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Private Historic Shanghai Guided Tour
Activities in Shanghai

Private Historic Shanghai Guided Tour

  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Shanghai as you explore the most traditional areas of the city accompanied by a professional English-speaking guide. Discover the oldest streets, temples, gardens and colonial buildings.

Itinerary

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby at 9am and head to Shanghai’s historic center in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

The first stop of the tour is the Yu Garden (sometimes also known as Yuyuan Garden), a beautiful park founded by a civil servant between 1559 and 1577 for his father. Next, visit the market and its surrounding streets, full of culturally interesting edifices.

Once you’ve explored the market, travel to Jade Buddha Temple, the city’s most famous temple. It was built in 1882 to house two sculptures from Burma.

Continue the tour in Tianzifang, an artsy district full of boutiques and restaurants. Then, follow your guide to the Shanghai French Concession, a twentieth century neighborhood. This European-style area is a great place to have a bite to eat or a cup of coffee at your own leisure.

After lunch, drive to The Bund, one of Shanghai’s most singular and emblematic areas home to the oldest colonial buildings. The Bund also offers the best views of Pudong and its futuristic skyscrapers.

At the end of the day, head to the Shanghai Museum, one of China’s most-visited museums. It accommodates beautiful sculptures and objects made of bronze, jade and porcelain, among other interesting items. 

Your guide will drop you off at your hotel or in any other area you want at 6pm. 

Tour without vehicle  

If you want to live a more local experience, you can also book this tour without vehicle and get around the city by foot and on the subway (the tour includes a 24-hour travel card). This option is not available between the months of July and September, by reason of the high temperatures. We recommend booking a tour without vehicle to groups of more than 5 people.   

Price

This is a private tour organized for you, your partner, a group of friends or your family.

Tour in Public Transport
Up to 3 people Up to 7 people Up to 12 people Up to 20 people
US$ 150
US$ 185
US$ 225
US$ 285
Tour in Private Vehicle
Up to 3 people Up to 7 people Up to 12 people Up to 20 people
US$ 240
US$ 295
US$ 375
US$ 485

Tour in Public Transport

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 150
  • Up to 7 people

    US$ 185
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 225
  • Up to 20 people

    US$ 285

Tour in Private Vehicle

  • Up to 3 people

    US$ 240
  • Up to 7 people

    US$ 295
  • Up to 12 people

    US$ 375
  • Up to 20 people

    US$ 485

More Information

Duration

8 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide during the day trip.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel.

Private vehicle with professional chauffeur (optional).

Not included

Meals.

Tickets to the various monuments.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Shanghai local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Per group from
US$ 150
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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