Spend the day at your leisure • Recommended: stroll alongside the Huangpu River on the Bund, taking in Shanghai's iconic skyline
Live the highlife in the "Paris of the East," where glamor and grace still dance together through art deco neighborhoods while the glass towers of Pudong soar ever skyward. Classical gardens, modern art and world-class dining await, wrapped up in Asia's most cosmopolitan city package.
About This Trip
Shanghai is an economic powerhouse that has undergone a huge transformation from backwater fishing village to major commercial center. Along the way, foreign nations established concessions in the city, gangsters roamed the streets, and the rich indulged their every whim amidst the opulent decadence of the "Paris of the East." Shanghai retains remnants of its rich past in the form of the French Concession and the graceful colonial buildings along the Bund. Nearby these nostalgic buildings evocative of Old Shanghai are the iconic, towering skyscrapers of Pudong. Explore both new and old Shanghai on this journey through China's biggest city.
What we love
- Strolling or riding on a vintage sidecar through the elegant, tree-lined streets of the French Concession
- Enjoying VIP seating at the ERA Acrobatics Performance, renowned for its feats of strength and daring routines
Experience a snapshot of local life by walking around Fuxing Park, a meeting spot for fitness dancers and taichi enthusiasts • Travel back to Shanghai's stylish 1930s as you stroll or take a vintage sidecar ride through the tree-lined avenues of the French Concession • Explore modern art studios in the trendy, bohemian area of Tianzifang • Visit the Shanghai Museum, a veritable treasure trove of Chinese artifacts • Enjoy VIP seating at an ERA Acrobatics Performance that fuses Chinese acrobatics with modern technology
Day 3 | 4
Explore the old watertown of Tongli, known as the "Venice of the East" for the canals that wind their way between the town's Ming and Qing era buildings • Spend the rest of the day in Shanghai at your leisure • Recommended: visit Yu Garden, the most celebrated classical garden in Shanghai, or enjoy a cup of tea in one of Pudong's signature skyscrapers
- All overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
- All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
- All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
- All services of WildChina English-speaking guide(s)
- All accommodations, based on double-occupancy and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax
- Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip
What's Not Included:
- International & domestic flights and relevant taxes
- Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
- Travel, health and trip cancellation insurance
- Meals apart from those included in the itinerary and alcohol
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
- Discretionary gratuities for guides and chauffeurs
, May 2019
We just completed a tour of Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi'an arranged by WildChina. The guides, the drivers and vehicles were all first rate and the care and attention paid by staff members was beyond expectations. The itinerary planning help was great and I cannot say enough about the guides communication skills, their attention to our needs, and constant dialogue with us during our trip. WildChina made our trip memorable.
C., Apr 2019
This was a superb trip. We are experienced travelers, and were extremely impressed by how well thought out this itinerary was. Jerry Dong in Beijing, Jessica Zhu in Xi'an, and Ariel Wang in Shanghai were knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible, and people we wanted to spend time with.
Our guide Frank Shan in Yunnan was a treasure and so kind. He immersed us in the daily life of Dali and Shaxi. We were welcomed into homes, enjoyed tea and a number of meals with local Bai villagers, and experienced village life (while staying in lovely accommodations). It was hard to say goodbye to him – he touched our hearts. Mei Zhang, the founder of WildChina, is from this part of Yunnan Province, and we felt as if we had been welcomed into her home town.
The planning, the pacing, the guides, and the thoughtfulness of this trip surpassed any we have taken. We worked with Fann Fang, one of WhildChina's travel designers. She took care of every single detail.
Cannot recommend WildChina enough - this trip in a complicated and beautiful country like China was a truly rich, meaningful and many layered experience. The best of what travel could be.
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V., Dec 2018
I contacted WildChina for a short extension to a business trip. My goal was to experience an intense but relaxing visit to two key cities, while learning as much about the people and culture as possible. I chose WildChina as I knew they are focused on authenticity and going beyond the traditional check list approach. Without a doubt I would recommend them to anyone wanting to experience the real China. I was on a private tour and my guides were exceptional.
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