1 Week Shanghai, China Tour Itinerary

 

sunday, october 13, 2019

  • Arrive at hotel and check-in anytime after 2pm, relax and get ready for the week (have a swim at the pool, enjoy a beverage on the rooftop patio)

  • Dinner on your own at your own expense (we suggest taking the 5 minute walk from the hotel to the Yu Garden area and enjoying some amazing local Shanghai food there)


Monday, october 14, 2019

  • 8am - Buffet breakfast at the hotel as a group to meet other members of the trip

  • 9am - Depart hotel for morning activities

    • Bank - change money into local RMB currency

    • Tailor at South Bund Fabric Market - choose clothing to have made for you, select fabric and style, get measured, pay 50% deposit for tailor made clothes (first $300 worth of tailor made clothes are free for everyone!)

  • Lunch - pan-fried dumplings

  • Afternoon

    • Daily Food Market - see where locals buy their daily food items

    • Insect and Plant Market - explore a market like no other!

    • Tea Tasting - sample various teas and buy some tea if you want - makes a great gift

    • Tianzifang - artsy area housing bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques in the French Concession

  • 5pm-7pm - back to hotel, free time

  • 7pm depart hotel for dinner - hot pot (individual pots for everyone)

  • 9pm skyline view at the Bund (nighttime)


TUESday, october 15, 2019

  • Anytime before 9am - buffet breakfast at the hotel on your own

  • 9am - Depart hotel for morning activities

    • Qipulu Wholesale Clothing Market - a huge market area to get great bargains on clothing, bags, accessories, and shoes

    • Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Market (optional for those interested only, don’t forget to bring your prescription) - select and order frames and lenses

  • Lunch - steamed dumplings

  • Afternoon

    • Urban Planning Museum - a fascinating place to learn about how the city of Shanghai accommodates a population of 25 million people; also see one of the largest scale models in the world!

    • French Concession Tour (Part 1) - Sun Yat-Sen Former Residence, Zhou EnLai Former Residence, Cathay Theater, Lyceum Theater, Okura Hotel

  • 5pm-7pm - back to hotel, free time

  • 7pm depart hotel for dinner - Cantonese cuisine (dim sum anyone?)

  • 9pm back to hotel


wedneSday, october 16, 2019

  • Anytime before 9am - buffet breakfast at the hotel on your own

  • 9am - Depart hotel for morning activities

    • French Concession Tour (Part 2) - Normandie Apartments, Ferguson Lane, Ba Jin House, Zhang LePing House

    • Propaganda Poster Art Centre - learn about how art influenced life in China in the 20th century

  • Lunch - Yunnan cuisine

  • Afternoon

    • Skyline view at the Bund ( daytime)

    • Tailor at South Bund Fabric Market - clothes fitting to ensure correct sizing

  • 5pm-7pm - back to hotel, free time

  • 7pm depart hotel for dinner - Taiwanese cuisine

  • 9pm back to hotel


ThurSday, october 17, 2019

  • Anytime before 9am - buffet breakfast at the hotel on your own

  • 9am - Depart hotel for morning activities

    • Shanghai Tower Observation Deck (2nd tallest building in the world)

  • Lunch - Sichuan cuisine

  • Afternoon

    • Xinyang Market (also known as AP Plaza) - best place for souvenir shopping

    • M50 Art District - former industrial complex turned into 120+ art galleries

    • Xintiandi - a fashionable shopping/eating area exhibiting old Shikumen architecture style

  • 5pm-7pm - back to hotel, free time

  • 7pm depart hotel for dinner - Xinjiang cuisine and dance performance

  • 9pm back to hotel


friday, october 18, 2019

  • Anytime before 9am - Buffet breakfast at the hotel on your own

  • 9am - Depart hotel for morning activities

    • Yu Garden - a relaxing garden and temple area

    • Eyeglasses & Sunglasses Market - pickup finished frames and lenses (optional, for those who ordered glasses)

  • Lunch - Hunan cuisine

  • Afternoon

    • Jing’an Temple - the most famous and well-known religious site in Shanghai

    • Tailor at South Bund Fabric Market - pickup finished clothing or final fitting if required

  • 5pm-7pm - back to hotel, free time

  • 7pm depart hotel for dinner - Shaanxi cuisine

  • 9pm back to hotel


saturday, october 19, 2019

  • Anytime before 10am (sleep late!) - buffet breakfast at the hotel on your own

  • 10am - Depart hotel for morning activities

    • Fuxing Park - a leisurely walk in the park, we’ll see dancers, card players, water calligraphers, mahjong enthusiasts, and tai chi artists

  • Lunch - Nanjing cuisine

  • Afternoon

    • Marriage Market - see a dating app take place in real life!

    • Tailor at South Bund Fabric Market - pickup finished clothing, pay 50% balance for tailor made clothes

  • 5pm-7pm - back to hotel, free time

  • 7pm depart hotel for dinner - Beijing cuisine (Peking duck)

  • 9pm back to hotel


sunday, october 20, 2019

  • Anytime before 12pm - buffet breakfast and hotel checkout

  • Go to airport or on to next destination

All pricing on this page is in US$ unless otherwise noted.