Experience Shanghai - Independent Tour
The city of Shanghai, whose name literally means “on the sea”, is located on the East China coast. With a total population of around 15 million, of which around 8 million live in the city proper, it is China’s largest city, its largest port and its largest industrial base. It has the best shops and restaurants in the country and the most fashionable people. Called “the dragon head” of East China, Shanghai is the leading force driving the economy forward. Since market restrictions were lifted, it has embraced the forces of business and design, shaping a fresh, new city that is sophisticated and innovative. The Bund, its riverside area and Frenchtown are the best places to see the remnants of the city’s colonial past. Then move onto the temples, gardens, bazaars and striking architecture of the new city.
Day 1: Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai and transfer to hotel. Rest of the afternoon at your leisure.
Day 2: Shanghai (B/L)
Visit Old Downtown, classical Yu Garden and the Bund. Old Downtown has many narrow zigzag lanes, small squares, fish pond and pavilion linked by stone bridges. It collects many favourite local bars, restaurants, tea houses and souvenir shops. The Yu Garden (UNESCO Site) built 400 years ago, is a famous ancient private garden with architectures of Ming and Qing dynasties. It became a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. The vividly brick-carving figures of warlords & warriors, unique animals standing on the roofs of ancient buildings and the huge dragons decorated on the range of walls, all features of this unique garden. Afternoon we visit Shanghai Museum. The attractions include enormous finest stone sculptures, bronze-ware, porcelain, calligraphic works, Chinese paintings and ancient furniture. Visit Xintiandi and Pudong New Development Zone
Day 3: Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai (B/L)
Enjoy a full day excursion to Suzhou starting with a short train journey from Shanghai with your guide. On arrival, visit the Lingering Garden and the Garden called Master of the Fishing Net created by rich families. Also visit the famous Suzhou Embroidery before taking the train back to Shanghai.
Day 4: Shanghai (B)
Your program ends with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight
This is a private program and can be modified to suit your requirements.
Excluded: International flights, Visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.
Prices quoted are valid from 01 March - 31 October 2018
Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates.
Specific travel dates apply
*per person share twin