This day is going to be busy, there is so much to see in Shanghai and this day helps to highlight the top attractions, that every Shanghai visitor wants to see. So get ready to start your day with a visit to Yuyuan Gardens (a.k.a. Yu Garden). Stroll through the garden, which is considered an architectural miracle of the south Yangtze River. Be astounded by its delicacy, spectacular design and over 500 year old ancient history.
Next to Yu Garden is equally as famous Yuyuan Market, but very different. Since ancient time, this has been a flourishing place. Today it is filled with domestic and international visitors; and a great place to taste local snacks or buy some Shanghai specialties. Your next stop is Shanghai Urban Planning Hall, which you will easily reach after a 10 minute, in your private car.
The Shanghai Urban Planning Hall is located in a dedicated building and upon reaching the 5th floor, you will how grand Shanghai truly is. Be blown away with a model of the city which takes up the entire floor! Showing the countless Shanghai skyscrapers and the miraculous changes that have taken place over the past 100 years and beyond.
Lunch, or perhaps your pockets are still stuffed with snacks from Yuyuan Market; or ready to experiment with some more of Shanghai's delicious cuisine. Afterwards, cross the Huangpu River and drive to the Shanghai World Financial Center. Ascend to the observation deck where you will have a bird's-eye view of the whole city and look across at the Pearl Oriental TV Tower.
A 20 minutes drive traveling under the Huangpu River will take you to the busiest street in China -- Nanjing Road. Shop for some famous Shanghai old brands or perhaps some international brands. As you walk along Nanjing Road you will explore a street full of fame and culture full of French influence. If you prefer you can stray from the shopping and walk along the Bund, A signature feature of Shanghai and offering an amazing river view on the Huangpu River.
An evening in Shanghai is full of choices, watch a Shanghai Acrobatic or Chinese Kungfu show. Perhaps one of the many 5 star restaurants, some local bars or a Huangpu River Cruise. No matter the choice your local guide will ensure to arrange all the details for you. When the night is done, head back to your hotel.