The landmarks in China's most populated city are proudly showcased on this private tour. Your English-speaking guide will be pleased to escort you the Bund waterfront, Shanghai's most popular destination. Next, you'll visit the Yuyuan Market before seeing the ornate Jade Buddha Temple. The Jiangnan Silk Factory is visited for shopping before driving through the French district. Finally, you'll stop at the fabulous Xintiandi marketplace. Travelers who prefer a mixture of Asian sightseeing will enjoy this private Shanghai tour.
This pleasant journey starts with a visit the Bund, a pre-1949 building district. With nearly three miles of waterfront buildings, this area once hosted international financial and commercial centers. Today, it is a popular area for tourists and locals alike to walk, shop, and appreciate architectural history.
After seeing panoramic views, a visit is paid to the famous fabric market before seeing classic sights from the Ming and Qing dynasties at the Yuyuan Garden.
Next, you'll delight in the ornate Jade Buddha Temple, housing two jade Buddha statues imported from Burma since 1882. Mahayana Buddhist monks conduct their duties midst the many visitors they welcome.
Soon after, you'll reach the Jiangnan Silk Museum to learn and see how the famous fabric is produced. Upon learning the history of producing silk from the silkworm and seeing the craftwork, there is an opportunity to purchase authentic silk goods.
Moving on, you'll drive through the former French Concession District, noting its vintage European architecture that complements the tree-lined streets.
Thereafter, you'll be escorted to the upscale, car-free shopping district of Xintiandi, meaning New Heaven and Earth in Chinese. Here, you're afforded the opportunity to shop and enjoy a coffee prior to returning to port. Reserve this amazing, private Shanghai tour today, as it is sure to please.