Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund
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Best of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund

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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.
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  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off from the hotels in the city center
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • From September 19 to October 31, 2019, Yuyuan Garden will be closed for maintain. You will visit Yuyuan Bazaar and City God Temple instead.
  • Most travelers can participate
5 | 2019-09-23

Very good This tour is a great option to know about some of the main tourist points of Shanghai. The lunch is included in the package of the tour. I was picked up at the hotel in a car with conditioned air, it guides and driver, and at the end of the tour I had the option of to return to the hotel or to leave in the last point of the tour. This was a good option to know Shanghai faster and with information of the places by the guide.

4 | 2019-08-13

Everything went smoothly. I only wish the guide had been more flexible since it was only me and my husband were the only two people taking the tour that day.

Davis L
4 | 2019-07-03

We had a nice tour of Shanghai - it was very crowded and we had a nice visit to see the sights. Thankfully, the bus was air conditioned as it was quite hot. We saw everything we wished to see as described when we booked.

Thomas H
4 | 2018-09-10

Excellent pick up, drop off and logistics and timing in comfortable large minibus. Tour guide Frank was very nice. Not super on history and pearl and silk factories were sales oriented but many like that though I more wanted history.

Jordan B
1 | 2018-08-12

Not sure what was more boring the tour or the tour guide Frank. He never asked our names and did nothing to keep the group together. We actually went the tour early.

1 | 2018-06-05

Unsatisfactory. I had a bad experience on the river tour with the same guide Frank the night before and I thought it might have been a bad day for him, but on the city tour was the same. always walking alone and did not worry that all the members of the group were with him. he answered the questions impolitely. during the tour he ran out of his mobile phone's battery and could not communicate with the driver so he could find us. We waited alone in a corner while he went to look for the driver through the streets while carrying the cell phone with the external battery of one of the participants. very unprofessional about the places visited, we spent less than an hour in the museum, which was quite large and had many beautiful things to see. the temple was ok, the pearl and silk factory stops, too long and the vendors too insistent almost a waste of time. lunch quite poor. the stop in the garden was the best of the day.

Sunil D
5 | 2018-05-20

Great tour, specially when you have a short stay in the city

Davey E
5 | 2018-05-13

Great tou

Joseph R
5 | 2018-02-06

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!

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