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 4 Days Shanghai Culinary Tour

 

Tour Code: SHJT- 16               团       号:SHJT-16
Departure:
Every day                    发车日期:每日发车

Tour Type: budget tour, sightseeing, cultural journey
Attraction: Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum, Temple of City Patron, Xintiandi, People's Square, 
Highlight: Shanghai, as China 's largest and wealthiest city, takes its food very seriously.
Whether it is Peking duck, xiao long bao, hot pot, or the wet markets, our guides will take you through the maze of China 's diverse and exotic cuisines. Our culinary experiences are tailored to your taste buds, but can include taking in the local markets, learning to make (and eat!) regional specialties right up to experiencing first-hand the kitchen of a leading world-renowned Shanghainese restaurant located on the Bund. Experience Chinese cuisine at any level: purchasing, preparing, or philosophizing!

Day and day itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive in   Shanghai 
Place & Transport::
Airport pick-up,
ToActivitie   In Shanghai
Shanghai is a city unlike any other in China. It is the bustling economic heartbeat of China that enjoys all of the comforts and amenities of a fully modern metropolis. Shanghai today looks to regain its former position at the turn of 20th of being one of the largest financial centers in the world behind New York and London. It is a city that seamlessly blends East and West.

go out and see what a glowing night life Shanghai prepares for you. We recommend Xintiandi where there are rows of bars and cute old-Shanghai houses that hide themselves in the Longtang lanes together with People’s Square, one of the Ten Spots with the Best Night View in Shanghai.

Day2 Shanghai  Tours
Place & Transport:   Shanghai
Today's Activities;
set out for an energetic day at this pulsing metropolitan city Shanghai!

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Home's Restaurant

who has extensive knowledge and professional experience in Shanghai’s food and market industry, begin your walking tour of the New Zhenning Lu Market. Stroll past merchant stalls of this wet market and learn about a variety of topics connected to China’s food culture.

Your guide will teach you about agriculture-centered trading in Guangdong and the role that Anhui salt merchants play in Chinese cuisine. Hear about fundamental food and cooking concepts in China, such as the importance of sharing meals, the emphasis on freshness, the abundance of vegetables and the staple pork in the Chinese diet. Discover the politics of food as you learn about how communism has affected Chinese cuisine from the 20th century to today.

After an hour of exploring the market by foot, follow your guide to nearby Fu 1088, a high-end restaurant where you’ll enjoy an authentic Shanghai meal (for an additional cost). Rated four stars on TripAdvisor, this restaurant, located in a three-story colonial-style mansion and tucked behind an iron gate, offers a sophisticated dining atmosphere, with rooms furnished with cherry wood chairs and elegant chandeliers.

After lunch we take you to visit the Shanghai Museum, one of the most modern in the country.  Arranged by category rather than according to a chronology, its collection introduces and elucidates the gamut of Chinese arts from ceramics to jade and ivory carvings to paintings.

Dinner takes place at one of our favorite Shanghai restaurants, boasting a magnificent view over the Bund and Pudong waterfronts.

- Yuyuan Garden (1 hour): Yuyuan Garden is located in the center of Shanghai old quarters. It was a private garden built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty, with typical Chinese classic architecture and style. The complex covers an area of 2 hectares, with rockeries, pavilions, ponds and corridors. Yuyuan Garden is surrounding by a busy market place, where visitors can find everything from popular local snacks, handicrafts, antiques and souvenirs to some famous time-honored restaurants.
- Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (1 hour): A short walk across Renmin Square from the Shanghai Museum, this offers a fascinating insight into Shanghai's future. The 2nd floor has a giant walkaround model of the city, and other floors have great displays and interactive exhibitions.

We recommend Shanghai Acrobatic show as your add-on activity. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power. Cheer up your bravos!

Day3 Shanghai
Place & Transport:  
Today's Activities:
  Your tour of Shanghai continues with a lecture/tour on colonial architecture in Shanghai given by a member of the Shanghai Historical Society.  This tour will take you into some of the most important buildings along the Bund and French Concessions including the former Hong Kong Shanghai Bank.

For lunch today you will enjoy a special menu created by award winning chef Jereme Leung, one of the most innovative young chefs in China.  He is the author of "New Shanghai Cuisine" and Chef Consultant to such leading restaurants as the Whampoa Club and the China House at Bangkok's Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

In the afternoon we will visit the Yu Gardens, one of the best examples of traditional Chinese garden design in the country.  Afterwards, you will have some time to stroll through Shanghai's Old Quarter with its bustling market feel.

The area is a great place to try some of Shanghai's traditional street foods, such as the city's signature dish xiaolonghao - soup-filled dumplings.

Afterwards, we will travel along sycamore-lined boulevards into the heart of the French Concession.  This section of the "Paris of the Orient" now hosts many arts-based businesses and art galleries that we can visit if you so desire.  The afternoon will be spent discovering some of Shanghai's great shopping treasures.  This might include a contemporary ceramics shop, the studio of a woman who designs cashmere handbags for Harrods or a fantastic Tibetan carpet shop.

For this evening we will arrange a private dinner catered by Jean Ceorges inside the cupola of an Art Deco building on the Bund with a magnificent view over the Huangpu River.  This set-menu meal will be designed and catered by Jean Georges (only available for 8 or fewer persons).  (B, L, D)

Dinner takes place at one of our favorite Shanghai restaurants, boasting a magnificent view over the Bund and Pudong waterfronts.

Day 4 Departure (Breakfast)
Place & Transport: Depart Shanghai, Flight not included
Today's Activities
  After breakfast we’ll see you off at the Shanghai airport. Wish you a nice journey!!
 

Featured Hotels
Budget Class Standard Class Deluxe Class
Shanghai Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World The Bund Hotel Shanghai Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai

We will arrange hotels of the same class if there are no rooms available during your travelling periods.
Price ( per person, in US  (1:6,30)  dollars)
2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6-9 persons Single Room Supplement
Budget US$580 US$530 US$510 US$489 US$450 US$175
Standard US$670 US$650 US$630 US$610 US$580 US$247
Deluxe US$860 US$840 US$810 US$780 US$680 US$472

» Your tour day starts and ends at a hotel in the city, which may or may not be included. If a hotel is included it is listed by name on the itinerary for each night.

» Discounts for children in China are based on height. Let us know your child's age and height and we can calculate accordingly.

All tours are billed in Chinese CNY. Prices in currencies other than Chinese CNY are displayed for reference only. The exchange rates are subject to daily change.
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Included in the tour price

  • Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary - no hidden costs
  •  Meals in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)
  • Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle - drink up!
  • Private English speaking guide (selected/trained by our American owner), sane driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle


Not included in the tour price

  • You may tip your guide and driver for good service.
  •  International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)

Tipping:
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

                                                           

How to book this tour?
Please email us and let us know the information below:
1. Your arrival date and flight number.
2. The name you used to book your hotel.
3. The date that you would like to take this tour.
4. The number of persons in your group.

Custom Tailoring: Design your own tour with our help to meet your unique interests, You don't have to compromise, do exactly what you want to do! Let us assist you to tailor-make your own China Experience. Tell us what you need now!

chinauniquetour  is a branch of CTS (China International Travel Service), one of China's largest and oldest travel agencies.Your satisfaction is our priority. All our guides, drivers and vehicles are carefully selected, certified for tourism and fully insured. Our tours have no unscheduled or mandatory shopping stops so you spend your time and money wisely.