The 4 days private tour of Shanghai concentrates on the can't-miss attractions around the Shanghai to present the intoxicating combination of western and eastern cultures, and the history and future. Take public bus including maglev train, metro, city bus, even online car-hailing to explore city highlights, and enjoy brisk walking through Shanghai’s old town comprised of shikumen house, old streets, colonial buildings… Nearby the bustling metropolis, the tranquil water town Zhujiajiao is definitely a stunning contrast.

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Located on the Yangtze River delta in the southeast China, Shanghai is the economic and financial center of China. As one of the first cities open to the West and its culture is a kind of mixture of both east and west. This will help you to emerge in China's culture step by step.

Upon your arrival, you will be met by your guide at the exit of the arrival hall, holding a welcome sign with our logo and your name on it. You will take the maglev train from airport to Longyang station. The train is the first maglev train used in business in the world with the function of transporting, displaying, tourism and sightseeing. The whole line was 30km long with the max speed of 430km/h (267 mph).

Meet you private car at Longyang station and transfer to your hotel. Your car will drive through the Pudong New district, China’s financial and commercial hub. Pudong is home to the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and a skyline that includes the symbolic Oriental Pearl Tower, the Jin Mao Building, the Shanghai World Financial Center and the under-construction Shanghai Tower, reflective of Shanghai and China’s rapid economic development.

Modern Shanghai tour

To know the city better is to do like local people. Today, you will take a guided city tour by walking and public transports like metro, traditional taxi and online car-hailing. Tour starts from Yu Garden, a typical garden featured with traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. The old quarters near the garden will show you the most original life style of Shanghai local people. Enjoy a dim sum lunch in local restaurant before transferring to Xintiandi and former French Concession. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. It is the location of the site of the first congress of the Communist Party of China. Also nearby are the Shikumen Open House Museum and the site of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea when Korea was a Japanese colony.

Continue to People's Park (Renmin Park) located at Renmin Square. The Marriage Interview Corner is the highlight of the park.It's a place for single men and ladies (in most cases their parents come for them) to looking for future wives or husbands by writing a note with personal information.

Walk through Nanjing Road from Renmin Square, you will get to the Bund. Shanghai's famous waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Take taxi back to hotel after the visit.

Meal: B, L

Old Shanghai Discovery

This morning, you will take a guided tour to water town called Zhujiajiao. Known as the "pearl stream" , the town is best known for its bridges built during Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can take the gondola style boat on its water lanes to enjoy the bridges and old buildings on each side. Transfer back to downtown in the afternoon and visit Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest building in China and the 2nd tallest building in the whole world. Taking the world's fastest elevator to the 546m high floor, the world's highest observation deck, you can have a bird view of the city.


  • Take an evning food tour to taste authentic Shanghai dishes and snacks, such as noodles, dumplings, dim sum, beer, etc.
  •  A relaxing bike trip through high-rises and the old town of Shanghai to encounter real life.

Meal: B, L

Trip to Zhujiajiao

At the appropriate time, you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to airport or train station for next destination. Your 4 days Shanghai discovery tour ends.

Meal: B

Extend the Tour

Huangshan: it appeals to world travelers with Yellow Mountain and the picturesque Hongcun and Xidi villages. Add 2-3 days to Huangshan for hiking Yellow Mountain and unique culture experience.

Beijing: the dynasty capital of China, possessing numerous historical sites and ancient marvels. Extend your Shanghai tour to Beijing for another 3-4 days for world heritages: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven

Hangzhou: a cultural city with beautiful landscape and ultimate modern convenience. Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai to discover West Lake, Wuzhen Water Town, Longjing Tea Farmunmanned supermarket.

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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