Private Shanghai City Day Tour including Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Private Shanghai City Day Tour including Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl TV Tower
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$85
Duration: 8 hours
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This classic tour will amaze you with some very interesting and popular attractions in Shanghai. Enjoy the perfect view in the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and adventure the thrilling glass observation deck. Experience the Bund sightseeing tunnel going from Lujiazui Financial Trade Zone to the Bund. Comprehend the past of the city and the future city plan in the Urban City Planning Center. Appreciate different varieties of ancient artworks and antiques in Shanghai Museum. Shop around the prosperous No.1 shopping street in China.

In the morning, meet your friendly and informative tour guide in your hotel lobby(downtown area) and transfer to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower by car/coach. The Oriental Pearl TV Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui Financial Trade Zone in the Pudong New Area by the side of Huangpu River.It started to be constructed since 1991, and the tower was completed in 1994.With the height of 468 m (1,535 feet), the tower features 11 spheres, big and small. It is said to be based on a verse of the Tang Dynasty poem Pipa Song by Bai Juyi about the wonderful sprinkling sound of a pipa instrument, like pearls, big and small falling on a jade plate.

After that your guide will take you to the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel which is a tourist attraction consisting of slow-moving underground vehicles moving between the Bund and Lujiazui accompanied by light and sound effects in the tunnel.

Coming out of the tunnel, you will be just at the Bund which is called Waitan in Chinese and is a waterfront area located at the west bank of the Huangpu Rive in central Shanghai. The Bund houses 52 buildings of various architectural styles, generally Eclecticist, but with some buildings displaying predominantly Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival, Renaissance Revival, Baroque Revival, Neo-Classical or Beaux-Arts styles, and a number in Art Deco style.

After lunch your guide will show you around Shanghai Museum,which was originally founded in 1952 and now it covers an area of 11 thousand square meters. The new museum has a special architectural style of a square base and a circular top which has a meaning of ancient Chinese belief “Round sky and square earth”. Shanghai Museum has nearly one million collections of which there are 120 thousand pieces of precious cultural relics, especially bronze wares, ceramics, calligraphy and painting.

Near the museum lies Shanghai Urban City Planning Center which displays Shanghai's urban planning and development. The focus of the exhibit is a large scale model of the entirety of urban Shanghai, showing existing buildings and approved future buildings. Other exhibits relate to Shanghai's history and planned development, including smaller scaled models focusing on particular areas of interest such as the Bund. The Exhibition Center also has space for temporary exhibitions with a wide range of subject matter.

In the end you will be shown around Nanjing Road which is the main shopping street of Shanghai and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.The street is named after the city of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu neighbouring Shanghai. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianized.

Back to the hotel after all the activities listed in the itinerary.

This classic tour will amaze you with some very interesting and popular attractions in Shanghai. Enjoy the perfect view in the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and adventure the thrilling glass observation deck. Experience the Bund sightseeing tunnel going from Lujiazui Financial Trade Zone to the Bund. Comprehend the past of the city and the future city plan in the Urban City Planning Center. Appreciate different varieties of ancient artworks and antiques in Shanghai Museum. Shop around the prosperous No.1 shopping street in China.