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  • From Shanghai: One-Day Zhouzhuang and Jinxi Small Group Tour

    1. From Shanghai: One-Day Zhouzhuang and Jinxi Small Group Tour

    8:00 AM -11:30 AM, Hotel pick-up and journey to Zhouzhuang Water Town: Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning at an appointed time. A comfortable car will transfer you and your guide to Zhouzhuang: a water town built amid canals, ponds, and lakes. There are many old buildings and bridges, boat rides, crafts, framed by the quaint water town scenery. Feel free to take many photos and capture the beautiful views as seen in "Shanghai Triad". You will take a gondola and witness the way of life of people living by the canals, first hand. This medieval water town has a history dating back more than 900 years, and has houses and bridges built in both the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing dynasties (1644–1911). Visit the 3 most representative old houses into our itineraries to ensure you will not leave here without knowing of their provenance and history. (Includ...

  • Shanghai: Zhujiajiao UNESCO Water Town Afternoon Tour

    2. Shanghai: Zhujiajiao UNESCO Water Town Afternoon Tour

    You can either make your own way to the meeting point or be collected at your accommodation. Board the bus and leave Shanghai. Head to the oldest and most well-protected water village in China.  Located 16 miles west of downtown Shanghai, Zhujiajiao water village is 400 years old and is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Discover the picturesque canals and rivers and admire the large Dian Shan Lake. Take the opportunity to go shopping, take a stroll, and explore this beautiful village. Try some local street food and be amazed by the tastes. You can even practice your bargaining skills at the local shops. After spending three hours taking in the local culture, you will return to downtown Shanghai for approximately 6:30 PM.

    the trip was value for money . notice that it is outside of the city if you plan to be close to the city. the trip with the boat is short just to take some good pictures. our guide Roy was very well educated friendly and spoke the English language pretty well .also he helped us for general info except the standard trip schedule infos such us providing us infoa for the nightlife etc..our day was a holiday day so consider that for the heavy traffic

  • Shanghai: Oriental Pearl Tower Skip-the-Line Ticket

    3. Shanghai: Oriental Pearl Tower Skip-the-Line Ticket

    Check out this famous Shanghai landmark in the Pudong district. Explore a multifunctional site offering sightseeing, catering, shopping, and amusement. Marvel at panoramic views of the city of Shanghai from 263 meters (863 feet). Enjoy hassle-free entry to the Oriental Pearl Tower with your skip-the-line ticket. At 468 meters (1,535 feet) high, the Oriental Pearl is the 4th tallest tower in Asia and the 6th tallest tower in the world. The tower features 11 big and small spheres with a central elevator and giant columns fixed underground. Once inside, first access the 263-meter Sightseeing Floor to admire the views of Shanghai and the perfect landscape of the Bund. Then, feel your feet flying 259 meters (850 feet) off the ground from the glass-bottomed corridor in the Transparent Observatory. After soaking up the best panoramic views, enjoy other activities inside the tower, such as th...

  • Shanghai: Taichi and Kunfu Tea Experience

    4. Shanghai: Taichi and Kunfu Tea Experience

    This Chinese culture experience class starts from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM every day, with your experience beginning with pickup directly from your hotel. The 3-hour class will begin with a Kunfu tea tasting in which you will learn what is the best temperature for different types of tea. You can also review the source of the tea, learning the difference and development of tea culture in different countries. You will appreciate 2-5 types of tea, learning how to check the tea quality as you go. Following that, you will begin your taichi exercise in which you will learn some of the basic and simple movements from the beginning. You'll learn how to breathe when practicing, as your teacher shows you and corrects your movement face to face. You will then appreciate a teacher's taichi performance, before your class ends with you learning how to preserve your health with further taichi practice.

  • Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum

    5. Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum

    Begin with a visit to the Yuyuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming Dynasty, before exploring the old streets of Shanghai dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Immerse yourself in the Shanghai Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, where a collection of more than 120,000 precious and rare works dazzles visitors, making it the most remarkable cultural institution in the city. Before lunch, visit the famous Silk Museum. After sampling local cuisine at lunchtime, enter the hallowed Jade Buddha Temple and marvel at priceless jade statues from Burma. Next up, enjoy a tour of the famous Bund, also known as the International Architecture Exhibition. Pause at one of the world's best pearl stores on route to Xin Tian Di, a stylish nightlife district with many boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on Mondays, so you will visit Confucius Temple instead. You will still v...

    Jesse was an excellent guide with great English. We got to see a lot throughout the day in Shanghai. She also had a great knowledge at all the stops we had and answered all our questions. She has been the best guide we have had so far in China and we have been on a number of tours. I would give Jesse the highest recommendation.

  • From Shanghai: Full-Day Private Hangzhou Tour

    6. From Shanghai: Full-Day Private Hangzhou Tour

    At approximately 08:00, your English-speaking guide will arrive at your Shanghai hotel lobby to pick you up. Climb into a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and begin your 2.5-hour journey to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, start your first activity, a cruise on the West Lake. From the cruise, you will have the best view of the West Lake and town of Hangzhou. After your cruise tour, head to the famed Lingyin Temple, also known as the Temple of the Soul's Retreat. There, your guide will tell you the history of the temple. Afterwards, make a brief stop at a local Chinese restaurant for a traditional Chinese lunch. Next, head to Meijiawu Tea Village located on a hill in the western part of Hangzhou. Inhabited by more than 500 households, Meijiawu Tea Culture Village is picturesque surrounded by mountains and waters. It is a main production base and protected area of the fragrant West Lake Dragon ...

  • From Shanghai: Day Trip to Hangzhou in a High-Speed Train

    7. From Shanghai: Day Trip to Hangzhou in a High-Speed Train

    Take the train from Hongqiao Railway Station and relax for 1 hour until you arrive at Hangzhou. Enjoy this fast inter-city transport between the 2 cities on a comfortable first-class seat. Your guide waits for you outside the South Exit of the Hangzhou East Station. Then, its time to enjoy the private car ride to reach the first stop, Leifeng Pagoda which is located on the shore of Xizhao Mountain.  Visit the scenic West Lake and marvel at the ancient Chinese poet’s favorite spot. Board a boat, cruise for 35-minute over West Lake, and admire the breathtaking views.  Head to the Flower Harbor, a scenic garden that includes a peaceful pond and peony garden. Find the words left by ancient emperors here. Enjoy a break for lunch at your own expense, or select the option with lunch included at a local restaurant booked for you. After lunch, visit the Qiantang River Bridge and admire the l...

  • Shanghai Highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Tour

    8. Shanghai Highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Tour

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or the cruise port, and then explore Shanghai with a private guide and driver. Marvel at the historic buildings of The Bund along the banks of the Huangpu River. Get sweeping views of both sides of the river before making your way to Yu Yuan Garden. Located by the City God Temple in the Old City, the traditional garden was built during the Ming Dynasty and features dozens of monuments, pagoda temples and water features. See an old Shanghai street from the Qing Dynasty and more. Continue to the former French Concession and explore the charming neighborhood established when the city was a French settlement. Next, visit the 400-year-old Zhujiajiao Water Town to see why its' often referred to as the Venice of the Orient. Enjoy lunch in a famous Chinese restaurant, and then take a boat ride to get a sense of traditional life in southern China. Stroll the o...

  • Private Day Tour to Wuxi Lingshan Grand Buddha and Tai Lake

    9. Private Day Tour to Wuxi Lingshan Grand Buddha and Tai Lake

    In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 8:00am. After a 3-hour drive, you will arrive at the Lingshan Grand Buddha, which is the number one attraction in Wuxi. It stands 88 meters tall and is the tallest bronze Buddha in the world. You will develop a comprehensive understanding about Buddhism and you can admire the Nine Dragons Bathing Shakyamuni and Ode to Auspice in Brahma Palace. Visit the Five Mudra Mandala and touch the largest Buddha's hand, which is said to bring you good fortune and longevity. Then you will have a vegetarian buffet lunch in the temple. After the spiritual tour, it is time to relax your body and mind with breathtaking natural scenery. You will have a walk along the northern bank of Taihu Lake. Taihu Lake is another of Wuxi’s Icons and is the third largest freshwater lake in China. You will then return to your ...

  • Shanghai: Private Tour including River Cruise

    10. Shanghai: Private Tour including River Cruise

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Shanghai city center, and then make your way to Yuyuan Garden to admire the 400-year-old classical gardens, built during the Ming Dynasty with beautiful architecture and water features. Marvel at the different kinds of local snacks in the bazaar area, and then go to a silk factory to explore how it is made. Travel back in time to the days of French administration in the French Concession district and discover a pleasant mix of wide tree-lined avenues, interesting European-style architecture, and gorgeous Art Deco mansions. Stroll past boutique shops, charming cafes, and exceptional restaurants. Then, cruise down the Huangpu River and see the elegant Bund and skyscrapers of Pudong from the water. Explore Shanghai's rich history from a fresh perspective before getting dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Shanghai

Jamie, our guide was awesome. She told us a lot of interesting things about Shanghai itself, the villages around it and even some cultural things. She really put much effort into the tour and her enthusiasm was lovely. Jamie made this trip extremely special for us and was at all times very helpful, friendly and professional. I really recommend to book this tour as there is nothing to regret. The village is beautiful, there is so much to see and learn and we enjoyed every minute. It was totally worth it.

the trip was value for money . notice that it is outside of the city if you plan to be close to the city. the trip with the boat is short just to take some good pictures. our guide Roy was very well educated friendly and spoke the English language pretty well .also he helped us for general info except the standard trip schedule infos such us providing us infoa for the nightlife etc..our day was a holiday day so consider that for the heavy traffic

It is a excellent way to discover Shanghai and my guide May was charming and spoke good English. I loved the park! The main problem was the bike. Heavy and high. You also have to get used to the Shanghai driving especially the cycles

This was such a unique way to see different parts of the city and to learn about new trends and changes in Chinese society. We had a blast!

Great fun and many many insights about every day life in Shanghai.