Shanghai Old and New
USD150 per person
Departing the Pier, head to the Shanghai Tower, located in the Pudong side of Shanghai. Standing at over 2,000 feet high, the Shanghai Tower ranks as China’s tallest building and defines the new skyline of the city. Take the express elevator to the sightseeing deck on the 119th floor to take in spectacular views of the city.
Next, reboard your coach to visit the colonial side of Shanghai. Stroll along the promenade known as the ‘Bund’ that runs along Shanghai’s waterfront. The Bund was once the financial hub of Shanghai and is aptly nicknamed ‘Wall Street’. Today, it remains as one of the city’s most important places to catch a glimpse of historic Shanghai.
After a traditional Dim Sum luncheon at a local restaurant, you’ll visit the Shikumen Open House Museum. Regarded as the most representative house style of Shanghai, the museum aims to capture what life was like 100 years ago in a traditional Shikumen House.
Your final stop will be at Yu Garden, where you can appreciate the eclectic history of the city by venturing on foot into the winding and quaint Chinese alleyways of the old town. Since the 18th century, Yu Yuan Garden, with its traditional red walls and upturned tile roofs, has been one of the city’s most vibrant markets and gathering spots. Wander through the garden, the surrounding bazaar and across the popular zigzagging bridge to the teahouse to gain some insight into traditional Shanghai culture.