This packed day starts with a visit to Yuyuan Garden or Yu Garden to many locals. It is a Shanghai must-see attraction for domestic and international visitors. Only here can you catch a glimpse of a delicate Chinese classical gardens within bustling downtown Shanghai.
After if you want to taste some sweet local snacks, then head over to Yuyuan Market with your guide. Taste a delicious Nanxiang steamed bun or buy some Shanghai specialty food of your liking. This Market's predecessor is The City God Temple Market, dating back to Qing Dynasty.
A short ten minute drive from Yu Gardens helps you reach Shanghai Urban Planning Hall. Here, you can easily get a clear understanding of Shanghai's development and its future blueprint. Most people think they know Shanghai is big, but this put it all into perspective. You will be shock to see this huge city model and the countless skyscrapers that complete Shanghai's skyline.
Rest in one of the nearby cafes, where you can choose to Shanghai, western or any other cuisine you like for lunch. After filling your tummy your guide will lead you to Shanghai World Financial Center Observation Deck. With a height of 492 m. (1,614 ft.), this tower yields an unmatched city view. Afterwards, you will be driven to Nanjing Road, with the reputation as the busiest street in China.
At Nanjing Road you can see both Shanghai's old brands and first-class international brands like Prada on this modern street. You will certainly be impressed by the prosperity of Shanghai after wandering around and a bit of people watching.
In the evening, enjoy a Shanghai Acrobatic Show where Chinese style acrobatics, is waiting for you. Your local guide will ensure you get great seats, or you hit a bar and have some drinks to see the gorgeous nightlife view at the Bund.