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4 Days Old and New Shanghai Tour

Attractions: Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Financial Center, Xintiandi, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, M50 Creative Park, Huangpu River
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Shanghai-02
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 372 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 291 P/P

Day 1

Arrival Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, Paris of the Oriental, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: Shanghai

Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.
 
 

Day 2

Shanghai
Today, enjoy your full day old Shanghai city tour covering the Jade Buddha Temple. Then move to Yuyuan Garden, a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, and the nearby Chenghuangmiao Old Street. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund - the most romantic place in Shanghai. Continue to have a visit to Old French Concession. The nearby Shikumen area including the Long Tang (the old residence house of Shanghai people) will be the next site in today.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shanghai
 
Today you will find a Buddhism shrine - Jade Buddha Temple, which is located in a crowd of Shanghai City. It was first built in 1882 in Jiangwan on the southern outskirts of Shanghai. In order to make it convenient for the adherents to visit, it was bodily moved to Shanghai City at the present sire in 1918. It is named for its two bejeweled white jade Buddha.

Yuyuan Garden has a lot of stories for it was severely damaged in the 19th century and was restored in 1961. This garden was first built in the 16th century by provincial governor, Pan Yunduan, in honor of his father who was the then government minister. It has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways.

If you want to explore the old Shanghai, go to the old street (also called Chenghuangmiao area) and you will find the 100-year-ago Shanghai here. The ancient memorial arch which is engraved "Shanghai Old Street" word in Chinese characters is presented to you. In this street, people will find the traditional Chinese buildings with white walls and black roofs.

4 Days Old and New Shanghai TourThen it comes to the Bund, the showcase with the old buildings of colonial-era leftover along Huangpu River. The renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. The word BUND is of Anglo-India origin meaning embankment on the waterfront. It is also the popular site to enjoy the night view of the city.

Shanghai French Concession was originally formed on 6 April 1849, when the French Consul to Shanghai. Charles de Montigny, who obtained a proclamation from the Circuit Intendant or (Tao-tai/Daotai) of Shanghai, conceded certain territory for a French settlement. 

Shikumen is a traditional Shanghainese architectural style combining Western and Chinese elements that first appeared in the 1860s. This kind of building in Shanghai also called "lane" by the local people in Shanghai. The statue of Shikement buildings in Shanghai, or the so called lane, is the same as Hutong in Beijing. 

 

Day 3

Shanghai
After a photo stop at People Square and begin your new Shanghai tour today. The picturesque green space surrounded by buildings on all sides. Then, visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall to see the vision for the new Shanghai, complete with exhibits and an impressive scale model of the city planned for the future. After that, go up to the Shanghai World Financial Central to enjoy a bird view of Shanghai Pudong New Area. Continue to Shanghai 2010 World Expo China Exhibition Hall for a visit. In the evening, enjoy the night view by cruising the Huangpu River.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Shanghai

Shanghai People Square is located in Huangpu District, originally as the Shanghai Horse Racing Hall. It was the site for luxury people to hold the horse racing matches. Shanghai People Square is a outdoor facility including the square, the park and the surroundings.

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is located on People Square, adjacent to the municipal government building. The Center is a six-story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai's urban planning and development. Exhibitions include models of planned and recent developments, as well as Shanghai history. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a huge scale model of the city of Shanghai, showing all existing and approved buildings. Alongside the model is a small theatre room playing a video about the impression of Shanghai future, with notable locations including some of the Shanghai Expo 2010 pavilions.

4 Days Old and New Shanghai TourShanghai World Financial Center is a super tall skyscraper in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. On 14 September 2007 the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 feet) and became the second tallest building in the world; as well as the tallest structure on mainland China, including Hong Kong.

The China Pavilion in 2010 Shanghai Expo was with the theme of China's intelligence. Taking "finding" topic as the pavilion designed idea, visitors can get touch with the "footprint of east", "tours of finding" and "low-carbon action" three exhibited areas.

Huangpu River is the largest river in Shanghai, and with Suzhou Creek its branch. It is an average of 400 meters wide and 9 meters deep. Shanghai gets most of its drinking water from Huangpu, which thus plays an important part for the metropolis. It divides the city into two regions: Pudong (east) and Puxi (west). When the sun sets, Huangpu River is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks. Cruising on Huangpu River in the evening, visitors can experience its silence and landscape on both banks under the moonlight.

 

Day 4

Departure Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   678   784   929
2-5 persons 372 479 425 585 497 730
6-9 persons 291 398 344 503 416 648
10 persons & above 247 343 253 354 354 557
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   696   813   987
2-5 persons 381 496 439 614 526 788
6-9 persons 299 415 358 532 445 706
10 persons & above 253 354 267 383 383 616
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person   696   842   1045
2-5 persons 381 496 454 643 556 846
6-9 persons 299 415 373 561 474 765
10 persons & above 253 354 282 412 412 674

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
ShanghaiKingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Add: 126 Xinzha Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi Hotel
Add: No.338 Hengfeng Road, Shanghai
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Add: No. 88, Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Remarks:
Validity: Quotations above are valid between Mar 1, 2015 to Mar 1, 2016. Except for periods of Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
Exchange Rate: TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by the exchange rate
Guide Service: No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
Hotels Change: Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.
TCT Right to Interpret: TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
Vehicle: Private vehicle transfer in the itinerary
Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (or cabin on Yangtze cruise ship) listed in the itinerary.
*Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide service based on the itinerary
Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary
Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary
Taxes: Government taxes
Travel insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, see insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. Round way International airfare or train tickets
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of TopChinaTravel
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

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