Wait in your Shanghai hotel lobby for a pickup between 1:30pm and 2pm. If your hotel is not in central Shanghai, you’ll need to make your way to the Hotel Yun’s Paradise for a pickup at 12:30pm.
When your group is together, you’ll travel out of the center to your first stop: the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. Often called the “Venice of Shanghai,” the town is loved for its historic bridges and narrow alleyways of water, shaded by leafy willow trees. Walk past courtyards and old stone streets that date back to the days of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
After 1.5 hours in the town, you’ll continue to a nearby silk museum for a half-hour visit to learn about the art and traditions of silk making in the area. Then, walk to the riverside for your hour-long Huangpu River cruise.
Take in the sights of Shanghai from the water as you pass along the river, then finish with a coach transfer to Xintiandi, a bustling pedestrianized area that’s lined with bars and eateries. It’s the perfect drop-off place if you want to experience the best of Shanghai’s restaurants and nightlife.