If you have limited time here, but want to see both modern city and suburb village of shanghai, this shanghai tour will be a great choice! We designed this tour to let you having morning relaxed walking and boating around Zhujiajiao, the quaint ancient water village; and afternoon having highlights downtown Shanghai, such as Old Town, Former International Settlement, Former French Concession, or Pudong Modern New Area.
Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel downtown, then driving about 1hr to Zhujiajiao waterside village, an ancient village with a history of more than 1000 year. There are numerous of stone bridges built in Mining & Qing dynasties.
Our guests will walk around leisurely and take small wooden boat in the village:
Duration: 8 hours
Price: 309USD(2163RMB) for 2 guests;
37USD(259RMB)/additional guest. Inclusion : Water village zhujiajiao sightseeing ticket, Gondola boat, excellent private tour guide, business van, parking fee & bottled water.
Kezhi Garden: a classical garden used belong Ma Family. With unique architecture, Kezhi Garden is the largest garden in the village.
Fangsheng Bridge (Releasing Captive Fish Bridge), is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge. Built in 1571,(Jiaqing years of the Qing Dynasty) it known as the landmark of Jujiajiao.
North Street - Ancient Street: an ancient street with the village traditional shops and residental buildings from Ming & Qing dynasties. Various village food, snacks, and gift shops, attracting great numbers of domestic and foreign tourists.
Boat tour: Our guests will also enjoy the small wood boat tour to experience the "Oriental Venice", with various ancient bridges cross the river courses.
After 2 hours wondering in the village, we drive back to see Shanghai highlights in downtown: 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.
Former French Concession or Pudong Modern New Area.
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.
Duration: 8 hours Price: 2300RMB(328USD) for 2 guests; 260RMB(37USD)/additional guest. Inclusion : Village ticket & boat ticket, excellent guide, business van, parking fee & bottled water.
Exclusion: Lunch & personal expenses.
*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.
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: 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: 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.