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Shanghai: Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining

1. Shanghai: Night River Cruise Tour with Xinjiang Style Dining

Make the most of your Shanghai visit with a unique combination of a Huangpu River cruise and an authentic Xinjiang food experience. Say goodbye to the hassle of navigating the metro and instead travel in comfort in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy stunning views of multiple famous Shanghai landmarks from your river cruise, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the World Financial Center. Your guide will also be on hand to help you navigate the menu during your Xinjiang feast. Your tour guide and private driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the evening before taking you to the Huangpu River Cruise Terminal. There, you'll embark on a relaxing cruise along the mother river of Shanghai, the Huangpu River. As you stand on the top deck of the cruise ship, you'll get a glimpse of Shanghai's past and future. Along the west side of the Bund, you'll see grand colonial buildings like the famous Peace hotel and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. On the east side, you'll see the city's modern skyscrapers, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, and Shanghai Tower. (Please note that the timing of dinner may depend on the sunset time.) After your river cruise, follow your guide to a popular local Xinjiang restaurant in the Pudong New Area. Sample some of the region's most famous dishes, such as Dapanji (big plate chicken), lamb kebabs, Xinjiang yogurt, and naan (a kind of Xinjiang pancake). Dapanji is a savory, aromatic chicken dish flavored with spices, chopped potato, and green pepper and typically served with hand-stretched noodles. The lamb kebabs at the restaurant are particularly popular among locals, though chicken wings and other skewers are also available. In the evenings, the restaurant sometimes offers entertainment, including cultural and belly dancing performances. If you're lucky, the dancers might even invite you to join in! After your dinner, your guide will escort you back to your hotel. If you'd like to be dropped off at another location in the city, such as Xintiandi, your guide will be happy to take you there. Relax and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Shanghai, confident in the knowledge that you've experienced some of the city's best sights and flavors.

Shanghai: Private and Personalized Guided Tour

2. Shanghai: Private and Personalized Guided Tour

Book a private tour for 4 or 8 hours and inform the local partner of your preferences so that you can be assigned a like-minded guide to take you around the city. With complete flexibility, follow this itinerary or create your own for a unique Shanghai experience. After meeting your guide at your downtown location, start this 8-hour private tour at the Yu Yuan Garden. Explore the Shanghai Old Street before taking a break in an ancient Chinese tea house. Following tea, head to the People Square to see the City Hall and its surrounding buildings. Stroll along the Xintiandi in the charming former French Concession before enjoying lunch on your own. In the afternoon, marvel at the sacred 19th-century Jade Buddha Temple. Then, head to Bund, which is Shanghai's picturesque waterfront. Admire its soaring skyline and views of the Huangpu River. The last stop is the Pudong Business and Financial Center where all of the main skyscrapers are located. See the tallest building, Shanghai Tower, as well as the Shanghai World Finacial Center, and Jinmao Tower before being helped transfer back to your hotel or chosen downtown location.

Shanghai: 4-Hour Nightlife Adventure & Tasting Bike Tour

3. Shanghai: 4-Hour Nightlife Adventure & Tasting Bike Tour

When the night falls, Shanghai is even dreamier with all the lights intertwining with the moon and the stars. The spectacular skyline in Pudong is well worth a look, with the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Shanghai Tower sitting in the clouds, the spaceship-like pink Oriental Pearl Tower and the video projections on the Aurora Plaza. Meanwhile, on the other side of the Huangpu River, you can view a lot of antique and graceful buildings along the Bund. See pointed Gothic roofs, arches from ancient Greece, Baroque columns, and Spanish balconies, displaying the rich flavor of foreign lands, so unique and majestic. During the tour, you also have a chance to visit the world's most famous jazz bar. From there, cycle to one of the biggest night flea-markets. Then head to Xintiandi and discover its colorful nightlife, wine, cuisines and bands intermingled with western and eastern flavors. You will also bike to a well-known street selling barbecue food. Here you have a chance to taste traditional street food and snacks. Finally, head back to the starting point. 

Shanghai: Yu Garden and City God Temple Walking Tour

4. Shanghai: Yu Garden and City God Temple Walking Tour

Get an insider's perspective of the changing scene of Shanghai on a 3-hour guided walking tour that discovers old city sights as well as delicious street food. The tour begins with a visit to Yuyuan Garden, one of the finest private gardens in China, known for its classic landscape architecture. Wander down lively streets filled with local residents, sometimes still dressed in their pajamas. See tiny family-owned shops where you can rummage for bargain items. Then you'll visit the City God Temple, where local residents go to pray for good fortune and peace. The popularity of the temple led to many businesses being set up in the area, turning the surrounding streets into a busy traditional marketplace. Your guide can also take you on a stroll along the Yu Garden Old Street and to learn about the porcelain art, wooden crafts, and jewelry crafts in the bazaar. If you want to buy some souvenirs, feel free to ask your guide to tell you how to bargain the best price. And there is an opportunity to taste various high-end Chinese teas in the local tea shop.  Take the optional snack option so you will have a chance to try some Shanghai street food. Taste the famous Soup Dumplings (Xiaolongbao) and learn from the local guide about the flavor and consistency of the broth, the quality of the meat filling, and the texture of the dumplings' skin.

Shanghai: Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Day Tour

5. Shanghai: Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Day Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey with your knowledgeable guide, starting at your hotel lobby. After a scenic one-hour drive, your adventure begins in the enchanting Zhujiajiao water town. With a history spanning over 1,700 years, it boasts remarkable preserved features. Marvel at the antiquated architecture, traverse old bridges, and follow the bubbling streams. Meander along the picturesque canals, wander through ancient lanes, and explore houses with stunning gardens. Capture the beauty with your camera as you enjoy a leisurely boat ride through the serene waterways. As hunger calls, delight in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, savoring a variety of mouthwatering dishes that showcase the flavors of the region. In the afternoon, return to Shanghai and embark on the next leg of your adventure. Visit the renowned Yuyuan Garden, a pristine oasis that has stood for over 400 years, with its elegant Chinese pavilions and authentic architectural treasures. Alternatively, opt to explore the famous Jade Buddha Temple, a revered spiritual sanctuary (please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on Mondays). Next, venture to the iconic Bund, where you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the city's skyline, encompassing architectural marvels like the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the awe-inspiring Shanghai Tower. Allow the vibrant cityscape to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your Shanghai experience. Conclude your tour with a visit to the magnificent Shanghai Tower, soaring 632 meters into the sky. Ascend to the observatory and be rewarded with a panoramic 360-degree view that showcases the city in all its glory. If you have already explored the aforementioned sites, fear not! There are alternative attractions and activities to choose from, such as the Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower, or the esteemed Shanghai Museum. At the end of your captivating journey, your guide will ensure a comfortable return to your hotel, cruise port, or airport, leaving you with cherished memories of your time spent exploring the wonders of Shanghai.

Shanghai: Guided Bicycle Tour

6. Shanghai: Guided Bicycle Tour

Pedal your way to a new perspective in Shanghai. Explore the Shikumen architectural style that blends design characteristics of eastern and western cultures reflecting — the history of this great Chinese metropolis. Ride through Shanghai's narrow alleyways surrounded by stone houses and buildings on both sides, and catch a glimpse of the unique local lifestyle. Cycle along the picturesque Lu Xun Park and continue towards Yu Garden, an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple. Make stops at bustling street food stalls and antique stores along your journey, and listen to fascinating stories behind the building and sites you pass from your local guide.

Discover Suzhou & Zhouzhuang: Private Day Trip

7. Discover Suzhou & Zhouzhuang: Private Day Trip

Begin your day trip with a friendly private guide, departing from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable vehicle. Journey to Zhouzhuang, the renowned water town, where you'll delight in a tranquil boat ride and savor a delectable local lunch. Along the riverside, you'll encounter ancient households and the imposing city gate wall, immersing yourself in the captivating ambiance of bygone eras and the allure of old China. Following lunch, venture to the exquisite city of Suzhou to explore the iconic Humble Administrator's Garden. Meander through its enchanting landscapes, adorned with historic houses, serene ponds, and winding walkways. Considered a masterpiece of modern Chinese garden design, this garden will transport you back in time as you relax in a pavilion beside the shimmering pond. Should you desire to visit an alternative garden, discuss your preferences with your guide during the journey. Continuing your adventure, discover the vibrant Pingjiang Road, where you'll experience the local life and culture of Suzhou. Take in the captivating sights of intriguing shops lining the street, and consider seizing the opportunity for a rickshaw ride to enhance your exploration (additional cost applies). As your captivating day trip draws to a close, you'll be transported back to your Shanghai hotel, filled with cherished memories of your journey through the wonders of Zhouzhuang and Suzhou.

Shanghai: Private Guided Tour to Hangzhou by Bullet Train

8. Shanghai: Private Guided Tour to Hangzhou by Bullet Train

Embark on a memorable journey as you meet your private guide in the morning at your hotel lobby. Board the high-speed bullet train for a swift 1-hour ride to Hangzhou City, where you'll have the chance to discuss your Hangzhou bucket list with your knowledgeable guide. Your guide will offer valuable insights and tailor the day's itinerary to suit your specific interests and preferences. Please note that the itinerary provided below is just an example, which can be customized to your liking. Upon arriving in Hangzhou, start your exploration with a leisurely walk along the scenic West Lake, known for its serene beauty and captivating landscapes. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings as you enjoy a 45-minute boat ride, listening to intriguing tales of local history and culture shared by your friendly guide. Following your West Lake visit, proceed to the renowned Longjing green tea farm, where you'll be treated to a sumptuous local lunch paired with exquisite tea tasting. Take in the picturesque views of the tea plantations, stroll through the lush greenery, and learn about the intricate process of tea cultivation from knowledgeable locals. After indulging in the flavors of Hangzhou, set off to explore the famous Lingyin Temple, a revered Buddhist sanctuary with a rich heritage. Marvel at the intricate architecture, intricate carvings, and serene atmosphere of this sacred site. If you've previously visited Hangzhou and wish to explore different attractions this time, feel free to discuss alternative options with your guide. Some suggested alternatives include the Meijiawu Tea Village, Hefang Street, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, or Liuhe Pagoda. As your memorable day draws to a close, board the bullet train for a comfortable journey back to Shanghai. Your guide will ensure your safe return to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your flexible Hangzhou adventure. Regenerate response

Shanghai: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Airport Transfer option

9. Shanghai: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Airport Transfer option

Enjoy an enchanting day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town, a captivating destination renowned for its timeless charm and picturesque canals. Join your friendly private guide in the morning and set off on a scenic journey to this historic village, where you'll be immersed in its rich cultural heritage and fascinating history. Upon arrival, marvel at the architectural masterpiece of Kezhi Garden and cross the iconic Fangsheng Bridge, witnessing the town's unique blend of traditional beauty and tranquil waterways. Indulge in a delectable local lunch, savoring the flavors of regional cuisine that tantalize your taste buds. Afterward, embark on a leisurely boat ride along the meandering canals, immersing yourself in the town's serene ambiance and taking in the scenic views. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide personalized insights and informative commentary, enriching your understanding of Zhujiajiao's significance and charm. As your unforgettable day trip comes to an end, bid farewell to Zhujiajiao and relax as you are transferred back to your Shanghai hotel, cherishing the cherished memories of this remarkable experience.

Shanghai: Yu Garden,Jade Temple, Bund&French Concession Tour

10. Shanghai: Yu Garden,Jade Temple, Bund&French Concession Tour

Embark on an unforgettable Shanghai adventure with your private guide awaiting you at your hotel. Engage in a detailed discussion to craft a personalized itinerary for your day of exploration. Board the comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and set off on an exciting journey through this vibrant city. Begin by visiting the iconic Bund, where you'll marvel at the breathtaking cityscape along the Huangpu River. Take in the towering structures like Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Tower, and World Financial Center. As you stroll along the river, soak in the charm of the old colonial buildings that offer glimpses into Shanghai's rich history. Continue your tour with a visit to the magnificent Jade Buddha Temple, known for its impressive Buddha statues. Explore the temple complex, witness local worshipers in serene devotion, and gain insights into the fascinating religious culture from your knowledgeable guide. (Note: Jade Buddha Temple closes at 4:20pm.) Next, immerse yourself in the captivating ambiance of Yuyuan Garden, a beautifully preserved garden with a 400-year history. Admire the elegant Chinese pavilions, architectural wonders, and serene surroundings. If you crave shopping or street food delights, Yuyuan Bazaar awaits your exploration. (Note: Yuyuan Garden closes at 4pm and is closed every Monday.) Explore the enchanting French Concession, once the heart of colonial life. Appreciate the impressive French-style architecture, delve into the captivating history of 19th-century Shanghai, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along picturesque walkways adorned with magnificent French trees. To further customize your tour, choose from a range of additional attractions based on your interests, such as Shanghai Old Street, City of God Temple, Fuxing Park, or renowned Pudong landmarks like Shanghai Tower, Pearl TV Tower, or Shanghai World Financial Center. As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, your guide ensures a comfortable return to your hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of your personalized exploration of Shanghai's remarkable wonders.

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