You will meet your guide at your downtown hotel lobby around 9:00 am, and will be contacted to reconfirm the exact pickup time one day ahead of the travel date. This tour is designed to best customize the route in the basis of your preference. You will decide and choose where to go within the list of attractions detailed showed in tinerary. After the tour, we drive you back to your downtown hotel.
Your hotel in Shanghai downtown area
09:00 (Departure time flexible if you advise)
This tour allows you the best flexibility to explore Shanghai properly, the home of the Bund and many nationally famous skyscrapers. Which attractions to visit, what a pace to keep and when to start & end on the travel date, all is up to you as long as within the time limits. After enjoying the tour, you will be well accompanied back to your downtown hotel.
You will meet your guide and driver holding a name-board at your hotel in Shanghai downtown. Usually the pickup time is 8:30 am. Then you will start to visit the downtown attractions (3-4 sites) based on your choices. Or you can also ask the guide for advice to pick some ideal sites suiting your expectation well. Usually the tour lasts from 08:30am to 5pm (or 04:30pm). The top scenic spots suggested for your tour are as follows:
Jade Buddha Temple: The temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. And it is the best place to experience Buddhist culture in Shanghai City.
Yuyuan Garden: The over 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical ancient garden in Shanghai boasting with elegant pavilions, villa, lotus pond and bridges. It was originally built for Pan’s parents (Pan is a provincial official in Ming Dynasty) as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age.
Yuyuan Market: A bustling marketplace is set in an old Chinese neighborhood that abounds with traditional architecture and shops selling various local snacks to various souvenirs.
Shanghai History Museum: It owns the collection of more than 12,000 rare cultural pieces from the Old Stone Age to modern times, ranging from bronze wares to porcelain and calligraphy.
World Financial Center: It’s one of the tallest buildings in Shanghai with the height of 492 meters. The 100th observation deck gives the best view of Shanghai standing on the transparent glass-walled walkways.
Nanjing Pedestrian Road: The road stretches from the Bund on its east towards Hongqiao, holding Shanghai’s center point-People’s Square in the middle. Now Nanjing Road has turned into the number one site for leisure shopping in the city.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall: It locates at People’s Square as the best and most-visited museum in Shanghai which showcases the ever-changing faces of Shanghai and is an essential visiting point for those who are interested in the evolution of the city.
The Bund: You will appreciate 52 various buildings in different architectural styles. As a consequence, the Bund enjoys the reputation of “World Architectural Exhibition” .
Old French Concession: It’s a residential area of Shanghai once designated for French during the colonial period and now is popular with tourists and expats. It is appreciated for its cafes, tree-lined avenues and houses.
Oriental Pearl TV Tower: It locates in the Pudong District. It had been the tallest TV tower in Asia for long time and earned a great fame as a symbol of modern Shanghai due to its unique style and the height.
The guide will stay with you throughout the 8 hours’ tour and will go into each site to explain the knowledge background to you. When the tour ends, the guide and driver will escort you back to hotel.
There’s also an option to take a cruise along Huangpu river which is popular for almost every traveler in Shanghai. If you are interested in it, please ask more details about the schedule and price from our private consultant.