Shanghai, as the modern metropolitan city standing on the East China, has witnessed the ups and downs of China. Spending one day to join in a group to visit the most classic sites in downtown Shanghai: Yu Garden, Shanghai Old Street, the Bund, Shanghai Museum, People’s Square, Old French Concession. This tour will show you the history and present of Shanghai!
Highlights of this tour: *Come to Yu Garden to appreciate the architectural beauty of classical gardens. *Look deep into the local lifestyle in Shanghai Old Street. *Enjoy the charming night scenery of Shanghai on The Bund. *Trace the history and development of Shanghai in Shanghai Museum. *Stroll on People Square to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle. *Find how Shanghai has the name of “Oriental Paris” due to Former French Concession.
AM: Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning at about 07:30-08:00 and transfer to Jade Buddha Temple. This more than 100-year-old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues brought back from Burma by a monk named Huigen. Then pay a short visit to a Fresh Water Pearl Gallery to appreciate some fine pearl artworks, you will have opportunity to purchase some fine products here. Afterwards, 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. Next, head to Shanghai Museum which houses millions of collections and especially features bronze wares, porcelain works, paintings and calligraphy works.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, move on to Yuyuan Garden. It is a famous classical garden which was originally built by the owner as a place for his parents to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Then wander around Shanghai Old Street which combines sightseeing, shopping, entertainment and cultural exhibition. The next stop is the Bund. You will admire buildings of various styles, enjoy the beautiful Huangpu River, and listen to your guide explaining its history.
After a leisure walk at the Bund, visit a Silk Factory to see how the silk is processed and you will still have opportunity to buy some silk products here if you are interested in it. Then visit former French Concession, a perfect place to learn the history of Shanghai from 1849 to 1943. The last stop of today is Xin Tian Di, a walking street converted based on the old Shikumen building district, where you can find nice bars, cafes and square.
After all the activities, the guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel for a good rest.
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.