Multi-Day Tour | Private

WildChina Shanghai Highlife (4 days)

WildChina

Shanghai, China To Shanghai, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

WildChina Shanghai Highlife (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman None

- Upon arriving in Shanghai via Pudong Airport your Wildchina Shanghai guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall, with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to take you to your hotel

- We recommend walking along the Bund, taking in Shanghai’s iconic skyline

Day 2
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Experience a snapshot of local life by walking around Fuxing Park, a meeting spot for fitness dancers and taichi enthusiasts

- Take a walk down the elegant tree-lined streets of the French Concession, awash in old-world residential charm

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[OTHER OPTION] Take to the streets via a Shanghai Sideways sidecar, where you can catch a ground-level view of Shanghai's urban jungle

- Enjoy lunch in one of the chic restaurants or cafes of Xintiandi, housed in retrofitted shikumen structures (traditional Shanghainese architecture combining Chinese and Western elements)

- For history buffs and art aficionados, the Shanghai Museum's extensive Chinese art collection is sure to impress or you can head to Tianzifang to browse clothing and handicrafts fashioned by local designers and visit the burgeoning art galleries

- Enjoy VIP seating at an ERA Acrobatics Performance that fuses Chinese acrobatics with modern technology

Day 3
Shanghai, China
The Peninsula Shanghai/Ritz Carlton Portman Lunch

[OUTSIDE SHANGHAI EXCURSION] 1

- Explore the old water town of Tongli, known as the “Venice of the East” for the canals that wind their way between the town’s Ming and Qing era buildings

- Wander through the maze of pavilions and arched bridges of Yu Garden, the most celebrated classical garden in Shanghai

- Return to hotel and retire for the evening


[OUTSIDE SHANGHAI EXCURSION] 2

- Catch a morning transfer to the train station for a high speed rail ride to Hangzhou- Meet and greet with your Hangzhou guide and private chauffeur- Visit the Longjing “Dragon Well” tea plantation, where the preferred brew of past

Chinese emperors has been grown for over a millennium

- Take a boat ride past the ancient temples and gardens surrounding West Lake, Hangzhou’s most prominent attraction

- Brush past the elegant golden walls of Yongfu Temple and see the amazing Buddhas Rock cliff carvings

- Transfer to the train station for your return trip to Shanghai- Upon arrival, meet your Shanghai guide and private chauffeur - Transfer to hotel and rest and take dinner on your own


[OUTSIDE SHANGHAI EXCURSION] 3

- Take a 1.5 hour transfer to Suzhou, a verdant city which houses the lion’s share of China’s traditional Chinese Gardens

- Wander through Zhuozheng Garden, a secluded sprawl of classical verdure created by an imperial historian seeking solace

-  Step into the Nets and Master Garden, a compact garden designed by fengshui

masters

- Take your time at the Suzhou Museum, a series of cascading white stucco walls, glass panes and footbridges spun together by the illustrious I.M. Pei

- If there is time, enjoy a relaxing boat-ride along the Suzhou section of the Grand Canal

- Transfer back to Shanghai in the late afternoon

Day 4
Shanghai, China
None Breakfast

- Zip towards Pudong International Airport at well over 400km/hour on the Maglev- Your WildChina guide will help you check in for your departure flight

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Description

Shanghai is an economic powerhouse that has undergone a huge transformation from backwater fishing village to major commercial center. Along the way, foreign nations established concessions in the city, gangsters roamed the streets, and the rich indulged their every whim amidst the opulent decadence of the "Paris of the East." Shanghai retains remnants of its rich past in the form of the French Concession and the graceful colonial buildings along the Bund. Nearby these nostalgic buildings evocative of Old Shanghai are the iconic, towering skyscrapers of Pudong. Explore both new and old Shanghai on this journey through China's biggest city.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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Overall very helpful

By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

Wildly Fantastic!

By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

The best guides

By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer

WildChina Exceeds Erwin Family Expectations of China

By: Rhonda Erwin


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Rachel Dicker partnered with WildChina to plan our custom Chinese Adventure for our family of four (two boys ages 12 and 16). We experienced REAL China! We're a global family and we've never experienced the professionalism and attention-to-detail as we did from both Wild China (supervisor Kendra Tombolato) and Rachel Dicker Travel (owner Rachel Dicker). We particularly want to say that Joyce Ying (Shanghai), An Na (Beijing), Jessica Zhu (Xian), Dustin Zhang (Chengdu), James Lee (Guilin), and David Leung (Hong Kong) enhanced our trip each day with their warmth, humor, knowledge, and suggestions of off-the-beaten-path of things to see, do, buy and explore...things we would have never discovered on our own. Things we didn't necessarily plan for as well as fulfilling our requests of stuff we wanted to do. They are true GEMS in the sea of tour guides. We cannot say enough about how they made our trip and memories of China unforgettable.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

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By: The Wellford family


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2018

So glad to have this group as a resource for airport transfers and especially in Beijing where weather became a factor and Nancy Hsu and the team were able to completely rearrange their days and schedules at the last minute in order to accommodate our requests. Couldn’t have been more grateful for that and I would recommend this team to anyone with travel needs in China.
Travel Advisor:  Tui Kenny Leatherman

China Yunnan 2018

By: China Yunnan 2018


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The guides were well educated, courteous, kind, thoughtful, and friendly. They were all knowledgeable about each area we visited. We could not have navigated this trip without the guides. Also, the trip was too vast and expansive to try and go it alone. Literally, we would never have gotten out of Beijing without the guide's help. Also, when the chair lift at the park stopped working, when our car over heated and when we needed a toilet, we were graciously helped! It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of the vacation. Many of the details were so well suited to our family- hiking, natural sites, luxurious lodges, delicious (and clean, safe) food and water, tea, religious monuments, and a spacious and comfortable van. We felt safe and well attended at all times.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove