of Pudong, to the tree-lined streets of the former French Concession – The Bus Tour allows you to discover it all. Hop on board Bus Tour’s sightseeing tour to enjoy the best that the city has to offer. Customers can hop on the bus tour valid for 24 hours any time provided the ticket is within the 24 hours time frame after redemption.
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Shanghai Bus Tour Hop-on Hop-off Premium Ticket including City Top Attraction Admissions

With long gaps between metro stops and a bus system that can be confusing to non-Chinese speakers, it takes time to travel between Shanghai’s attractions on your own. Take the pain out of transportation with a hop-on hop-off bus tour that also includes access to selected attractions: choose between five different packages, all perfect for first-time visitors. Jump off at the stops that interest you most and explore at your own pace.
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2 days
from $29.50

Shanghai Yacht Experience on Huangpu River with Refreshments

A Huangpu River cruise is a must when in Shanghai. Experience the city’s towering skyline at its finest without the big-boat crush on this elegant yacht ride, complete with refreshments at the Yacht Club Café and shuttle transfers from the Oriental Pearl Tower. See more of the city under your own steam by upgrading to include a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off city bus ticket.
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1 hour
from $79.00
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Darren M wrote a review Jun 2020
Perth, Australia154 contributions14 helpful votes
This was a great way for us to become a little familiar in Shanghai as it was our first day here. We got on at Nanjing Pedestrian Mall and did the red circuit. Our first exit from the bus was at Yu Garden, for a quick look around, and back on the bus again. We got off a couple more times, which filled a few hours. The only downside was that some of the instructions to passengers weren't always clear. At one stage the bus stopped and everyone got off and moved to a different bus. After a 30 minute wait, we realized that this must be a terminal point. travelling with a toddler and pram was easy, and storage at the door was available. We enjoyed our time on the Big Bus Tour in Shanghai that we spent two days doing the same thing in Hong Kong a few weeks later
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Coryna W wrote a review Feb 2020
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- The tickets were easy to buy at the stop in Pushing, Shanghai. If you want to buy them but aren't at the correct stop, you can get on the bus, and go to an assigned ticket booth stop. - We purchased the two day tickets to access all the lines, the Shanghai Tower (bear in mind to have your passport with you if you are a foreigner and you want to visit the tower), and the river boat cruise (we planned to take the last boat to catch the sunset! It was magical and the best scenery of Shanghai;) ) - Lovely itinerary set out to visit the maximum attractions. We actually kept the map for the next few days to find out where we wanted to go next. - The audio is very informative. Perhaps, the only issue was that you couldn't lower the sound level and it was quite loud. They provide earphones, but bring your own if you want a better quality (although you might risk forgetting them behind!) - In all, a perfect introduction to the wonders of Shanghai. Absolutely worth the money! Careful: there is another your called the Shanghai City Bus. The bus stop look the same (red) but they are different tour lines! The difference between the two is that the Shanghai City bus makes a trip to the North East neighbourhood (attached image). The Big City Bus Tour covers the South-West area and more of the downtown routes.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Catherine F wrote a review Feb 2020
Ripon, United Kingdom29 contributions17 helpful votes
We are on a cruise which should have departed from Shanghai. Unfortunately due to the corona virus it was cancelled. THIS IS THE ONLY COMPANY NOT TO GIVE A REFUND. SHAME ON YOU
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az72az wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom97 contributions49 helpful votes
We decided to do this bus tour because we thought that it would be a convenient way to travel around and see the sights of Shanghai. They have 3 different lines and the frequency of the bus in 2 of the lines were quite bad. We waited for about half an hour for a bus to arrive. And then the driver didnt stop at the stop that we wanted and we had to walk back one stop. The subway system in Shanghai is actually very very good and it is also very easy and cheap to use Didi (the Uber of China). Therefore my advise is to save your money and use the subway or Didi instead
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Christopher W wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions2 helpful votes
Firstly, Nobody manning the stations spoke any English. Secondly,the maps were also only in mandarin. Thirdly,the audio commentaries did not work, there was only music. And I checked this with many seats. Nothing worked. Fourthly, the bus kept going around in circles. And it wasnt until we asked another tourist why this was happening we discovered that we had to get off at a specific station and hop onto another coloured bus line in order to get to another part of the city. ( that's why it is vital that languages must be other than mandarin!. Otherwise, you wouldn't need to appeal to tourist) We hated it.!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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