Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

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From $163.20

20 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Shanghai, Shanghai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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If you are flying into shanghai and only have limited time to see the city, this private airport layover tour will be the best way to maximize your time and avail the opporunity to learn the local culture, history ,life and sites .You will be greeted by your private driver at the airport and meet your professional guide at the first tour place to commence the tour. The tour covers the top Shanghai city highlights such as Yu Garden, Old Town, The Bund, Nanjing Road, French concession at Xintiandi, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha temple, Sky scrapers in Lujiazui Financial area. It's a fully customized itinerary based on your interests. 

What's Included

Experienced driver with air-conditioned comfortable car

Great Local guide

Maglev ticket if the maglev train experienced booked

One way or two-way airport pick up and drop off( Please choose the related option)

What's Not Included

Entrance fee if applies

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • If you are not able to go through customs for any reasons, please take your own responsibility. There is no refund for the same day cancellation
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • In case your flight arrives early before 5.00 a.m, your local driver will pick up you at 7a.m at the airport arrival hall with the pick up sign.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please provide detailed flight details upon booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The Bund (Wai Tan)
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your local professional driver at the airport with a welcome sign, enjoy a comfortable ride to the city. After meeting the guide, spend few mins to discuss and tailor-made your tour. Following is the recommended itinerary, if you have any requests please feel free to tell your guide and will make adjust for you. First, take a walk along the historic Bund area to enjoy the splendid view of old and new Shanghai along the Huangpu River while learning about its colonial history. If a nice clear day, you could choose to go up to one of the observation decks at
Shanghai Tower or Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Tower to enjoy a fantastic bird-eye of mega Shanghai.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Old Town (Nanshi)
Next, head to the famous Shanghai Old town and Yu Garden bazaar area, where a large number of street vendors and markets sell just about everything: tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs, toys, Christmas decorations, everyday items, and random weirdness. Pass by the 200-year-old Hu Xin Ting Tea House while walking on the lucky nice zigzag bridge and pay a visit to 5-century old classic Yu Garden, take in the charming view of old and traditional Qing-Dynasty architecture, pavilions, fish and turtle ponds

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Former French Concession
Then follow your guide, you will walk through the beautiful French concession, a hip neighborhood that boasts an idiosyncratic push-pull between new and old, between development and preservation for an absolutely unique urban experience.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
As the private customized tour, if you have been to the above-mentioned sites. Feel free to discuss with your guide the other interests you have. The tour can also cover Jade Buddha Temple, People square/Marriage market, Shanghai Museum, Huangpu River cruise etc. During the tour you will have the chance to taste some of the local authentic food.

After the wonderful tour, If you book the maglev train option, you will be dropped off at the Maglev Station, your guide will buy you the train ticket and you will experience the amazing Train ride with 300-400km/hour speed on the way to the airport ( non-stop); If you book 1-way transfer option, your local driver will drop you off at the downtown Shanghai area at your request; if you book the 2-way transfer option, your local driver will drop you off at the airport terminal.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Awesome people
963jocelynh, 23-03-2020
I have had the lucky experience to see Shanghai with Lily and she was amazing. So helpful and we still keep in touch. Solo is the way to go!!!
Full day layover in Shanghai
Oksana Y, 23-01-2020
The arrangements of the tour was super convenient, picking up us up from the airport and dropping us off after the tour. The tour guide was excellent. She took us to the places that we want to see. She also showed us other interesting off the beaten path streets and food vendors. She kept my 8 year old son stayed fully engaged throughout a day.
We enjoyed it fully and highly recommend this awesome company!
Incredible Tour of Shanghai
elliem1969, 19-01-2020
Our layover tour of Shanghai was incredible, my daughter and I were picked up from the airport and driven an hour to the city to meet Lily who would be our tour guide for the day. Lily is young, educated, has perfect English and a delightful personality. We had two requests, one was to visit the Jewish Museum and the other to have Peking Duck for lunch, we left the rest of the plans to her. Lily had our driver take us to a beautiful garden and explained all of the symbolism and history to us, from there we went for a tea ceremony which is awesome and from there we headed to the Jewish Museum where Lily was very knowledgeable and was able to show us the museum and explain the history of it to us. She took us to an incredible restaurant for lunch where we had the most amazing Peking Duck! After lunch she brought us to another older section of Shanghai where we walked around with Lily explaining everything to us. It was a perfect day and you would be thrilled to have the experience that we did-I hope you do!
Great stopover tour in Shanghai!
MeanyMom, 09-01-2020
We had a long layover in Shanghai and decided to try and do a tour while we were there. After reading all of the great reviews on TripAdvisor and Viator we ended up booking with Sunny. On the day of the tour we were so disappointed to find out that the Chinese officials would not give out transit Visas for the day and were going to make everyone stay in the airport for their layover. Thankfully I was in constant communication with Sunny vis WhatsApp as we stood in line at immigration. With her help we were able to secure our 24 hour tourist visa and exit the airport. All of the other people trying to leave were harshly turned away. We're lucky we did leave because we were able to meet Feifei and have an amazing day touring around Shanghai. We spent the day learning all about the history of the city, ate a lot of good food, tasted wonderful teas, heard personal accounts of life in China, and saw all of the main sights. Feifei spoke perfect English and was able to answer all of our questions about Shanghai and life in China in general. Our driver was curious, safe, and drove a new clean vehicle. We had no problem leaving our carry-on luggage in the car with him as we saw the sights. The mag lev train ride back to the airport was definitely the way to go! An hour long drive was accomplished in less than 10 minutes by train. If you have a layover in Shanghai you need to book with Sunny! It was a flawless experience all around (despite Chinese immigration--but Sunny helped with that!).
Best Private Tour
ariellewit, 05-01-2020
I’ve traveled the world and have had many private guides but this was by far the best! It was so organized and our guide FeiFei was incredible. She was so knowledgeable and was able to squeeze everything we wanted to see into 6 short hours. This is the only company to use when in Shanghai!

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