Classic & Charming Shanghai

3-Day Shanghai Tour

Code:SH06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$473based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Classic & Charming Shanghai

Shanghai is really a big draw to the flow of visitors over the world for its international modern life. With this classic 3-day Shanghai exploration, you will appreciate Shanghai's unique beauty by visiting the most appealing highlights including Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, The Bund, and Shanghai World Financial Center and so on.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy the highest expression of Chinese classical garden in Yu Garden.
  • Walk alongside the Bund to discover the mix of historical and modern civilizations.
  • Jump to 474 meters in incredible 60 seconds and appreciate the panoramic view of the Bund.
  • Immerse yourself in the art of Shikumen-style buildings.
  • Achieve your inner peace in Jade Buddha Temple.
  • Discover the charms of the tranquil water town by a visit to Zhujiajiao Town.

Classic & Charming Shanghai

3-Day Shanghai

Code:SH06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$473
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy the highest expression of Chinese classical garden in Yu Garden.
  • Walk alongside the Bund to discover the mix of historical and modern civilizations.
  • Jump to 474 meters in incredible 60 seconds and appreciate the panoramic view of the Bund.
  • Immerse yourself in the art of Shikumen-style buildings.
  • Achieve your inner peace in Jade Buddha Temple.
  • Discover the charms of the tranquil water town by a visit to Zhujiajiao Town.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Shanghai Arrival
Airport pickup and hotel transfer. Free exploration of the neighborhood.
Luxury: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai Superior: Central Hotel Shanghai

You will be picked up in the airport by your guide and transferred to the prebooked hotel by comfortable private vehicle. Your guide will help you to check in and the rest of day will be left on your own. You may walk around and feel the sense of local life.

Day 2
Shanghai
Explore the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and the Bund. Reach the top of Shanghai World Financial Center and enjoy a bird view. Stroll along Xintiandi and visit the Jade Buddha Temple.
Breakfast

Discovery in Shanghai starts from a relaxing visit to the 400-year old Yu Garden, one of the representatives of Chinese classical garden featuring disorder but exquisite layout. Enter into the garden teemed with blossoming trees, walk along the winding path and wander through a long corridor into a tranquil interior courtyard enclosed by the typical white wall with grey-tiled rooftop. Then give a glimpse of the ornamental window set in the wall, an exquisite pavilion in the distance will surprisingly come into your sight. Then move from scene to scene and enjoy the unexpected views in Yu Garden.

Afterwards, drive to Nanjing Road, the most prosperous metropolitan shopping center teemed with various upmarket shops along the wide roadway and the flow of trendy shoppers. Afterwards, head to The Bund that portrays the authentic image of Shanghai of 1930s. Stroll over the Bund where in a clearing sight stands exotic historical building clusters varied in styles whose are witnesses to the changes of Shanghai over hundreds of years.

Lunch will be left on your own for more flexibility and your insider guide will offer nice recommendations based on your tastes and preferences.

After that, move to Shanghai World Financial Center, the world's ninth tallest skyscraper. Jump to the building's viewing deck of 100th floor by taking the fast elevator in an amazing 60 seconds and enjoy spectacular views surrounding you on the height of 474 meters.

Continue your exploration by visiting New World of Shanghai (Xintiandi), a pedestrian street with original flavor of unique Shikumen art. Roam over the tree-lined, bluestone path, pass through the buildings with aged brick, walls and tiles, and appreciate the well-preserved scene of the old Shanghai. But the moment when you push the door and enter into some buildings, the modern designs inside will bring you back to reality instantly.

The last stop of today is Jade Buddha Temple characterized by its transcendent atmosphere. What will impress you the most here is the venerable Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha inside which were brought from Burma. You may get close to them and follow the locals to pray for blessings. One day what you pray might come true as the locals believe.

After that, the second day of your interesting tour comes to an end and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 3
Shanghai Departure
Visit the Zhujiajiao Town. Transfer to the airport for departure flight.
Breakfast

After breakfast, directly drive to Zhujiajiao Town, a tranquil and picturesque water town located in the suburb of the bustling Shanghai. You will be amazed by the archaic house complexes with white walls and grey tiles along the two sides paralleling to the river over which the biggest arched stone bridge named Fangsheng Bridge naturally connect life on both sides. Stroll alongside the flowing river, and pass through City God Temple of Zhujiajiao, Kezhi Garden and the post office built in Qing Dynasty where you may send a postcard to your family members and friends. If you like, ride a boat (optional) to feel local people's life and leisurely enjoy an appealing view of antique water town.

Afterwards, your 3-day discovery in Shanghai finishes perfectly and you will be transferred to the airport by your private car for your departure flight.

Accommodations
Shanghai
Shanghai
Luxury

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Luxury
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Shanghai

Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

1. Jinling East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
The hotel is located right on the bund with artistic design merged modern Shanghai with Art Deco of 1930s. The hotel is also a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts with excellent service, amazing views and great breakfasts.
Superior
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Shanghai

Central Hotel Shanghai

No.555 Jiujiang Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Located in the heart of the city, Central Hotel Shanghai featuring traditional Shanghai style rooms, good facilities and nice breakfasts is next to the Nanjing Road and 5-minute walk to the Bund.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$473 US$566
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guide
  • Private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from Shanghai
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
Discover the wonders of the orient with our experienced team
  • One-on-one exclusive service from a local Chinese Travel Consultant.
  • Private "No-Shopping Tours" at affordable prices.
  • The ability to customize each journey to suit your needs and interests
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides from the areas you are visiting.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
  • Our 24/7 customer service throughout your trip, from planning until the end of the tour.
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