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Shanghai Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour Including Jade Buddha Temple

Shanghai Shore Excursion: Private Full-Day City Sightseeing Tour Including Jade Buddha Temple - Shanghai, China
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$109.00

Called the ‘Paris of the Orient’ or the ‘Pearl of China,’ Shanghai reflects centuries of history mixed with modern-day culture. While in port, see the city’s most impressive sights on a full-day shore excursion by private, air-conditioned vehicle ... More info ›

Called the ‘Paris of the Orient’ or the ‘Pearl of China,’ Shanghai reflects centuries of history mixed with modern-day culture. While in port, see the city’s most impressive sights on a full-day shore excursion by private, air-conditioned vehicle. Gain entry to the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, a silk factory and the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery, including lunch. Your local guide will also accompany you to People’s Square, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street and Xin Tian Di, Shanghai's entertainment district.

Meet your friendly guide at the Shanghai port after your cruise ship docks, and hop in your comfortable private vehicle for your full-day sightseeing tour of the city. First, head to the Jade Buddha Temple, built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (1875-1909 AD), for a guided tour. Admire the large collection of Burmese jade statues as your guide tells you about the temple’s Shanghai Buddhist Institute and the monks who reside there.

Then, enjoy a visit to the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery for a fascinating lesson on pearl cultivation. You might be one of the lucky recipients of a complimentary gift – a beautiful freshwater pearl.

When you reach People’s Square in the city center, stroll around the large park, which occupies the site of a former horseracing course. Admire the greenery and the surrounding buildings, such as the Shanghai Grand Theatre and Shanghai Art Museum.

Then, walk to the Shanghai Museum to view the bronze ware, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, coins and furniture on exhibit. Your guide will point out the museum’s permanent collection, which houses more than 120,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of history in China.

Your guide will accompany you to a local restaurant for a delicious Chinese lunch. Afterward, visit Shanghai Old Street and the charming Yuyuan Garden, enjoying classic sights from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Then, head to the Shanghai waterfront to walk along the Bund, a 2-mile-long (4-km) row of buildings that showcases pre-1949 architecture and site of the city’s financial and commercial center of the 1930s.

Next, enter the silk factory and learn how Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century. Your guide can help you purchase some silk at bargain prices.

Finally, enjoy a drive to Xin Tian Di, Shanghai's latest entertainment district, passing lovely tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture in the former French Concession District. Stretch your legs along the two square blocks, where well-preserved brick buildings have been transformed into fashionable clubs, restaurants and boutiques, before your guide returns you to the Shanghai cruise port.

Before you make the booking, please check with your cruise company or your agent to confirm the name of the cruise port. There are 3 cruise ports in Shanghai and surrounding. They are Shanghai International Cruise Terminal at Dong Da Ming Road, Baoshan Port at Wusongkou, and Waigaoqiao Port. Choosing the correct cruise port is very important.

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Shanghai Shore Excursion: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Trip

Shanghai Shore Excursion: Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Day Trip - Shanghai, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$147.00

Enjoy a privately guided shore excursion to the picturesque towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang while in port in Shanghai. On this day trip by private vehicle, stroll through Suzhou's marvelous Net Master Garden and view its Grand Canal ... More info ›

Enjoy a privately guided shore excursion to the picturesque towns of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang while in port in Shanghai. On this day trip by private vehicle, stroll through Suzhou's marvelous Net Master Garden and view its Grand Canal. You’ll explore Zhouzhuang's waterways on a Chinese-style gondola and dine on a Chinese lunch. With an expert guide, observe the traditional daily life in these centuries-old towns, situated within the Yangtze basin – a trip to be remembered!

After your cruise ship docks in Shanghai, your guide will take you by private vehicle to Suzhou, one of the oldest Chinese towns established around 600 BC in the Yangtze basin. As you explore the lovely environs, you’ll see why this village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ for its interconnected waterways.

Your guide will tell you how Suzhou was one of the few cities in China to emerge from Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution largely unchanged -- including gardens that remained almost intact. Stop at Net Master Garden, an exquisite example of a Ming dynasty garden, and admire its construction as a microcosm of the universe in a confined space, reflecting harmonious Chinese principles.

Next, head to the town's ancient city wall and view Suzhou’s Grand Canal before enjoying a guided tour of a silk-spinning factory. You’ll observe the ways Chinese silk has been produced since the 14th century, and then take a break for a Chinese-style lunch at a local establishment before heading to Zhouzhuang.

When you reach the water village of Zhouzhuang, float through the charming waterways aboard a Chinese-style gondola, and admire the town’s well-preserved architecture dating back more than 900 years. Your guide will point out some of the 60 carved-brick archways and 100 traditional courtyards of the buildings still in use since the Ming and Qing dynasties. Observe everyday life along the waterways – where residents do everything from shopping from boat vendors to washing their clothes – before your day trip ends with return transport to the Shanghai cruise port.

Before you make the booking, please check with your cruise company or your agent to confirm the name of the cruise port. There are 3 cruise ports in Shanghai and surrounding. They are Shanghai International Cruise Terminal at Dong Da Ming Road, Baoshan Port at Wusongkou, and Waigaoqiao Port. Choosing the correct cruise port is very important.

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Shanghai Shore Excursion: Half-Day Private City Sightseeing Tour Including Jade Buddha Temple

Shanghai Shore Excursion: Half-Day Private City Sightseeing Tour Including Jade Buddha Temple - Shanghai, China
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Duration: 4 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$65.00

While in port in Shanghai, enjoy a half-day shore excursion and explore some of the city’s top sights. Venture into China's most modern city within the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle ... More info ›

While in port in Shanghai, enjoy a half-day shore excursion and explore some of the city’s top sights. Venture into China's most modern city within the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle. On this expertly guided sightseeing tour, you’ll gain admission to attractions like Jade Buddha Temple, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and Shanghai Museum, with a stop at People’s Square. You’ll be glad you saw these can't-miss highlights that all visitors to Shanghai must experience!

When your cruise ship docks in Shanghai, your guide will accompany you by private vehicle to a few handpicked sights in this fabulous city – a blend of ancient Asian port and modern metropolis. Drive past the fashionable streets of Shanghai, full of glamorous shops, restaurants, galleries and museums that reflect its history from royal dynasties to present day.

Start your tour at the Jade Buddha Temple to view its precious collection of jade statues from Myanmar (Burma). Constructed during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty, the temple was actually built in the architectural style of the Song Dynasty. Learn about the Shanghai Buddhist Institute, currently housed at the temple, as well as the community of monks who live there.

Next, your guide will drive you to the Fresh Water Pearl Gallery to observe the interesting process of pearl cultivation. If you’re lucky, you may be the one participant chosen to receive the complimentary gift of a single pearl!

Continue to the heart of the city and get out of your vehicle at People’s Square, a large public square filled with plants and trees. This central city park, including the Shanghai Grand Theatre and Shanghai Art Museum, is part of a former horseracing track. Here, it is common to pray for world peace while feeding the lovely doves.

You can walk to the nearby Shanghai Museum, whose exterior resembles a Chinese cooking pot and whose interior design follows Feng Shui principles. View the permanent collection and other exhibitions with your guide, who will show you objects from 5,000 years of Chinese history. Admire bronze ware, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ancient Chinese coins, jade carvings and furniture before your guide returns you by private vehicle to the Shanghai cruise port.

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Private Shore Excursion from Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal

Private Shore Excursion from Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal - Shanghai, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$97.03

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal is one of the largest cruise port terminals in Shanghai. It is located on Dongdaming Road right by the Huangpu River, near the city center area. This private shore excursion is designed for the cruise travelers from Shanghai Port international Cruise Terminal ... More info ›

Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal is one of the largest cruise port terminals in Shanghai. It is located on Dongdaming Road right by the Huangpu River, near the city center area. This private shore excursion is designed for the cruise travelers from Shanghai Port international Cruise Terminal. Accompanied by a friendly personal guide to explore all the top attractions in Shanghai city, such as French concession, Jade Buddha temple, Lujiazui financial center, The Bund, Yuyuan garden and etc.. Cruise port pick up and drop off, lunch, tickets are all-inclusive. You also have an option to upgrade your package with PVG Airport drop-off service if you need to catching your connecting flight after the tour is finished.

Please note: This Shore Excursion is Not from Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal

Your professional tour guide will warmly greet you with your name sign at the arrival hall of Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal in the morning, and then start your exciting city tour from Former French concession, where you will see some well-preserved western style stone houses with lots of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. Stroll through the alleyways and have a leisure time enjoying the art, shopping for souvenirs.

After that, you will visit Jade Buddha temple, which is a functional Buddhism temple with a beautiful jade Buddha statue and some great gold statues. It is interesting to see local people praying and doing worship.

Then, head up to The Bund, where you could see the well kept, picturesque "Bund International Architecture Exhibition” and stunning skyscrapers at two side of the river. Follow your tour guide step and listen to the interesting history learning and latest city changes update.

Fulfill your stomach with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant to have a bite of famous "Xiao Long Bao" (soup dumpling) and other delicious dishes.

In the afternoon, you will visit world financial center, the second tallest building in China. You will have a panoramic view of the whole city with a 360 degrees dimension from the observatory.

At last, visit the old Yuyuan garden, a place with lots of peace and tranquility. You will see the typical Chinese pavilions, huge rockeries and dragon emblems inside. If you like to do shopping and have a bite of street food, Yuyuan bazaar can be a good choice for you.

If you have already visit some of those places above before, and want to do something different this time. Please feel free to pick below attraction or activities base on your interests.

  • Maglev Train Experience
  • TV Tower/Shanghai tower/Jinmao Tower
  • Shanghai museum
  • Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center
  • Confucius temple

After the tour, you guide will send you back to the cruise terminal or your centrally located shanghai hotel. If you select the option of PVG drop-off, you will be transferred directly to Pudong international Airport.

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Private Full-Day Classic Shanghai Shore Excursion Tour

Private Full-Day Classic Shanghai Shore Excursion Tour - Shanghai, China
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Duration: 8 hours
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$95.00

Make the most of even a one-day stop in Shanghai with a private shore excursion complete with local guide and driver. This fully customizable tour is adjustable to suit your interests but typically includes: The Bund area with the Splendid river view of the modern skyscrapers ( Oriental pearl TV tower, Shanghai tower , Jinao tower), Old Town bazaar and classic Ming dynasty Garden, People's Square, Jade Buddha Temple, and the French Concession, both Fuxing Park and Xintiandi.

As this is a private shore excursion, the schedule, duration, and activities are entirely up to you ... More info ›

Make the most of even a one-day stop in Shanghai with a private shore excursion complete with local guide and driver. This fully customizable tour is adjustable to suit your interests but typically includes: The Bund area with the Splendid river view of the modern skyscrapers ( Oriental pearl TV tower, Shanghai tower , Jinao tower), Old Town bazaar and classic Ming dynasty Garden, People's Square, Jade Buddha Temple, and the French Concession, both Fuxing Park and Xintiandi.

As this is a private shore excursion, the schedule, duration, and activities are entirely up to you. However, the most popular itinerary begins with a pickup at Shanghai cruise terminal and starts with a visit to the city’s former French Concession.

Here, stop at Fuxing Park, where the French-style gardens pay homage to the park’s colonial beginnings, although there’s also a monument to the Communist heroes Marx and Engels. In the morning, the park offers a fantastic introduction to traditional Shanghai life as locals gather here to enjoy activities such as calligraphy, singing, and even ballroom dancing. Feel free to join in a dance if you wish!

Then, let your guide lead you through the French Concession, once the center of colonial life, and now the hottest and hippest neighborhood in Shanghai.

Hop back in your private vehicle and drive on to People’s Square, known as the heart of Shanghai. Besides being a great place to observe locals going about their daily life, the square is home to the famous Marriage Market during weekends, when local parents come to find a boyfriend or girlfriend for their single children.

If it's raining, you may wish to enjoy the alternative of either a visit to the world-class Shanghai Museum, with its fantastic selection of historic artefacts, or the fascinating Shanghai Urban Planning Museum (both with entrance fees at own expense).

For lunch, stop at a local restaurant to discover classic Shanghainese cuisine. Enjoy xiaolongbao soup dumplings, Shanghai-style noodles, or meat, fish, and vegetable dishes, washed down with plenty of tea (own expense).

Next, see more local life as you explore Shanghai's Old Town area. Wander through its narrow alleyways and colorful markets, and if you wish, shop for tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs, or even everyday items like clothes and chopsticks.

No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a stroll along The Bund or the Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao) that locals describe as a free museum of architecture for the varied styles on display.

As you enjoy the splendid views of the colonial-era architecture and the dramatic contemporary skyline across the River Huangpu, your guide will explain Shanghai’s international history.

Finally, it's back to the French Concession and its trendy Xintiandi area, where you can see yet again how Shanghai has moved with the times. The area's traditional Shanghai shikumen houses, built for upper-middle-class families in the 1920s and 1930s, have been converted into bars, coffee shops, stores, and restaurants, and make fantastic spots to watch the world go by.

Your tour finishes with a transfer back to your cruise ship or to the central Shanghai hotel of your choice. Please provide your choice of destination when you book.

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Private Shore Excursion: Shanghai City Highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town

Private Shore Excursion: Shanghai City Highlights and Zhujiajiao Water Town  - Shanghai, China

Duration: 8 to 12 hrs
Location: Shanghai, China

From USD
$160.00

This private full day tour takes you to see both top Shanghai city attractions and one of water village near by from Wusongkou or any city port in Shanghai. Based on your schedule and personal interests, you may visit Shanghai Old Town, City God Temple Bazaar, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha temple, Former French concession and stroll along the famous Bund area to olver look Pudong Lujiazui CBD area all the skyscrapers ... More info ›

This private full day tour takes you to see both top Shanghai city attractions and one of water village near by from Wusongkou or any city port in Shanghai. Based on your schedule and personal interests, you may visit Shanghai Old Town, City God Temple Bazaar, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha temple, Former French concession and stroll along the famous Bund area to olver look Pudong Lujiazui CBD area all the skyscrapers. A relaxing boat ride in water village and a tasty local lunch are included.

Greetings guest by a sign of your names on and wait for you at Wusongkou or other Shanghai port . 

Your friendly private guide will introduce the city to you based on your interests, such as attractions you wish to visit, the local food you want to taste and more.

Other than top attractions, you guide also can show you some hidden gems, such as the off beaten paths where you can explore the local people's daily life and etc..

Spend about half day in the city, and then continue your tour at Zhujiajiao Water Village where you will see the ancient bridges and streets. Enjoy a boat ride there and listen the interesting history and local stories from your knowledgeable guide.

You will take away the Shanghai history, Chinese and Shanghai local culture, architecture stories by the end of the day.

After your tour is finished, you can either be drop-off at your city hotel or back to your cruise port.

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