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  • Shanghai: Oriental Pearl Tower Skip-the-Line Ticket

    1. Shanghai: Oriental Pearl Tower Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Check out this famous Shanghai landmark in the Pudong district. Explore a multifunctional site offering sightseeing, catering, shopping, and amusement. Marvel at panoramic views of the city of Shanghai from 263 meters (863 feet). Enjoy hassle-free entry to the Oriental Pearl Tower with your skip-the-line ticket. At 468 meters (1,535 feet) high, the Oriental Pearl is the 4th tallest tower in Asia and the 6th tallest tower in the world. The tower features 11 big and small spheres with a central elevator and giant columns fixed underground. Once inside, first access the 263-meter Sightseeing Floor to admire the views of Shanghai and the perfect landscape of the Bund. Then, feel your feet flying 259 meters (850 feet) off the ground from the glass-bottomed corridor in the Transparent Observatory. After soaking up the best panoramic views, enjoy other activities inside the tower, such as th...

  • Shanghai: Private Tour of the Shanghai Museum

    2. Shanghai: Private Tour of the Shanghai Museum

    Explore one of the best museums in Shanghai on a 3-hour guided tour of the Shanghai Museum. Learn about the ancient stories of Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans while taking in the stunning atmosphere.  Meet your guide and enter the museum before exploring the long history of China with thousands of masterpieces of ancient Chinese artworks. Some were even made 3000 years ago.  Witness the creativeness of the ancient Chinese and find all different shapes of wine cups here, whether shaped like a dog or a human being.  See the ceramics, calligraphy, bronze objects, and many other elements together with your guide. Whether you are an archaeology and history fan, or not, you can have a lot of fun on this tour.

  • Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum

    3. Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum

    Begin with a visit to the Yuyuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming Dynasty, before exploring the old streets of Shanghai dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Immerse yourself in the Shanghai Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, where a collection of more than 120,000 precious and rare works dazzles visitors, making it the most remarkable cultural institution in the city. Before lunch, visit the famous Silk Museum. After sampling local cuisine at lunchtime, enter the hallowed Jade Buddha Temple and marvel at priceless jade statues from Burma. Next up, enjoy a tour of the famous Bund, also known as the International Architecture Exhibition. Pause at one of the world's best pearl stores on route to Xin Tian Di, a stylish nightlife district with many boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on Mondays, so you will visit Confucius Temple instead. You will still v...

    Jesse was an excellent guide with great English. We got to see a lot throughout the day in Shanghai. She also had a great knowledge at all the stops we had and answered all our questions. She has been the best guide we have had so far in China and we have been on a number of tours. I would give Jesse the highest recommendation.

  • The Bund: The Starry Gallery of Shanghai Museum Ticket

    4. The Bund: The Starry Gallery of Shanghai Museum Ticket

    Enter The Starry Gallery of Shanghai and discover the incredible immersive art exhibition within. Immerse yourself entirely in the dynamic, digital worlds of the artworks. In this unique exhibition, your own presence impacts the artwork to finally become a part of it. Explore the exhibition space with its several areas at your own pace. Experience a variety of digital and visual installations with different lights, sounds, and materials to mesmerize every guest. With an accessible location in the Bund, it'll leave you an unforgettable memory of your Shanghai trip.

  • From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Fast Train

    5. From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Fast Train

    Early In the morning, please go to Shanghai Railway Station by your own to catch bullet train G7006 departing at 9.00 am to Suzhou (25-minute journey), arrival at 9:25 am. The train ticket will be transferred to your accommodation before the trip. Suzhou was the capital of Wu culture 800 years ago and is one of China's leading historic cities. Developing around the Grand Canal that forged much of China's traditional north-south commerce Suzhou is built around a series of canals inspiring Chinese to consider it the "Venice of the East". Now a modern thriving city Suzhou maintains a traditional core surrounded by a moat and world famous as a UNESCO world heritage site for its traditional Chinese gardens. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide in Suzhou and transferred to visit one of China's most exquisite gardens, The Humble Administrator's Garden, a Cultural Heritage site in...

  • Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Tour from Shanghai

    6. Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Tour from Shanghai

    After meeting your guide in your hotel lobby, you will start your exciting tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. First you'll go to Suzhou, one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin. It is world-renowned for its beautiful gardens, and often referred to as the Venice of the East. Upon arrival in Suzhou, your first stop is the Lingering Garden, covering an area of about 30 acres, with several gardens, whitewashed walls, buildings, lovely halls and corridors, rockeries, ponds, flower. Its impressive layout fully embodies the ancient skill of gardeners and their outstanding wisdom, and the southern landscape architecture artistic style and characteristics. After that, you will have a traditional Chinese-style lunch. After lunch, it's time to visit the water village of Zhouzhuang, located 30 kilometers southeast of Suzhou. It is well-known for its preserved ancient residential houses, and the e...

  • From Shanghai: Private Full-Day Suzhou Gardens

    7. From Shanghai: Private Full-Day Suzhou Gardens

    At 08:00, your English-speaking guide will await you in your Shanghai hotel lobby while holding a sign with your name on it. Hop in the vehicle and embark on the 2-hour drive to Suzhou. Once you arrive, you will begin your tour with a visit to the incredible Humble Administrator's Garden. It is renowned as the largest classical garden in Suzhou and is typically referred to as on of the most impressive one in southern China. Head to the Liu Lingering Garden, yet another famously beautiful garden. Afterwards, take a much needed break for lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Once you are satiated, go for a short visit at the Suzhou Silk Museum, where your guide will tell you the history of the traditional Chinese silks, including the techniques which are used to produce such a fine material. After your tour of the Silk Museum, begin your transport back to Shanghai for a 17:00 arrival. You...

  • Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour

    8. Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour

    Depart from your downtown Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and begin the scenic journey to Suzhou, an ancient town famed for the beauty of its verdant gardens. Listen as your guide offers informative narration on the town hailed as the Venice of the east, and then disembark your coach to explore the Master of Nets Garden. Marvel at the town’s exquisite example of Ming Dynasty landscaping, and admire the harmonious style of Chinese garden construction. Continue to the town’s ancient city wall, reputed to date back to 600 BC, and stroll parallel to the picturesque Grand Canal. Conclude your tour of Suzhou with a visit to its 14th century silk factory, then revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.  Afterwards, return to your vehicle to travel to Zhouzhuang, a quaint town thronged with winding waterways and charming structures. Admire the sim...

  • Full Day Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum & Heritage Bike Tour

    9. Full Day Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum & Heritage Bike Tour

    Enhance your visit to Shanghai with a tour that illustrates the invaluable influence Jews had on shaping Shanghai's culture and economy. Jews played an important role in the city's development from the 1850s to the 1950s, and this excursion immerses you in this period of history. Delve into the Jewish heritage of Shanghai as you explore the city via bicycle with an expert guide. Explore in the open air and get active while scoping out sites such as Huoshan Park, the Jewish Refugees Museum, the Jewish Ghetto, and the former Jewish Club. After meeting up at the office located at Japanese Concession, pedal out into the city with your guide leading the way. Uncover the story of Judaism in Shanghai as you stop at a series of landmarks that offer insights into Jewish life and culture. Stop at the small but quaint Huoshan Park, home to the sole memorial plaque to Shanghai's Jewish community. T...

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What people are saying about Shanghai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Mr. Wang and Ms. Jessie are the team of top professionals. Great tour!

Both guide and a chauffeur were very mindful about what each group member wants, were very customer oriented while on duty, which is a pleasure to see. On top of that, they were both interesting interlocutors and were genuinely invested into every conversation with us. If every team of guides had been like that at any destination I was travelling to, I would have been the happiest tourist. The route was planned and adjusted (when needed) extremely well. Mr. Wang was driving safely and comfortably. Jessie was answering all our questions professionally and coherently in cheerful manner, and could elaborate on everything that we were encountering during our tour around Shanghai. If I didn’t praise some aspect of the tour, it’s not because it wasn’t on par with everything aforementioned, it is because I am running out of characters capacity here. I believe I have outlined the key factors that every tourist wants to find on their journey abroad in a guided tour. Firmly recommend this tour.

Jesse was an excellent guide with great English. We got to see a lot throughout the day in Shanghai. She also had a great knowledge at all the stops we had and answered all our questions. She has been the best guide we have had so far in China and we have been on a number of tours. I would give Jesse the highest recommendation.

The best way to see all the highlights in one day

Transport in a high class mini van, exceptional and helpful tour guide with great English speaking skills. We saw more things than mentioned in the tour page and enjoyed the great views. The guide knew where to go and when in order to avoid crowds. The lunch was good, but not great.

The origins of the Net Master's Garden, City walk, and Zhou Zhuangxi are explained in detail and lively and interesting to the features of the building or attraction! And service first! Awesome guide! Give him 100 points!

Last water village with boat trip is very beautiful, just like a living painting. Everything very punctual and guide spoke English very well.