Shanghai Express

Take four days out of your calendar and discover the modern metropolis of Shanghai. We'll also have a one-day tour of the most well-preserved water town in the area. Experience Shanghai's magic!


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Spend four days exploring one of the most exciting cities in Asia. Visit Shanghai, China's bustling metropolis, known for its alluring mix of East and West.

We'll start with a tour of the city and visit landmarks such as the Bund, the awe-inspiring Jade Buddha statue followed by a breathtaking view of Shanghai from one of the world's tallest buildings in the Pudong district.

On the second day, we'll leave the busy city behind for a short while and be enthralled by an impeccably restored water town a short drive away. The Zhujiajiao water town is one of the best preserved ancient water towns in the Shanghai area replete with restored bridges and buildings dating back to the Qing and Ming dynasties.

Be captivated by Shanghai's special magic on this four-day city break. You won't regret it!


Day 1: Welcome to ShanghaiMeals:

Upon arrival, our guide and driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in downtown Shanghai.

Accommodation: The Bund Hotel Shanghai
Day 2: City tour of ShanghaiMeals: B L

Today we'll start the day's tour with a visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Centre which chronicles Shanghai's past, present and future. Later we'll have a chance to immerse ourselvves in the peaceful atmosphere at the Jade Buddha Temple. We'll also go for a stroll along one of the iconic symbols of Shanghai, the Bund and enjoy a little retail therapy along Shanghai's famed shopping street, Nanjing Road. We'll end the day's adventures with a breathtaking view of Shanghai from the 88-floor Jinmao Tower in the Pudong district.

Accommodation: The Bund Hotel Shanghai
Day 3: Zhujiajiao Water TownMeals: B L

Today you will be picked up by your tour guide and be drive to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, known as " Jiangnan Pearl " (about a 1hr drive from Shanghai).

We will walk through this beautiful town, dates back to the Qing and Ming dynasties and is the most well-preserved of the ancient water towns in the Shanghai area. We'll walk along Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street and pay the Xi Family Residence a visit. You will feel as though you have stepped back in time. After your trip to this beautiful village, you will be driven back to Shanghai.

Accommodation: The Bund Hotel Shanghai
Day 4: Departure ServiceMeals: B

Depending on your departure time, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the airport or train station. 

Additional information

A child is defined as 12 years or younger and below 1.20m in height.

Above are prices based on the period of travel. If the dates don't fit your holiday plans, just get in touchwith us and we'll arrange the holiday to accommodate your preferred travel dates.

  • Pick up and drop off service at hotel, airport or train station
  • Professional local English-speaking guide
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transportation according to the programme with car, coach or bus depending on group size
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary B = Breakfast. L = Lunch D = Dinner. Breakfast is usually international breakfast buffet combined with local Chinese breakfast. Lunch consists of local Chinese dishes including meat and vegetables. Sometimes lunch is a western-style sandwich if the weather or programme so requires. Dinner is specialised Chinese meals from many different regions in China.
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages (soft drinks or local beer) within a reasonable limit (2-3 glasses)
  • English map of Shanghai
  • 24hr on-call service in case of emergencies
  • Anything not in “Included” list above
  • Any flights or transportation besides those mentioned in the "Included" list above
  • Phone calls or other personal expenses
  • Tips - We recommend that the guide receives 2 USD per person per day and 1 USD per person per day for the driver

We reserve the right to make improvements and changes to the itinerary due to local circumstances or events outside our control.

Tour starts/ends:

This tour starts and ends in Shanghai.

An Albatros Travel representative will meet you at the airport. This tour includes pick-up and departure services. Please let us know your flight details, including flight number, arrival and departure times, in order for us to arrange your transfers.

Type of vehicles used:

For transfers between destinations we use modern and comfortable vehicles that have air conditioning.

Level of ability required:

This tour does not include any strenuous activity so no particular level of ability is required, however please be prepared for some walking. If you have any concerns or questions regarding disability access, please contact us in advance.

Food and dietary information:

If you have any particular dietary preferences or requirements, please make these clear when you make your booking. Most types of diet can be catered for. We will eat at local restaurants. It’s not a problem to maintain a vegetarian diet in China.

Breakfast at the hotel is usually an international breakfast buffet.

Health and vaccinations:

In general, tourists do not need any vaccinations. Malaria vaccinations are not necessary in most parts of China. However, we advise you to consult with your doctor before travelling. For more information about health and vaccinations, please look at this website.

Baggage and what to bring:

For domestic travel by air, the baggage allowance is 20kg (44lbs) per person. Since we do not provide tours with international air travel, please check your airline's website for luggage weight limits.

Flat two pin outlets are used in China. European round two pin outlets can also be used but don't fit perfectly. A plug adaptor can be purchased in most electronic stores.

Visa requirements:

Most travellers need a tourist visa to China. Please consult the Chinese consulate or embassy in your country of residence for visa application. This website may be useful in providing information regarding the application procedure.


If you need to cancel
We understand that your travel plans sometimes change and we try to be as flexible as possible. However as we have to book accommodation at hotels we are also bound by their cancellation policies. In general, the following rules will apply when cancelling a tour you have booked:

- If cancelling more than 45 days before commencement of our services there is no cancellation fee and we will refund 100% of your money

- If cancelling within 45 to 31 days before commencement of our services: 20 % of the total booking value will be levied

- If cancelling within 30 to 15 days before commencement of our services: 60 % of the total booking value will be levied

- We are unable to offer a refund if cancelling less than two weeks before commencement of our services

For full details of our cancellation terms, please see our general Terms and Conditions.

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