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Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

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Shanghai, China

From $152.00

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icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Don’t spend your Shanghai stopover inside the airport; maximize your time in China and opt for a private and customizable sightseeing tour instead. This personalized layover tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off The Bund (Waitan), French Concession, and Yuyuan Garden in limited time. Airport or hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.
  • Private and customizable Shanghai layover tour
  • Escape the airport and spend a stopover sightseeing
  • Tick off The Bund, French Concession, and Yuyuan Garden in limited time
  • Airport or hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide
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Professional guide
Two-way or One-way Airport Transfer (please choose the option you need)
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Bottle of water
Hotel pickup and drop-off (If Needed)
Food and drinks
Entance fees
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise if you have big luggage or more than 2 luggage.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • 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 wait for you in the arrival hall.
  • This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights.
  • Detailed flight information is required upon booking
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 Amazing Shanghai Trip

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour.

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Very nice day!
Tom C
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide, Linda, and her driver arrived promptly at our hotel. We toured Shanghai, seeing all of the popular tourist sites including the spectacular high rise buildings in Pudong. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her and in Shanghai, even though it was a short visit. At the end of the tour, we were delivered to our cruise ship as scheduled. We highly recommend this tour and tour company. Everything went as planned with no problems at all! Linda was a gracious host!
Shanghai layover tour
, Nov 2019
This was a fantastic use of time. Our guide, Alana, was great. I appreciated the early contact giving us information regarding immigration, where to meet, etc. We didn't have a lot of time but we felt we used the time well and got a good feel for the city for sure. We would certainly recommend this to other travelers with just a day layover.
Highly recommended experience
, Jul 2019
I had a wonderful day. The company provided prior information which made the logistics including entering China very smooth. The driver was quite accommodating. The tour guide, Daisy, was fantastic. She was knowledgeable and professional, yet personable. She answered all of my questions and provided extra information. The day was very fun. Of note, I had seen some of the usual sites previously so she adjusted the agenda to accommodate my own interests. The tempo was great and I did not feel any time was wasted. I would definitely recommend this tour!
, Jul 2019
The tour was perfect and we got to see all the places we wanted to see in a short period of time. Snow also picked a fantastic place for lunch and was EXTREMELY helpful in helping us order. She was also patient with us as we saw all the sights in Shanghai and was extremely knowledgeable about all of them. Snow also customized the tour for us to ensure we got to see what we wanted to on the tour. I would highly recommend.
Shanghai Stopover
, Jan 2019
Our family of 5 adults (parents, adult children and grandfather) had a 12 hour stopover in Shanghai on our way home from London to Brisbane and didn’t want to stay at the airport. This tour is great. We were met on arrival by the driver, driven to town to pick up our guide. Wilson showed us the city highlights and was very informative. After the tour, we were driven back to the airport with time to spare before our next flight. Tour duration was approximately 7 hours inc travel time to and from the airport. Communication prior to the tour was excellent. I absolutely recommend this tour to anyone with a lengthy stopover in Shanghai.
Layover tour
, Dec 2018
Caroline was an amazing tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and took us to great spots. We were back at the airport in perfect time for our connecting flight.
Great tour and managed to do everything...
Fatemeh G
, Sep 2018
Great tour and managed to do everything quickly so I could see everything before leaving even though my layover was on the shorter side. Favorite part was Alana coming to meet us with breakfast and her great picture taking skills. Driver was great and on time. It would have been nice if could build in a snack break in French quarter or something.
We had a fantastic layover tour with...
, Sep 2018
We had a fantastic layover tour with Queena! We had a 10 Hour layover and wanted to make the most of it. Alana sent detailed instructions on how to navigate and get the 24 hour transit visit, which made it very easy and not stressful. We were promptly picked up at the airport and driven directly downtown. We visited many areas of Shanghai. Queena was super knowledgeable about the history of Shanghai and shared wonderful stories about Chinese culture. She treated us to the best dumplings we’ve ever had, which was definitely a highlight. I highly recommend this tour!
Jane and her partner were very nice...
Josué C
, Sep 2018
Jane and her partner were very nice, the tour was amazing, my friends and me enjoyed everything, We highly recommend this tour.
My wife and I participated in the...
Clemens F
, Sep 2018
My wife and I participated in the "Flexible Shanghai Overlay Tour", which I had booked via Viator.I can recommend this tour to anyone who wants to combine aiport pickup with a sightseeing of all highlights in Shanghai. Our tour guide yesterday was Alana Wu.She was the best tour guide we ever had out of many guides in China.She is very competent and communicates clearly the main topics of the sightseeing highlights without losing herself in too much details as many other tour guides do. In addition she is very friendly and helps you with everything, even with shopping for wine. She is also very flexible: e.g. our flight had two hours delay and still we could see all the main points of the highlights we had defined before. We would book her again any time.

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