3-day Shanghai and Tongli Water Town Tour

People may know that Shanghai is a metropolis. She is called “Mo Du (魔都)” by Chinese people. Mo means ambition and Du means metropolis.

But many people ignore that she also has a soft side like any elegant lady. Water towns are her tenderness. They are unique to China and preserve well an ancient atmosphere. Ordinary people still live there.

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Highlights

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Shanghai Arrival
  • Les Suites Orient Bund Shanghhai(5-star) / Sunrise On The Bund (4-star) / Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai (3-star)
  • None

Pick up from Shanghai airport by your guide and driver, then transfer to your hotel in shanghai.

Good to Know

  • Don't worry about being late. Your guide will be there no matter when you arrive.
  • Don't worry about different language or circumstances. Your guides are not only good at English, but also know Shanghai and water town culture and history very well. You'll enjoy a nice time with them.
  • Your transfer car is a 7-seat air-conditioned business car with GPS (If your group size is large or you have a lot of luggage, please inform us so that we can make sure the car is comfortable for you).

Free-Time Ideas

  • Take a Huangpu River Cruise in the evening, to witness the gleaming night-Bund.
shanghai arrival
Shanghai Arrival
DAY 2 Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, French concession region, The Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Breakfast and lunch

Your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby at about 9:00.

In the morning, you will go to the top of Shanghai World Financial Center, the second highest building in Shanghai, for a panoramic view.

Then, take a walk along the Bund to appreciate the city's European architectural heritage.

After lunch, explore Yuyuan Garden, a classic Chinese garden.

Later in the afternoon, visit Tianzifang and the Former French Concession, a place noted for its leafy tree-lined avenues and French style architecture.

Good to Know

  • There is very little by way of written English descriptions at Yuyuan Garden and the Bund, so our English-speaking guide is very helpful for you to understand these places.

Free-Time Ideas

  • Watch ERA Acrobatics Show. Each individual performance will attract your attention and impress you. The artists do incredible things. After each trick you can hear gasps of admiration from the people around.
  • Visit the People's Square and Nanjing Road to buy some souvenirs for your family or friends.
Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden
DAY 3 Tongli Water Town, Tongli Boat Ride, Shanghai Departure
  • Breakfast and lunch

Your guide will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby at about 9:00.

In the morning, you will be transferred to Tongli. It takes about 2 hours on the road. Your guide will introduce you the highlights of Tongli.

There are still many well-preserved buildings from the Ming (1368–1644 AD) and Qing (1644–1912 AD) dynasties, and locals still live there. It is one of the less commercialized and less crowded water towns.

You will visit Tuisi Garden (Garden of Retreat and Reflection), a notable attraction. It was built in 1885–1887 during the Qing dynasty.

The waterways provide a major form of transport in Tongli. So you will take a gondola from Tuisi Garden to the Three Bridges.

Then, you will be transferred back to Shanghai.

Good to Know

  • If you need a transfer to the airport, tell us your departure time. We will make sure that you arrive at the airport 1.5 hours ahead of departure time for domestic flights, and 2.5 hours for international flights.
  • It's uncommon to find western-style toilets in the water towns, but our guides know where they are.
  • If you need a transfer to a train station or your hotel in Shanghai, just tell us. This tour can be customized according to your requests.
Tongli Town
Tongli Town

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