Shanghai

This fabled port on the Huangpu River has played a pivotal role in the history of modern China. One of seven treaty ports inflicted by the West on Imperial China, the city was famed for the Bund, an elegant section of riverbank lined with European mercantile houses and elegant mansions. Shanghai was also the cradle of the Chinese Communist Party, and it is here that the People's Republic created its vast commercial and industrial bastion. Shanghai is also one of the most fascinating cities on the face of the earth. Its streets are packed with individuals, cars and bicycles, weaving an extraordinary tapestry of humanity. Yet serenity and beauty are always present, be it a class practicing early morning tai chi or the serene repose of the city's jade Buddha.

Shanghai's attractions are legendary, from exquisite temples and superb museums to the Bund's elegant 19th-century European architecture. The city is also your gateway to the Grand Canal and the legendary city of Suzhou.

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Points of Interest

  • Yu Gardens
  • The Bund
  • Jin Mao Tower
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Pearl TV Tower
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Suzhou/The Humble Administrator's Garden
  • Water Village

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  • Yu Gardens

    One of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in Shanghai. Established in 1559, the gardens feature five acres of spellbinding cliffs, winding caves and gorges, ponds, and glorious pavilions and pagodas. Yu Garden is not wheelchair accessible

  • The Bund

    Formerly the financial center of colonial Shanghai, The Bund stretches one mile along the bank of the Huangpu River and is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai.

  • Jin Mao Tower

    At 88 stories, this stunning skyscraper reaches almost 1380 feet tall. Jin Mao, which means "Golden Prosperity Building" in Chinese is a splendid combination of traditional Chinese architecture and modern technology.

  • Jade Buddha Temple

    The temple houses two rare cultural relics. Carved out of solid white jade, the Sitting Buddha measures over 6 feet tall and is adorned with semi-precious stones, the Recumbent Buddha measures 3 feet high. Jade Buddha Temple is not wheelchair accessible

  • Pearl TV Tower

    Situated on a field of grass, the entire 1,500-foot structure gives the appearance of pearls shining on a jade plate. The top of the tower contains shops, restaurants and breathtaking views of Shanghai.

  • Shanghai Museum

    Located in the center of Shanghai in the People's Square, the museum's eleven galleries include 120,000 pieces of bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, furniture, jade, ancient coins, seals and more.

  • Suzhou/The Humble Administrator's Garden

    Often called the "Venice of the East," Suzhou is renowned for its waterways and elegant gardens, many of which are UNESCO-designated, including the Ming Dynasty Humble Administrator's Garden. Suzhou excursion is not wheelchair accessible

  • Water Village

    Glide aboard your boat through the interwoven canals of historic Zhujiajiao and take in the distinctive style of its bridges, including the dragon-adorned Fangsheng Bridge, built in 1571. Zhujiajiao Watertown is not wheelchair accessible

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The Bund & Yu Garden

5.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 2 0 5
  • Yu Gardens
  • The Bund

Stroll along the Riverside Walkway and view one of the most famous destinations in Shanghai - The Bund. Explore the heart of Old Shanghai on a guided walking tour that visits Yu Gardens, a Ming Dynasty pleasure park. Visit the White Buddha Temple and view its priceless white jade statue.

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Contemporary Historic Museum, Yu Garden & Old Town

5.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 2 1 0
  • The Bund
  • Pearl TV Tower
  • Yu Gardens

Discover how Shanghai's colorful history mingles with the city's look towards the future on a guided tour of the 450-year-old Yu Gardens and Old Town, a visit to the Shanghai Historical Museum, and a walk along the River Promenade.

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Easy Shanghai

4.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 2 9 0
  • The Bund
  • Pearl TV Tower
  • Jin Mao Tower

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Relax and see Shanghai from the comfort of your motorcoach on a narrated guided tour of the city's popular attractions. Some of the tour's highlights include the 88-story skyscraper Jin Mao Tower, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Frenchtown, People's Square, and a scenic drive along the Bund.

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Maglev Train, Jin Mao Tower & Lu Jia Zui Area

4 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 2 2 0
  • Jin Mao Tower

Experience the thrills of modern Shanghai at 267 miles an hour aboard a magnetic-levitation train. Then, travel to the Lu Jia Zui financial area on the west bank of the Huangpu River to the 88-story Jin Mao Tower for stunning views of the city from the observation deck.

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Yu Garden, Jin Mao Tower & Old Town On Your Own

8.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 1 8 0
  • The Bund
  • Yu Gardens
  • Jin Mao Tower

Spend the day exploring Shanghai. First, you'll marvel at the panoramic views of Shanghai from the observation deck of the 88-story Jin Mao Tower and later visit the Yu Gardens in Old Town. Then you're off for three hours to explore or shop on your own.

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Zhujiajiao: Qing Dynasty Post Office & Bridges

7.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 1 6 0
  • Water Village

Travel across China's fertile countryside to the 1,700 year-old town of Zhujiajiao. Your walking tour of this ancient city will take you past its many bridges and waterways. Then, after a lunch you'll shop the local silk factory.

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Suzhou, Humble Administrator Garden & Canal Cruise

9.75 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 1 0 5
  • Suzhou/The Humble Administrator's Garden

Explore the ancient city of Suzhou, often called the "Venice of the East." Your visit includes the Humble Administrator's Garden, one of the finest in China. Tour the city's Embroidery Research Center, enjoy a lunch and then embark on a leisurely cruise of the Grand Canal.

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Best of Shanghai

10 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 1 0 0
  • The Bund
  • Yu Gardens
  • Jin Mao Tower
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Shanghai Museum

Spend a day discovering the best of Shanghai. Begin with a tour of Yu Gardens, the finest in the region. Then, view the collection of Chinese art at the Shanghai Museum. Next, enjoy a Shanghai lunch before departing to the Jade Buddha Temple and finally, visit the Jin Mao Tower.

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Debark Tour - The Bund & Yu Garden (PVG - Pudong Airport)

4.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 9 6 5
  • The Bund

Stroll along the Riverside Walkway and view one of the most famous destinations in Shanghai - The Bund. Explore the heart of Old Shanghai on a guided walking tour that visits Yu Gardens, a Ming Dynasty pleasure park. Visit the White Buddha Temple and view its priceless white jade statue.

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Debark Tour - The Bund & Yu Garden (SHA - Hongqiao Airport)

4.5 hours | Shanghai | S H A - 9 7 0
  • Yu Gardens
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • The Bund

Stroll along the Riverside Walkway and view one of the most famous destinations in Shanghai - The Bund. Explore the heart of Old Shanghai on a guided walking tour that visits Yu Gardens, a Ming Dynasty pleasure park. Visit the White Buddha Temple and view its priceless white jade statue.

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