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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
Shanghai is the largest metropolis in China with a population of 13 million. It is no wonder that the Shanghai Museum, located in People’s Square, is one of the best in China. The museum houses 110,000 historical objects and 430,000 reference pieces. Its collection of bronzeware from Shang (1600-1027 BC) and Zhou Dynasties (1027-256 BC), pottery, porcelain, paintings and calligraphy enjoy national and international fame. The galleries also house sculptures, jade, furniture, coins and minority art. All exhibits have English interpretation.
Next, visit the Yuyuan Garden. The Pan family, wealthy Ming Dynasty officials, had the garden built for them. The endeavor took 18 years between AD 1559 and 1577. Small bridges of different shapes and sizes, beautiful rockeries, clear water ponds, elegant pavilions and zig-zagging, covered corridors are nicely designed and built in this small but very delicate and pretty garden. In the mid-19th century, the garden became the home base for the Society of Small Swords—a sect of the Taiping rebels.
You will also visit the Old Town, with its maze of narrow alleys and cobblestone lanes. This compact area was the center of Shanghai centuries ago.
Your tour ends at Shanghai Pudong International Airport. You'll be dropped off at Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 for your flight home.
Please note: This tour is available only to guests with flights at 5pm or later.