Shanghai the Bund
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Tour Overview

Take this tour to enjoy the private service from local expert guide and driver to visit the must-see sites in Shanghai- People’s Square, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Former French Concession, Nanjing Pedestrian Road, the Bund. You will have a deeper idea about this famous city.

AM: Today’s first stop is People’s Square which is surrounded by buildings and facilities for administration, cultural activities, transportation, and commerce, such as the municipal government office building, the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai City Planning Exhibition Hall, and the Grand Theater. Next pay a visit to Yuyuan Garden, which is a representative of classical Chinese gardens with elegant pavilions, old bridges, artistic rockeries, small ponds, etc. It was originally built by Pan Yunduan in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty for his parents to enjoy their old age in peace. The garden has gone through a lot in over 400 years of history. It was once deserted at the death of Pan Yunduan, restored by new owners, badly damaged during the Opium War, and reopened in 1961 after a lot of repairs.

Nearby is the lively Yuyuan Market, wonder around here you can get everything 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.

Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

After that, head 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.

Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, continue to visit the Nanjing Pedestrian Road. We will start at the Bund in the east and end in the west at the junction of Jing’an Temple and Yan’an West Street. Today it is a must-see metropolitan destination attracting thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.

Next, wander from the eastern end of Nanjing Road to the Bund. The Bund (Waitan) is one of the most famous landmarks in Shanghai. Standing on the bank of the Huangpu River, the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism, and Renaissance are a symbol of Shanghai’s past.

Then drive to the new development zone in Pudong – Lujiazui Finance & Trade Zone. It is also home to a few skyscrapers such as Oriental Pearl Tower, and Jin Mao Building. We’ll take the elevator to the 88-storey Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower to have a bird’s eye view of Huangpu River.

After descending Jinmao Tower, drive back to your hotel. Your one-day Shanghai Classic City Tour ends here.

Shanghai the Bund
Shanghai the Bund

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $179 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

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Typical Chinese lunch in the itinerary
  • All private transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English-speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family, or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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