Overview: We love our city. We are proud to show our guests all the highlights of this wonderful city. In order to let our guests have best experience of both the old and the new, we have arranged the following itinerary, which will cover four parts of Shanghai tourist attractions: (1) Old Town, (2)Former International Settlement, (3)Former French Concession, and (4)Pudong Modern New Area, since each of them represents one part of the Shanghai story.
Our guide will meet you in your hotel lobby, then you will start this wonderful city tour with the following itinerary:
Old Town: With a history of 700 years, it's the birth place of Shanghai City from the original small fishing village. Today it becomes a lovely and colorful gift market with all the Chinese traditional buildings.
Yu Garden: In the center of Old Town, is one of the best classical gardens in southern China. It was built during the reign of Mind Emperor Jiajing(1559) as the private garden of Pan Yunduan. With as area over two hectares, the Garden is famous for a number of architectural marvels. the best place to feel China's tradition of art. (Ticket:30RMB)
Shanghai Old Street: Part of the old downtown Shanghai. it has formed a special life-style of old Shanghai. A hundred years ago, it was the gathering place for crowds of merchants. Today we can find stores of antiques, folk handicrafts, souvenirs, embroidery, special local snacks, tea houses. Guests can come to a traditional tea house to experience Chinese traditional tea ceremony , and get a bird view of all the activities in old town.
Bund: River side, the beginning of former International Settlement Area. Record a part of history that Shanghai was forced to open as a port city for the West tread after Opium War in 1840's. A must for all visitors to Shanghai, is famous both in the country and overseas knowing as "Gallery of World Architecture". The blocks are graceful buildings on Bund, mainly constructed in the early 20s and 30s of the last century. it's the best place to feel the past, present and future of this unique metropolis.
Xin Tian Di: In the center of Former French Concession, it's a new fashion landmark. An urban tourist attraction imbued with the city's historical and cultural legacies. Shikumen attraction was created by converting residential blocks into a multifunction dining, retail and entertainment center flowing with restaurants, boutiques cafes and bars of an international standard. We used like to recommend our guests to have light lunch there, since there are a variety of East and West restaurants choices.
Tian Zi Fang: In the Former French Concession, it's a new favorite area for people discover Shanghai. You can see modern coffee shops and grandmother's kitchen in a harmonious setting. Original poor residential slum, is becoming a hotspot gathered with fashion designer shops, art galleries, accompanied by small restaurants and gift venders.
Lu Jia Zui CBD Area: The heart of Pudong New Area, with numerous skyscrapers, shows the strong pulse of modern Shanghai as an Asia financial center. Found in this zone the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Center Tower, the Jin Mao Building, and the Shanghai World financial Center Tower with amazing modern architecture.
At the end of the happy tour, our guide & driver will send our guests back to hotel, or any place downtown our guests wish to stay.
(You can also adjust your itinerary with your interest. please find the optional choices as reference.)
Other optional choices for your reference:
Confucious Temple: Located in a small lane of Old Shanghai City, Confucious Temple is quiet & secluded. Guide will tell the story of Confucius, and explain why Chinese respect Confucius as a great teacher and great philosopher.(Ticket: 10RMB)
Jade Buddha Temple: Built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty(1882), it's famous worldwide for the precious white jade statues of Shakyamuni, 1.92meter's high, carved from one single piece of flawless white jade. Watching the local believers doing ritual practice among the incense smoke, you can feel the deep Buddhism influence rooted in Chinese life and culture as a major religion. (Ticket: 20RMB)
People Square Area: It's was a horse-racing course for International Settlement Area in 1900's. Today it's the center of Shanghai. Here you can visit: Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, People's Park as well as Nanjing East Rd.
*"Tour SH2 - Shanghai Walking Tour" is quite similar with "Tour SH1 - Shanghai City Tour with Car". The only difference is "Tour SH2 " charging less in price and will enable you to experience the local public transit system, such as taxi, subway, bus etc.
*This itinerary still could be flexible adjusted according to your interests within the sightseeing time. Please don't hesitate to share with your guide what and where else you are interested to see, since your satisfaction is our first priority. We also put some optional choices for your reference.
Duration: 8 hours
Price: 1100RMB(157USD) for 2 guests,
Inclusion: Excellent guide service.
Exclusion: Entrance tickets, public transit, lunch & personal expenses.