Private Tour of the Bund and Shanghai in the 20s

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $394 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

Private Tour of the Bund and Shanghai in the 20s

3 Hours
Private Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $394 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)

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      Private Tour of the Bund and Shanghai in the 20s

      Shanghai, China
      From (USD) $394 Per Guide (Maximum 6 Guests)
      • Waterfront area experience: Gain a unique insight into The Bund. Known as “Outer Beach”, this symbol of Shanghai is one of the city’s most recognizable.
      • Chinese historian guidance: You won’t be alone on this tour, because a Chinese historian will take you around the city for a deeper understanding of its past.
      • Key historic buildings: Walk along streets that were formerly a hub for commercial/missionary activity. Sights include Suzhou Creek, Huangpu River, and the International Settlement.
      About This Shanghai Tour

      Your expectations are sure to be exceeded with this one-of-a-kind tour, which will give you a glimpse into Shanghai’s fascinating history. Slip on some comfortable footwear, because you will be embarking on a leisurely stroll from one of China’s most famous hotels, Astor House Hotel. An expert on Chinese history will teach you about modern life, help you to plan your trip in the “Paris of the Orient”, as well as enlighten you on the area’s international settlement during the 19th and 20th centuries.

      From the hotel, you will step back in time to the 1840s, when the area was under British control, although nominally controlled by the Chinese. Now an art, liberal and cultural hub, Shanghai’s rise to fame was driven by events following the Opium War. In central Shanghai, you will find The Bund, which was established after the city was incorporated as a trading port in 1846. Snaking for 1,500 meters from Waibaidu Bridge to Nanpu Bridge, the waterway is an attractive sight, overlooking a medley of grandiose buildings that exhibit Classicism, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance and Romanesque architecture.

      Before you immerse yourself in more solitary surroundings like the ‘Headstream of the Bund,’ better known as the Waitanyuan, a Chinese historian will lead you to the Cathay Peace Hotel and old HSBC premises - two buildings that served as the backdrop for Shanghai’s multicultural beginnings. If you’re lucky, you will be able to step foot inside the former home of English ballerina, Margot Fonteyn. Conclude the day admiring the Yuyuan Garden next to City God Temple.

      The Pride of Shanghai

      Instantly recognizable, “The Bund” actually means “ the embankment of a muddy waterfront”. The name was inspired by an Anglo-Indian term and the area was owned by Baghdadi Jews back in the 1930s. In the colonial era, the Chinese were not allowed to access Shanghai Bund, which exhibits classical eclectic and neo-renaissance styles.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Cancellation policy

      You cannot participate in this tour if you have not sent your passport number and name beforehand. Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our guide, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the guide. No shows are treated as last-minute cancelations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within two business days need to be made directly with our local offices by calling them directly (or on the emergency number provided). Cancellations made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored.

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