On this tour you will get a panoramic view of this vibrant metropolis for both its modern and traditional charm. Admire ancient Chinese landscape garden at Yuyuan Garden, view the gallery of architecture at the Bund, learn about old Shanghai stories at Shanghai History Museum, and take a leisurely walk at Shanghai’s traditional neighborhood and Former French Concession.
- Exquisite Yuyuan Garden built 500 years ago with harmonious layout and artistic style
- The Bund offers a spacious walkway for architectural symbols and Shanghai’s skyline
- Leisurely stroll at traditional neighborhood and chic Former French Concession
- Well-trained and friendly local English-speaking tour guide
- Pearl Market
- Shopping opportunity for quality tea
- An authentic traditional Chinese lunch
- A 22-seat air-conditioned coach with up to 10 English-speaking travelers
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Key Sights: The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Former French Concession
Former French Concession
After a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Shanghai (between 7:30am - 8:00am), you will start this panoramic Shanghai day tour.
First you will come to the bustling Shanghai old quarters where you will have a glimpse of how local people live their daily life, and continue to Yuyuan Garden nestled in the city hustle. This private garden was built in 1559 with typical Chinese classic architecture and style, decorated by rockeries, pavilions, ponds and corridors. Taste tea at a tea house, and shop for quality tea if you are interested.
Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront offering spectacular views. Have an authentic Chinese lunch at a nearby restaurant, and visit Shanghai History Museum inside Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Immerse yourself in the everyday scenes of people living in Shanghai in the past. See the making process of pearls at Pearl City, and shop for quality pearl products if you are interested.
Discover Shanghai’s Lutang culture at Tianzifang, the traditional neighborhood of Shanghai. It is now turned into a cultural areas full of shops, cafes, workshops and restaurants. The last stop for this day is Former French Concession, a chic place with a lot of history and beauty to its credit.
The tour ends, and you will transferred back to your hotel before 18:00.
- Professional guide
- 22-seat air-conditioned coach
- Entrance fees
- Toboggan or ferry bus
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Items of a personal nature
Special Notes for a Seat-in-a-Coach Tour
A seat-in-a-coach tour minimizes costs because expenses are shared among a larger group.
Seat-in-a-coach tours are operated by local business partners of China Highlights around China. China Highlights chooses business partners by strict quality standards. The service of a seat-in-a-coach tour may be not as considerate as that of a private tour sometimes.
Visiting one or two shops or markets is always included in a seat-in-a-coach tour, but you don’t have to buy anything.
A seat-in-a-coach tour usually consists of more than 5 people with a maximum of 16. You will have a local guide and use a 22-seat air-conditioned coach. We will pick you up at some appointed hotels at the appointed time. In contrast a private tour provides a private car and guide. And we will pick you up at your hotel.