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Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour in Shanghai

Visit 22 tour stops

Visit 22 tour stops

You'll 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.

Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour in Shanghai
Length: varies
Prices - including tax
All amounts in US Dollar $

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(Ages 16+, Per Person, Valid 24 hrs):
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(Ages 5-15,Per Person with Adult, Valid 24 hrs ):
Child - Free
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Please Note: Time shown on availability calendar is for booking purposes only. This is a hop on hop off bus tour and you are free to join the tour at any time and your tickets are valid for 24 hours.


Tour does not include hotel pick-up. Rates are per person and in US Dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

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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 is the longer of the two Big Bus Routes, and incorporates 3 Shanghai districts: Huangpu, Jing’An and Luwan.

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 9:30am until 5:00pm.

Pudong Tour - Blue Route - The tour travels through the streets of Pudong where you will discover the magnificent skyscrapers in the heart of new Shanghai. The tour charts Pudong’s rapid development and takes you to Shanghai’s most famous building, the iconic Oriental Pearl Television Tower.

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.

Personal Commentary - The personal recorded commentary is available in your choice of 8 languages: Mandarin, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese and Korean. Complimentary earphones are provided.

Jade Buddha Temple - Your Bus ticket includes entry into the Jade Buddha Temple. The Temple was founded in 1882 when two Buddha statues made entirely from Jade were imported from Burma. Over the years the temple has been embellished with new artifacts, becoming one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai.

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 - Your Bus Tour of Shanghai includes a free 1 hour cruise on the Huangpu river. Hop off the Shanghai City Tour at stop number 15 and jump aboard the river boat for a graceful cruise down the Huangpu River.

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.

Madame Tussaud's - Tickets include entry to Madame Tussaud’s Shanghai. Since the original waxwork museum opened in London over 200 years ago, millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussaud’s. It remains as popular as ever. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it is good, old-fashioned curiosity.

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 order online or call to order or for more information.


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