Code: SH16

One-Day Shanghai Big Bus Tour

The Bund area
Route: People's Square - the Bund - Pudong New Area - Yuyuan Garden & City God Temple

Take subway line 1, 2, or 8 to People's Square Station and use Exit 19. You will see the red ticket booth of Shanghai Big Bus the moment you get out of the metro station. Then, walk northwards onto the West Nanjing Road and take the Red Route to the Bund. After visiting there, transfer to Blue Route and get off at Oriental Pearl TV Tower to start your exploration of the Pudong New Area where towering skyscrapers are densely located, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, and Jinmao Tower. It is highly suggested you reach the top of the World Financial Center to have an overlook of this area. After that, still take Blue Route back to the Bund and change to Red Route to visit Yuyuan Garden and the nearby City God Temple.
Highlights of this one-day Shanghai big bus tour:
The BundStretching along the western bank of the Huangpu River, this area is nicknamed as the 'Expo' of the world's architecture, as 52 buildings there are of various styles, such as Gothic, Roman, and Baroque. It is also the best viewing point to enjoy the river landscape and the excellent skyline of Pudong New Area on the opposite bank.
World Financial CenterThe glass corridor on the 100th floor of the building is the highest viewing platform in the world, which is 474 meters (1,555 feet) above the ground. Walking along the corridor with numerous buildings under you feet must make you feel like wandering in the sky.
Yuyuan GardenIt is a private garden constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) with elaborate pavilions, bridges, corridors, and ponds wisely distributed in it. Shaded by lush trees, the garden will reveal its beauty of quietness to backpackers.
City God Temple Snack StreetIf you want to feast your stomach with local Shanghai cuisines, this snack street can be the best destination for you. You will find this place full of booths and restaurants selling all kinds of authentic Shanghai snacks, such as Nanxiang steamed stuffed buns, pastries of Lubolang, veggie dishes of Songyuelou, and Ningbo dumplings.
Cost:
Big Bus Ticket including Red and Blue routesCNY 100
World Financial Center (94F + 97F + 100F)CNY 180
Yuyuan GardenCNY 40 (Apr. 1 ~ Jun. 30 & Sept. 1 ~ Nov. 30)
CNY 30 (Jul. 1 ~ Aug. 31 & Dec. 1 ~ Mar. 31)
Tips:
1. There is usually a long queue at the World Financial Center waiting to take the elevator to the skywalk on the 100th floor, so it is suggested you avoid setting out this independent Shanghai big bus tour on weekends or public holidays.
2. There is a Chinese restaurant on the 93th floor of the World Financial Center, which is 416 meters (1,365 feet) above the ground. You may go there to have lunch while enjoying the full view of Pudong New Area.
3. Yuyuan Garden stops ticketing at 16:45. Make sure you arrive there on time.
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