If you want to cover the most popular attractions within several hours, then Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Tour is the way to go. With a 24-hour ticket worth 27 RMB, you are ready to discover Shanghai aboard an open-top, double-decker sightseeing tour bus giving you the freedom to hop on and hop off at the stops of your choice. An advantage is that the routes connect places for shopping and sightseeing, which means you can have your different needs meet while saving your energy and expense on transportation. Personal digital audio guides in eight languages is a plus.
There are two routes provided: the red line covers the east side of the Huangpu River and the green one the west. Though the bus stops at many famous spots, the routes don’t stretch out a lot—basically in the heartland around the Huangpu River. So if you want to visit places scattering in other parts of Shanghai, perhaps Bus Tour is not your optimal choice. Besides, since the stops are quite dense, you don’t really need to wait for the next bus if you are heading for the next stop within walking distance.
Definitely take the spots on the upper level, where allows you to take in the many tree-lined street, eye-catching colonial-style buildings, and towering skyscrapers.If you take the tour in summer, star off in the morning or at dusk to avoid the burning sun. After all, one of the best ways to enjoy Night Shanghai is taking a evening Bus Tour. Also, it is a good idea to take the tour and get off at the dock to take a cruise. Keep in mind that some spots may be closed in the evening.
For the routes, schedules or other details of Shanghai Sightseeing Bus Tour, please visit: http://english.ctrip.com/tours/56942/