All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

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With complete customization and direct pick and drop from the airport, this is one of the most popular Shanghai layover tours currently available. Take a trip to the best spots in the city including the Bund area, the French Concession area, Yu Garden, and Shanghai Tower.

From incredible architecture to hundreds of years of history, to the opportunity to see the growth of this magnificent city you get everything that you can imagine. There are many other options to go for as well in case you want a different experience. The commonly available alternatives include Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Museum, Tianzifang area, commute on the incredibly fast Maglev Train, or Shanghai Museum. The tour is extremely well managed and you make a swift tour of the city while feeling completely relaxed.

Please note:
• This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights or cruise.
• The latest tour departure time is 3:00 PM
• If you wish to be picked from your hotel, please advise your desired tour start time upon booking
• If you wish to be picked/dropped from/to your hotel, please choose One Way Transfer tour option


  • All-inclusive tour
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Airport transfer

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Enjoy your experience carefully curated and managed by experts


Duration: 8 hours

Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
Shanghai airport (PVG/SHA), Cruise terminal (Wusongkou/ Dongdaming) or your hotel in Shanghai

Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China

Baoyang Road Shipside, 18 Baoyang Branch Rd, Baoshan Qu, China
Baoyang Road Wharf, China, Shanghai Shi, Baoshan Qu, Baoyang Rd, 宝杨路

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

Your professional tour guide will welcome you with your name card at the arrival hall of Pudong International airport at Terminal or Shanghai/Wusongkou cruise terminal port. After 1 hour driving from the airport/ cruise terminal, you will start your exciting layover tour in beautiful Shanghai city!

First of all, visit Yuyuan garden, a very ancient and well-preserved garden with a history of 400 years old where to see the stylish Chinese pavilion and authentic old architectures. Stroll around the ancient house with delicate pavilions, corridors, ponds, rockeries, walkways, and lush green trees. If you like to do the shopping and have a bite of street food, Yuyuan bazaar can be a good choice for you (Yuyuan garden close at every Monday, in this case, you will visit Jade Buddha Temple instead).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

If Yuyuan garden is closed, choose to visit Jade Buddha temple. Take a stroll at the beautiful old temple with multiple chambers and impressive Buddha statues. See the local worshipers and learn the fascinating religion culture from your guide. (Jade buddha temple close at 4:30pm).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shanghai Tower, No479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

Continue your visit to Shanghai Tower (632 meters), the highest building of China. You will have a panoramic view of the whole city with a 360 degrees dimension from the observatory. Revitalize yourself with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant where you can have a bit of famous “Xiao Long Bao” (soup dumpling) and other delicious dishes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

Then move to the famous Bund area where you can see the amazing city landmarks along the Huangpu riverside, such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, and historic colonial architectures of the Bund. Take a stunning shot of the city skyline on the bund.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

At last, visit former French concession; it’s an area full of well-preserved French-style architectures with lots of beautiful cafes and lush trees. Stroll through the alleyways and have leisure time enjoying a cup of coffee or beer.

Based on your interests, you can choose other attractions besides the sample itinerary, such as Tianzifang (old alleyways with small shops), Shanghai Museum(ancient bronze, furniture, and paintings), Maglev train (fastest train in the world, can take back to the airport), Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center(art museum introduce Chinese history from 1920th-1980th).
Your private layover tour ends with return transport to the airport (PVG or SHA), cruise terminal, or drop-off at your Shanghai city hotel.

Duration: 40 minutes


From USD 210.00

  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise if you have big luggage or more than 2 luggage.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • The tour starts 1 hour after flight landing. Please contact your local operator if you have to take a long time in custom, and your driver will be wait for you in the arrival hall.
  • This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights.
  • The latest picking up time is 3:00PM (15:00)
  • If your departure location is from your hotel, please advise your desired tour pick up time upon booking
  • Detailed flight or cruise ship information is required upon booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


From USD 210.00
All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover TourFrom USD 210.00