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Shanghai: 3.5-Hour Old Shanghai City Tour

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Experience the changing face of Shanghai on a 3.5-hour tour that explores city districts where local residents can be seen playing cards on street corners and walking the alleys in their pajamas! Explore local markets, and the trendy Xintiandi district.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Get an insider's view of the changing face of Shanghai, from local bazaars to chic boutiques
  • Go to one of the city's finest imperial gardens at Yuyuan
  • Discover lively streets crammed with elderly residents playing cards on street corners
  • Explore the trendy entertainment district of Xintiandi in the old Shikumen area
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Get an inside perspective of the changing scenes of Shanghai on a 3.5-hour tour that discovers old city sights, and the trendy entertainment area of Xintiandi.

The tour begins with a visit to Yuyuan Garden, one of the finest imperial gardens in China, known for its classic landscape architecture. Stop at a market that sells birds and crickets, as well as an antique market, where you can rummage for bargain items. Wander down lively streets filled with local residents, sometimes still dressed in their pajamas. See tiny family-owned shops, and elderly folk playing cards on the streets.

Once you reach Xintiandi, the scenery will change, and Old Shanghai gives way to its new cosmopolitan face. The stylish nightlife district is crammed with boutique stores, busy pubs and bars, and chic restaurants. Once known as the Old Shikumen area, the antique charm has been gentrified to international levels of sophistication.
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Complimentary drink
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to the start and finish point of your tour (can be arranged at an additional cost)

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Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (159, South HeNan Road)

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Product ID: 39478