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Shanghai Vacation Packages: 3-Day Shanghai Essential with Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

From $175 per person

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Book this Shanghai Vacation Packages: 3-Day Shanghai Essential with Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour experience Shanghai's most incredible city attractions and the remarkable "Oriental Venice" water town Zhujiajiao with your knowledgeable local shanghai tour guide. This private tour is particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai to get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC),Tianzifang, The Bund, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road, Zhujiajiao Water Town

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC),Tianzifang, The Bund, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river
  • Accommondation: N/A (can be included)
  • Meal: N/A

In the morning, your professional guide will pick you up at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement), you will find a welcome signage "Shanghai Private Tour". Your 3-day Shanghai tour includes the following attractions:

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Firstly, drive you to Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District to visit “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). Stepping into Shanghai World Financial Center, your journey to the sky starts from the Sky Gate. You’ll enjoy a visual feast which shows you the rapid changes of Shanghai and the history of Huangpu River through high multi-media technology displays and the world’s most realistic miniature city model.

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Next, visit Shanghai Museum. One of China’s most esteemed and acclaimed museums. The Shanghai Museum houses a comprehensive collection that perfectly showcases the Middle Kingdom’s millennia old history. Spread over five floors, Covers most of the major categories of Chinese art with a collection of 12, 300 pieces in 21 categories of valuable cultural relics, including some donations from private collectors. Amongst the items are bronze, ceramics, jade, ancient calligraphy and seals. The excellent Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Art Gallery displays the arts, crafts and traditional clothing of China’s 55 minority groups.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

After lunch, visit the Tianzifang in Taikang Road. It has become an amazing cluster of the trendy and cultural spots. It is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area of Shanghai, China. It comprises a neighborhood of labyrinthine alleyways off Taikang Road, and is therefore also referred to as Taikang Road or Taikang Lu. Tianzifang is known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture, with some similarities to Xintiandi.

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Later, pay a visit to The Bund. The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area is in the eastern part of Huangpu District centers on a section of Zhongshan Road ,which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River, facing the high, modern skyscrapers of Pudong,Traditionally, the Bund begins at Yan'an Road in the south and ends at Waibaidu Bridge in the north, The Shanghai Bund on which you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions ( Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.) and know why Shanghai is glorified as "Paris of the East". There are a number of attractions in the area, such as Shanghai World Financial Center, The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Century Park, Century Boulevard, Jinmao Tower etc. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.

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At last, your guide will lead you to take a Boat cruise on the Huangpu RiverSailing down the river, along the way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides including such sights as the Yangpu Bridge, the Nanpu Bridge, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. In addition, the varied western architecture on the west bank of the Huangpu River and the towering modern buildings on the east bank present a spectacular contrast, increasing the beauty and magnificence of the river.

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After the boat cruise, your guide will take you to your hotel.

Day 2

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road
  • Accommondation: N/A (can be included)
  • Meal: N/A

After breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Yuyuan GardenThe best private garden in Shanghai. It was considered the best garden in southeast China. It enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. This garden which is a must for visitors from the foreign countries represents the past of Shanghai. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in the garden all have unique characteristics. Next to the Garden is the most popular bazaar in Shanghai, here you can see a wide range of local street food, souvenirs, etc.

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Next to Shanghai Old Street, which originated in the Qing dynasty. Enjoy more of Shanghai´s history as you drive along the former French Concession, a charming neighborhood established while Shanghai was a French settlement. 

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.

In the afternoon, head to the Nanjing Road: When people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.

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After that, visit the Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.

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Drive you back to your hotel.

Day 3

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai-Zhujiajiao-Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Today, you'll visit your exciting tour to Zhujiajiao water town. It takes around 40 minutes for one way.

Upon arrival, firstly, take a boat cruise around this water town, Zhujiajiao is a water town with a history of more than 1,700 years. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Unique old bridges across bubbling streams, small rivers shaded by willow trees, and houses with courtyards attached all transport people who have been living amidst the bustle and hustle of the modern big city to a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility. Zhujiajiao is one of the nearest water towns away from the urban area of Shanghai. Its traditional atmosphere is completely different from Shanghai city. If you want to relax yourself and learn some exquisite water town culture, Zhujiajiao is a good option.

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It is said that to visit Zhujiajaio without seeing the bridges means that you have not really been to Zhujiajiao at all! 

Bridges in the town are distinctive and old, built during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Among over 30 featured ancient stone bridges in the town, Fangsheng Bridge gains the greatest fame which is also the largest five-hole stone bridge in regions south of Yangtze River. The North Street with old style shops and decorated red lanterns is the most vigorous ancient street that none of others can match in the country.

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Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals. (In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You should go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). 

After the tour is finished, drop you off at your hotel in Shanghai or Shanghai train station (based on your requirement).

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Private Shanghai tour package from Singapore

Our family, including two children (age 5 and 8), myself and husband, and both sets of grandparents are from Singapore, we toured Shanghai with Shanghai Private Tour in Jan. Our experience far exceeded all of our expectations thanks to Shanghai Private Tour team. They arranged our hotel, tour itinerary and meals. Everything was great!

We had an excellent guide Autumn, very professional, hard-waorking and friendly. She was very helpful and flexible, and truly went above and beyond to make sure that were comfortrable and enjoying our trip. Autumn made us feel like a dear friend was showing us the sights of her hometown. We were so impressed with professionalism and skill of our driver, we always felt safe even in challenging traffic and road conditions.

I highly recommend Shanghai Private Tour and will definitely use them again for future visits to China.

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