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Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour in Shanghai
Visit 22 tour stops
Enjoy magnificent views from the open-top double decker buses as the tour commentary brings Shanghai’s 1,000 year story to life. The tour charts the city’s history taking in beautiful tree lined streets, magnificent colonial style buildings and soaring skyscrapers.
The carefully designed tour takes you to all the famous landmarks; from the Jade Buddha temple to the Oriental Pearl Television Tower, from People’s Square to the Bund, Shanghai’s world famous waterfront. Open-top buses run regularly and you are able to hop on and off at a variety of interesting places.
Your 24 hour ticket provides access to both of the tour routes. Together they enable you to experience the cultural heritage and stunning architecture that makes Shanghai such a fascinating city.
Please sit back, relax, and let Big Bus deliver the perfect introduction to Shanghai.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
City Tour - Red Route
The City Tour has been carefully designed to give you insight into Shanghai’s heritage and culture. It provides the opportunity to discover the beautifully restored traditional houses of Xin Tin Di, and gems such as the Jing’an and Jade Buddha Temples.
You’ll discover Shanghai’s distinctive blend of traditional and contemporary buildings, and visit the spectacular Yu Garden and the modern Nanjing Road and Cool Docks. Traveling along The Bund you’ll have striking views of the towering skyline on the Pudong side of the Huangpu river. The tour also reveals the City’s green spaces, and provides the opportunity to hop-off at the Shanghai Museum.
Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9.00am until 5.00pm.
Pudong Tour - Blue Route
The tour will take you through the centre of the Shanghai financial district, passing Jin Mao Tower and the city’s tallest building, the Shanghai World Financial Centre. If you have a head for heights, you will be thrilled by the magnificent panorama visible from the Nanpu Bridge.
Use the hop-on, hop-off facility to take a break at one of the bars or restaurants in the Cool Docks area, or hop-off at the Shanghai World Finance Centre. You can enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views over the city from the world’s highest observation platform located on the 94th floor.
Buses depart from the Cool Docks every hour from 9.00am until 5.00pm.
Jade Buddha Temple
Today, the courtyard is paved with stones etched with lotus flowers leading to the Great Treasure Hall where worshipers can pray to past, present and future Buddhas. The Grand Hall features three golden Buddhas, but the centerpiece remains the 1.9 metre, original pale-green Jade Buddha, now seated upstairs in its own hall and encrusted with jewels.
If you would like your visit to bring you good luck, the surrounding shops can supply all you need for your visit, from incense sticks to bundles of ‘spirit money’ to be burnt in the huge incense pots.
The temple is open daily. It also has a shop and a restaurant. Tea tasting is available.
Huang River Cruise
A boat trip on the busy Huangpu River offers a different way to experience the city and showcases the impressive Shanghai skyline. Enjoy the mix of traditional and modern buildings that line the Shanghai waterfront. The river remains an important transport artery, and the range of vessels give a great insight into the city’s rich trading heritage.
Your cruise will take you on a 1 hour, circular trip before returning to the quayside where you can continue the Shanghai City Bus tour (Red Route). Refreshments can be purchased on board.
Today’s visitors are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous. The museum-style ropes and poles have gone so guests can get up-close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons.
Hop-off the bus at stop number 1 to experience Madame Tussaud’s Shanghai.
Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Please reserve online, or call us toll-free at 888-680-0930.
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