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Shanghai Essential Discovery

1-Day Shanghai

Code:SH01
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
US$126based on 2 persons
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Shanghai Essential Discovery

Shanghai has witnessed dramatic changes over the past hundreds of years and has become an international metropolis. Capture the spectacular scenes of Shanghai on this one-day tour by visiting the highlights, such as the Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, the Bund, Shanghai World Financial Center, New World of Shanghai and Jade Buddha Temple.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Appreciate the exquisite Chinese landscape design in Yu Garden.
  • Chase the latest vogue and fashion in Nanjing Road.
  • Follow the course of the Old Shanghai and feel awe for the achievements of the New Shanghai by wandering through the Bund alongside Huangpu River.
  • Ascend to 100th observational deck by a sightseeing elevator in 60 seconds and enjoy bird's eye-view of the entire city.
  • Travel back to old Shanghai while strolling in New World of Shanghai (Xintiandi).
  • Escape from the bustling life and achieve inner peace by a visit to the tranquil Jade Buddha Temple.

Shanghai Essential Discovery

1-Day Shanghai

Code:SH01
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
US$126
Tour Highlights
  • Appreciate the exquisite Chinese landscape design in Yu Garden.
  • Chase the latest vogue and fashion in Nanjing Road.
  • Follow the course of the Old Shanghai and feel awe for the achievements of the New Shanghai by wandering through the Bund alongside Huangpu River.
  • Ascend to 100th observational deck by a sightseeing elevator in 60 seconds and enjoy bird's eye-view of the entire city.
  • Travel back to old Shanghai while strolling in New World of Shanghai (Xintiandi).
  • Escape from the bustling life and achieve inner peace by a visit to the tranquil Jade Buddha Temple.
Itinerary

You will be picked up at the lobby of the hotel on time and begin your tour with a leisure visit to Yu Garden erected in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. It is claimed as one of representatives of Chinese classic landscape designs featuring the mixture of natural and artificial landscape. Follow your guide to enter the garden and be embraced by the smell of freshness and fragrance with profusion of trees and bushes after. Stroll over the winding path losing its way in the shadowy distance and walk through a long corridor into a tranquil courtyard. Check out the exquisite design engraved on the windows serving for the division of the scene. Then give a glimpse of them, hidden scenery would come into your sight surprisingly.

Then drive to Nanjing Road, the most bustling shopping center, with various grand department stores on both sides.

Later head to The Bund whose appealing historical buildings with various architectural styles take you back to hundreds of years ago in an instant. Stroll over the Bund and appreciate the mix of the old and new Shanghai.

The next stop is well- known Shanghai World Financial Center that looks like a bottle opener in the distance. As the 9th tallest building in the world, it is an ideal place where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Shanghai on the height of 474 meters by soaring to the 100th floor observation deck in a minute.

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

Afterwards, pay a visit to New World of Shanghai featuring Shikumen style. As a witness to Shanghai's past and present prosperous growth, it restores the typical old and new scene of Shanghai, and you seem to travel back to the Shanghai of 1930s at the moment when you stroll over the lanes lined with European styles of buildings. But buildings with modern inside will bring you back to the reality.

Your last stop is Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple known for its largest jade Buddha inside. Whenever you visit, the temple always smells of incense and receives the flow of visitors and dwellers coming to pray for blessings. You may follow the locals and throw a coin endowed with your own wishes to the pond where koi swim, and your wishes may come true in the future as the locals believe.

After that, your wonderful day tour comes to an end. Sit back and relax on your way back to your hotel.

Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
US$126
  • The price above is based on 2 persons. Please enquire if you are travelling solo or have more than 2 travelers.
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop-off service from hotels
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Experienced driver and air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Gratuities to 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.
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  • 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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