If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, history and culture, then this Shanghai day tour is perfect for you! You will visit both the east and west sides of Shanghai and discover Shanghai's fascinating mix of modern and classic character.
Your tour guide will meet you at your desired starting point, typically your hotel lobby, at your desired time, typically 9:30 am. Then you will start this 8-hour city cultural and historical highlights tour.
First, you will visit an iconic building in the financial center of Shanghai and rise to the observation deck to have a panoramic birds eye view of the whole city. Choose from the historic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the landmark and unique Shanghai World Financial Center, the lucky JinMao Tower or the Shanghai Tower (the newest and highest building in China).
From here you will visit the Bund Area or have a walk on the Promenade Waterfront(BinJiangDaDao) on the East Bund, where we will enjoy 100-year old architecture and enjoy exciting views across the Huangpu River and riverside parks. This area was controlled by the British during the concessions period.
Next, you'll visit the Confucius Temple, the top university in the history of Shanghai. It was built in 1291 and the only place to pay respects to Confucius in the city. From here, you will then go to a century-old local restaurant to have traditional steamed buns and local dishes based on you preferences.
In the afternoon, you'll visit Yuyuan Garden, a famous classical garden in southern China which is over 400 years old built in Ming Dynasty, the area around the garden has been the downtown of the city for several hundred years.
After Yuyuan Garden, you'll visit the surrounding areas, it is regarded as The Happy Shopping Kingdom for small items like inexpensive Chinese ornamental items. Where you can also find Chinese cultural souvenirs such as pearls, jade, and silk as well. You may still want to try a Chinese tea tasting.
To end of the day, you'll visit one more place of your choice - the Former Concession Area to enjoy the atmosphere of east meets west or one of the new popular places in Shanghai, Tianzifang, to completely give your tour a relaxing end.
You will be sent back to your hotel or somewhere in the city center you prefer when the tour is finished.
Please don't forget to add your hotel/ accommodation address for a pickup and drop off.