Our guide will pick you up from your downtown hotel around 8:30 am (You will be contacted to reconfirm again the exact pickup time one day ahead of travel date). This tour covers the sites of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Seven Treasure Town. You will be escorted back to your downtown hotel when the tour is finished.
Your hotel in Shanghai downtown area
08:30 (Flexible if you advise)
This one day tour will take you to explore two ancient towns with different features nearby Shanghai. Go to Zhujiajiao to immerse yourself in the elegant and gentle natural scenery. Visit Seven Treasure Town to feel the special history and culture. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of noisy modern city, it will be the best choice for you to wind down and enjoy a tranquil day.
In the morning around 8:30 am, your will be met by our local tour guide holding a name-board at your hotel lobby. Then drive to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town for nearly 50 minutes.
Zhujiajiao is a highlight attraction in Shanghai, a water town with the history that can be traced back to the Three Kingdoms Period when primitive local village formed. The appearance of the town we see today was left from the Ming Dynasty. Nowadays the ancient town is best known for its bridges, old streets, and gardens built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The highlight things to see in the ancient town are: Fangsheng Bridge, Baoguo Temple, Town God’s Temple, and Zhuxi Garden. Here you can also optionally take a boat riding in the river to have a special view of this old water town which will impress you a lot.
After lunch, we will head to Seven Treasure Town which locates at the suburb of Shanghai and shows the typical feature of southern Chinese ancient town. Built in Ming and Qing dynasties, this old town had been a local famous market place for trade of some daily goods like cloth, yarn, food material and vegetables. The town actually had rich commercial history but was also pervaded with cultural atmosphere in old times as there were many famous scholars in that time then. Today visitors can still feel the original taste of the old town and enjoy many exquisite crafts in local.
After fully enjoying yourself, we will drive back to your Shanghai hotel.