What To Expect
Shanghai is the largest and most prosperous city in China, often called the "Paris of the Orient" or the "Pearl of China." Shanghai is one of the most important economic, financial and cultural centers in all of Asia. In recent years, its pace of development has been astounding. Even if you visited Shanghai only a few years ago, the changes are impressive.
The tour starts with the Oriental Pearl Tower, the unmistakable symbol of modern Shanghai. Standing in Pudong Park in the new and developing Lujiazui District, it overlooks the industry and commerce quickly developing on the banks of the Huangpu River. You will enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the main observatory and have the opportunity to orient yourself to the thriving metropolis you are about to discover.
A cruise on Huang River gives you another way to see the Bund, the cultural district along the river. From this floating vantage point, you will see 80-100 year old buildings with diverse architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, and Romanesque. After a photo stop at People's Square, the picturesque green space surrounded by buildings on all sides, you visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Here you will see the vision for the new Shanghai, complete with exhibits and an impressive scale model of the city planned for the future.
Your final stop is Nanjing Road, the first commercial street in Shanghai. It is pedestrian friendly, with no cars allowed, and is the popular shopping center of the city. It is always bustling with excitement, with locals, business people and tourists alike. You will likely want to return in the evening to get a taste of Shanghai nightlife.
Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower
Urban Planning Exhibition*
Hotel pick-up & drop-off
air conditioned coach/mini van
Transportation tax, tolls, parking fees
English-speaking tour guide
Cruise port pick-up for the coach tours
Meals and drinks (unless specified)
Tips and gratuities
Seat in coach tours are only available in English. Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese guided tours are available in private services at an additional cost.
Children 2 years old and below are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.
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