Shanghai earns its fame more with its modern and advanced development. However, it also has the unique charm with its past due to its complicated old history. The guided tour will uncover its past appearance to show you a real Shanghai. Take this tour and you will have the chance to visit the essence of Shanghai including Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, People Square, Shanghai Old Street, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market. Former French Concession.
Highlights: *Find a piece of pure land in the downtown area—Jade Buddha Temple. *Trace the history and development of Shanghai in Shanghai Museum. *Stroll on People Square to find kinds of delicacies. *Look deep into the local lifestyle in Shanghai Old Street. *Come to Yuyuan Garden to appreciate the architectural beauty of classical gardens. *Find how Shanghai has the name of “Oriental Paris” due to Former French Concession.
AM: Our local tour guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and then start the one day tour with the hundreds-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. Then move on to visit 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.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
Jade Buddha Temple
PM: After lunch, 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.
Then take a walk on Shanghai Old Street, with a total length of 825 meters, and 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.
Finally, 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
When the tour ends, escort back to your hotel in Shanghai.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.