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3 Days Best Shanghai Tour with Half-day Cycling

explore old & new Shanghai on the wheels

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This tour is completely designed for you who want to discover Shanghai in a unique way. By cycling & walking, you could have an in-depth understanding of Shanghai, the intoxicating blend of ancient culture and an ultra-modern mega city.

Highlights of this tour

  • Ride a bike to round your fingers on the skin and soul of Shanghai local life;
  • Experience how sophisticated the layout is and how elegant the building and planting is in Yuyuan Garden;
  • Get atop to 474 meters to have a panoramic view of the whole Shanghai city and Huangpu River.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Shanghai
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-SCT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureCyclingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Shanghai, the biggest metropolis of China!

Upon arrival, you will be met by local tour guide at the arrival hall of the airport/train station/port and escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Optional Activity - Attend an entertaining Acrobatic Show, including breathtaking “balls of death” acts, chair balancing, hula hoops, juggling of benches, walking in the air, and other breathtaking performances (usually performed during 19:30~21:00).

Arrival Ideas: At present, there are many international and many domestic flights to and from Shanghai. Also, you can arrive in Shanghai city by taking a high speed train from Beijing (5-6hrs), Xian (6-7hrs), Hangzhou (1hrs), Suzhou (30mins), Huangshan (4hrs), and so on.

Shanghai Night
Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)

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You will take a full day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shanghai. Your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing dynasty. Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works. Next, you will drive several kilometers to enjoy a panoramic view of the modern face of Shanghai from the 100th floor (474m) of “the Eye of Shanghai” Shanghai World Financial Center.

You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!

Optional Activity - Take a relaxing Huangpu River night cruise to see the city’s most significant edifices and streets sparkling under the atmospheric cover of darkness (about 50 minutes).

Beautiful The BundShanghai MuseumShanghai Yu Garden
Day 3 Shanghai & Shanghai Departure (B)

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Today after breakfast, the exciting half-day Shanghai cycling tour begins. This morning, you’ll ride to Xintiandi, Fuxing Park, Tianzifang, and Madam Road to have an in-depth exploration of this incredible city.

Xintiandi: Composed of Shikumen and modern architectural style, you could not only experience Shanghai’s historical and cultural legacies, but also enjoy the graceful and leisure lifestyle here.
Fuxing Park: Located in the French Concession, it is the only French-style garden in Shanghai, offering stark contrast with the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
Tianzifang: It is an arts and crafts enclave that has developed from a renovated residential area in the French Concession area. With some similarities to Xintiandi, Tianzifang is preserved the local Shikumen architecture.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport, railway station or port to catch your flight/train/cruise to your next destination or home.

Worth-trying Biking Tour in Shanghai City

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City like Suzhou which gathers its best highlighting attractions together in the historical old city area is ideal for taking a day trip. This tour brings you the best features of Suzhou in a brief day tour - Appreciate the beautiful Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classic gardens of China; Spend some leisure time on the Shantang Street to experience the very history and local life of Suzhou; Explore the most historical site in Suzhou – Tiger Hill; Have fun to see see how the exquisite silk garment is produced at No.1 Silk Factory.

Lingering Garden Spring
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the Forbidden City Overall View

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