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Shanghai Your Way: Morning or Afternoon Sightseeing

Instant confirmation Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: Morning Tour: 08:00am
    Afternoon Tour: 01:00pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai

Key Highlights

  • See the best of Shanghai on this tour
  • Walk along the famous Bund, the financial nerve centre of Shanghai
  • Marvel at the exquisitely beautiful Yu Garden and the pristine white Jade Buddha


This tour is one of the most comprehensive tours in Shanghai and showcases its most famous monuments, gardens and landmarks.

Jade Buddha Temple is the most famous Buddhist temple while the Shanghai Museum, situated in the heart of Ren MinSquare (People's Square), portrays a cross-century image. It houses a collection of over 120,000 pieces and is especially famous for its collection of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.

The Bund (Anglo-Indian for ‘embankment’) is Shanghai’s famous waterfront, and offers fabulous views of Shanghai's signature cityscape. It showcases pre-1949 architecture. Today the world’s greatest banks and trading empires have established a base here.

The 400-year old Yu Garden is reputed to be the most beautiful garden south of the Yangtze River. Also known as the Garden of Peace and Comfort, this beautifully reconstructed classical Chinese garden in the Old City was originally built during the Ming Dynasty.

End this memorable day with a visit to a silk factory and unwind at Shanghai’s hottest entertainment district, Xin Tian Di.


Half-Day Morning tour:

The highlights of your tour include:

Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple is an active one and was built between 1911 and 1918 by the Song Dynasty. Inside, the centrepiece is a 2 metre-high white jade Buddha, which was installed here after a monk brought it from Burma to Zhejiang Province in 1882. The seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, is said to weigh one ton. A smaller, reclining Buddha lies on a redwood bed. In the large hall, are three gold-plated Buddhas.

Fresh Water Pearl Gallery: Your next stop is the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery. Here, you will see the process of pearl cultivation. One lucky participant will be presented with a single pearl from a mussel.

Ren Min Square: People's Square (Ren Min Guang Chang) is a vast public square surrounded by government buildings. Truly an urban park, it features manicured greenery and, at its heart, the architecturally impressive Shanghai Museum. Other features include a 320-square-meter water fountain, subway station and an underground shopping mall.

Shanghai Museum: One of the most scenic spots in Shanghai, the building is designed in keeping with Feng Shui principles. Its collections encompasses over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics in twelve categories, including bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, jades, numismatics, furniture, seals, sculptures, minority art and foreign art. Shanghai Museum is especially famous for its collection of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. It is recommended that you to rent an audio phone (US$5) to make the 1.5 hours’ visit even more memorable.

Half-Day Afternoon tour:

The highlights of your tour include:

Yu Garden: The enchanting Yu Garden or the Garden of Peace and Comfort is in the Old City. It is a reconstructed classical Chinese garden that was originally built during the Ming Dynasty. There are over 40 buildings, ancient trees, ponds, bridges and sculptures. Built beside the Temple of the City God and covering only fives acres, its 30 pavilions are linked by corridors, artificial hills, bridges over lotus pools, groves of bamboo and walls occupied by stone dragons. Nearby is the Shanghai Old Street. The garden covers a significant amount of space and includes many halls, springs and other buildings of interest.

The Bund: The Bund on Shanghai’s waterfront is a showcase of pre-1949 architecture. The 4-kilometer long Bund starts from the Baidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road. Walking along the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the Jin Mao Tower. The two most famous buildings on the Bund are the Peace Hotel and the domed edifice that was once the headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Corporation (HSBC), one of the largest banks in the world today. The Bund was once known as the financial capital of Asia.

Silk factory:The silk factory in Shanghai is not only an interesting place to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century, but also a desirable site to purchase it at a low price.

French Concession District: Drive along the former French Concession District, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture.

Xin Tian Di: At your next stop, you’ll finally be able to stretch your legs in Shanghai’s hottest new entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. The brick buildings on these two-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. You will have time on your own here, or you can go back to your hotel with the group.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Shanghai.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Professional driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation tax, tolls, parking fees
  • Entrance fee


  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Tips

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have

Customer Reviews

  • Mrs Lynne Friery
    Fantastic Way to see Shanghai

    This was an excellent tour to see the Bund if you have never been to Shanghai before. You get a chance to walk around the waterfront area and get photo opportunities and learn...

    United Kingdom 03/28/2014
  • Mr Alexander Tavan
    Very Good Tour

    The afternoon Shanghai sightseeing tour visited most of the important areas of the city, including The Bund, French Concession area as well as a guided tour through the beautiful...

    Australia 06/04/2013

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