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One Day Shanghai Private Tour A: Exploring Old Shanghai

From $55 per person

Tour Style:
Explore in depth some hidden gems of Old Shanghai with a Shanghai Private Tour expert guide in one day including: Yuyuan Garden (Yuyuan Bazaar), The Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old French Concession.This tour will bring you to experience the Old Time Memory of Shanghai.

Duration: 6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
Yuyuan Garden (Yuyuan Bazaar), Shanghai Old Street, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old French Concession

Pick-up point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Finishing point:
Shanghai Train Station/airport or hotel lobby in Shanghai where you stay

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely!(Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden (Yuyuan Bazaar), Shanghai Old Street, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old French Concession
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: L

Our Shanghai private tour guide will meet you at the lobby of hotel (Exit of train station,airport) holding with a welcome signal "Shanghai Private Tour" and escort you to start the One Day Shanghai Private Tour.

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Your first destination is the Yuyuan GardenThe largest one of Shanghai ancient gardens with Ming and Qing architectural styles decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rockeries. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. 

Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. 

Yuyuan Garden is the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. It has a total area of 20,000 square meters. Although the Garden occupies less than five acres, demonstrates perfectly the sophisticated art of combining several different elements to create a world in miniature - ingeniously mingling pavilions and corridors, small hills and carefully selected and well-placed rocks, lotus ponds, bridges, winding paths, and trees and shrubs.

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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. 

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Next, head to Shanghai Old Street, historically called Miaoqian Dajie, is an old business street that has a combination of tourist attractions, shops, entertainment and cultural exhibits. It owes its special social attractions and rich commercial background to the fact that the earliest bank, gold shop, jeweler's store, wine shop and tea house of the city were all to be found here. 

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

After lunch and a short rest, visit the 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.

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Your last destination is 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.  

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After the tour ends drive you back to your hotel or train station/airport.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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