Full Day Best of Shanghai
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Between the skyscrapers and meandering roads, Shanghai is a culturally-enthralling travel destination – sights that blend in with its often modern-portrait façade. From the Bund to Xintiandi and one of its most revered temples, this is vibrant Shanghai!
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  • Shanghai, China , China
  • 8 hours
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What To Expect

From a small seaside fishing village to becoming China’s largest city, Shanghai has turned into the undisputed financial capital of the country. More than 20 million Chinese consider Shanghai their home and this exciting, multicultural metropolis blends the modern and the traditional without any effort. Split into two parts by the meandering Huang Pu River, the city has maintained its importance in China for those seeking a slightly more cosmopolitan destination to travel to. Temples still play an integral part for its citizens, often overshadowed by modern architecture and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. Fast-paced, Shanghai still has some secrets that one simply cannot ignore.

The Best of Shanghai starts the way it should be: warmly welcomed by our guide and driver on this joint tour commences from one of the four centrally-located meeting points as you join other travelers for a day out and about in one of China’s ever-growing metropolises. We head early in the morning to the Yu Yuan Garden, the only fully restored classical Chinese garden in Shanghai. Although the Garden occupies less than five acres, demonstrates perfectly the sophisticated art of combining several different elements to create a world in miniature.  Next, the Shanghai Museum is a large museum of ancient Chinese art with collection of over 120,000 items of cultural relics displayed on a floor space of 12,000 sq. The museum style and presentation surround visitors with artefacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy.

Just before we move on for lunch at a local restaurant, we stop at one of Shanghai’s finest silk museums. Temples are playing an essential role in the lives of Shanghai residents and the Jade Buddha Temple belongs to one of the most revered ones. This temple, with its Song Dynasty-style grounds, houses two priceless white jade Buddha brought from Burma in the 1870’s. Shanghai would not be the city it is now without the Bund, which will follow right after our temple stop. Also called Zhongshan Road, The Bund is truly Shanghai’s iconic waterfront and regarded as the symbol of the city for hundreds of years. A visit to Shanghai and not being able to have a souvenir is not possible and we include a quick stop at one that offers almost everything under the Shanghai sun before ending our day at Xintiandi. Shanghai Xintiandi's area was created by converting residential blocks into a multifunctional dining, retail and entertainment centre flowing with restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars of an international standard. This district is truly a blend of old meeting new, where ‘yesterday meets tomorrow in Shanghai today’, and this district is often re-visited by our guests for dinner or a drink.

At the end of this amazing day, it is time to head back to the city centre, hoping that you and your travel companion(s) can look back in seeing Shanghai from a new perspective.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Joint afternoon tours and transfers with driver and English speaking guide from 4 central meeting points only
  • Lunch included at a local restaurant (food only)
  • All entrance and donation fees
  • All taxes and service fees included
  • Two commercial / shopping stop are included in this full day tour
  • Other entrance fees and expenses, such as other meals, drinks, tips and shopping, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in Shanghai
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from Shanghai’s International Airport or resorts located outside the central business district Transfers from your overnight address in Shanghai to one of the four central meeting points Transfers from your overnight address in Shanghai to one of the four central meeting points
  • Tips and gratuities
  • 4 Meeting Points in Shanghai only (see conditions)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on joint /Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.

  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.

  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. 

  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself. We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.

  • The mentioned excursion durations are approximations; we are unable to exactly predict the total duration from pick-up to drop-off based on unforeseen circumstances such as traffic and weather conditions and the routing the driver has to take to get all customers on the vehicle. We ask for your kind understanding that these are average times.

  • The 4 meeting points for this excursion are as follows

    07:50 PM - Hilton Shanghai Concierge desk

    08:00 PM - Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai Concierge

    08:15 PM - Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World

    08:30 PM - The Westin Bund Center Shanghai

  • Transfer from and to your hotel to one of these meeting points is on own arrangement. Meeting points at these hotels is the concierge desk.

Cancelation Policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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