Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and commence full day tour.
Visit the Old Town and Yu Garden – the original “Chinese” city of Shanghai (i.e., the city as it existed prior to the settlement of the First Opium War in 1842 and the establishment of the International Settlement and the French Concession) – this district retains its original charms, a warren of alleys and lanes fronted by local shops and restaurants – the center of the original Old Town is set around the exquisite Yu Garden, a traditional scholar’s garden built by a wealthy Ming dynasty official to honor his parents (the garden was constructed between the years, 1559 – 1577).
Lunch is under your own arrangements.
Stroll along the tree-lined avenues of the French Concession, one of five European settlement areas established after the 1842 Treaty of Nanjing. Its Gallic élan of charming facades and alfresco cafes is an enduring testament to the city’s old moniker, “Paris of the East.” A mélange of architectural styles, from art deco, neo-gothic, teutonic and southern antebellum, speaks of a pre-World War II Shanghai, where the world’s most foremost architects convened and created.
Visit the Tianzi Fang area – a lovely neighborhood often overlooked by visitors. Originally a factory area in old Shanghai that was famous for its soy sauce the area has been lovingly restored and now features local designers, artists, and other entrepreneurial spirits who have opened charming boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. This is Shanghai’s newest and most innovative meeting of past and present.
Meet your guide at the hotel lobby again and proceed to Xintiandi which is an urban tourist attraction imbued with the city’s historical and cultural legacies. It features a multitude of specialist F&B, retail, entertainment, cultural, recreational, commercial and residential facilities as well as state-of-the-art new buildings, catering for both residents and visitors.
Dinner at Xi Jia Garden.
After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.
Included Meals: breakfast, dinner