Shanghai Tower Past & Present

Shanghai Tower
Past & Present

Conquer China’s tallest skyscraper as you ascend to the dizzying heights of the Shanghai
Tower. Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the 118th floor, visit the Guanfu
Museum and stroll through the world’s highest indoor Chinese-style garden.


Shanghai is a treasure chest of architectural styles, ranging from the Bund, a bustling waterfront promenade lined with European-style buildings, to the Pudong district with its futuristic skyline on the other side of the Huangpu River. This is where the 632-metre-tall Shanghai Tower rises into the clouds.

This mega-tall skyscraper is a masterpiece of engineering. Shanghai is also home to an impressive range of museums, celebrating the city’s – and all of China’s – historical, cultural and artistic legacy and triumphs. On this tour you will get to appreciate some of Shanghai’s most impressive, contemporary architectural feats and gain an understanding of the city and its culture.


Shanghai Tower Past & Present

09:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00

After being collected from the hotel by the guide and driver, you will head to Shanghai Tower. This iconic skyscraper boasts several unique architectural features such as a curved, spiral form that completes a 120-degree twist, thereby lessening wind loads on the building by 24 per cent and allowing the structure to withstand the force of typhoon winds. The ear-popping lifts are some of the fastest in the world.

A visit would not be complete without a climb to the ‘Top of Shanghai’ on the 118th floor – the world’s highest indoor observation deck. From this sky-high location, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the Huangpu River and the sprawling city below, a densely packed mass of streets and high-rise buildings.

Then head down to the 37th floor to visit the Guanfu Museum which has five galleries filled with Chinese antiquities. You can enjoy browsing the 500-plus artefacts, including Buddhist art, furniture, silk and an impressive ceramic collection dating back to the Song Dynasty. Also on this floor, you can stroll through the highest indoor Chinese-style garden in the world.

At the end of the tour, the driver will take you back to your hotel.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside downtown Shanghai. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District (i.e. Pudong), Suzhou, Chongming, cruise ports and Shanghai’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We regret to inform you that most of the museums in China are closed all day on Mondays and public holidays; wherever possible, we will try to offer alternative visits for touring options on this day.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.


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