Best Of Shanghai Day Tour, Including Jade Buddha Temple And The Bund

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from Shanghai hotels located in city center
    Dates: Daily
    Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See all the main sites of Shanghai-china">Shanghai-china">Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. Your fully guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry into the Jade buddha temple, Shanghai museum, Shanghai-china/Bund">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.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

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)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 21-Nov-2019

    Frank is an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and takes care of his clients. He even took pictures and sent them to me by WeChat.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    Tom is a good guide. Full of information, dates, facts and figures. We visited the Shanghai Museum, three different temples, a silk factory, the jade and pearl center and a large open air flea market/mall area and the Bund. Every stop is an opportunity to shop, but I really felt it in the silk and jade shops. The shop workers hovering, pointing out sales and making suggestions. The tour group was less than 10 people which was great.

  • 11-Nov-2019

    I was the only person on this tour. The transport was over 30 minutes late, so I would have expected a call to say they were on their way. In fact the Concierge at the pick up hotel called for me, got the driver’s number then called him. Traffic was bad, as it often is in Shanghai, but it shouldn’t have been me doing the calling. The places we went were really interesting. I would have liked longer at the Shanghai Museum and the Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund etc. Because I was the only passenger we moved faster than a group would so time at stops could have been extended. In fact, despite the late start, I was back at the hotel by about 15.40. What was disappointing were the visits to the pearl centre, the silk factory etc. These were thinly disguised (expensive) selling opportunities, with very little actual information and interesting facts provided. Frank, the guide, was knowledgeable if uncharismatic.

  • 31-Oct-2019

    This was a long day but our guide was knowledgeable and confident. He didn't hurry us and answered all the questions he was asked. We had time for photos and to examine museum exhibits etc for ourselves. We found the trip to the Silk Factory fascinating and the Tea Tasting session was most enjoyable. An excellent lunch was included. We would never have seen all these things by ourselves so totally recommend this tour.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    Tom was assigned to host a gp of international tourists from US, Canada, South Africa and Singapore on 29/10 day tour of Shanghai. His pleasant personality, great hospitality skills, deep local knowledge were indeed commendable. Tks Tom.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    In a nutshell, this is simply commercial mass tourism at its worst. The tour stops at the "Silk Center" where you waste time because the sales rep are trying to sell you stuff. Then you stop at "Pear Center" where it is the same story. Then the guide spends a good amount of time trying to sell you additional acrobat show tickets while in the bus. I cannot blame the guide. He is probably doing what the travel company is asking him to do.

    A better option than this tour would be to use the hop and hop off tour.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    This tour was labeled as the Best of Shanghai and it did show us some of Shanghai. We also visited numerous Buddhist Temples. However, it seemed like we spent an equal amount of time visiting a pearl factory and a silk factory where time was spent having sales people try to sell us jewelry and silk comforters. I do not believe this was our guide's fault but rather the person who developed the itinerary of the tour. If I wanted to take a shopping tour, I would have scheduled one. Time on this tour could have been better spent going into the history of Shanghai: pre-WWII, during the war, and Post WWII. It could have gone into the demographics of Shanghai and its economy. What do all the people in Shanghai do? We should have visited the amazing diorama at the Urban Planning Center instead of being let loose for 90 minutes with out a guide in the Shanghai Museum This tour has so much potential and room for improvement.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Our guide was boring and like a robot. he had no personality and made the tour boring. We had 2 stops to go and left. We had taken 5 tours and they were all great except this one.

  • 27-Sep-2019

    Very good tour and tour guide I learned alot from new and old Shanghai. Worth a visit to Shanghai and exploring.

  • 23-Sep-2019

    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.

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