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Tour Code: sh-6a

Departure Date: Daily

Features: Private Tour Guide     Private Car & Driver     Authentic Local Restaurants

Overview

Escape from the bustling metropolis Shanghai city to picturesque Xitang water town where life has remained unchanged over hundreds years. Taking a boat ride through its water ways to grab its best.

Highlights

  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
  • The Shanghai World Financial Center
  • The Bund
  • Xitang Water Town
  • Cruise in Xitang

Itinerary

Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Your tour begins with a pickup at the airport in Shanghai. The guide and the driver will take you to your hotel in a private van for you. The rest of today is for you to relax or explore the city.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 
Day 2Shanghai

After breakfast, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to commence tour with the first stop being the Bund near Nanjing Road sitting along the Huangpu River. The famous colonial era part of Shanghai is famous for its colonial architecture.

Next stroll through the Yuyuan Garden which is classic southern Chinese garden formed by beautiful rockeries, tranquil walkways, corridors and featuring valuable antiques in the houses.

Stop at a local silk factory to see how silk is made and then have lunch in a local restaurant featuring Shanghai cuisine.

Spend time in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall for an insight into Shanghai's past and future development. Visit Shanghai World Financial Center to see Shanghai through the transparent glass floor on Floor 100 and go to the observation decks on Floor 94 and 97 for more.

  • Meals: Lunch at HOME'S Shanghainese Restaurant(Lunch)
  • Hotels: Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World   |  SSAW Boutique Hotel The Bund   |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 
Day 3Xitang

After breakfast in your Shanghai hotel, head out to the stunning water village of Xitang which is about a 1 hour drive. Xitang was one of the locations for the movie Mission Impossible III.

This ancient water town is well-known for its numerous stone bridges, old alleys, antique corridors and ancient customs which remain unchanged. You will visit 3 local folk museums showcasing wood-carvings, buttons and tile-ends. Walk over several bridges - Twin Bridge, An'jing Bridge, Lion Bridge, Zifeng Bridge and Huanxiu Bridge then on to the Ni House, Yellow Rice Wine Workshop, and Root-Sculpture Museum of Mr. Zhang Zheng. Two classical gardens Zuiyuan Garden and Xiyuan Garden are included as are the Temple of the Seven Masters and Sheng Tang (The Sage's Temple). The Zhongfu House is last stop in today's sightseeing.

A local lunch in the waterfront area is included and you will ride a traditional style gondola gliding along the ancient winding canals to get close to daily life of locals. Staying overnight in the tranquil water town allows you to enjoy the starry nights.

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Hotels: Luoxingge Hotel   |  Jiashan Hotel   |  Jiashan Harbor Hotel  
Day 4Shanghai Departure

After having your breakfast in Xitang hotel, your guide and driver will transfer you to Shanghai airport to catch your homebound flight.

  • Meals: No Meals

Price Per Person in US Dollars

We use different hotels for different tour classes while the itinerary is the same. Deluxe Class is usually staying at a 5-star hotel, Superior Class at a 4-star hotel and Tourist Class at a 3-star level hotel. The prices for one person are based on sharing twin hotel rooms with another guest. A supplement is necessary if you want to book single rooms. And the prices may rise during national holidays, such as the National Day (September 30th to October 6th) and Chinese New Year (late January or early February)

$ USD
Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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What's Included & Excluded

What’s included?

  • Entrance fees to attractions Listed above
  • Private tour guide and driver throughout the tour, except on a Yangtze cruise ship
  • Authentic local meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotels with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Service charge & government taxes
  • Travel insurance

Our Guides and Vehicles

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Excellent Local Guides

All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture and more. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town.

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Private Car and Driver

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons and small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons.

We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained (not over 4 years) and always very clean. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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