The Greatest, The Fastest & The Tallest Shenzhen Private Day Tour

Day trip to mainland China

Private vehicle & driver

Shop like a local

The Greatest, The Fastest and The Tallest “Shenzhen”er” day Private Tour

This guided day tour to mainland China offers a day in the life of a local in Shenzhen! Explore the different neighbourhoods in Shenzhen, gain an understanding of the diverse standards of living within the city, and shop where the locals do, going by business districts where locals work. This tour will also have a chance of climbing to the tallest observation deck in Southern China and also an experience in China’s High Speed Rail network. A perfect tour for ones who has never been to China before but would like to get a glimpse. Please note that a visitor’s visa is required and, for many visitors, can be acquired at the border. See eligibility and price information here(opens in a new tab).


Local suburb

High Levels

Window of the World

Chinese Folk Culture Village

Trip Details


USD $760 per group (up to 5 people)

*Extra expenditure charge of USD$80 per person (inclusive of all transportation expenses, food, and entry of 116th floor observation deck)

Groups greater than 5 people are welcome for $50 per each additional person. Should you be travelling in a group of more than 6 people, a larger vehicle will need to be rented at your expense. Children 11 & under tour free!

Start time

1:00 p.m. from your Hong Kong hotel


Daily, upon request


8 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel lobby in Hong Kong

Maximum group size

15 people
If you would like to book a tour for more than 15 people, please contact us!

Transport type

Vehicle & driver in Shenzhen included. Public transport from Hong Kong to Shenzhen (not included).

Moderate walking is required but mostly chauffeured around by world-class public transportation. Should there be difficulties walking we can arrange vehicles to take us to the next location.

Visa requirements

A visa is required to enter mainland China.

Please check your eligibility for the Shenzhen Visa on arrival here. While most countries’ citizens are eligible for a landing visa that can be acquired at the border, citizens of certain countries (USA, for example) will benefit from arranging a full China visa prior to arrival.


Visa assistance, vehicle & driver, private guide

Not included

Meals, souvenirs

What to bring

Cash for visa, shopping and food (around $100 USD total). Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.

Your Shenzhen Itinerary

Journey Into Mainland China

Since the end of the 20th century, Shenzhen has exploded from a small city of 100,000 residents to a booming metropolis of more than 14 million. Shenzhen, as a result, is an ideal destination to get a glimpse of the local lifestyle on mainland China and to see how the city transformed itself to accommodate the population boom.

We’ll begin at your Hong Kong hotel lobby and take the train together to Shenzhen. On the way, you’ll learn about the history of Shenzhen, how its rapid growth came about, and how it is now an entrance point to China for international traders and manufacturers.

When we arrive in Shenzhen, we’ll first explore the famous local shopping suburb of Dongmen to see how the locals shop and entertain and buy food home. Prepare to be surprised by the high standard of living here-it can be said to be better than that of Hong Kong! On this tour, we’ll explore the different lifestyles for the distinct classes within Shenzhen and perceive these differences through a favourite local activity: shopping.

Shop Like a Local in Shenzehn

We’ll explore local markets and shopping malls where the locals shop for food, local goods, and even so-called “knock-offs.” We’ll discover local culinary cultures and sample some classic cuisine-dimsum, hotpot, Sichuan or other local favourites- at spots completely unknown to tourists. Along the way, you’ll be amazed by the impact new technologies and mobile phones have had on life in China-a fact that is prevalent everywhere, from shops to restaurants with the newest trends in mobile technology that effects everyday lives in an assistance to make life easier, some would even call futeristic.

After leaving the suburban shopping areas, we will head to the popular local business area of Futian to get another taste of the local retail environment; shoot up to the 118th floor of the Ping An Financial Centre for a great view of the city seeing every corner of the far distance in 360 degree view on the 4th tallest building in the world. Explore the underground world of one of the biggest underground malls of China where we will find ourselves a range of local famous food outlets for us to get a good taste of China, checking out what’s popular amongst locals and a look into a very unique retail world. Approaching the end of the tour we will head over to the High-Speed Rail station to get back to Hong Kong at 125mph, a true experience today’s China’s travelling speed.

Definitely off the tourist path, this tour of Shenzhen will give you a solid introduction to mainland China and an understanding of cultural differences even within the Chinese race.


The majority of foreign passport holders need a visa to enter Shenzhen. A short-stay landing visa is available at the border for many travellers, but please review eligibility here(opens in a new tab) as some countries’ citizens benefit from arranging a full China tourist visa prior to travelling.

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