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5-day Shanghai Chengdu Highlights Tour

Travelling from Shanghai to Chengdu, this tour package is ideal for first timers or those who want to fit a lot into 5 days.

Tour code: LCT-CCT-02

Departure: Any day you want

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Our Advantages & Promise

  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard

Itinerary Summary

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Dates Destinations Itinerary Brief Meals Included
Day1 Shanghai Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. B
Day2 Shanghai Tour Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, and the Bund. B
Day3 Shanghai/Chengdu Tour Zhujiajiao Water Town. Fly to Chengdu. B
Day4 Chengdu Tour Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, People's Park, and Jinli Old Street. B
Day5 Chengdu Visit Jinsha Site Museum and drop off at the airport. B

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Day1 Shanghai

    Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Shanghai)

    Upon arrival at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to your hotel.

    Shanghai Museum
    Shanghai Nanjing Road
    The Bund Shanghai
  • Day2 Shanghai

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Shanghai World Financial Center, Nanjing Road, the Bund

    Today, your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing dynasty. Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works.

    Next, you will drive several kilometers to enjoy a panoramic view of the modern face of Shanghai from the 100th floor (474m) of “the Eye of Shanghai” Shanghai World Financial Center.

    You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!

    Shanghai Yu Garden
    Yuyuan Market Shanghai
    Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Day3 Shanghai/Chengdu

    Transfer via: flight - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town, airport transfer (Shanghai, Chengdu)

    After breakfast, we will drive about 1 hour to Zhujiajiao. Known as the “Venice of Shanghai”, Zhujiajiao has a history of 1,700 years and is a well-preserved waterside ancient town. You’ll stroll along Hundred-year-old North Street, take some awesome pictures on the Fangsheng Bridge, have a panoramic view of Zhujiao by climbing up to Yuanjin Buddhist Temple, have a sampan ride along the canals and see the old residences, shops and bridges which are filled with classic architectural style in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 AD - 1911 AD).

    14:00, drive to Shanghai Pudong International Airport for your flight to Chengdu.

    Zhujiajiao Water Town
    Zhujiajiao Water Town
    Zhujiajiao Water Town Shanghai
  • Day4 Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, People's Park, Jinli Old Street

    Get up early and drive about 1 hour to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This base is not only the most important panda scientific research center in the world, but also the home for more than 100 giant pandas. You will walk at leisure through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, and climbing trees. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms! There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.

    Chengdu has been called China's "Leisure City" and you’ll then come to the People's Park to experience its relaxing and leisurely pace and lifestyle. Just sit down and order a pot of tea, have a casual chat with your friends and watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment - napping, playing mahjong, disco dancing, and giving neck massages...

    Later, you will be an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.

    1) We suggest starting your tour at 07:00 because the pandas are active at 08:00 - 10:00. They are playing and eating breakfast in their houses and gardens. If you go there so late, the pandas will asleep.

    2) Holding a panda in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding will cost RMB 1800 for 15 seconds. This is an optional activity for visitors.

    3) For optional activity in the evening, we would like to recommend Sichuan Opera. The opera complexs folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling lights, and other delightful entertainment (Time: 20:00- 21:30).

    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Chengdu People's Park
    Jinli Old Street
  • Day5 Chengdu

    Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Jinsha Site Museum, airport transfer (Chengdu)

    After breakfast, drive to visit Jinsha Site Museum. Constructed on the Jinsha ruin site, the museum reveals the unique bronze civilization of the mysterious ancient Shu Kingdom (1200–650 BC). The museum conserves the original palace foundation, sacrificial area, residential area, burial site as well as numerous ivory tusks, gold artifacts, articles of bronze, jad and stone, including the symbol of China Culture Heritage – the Gold Sun and Immortal Bird.

    Around 14:00, your private guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your onward journey.

    Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum
    Jinsha Site Museum Chengdu
    Jinsha Site Museum

Price Details

---- Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of LocalChengduTours. ZTG will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

---- Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of LocalChengduTours and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.