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Ranked #52 of 143 Tours in Shanghai
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

Bought the ticket in England (48 hour) A great way to see Shanghai. There were three routes - we did them all. Hopped on and off. Stopped for lunch at the cool keys. Stopped off at the Bund and walked along the promenade to the next stop. Entry to 3 attractions were included. Great value. Highly recommended

Thank balihiSomerset
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Excellent to have and overwiew of the city and then decide where to stop. The audio was not the best

Thank maridiu
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

As this was my first time in Shanghai i didnt want to drive unfamiliar streets etc so i booked two days (one free300RMB) online. They printed the tickets on the day for me with free entry to Jade Buddah (30RMB), a cruise (1/2 hour) on the Huangpu River (150RMB), and entry to Jinmao Tower (120RMB), all up the 300RMB is an excellent price IF you use all of the vouchers you are given - which i did! The tour is divided into three colours, Blue, red and green and does come with limitations as per below;
- Most of the boxes you plug your headphones in to listen to recorded route information do not work.
- The least time i waited for a bus was 30 minutes.
- The most time i waited for a bus was 1 hour.
- The average time waiting for a bus was 45 minutes.
- No times of operation are printed anywhere to be found - dont know when they start in the day and when they finish.
I do not share the same experience as others in this review regarding the operators, all of the operators were friendly and were happy to assist where possible and answered all of my questions when required.
Question - would i use this service when i come back to Shanghai
Answer - Absolutely!

Thank 8Aussietravellers8
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Guides stationed at the main stops gave us a handful of misleading and incorrect info. Buses had 3 routes but time between buses were about 45 minutes, could take up most of the day to just see 2 places along their route.

On a positive note, it does stop at all the main attractions and some of the entry fees such as for the jade buddha, jinmao tower etc made up most of the cost of the ticket.

Thank Sang M
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

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First, I highly recommend anyone visiting Shanghai take this tour. The price cannot be beat with three tours, hop on - hop off, 24 hours to use the ticket. It gives a completely different perspective of the city because, if you climb to the upper deck, and sit outside, there is so much more above the first floors of buildings.
For instance, many, many streets are lined with little shops. What we do not see is what is above these shops. Very often this is where the family of a shop might live, or it is a space that has been rented to business or families. The apartments might be divided to house more than one family. I was amazed at how much I could get more than a passing glimpse of. Beautiful, I assume old, stained glass windows that must look into an inner courtyard - where we mere pedestrians cannot see, it is all behind the shops. This is, of course, partially a guess. However, after seeing what Tai Kang Lu has become I stand firm in my belief there is much behind those shuttered or curtained spaces. Especially if you are looking across the second or third floor. I saw vast wardrobes in more than one apartment - how they managed to get them there in the first place can be partially figured out; it is doubtful they will be removed with any great care unless the whole block is going to be saved for refurbishment. There were many blocks over the space we travelled. What I thought was a block in the midst of being torn down provided a glimpse at determination - a balcony bonsai garden. All gray surroundings, then turn your head, or look up, and around and there it was - several tiny, green trees in their individual pots. A hobby for a small space. But that space belonged to that individual. I imagined an elderly man - could have been anyone.
None of the 5 or 6 buses I was on were ever empty; they weren't always full either - that is the fun of getting off at an attraction, then jumping back on. I chose to remain on the bus rather than seeing the Jade Budha Temple; Jin Jiang Temple; Yu Yuan and Xintiandi - having already seen all of these in the past but I did get off at the Bund. I had already seen all the others when I lived in Shanghai. This was just very nice to become reacquainted or see the city if there is not much time.

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