This morning, you will begin your tour with a stop at Yu Gardens. This masterpiece of Chinese landscape is a top stop for international travelers. Also known as Yuyuan Gardens it balances classical garden art with other features such as tranquil ponds and rock sculptures. This peaceful stop is a perfect way to start the day off, and if you dare to miss it, some will say you did not visit Shanghai.
Nearby to peaceful Yu Garden is Shanghai Old Street, which like many places shares yet another name Miaoqian Dajie. Wondering along the street, you will feel like back in the late Qing Dynasty or perhaps the early Republic of China. Here mixed amongst today many travelers are century old stores; stop into the Old Shanghai Teahouse, Tonghanchun or Laotongshen to name a few. Snack on something delicious or buy some specialty souvenirs. Grab lunch before departing by private care for China's best museum,
While it is not possible to see all 120,000 cultural relics within the Shanghai Museum, we promise you will see the best there is to see. With the help of your Shanghai guide see the rarest relics in this museum including Chinese bronze, ceramics, calligraphy and paintings. Don't forget to pay attention to the shape of the building, it has a significant meaning in Chinese culture.
Next stop at the heavily French influenced Xintiandi, where only pedestrians are permitted. It is the only place to still see complete Shikumen style architecture. A long since past type of Shanghai residential buildings, long lost to the modern high rise. Since Xintiandi is built on the foundation of Shikumen, you wilokl see the collision of culture of China and west.
After drive along the Huangpu River and watch as you see Pearl Oriental TV Tower increase in size. As the third highest in Asia, it offers an unequal view of Shanghai from its observation deck. Once reaching the top look out and see the marvelous city below including the world's tallest building, "Shanghai World Financial Center".
After conveniently walk over to the promenade along the Huangpu River, where you can board a ship for an evening cruise or take some romantic photos. Other options for the night may include a Shanghai acrobatic show or visiting some of the local bars. No matter your Shanghai guide and WindhorseTour Travel Adviser will get the best tickets.