4 Days Shanghai Local Life Experience Tour


-- Yuyuan Market
-- Nanjing Road
-- Oriental Pearl Tower
-- Old residential family visit
Departure date:
Tour Code: HRC-SH05

Tour Description

Here is an in-depth tour that enables you to round your fingers on the skin and soul of Shanghai local life! You’ll experience as much as the locals do the rich night life and vibrant night color, taste the savory snack around the old block, do shopping in the most prosperous pedestrian street, enjoy citylandscape on top of the skyscraper. What’s more, you can spend a day the way the locals do in their family!

Experience how sophisticated the layout is and how elegant the building and planting is in Yuyuan Garden.

Feast on the banquet of Western-style towers that once made Shanghai Paris of the East along The Bund.

Live a happy day like an ordinary Shanghai guy with a local family nestled in the old lane (Longtang).

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai - Free time
Today's Activities After airport/ railway station pick-up and hotel transfer, you’ll have the rest of the day as your free time. Collect your enthusiasm for the colorful Shanghai nightlife. We recommend Huangpu River Night Cruise during which you can feast on the glittering cityscape and skyline of Shanghai.
Huangpu River Night Cruise Huangpu River Night Cruise          
Huangpu River Night Cruise Huangpu River Night Cruise          
Day 2 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today is quite content-rich! Let’s set out at 9:00 A.M. after your breakfast. We first reach the over 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden, the representative traditional Chinese garden in Shanghai. After having a good view of the elaborate garden layout and graceful pavilions, villa, lotus lake and bridges (about 1.5 hours), you’ll give a big wow of the idyllic life philosophy of ancient Chinese.

The following Yuyuan Market and Temple of City God are full of Chinese worldly liveliness. Around the Market you’ll find as many traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works as possible while at the 600-year-old Temple of City God you’ll see scores of sculptures that represent this or that powerful Taoist immortal in Chinese people’s view. Besides, you can have a taste of the delicious snacks around these two places.

In the afternoon you’ll become an exciting shopper at the world-famous pedestrian street Nanjing Road that seems a huge showcase of fabulous garment, jewelry, shoes, all the fashion and luxury. 1 hour later let’s walk to The Bund, which stretches across the end of Nanjing Rd (East). Troops of European old buildings tell you how shining the Paris of the East was decades ago. Lit by soft setting sun, the long sightseeing avenue along the Bund is superb romantic.

Oriental Pearl Tower, the last stop today, brings your love for the buoyant city to the summit. Just enjoy the best panoramic view of Shanghai at the top height 468 m (1,535 feet)!
Yuyuan Garden The Bund Oriental Pearl Tower          
Pavilion in Yuyuan Garden Western buildings along The Bund Overlook Shanghai from Oriental Pearl Tower          
Day 3 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Old Residential Long Tang family visit is the core of the whole tour, you will visit featured Shanghai old alleys and the local market, tasting local tea and having an authentic meal in a native family, addicted in the pleasure of learning Shanghai dialect, chatting and making friends with local people. You will experience the interesting life and hospitality of Shanghai people.

At night you can optionally go to Xintiandi Bar Street to see the vibrant night color in Shanghai and romantic tone that prevails the whole street.
Long Tang family Shanghai Long Tang family Shanghai Long Tang family Shanghai          
Locals in old lanes Buy seafood at local market Learn making dumplings in the local family          
Day 4 Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities After breakfast we’ll see you off at the Shanghai airport. Wish you a nice journey!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 3 breakfasts and 2 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Shanghai Hotel
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai is an international 4-star business & leisure hotel located next to Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel is within 2 minutes walking from Shanghai Railway Station and entrance of Shanghai Metro Line 1, 3 and 4. The famous attraction nearby is Jade Buddha Temple. Open in 2010, the new hotel boasts 288 rooms /suites that come with French styled decor and rich facilities
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai is a 3-star business hotel. The hotel enjoys much transportation convenience. It's within walking distance to the Shanghai Metro Line 3 and Line 4 Shanghai Circus World Station. To better serve the guests, the hotel arranges shuttle bus to take them to the shopping malls within the commercial zone. Open in 2008, the hotel boasts a total of 472 rooms /suites. Most rooms enjoy as spacious as 32 square meters and comfortable bedding.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 2 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to highly-praised local restaurants.


Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund
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Hello Cherry,

In Shanghai we have Matthew (Mr Fan) as tour guide and he is also a great tour guide! He looks after us and making sure we are not conned by the taxis and also other things to look out for. He makes sure the driver drives safely and also not to talk on the mobile phone while driving. Many minor things are well taken care by Matthew. It seems minor but it means a lot to us! He has good knowledge of Shanghai and we will recommend you to use him often as a tour guide for your other customers! Matthew is also very initiative tour guide as he always avoids using the route where there are many other visitors and we can have fun and taking our time to enjoy every moment!

The Shanghai Acrobatic show! We enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you for the beautiful seats they are right at the front of the theatre!

Customer: Mr. Monori


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Hi Allan,

We just got back home from our Asia trip, and I just wanted to complement your agency for outstanding service! Tina was an exceptional guide, we appreciated her help and professionalism. Please pass on my compliments regarding Tina - she was a highlight of our month-long vacation - very knowledgeable, friendly and exactly on time.

Customer: Mr. Morris

Destination: Shanghai

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