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1-Day Shanghai Layover Tour

Time-Smart Shanghai Exploration

One Day Shanghai Layover Tour

This one day trip is specially designed for people who are tight on time, such as for business and layover trips.

Flexible on the start and finish times, and with a tailor-made itinerary, this hassle-free tour offers an opportunity to glance at Shanghai's highlights.


  • Time smart - collection/drop-off from the airport, hotel, cruise port, or train station, depending on your schedule
  • All inclusive - five of Shanghai's must-see attractions, such as the Bund and Yu Garden
  • Eat like a local - taste xiaolongbao (steamed soup buns) in a century-old restaurant

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Suggested Itinerary

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests and schedule.

Meet Your Guide

According to your schedule, your private guide will be waiting for you at the airport, train station, cruise port, or in your hotel's lobby.

A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready for you to explore Shanghai.

Shanghai Highlights

First, take the fastest elevator in the world, stand on the highest building in Shanghai, and have a bird's-eye view of the entire city of Shanghai at the Shanghai Tower.

Visit Yu Garden, the most domineering private classical Chinese garden, with five resident dragons. The dragon was the symbol of the emperor, and only emperors could use dragons as decoration.

Try some xiaolongbao (steamed buns) for lunch in a local restaurant that has a history of over 100 years.

Explore the French Concession and learn about the colonial past of Shanghai, appreciating the elegant residences.

Walk along the Bund and experience the prosperous Nanjing Road. It's a good place to do some shopping before leaving Shanghai.

Yu Garden Yu Garden
The Bund The Bund
Wave Goodbye

At the end of the trip, we will escort you to your hotel, the airport, the cruise port, or the train station. Please specify your requirements.

Trip Notes

1. Customizing the Tour - According to Your Needs

This tour is very flexible. You can alter the itinerary and extend or shorten it to suit your schedule.

For example, you can start the tour from the airport at 7am and finish at the train station by 2pm.

2. A Layover Trip

This day trip is recommended for tourists with a layover of over 12 hours.

If your stop is less than 12 hours, we suggest shortening the tour - please let us know your schedule.

Price Information

FromUSD199 p/p Based on a downtown hotel collection and drop-off, and it may vary according to your starting or finishing point if it's different from your hotel.

Service Includes

  • 1-1 consultancy from an experienced travel expert
  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

Start planning your tailor-made tour now. Your 1:1 travel consultant will reply within 1 working day.

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