3 Days Classic Shanghai City Tour
- Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Tickets entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel with breakfast
How to spend 3 days in Shanghai? This 3 days guided Shanghai tour shows you the exact way to catch the essence of this fascinating city, from its skyscrapers dominating Shanghai’s skyline to the ancient Yuyuan Garden, from Shanghai Museum housing treasures to local busy commercial street…Tour inclusion of hotel, transfer, guide, entrance tickets and lunches make your journey hassle-free. Immerse yourself into the local culture and discovery its unique beauty with commentary from expert guide!
*Trace the history and development of Shanghai in Shanghai Museum
Highlights of this tour:
*Come to Yu Garden to appreciate the architectural beauty of classical gardens.
*Stroll on Nanjing Road and Tianzifang to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle.
*Enjoy the charming night scenery of Shanghai on The Bund.
*Find a piece of pure land in the downtown area—Jade Buddha Temple
- Day 1: Shanghai Arrival (no meal)
Upon your arrival at Shanghai Pudong/Hongqiao Airport, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer to downtown hotel for checking-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day (no guide service).
- Day 2: ShanghaiShanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, the Bund (Breakfast, Lunch)
AM: Shanghai is an intoxicating hybrid of ancient China and a prosperous modern metropolis. Today, your exploration begins with the Shanghai Museum at People’s Square (closed on each Monday). Established in 1952, the Shanghai Museum has a collection of more than 120,00 rare cultural pieces from the Old Stone Age to modern times.
After that, move on to the beautiful Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is a masterpiece of classical gardens and a must-visit place in Shanghai. There are over 40 scenic spots scattered in the garden. While you navigate the garden at the company of your tour guide, you will understand more about profound traditional Chinese culture fully embodied in every nook and cranny of the garden.
After visiting the pretty Yuyuan Garden, you will wander around the lively Yuyuan Market. You can get everything here from traditional Chinese crafts like chopsticks, fans, and pottery to local delicacies such as steamed buns, crab shell cake, and pork chop with rice cakes. Don’t forget to haggle for a better price.
Noon:Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: Then you will go to tick off Shanghai World Financial Center, a tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area. It boasts a total of 104 floors with 3 floors under the ground and 101 floors above the ground, among which Floor 94, 97 and 100 serves as sightseeing halls. You will have chance to see for yourself and go up to the 100th floor to have a marvelous panoramic view of the Huangpu River. Walking on the 55-meter long transparent sightseeing corridor will be an exciting experience.
Nanjing Road is the earliest shopping street in Shanghai. Your tour guide will point out the four time-honored department stores, Yong’an Company, Xianshi Company, Xinxin Company and Daxin Company, from which you can get a bit history of this commercial street. If you want to try some delicious food, the street definitely will not disappoint you.
The last stop is the Bund, which is one of the most sought-after places in Shanghai because of its historic significance and impressive view. Some Chinese couples even choose the Bund to take their wedding photos. You will love walking along the waterfront, watching the ships passing, and appreciating the old colonial buildings.
Optional night activity:
Option A: Attend an entertaining Acrobatic Show, which one of the best theaters in China. You will definitely be amazed by the perfect balance and agility of the daring acrobats and wonder how they manage to control their body so well.
Option B: Take a relaxing Huangpu River night cruise to enjoy the spectacular scenery on the bank. Huangpu River separates Shanghai into two parts, Pudong and Puxi. Cruising on the river will give you an unparalleled view of the city’s skyline and an unforgettable traveling experience.
- Day 3: Shanghai DepartureJade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang (Breakfast, Lunch)
AM: After breakfast, go to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. It is an oasis in the heart of Shanghai. You will have chance to admire the exceptional jade Buddha statue that a monk named Huigen brought back from Burma in 1882 and can pray for blessing for yourself and your family. Please note that it is not allowed to take photos of the jade Buddha. The temple is aesthetically beautiful and you can just roam around with the smell of incense in your nostrils.
After that, move on to the Tianzifang, which is a nice place to find different faces of Shanghai. Here you can appreciate the old Shikumen buildings and have a glimpse of the daily life of local people that still live in the narrow lane; you can explore some quaint shops to get interesting handicrafts, stop at a café to have a cup of coffee, and try some mouth-watering local snacks.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, our driver will escort you to the airport/train station/cruise port for your departure.
Friendly Tips: If you depart from Shanghai Pudong Airport, you can optionally take the Shanghai Maglev Train from Shanghai down town area directly to the Airport.
Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)
|Travelers||Luxury Class||Comfortable Class||Standard Class|
|Single Room Supplement||$206||$125||$68|
|Hotel Standard||Local Luxury Class Hotel||Local Comfortable Class Hotel||Local Economy Class Hotel|
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