Morning Tour itinerary:
For any visitor to China, perhaps the most attractive thing about Shanghai is just how fashionable it is. Museums, galleries, restaurants, etc. have emerged in the past few years. The heydays of the 1920s and 30s and the newfound wealth in the city are making Shanghai a place with a fabulous and optimistic style and attitude.
Your tour begins with Jade Buddha Temple. It was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909) with its priceless collection of jade statues from Burma. The construction of the temple is in the magnificent architectural style of the Song Dynasty. There are monks currently living in the Temple and the Temple houses the Shanghai Buddhist Institute.
Next stop is Fresh Water Pearl Gallery. We may see the process of pearl cultivation. One lucky participant will be presented with a single pearl from a mussel.
People Square is a spectacular space in the heart of the city. It is a vast green area including plants and trees, and surrounded by great buildings on all sides, where you may feed the lovely doves to pray for the world peace.
The visit to Shanghai Museum is a real highlight. The museum design is in keeping with Feng Shui principles. It houses a great permanent collection and hosts various exhibitions with over 120,000 pieces including bronze ware, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ancient Chinese coins, jade carving, ancient furniture, and western art, which shows you 5000 years history of China. We recommend you to rent an audio phone (USD 5) to make 1.5 Hours' visit more splendid.
Afternoon Tour itinerary:
The tour begins the classic sights from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and you will visit the enchanting Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street. The garden covers a significant space and includes many halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The visit brings you back to Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644)
Then, the tour stops at the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront, a showcase of pre-1949 architecture. The symbol of old and new Shanghai, Bund is Shanghai's most famous landmark. Four kilometers long, the Bund has long been one of the most important areas in Shanghai, and a must to visit to every visitor. In the 1930s, the row of buildings was host to the city's financial and commercial centers and the world's greatest banks and trading empires established a base here.
The silk factory in Shanghai is not only an interesting place to see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century, but also a desirable site to purchase in low price.
After a drive along the former French Concession District, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture, you will visit the Finally, you'll be able to stretch your legs in Shanghai's hottest new entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. The brick buildings on these two-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. You will have time on your own here, or can go back to your hotel with the group.
This was an excellent tour and the guide was very cheerful, knowledgable and helpful. Would Recommend this for anyone who is pushed for time. Cannot rate it highly enough.
Loved this tour! Our amazing guide, Frank and #39;s, perfect English and the hotel pick-up/drop-off made my first day in China fun and relaxing! I would highly recommend this to anyone. It incorporated the city sites, culture, and a little shopping into one package.
Excellent guide and very interesting tour.
My guide was nice, and we enjoyed the afternoon.
This was an awesome tour! It was smaller so it was very personal. Joy had all sorts of interesting things to tell us about the history of Shanghai and she was a great tour guide. Very fun! THANK YOU!
This tour was excellent. The tour of the Shanghai museum was great and so was the visit to the Pearl store
and one of the famous temples. The tour was just for the morning so not too long. Just gives you a taste and if you want to come back to the sites later by yourself you can.
Took the full-day tour - both morning and afternoon sessions. Our guide Rita was excellent.
The combination of sites visited in one day really enhanced my understanding of the historical Shanghai and the modern city. Very glad I chose to stay an extra day after my work ended to take this tour.
We recommend our tour guide Rita, interesting and enjoyable hours
Our tour guide, Joy, was very good. She was very informative and spoke English well. It was not rushed and we saw everything that was stated in the itinerary.
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