Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai can help customize itineraries for your group or party. In Shanghai, experience the latest in the sights and sounds of a bustling megapolis while savouring its history and culture, generations in the making. The following is a sample group itinerary. We invite you to discuss your needs with us.
DAY 1: SHANGHAI CITY SIGHTSEEING – TIME TRAVEL FROM HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS TO A CONTEMPORARY ART SCENE
- Enjoy your first taste of Shanghai with breakfast at Café Studio.
- Start your day tour at Shanghai Museum (only a 15-minute walk from Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai), which possesses a collection of 120,000 pieces of precious artwork.
- Lunch at Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant at Chen Huang Temple. Sample the famous xiao long bao and watch the kitchen operation through the kitchen glass wall.
- After a delicious meal, get your camera ready and head to Yu Garden in the centre of Shanghai’s Old City. Built in the Ming Dynasty, the exquisite layout, the beautiful scenery and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai.
- Art lovers will like to discover M50, part of the contemporary art scene, located on 50 Moganshan Road is Shanghai’s hottest arts district (about 20 minutes from Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai). Once a textile mill, the complex known as M50 is vibrant with creative energy. Some of the city’s best-known artists work in the area – home to about 120 galleries and art studios. This is a must-see destination for collectors and trend-spotters, putting you in touch with today’s Chinese culture.
- When you have returned to the Hotel, visit Qin The Spa on level 6 – an urban sanctuary inspired by the ancient rites and healing methods of traditional Chinese medicine.
- Time to enjoy the renowned Si Ji Xuan Chinese restaurant on level 2, which serves traditional Cantonese combined with modern Shanghainese favourites.
DAY 2: DISCOVER SHANGHAI FUN MARKETS – TAILOR-MADE SERVICE AND ALLEYWAY SHOPPING EXPERIENCES
- Let our In-Room Dining breakfast menu satisfy your palate while kids enjoy the healthy children’s menu.
- Head to the well-known Shanghai South Bund Fabric Market near HuangPu Bridge at Puxi. Here, you can make your couture dreams come true. Great values are Chinese Qipao, cashmere coats and men’s shirts.
- The unique Xin Tian Di is a must-see in French Concession. Enjoy the architectural Shikumen style of the 1920s along Xingye Road, where the houses have modern interiors and have been converted into international galleries, fashion shops, themed restaurants and night clubs. Continental style at T8, Italian cuisine at Va Bene and Shanghai cuisine at Xin Ji Shi* are great for a relaxed lunch.
- Head to Tai Kang Road for an afternoon of truly original alleyway adventures and shopping. Visit more than 200 diverse boutique shops from cafés, restaurants, art galleries and craft stores to designed houses and studios.
- Enjoy Dong Tai Antique Market in late-afternoon for fun treasure hunting. You will find every kind of Mao memorabilia, including old records, photos, lanterns, porcelain, chopsticks and knick-knacks.
- Save the mythical Bund for the evening, when the entire strip is dramatically lit, drawing the city’s bon vivants out to wine and dine into the wee hours. M on the Bund, Mr and Mrs Bund and New Heights are just some of the hot fine dining restaurants overlooking The Bund.
DAY 3: DISCOVER THE WATER VILLAGE AND HUMBLE NATIVE FOOD
- Start your day with delicious breakfast takeaway in a comfortable hotel limo that will take you to Zhouzhuang, a water village that has a history of 900 years. It is widely known as the Venice of the Orient and is believed to be the jewel in China's water-town crown.
- Discover the private residences of wealthy merchant families built in the mid-18th century, take pictures on stone water bridges, and visit a Taoist Temple built during the Song dynasty.
- Lunch at Shen Family Restaurant, which is said to be the best place to enjoy typical local specialties, including braised pork tendons, white shellfish, steamed shad and fried whitebait.
- Begin a relaxed afternoon journey by boarding a man-powered wood boat. Indulge with a view of winding water lanes, arched tone bridges and well-preserved ancient buildings.
- Before leaving, explore the streets lined with antiques and artwork.
- Back at the Hotel, treat yourself to a soothing cocktail at the Executive Club Lounge while enjoying the Shanghai Puxi skyline from level 37.
- Let our Concierge arrange a VIP, front-row seat at the Shanghai Centre Theatre where you will view a performance, featuring some of China’s most talented acrobats, that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat.