Do you want to spend a day to know well of magic Shanghai city? Take this tour to follow the local expert tour guide to explore the essence of Shanghai and learn the history and culture of this magic city. You will have a chance to visit Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Huangpu River and so on. Entrance tickets, lunch, guide and transfer are all included in our service. That would be a pleasant hassle-free trip.
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 or taking a Huangpu River Cruise. *Visit one of Shanghai’s iconic cultural landscapes—Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
AM: Our guide will meet you in your hotel lobby in Shanghai and then start the one day tour with Yuyuan Garden which was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. The garden was specially built for Pan’s parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
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.
Then pay a visit to Shanghai Old Street. The old street, formerly known as Fangbang Zhonglu, the architectural style and business layout there show the historical and cultural evolution of old Shanghai from the Ming and Qing dynasties to the fusion of western culture. The business of the whole street takes the traditional characteristic industry as the mainstream, highlights the traditional folk culture, and creates the atmosphere of Shanghai culture.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, we move to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in the Pudong District which is the tallest TV tower in Asia and a symbol of modern Shanghai due to its unique style and the height. You will take a birds-eye view if the fabulous Shanghai City on the transparent glass floor. The Bund is one of the most famous landmarks in Shanghai. Standing on the bank of Huangpu River, the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance are a symbol of Shanghai’s past.
In the evening, 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.
After the cruise, you will be escorted back to hotel.
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.