The magical city is the literal translation of Shanghai, which is a modern metropolis and in Chinese it is abbreviated to be Mo Du (魔都), directly translated as The Magical City. Shanghai in China boasts the mixed city of eastern and western cultures, particularly the sharp difference on both sides of the Huangpu River – the western architectural cluster on the Bund and the skyscrapers in Lujiazui Financial District. Xintiandi remains the old looks meanwhile mingles itself with modern fashion.
Shanghai is a populous city dotted with many famous shopping centers such as the shopping streets – Nanjing Road, Huaihai Road, Xujiahui Business City and Yuyuan Business City. For leisure and entertainment, the local comic plays, one-man shows and Shanghai Opera as well as the brilliant monologues are so interesting and unique, the teahouses are hidden in the old lanes and buildings, and the bars are basically located in the western houses on the Hengshan Road. The local dishes in the old restaurants, the French cuisine in the red house and the snacks of the city god temple are all alluring. Above-mentioned highlights are the better options for a trip in Shanghai for a family.
Day One – Arrival in Shanghai (-/-/-).
Accommodation – The Bund Hotel (4 Stars)
Upon your arrival in Shanghai by train or by air, your family tour guide will meet you at Shanghai railway station or Pudong International Airport/Hongqiao International Airport. It is better to inform your guide of the site and the time you arrive at. And then transfer to the hotel in downtown Shanghai, and help to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free to you, relax in the hotel or walk out into the amazing city for an adventure on your own. The hotel is near to the Bund, just walking several minutes, you will be in a fabulous night cityscape – the heart area of downtown Shanghai, enjoy your free nighttime here with your honey and kids over here.
The Bund Hotel, (in Chinese: 金外滩宾馆) a standard four-star hotel in Shanghai, is located on No.525 Guangdong Road, Shanghai. The Bund Hotel Shanghai (Shanghai Jinwaitan) is located in a popular Shanghai commercial area just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Bund, facing hyper-futuristic Lujiazui across the Huangpu River and close to East Nanjing Road - Shanghai's well-known pedestrian shopping street famed for its bright neon lights and designer names.
The Bund Hotel Shanghai boasts various types of luxury guest rooms, suites and executive floors, all including spacious bathrooms, in-room safes and mini bars. Satellite TV and broadband Internet access are also available.
Guests can dine in the Chinese restaurant or enjoy a plethora of options beyond the hotel walls with local dining choices ranging from cheap and cheerful to fine dining. Banquet halls and conference rooms seating 10 to 300 guests can be used for special events. Other facilities include a gym, beauty salon, sauna and massage services.
The official website is http://www.bundhotelshanghai.com/.
Day Two – Highlights Travel in Shanghai (B/L/-).
Accommodation – The Bund Hotel (4 Stars)
In the morning, the guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel after breakfast, and then begin the trip. You will firstly visit the Shanghai Museum, which is the best gateway to the ancient art world of China. The great souls of ancient times left their great artworks in the form of ink painting, calligraphy scroll, porcelain and even the bronze wares here.
Afterwards, go to Yuyuan Garden, a typical private garden in East China to feel the elegant and deluxe life of traditional family in China. Nearby the Yuyuan Garden, there is a special market popularly known as Yuyuan Market. You can enjoy the delicious and mouthwatering snacks here. Lunch will be enjoyed here as well.
After lunch, go to a silk workshop, a nice silk-producing education in Shanghai. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a happy time with your kids in the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium, where you can see many rare and precious animals.
Day Three – Sightseeing Travel in Shanghai (B/-/-).
After breakfast, you will walk down the Bund along the Huangpu River and visit Nanjing Road. Nanjing Road is a nice and busy world-class shopping street, in which lots of world brands and affordable made-in-China products are available here. And then, and then get a bird's eye view of Shanghai from the Jin Mao Tower, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Shanghai, and the 88th floor is the sightseeing platform. After that, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
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Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
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Travel Agency Liability Insurance
International transportation & Chinese visa
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