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Tour Overview

The time of 5 days is proper to pay an in-depth visit to Shanghai and water town nearby Shanghai. This 5-day tour will introduce you an ideal way to explore the world famous Metropolis Shanghai and the Zhouzhuang Water Town. You will have a chance to enjoy the prosperous of Shanghai and also immerse yourself into a quite world Zhouzhuang Water Town. Join us to enjoy your holiday to the most!

Highlights of this tour:

*Trace the history and development of Shanghai in Shanghai Museum
*Stroll on People Square and Nanjing Road to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle.
*Enjoy the charming night scenery of Shanghai on The Bund or taking a Huangpu River Cruise.
*Find a piece of pure land in the downtown area—Jade Buddha Temple
*Come to Yu Garden to appreciate the architectural beauty of classical gardens.
*Look deep into the local lifestyle in Shanghai Old Street.
*Find how Shanghai has the name of “Oriental Paris” due to Former French Concession.
*Enjoy yourself in the quite and comfortable Zhujiajiao Water Town and Seven Treasures Town.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Arriving in Shanghai, the tour guide will hold a welcome sign with your name at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

  2. AM: Today’s first stop will be Shanghai Museum at People’s Square. 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. Finish the exploration of history, stroll on People Square to have a glimpse of the daily life of the locals. The square now is most famous for its match-making corner where parents try to seek partners for their children. Afterwards you will be escorted to  Shanghai World Financial Center, the second tallest skyscraper in mainland China.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Then you will take a walk in Nanjing Road to see the earliest and most bustling business street in Shanghai. The one day exciting trip will be ended by visiting to the Bund, one of the best place to see contrast of old Shanghai and modern Shanghai. Drive back to your hotel after the tour.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Exhibits in Shanghai Museum
    Exhibits in Shanghai Museum

  3. AM: After hotel pickup we will head to the hundred-year-old Jade Buddha Temple. The temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. After that we will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden which was originally built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Nearby is Yuyuan Market, a bustling marketplace set in an old Chinese neighborhood with traditional architecture and shops selling everything from local snacks to various souvenirs.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple
    Jade Buddha Temple

    PM: In the afternoon you will take a walk on Shanghai Old Street, with a total length of 825 meters, the architectural style and business layout show the historical and cultural evolution of old Shanghai from the Ming and Qing dynasties to the fusion of western culture. Next, come to the Former French Concession, the largest and most prosperous concession among all the four French concessions in old China. From 1849 to 1943, this area was ruled by France for almost a century. Here your tour guide will reveal a history of humiliation and you will see many old beautiful European style buildings which look very charming hidden in the shade of French parasol trees. At last enjoy leisure time at “Xintiandi” – something like Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong and Clarke Quay in Singapore. Xintiandi is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of Shikumen and modern architecture style. At last transfer back to hotel.

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    Shanghai Old Street
    Shanghai Old Street

  4. AM: Meet your guide in hotel and then drive to Suzhou, a city which is renowned for its elegant gardens, stone bridges, its network of rivers and canals. Visit one of the most famous gardens built in the Ming Dynasty in Suzhou, the Net Master Garden. Then climb Ancient City Wall, one of the few existed city walls built in feudal dynasties in China.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, drive to the ancient water town – Zhouzhuang, one of the most famous water towns in China. It is not only noted for its breathtaking natural beauty but also its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses and the strong local colored traditions and customs. A 15-20 minutes’ cruise by gondoda along the canal will be included. After the tour, transfer back to hotel by 18:00.

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    Suzhou Net Master Garden
    Net Master Garden

  5. Our driver picks you up from hotel according to your Flight time in the morning. Then transfer to the airport.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $594 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • Chinese style lunch
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day

Price excludes

  • Hotel (We are glad to help book hotel if you need)
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
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