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).
|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.|
|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)!
|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.
|Today's Activities||After breakfast we’ll see you off at the Shanghai airport. Wish you a nice journey!|
|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.|
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|