Shanghai Highlife

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4 Days
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Live the highlife in the ‘Paris of the East’, where glamor and grace still dance together through art deco neighborhoods while the glass towers of Pudong soar ever skyward. Classical gardens, modern art and world-class dining await, wrapped up in Asia’s most cosmopolitan city package.

About this Journey

Shanghai is an economic powerhouse that has undergone a huge transformation from backwater fishing village to major commercial center. Along the way, foreign nations established concessions in the city, gangsters roamed the streets, and the rich indulged their every whim amidst the opulent decadence of the ‘Paris of the East’. Shanghai retains remnants of its rich past in the form of the French Concession and the graceful colonial buildings along the Bund. Nearby these nostalgic buildings evocative of Old Shanghai are the iconic, towering skyscrapers of Pudong. Explore both new and old Shanghai on this journey through China’s biggest city.

What we love
  • Strolling through the elegant, tree-lined streets of the French Concession
  • Enjoying VIP seating at the ERA Acrobatics Performance, renowned for its feats of strength and daring routines
Where you're going

Day 1

Spend the day at your leisure • Recommended: stroll alongside the Huangpu River on the Bund, taking in Shanghai’s iconic skyline.

Day 2

Experience a snapshot of local life by walking around Fuxing Park, a meeting spot for fitness dancers and taichi enthusiasts • Travel back to Shanghai’s stylish 1930s as you stroll through the tree-lined avenues of the French Concession • Explore modern art studios in the trendy, bohemian area of Tianzifang • Visit the Shanghai Museum, a veritable treasure trove of Chinese artifacts • Enjoy VIP seating at an ERA Acrobatics Performance that fuses Chinese acrobatics with modern technology.

Day 3 - 4

Explore the old watertown of Tongli, known as the ‘Venice of the East’ for the canals that wind their way between the town’s Ming and Qing era buildings • Spend the rest of the day in Shanghai at your leisure • Recommended: visit Yu Garden, the most celebrated classical garden in Shanghai, or enjoy a cup of tea in one of Pudong’s signature skyscrapers.

Recommended Hotels

The Peninsula Shanghai

5 star

The Peninsula has a strong art deco influence reminiscent of 1930s Shanghai with luxurious rooms, restaurants and a rooftop bar overlooking the Bund.

Puli Shanghai

5 star Boutique

Created as China’s first urban resort, the Puli elegantly fuses traditional Asian aesthetics and new-age contemporary design amidst a serene atmosphere.


Recommended seasons





What’s Included

  • All overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments
  • All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
  • Ground transportation, including airport transfers
  • Services of an English-speaking WildChina guide
  • Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip

What’s Excluded

  • International and domestic flights, domestic trains, plus relevant taxes
  • Chinese tourist visa, which is required for most foreign passport holders
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals, apart from those included in the itinerary, and alcohol
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Excursions and activities not included in the itinerary
  • Discretionary gratuities for guides and drivers
Why WildChina

We’re on the ground with you

Our team of advisors will design every detail of the trip with you through close consultation, then orchestrate your entire journey while on the ground. We’re in the same time zone as you, so we can fulfill requests and handle issues without a hitch. With over 40 staff in Beijing and an expansive network of operational partners across the country, we have the manpower to ensure your journey is safe, reliable and comfortable from beginning to end.

Your trip, your way

Flexibility is our highest-ranking compliment. We pull off journeys for pioneers with a 6-hour layover to Hollywood’s elite, and everywhere in between. Our team regularly pulls off unprecedented logistical feats; nearly any time frame or budget is within our realm. No matter how you wish to experience China, we are here to bring that dream to life.

We embody passion

WildChina guides are carefully handpicked for their knowledge and charisma, then meticulously trained to maintain our exceptional service standards. They are expert storytellers and passionate natives of the regions where they guide, having the perfect combination of local insights and service know-how to bring you seamless once-in-a- lifetime moments all across China.

The little things, the big picture

Supporting inspired local economies allows you to experience the soul of the destination, while also protecting and cultivating China’s artisanal culture. From watching artisans hand make shoes in Yunnan, to picking organic vegetables for dinner on a local farm in Fujian, our tours are designed to showcase and protect China’s heritage, both natural and human.