Shanghai Old and New Highlights – Private Full-Day Tour

Shanghai Old and New Highlights – Private Full-Day Tour

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If you have a day and want to take a journey through the history of Shanghai then this is the trip for you. In about 7-8 hours, you will travel through 500 years of history, culture, and development that Shanghai has gone through to become a modern-day cosmopolitan.

The main attractions of this trip include riverside views at the Bund, Shanghai’s symbols of success; Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai Tower, 500 years old Yu gardens from Ming Dynasty period, a trip through the old town bazaar where you get a glimpse of old times merging with the new, and the delightful boulevards of French Concession. You will also visit the magnificent Jade Buddha Temple and end the day with a visit to Nanjing Shopping Street. The best part about this trip is that it has a highly flexible itinerary where you are completely in charge of everything! The tour guide accompanying you will be highly knowledgeable and fluent in English.

This probably the best way to see the historical and cultural side of Shanghai in one day.

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Itinerary

Duration: 7~8 hours

Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and dropp off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your hotel information at time of booking.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

Meet your private guide at your central Shanghai hotel at your prefered time.Tell your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of on your tour: your itinerary is flexible and can be 100% customized around you. Following is the sample itinetary and you are welcome to discuss with your guide if you want to customize your own tour. Typically, you will visit The Bund , the colonial-era promenade along the Huangpu River. Admire the stunning views of old and new Shanghai, including buildings such as the Bund’s Old Customs House and iconic skyscrapers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China

Afterward, visit the 500-year old classic Chinese Yu Garden, and view the traditional Qing-Dynasty architecture of the Old Town Bazaar. See the Huxingting Tea House near the ‘Nine Zigzag’ bridge and enjoy fun time to shop for souvenirs such as tea, antiques, jade, pearls, silk, and other wares. If you wish, experience a tea ceremony (own expense) and sample some high quality local tea.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Then, visit Shanghai’s French Concession, once the center of colonial life and now a hip area. Visit the ‘French Park,’ to see locals enjoying activities like ballroom dancing, Tai-chi, singing, and water calligraphy, and stroll around the Concession with its charming avenues of ‘French trees’ and traditional houses.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200120 China

After the wonderful morning activities, you will take a break and savor a local delightful lunch in the nice restaurant. Your expert guide will help you order the dishes based on your own dietary requests.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shanghai Tower, No479 Lujiazui Ring Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai China

After lunch head to Lujiazui area ,take a leisure walk along the skybridge among the futuristic mordern skyscrappers. Marvel at the fast development of city. If nice clear day, choose to visit one of the top obervation deck in the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Financial Tower, Jinmao Tower, or Shanghai Tower based on your own preferences. Enjoy the spectacular birdeye view of the mega Shanghai city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China

Continue the tour to visit one of the most beautiful and famous buddhist temple -Jade buddha temple. Admire the exquisite Jade Buddha Status from Burma,explore different chambers of the temple and learn the fasinating religiouns culture ,wisdom from your knowledgable guide.

As the exclusive flexible tour , if you have been to the above mentioned attrations , you could also have alternative options to visit Nanjing Road Shopping street, Tianzifang, Shanghai Museum, Urban Planning Hall, Shanghai poster art museum, AP Plaza market etc based on the time and your own interests.

After the wonderful day you will be dropped off back to your downtown hotel or other downtown area as per your request.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Price

From USD 121.50

Inclusions
  • Professional and knowledgeable local guide
  • Private tour services
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off (Only for hotels located in downtown area. Pick up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown area your guide will give you instructions to the meeting point downtown)
  • Local Tasty Lunch (If ” All Inlcusive Tour” is booked)
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned car (Only if related tour option is booked)
  • Entrance fee to Yu garden and Jade Buddha Temple( If “All Inclusive Tour” is booked)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch, and entrance fees (if ” All Inclusive Tour ” is not booked)
  • Entrance fee to observation deck of the top tower
  • Optional tea tasting /ceremony
  • Please note: The tour is for upto 8hours, it can be extended at USD 25.00 per hour after 8hours.
  • Entry/Admission – Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
  • Entry/Admission – Shanghai Tower
  • Entry/Admission – Jade Buddha Temple
Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is NOT wheelchair friendly
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • If your hotel is not located in downtown Shanghai, an arrangement can be made to meet near the downtown area
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Price

From USD 121.50