No matter which tour option you chose, your private full-day tour of Shanghai starts with your guide meeting you and your group at your city hotel. Because this is a private tour, you can choose your departure time, but a 9:30am departure time is recommended to beat the rush-hour traffic and to fit the most spots into your 8-hour timeslot.
If you chose public transport, your group will travel by metro or taxi for the day at your own expense, and if you’ve chosen to travel by private vehicle, your expenses are included. Please note public transport is only an option if your group has four or less people in it.
Your tour starts at People’s Park, which is home to a large pond, the Shanghai Art Museum, and the Shanghai Marriage Market. After some strolling and people watching at the park, move on to the Flower and Bird Market where you might get the chance to see a 100-year-old turtle or fighting crickets.
Your guide then takes you over to Jade Buddha Temple to see the famous Buddha. Make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before going to Old Town to catch sight of Confucius Temple.
The last portion of your day is spent at Nanjing Road and the Bund (or Riverside Promenade) waterfront area. Explore shops and take in awesome views of the city. If there’s time you can request another stop; otherwise your guide takes you back to your hotel. If your tour starts at 9:30am, then you can count on it ending at about 5:30pm.