4 or 6 Hours Private Customized Shanghai Historical Tour (or Layover)

The Bund is the most famous sightseeing site in Shanghai, known as “Gallery of World Architecture”. Do you know why…

The Bund was also the important financial district known as “Eastern Wall Street”, “Paradise of Adventurer”. Why…

Most people stop, take pictures & walk away, unknowingly missing the soulful stories of Shanghai.

Our expert guide, walking slowly, explaining all the interesting stories behind the grand buildings on Bund.

Our tours are 100% flexible. At the end of the Bund tour, feel free to discuss options with your experienced guide, or any of the local foods you want to taste… of course, time permitted.

Options: Old Town, River cruise, Shanghai Towers, Confucian Temple, Jade Buddha Temple, the French Concession, or any other places.

We also offer options for markets featuring special items you may wish to purchase as souvenir. Just ask your experienced guide to meet your satisfaction.

4-Hr tour for guests in central Shanghai;
6-Hr tour for guests at outskirt SH.

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4 to 6 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Exclusive Private tour
    • Driver with air-conditioned vihicle for 6-hr outskirt guests according to option
    What's excluded :
    • Tips - encouraged.
    • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River Cruise
    • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Bund, The Bund, Shanghai

    After 1843 Opium War, Shanghai, a peaceful fishing village, was forced to open as a trade port to world. Thus, a new chapter of Shanghai history started from Bund. The 52 magnificent buildings along Bund tell the story of the historical rise and fall of this city.

    Your excellent guide will explain all of the fantastic stories hidden behind of the buildings.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nan Jing Dong Lu, Wai Tan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200002

    Old time “Cathay Hotel or Sassoon House”, was built by a Jewish tycoon, Sir Victor Sassoon.

    Your guide will show you around the building, featuring the gallery and the hidden museum. You can discover the tycoon’s stories with precious photos and objects.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Custom House, Shanghai, 137 Jiu Jiang Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China

    Customs House. Tremendously English influenced… examples…. the giant clock on top of the building is a copy of Big Ben, of UK Lodon fame.

    Robert·Hart, an Englishman, became the top officer in the Chinese Customs House. Your guide will tell you the story of this famous Englishman and what he did to help build & influence Shanghai.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Pudong Development Bank (Fazhan Yinhang), 12 The Bund, Shanghai China

    Formerly HSBC Bank. This was the HSBC headquarters in Far East in early 20th century. The mosaic ceiling is breathtakingly beautiful. Your guide will tell you a time-honored secret behind the ceiling. (Admitted during working days.)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Shanghai Association, No.2 Zhongshan East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200002 China

    Shanghai Club. Build in 1910 as an exclusive British club whose members included the most influential men in the city. Today it is Waldorf hotel. Your guide will direct your attention to the 100 years old “Long Bar”, known as longest bar in the world, still in business today, starting every afternoon at 4pm.

    The 100 years ago Long Bar, known as longest bar in world, still on business starting every afternoon 4pm.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Huangpu River Cruise, 153 or 291Zhongshan Dong Er Lu (Zhongshan East2nd Rd), 黄浦区 China

    Optional. It’s an highlight of Shanghai. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking beautiful view of the two river banks.

    We suggest you asking your guide checking the tide situation for you, since the tide can alter the boat timetable from time to time.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Old Town (Nanshi), Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

    Optional. There’s the Yu Garden, City God Temple in a traditional market. You will find yourself in an ancient China with a number of traditional buildings around you. Here you can enjoy shopping of all kind Chinese souvenirs such as tea, silk, chopsticks, pearls, jade, brushes, inks, paintings and many others.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Optional. If sky is clear, it’s great to have a bird eye view form top of Shanghai at night. There are several high towers for your choice: Shanghai Tower, Financial Tower, Pearl Tower or Jinmao Tower.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Shanghai, Shanghai

    Food Testing Break. Optional. Tell your guide what type of food you are interested in trying. Street foods or local restaurant, your guide will have a long list of culinary choices for your satisfaction. (Food Testing is at guests’ own expense.)

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Shanghai, Shanghai

    After a flexible city tour, any sightseeing spot guests wish to end in Shanghai city.

    Guests for airport layover, Baoyang Rd cruise port or Disneyland hotels etc, which is outskirt Shanghai, we offer pick up/drop off option.

  • Departure Point :
    Fairmont Peace Hotel, 20 Nan Jing Dong Lu, Wai Tan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200002
    Traveler pickup is offered
    1st Option: 4-Hr Tour. Guests in central Shanghai.Meet guests at Fairmont Peace Hotel (He Ping Fan Dian) 和平饭店 at appointed time.2nd Option: 6-Hr Tour. Guests at outskirt of Shanghai. Pick up/ drop off guests for airport layover, Baoyang Rd cruise port or Disneyland hotels etc, which is outskirt of Shanghai, according to guests' option.Airports
    • Pu Dong Airport, Shanghai China
    • Hongqiao Airport, 2550 Hong Qiao Lu, Changning, Shanghai China
    • Baoyang Rd International Cruise terminal, Baoshan District
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4-Hr Central Shanghai Guests 1/18/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
    6-Hr Shanghai Layover Guests 1/17/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Shanghai, China
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Instant Confirmation
    • Excellent English speaking tour guide
    • Comfortable walking shoes.
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Shanghai Lily Tours

Activity ID: V-62260P6

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