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4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

Shanghai, China
4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Rather than struggling to plan your own itinerary, make the most of Shanghai on a private half-day tour. Available morning, afternoon, and night, it’s the perfect introduction for first-time China visitors. Just pick two or three attractions, perhaps the Bund, a Huangpu River cruise, a temple, a skyscraper, or a market, and design your dream day out. Entrance fees are at your own expense: upgrade to include a private car.
  • Get to the heart of Shanghai with personalized insights from a private guide
  • Customize your tour to suit your unique interests
  • Choose between morning, afternoon, and evening tours to suit your schedule
  • Your guide will accompany you from your hotel: upgrade for a private car
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Private professional guide
Private transfer (only if Tour with Private Car Tour Option is selected)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
All Entrance fees
Transportation (if Tour Only Option is selected)
Personal expense
Food and drinks
Airport pickup and drop-off service

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Traveler pickup is offered

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • For the Pudong airport layover travelers, please meet up either at Maglev Train Longyang Rd Station ( You can easily take Maglev train from Pudong airport to Longyang Rd Station in 7 minutes ), Or Pudong airport with extra pick-up charges applied.
  • If hotel is located at outskirt of Shanghai, please meet up either at Fairmont Peace Hotel ( the concierge area ) or your hotel with extra pick-up charges applied.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Shanghai Melody Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Excellent guide for a quick tour around Shanghai
, Nov 2019
With limited time for a tour, we booked a four hour private tour with a private car. We were met promptly in our hotel lobby by Fei Fei, our guide for the morning. We had listed a few specific ideas for places to visit but as is often the case, it was the places that we did not choose but were taken to by Fei Fei that were the most enlightening. We stumbled on a produce market from the Hunnan region and tasted apples, oranges, wickedly strong rice wine and Hunnan chilli sauce. Fantastic. Fei Fei also told us what it was like to live in Shanghai - not just the sort of information that can be gained from a guide book. Highly recommended.
, Nov 2019
This was a very good choice. My guide, Penny, was very friendly and knowledgable, and able to adapt the half day to me interests. Highly recommended.
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Shanghai Half Day Tour
, Sep 2019
This was a very good tour of some of the historical sites in the city. My tour guide, Penny, is very knowledgeable and speaks perfect English. She was able to adapt my tour around the times I had available. I would highly recommend.
Can't believe what we saw in 4 hours
, Jul 2019
Kathy our tour guide knew all the things to see and we did a lot in a very short time. Her knowledge was excellent along with her English. Pointing out key features in the Gardens that we would have missed if we just walked through added additional knowledge as we toured. The temples with her knowledge added a lot of insight.
Personalized & flexible
, Jun 2019
We had a great time with Kathy who was so patient, finding us lunch as we had just arrived long haul & then adapting to our ever changing needs! The Jade temple was the highlight for me. Ask for Kathy!!
Intimate Shanghai
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed our walking tour of the city. Lily our guide talked to us about where we could go and we went specifically to places of interest to us. We had the option to walk or take the metro and Lily pointed out many things of interest to us as we went along. Shanghai is full of history and very cosmopolitan at the same time. We had a much deeper understanding of the people and the place by just talking to Lily, she had much to share from history to architecture to technology and what drives Shanghai today. I highly recommend it.
Customized tour was just what I hoped it would be
, Jun 2019
I was very pleased with the tour. I chose to see the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden and the French Concession. We got a late start, and this was a lot to see, but these attractions seemed a great way to get acquainted with the history of Shanghai. My guide was Christina. She kept us on track with the time (I had a plane to catch at the end of the tour), while providing in depth information and insights about each site we visited. Christina is knowledgeable and personable. She was Able to answer questions, and provided cultural insights and tips. I would highly recommend both this tour, and my guide Christina.
Spectacular private half day tour of French concession
, Sep 2018
Penny from Shanghai Melody through Viator is a 5 star guide! She is so very knowledgeable, friendly, creative and flexible. Met us and took us on a private custom combined walking, taxi tour of many sights in the French concession and was an expert historian and very fun. So good in fact that I booked an additional half day to see sights she recommended; and old 1700s private home/library not open to the public, Confucius temple, and Peace Hotel to name a few.
You cant go wrong with private...
, Jun 2018
You cant go wrong with private, customized tour with Kelly! She contacted me directly to ask about my preferences so I really felt she wanted to ensure my tour was exactly what I wanted. We started at the Bund, with Kelly sharing the history of this historical area. We toured the Fairmont Peace Hotel where Kelly showed me the obvious Art Deco touches and how some things were hidden during the Cultural Revolution. Next, we walked through the Yu Garden with its 500 year history. Last, we walked through some streets of Old Shanghai with a special treat of visiting the owner of one the oldest homes in Shanghai. It was a hot day and Kelly made sure I had water and restroom stops as needed. Kellys pace and knowledge of the sights we visited was impressive. I highly recommend.
Kelly was an excellent, very...
, May 2018
Kelly was an excellent, very accommodating and personable tour guide. She took lots of lovely photos for me. She is very knowledgeable about the culture, food and must-see places to visit. This is my first time to travel in Shanghai and Kelly made sure I had the best time given I was only there for a few days. This tour is new on Viator and what makes it really good is that it is highly customised to your needs. You get to choose what you want to do and where you want to go. Kelly really gave good recommendations. I also booked Kelly for a dinner tour the following 2 nights since I wanted to try some of the best restaurants in Xintiandi and the Bund. You can easily arrange this with Kelly for a reasonable price. It was a very pleasant experience to visit Shanghai. I highly recommend this tour! Kelly is one of the best tour guides I have had and she will definitely make your visit really worthwhile.

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