All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Take advantage of your layover at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) or Shanghai cruise terminal by visiting the city’s top attractions. See Shanghai highlights like the bund, Yuyuan garden, Shanghai Tower and French concession. Enjoy the ease of comfortable transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle with your professional tour guide and driver. Tasty local lunch, entrance fee to Yuyuan garden and Shanghai Tower are also inclusive.

Please note:
• This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights or cruise.
• The latest tour departure time is 3:00PM
• If you wish to be picked from your hotel, please advise your desired tour start time upon booking
• If you wish to be picked/dropped from/to your hotel, please choose One Way Transfer tour option


  • Shanghai style Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • 2-way or 1-way Airport/Cruise Port Transfer (please choose the option you need)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottle of water
  • Shanghai Tower Ticket
  • Yu Garden entrance ticket (or Jade buddha temple ticket)
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

Your professional tour guide will welcome you with your name card at the arrival hall of Pudong International airport at Terminal or Shanghai/Wusongkou cruise terminal port. After 1 hour driving from the airport/ cruise terminal, you will start your exciting layover tour in beautiful Shanghai city!

First of all, visit Yuyuan garden, a very ancient and well-preserved garden with the history of 400 years old where to see the stylish Chinese pavilion and authentic old architectures. Stroll around the ancient house with delicate pavilions, corridors, ponds, rockeries, walkways and lush green trees. If you like to do shopping and have a bite of street food, Yuyuan bazaar can be a good choice for you (Yuyuan garden close at every Monday, in this case, you will visit Jade buddha Temple instead).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

If Yuyuan garden is closed, choose to visit Jade buddha temple. Take a stroll at the beautiful old temple with multiple chambers and impressive buddha statues. See the local worshipers and learn the fascinating religion culture from your guide. (Jade buddha temple close at 4:30pm).

Duration: 1 hour

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

Continue your visit to Shanghai Tower (632 meters), the highest building of China. You will have a panoramic view of the whole city with a 360 degrees dimension from the observatory. Revitalize yourself with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant where you can have a bit of famous "Xiao Long Bao" (soup dumpling) and other delicious dishes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

Then move to the famous Bund area where you can see the amazing city landmarks along the Huangpu riverside, such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower and historic colonial architectures of the Bund. Take a stunning shot of city skyline on the bund.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

At last, visit former French concession; it's an area full of well-preserved French style architectures with lots of beautiful cafes and lush trees. Stroll through the alleyways and have a leisure time enjoying a cup of coffee or beer.

Based on your interests, you can choose other attractions besides the sample itinerary, such as Tianzifang (old alleyways with small shops), Shanghai Museum(ancient bronze ,furniture and paintings), Maglev train (fastest train in the world, can take back to airport), Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center(art museum introduce Chinese history from 1920th-1980th).
Your private layover tour ends with return transport to the airport (PVG or SHA), cruise terminal or drop-off at your Shanghai city hotel.

Duration: 40 minutes

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please advise if you have big luggage or more than 2 luggage.
  • Near public transportation
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Infant seats available
  • The tour starts 1 hour after flight landing. Please contact your local operator if you have to take a long time in custom, and your driver will be wait for you in the arrival hall.
  • This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights.
  • The latest picking up time is 3:00PM (15:00)
  • If your departure location is from your hotel, please advise your desired tour pick up time upon booking
  • Detailed flight or cruise ship information is required upon booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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 time of the experience.
Elisa C
January 2020

Splendido tour per una visita completa e varia della città. Ottima guida che è riuscita, nonostante la nostra stanchezza del viaggio, a farci passare una giornata alla scoperta del cibo tipico (pranzo vario e assaggio di ottimo ravioli compresi nel prezzo), alla visita dei luoghi più antichi e mo...

DeAnna B
September 2018

The tour was amazing and our tour guide Queena was the best ever. She made us feel very comfortable during the entire tour. Queena was full of energy and ensured we visited all the sites that we were interested in. Lunch was very tasteful and an authentic experience to taste the local food. Overa...

deena b
September 2018

To start Alana Wu was very helpful with directing us on how to get out of the airport and meet our driver! Mr Zheng was early and waiting for us! He was friendly and a wonderful driver! Queena is an amazing tour guide. She was super nice and pleasant. She was very knowledgeable and answered all o...

Kaylene Lynn M
August 2018

We only had a few hours to spend in Shanghai but Alana went above and beyond to accommodate our crazy schedule and show us the highlights of the city. We recommend booking this tour!

Niel P
July 2018

Our guide Alana was great, she was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the tour very enjoyable. The car was very spacious and air conditioned. The car picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. My family and I enjoyed our time during layover tour with Alana.

Timothy P
June 2018

Tour was very nice. Guide and driver. Great help at airport too. We got to see a lot of the city and different aspects of it. Our guide Alana was very sweet and made sure we were doing well, giving us water etc. She picked a great place for lunch. We made a very wise choice picking this tour. You...

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