Enjoy this Shanghai tour with a difference that incorporates historical and cultural highlights showcasing the best from the Pearl of the Orient. Explore the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, The Bund, Nanjing Road and Yuyuan Garden and gain an understanding of what makes Shanghai’s history so fascinating and unique. Balance historical Shanghai with its cultural contemporary by taking in a full day’s adventure at Shanghai Disneyland. The full Disney experience awaits, with a perfect day topped off by the famous fireworks and light show. Perfect for kids young and ‘old’. If time permits on departure day, enjoy a ride on the world’s fastest train, the Shanghai Maglev. This tour includes accommodation in a choice of four or five star hotels, all transfers, high speed train travel (as specified), enthusiastic local bilingual guides who care, and the chance to experience Shanghai in all its splendor. With maximum flexibility the hallmark of our approach to creating beautiful travel memories, you can take this tour on its own or combine with any of our other multi-day small group, private or custom tours. Ready to reclaim the kid in you? Let’s book your tour!
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver|
|Guide Service & Language||Professional English-speaking guide|
Arrive in Shanghai, the Pearl of the Orient, and be welcomed enthusiastically by your local Shanghai guide. With a focus on making this experience as enriching as possible, your guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel sharing a little of Shanghai’s highlights, history, and culture. Once checked in, you’ll have time to explore at your own pace either in and around the hotel precinct, or further afield if you’re feeling adventurous. Make the most of the remainder of the day, visiting local sights, enjoying the local food options, or by booking into an evening show.
Meals included: None
Notes: Remember we can help with guidance on where to eat and what to see in your free time, including making recommendations and bookings, if required. Shanghai offers many unique experiences and we’re happy to share our insider tips for making beautiful travel memories in this exciting city. Just ask us!
Commence your tour of Shanghai with a visit to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. Start the exploration in the 11 different themes galleries and have fun with the variety activities. A special experience will be watching 3D,4D films in the Science Theaters. Walk Nanjing Road, the busiest shopping precinct in China. A wander through this seemingly infinite shopping precinct will open your eyes to shopping China-style. A place where big is better, you’ll find international brands and high street fashion stores pitched alongside quirky silk traders and tiny hole-in-the-wall shops selling every imaginable thing.
For a total change of pace, you’ll welcome a visit to the Yuyuan Garden. Once the residence of a prestigious local merchant, Yuyuan Garden is thoughtfully designed and beautifully maintained. Here it is a quiet and tranquil and the ideal place to wander in contemplation and perhaps capture some beautiful images.
From here you’ll face the bustle of Shanghai again as you stroll around the nearby Chenghuangmiao bazaars and make a worthwhile detour by visiting the Shikumen Museum in New Spot (XinTianDi) for a true taste of old world Shanghai. Be transported back to Shanghai of the 1920’s and gain an insight into the daily life of people involved in trade and commerce during the period of the Former French Concession.
Make the most of your afternoon by wandering the quieter streets of Dongping Road or Sinan Road in the Former French Concession, where you will find the essence of classic Shanghai captured in this historical retail and residential precinct. Wander past the former residences of famous Chinese politicians and artists and appreciate the architecture and gardens, the style of which date from the 1920s. Your day’s explorations concludes when you are returned to the hotel. Feel free to consult with your guide about options for dinner or and evening show.
Meals included: Breakfast
Looking for iconic Shanghai mementos to remember your travel adventure? Talk to your local guide. With personal knowledge of where to find silk, porcelain, and other treasures, your guide can save you time and ensure your purchase is authentic.
Note: Your tour guide may alter your itinerary as the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum is closed Mondays.
Today’s adventure is designed to surprise and delight the child in every traveler. After breakfast, you’ll be collected from the hotel by your guide and driven to the Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Enjoy a full day of activities, rides, and experiences as you discover the magical wonder world all by yourself. End this remarkable day’s outing after enjoying the Disneyland fireworks and light show. Sit back and relax on the return trip to your hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast
Your tour guide will collect you at the hotel and drive you to the airport for your flight home. Alternatively, if your flight departs from Shanghai Pudong International Airport, and depending on your flight departure time, your tour guide can accompany you to take the Shanghai Maglev (the fastest commercial high-speed electric train in the world) to the airport as a special experience while your luggage is transferred to the airport by the driver.
Meals included: Breakfast
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
- Accommodation: hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified
- Meals: as specified in the itinerary
- Excellent professional English-speaking guide
- Ground transport in an air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver as specified
- Travel agency liability insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.
- International/domestic flights and trains to/from Shanghai
- China visa
- Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature
- Meals: lunches and dinner are excluded allowing you flexibility around meal choices. Your guide will make recommendations and order for you, if required.
- Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.
- This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It’s always available for your schedule!
- Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Prices based on twin occupancy.
- The prices shown above are not valid during China’s Official Holidays (such as National Day and Chinese Spring Festival etc.).