Book this Shanghai Vacation Packages: 3-Day Shanghai Essential with Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour experience Shanghai's most incredible city attractions and the remarkable "Oriental Venice" water town Zhujiajiao with your knowledgeable local shanghai tour guide. This private tour is particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai to get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.
Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights
The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Confucian Temple, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Old French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Pudong New Area, Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, Zhujiajiao Water Town
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In the morning, your professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement), you will find a welcome signage "Shanghai Private Tour". Your 3-day Shanghai tour includes the following attractions:
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Your first stop is The Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.) and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
Then, drive you to the Shanghai Museum, one of China’s most esteemed and acclaimed museums. The Shanghai Museum houses a comprehensive collection that perfectly showcases the Middle Kingdom’s millennia old history. Spread over five floors, Covers most of the major categories of Chinese art with a collection of 12, 300 pieces in 21 categories of valuable cultural relics, including some donations from private collectors. Amongst the items are bronze, ceramics, jade, ancient calligraphy and seals. The excellent Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Art Gallery displays the arts, crafts and traditional clothing of China’s 55 minority groups.
Next, pay a visit to Yuyuan Garden, the best private garden in Shanghai. It was considered the best garden in southeast China. It enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. This garden which is a must for visitors from the foreign countries represents the past of Shanghai. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in the garden all have unique characteristics. Next to the Garden is the most popular bazaar in Shanghai, here you can see a wide range of local street food, souvenirs, etc.
Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar, Originally there was just a temple (the City God Temple) that was built in the 15th Century. Today the area is also home to a lively market that specializes in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. You can pick some antiques, silk fans, bamboo articles, shell carvings, paintings, or you try some Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings), vegetarian buns, chicken soup to experience a little of the Shanghai culture.
Afterwards, head to the Shanghai Confucian Temple, Shanghai Confucian Temple is the only ancient architectural complex in downtown Shanghai, which is in memory of China’s outstanding thinker, educator, and originator of Confucius culture, Confucius. Confucius established schools teaching his remarkable Confucius culture which had positive effect on philosophy, politics, ethics, education and politics. Confucius’ theory made great contribution to ancient China’s development of culture and civilization.
Continue your tour to Tianzifang in Taikang Road. It has become an amazing cluster of the trendy and cultural spots. It is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. It comprises a neighborhood of labyrinthine alleyways off Taikang Road, and is therefore also referred to as Taikang Road or Taikang Lu. Tianzifang is known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture, with some similarities to Xintiandi.
Your final stop is Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.
Drive back to your hotel.
After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel lobby. Drive you to the popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road: When people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.
Then, you'll be transferred to the Old French Concession, listen as your guide sets the historical scene and directs your attention to cobbled streets and wrought-iron railings reminiscent of 19th-century Paris. Hear of the radical cultural transformation that occurred at the site of the First Conference of the Communist Party and absorb the botanical beauty of a French-style park during your stroll.
Later on, take Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Sailing down the river, along the way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides including such sights as the Yangpu Bridge, the Nanpu Bridge, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. In addition, the varied western architecture on the west bank of the Huangpu River and the towering modern buildings on the east bank present a spectacular contrast, increasing the beauty and magnificence of the river.
In the afternoon, head to the Pudong New Area, lying in the east of Shanghai and at the east edge of the Yangtze River Delta, Pudong New Area (hereafter referred to as Pudong) is located at the estuary of the Yangtze River on the west side of the Pacific Ocean, connecting both Nanhui District and Minhang District in the south and looking on to the other side of the river where lie the districts of Xuhui, Luwan, Huangpu, Hongkou, Yangpu and Baoshan both in the north and west of Shanghai.
The last stop is Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, It was designed by Jiang Huan Cheng of the Shanghai Modern Architectural Design Co. Ltd. Construction began in 1991 and the tower was completed in 1995. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. The Oriental Pearl Tower belongs to the World Federation of Great Towers.
Drive back to your hotel.
Today, you'll visit your exciting tour to Zhujiajiao water town. It takes around 40 minutes for one way.
Upon arrival, the first tourism spot is Kezhi Garden, Kezhi garden is also called "Ma family garden" because its owner's surname is ma. It was built in 1912, took 15 years, and spent 300000 silver dollars in total. The whole garden is divided into three areas: hall, rockery and garden. When you walk into the garden, you will feel the richness of the garden owner, at the same time, you can see the handwriting left by many literati.
Next, you will visit Great Qing Post Office. Founded in 1892, it is the first post office in eastern China. Here you can not only learn about the history of China Post, but also see all kinds of very interesting things, such as strange beliefs, stamps with a sense of age.
Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.
After lunch, you will move on to visit the Fangsheng Bridge, it is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge, with five openings both in Zhujiajiao and in the Shanghai region. This bridge was built in 1571. On the bridge stands a stone tablet named Dragon Gate Stone, which is engraved with 8 coiling dragons encircling a shining pearl. On top of the bridge are 4 lifelike stone lions.
At last, visit the whole water town from the most interesting perspective, if you want to relax yourself and learn some exquisite water town culture, boat cruise on it well be the best way.
After the tour is finished, drop you off at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement).
Shanghai is a city with a multicultural blend. It has many famous tourist attractions, such as the Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Nanjing road pedestrian street. However, it will be crowded in the peak seasons. If you want to get to know Shanghai from a new perspective and look for the secrets that unknown, our Shanghai Private Tour offers you 100% flexibility. you can replace or mix and match the places you want to go or the activities you want to participate in. Below we list some unconventional activities and minority attractions for your reference.
Visit the BIGGEST STARBUCKS FLAGSHIP STORE in the world (Free for charge)
Starbucks flagship store on Nanjing West Road is the world's largest store, not in Seattle but in downtown Shanghai. Here you will see a rich variety of coffee and snacks, which can absolutely dazzle you with the limited edition of Starbucks peripheral products, just like a Coffee Museum, the only one in the world. Before the end of your trip in Shanghai, Go and explore.
Dating back to the Old Shanghai-Shanghai "Long tang" visit with Shikumen Gate (Free for charge)
Have you ever been to the Hutong in Beijing? In fact, there are also in Shanghai, but it called "Long Tang", and the scale is very large. Walking into Shikumen Gate, you will walk through the old Shanghai in the 1970s at that moment, the historic buildings of the Republic of China are actually the most primitive features of Shanghai.
Jewish Culture in Shanghai-Jewish Refugees Museum (Free for charge)
Jewish Refugees Museum witnessed the vicissitudes of Shanghai and Jewish residents during World War II. You can took half an hour to visit the museum, talk to history and listen to their past stories. Witness the vicissitudes of Shanghai and the origin of Jewish culture.
Art appreciation in 1933 Creative Hub (Free for charge)
If you want to get to know more about the history and culture of Shanghai, why not ask your guide to bring you to the 1933 Creative Hub. It was a slaughterhouse, but now one of the most famous historical buildings in Shanghai. You will be amazed by the complex structure and the architecture with the essence of eastern and Western culture.
Breakfast Experience at Yuyuan Bazaar (within 20 Yuan P.P)
If you haven't eaten Nanxiang Soup Dumplings, you have never been to Shanghai. And the best Nanxiang Soup Dumpling should be tasted in Yuyuan Bazaar (city god temple), Tired of breakfast in the hotel? Don't Worry! You can choose to go to the Yuyuan Bazaar for your Nanxiang Soup Dumpling breakfast, which is very fantastic.
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Duration：6 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession
Tour Style：Incredible Shanghai Highlights Day Tour is a fully guided tour for those who have just one day to see the best of Shanghai. Make the most of your time with your knowledgeable Shanghai Private Tour guide, see all top Shanghai attractions. With complete flexibility, follow this itinerary or create your own for a unique Shanghai experience. You'll get an insight into the city's culture, history, local lifestyle and future.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Jade Buddha Temple, Former French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Pudong New Area(Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, OPTIONAL)
Tour Style：If you only have one day in Shanghai, we highly recommend this one day tour in shanghai. This fully customizable tour particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai touring traditional gardens, bustling shopping streets, historic buildings, and even to the top of a skyscraper with your knowledgeable guide. It will let you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.
Attractions(Cities)：Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar
Tour Style：Discover Shangha's most incredible city highlights and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town regarded as "oriental Venice" during this wonderful Shanghai day tour. Accompanied by a professional guide, stroll around the old lanes with antiquated architecture, wander along the canal with old bridges and take the boat (Optional) on tranquil canals in Zhujiajiao for a half day. Followed by another half day tour to see the most incredible city highlights.
Attractions(Cities)：Local Park, Marriage Market, Wet & Food Market, Shanghai Bird and Insect Market, Old French Concession, Tianzifang Area
Tour Style：Embark on a local's journey through the heart of the city, delving into its vibrant culture and hidden gems. With "Local Explorer," experience the city's depth, discover unique neighborhoods, savor authentic cuisine, and immerse yourself in the local way of life. Travel like a local, uncovering the essence of the city through personalized insights and memorable encounters.
Duration：4 - 5 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Pick two or three attractions as you are interested
Tour Style：Want to see the top sights in Shanghai with a professional private tour guide? Then go on this half day Shanghai city tour that puts the power in your hands to decide what attractions you visit. Avoid lengthy itineraries of places that don't interest you. You can customized the tour entirely on your preferences and discuss with your guide for advice. Flexible on the start and finish time.
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