SH02: 2-Day Shanghai Private Tour without Hotel

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Day 1 Shanghai
Yu Garden
Yu Garden
Our guide and driver will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at 09:00. Today you will have a downtown exploration to some must-see attractions. Firstly we transfer you to visit the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, which shows detailed information of the past, present and future of Shanghai in a quite interesting way. It is good to start your Shanghai 2 days tour here as you may get an overview understanding of the city before you explore further. After that, go deeper to learn more by visiting Shanghai Museum, a different style than Urban Planning Exhibition Hall that presents you the profound history and culture of China.

In the afternoon, have a relaxing time rambling in the beautiful Yu Garden and then take some time to explore the lively Yuyuan market. After that you will come to the Bund area which is the quintessential of this Shanghai 2 day itinerary. Located on the bank of Huangpu River, travelers come to the Bund not only for the charming riverside scenery, but the unique western and gothic architectures also deserve a look. We will set aside some free time for you to stroll around the Bund and take some photos. Finally, we will drive you back to your hotel, or you may enjoy your own time at Nanjing Road that is very close by.
Day 2 Shanghai
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Today we will take a side trip away from the bustling city to visit the quaint and elegant Zhujiajiao Water Town. It would be quite a different experience to see the old and ancient part of China. In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby. Drive for about one hour to reach the water town, where you may take time to wander through the narrow streets, climb over the various bridges, discover interesting handmade articles from the street shops and appreciate the traditional architecture of the houses. Lunch is arranged by yourself. You may either try some local food in the water town, or have lunch at a decent restaurant after you return to downtown Shanghai.

In the afternoon, drive to the Jade Buddha Temple to see the sitting Buddha and reclining Buddha covered with jade. At last, you will visit the bustling Tianzifang art and cultural street as the conclusion of your private Shanghai itinerary 2 days.
 Friendly Tips

China has a wide range of food selections from street food to fine dining and the price is quite fair. We leave the lunch and dinner on your own so that you could find more authentic local food that caters to your taste. Our guide is ready to offer you suggestions.
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Johan from SWEDEN | May. 16, 2019 12:27Reply
Copenhagen - Shanghai - Hong Kong 80 hours

I will travel from Copenhagen to Shanghai, and leave about 80 hours later for Hong Kong.
I have a Schengen passport.
Can I go without a VISA and apply at the airport for a 144 hour one?
Also, is it ok to arrive to Pudong Airport and leave from Hongqiao Airport?

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Answered by ZUPAN | May. 16, 2019 14:05

Your itinerary and your citizenship are definitely eligible for 144 hours visa free transit. Please, just use correct terminology because you will travel on 144 hours visa free transit and you will not apply for any kind of visa. Of course, you will fill out the form at the relevant counter, present your tickets and accommodation booking in hard copy, but there will be no visa. One more detail... Keep in mind that your flight from Copenhagen to Shanghai should not have any additional landing within mainland China. Also, it is perfectly fine to arrive at Pudong and depart from Hongqiao airport.
Answered by John | May. 17, 2019 00:19

Thank you for the answer.
Since I will stay with a friend I dont have a hotel reservation to show.
Will that cause a problem?
Answered by Marsha from USA | May. 21, 2019 18:39

There will be no problem if you have your onward ticket to HK.
Asked by Scott from USA | Apr. 25, 2019 07:49Reply
LAX - Shanghai / Shanghai-Hong Kong-Dubai
I travel from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG) on United Airlines and stay in Shanghai for approximately 48 hours. Then travel from Shanghai (PVG) to Dubai (DXB) with a 4-hour layover in Hong Kong (HKG) on Cathay. Does this qualify for 72-hour Free Transit Visa?
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Answered by Saul | Apr. 25, 2019 08:13

Of course it does. What makes you think it wouldn't?
Answered by CDKING from US | Apr. 25, 2019 09:06

Yes that is allowed. You can stay up to 144 hours in Shanghai
Answered by Scott from USA | Apr. 25, 2019 18:52

Thank you. My departure (transfer) flight from shanghai does not take me directly out of China but rather connects me through Hong Kong, so wanted to be sure this did not disqualify me from the 144-hour free transit visa.
Asked by Betima from USA | Apr. 18, 2019 20:54Reply
More than one Visa-free trip
I am planning on flying from Bali to Shanghai to Berlin in June and from Berlin to Shanghai to Los Angeles in July. On both trips, I was going to stay in Shanghai for less than 144 hours and was hoping to get visa-free passage. Is this allowed?
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Answered by Isabella | Apr. 18, 2019 23:00

Yes, you are allowed to use the free transit in both trips. No visa will be required.
Asked by Phil from NETHERLANDS | Apr. 05, 2019 07:37Reply
Do I qualify for the 144 visa free transit in Shanghai?
I am entering Shanghai via a direct flight from Amsterdam and leaving 5 nights later to go to Paris (France) and further to Amsterdam.
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Answered by Lirika | Apr. 07, 2019 17:40

From my personal experience, your route is qualified for the visa free transit. But there are also two necessary conditions that you need to meet. One is that you have to be the citizen of 53 countries that are opened to apply for visa-free transit in China. The other one is you should take your valid passport and the flight ticket to the third country with confirmed dates and seats. What's more, you need to go through the inspection of the transit visa exemption counter to confirm whether you can successfully apply.
Asked by Nina Angeles from PHILIPPINES | Apr. 02, 2019 17:58Reply
We're planning to have a cruise and the homeport is shanghai, which visa we shud get?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hender from IRELAND | Apr. 02, 2019 20:52

You can apply for tourist L type for the trip.
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