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Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :Summer Autumn Winter

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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

The bustling city of Shanghai has a perfect mixture of the Old and New China. This is one of the best tours for anyone who likes to see Shanghai's best in only a few days. No visa needed.


  • Designed specially for layover travelers
  • Also good for new expats starting new life in Shanghai
  • City's key sites including the Bund and Yuyuan Garden
  • A glance and boat trip at the peaceful Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • Visa-free stay

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Shanghai
  • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), French concession region, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
  • Hotels: The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

Today our private Shanghai tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Starting the day off at The Bund and go straight up to Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum. The museum has an interesting collection of wax work demonstrating the history of Shanghai. Have lunch in a famous local restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit the classic garden: Yuyuan Garden. Later, talk a free walk at Former French Concession. Finish the day with a stop by a silk store.

- Smart Tips:

  • Any thought for tonight? Get a ticket of the spectacular ERA Time Acrobatic Show and have your mind blown away!
  • Sunday night, where to go? Why not attend the service at Shanghai Community Church? A holy hymn will ease your mind. Find more info on our tag.
  • Day 2 Shanghai
    • Activities: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Zhujiajiao Boat Ride
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: The Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World 5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    This morning, your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Here you will visit Tongtianhe (an ancient pharmacy), the historic Post Office, Yuanjin Temple and Kezhi Garden. A boat trip along the river will be pleasant.

    After lunch, you will be back in Shanghai. Have some free time exploring the city.

    - Smart Tips:

  • If you are into quirky stuff, Dongtai Road Antique Market is without a doubt the best place for you to kill off some free time.
  • Strolling around People Square, you can go shopping in the lining up malls or watch a movie, or just simply hang. For a sweet tooth, Hershey's Chocolate World shouldn't be missed out.
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town

    Day 3 Shanghai Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    3 days sure pass fly fast, which hopefully is a lovely memory for you. Today your Shanghai tour guide will take you back home or to the airport. Thanks for taking this China tour with us. Hope to see you soon!

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Class Superior Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    from US $299 p/p

    Price details

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.