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Shanghai Layover Tour Explore Yu Garden, Bund, Jinmao Tower and Nanjing Road

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6 Person $99

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8 Person $90

9 Person $85

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How are you gonna kill your layover time in Shanghai? Take this opportunity explore the Top Shanghai attractions on your layover. Visit Yu Garden, Bund, Jinmao tower and Nanjing Road accompanied by friendly tour guide and driver. Shanghai airport transfer on time.

Airport Pickup

1-1.5h

Visit 1 Hour

Yu Garden

15 mins

Visit 45 Minutes

Bund

15 mins

Visit 1 Hours

Nanjing Road

20 mins

Visit 1 Hour

Jinmao Tower

1-1.5h

Transfer to Airport

Tour Itinerary:

Itinerary:

Be met our tour guide at Shanghai Hongqiao/Pudong International Airport arrival hall, our guide will hold a sign with your name on and wait for you. (You will need about 1-1.5 hours to finish the custom clearance and get out) Note: 1-hour drive from Hongqiao Airport, 1.5 hours drive from Pudong Airport.

~ 1-1.5h : Drive to Yu Garden

~ 1h : Visit Yu Garden

Appreciate the exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the Yu Garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.

~ 15 mins : Drive to Bund

~ 45 mins : Visit Bund

Take a leisurely walk along the Bund to appreciate the exquisite European-style buildings on the east bank and amazing skyscrapers on the west bank.

~ 15 mins : Drive to Nanjing Road

~ 1 h : Visit Nanjing Road

Explore and shop at a must-see metropolitan shopping center which attracts thousands of fashion-seeking shoppers from all over the world.

~ 20 mins : Drive to Jinmao Tower

~ 1h : Visit Jinmao Tower

Admire Shanghai's skyline and Huangpu river from one of the biggest viewing platforms in China at Jin Mao Tower's 88th Floor Viewing Platform.

~ 1-1.5h : Transfer to Airport

The tour guide and driver will send you back to the airport. Have a nice journey!

Yu Garden

Bund

Nanjing Road

Jinmao Tower

Yu Garden

   Yu Garden, a well-known classical garden, is located in south Shanghai. Itsoriginal master, Mr. Pan, was once a governor in Sichuan during the Ming Dynasty. The garden was constructed in 1558, followed by a pause because of alack of fund and finally completed twenty years later. Pan family underwent adecline afterwards and its offspring anxiously sold out the garden at a verylow price to businessman. Later, merged with City God Temple, the Yu Garden be came its “Western Garden”. During the period of the Opium War and the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom, foreign invaders repeatedly garrisoned there. Yu Garden,therefore, suffered severe damages and lost some original luster.

  After1949, Yu Garden was been renovated many times. The recent one, in 1987,reconstructed the eastern part. In 1982, Yu Garden was marked as one of the key preservation sites of the State House and the most excellent gardens in the south. It has 40 scenic spots, including pavilions, terraces, towers, ponds and rock eries, with over 10 thousand tourists every day. No wonder people say that tourists must visit Yu Garden and City God Temple Shopping Center in Shanghai.

  Abeautiful lotus pond, with a bridge and a pavilion in the center, is in from ofYu Garden. The pavilion was rebuilt in 1784 and converted to a tea house 90years ago. This tea house is beloved by many senior people for they enjoy thetea and leisure.

 

  People can have a stroll in the bridge with nine windings under the tea house,enjoying the scenery along the bank. Each winding reveals a different view.There are celebrations nearby on special festivals, such as the Lantern Festival. It is especially bustling and lively then.

Bund

  The Bund, Shanghai

  The Bund, also called Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu (East Zhongshan 1st Road), is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It is on the west bank of Huangpu River from the Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge and winds 1500 meters (0.93 mile) in length. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. The 1,700-meters (1,859 yards) long flood-control wall, known as 'the lovers' wall', located on the side of Huangpu River from Huangpu Park to Xinkai River and once was the most romantic corner in Shanghai in the last century. After renovation, the monotone concrete buildings that lovers leaned against in the past have been improved into hollowed-out railings full of romantic atmosphere. Standing by the railings, visitors can have a 'snap-shot' view of the scenery of Pudong Area and Huangpu River.

  History

  Before the 1840s, the Bund was a muddy narrow lane with tall reeds. It initially became a British settlement. After Shanghai was established as the trading port in 1846, a street was paved there and the riversides were reinforced. Then, rows of commercial buildings were constructed. As the UK Concession, a building boom at the end of 19th century and beginning of 20th century led to the Bund becoming a major financial hub of East Asia. It was the centre of the city's politics, economy and culture more than a hundred years ago, consulates of most countries and many banks, businesses and newspaper offices were settled there, and that's why we have these art-like buildings.

  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, with the thawing of economic policy in the People's Republic of China, buildings on the Bund were gradually returned to their former uses. Government institutions were moved out in favor of financial institutions, while hotels resumed trading as such.

  In the 1990s the Shanghai government attempted to promote an extended concept of the Bund to boost tourism and land values in nearby areas, as well as to reconcile the promotion of 'colonial relics' with Socialist ideology. From 2008, a major reconfiguration of traffic flow along the Bund was carried out. After a 33-month upgrade, the Bund was reopened to visitors on March 28, 2010. The veil on the new Bund was finally lifted.

  After the reconstruction, most transit vehicles which originally got through the ground level roads began to make their way through the new underground tunnel. The original eleven driveways on the Bund ground were compressed into four two-way lanes. Thus more space was left for expending the four major squares: Huangpu Park, Chen Yi Square, the Bund Financial Square, and the Observatory Plaza. After being reconstructed, the new Bund waterfront is neat and atmospheric. The public activity space is expansive embracing more visitors.

  The Bund has been called a 'museum of international architecture' and indeed it was and still is. But it was also much more. Here were located the banks, hotels, exclusive clubs, press organizations and headquarters of international concerns. The twenty-six major structures, of various heights along approximately 1.5 kilometers of Zhongshan Lu and the Huangpu River, have changed little externally since the 1930s. All were constructed in western-inspired styles. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 the old tenants were gone. They had already been impacted by the wartime crises. Many of the structures were subdivided into government offices, department stores or storage areas. Furnishings were sold off or destroyed, and architectural features covered.

  City Sculptures

  Near the Nanjing Road intersection stands what is currently the only bronze statue along the Bund, a statue of Chen Yi who was the first Communist mayor of Shanghai. At the northern end, along the riverfront, is Huangpu Park, in which is situated the Monument to the People's Heroes - a tall, abstract concrete tower which is a memorial for those died during the revolutionary struggle for Shanghai dating back to the Opium Wars. As the victor of the war, the British nationals in the Bund put up a 'cross' to mark their 'aggression' which is the Red Rock Monument. On the south side of the Bund Garden Bridge stands an Ever Victorious Army Monument, which was funded by Li Hongzhang to commemorate the officers and soldiers of the Victorious Army who died in the battles against the Taiping Army from 1862 to 1864. Located in front of Shanghai Custom House at Jiujiang Road, the statue Hart was regarded as the most famous statue in Shanghai history. Hurt, British Northern Irishman, had served as Secretary General of Chinese Customs up to 48 years. Another famous sculpture is the World War Monument which was the largest one in the city at that time. It was made to commemorate the soldiers who died in the World War I coming from Shanghai.

  Night View

  It is worth a visit to see the florid night view of the Bund. Under the tenet of keeping harmony and unity, the use of period lamp-posts is in keeping with the aesthetic feeling of the building structures. It fully exhibits the magnificence of the various buildings of different architectural styles and make up of the best night scene of Shanghai together with the colorful lights floating in the river and the flashing lights on the far side of the river. The night piece of the Bund was named in 'Shanghai top ten night light views' in 2009.

  Further reading: Huangpu River Cruise

  Tip: There is an eco-friendly mobile charging system with solar photovoltaic power generation at the photography point of the Bund scenic area. It can provide the power of the computer for photographers to print the photos, as well as mobile phone emergency charging service for visitors.

Nanjing Road

  

Buildings with distinctive features erect on both sides of the street, huge signboards and advertisements show prosperity, and when the night falls, dazzling neon lights flicker with bright colors----this is the so called “No.1 Business Street of China”. As one of the most famous shopping centers of the world, Nanjing Street not only has numerous famous shops, but also a long history.

  Shanghai is the most prosperous city in mainland of China, the Nanjing Road in the most luxury street in Shanghai. Nanjing Street is a comprehensive shopping center which integrates tourism, business and culture together. The street is paved with colorful bricks and stones, with wooden benches, telephone boxes, and parterres scatter along the street. The 1599 meter long street is decorated with flowers and statues. Among the stores on the side of the street, there are many famous ones such as Hengdali, Zhang Xiaoquan and Hengyuanxiang.

  The history of Nanjing Road can be traced back to the year 1851. At that time it was called “Park Lane”, which comes from the Bund to He’nan Road. In 1854, it was extended to Zhejiang Road, and eight years later, once more extended to Xizang Road. In 1865, it was named formally “Nanking Road” by the Municipal Council, which administered the International Settlement. In Chinese it was usually referred to as the Main Road (literally Great Horse Road). In 1943 the International Settlement was annulled, and after World war Two the government changed its name from Nanking Road to East-Nanjing Road, meanwhile named the former Bubbling Well Road West-Nanjing Road, and give a general name of the two roads-Nanjing Road, which has a total length of five kilometers.

  As early as in the beginning of 20th century, eight big department stores were established along the street one after another. A series of franchised stores were set up at that time.

  In 2000, as a part of the development plan held by the local government, Nanjing Road was reconstructed to be a characteristic pedestrian street. With the development of over one hundred years, the Nanjing Road becomes the must-see place of tourists and it also shows the bustling Shanghai with charm and glamour.

  Luxury Stores

  Over 600 businesses on the road provide numerous famous brands of superior quality and latest fashions. KFC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and other world-famous food vendors line both sides of the street. High-end stores include Tiffany, Mont Blanc, and Dunhill. In addition, about a hundred traditional stores and specialty shops still provide choice silk goods, jade, embroidery, wool, and clocks. Open-air bars, abstract sculptures, and lingering sounds from street musicians enhance evening strolls. All these stores are famous ones in China and over the world. At night, numerous and colorful neon lights sparkle in the darkness, making the street extremely charming and dreamlike.

  Prestigious Nameplate

  Almost everyone who came to Nanjing road will take a photo at the front of the nameplate. In busy festivals, you even need to queue for a long time to have the chance, stand, smile and post in front of the camera. Why? Of course, because of it is the most famous shopping area in China. What’s more important, the characters were written by former president of China, Jiang Zemin. It is unusual for a president to make an inscription for a commercial place. Maybe the Nanjing Road really has such fame and status, or maybe partly because President Jiang was a college student in Shanghai.

  A Different Scene

  In many people’s opinion, a shopping street will always be full of crowds, material, commercial and modern. However, if you get up early and came to Nanjing Road in the morning, you will surprisingly find it total different scenery: shops along the street are all closed; only the dustman is busy with cleaning. In the street, the residents are dancing to the music, playing badminton, practicing Taichi etc. It is more like a park rather than a shopping area. This is another charming side of the street.

Jinmao Tower

Following Shanghai Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower is third tallest building and prominent landmark in Shanghai, which locates at Liujiazui financial area of Pudong District. Covering 2.4 hectares, 420.5 meters high with 88 storeys on the ground. 


The world's fastest elevator will take 45 seconds to the top. Touring the Jinmao Tower, appreciate fantastic city landscape and beautiful scenery along the Huangpu River, enjoy the beautiful sunset or spectacular night scene of this bustling financial center at the sightseeing hall on the 88th floors.

 

There is a glass path outside of the sightseeing hall, 340.6 meters high, 60 meters long, 1.2 meters wide. It's the highest skywalk without the guardrail. If you look down, you might be vertiginous and a little bit scary.

 

From 53rd to 87th floor, there is the most luxurious hotels-Shanghai Grand Hyatt, which is the highest hotel in the world. In the center of the lobby, the corridors look stunning under the reflection of colorful neon lights. Looking down from the sightseeing hall for the hotel, it seems like a time tunnel.


Includes & Excludes

Price includes

Entrance tickets

Professional private English speaking tour guide

Airport pickup and drop off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled mineral water

Travel insurance(if selected)

Price excludes

Meal

Hotel

Tips to the guide and driver (optional)

Booking Notes

How to Choose Tour Type?

Affordable Group Tour:

At least 2 people bookable.

Our small group tour is around 15 peoples picked up from different airline. 

Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries. 

If you stay in a hotel, please go to our meeting point on your own.  

Tour duration is fixed, if you would like to stay longer or shorter time at attractions. Please choose private tour.

 

Best Value Private Tour:

More flexible and time-saving. 

No need to wait for other tourists. 

Flexible schedule.

Possible to be customized for your own itinerary.

A privet tour guide and the air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.

Pick up and drop off according to your time and place (Hotel or Airport)

Your tour guide will decide attractions visiting order on the tour reasonably.


How to Book?

1. You can choose your favorite tour and book online, fill in your booking information(full name, arrival & departure time, flight number, email, tel etc). Please confirm and leave note your landing at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 in Pudong or Hongqiao International Airport.

 

2. Choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay or Wechat, either USD, AUDEURO or RMB in cash on the tour day. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

 

3. Before you arrive in Shanghai, the exact pick-up time will inform by email. Usuallyyour tour guide starts waiting when you landed at Shanghai airport. 

How to Apply for 24/144 Hours Free Visa Permit?

1. You should apply for a transit VISA after you landed at the airport.

2. It only applies to passengers who transit through from one country to another country. (e.g New York-Shanghai-Tokyo)

The destination and place of departure cannot be the same.(e.g Bangkok-Shanghai-Bangkok).

 

24-Hour Without VISA, TWOV for almost all countries by air, cruise or train transiting in China. Counted from the landing time, multiple stops.

How to apply the 24 hours free transit VISA and Policy :

https://www.chinatoursnet.com/china-travel-guide/china-visa/how-to-apply-for-24-hour-free-visa-at-shanghai-pudong/hongqiao-international-airport.html

How to apply the 144 hours free transit VISA and Policy:

https://www.chinatoursnet.com/china-travel-guide/china-visa/how-to-apply-for-144-hour-free-visa-at-shanghai-pudong/hongqiao-international-airport.html


Cancellation Policy

If you inform us at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled pick-up time, there is no cancellation fee.

If you inform us within 24 hours in advance, 100% cancellation fee. 

Reviews

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benniejay

2019-07-31
Yes everything was spectacular and fascinating very professional and prompt services. There were beautiful places to explore and to see in the 4 hours that we had. The comfort and beauty of the China was incredible, The history, culture and way of life of the local people we bumped into during the layover was beyond our expectations. Hiking on the Great wall after driving through a small remote countryside was very relaxing and rejuvenating. It was the best trip ever to experience on a few hours.

We had not previously used a travel agency for touring. The crew including the driver and tour guide were really funny, friendly and knowledgeable. Despite having limited time we still had free time allowing for shopping and grabbing a meal and drinks. Highly recommend this layover in Beijing.
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mirceao455

Bucharest, Romania

2019-06-28
Great, compact, amazing tour. Our guide Jenny did the best to show us the most important attractions in Beijing in just a 2 day tour. I recommand her tours, she is great with groups, friendly and well prepared.
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2019-05-25
Mike and Karen, Tucson, Arizona
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pedro148595

2019-05-22
Highly recommend for everyone coming to Beijing
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Mdezarraga2

2019-05-22
We had an amazing trip with Jenny! She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions in fantastic English. She also is very organized so we were on time to each stop of our tour!
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Durban, South Africa

2019-05-09
Booking from South Africa on ChinaTour.net was so quick and easy, however I had to mail customer service as I had not received my confirmation within the 48 hours that the original mail had stated. Once done I received confirmation for all my train and internal flights within 20 minutes of sending the mail. I would highly recommend this website for booking trips through China and i will use it again in future.
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NYCfoodiegirl

New York, NY

2019-04-29
Well worth it! Jenny was really nice and incredibly helpful with the immigration process after airport personnel originally escorted to the wrong area and didn’t want to allow leaving the airport. She takes great photos! Beautiful views and fun to take the toboggan down. Wasn’t too crowded on this day - and definitely worth doing with a 7 hour layover. Nice car and driver too.
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NancyVaB

2019-04-13
Great app to buy train tickets. If you don't know the language you just show the e-ticket that the app gave you and the seller will give the tickets to you without the need to talk.
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aklein729

2019-02-20
Had a great layover tour! 100% worth it. Was easily picked up and transported to the Great Wall and back to the airport. Jenny’s English is perfect so communication flowed nicely. She even helped me take photos on the Great Wall!
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valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago

2019-02-08
I used China tour company to visit Hangzhou on on feb 7th. It’s a private tour. The experience is very pleasant and enjoyable. Tour guide Mr. Mark Zhou was very good. He speaks good English and very patient. He knows his stuff. I visited West Lake , Buddhist temple and the Pagoda. The tour was very enjoying and place (Hangzhou) is a must to see if you wish to enjoy the nature and Chinese culture and tradition. I recommend it to every one visiting China.
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Hotel Description

Hotel Position : Plaza del Angel, 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Opened:2000

Number of rooms:108

Postcode:100007

Redecorated:2017

The Ping'anfu Hotel (Ping'anfu Binguan) is a luxury hotel located in the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is only 4 kilometers from the railway station and 28 kilometers from the airport. This hotel provide comfortable rooms, ranging from standard doubles to deluxe suites. Facilities in rooms include international direct dial telephones, satellite televisions, central air conditioning and mini bars. Room service is available on request. Guests of the hotel will also have the chance to relax in the sauna and massage center. The hotel has numerous restaurants, mostly serving Chinese cuisine.

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Check-out before 12:00

Hotel Notes

Smoking is now strictly prohibited within all public and enclosed spaces in Beijing. This hotel will NOT offer smoking rooms.

Hotel Description

Opened:2000

Number of rooms:108

Postcode:100007

Redecorated:2017

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