The most comprehensive tour of Shanghai City, the Big Bus Shanghai: Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour covers its most famous monuments, gardens and landmarks. The buses ply from two routes ensuring that you don’t miss a thing.
The carefully designed tour takes you to all the famous landmarks; from the Jade Buddha temple to the Oriental Pearl Television Tower and from People’s Square to the Bund - Shanghai’s world famous waterfront. Open-top buses run regularly and you are able to hop-on and hop-off at a variety of interesting places.
Your 48 hour Big Bus ticket provides access to all the three Big Bus Tour routes - City Tour, Pudong Tour and Temple Tour. Together they enable you to experience the cultural heritage and stunning architecture that makes Shanghai such a fascinating city.
On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 8 languages - Mandarin, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean.
This Big Bus Shanghai: Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour allows you to plan your sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightseeing, and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.
Your Big Bus Shanghai ticket is valid for 48 hours, from when you first board the bus. The double decker bus will offer a panoramic view of the city and cover the major attractions of the city. With three routes to choose from, each location has been carefully selected so that you are within easy reach of one of Shanghai's key attractions. The three routes are:
City Tour (Red Route): Discover Shanghai’s distinctive blend of traditional and contemporary buildings. This tour provides an opportunity to see the beautifully restored traditional houses of Xin Tin Di; now a thriving restaurant district and gems such as the Yu Garden; a haven of peace and tranquillity. It reveals the city’s green spaces in People’s Square and provides the opportunity to hop-off for shopping on Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street.
Pudong Tour (Blue Tour): Discover the impressive skyscrapers in the heart of new Shanghai. The tour charts Pudong’s rapid development and takes you to Shanghai’s most famous building, the iconic Oriental Pearl Television Tower. You will travel through the centre of the Shanghai financial district, passing Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Centre; the city’s tallest building. You will be thrilled by the striking panorama visible from the Nanpu Bridge.
Temple Tour (Green Route): The tour takes in the Jing’an and Jade Buddha Temples, two of Shanghai’s traditional Buddhist places of worship. Included in your Big Bus Tour is free entry to Jade Buddha Temple, so hop-off to take a closer look. It will take you to Shanghai museum; housed in an impressive modern building.
Your ticket also includes:
Huangpu River Cruise: Hop-off at stop number 15 on the Pudong Tour, and jump aboard the river boat for a graceful cruise down the Huangpu River. A boat trip on the busy Huangpu River offers a different way to experience the city and showcases the impressive Shanghai skyline. Enjoy the mix of traditional and modern buildings that line the Shanghai waterfront. Your cruise will take you on a 90 minute circular trip before returning to the quayside where you can continue your tour. Refreshments can be purchased on board.
Entry to Jin Mao Tower: The iconic skyscraper is visible from across the city. Its architecture is particularly impressive, combining ancient Chinese principles with modern building techniques to magnificent effect. Your Big Bus Tour includes entry to its 88th floor observation deck which gives visitors stunning panoramic views across the city.
Some of the major attractions are:
Xin Tian Di: A pedestrian street which reflects the flavour of both old and the new, Xin Tian Di holds the historical and cultural legacies of Shanghai city. It is a traffic free area of restored Shikumen, or “Stone Gate” Houses, which are traditional buildings blending Chinese and Western architecture and were common place in Shanghai during the late 1800’s. Today, it houses a plethora of restaurants, cafes and bars and is one of the best loved dining areas.
Yu Garden: Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and the garden was built by a government officer of the Ming dynasty for his parents. The garden consists of rockeries, ponds pavilions, towers and a lotus pool and has undergone drastic changes in its 400 years of existence.
The Bund: Also called Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, it is one of the most visited places in Shanghai. The Bund is famous for its magnificent 19th and 20th century architecture, especially the 26 buildings located at the west side of the Bund, which are built in different styles like Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. It has been an important trading place for ages and has been the former headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the former Customs House, and the old Shanghai Club, once home to the longest bar in the world.
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street: It is one of the busiest shopping streets in the world and has been a centre of commerce for over 100 years. It houses the top brands and is a fashionista’s paradise.
Jade Buddha Temple: One of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, the temple was founded in 1882 when two Buddha statues made of jade were imported from Burma. The peaceful atmosphere in the temple with other relics of cultural importance is worth a visit.
Oriental Pearl Television Tower: One of Shanghai’s most distinctive buildings, it provides brilliant view of the city and consists of observation decks, a restaurant and a hotel.
Shanghai Museum: Built in December 1952, the museum has a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art, including bronze, ceramic, calligraphy, furniture, jades, ancient coins, paintings and sculptures. The Museum has eleven galleries and three special temporary exhibition halls.
The other main attractions to be covered in the course of the tour are People’s Square, Shanghai World Financial Centre, Nan Pu Bridge, Jing'an Temple and Jinmao Tower.
While on the bus, you will discover Shanghai’s rich history through the informative personal commentary available in 8 languages - Mandarin, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean.
we enjoyed 48 hours of hopping on and off all over shanghai. Staff were all very helpful, even those with limited English. We were staying at radisson blue hotel so the stop...jennifer mccormack
excellent service and very informative...Warren M Edgecumbe
Your ticket is valid for 48 hours
City Tour (Red Route): Buses depart from People’s Square from 9am until 5pm; every 30 minutes.
Pudong Tour (Blue Route): Buses depart from the Bund from 9.45am until 5.15pm.every 30 minutes.
Temple Tour (Green Route): Buses depart from People’s Square from 9am until 5pm; every 30 minutes.
You may board the bus at any of the designated stops
You may get off at any of the designated stops as per your convenience
Dress in loose, comfortable clothes. Wear a hat, sunglasses and carry sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes.
Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for the date purchased.
Your ticket is valid for 48 hours from first use.
Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 48 hours from that time
Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher
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