5 Days Historic Shanghai Tour with Extension to Huangshan


-- Yuyuan Garden
-- Jade Buddha Temple
-- The Bund
-- Mt. Huangshan
Departure date:
Tour Code: HRC-SH09

Tour Description

The tour gives you an excellent salad of history, human intelligence and nature. During the 5 days you’ll let out endless wows in the face of the time-honored traditional garden, market, temples, avenues in Shanghai. On the other way round, you just can’t stop clapping for the much more incredible works of nature when touring Mt. Huangshan. Come and see how gorgeous these two elements can be!

Appreciate great skills of ancient Chinese craftsmen in Yuyuan Garden and Jade Buddha Temple.

Feast on Western architectural arrays along the Bund and modern landmark Oriental Pearl Tower.

Explore wonders after wonders shaped by nature around the picturesque Mt. Huangshan.

Notice: Due to construction project of the telpher system, the West Sea Grand Canyon will be closed temporarily for safety reasons. Tour itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.

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. Don’t skip the colorful Shanghai nightlife. We recommend Shanghai Acrobatic show as your add-on activity. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power. Or you can simply visit Xintiandi Bar Street to feel the vibrant night color in Shanghai and romantic tone that prevails the whole street. We recommend as your add-on activity. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power. Cheer up your bravos!
Shanghai Acrobatic show xintiandi xintiandi          
Shanghai Acrobatic Show Xintiandi bar street Xintiandi bar interior          
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 move on for the following Yuyuan Market and Temple of City God that tell you the daily life of the commonest locals. Around the Market you’ll find as many traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works as possible while at the 9 halls of the over-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, these two places boast plenty of delicious snacks. You may as well have a taste.

Your knowledge of the historic facet of Shanghai will be richened in the ancient temple Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Municipal History Museum. You can appreciate the two gorgeous white jade Buddhist statues in the temple and know about Shanghai’s development from a remote fishing village to the biggest metropolis in China today at the museum. The part of old Shanghai life during 1920s to 1940s is the most attractive.

The last stop is Oriental Pearl Tower. Go and end the day happily on the 468-meter-high skyscraper with the dazzling Shanghai cityscape night right under your nose.
Yuyuan Garden Jade Buddha Temple Oriental Pearl Tower          
Yuyuan Garden Jade Buddha Temple Oriental Pearl Tower at dusk          
Day 3 Shanghai - Huangshan City -Free time (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today’s itinerary exhibits much shopping thrill and architectural exploration. The car will pull you to the 1,599-meter-long Nanjing Road. (East), the world-known shopping paradise. You will be fully engaged with numerous shops where dazzling clothes, ornaments, and other shopping stuff are on display.

Withdrawing from Nanjing Road, let's walk to The Bund where there is a long array of magnificent buildings in different architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style...

After lunch let's wave goodbye to Shanghai and board the flight for Mt. Huangshan. You’re going to arrive the downtown Huangshan City l hour later. The night is your free time.
Nanjing Road The Bund The Bund          
Nanjing Road Belltower of Shanghai Customs in The Bund The Bund          
Day 4 Huangshan City - Mt. Huangshan (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Begin today's journey at about 9:00am after breakfast. After 1-1.5 hours' drive from the downtown to Mt. Huangshan, you will take cable car from Cloud Valley Station to White Goose Ridge Station (11:00). Tour the 1,668m (5,472.44ft) Beginning-to-Believe Peak and the famous Lian Li Pine (Couple Pine). The must-see eccentric rock gets together on Beginning-to-Believe Peak while Lian Li Pine illustrates what the weird pines in Mt. Huangshan look like. Afterwards, you’ll check in Beihai Hotel and have lunch.

Start at 13:30pm for West Sea Grand Canyon and Cloud Dispelling Pavilion for the ocean of cloud and parade of cliffs. Stay overnight on the mountain. The hotel there will promise you a fascinating night.
Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan          
Beginning-to-Believe Peak Huge pines in Mt. Huangshan Walking Fairy Bridge in West Sea Grand Valley          
Day 5 Huangshan - Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Let's take cable car downhill at about 9:30 A.M. Then drive to the city center and you reach the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street for shopping and to visit the 200-year-old Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory. You will have your eyes wide open for the graceful horse-head eaves, black tiles and white walls that display along the old buildings at Tunxi street. You can also shop for some special souvenirs like Huangshan fritters, love-bean (red-bean) ornaments and Hui ink sticks. At last the car will take you to the airport or train station for departure.
Tunxi Ancient Street Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory          
Tunxi Ancient Street Porcelain products sold from Tunxi Ancient Street Various ink slabs in Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai, Huangshan City and Mt. Huangshan
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
Flight: Ticket of flight from Shanghai to Huangshan City
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.
Hotels in Huangshan City
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets.
The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Hotel
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 4 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to local culinary Anhui Cuisine and 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

Anhui Cuisine - Local Food of Huangshan City

As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Learn more about Huangshan Dining or Anhui Cuisine.

Recommended Local Restaurants:

To savor the most original Anhui food, tourists are recommended to take one of the local restaurants. Below are some excellent restaurants offering Hui-style dishes and cuisine, each with its distinctive features and specialities.

Laojie Diyi Lou (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Built in traditional Hui-style
-- Offer both buffet and sit-down meals
-- Feature: Traditional Anhui Cuisine
   Meishi Renjia (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Two-storey Hui-style building
-- Open kitchen
-- Feature: Local specialized foods & snacks
Leigang Restaurant (Hongcun Village)
-- Hui-style architecture dating back to the year of 1131
-- Surrounded by trees and bamboos
-- Feature: Local food, homely dishes
   Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village)
-- Well-preserved old house of traditional style
-- "Jushantang" means a mansion inhabited by kind-hearted people
-- Feature: Anhui Cuisine
Your Add On:


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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Dear Sara & Cherry,

we enjoyed Huangshan very much and our guide, Peter, was excellent, so thank you for his services. The accommodation was fine and the food was also very good. We felt the tour was value for money and would travel with you next time we are in China.

Customer: Mr. Teoh


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