Shanghai
12/11/2019 12:00 AM
12/11/2019 10:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Shanghai City Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Shanghai City. 

Added Value
  • Yu Garden & Old Town
  • & Moment: Tea appreciation at a local teahouse
  • The Bund
  • French Concession (drive through)
Tour Duration: 4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Shanghai Museum Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Shanghai Museum Tour. 

Highlights:
Start to visit the Shanghai Museum, known as one of the finest museums of ancient Chinese art.  The current state-of-the-art building, located at People’s Square, was opened in October 1996.  Its rich and exceptionally high quality collection of bronzes and ceramics are celebrated around the world.  In addition, the museum also features galleries containing calligraphy, paintings, jade, stone sculptures, Chinese seals, Chinese coins, Ming and Qing Dynasty furniture, and Chinese minority nationality art.

Then, visit the amazing Urban Planning Museum and I-max movie that contains an incredibly accurate model of the city in a couple of decades, complete with every tiny little detail and every single building. The model is huge and incredible. See the informative film “Contemporary Shanghai” which provides participants with an “orientation” on the city – its layout, population, development, etc. A visit to this museum is an in depth introduction to Shanghai helpful to both first-time and repeat visitors to the city – with its rapid rate of development Shanghai is a city that is in constant flux.

Tour Duration: 3-4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing;
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Shanghai Jewish Quarter Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Shanghai Jewish Quarter. 

 
Background:
Shanghai was the only city in the world that provided a safe home for World War II refugees without papers. As a result, approximately 32,000 Jews, known among themselves as "Shanghailanders," settled in this fascinating Chinese city. Like the names Schindler, Wallenberg and Sugihara, Shanghai has become synonymous with rescue and refuge during the fascist-dictated times when 6 million Jews perished and at least 35 million Chinese were killed and wounded. At one point, there were at least seven synagogues in Shanghai, but today very little evidence of this once vital community remains.

Ohel Moishe Synagogue. The Ohel Moishe Synagogue is a European style temple that was once the centerpiece of the Hongkou District. The original synagogue was founded in 1907 by a Russian Jew, and was moved to this site twenty years later. Once a synagogue for Orthodox Russian and German Jews, it was also at various times, the headquarters of the Zionist youth organization Brith Trumpeldor (Betar) and the isolation ward of the Shanghai Mental Hospital. The synagogue is now a recognized historical site and a Jewish Refugees Memorial has been built next to it.

Tour Duration: 3-4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals, cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary, flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Shanghai M50 Tour - 3 hours
Half-day tour to Shanghai M50. 

Added Value
Enjoy a visit to the M-50 district now Shanghai’s rapidly developing art and design district – the district was originally an area of derelict warehouses located along the banks of the Suzhou Creek but over the past three years it has attracted the attention of leading painters, gallerists and designers and also the Shanghai City Government which has invested in developing and adding some aesthetic touches to the rougher edges – the area has some fine galleries (Shang Art and Art Scene China) as well as shops (Shanghai Biz) and cafes.

Tour Duration: 2-3 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver
Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour - 4 hours
Half-day tour to Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town. 

Highlights:

A walking tour of the town will take you through many exhibition halls that introduce the traditions and customs of life south of the Yangzi River. 

View the natural scenery with little bridges spanning over bubbling streams. The ancient river town of Zhujiajiao is built on top of crisscrossing waterways flowing from Dianshan Lake.  

Before returning to Shanghai, enjoy a peaceful private boat ride along the winding river under ancient bridges and past the eaves of the historic houses.

Tour Duration: 3-4 hours

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Included:
  • Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary, including entrance fees
  • Transfers and transportation by private vehicle with a driver and an English speaking guide during transfers and sightseeing
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing

Not included:
  • Any accommodations, meals,cruise/hotel arrangements
  • Any sightseeing or meals not indicated in the itinerary,flights
  • Any airport departure taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, minibar charges, telephone charges, etc.
  • Gratuity to the guide & driver

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