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Big Bus Tours Shanghai

456 reviews
Shanghai, China
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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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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$29.50 per adult
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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$79.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a half day riding the bus around to see the sights of Shanghai. I purchased tickets in advance, at a discount, from Viator. I had no problem exchanging our vouchers for tickets. There are three different routes, so you have to look at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank UOtterTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally when we hit a new city we use the red bus tours to get our orientation. If anything the bus tour we used City Sightseeing was confusing, at time going off route and with scary drivers. The audio was often out of sync with...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Walter J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pestered by hours of the same annoying music on headphones, and immense congestion I wish I would never have taken part in this torture. Not worth the money. Go walk or take the subway. You have been warned, the headphones provided will hurt your soul...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Jasper511
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Waste of money unless you are old or have no time to see anything. Actually is 3 bus routes so if you want to get to Pudong you need to get off and catch another Bus. Much more fun to walk

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BN151
Reviewed April 2, 2019

I have tried so many hop-on hop-off city bus, this one is the cheapest ever! Tickets from 40 yuan-80 yuan (US$6-$12) per person. You don't need to buy the ticket in advance. You can buy it from the bus driver at any stop. Just be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

I heard mixed review about this so wasn’t sure if I wanted to use it or not. However, I have a mixed feeling now. Good: 1) you can pretty much see all the main attractions and it will save you money than if you were...More

15  Thank arbaj
Reviewed March 22, 2019

The Bus tour is expensive, come always late, not worth it! The City Sightseeing are much, much better! I bought the ticket from hotel with Bus Tour, cost 100Yu but was a mistake! CitySightseeing cost 40Yu have 4 line and the rhythm of the buses...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank Lucretiu Nicula... c
Reviewed March 3, 2019

I bought these tickets for my parents and we went this morning to the buss but they didn't accept the ticket. They said they are not valid!!!!! We need to buy from them. What a rubbish! They try to sell us tickets for $10 and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
10  Thank mowe19
HollyShanghai_com, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Tours Shanghai, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Dear customer,I'm sorry about what happened to you. Please confirm that you purchased the ticket through our official channels, and recognize our “Bus Tour” logo, not “city sightseeing”. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service: service@hollyshanghai.com

Reviewed February 19, 2019

We followed the review of one of the previous travellers and had no issues with collecting our tickets for the bus and the cruise. The People's Park was only a 7 min walk from our Hotel and the staff member spoke reasonable English. I thought...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Graeme S
Reviewed February 8, 2019

I'll try to be brief, just know that this particular company is rubbish: 1. As mentioned in other posts, the headsets in some buses just don't work, a'int paying 200 if I can just take the public transportation. 2. The drivers press a button to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank shanghai2020
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Marianne H
January 27, 2018|
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Response from TonyC216 | Reviewed this property |
We got our tickets at one of the stops near our hotel. Well worth experience especially if you are looking for a overview of the city. I suggest doing bus tour the first or second day of your visit, so you can select the... More
December 16, 2017|
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Response from anastasiosp2017 | Reviewed this property |
Good morning, check travelchinaguide and select cityguides, shanghai , transportation and sightseeing-bus web address . You will find all information you need Best regards Tasos
Raquel E
May 9, 2017|
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Response from carmina d | Reviewed this property |
Late reply but you can check there site... Pick the stop nearest your hotel.. they have their staff at most of the stops to assist you..