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Private Shanghai Religious Tour: Jade Buddha Temple & St Ignatius Cathedral

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    4-5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Your hotel lobby in Shanghai (hotel located at city area)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai (hotel located at city area)

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy the fascinating contrast between modern-day Shanghai and the Old City
  • Marvel at the 2 metre-high white jade Buddha statue in the Jade Buddha Temple
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and the accompany of a friendly English speaking guide!


Shanghai is China’s second largest city, the largest port of the country, and its only real metropolis. The lively atmosphere, impressive architecture, cultural events and great shopping opportunities make Shanghai an ideal destination for visitors with all kinds of interests.

The famous Jade Buddha Temple is one of the few remaining Buddhist temples in Shanghai and now houses a 2 metre-high white jade Buddha statue.

The Old City of Shanghai is one of China’s premier sights, still retaining its well-preserved old look.


You will be picked up from your hotel in Shanghai and taken in an air-conditioned car or mini coach (depending on the number of passengers) for a sightseeing tour of Shanghai. An English-speaking tour guide will accompany you on this tour.

The highlights of your tour include:

Jade Buddha Temple: Located in the western part of the city, it is the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. In 1882, a monk named Huigen left two of five jade Buddha statues brought from Burma in Shanghai and built a temple there to keep them, each carved out of a single piece of white jade. Still inhabited by monks, the temple consists of three main halls and two courtyards.

Old City: The Old City is located to the west of the Bund and Huangpu River and south of Nanjing Road. It offers a stark contrast to the bustling city of Shanghai. Narrow streets and alleys, traditional Chinese stores, restaurants selling delicious dumplings can be seen here. Prior to 1911, Shanghai, Old Town, was a walled city made up mainly of fishermen, but the walls of the city were torn down to allow freerer movement and easier trade. The centre then, as now, was the Yu Garden and the Huxingting Tea House. Both are not to be missed.

Stop for lunch in one of the many restaurants that dot this town and savour authentic Chinese fare.

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 car or mini coach (depending on the number of passengers)
  • Local English-speaking tour guide
  • Lunch in a local restaurant with 1 soft drink
  • Entrance fees


  • Any other surcharge
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

The child who is 1.2 meters high and above will be charged same as the adult.

Maximum of no more than 4 children in one group will enjoy the discount rate, when accompanied by minimum 2 adults.

Programs and price are subjected to change due to any restrictions announced by government.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

Customer Reviews

  • Mrs Susan L Mortimer
    What a great way to see Shanghai

    Our guide was full of information and so very pleasant. She asked our likes and dislikes and was happy to vary our itinerary to accommodate my physical limitations. We were...

    Australia 08/16/2012
  • Thi Tuyen Bui
    Tour organizer was very disorganized did not even know about my tour. Luckily I called but they said they could not find paperwork for my tour. They had to search for hours before they could find it. If I did not tung there would be no tour because the girl who suppose to look after me no longer works for the firm

    Good tour guide and great food forlunch...

    Australia 01/09/2015

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