Shanghai City Orientation (group B)

SHA 100-201
Highlights
  • Visit of Yu Garden, classic Chinese Garden
  • Exploring Old Town Bazaar
  • Visit of historic Shanghai Bund
  • Visit of Xintiandi and the charming art district of Tianzifang
  • Self-guided tour to Shanghai Museum
  • Includes LUNCH
Program Overview
Country: China
Depart: 02/01/2017 1000
Return: 02/01/2017 1840
Duration: Full-Day
Difficulty: Moderate
Capacity: Min 35 / Max 99
Program Fee
$54 (early booking: $50)

Field Work Conflicts
  • NRRT 320 International Issues in Recreation and Tourism
  • HIST 466 U.S.-China Relations Since 1800

Until the mid-nineteenth century, Shanghai was a small fishing town on the Huangpu River. Since becoming a treaty port under the Treaty of Nanking, its unparalleled locational advantages have sustained its position as one of China’s leading cities.

This orientation begins with a visit to Yu Garden, a fully restored classical Chinese garden with ingeniously mingling pavilions and corridors, small hills and carefully selected and placed rocks, lotus ponds, bridges, winding paths, trees and shrubs. Proceed to the Old Town Bazaar followed by lunch at a local restaurant.  Continue to the historic Shanghai Bund, a seven-mile-long grand boulevard on the bend of the Huangpu River, followed by a visit to Xintiandi and the charming art district of Tianzifang. Xintiandi is a fashionable pedestrian street composed of traditional Shikumen (‘stone gate’) style houses that now serve as boutique shops and restaurants. Tianzifang used to be an unassuming laneway in a factory area but has now transformed into the art district of Shanghai. Here you will find many art galleries, as well as private studios, craft shops and some of the most charming bars and cafes in Shanghai. Finally, visit the Shanghai Museum for a self-guided tour (headsets provided) before heading back to the ship.

“I love how much we fit in in one day. I would not have been able to do so many things in one day if I had travelled independently.” – Katherine V. Spring 2016 Student Voyager

Meals Included

Lunch