Shanghai, regarded as the Oriental Paris, is the best place to see East-meets-West Culture. Walking in the traditional Chinese garden – Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, wandering along the charming exhibition of international architecture at the Bund…you will find a splendid combination of East and West, as well as tradition and modern.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Take part in the most dynamic city – Shanghai, to explore the fastest changes|
|INCLUDED||Excellent English-Speaking tour guide
Free hotel pick up and drop off service
Private car or van with professional driver
Travel Agent Insurance
|EXCLUDED||Gratuities to guides
Travel insurance coverage for injuries/accidents
Pick up at hotel lobby at 9:00 AM
In the morning, the tour guide and private driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel at around 09:00am. And your memorable Shanghai tour starts here.
Here we list the tops things to do in Shanghai for you to customize the one day Shanghai tour freely. Three or four sightseeing will be enough for one day Shanghai downtown tour.
The Bund and Nanjing Road
The Bund, “a gallery of international architectures”, is the landmark of Shanghai. It is always the best place to view Shanghai. Take a stroll along the embankment of Huangpu River, and you’ll get various architectural styles from Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque to Classicism and the Renaissance in your camera.
Running west from the Bund, Nanjing Road is Shanghai’s foremost shopping street and is one of the world’s busiest shopping streets. The Shanghai equivalent of New York’s Fifth Avenue, Nanjing Road boasts retailers from all over the world. In the daylight, you’ll admire the graceful architecture of the surrounding buildings.
Yu Garden & Yuyuan Bazaar
Dating back to the 16th Century, Yuyuan Garden is the most revered green space in Shanghai. Known as the “Mountains and Forest within the City”, it is crowded to bursting point every day. And yet, it managed to maintain something of its air of serenity. Here, you’ll find ornate structures as well intimate enclaves that are divided by “dragon walls”. Highlights include the Heralding Spring Hall, the Jade Magnificent Hall, and the Lotus Pool.
Out of Yuyuan Garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you could explore how elaborating and cute the traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works are, and also savor some local flavor snacks here…
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
Are you curious about what turned Shanghai into today’s super city? Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is a must-see to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from shabby fishing village. With the theme of “City, man, environment, and development”, it serves for exhibition, research, communication, consultation, education and sightseeing. The 3rd Floor is perhaps the most impressive, which displays a scale model of Shanghai. A cup of coffee on the top will be a good ending this time travel.
Our guide will introduce the local nice restaurants according to your flavor, you are suggested to try the steamed dumplings and Shanghai Benbang dishes.
Jade Buddha Temple
Quite different from many other temples hidden in mountains and forests, Jade Buddha Temple shows itself in the center of Shanghai city. It enjoys a high reputation both home and abroad for the extraordinary jade Buddha enshrined within it, hence the temple’s name. Among the clouds of incense smoke, it’s kind of unexpected to see so many pilgrims in such a modern city, no fewer than in Tibet.
The Jinmao Tower is situated in the heart of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone in Pudong New Area. This 88-story skyscraper, Jinmao Tower rises 420 meters, making one of the tallest buildings in the world. The Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower is on Level 88,340 meters above ground. In bright and comfortable light, you could enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shanghai City. In addition, it offers a topside view of the hotel atrium lobby.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Standing in the bend of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower soars 468 meters, setting the character of the new urban area as well as its cityscape. An all-around panorama view of Shanghai from the tallest TV tower in Asia and the Third tallest in the world can be amazing, walk on the glass bottom and feel your adrenaline pumps is also cool. It is worthy to visit in the late afternoon that you could see the sunset and the city come alive with lights.
Back to hotel at 6:00PM
Our guide and driver will send you back to hotel at around 6:00PM.
Add on: To maximize your enjoyment of Shanghai, in the evening, you can choose to watch an awesome Acrobatic Show or take the Huangpu River Cruise to have a night view of Shanghai City. (Optional)
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