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Traditional and Modern Shanghai Essence
 One-day Bus Tour



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Traditional and Modern Shanghai Essence
One Day Tour with Lunch

City God Temple, Yu Garden, The Bund, Old French Concession, Pudong New Financial Area, 2010 World Expo Park, Old Residential Lanes

MON, WED, FRI

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

The most dynamic city in the world’s fastest changing nation, Shanghai is an exhilarating, ever morphing metropolis that isn’t just living China’s dream, but is setting the pace for the rest of the world.

·         See the greatest sights in China’s largest and most cosmopolitan city

·         Walk Along the Bund, Shanghai’s most famed landmark and an outstanding example of colonial architecture

·         Lunch is included!

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
BUS-SH1
 

At about 7:30am your English-speaking guide and driver will come to pick you up from your hotel. From there we will first proceed to the City of God Temple. Located next to the Yuyuan Garden and also known today as the Yu Garden Market, the City God Temple ( Chenghuang Temple) was built in the fifteenth century during the Ming Dynasty. Originally a temple built to honor the Han statesman Huo Guang (68 B.C.) The City God Temple is a Taoist temple which is composed of many halls such as the Grand Hall, Middle Hall, Bedroom Palace, Star Gods Hall, Yama Palace, Xuzhen God Hall.

Just next store will be our next point of interest, Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is a famed classical garden, and even though it may be small, it contains numerous pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters, and all have unique characteristics. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders.

Afterwards, we’ll go to the most recognizable landmark of Shanghai, the Bund. The Bund is a waterfront embankment and has been regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It affords marvelous views across the river of the Pudong district and its numerous towers. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

Next you’ll get to explore the French Concession, the center of Shanghai’s cosmopolitan past. The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. It is said that the charm of Shanghai lies in the old street and neighborhoods that make up the former French Concession. It is a great area to explore, from the old European buildings in shady avenues to the cafes and restaurants and upmarket shopping area in Huaihu Road.

Following lunch at a Chinese restaurant, we’ll head out to the Pudong New Financial Area. Located east of the Huangpu River, Pudong is a booming area of Shanghai, China. Formerly acres of farmland, Pudong is now a brand new district, created by the Chinese government in the 1990s in an effort to develop a Special Economic Zone. In a mere twenty years, Pudong has boomed into one of the busiest and prosperous areas of the world, flourishing in the business of world trade and finance, prevailing in world technology and boasting some of the world's highest skyscrapers. As another reminder of Shanghai’s triumphant present history, we’ll stroll through the Expo Par, which served as the location for the 2010 World Expo.  While traversing the Huangpu Riverside, you’ll get to enjoy landscape designs combining both Chinese and Western styles.

After a bit of shopping we’ll conclude your day by strolling through Xintiandi. Located in the heart of the city, Xintiandi is a trendy cultural and entertainment center built with a combination of Shikumen and the modern architecture. The Shikumen building was created by converting residential blocks into a multifunctional dining, retail and entertainment center with many restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars of international standard. Xintiandi is one of the busiest urban tourist attractions and imbued with the city's historical and cultural legacies.

At about 5:30pm you will be taken back to your hotel, thus ending your Shanghai day tour.


Included in tour price:

Hotel pick-up & drop-off service,
English-speaking tour guide.
Air-conditioned tour van or bus.
Entrance tickets to the attractions as listed in the itinerary.
Chinese lunch

Not included in tour price:

All additional expenses not listed as included in the itinerary.
Tips/gratuities to the guide and driver for a job well done.


Note Times listed above may vary due to factors outside the control of the Tour Guide and Driver (Example- traffic or weather conditions)

 

 

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