Pre- and Post Tours

EXCLUSIVE TOURS FOR ITMIG MEMBERS (THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22)

Kindly note that the Exclusive Tours on Thursday, October 22 (Full Day Shanghai Highlights and the Optional Shanghai Night Tour) are exclusive for ITMIG members while Every Day Tours (Tours A – E) listed further down the page are available for everyone.

For any inquires on the Exclusive Tours, please contact Pam Bruce: pbruce@thymic.org

To book the Exclusive Tours, please download the Tour Registration Form below and send to registration at itmig2015.com

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Full Day Shanghai Highlights

Date: Thursday, October 22
Duration: 8 hours (09:00 – 17:00)
Cost: RMB 750.00 per person (USD 120.00) for 10-12 pax / RMB 680.00 per person (USD 110.00) for 15-20 pax
Attractions: Yu Garden / Jade Buddha Temple / Former French Concession / The Bund

Take a visit to Jade Buddha Temple where you can see two precious jade Buddhist statues, which are not only rare cultural relics but also porcelain artworks. Then visit to Yu Garden, with a total area of less than 5 acres, Yu Garden has more than 40 attractions in the inner and outer gardens, both built in the Ming Dynasty classical style. Then have lunch in the time-honored restaurant in Yu Garden.

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The Bund in Shanghai.
Take a walk in Former French Concession, the place where westerners can always recall their memories by looking at the buildings in European style built during 1800’s to 1930’s. Then walk along the Bund, which is the best-known landmark and waterfront area in central Shanghai.

Service Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All admissions mentioned in above program
  • One luncheon at local restaurant
  • Bottled water for per person

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Optional Shanghai Night Tour

Date: Thursday, October 22
Duration: 3 hours (17:30-20:30)
Cost: RMB530.00 per person (USD 85.00) for 10-20 pax
Attractions: One hour cruise on Huangpu River

The night view in Shanghai could be the most charming view in whole main land of China. Huang Pu River, which is named the mother river of Shanghai, divides Shanghai into two sections; the old architectures on the western bank become materialized history and culture while the new scene on the eastern bank stands for rising and urging of the new generation. All views under neon lights are totally different from the day light. This tour will also drive you around the center of the city after the river cruise to provide you a look of Shanghai by night.

Service Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • One dinner at local restaurant
  • Ticket for the one hour cruise in the evening

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EVERY DAY TOURS

To allow the conference participants to do sightseeing in Shanghai or its suburban area and experience the precious travel time together, Gray Line Shanghai is recommended to organize it for you.

Click here to search your favourite routes and register online. By typing in conference code: ITMIG2015, you will be able to enjoy special tour rates. The tour will be arranged only after receiving your full payment.

All inquiries regarding tour, please contact: Edith Hu Deputy Manager of Marketing | Gray Line Shanghai Direct Line: +86 21 6289 5025 | Mobile: +86 1391 7011 280 Email: edithhu@dtitours.com | Website: www.grayline.com

Tour A: Best of Shanghai (From $93)

Duration: 8 hours

Begin with a visit to the Yuyuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming Dynasty, and the old street of Shanghai, originated in the Qing Dynasty. Then, visit to Shanghai Museum of Ancient Chinese Art that holding a collection of more than 120,000 precious and rare works in 21 categories, making it the most remarkable cultural institution in the city. Before lunch, visit the Silk Museum. After taking the local cuisine for lunch, visit the Jade Buddha Temple and watch the priceless jade statues from Burma. Followed by the tour to the Bund, well known as the International Architecture Exhibition of the west side. Also, you will stop at the souvenir shop. Then last stop of this tour will be Xin Tian Di, a stylish nightlife district with many boutiques, pubs and restaurants.

Schedule:

08:30 Hotel pick-up
08:45 – 09:45 Visit the Yuyuan Garden and Shanghai Old Street
10:00 – 11:00 Transfer to Visit the Shanghai Museum
11:15 – 12:00 Transfer to Visit the Silk Museum
12:00 – 13:00 Transfer to restaurant and have Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Visit the Jade Buddha Temple
14:40 – 15:00 Visit and walk along the Bund
15:00 – 15:30 Visit the Souvenir Shop
15:30 – 16:00 Drive along the former French Concession
16:00 – 16:30 Continue free time in Xin Tian Di or to be transferred back to hotel

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Tour B: Chinese Water Village – Wuzhen (From $817 Private Only)

Duration: 1 day

The ancient, well-protected village of Wuzhen lies north of Zhejiang province, only about 3 hours from Shanghai. Enter a romantic atmosphere of ancient docks, waterside pavilions, and corridors that stretch out for miles, all typical of Jiangnan water towns. Visit the Ancient Bed Exhibition Hall, a unique museum filled with ancient beds from the Jiangnan area, here we will experience a variety of stories and traditions. Afterwards, enjoy visiting the wood carving hall, which is known for the wood carvings that cover most of its structure. Not only is it constructed of beautiful carvings, it also now holds them as a wood carving and architectural museum.

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Tour C: One Day Excursion to Suzhou (From $195)

Duration: 1 day Tour-3

Su Zhou is located near the east shore of lake Taihu where the Grand Canal joins the Yangtze River. Since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Suzhou has also been an important centre for China’s silk industry and continues to hold that prominent position today. The city is renowned for its stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction. Within this trip, you will be leaded to the Tiger Hill, Master of Nets Garden (one of the finest Garden in China), Silk Factory, Suzhou Museum (designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Chinese-American architect Leoh Ming Pei) and the Old City Gate.

Schedule:

07:30 – 08:30 Hotel pick-ups
08:30 – 10:30 Transfer to Suzhou
10:30 – 11:30 Visit the Tiger Hill
11:45 – 12:30 Visit the Suzhou Museum
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Visit the Sill Mill
14:45 – 15:15 Visit Panmen Ancient City Wall
16:00 – 17:00 Visit Master of Nets Garden
17:00 – 18:30 Transfer back to Shanghai and transfer back to hotel

Tour D: Hangzhou “Heaven on Earth” Day Tour (From $197)

Duration: 1 days Tour-4a

Once described by Marco Polo as “beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world,” the city of Hangzhou is one of China’s leading tourist attractions. Rich in history and culture spanning over 2000 years, Hangzhou made a name for itself in the sixth century when the Grand Canal opened, linking it to other centers of trade. With inviting views and outstanding scenery, the area quickly became popular with artists, poets and painters seeking creative inspiration in this Chinese paradise.

The tour begins with a 2.5 hour trip along the highway to arrive in Hangzhou. Begin your exploration of this magical city with a cruise across the West Lake. Appreciate the unforgettable scenery at the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai and Su causeways, and Solitary Hill as the cruise meanders along, traveling from the Fish and Flower Harbor to the Shangri-la Hotel or vice-versa. Tour-4bAfter lunch visit Guo’s Villa, the finest traditional private garden in Hangzhou. Discover the rich history of chinese tea and formal tea ceremonies during a tour of the China Tea Museum and the Meijiawu Tea Plantation, and the world-famous Dragonwell (Longjing) green tea produced there. On the return trip to Shanghai, we will stop at Qiantang River for breathtaking views of the Six Harmonies Pagoda completes a day in Hangzhou’s heaven on earth. Private tour option available! Immerse yourself in the history of Shanghai with the assistance of your own personal guide!

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Tour E: Two Day Exploration to Xitang (From $176)

Tour-5Xitang, an ancient town along the Grand Canal that has retailed much of its original architecture is well known as the filming location of Mission Impossible. As you explore the narrow streets and boat around the water network, your guide will lead you through the town’s history, pointing out the significance of each architectural detail and its place within the theory of Chinese fengshui, a key foundation of Chinese design.