Private Tour of Shanghai with History Museum and Lunch
This tour provides a great opportunity to explore must-see attractions of Shanghai, transmitting as a local. With an expert guide, you will learn about Shanghai 6000 years civilization, admire the city’s skyscrapers and experience the original Shanghai atmosphere. The itinerary includes People’s Square, Shanghai History Museum, Mu'en Church, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Old Street, Shanghai World Financial Center, Tianzifang and the Bund.
1. Walk around People's Square and admire a variety of significant edifices
2. Enjoy the panoramic views of Shanghai from World Financial Center with transparent glass-walled walkways
3. See the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles and skyscrapers along the Bund
4. Enjoy a traditional Chinese dim sum - Xiaolongbao lunch
5. Experience Shanghai like a local by public transportation(Bus/Metro/Taxi)
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Lunch - Chinese Dim sum - Xiaolongbao
- Bottled water
- Public transportation
- Knowledgeable tour guide
- Entrance fee of the indicated attractions
- All Fees and Taxes
- Entry/Admission - Shanghai History Museum
- Entry/Admission - Mu'en Church
- Entry/Admission - Shanghai World Financial Center
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang), People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to People’s Square by public transportation and start the highlight tour.
Shanghai People's Square is located at the very center of Shanghai and is the demarcation point of East Nanjing Road and West Nanjing Road. It is a flourishing place for people to look around.
Before 1949, the area of Shanghai People’s Square and the People’s Park was used as a famous horse racetrack which was built in 1861, honored as the ‘No.1 Racetrack in Far East’. Visitors still can find the ruins for the former main building standing at the northeast part of the People’s Square.
We will see many scenic spots around people's square, such as the new Municipal Government Mansion, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai History Museum and Mu'en Church.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Shanghai History Museum, No.325 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai China
Shanghai History Museum is located in People's Square area, it is large Museum of Shanghai local history. Dedicated to the history of Shanghai, the museum houses more than a thousand relics and chronicles 6000 years of history from the region. If you have ever wondered what Old Shanghai was like, you can find the answer at Shanghai History Museum. Divided into two sections – Ancient Shanghai and Modern Shanghai, the museum traces the political, social, economic and cultural evolution of the city from 4000BC to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Shanghai Grand Theater, No.300 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
We will admire the facade of Shanghai Grand Theater.
Shanghai Grand Theater is uniquely designed and beautifully shaped. It combines western and Chinese architectural styles perfectly. The white arched vault sets off glass curtain walls like a crystal palace.
Stop At: Mu'en Church, No.316 Xizang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Mu'en Church is located on Xizang Zhong Lu, in the middle of department stores right across from People's Square. It was formerly named the Moore Church to memorize the great American donator Moore. The church was a new gothic church designed by a European architect - Laszlo Hudec. It features a brick-and-wood structure. It has a big lobby, and the central part is the main body of the church. The rectangle pillars in the hall, the balusters in the balcony and the bema are covered with artificial stones. The concrete ribbed vault can be seen inside the church.
Then, we will walk around Nanjing Road, explore surrounding communities and the thinnest building.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
Nanjing Road is considered to be the 'No. 1 commercial street in China', which has been a landmark for this city for a long time. Along its 5.5 kilometers, you will find over 600 shops that on average are visited by some 1.7 million people each day. Here, you can purchase everything wanted, spanning from special and cheap souvenirs to the luxurious world famous brands. You can also visit the surrounding neighborhoods and the thinnest building.
The thinnest in Ningbo Road is known as Paper Building(纸片楼).
The building was once reported by British Daily Mail, stated as perhaps the world's flattest and thinnest building. Standing diagonally in the front of the the building, it just looks like a piece of paper. The old house had four floors, not all that thin; it takes the shape of triangular polygon. This novel and strange building still has a large number of residents.
Then, we will transfer to Yuyuan Old Street and enjoy a traditional Chinese dim sum - Xiaolongbao for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Yuyuan Old Street, Houjia Road, Fangbang Middle Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China
Shanghai Old Street, historically called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here. Visiting the old alleys of Shanghai is a great way to discover the traditional culture of this city and experience the real life of the Shanghainese.
We can walk to the Zigzag Nine Bend Bridge. Chinese people believe that the number nine symbolizes auspiciousness. Walking across the Bridge is said to bring people good luck. The Bridge leads to Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse, which is the oldest teahouse in Shanghai.
Then, we will transfer to Pudong to see Shanghai's financial district and visit Shanghai World Financial Center.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China
As a new and bustling district, Pudong offers visitors some of the most modern attractions, businesses, skyscrapers and shopping malls, all featuring the latest in entertainment, technology and fashion.
We will walk along Lujiazui Ring Bridge which is good place to photograph skyscrapers.
Stop At: Shanghai World Financial Center, Building 1, No.100 Century Ave, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China
Standing in the center of Lujiazui in Pudong and neighboring Shanghai Tower and Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) is the second tallest skyscraper in the city up to now. From the exterior, the structure looks like a bottle opener and that's exactly its nickname.
For tourists, it's more of a hot attraction featuring the sightseeing observatories.
Three observation decks offer different experiences at the 94th, 97th, and 100th floors. The 100th floor is the highest observatory in the world, with transparent glass-walled walkways.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), Bingjiang Dadao, Shanghai China
Then, your guide will show you around Shanghai Binjiang Avenue built in 1997 and located at the east bank of Huangpu River and it's praised as the new Bund of Pudong. It integrates sightseeing, leisure and relaxation, focusing on the urban ecological environment and functions. Walking on the broad Binjiang Avenue,overlooking the panorama of the Bund, listening to the melodious whistle on the Huangpu River, is a rare quiet and comfortable life in the heart of the metropolis.
Then, we will transfer to Tianzifang and visit local wet market.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Tianzifang, Tianzifang, Shanghai
Tianzifang, which used to be industrial area, is now a fashion landmark with many lanes. You can walk through the old alleys to see what the folk houses looked like in early 20th century Shanghai with dormer windows, red tiles, green moss on the walls, and so on. Moreover, losts of restaurants and fashion boutiques can be found here, making it a nice place to enjoy delicious food and shopping.
Duration: 50 minutes
Pass By: Taikang Road, Shanghai China
We will visit Taikang Wet Market where the locals shop for their groceries. You’ll notice that the markets in Shanghai have a lot of ingredients which aren’t used outside of China, and your guide will help you explain what everything is.
Then, we will wander in the Bund and admire the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles and skyscrapers along the Bund.
Stop At: The Bund, The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund is a famous waterfront on the west bank of Huangpu River and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai. Here, the charm of Shanghai as a bustling metropolis combining the century-old history and flourishing future is fully presented, making the Bund Shanghai a must-see attraction. We will see the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles at the Bund. Such as Peace Hotel(Heping Fandian), Shanghai Customs House and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. We also can appreciate skyscrapers across the Huangpu River.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: The Bund City Sculptures, Jinling Dong Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200001 China
We will see the Bund City Sculptures, Monument to the People's Heroes, Huangpu Park and Waibaidu Bridge.
Afterwards, we will transfer back to your hotel by public transportation. Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Departure Point :Shanghai, China
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels centrally located in Shanghai.
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- 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.