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Private Tour of The Bund & Jewish Shanghai

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    • Adults (12+)
    • Children (2-11)
    • Infants (0-1)
  • Maximun number of travellers for this product is 8.
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Stroll along the renowned Bund where you can view Shanghai's magnificence
    • Stroll through the leafy avenues of the old French Concession
    • Admire the exquisitely designed lobby of the most famous hotel in China
    • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4-5 hours

    Start Time

    9am

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Shanghai, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai.

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview
    Shanghai has a rich architectural legacy and is home to some of the most famous art deco buildings in China.

    The Peace Hotel has been a Shanghai landmark for more than a century. Located on the corner of busy Nanjing Road and the Bund, this enduring monument was the centre of Shanghai’s nightlife in the 1920s and 30s. Its lobby is an art deco masterpiece.

    The former HSBC building is a six-floor neo-classical building in the Bund area of Shanghai. Designed by a British architecture firm, this building is often seen as one of the best examples of neo-classicism in China. It has been called "the most luxurious building from the Suez Canal to the Bering Strait".

    Visit Shanghai’s famous waterfront, the Bund and enjoy the city’s impressive skyline. It offers a splendid view of Pudong’s modern skyscrapers across the river.

    There was a large and varied Jewish community in Old Shanghai. They were some of the richest people in the city, and built many of the grandest structures, including the world-famous Peace Hotel on the Bund.

    The French Concession is one of the loveliest areas in Shanghai. Today, the area's central Huaihai Road is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East".

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in an air-conditioned car or mini coach (depending on the number of passengers) for a historical and architectural sightseeing tour of Shanghai. An English-speaking tour guide will accompany you on this tour.

    The highlights of your tour include:

    The Bund: The Bund is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. It starts from the Baidu Bridge, which is at the connecting point of the Huangpu River and the Suzhou Creek, to the East Jinling Road and winds a 1.5 kilometres. Walking along the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the Jin Mao Tower. The two most famous buildings on the Bund are the Peace Hotel and the domed edifice that was once the headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank Corporation (HSBC), one of the largest banks in the world today. The Bund was once known as the financial capital of Asia.

    Former HSBC Building (lobby): The lobby of the HSBC building is solar lighted and natural sunlight floods the atrium from above. Enter the building and marvel at the beautiful mosaic ceiling, featuring the 12 zodiac signs. Four pillars that frame grand staircases are hewn from solid marble. Only six such pillars exist in the world, and the other two reside in The Louvre in Paris.

    Old Jewish corner and synagogue: The famous Ohel Moishe Synagogue, and Ohel Rachel, are the only two surviving synagogues in Shanghai, bearing testimony to the once flourishing Jewish community that resided in Shanghai.

    Old French Concession: The French Concession is one of the most beautiful areas in Shanghai, and also among its most peaceful. This is one of the most rewarding districts to explore, where the combination of leafy, tree-lined streets, European-blended-with-Chinese architecture and independent designer boutiques is unique in the city.

    Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Shanghai.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned car or mini coach (depending on the number of passengers)
    • Local English-speaking tour guide
    • Lunch in a local restaurant with 1 soft drink
    • Entrance fees
    Exclusions
    • Additional soft drinks in the restaurant
    • Gratuities
    • Any other surcharge
    • Dinner
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    The child who is 1.2 meters high and above will be charged same as the adult.

    Maximum of no more than 4 children in one group will enjoy the discount rate, when accompanied by minimum 2 adults.

    Programs and price are subjected to change due to any restrictions announced by government.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews

    • A Wonderful first day in Shanghai Tour.

      Cloud was an excellent tour guide who treated us as special customers. He was well educated, spoke excellent English and was extremely well mannered. The places he took us were of exc...

      Mr Robert L Crook, United States, 14/Apr/2013

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