SH05: 4 Days Private Shanghai Tour with Tongli

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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer. Huangpu River Cruise and the Bund.
Our guide will meet you outside the customs of the airport and transfer you to check in the hotel. Afterwards, you will head to the Bund area to take a short but exciting cruise tour on the Huangpu River. It is an excellent way to unveil your 4 days Shanghai tour by showing the two faces of the city. The historical city on the west bank boasts colonial legacies and a modern developed city on the east bank has lots of skyscrapers. When the cruise ends, free time will be left for you to explore the Bund .

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center, Tianzifang Art Street. (B)
Huangpu River cruise tour
Today's Shanghai 4 days tour begins with a visit to Shanghai Museum, a large-scale ancient Chinese art museum. The museum houses over 120,000 pieces of cultural relics, especially ancient artworks. After that, the trip will be extended to the Yu Garden, a classical garden initially built by an official to satisfy his old parents over 400 years ago. The Nine-Turnings Bridge and a pavilion in the middle of the pond are the highlights of the garden. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Shanghai World Financial Center. Being the second tallest skyscraper in mainland China, it will give you a perfect perspective to see the whole city. Then you will visit an old street - Tianzifang.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Shanghai - Water Town - Shanghai
Tongli Water Town. (B)
Ancient water town
This morning, we will drive you out of Shanghai to visit the more than one thousand year old Tongli Water Town. The various styles of stone bridges, old residential houses and the rich cultural history in the town attract the visitors all over the world.  

Note: If you are not interested in the above arranged day trip, we still have the following 3 options for you to choose. If you choose option 1 and 2, the price keeps the same, while for option 3, we will quote the price for you upon your enquiry. 

Option 1: We will transfer you to visit Zhouzhuang, the No. 1 Water Town of the country. You will enjoy 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 visit Xitang Water Town, which is level, densely distributed with rivers. Inside the town, you can find many well preserved architecture groups constructed during Ming and Qing dynasties.

Option 3: Visit the water town Wuzhen, which possesses a history of over 2,000 years. Explore the town leisurely to visit the 'Bridge within a Bridge', alleys, canals and traditional houses.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Departure from Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple, Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Jade Buddha Temple is the most famous Buddhist shrine in the city, hosting two delicate while jade Buddhas, which were imported from Burma in the 19th century. Touring this temple, you will see lots of chanting monks and local people coming to worship and pray. Your Shanghai itinerary 4 days 3 nights ends here and our guide transfers you to the airport and help you board on the flight back home. Wish you a pleasant journey!

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
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With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • 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
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
  • Customer Reviews
  • Questions & Answers
    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.
    Jana Herr
    Posted on March 24, 2020
    Before we started the 4 days Shanghai tour, the staff repeatedly confirmed the information and documents to ensure everything was correct. It was very responsible. All the hotels were very good and the attractions were fantastic. I was very happy and I especially liked the Bund.
    Michael Duncan
    Posted on January 09, 2020
    So far so Good. Yori has been helpful and responds quickly to your emails. We are looking forward to visiting Shanghai with your travel guide to show us around
    Posted on December 24, 2019
    The 4 days Shanghai tour was very satisfactory. The accommodation and food were great! Shanghai and Tongli Water Town were beautiful with different flavors and I liked strolling in the quaint town. The guide was humorous, careful and responsible. I will go to Shanghai again next time!
    Starr Geraldine
    Posted on November 12, 2019
    The Shanghai and Tongli tour was an excellent trip and I traveled with my parents. The most impressive part of the tour was in Tongli Water Town. Without the hustle and bustle of the city, the water town gave people a sense of peace and leisure. In the water town, I could take a slow walk with my parents and relaxed. At the same time, I enjoyed the traditional architecture of the houses and understood rich cultural history. The breakfast was good and everyone was satisfied with it. The four-day trip was just fantastic and I didn’t feel very tired. Highly recommended! ... More
    Norijah Stenoer
    Posted on September 29, 2019
    The accommodation and meals of the 4 days Shanghai tour were of high standards. It was very cold because we caught up with the heavy snow in Shanghai. But the guides’ considerate services gave me warmth. Tongli Water Town was especially beautiful in the snow which was my most favorite place on the trip. It was so great! I’d like to travel to Shanghai and Tongli Water Town with my parents next time!
    Caroline Huff
    Posted on August 15, 2019
    Relaxed 4 days Shanghai tour! The food and accommodation were high standards. The guide was very enthusiastic. I really enjoyed this trip!
    Denis and Mary Forristal
    Posted on November 23, 2018
    We had a wonderful time in Shanghai thanks to Bright our Tour Guide and driver. Exceeded our expectations. We are 80+ so the private tour proposed by Vera on line was great and also our Wonderful Guide, Bright was so helpful and flexible. We were picked up at our Cruise Line and taken to the checkin counter at airport on departure, plus 3 wonderful days touring.
    Arrangements were made on internet with Vera who was so prompt in getting info etc to us before we left Canada. Everything was as promised plus. Thank you Vera and Bight see picture of Bright as she sang to us on our boat tour in Thousands of years old Watertown of. Tongli. This was an excellent suggestion to spend one day there about 200km from Shanghai, not forgetting the beautiful place and great lunch that we had there at Bright’s suggestion.
    Thank you for making it all so easy and enjoyable.
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