3 Days Private Shanghai and Water Town Tour

Code: SH05
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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Shanghai Bund
The Bund
Welcome to Shanghai! Your English-speaking guide will warmly greet you at the airport, then your 3 day Shanghai tour will begin. Our first stop is Shanghai Tower, China's highest and the world's second-highest building with a height of about 632m (2,073 ft.). Taking the high speed elevator at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second, we will soon arrive at the observation deck, where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic city view. It's definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

After that, we'll visit the Bund. You can also take the same public ferry as locals and cross the Huangpu River to reach the area instead of taking our private car. As the most popular landmark of Shanghai, the Bund is a section of the waterfront along the Huangpu River, known as the World Wide Exhibition of Architecture with various buildings in different styles, such as gothic and baroque. Besides, the Bund is also a good place to take photos of Lujiazui, which is the most prosperous area in Pudong. You will have some free time here to wander around. When you finish the tour, a comfortable drive will take you to the hotel in downtown location.
Day 2 Shanghai - Water Town - Shanghai
Water Town
A peaceful water town
Today, we will drive out of Shanghai to visit the Tongli Water Town, which has a history of more than 1,000 years. The various styles of stone bridges, old residential houses as well as the rich cultural history of the town attract visitors from all over the world.

There are many famous water towns around Shanghai. If you are not interested in the Tongli town, we have more for your choice. For the following options, the tour price will keep the same if you make the change.

Option 1: We will drive to Zhouzhuang, the No. 1 Water Town in China. You will appreciate the unique water lanes, stone bridges, Family Shen's Compound and the ancient buildings along the riverside.

Option 2: Take a full day sightseeing to Xitang Water Town, which is densely distributed by rivers. Inside the town, you can find many well preserved architecture groups constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911).

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Departure from Shanghai
Yu Garden
Yu Garden
In the morning, your guide will greet you in the lobby of your hotel at about 09:00. Then we will take a comfortable ride to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. There, you can view many textual and graphic files and architectural models, which will help you get an overall understanding of the development of Shanghai. The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall showcases the past, present and future of Shanghai, with an emphasis on the development plan for the next 20 years. With the detailed and authoritative materials and through the various presentation means including pictures, models, touch screens as well as multimedia, it has been the best choice for people to have a deep and comprehensive understanding of this city.

After getting out of the museum, we will come to the Yu Garden, a classical garden initially built by an official to satisfy his old parents over 400 years ago and opened to the public in 1961. The Dragon Wall, the Nine-Turning Bridge and a pavilion in the middle of the pond are the highlights of the garden.

In the afternoon, we will continue to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. It is the most famous Buddhist shrine in Shanghai, hosting two delicate white jade Buddhas, which were imported from Burma in the 19th century. Touring this temple, you will see lots of chanting monks and local people worshipping and praying. Your Shanghai itinerary 3 days 2 nights will end here and your guide will transfer you to the airport and help you board the flight back home. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
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    4.710 Reviews
    Posted on August 03, 2020
    It was a good Shanghai and Tongli tour. We had plenty of to visit and rest in the scenic spots. The accommodation and food were of high quality. The guide explained well and had a considerate service.
    Mary Mims
    Posted on June 22, 2020
    The 4 days Shanghai tour went smoothly thanks to the elaborate arrangement by TravelChinaGuide. We visited many famous attractions like the Bund and Shanghai World Financial Center as well as quiet and enjoyable palaces such as Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. I would cherish the joyful memories of Shanghai forever!
    Posted on May 12, 2020
    This was the first time that I took my daughter to travel to China. I was very satisfied with the 4 days Shanghai tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained well. Reasonable itinerary didn’t make me feel tired. Shanghai was so beautiful and prosperous. I would go to other cities in China if I had a chance.
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