SH04: 3 Days Shanghai Private Tour with Hotel

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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer. The Bund and Huangpu River cruise.
Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Later, we will transfer you to the Bund area to take a cruise tour on the Huangpu River. Along both banks of the river, scatter many landmark buildings, which reveals the past, present and future of the city. In addition, two suspension bridges, Yangpu Bridge and Nanpu Bridge, look like two dragons crouching across the river. With the Oriental Pearl TV Tower encompassed under their arches, the three form a picture of 'Two Dragons Playing a Ball'. All these make the Huangpu River Cruise an excellent way to explore the city's history, culture and charming landscape. After the cruise, you could take time to explore the Bund.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center, Xin Tian Di. (B)
Huangpu River cruise
Your private sightseeing begins with a visit to Shanghai Museum, which is renowned for its large collections of Chinese ancient artworks. The exhibition building has a round top and a square base, reflecting the old Chinese philosophy 'the sky is round and the earth is square' and resembling a Ding, a tripod ancient bronze vessel itself. Later, you will proceed to the Yu Garden, also called 'Eastern Garden', a typical classical Chinese garden. The finely structured pavilions, winding cloisters, decorated walls and crystal pond together make the garden a charming and tranquil land in the bustling city.

In the afternoon, you will ascend the 100-storey of Shanghai World Financial Center, where you could have a bird's eye view of the scenery along the Huangpu River, look straight forward to the sharp roof of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and experience the roof of Jinmao Tower under your feet. Then, you will also visit Xin Tian Di, a former neighborhood of old Shanghai has been renewed as a fashionable pedestrian street featuring fine restaurants, upscale clubs and boutiques.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Departure from Shanghai
Zhujiajiao Water Town, Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This morning, we will drive you to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town beseting in lakes and mountains. The unique old bridges, well-structured courtyards and calm rivers and shy willows, all make the town a land of antiquity, leisure and tranquility. Afterwards, private transfer will take you to the airport and our guide will see you off on time.  Please enjoy your trip back home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Sunrise On The Bund
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts 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
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Questions & Answers
Asked by Glenn from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 05, 2019 10:03Reply
144 hour transit without visa shanghai district
Would this itinerary qualify for 144 hour transit without visa?
Finnair flight from London to Nanjing (2 nights),Train to SH (2 nights),Korean airways flight to Seoul then back to London from Seoul with Finnair.
Answers (1)
Answered by CDKING from US | Jun. 05, 2019 13:15

Yes its allowed since Nanjing and Shanghai airports are part of the same transit zone. You can travel throughout the Shanghai, Jiangsu, Zhejiang provinces, you just cant go to another transit zone like Beijing for example.
Asked by J from UK | Apr. 28, 2019 04:26Reply
2-hour Stopover in Beijing
I may have to have a 2 hour stopover in Beijing before travelling from London - Shanghai - Tokyo.

Am I right in thinking that will not affect my transit visa in Shanghai?
Answers (2)
Answered by John Doe | Apr. 28, 2019 07:47

If you already have a transit visa then you can have two or more stops providing that you will depart China by the end of your permitted duration of stay.

If you are talking about the visa-free transit, then the maximum time you can spend in China (including SH obviously) is now limited to 24 hours because of your stop in Beijing. If your intention is to visit SH for more than 24 hours, you will need a transit visa.
Answered by J from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 28, 2019 22:42

Yes, our main trip is to Shanghai for two nights with the free 144 hour visa. So even with a two hour stopover in Beijing (without leaving the airport) we will be limited to 24 hours?
Asked by Lester from USA | Apr. 22, 2019 17:55Reply
Cruise from Canada Japan to Shanghai to USA
Our cruise begins in Canada, and ends in Shanghai. After the cruise ends, we are planning 5 days to sightsee in Shanghai and then fly home to USA. Does this qualify for the 144 visa free transit?
Answers (2)
Answered by Monica from SPAIN | Apr. 24, 2019 19:31

Lester, if you are sure that you will have no any other landing within mainland China, you qualify for the 144-hour visa-free travel.
Answered by Lester from USA | Apr. 25, 2019 11:10

We are US citizens. The cruise on the Westerdam first goes to stops in Japan and then goes to ports in China, including an overnight in Beijing, and ends in Shanghai. We are extending our trip to spend 5 days in Shanghai at a hotel and then flying back to the US. Does this qualify for the 144 hour visa free travel?
Asked by Charlene from USA | Apr. 12, 2019 17:46Reply
Are there places to stay (hotel/airport) for a 1-day layover in Shanghai Pudong?
I’d like to stay at or near the PVG airport if possible.
Answers (1)
Answered by Cooper from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 14, 2019 23:21

Yes, you are suggested to go to stay at Airport Hotel, which is located at No.6000, Yinbin Avenue, Pudong New Area. It is closed to the terminal building. Hope helpful!
Asked by Kevin from USA | Apr. 01, 2019 19:50Reply
US -> shanghai -> Tokyo-> Shanghai -> US

I'm a US citizen and got round trip tickets to Shanghai and back, but will be in Tokyo for the majority of my trip. My itinerary looks like this:

US --> shanghai (3 days)
Shanghai --> Tokyo (7 days)
Tokyo --> Shanghai (1 day)
Shanghai back to US.

Would this work for visa free transit? My round trip booking from US to Shanghai is in one booking and my round trip tickets from Shanghai to Tokyo are also within the same booking.

Answers (1)
Answered by Rogers from INDIA | Apr. 01, 2019 20:51

US -> shanghai -> Tokyo-> Shanghai -> US will be covered by 144h free transit in Shanghai twice. Nice trip.
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