Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
See all the main sites of Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. Your fully guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry into the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Bund and Bund History Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery, a silk factory and Xin Tian Di, Shanghai's entertainment district.
24-hour room service
WiFi in public area
Newspaper in lobby
Il treno partiva alle ore 08:30 dalla stazione di Campo Di Marte, a Firenze. Appena la sera prima avevo salutato mio fratello e finito di sistemare lo zaino da 65L per l'avventura che mi stava aspettando. Ero "pronto". La notte era passata velocemente... come se non avessi dormito. Io, ed i miei genitori, arriviamo in stazione alle 8 puntuali, attraversando Firenze in uno dei pochi (e violenti) temporali estivi.
Your tour begins with Jade Buddha Temple. Built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909), it contains a priceless collection of jade statues from Burma. The temple is constructed in the magnificent architectural style of the Song Dynasty. Currently the temple houses the Shanghai Buddhist Institute.
Next stop is Fresh Water Pearl Gallery. You'll see the process of pearl cultivation and you may be the lucky participant to be presented with a single pearl.
People Square, in the heart of the city is a vast green area surrounded by great buildings on all sides. Here you have the opportunity to feed the doves to pray for the world peace.Shanghai Museum is a highlight of the tour. The museum design is in keeping with Feng Shui principles. It houses a great permanent collection and hosts various exhibitions with over 120,000 pieces thst showcase the 5000 years of China's history. We recommend you rent an audio phone (USD 5) to make the most of your 1.5 hours' visit.
After lunch, visit the enchanting Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street. The garden includes many halls, springs and other buildings of interest. The visit brings you back to Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644).
Continue to the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront. The Bund is Shanghai's most famous landmark and a symbol of old and new Shanghai. Four kilometers long, it has long been one of the most important areas of Shanghai. In the 1930s, the Bund was host to the city's financial and commercial centers.
At the silk factory, see how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. There is also the option to to purchase the silk at low prices. After a drive along the former French Concession District, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets wander through Shanghai's hottest new entertainment district, Xin Tian Di. The brick buildings on these two-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques.
Great overview and orientation of the city
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Pickup and drop off from the hotels in the city center
Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Since October 2017, Shanghai Museum is closed on every Monday. You will visit M50 Art Zone instead if your tour is on Monday
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Tour departs from Shanghai hotels (cruise port pickup not available)
8:00 AM Duration
TripAdvisor's Customer Reviews
Our tour guide was Frank. He explained everything fantastically. He had awesome English. My husband and I had an amazing time.
My tour ended up being a private tour, including a guide, driver and lunch. The tour guide was very flexible to what my interests were and how much time I wished to stay at each attraction. I think that receiving a truly private tour may be a bit rare, but as I was in the offseason January, it was great timing.
I'd highly recommend!
Tour guide was great
Good way of getting oriented to Shanghai
Very good tour. Tom the tour guide, was punctual, knowledgeable, organised and personable. Got to all the hotspots and had plenty of time to absorb everything.
Great tour, specially when you have a short stay in the city
Great feel of Shanghai....great tour and guide
Fabulous trip and super guide and driver. Took time to explain and show each place carefully. Thoroughly enjoyed my trip.
Great trip! Lots to see and at a good pace.
A good mix of sights, well organised and presented extremely well by tour guide with good stories and explanations