Start in Shanghai, and make beautiful sightseeing trips to nearby Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. This 5 days Shanghai gay tour highlights includes Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Bund, Shanghai Museum, Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Grand Canal, Zhouzhuang, and Shen Hall. Shanghai, the economic center of China, the hometown of the group of Skyscrapers, the melting pot of West and East, has nearly 26 million people and a significant majority of China's gay and lesbian population. Since Shanghai Gay people celebrated the first gay pride in 2009, Shanghai has already become the gay & lesbian paradise.
The nightlife in Shanghai is unmatched, with several exceptional gay venues and a generally mixed scene at non-gay bars and clubs. Here we offer Shanghai Gay & Lesbian Tour with daily departure, first class gay & lesbian friendly hotel accommodation, English speaking gay & lesbian-friendly guide, evening cultural performance, bar visiting and more.
With private tour guide, driver and vehicle waiting aside, this tour package is designed for giving our clients who need more flexible and comfortable tour experience. During the tour, you are not only to enjoy the scenic spots, but also to have the introduction about the gay/Lesbian history and culture in China, and the recent development of the LGBT scene. In addition, our gay/Lesbian tour guide will take you to the best Gay & Lesbian bars and clubs that you can enjoy the evening with locals. With all-inclusive travel package, time-clock running tour arrangements, real highlights of China and best gay/lesbian bar, this tour give you more definitely. Enjoy your Shanghai Gay & Lesbian tour. Moreover, the gay friendly hotel we arranged is that was recommended by IGLTA for perfect hotel facilities, such as wifi, indoor swimming pool, comfortable rooms, great food, etc.
Day 1 -
Welcome to Shanghai!
Our local professional guide and experienced driver will meet you at the airport after your baggage reclaim and customs clearance, and then escort you to check in the hotel in downtown area. Relax during the rest time of the day to recover from the jet leg. You will get some suggestions about how to spend the rest time of the day from our tour guide.
Eddy's Bar (optional activity)
Eddy’s Bar is the longest-running gay venue in the city and still pulls in crowds of locals and expats on the weekends.
Eddy’s has an interesting décor, combining grey slate, Chinese lanterns and Asian art. Great service and an affordable drinks. A great place to hang out before heading to Shanghai Studio. Gets busy after 10pm. Features: bar, music, dancing
Ding Lin Men’s Club (optional activity)
The largest gay sauna in Shanghai, Ding Lin Men’s Club is a private members club so you will be required to complete a short membership form on arrival. Features include a sauna, steam room, lounge and café. Private relaxation cabins are available at extra charge. Masseurs are available for massages. Attracts a mixed crowd 0f both locals and tourists of all ages. Open 24 hours a day. Particularly busy at the weekends. Features: bar, karaoke, steam room, massage, sauna.
Day 2 -
Located in the Anren Street of Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer named Pan Yunduan of the Ming Dynasty for his parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. With an area of 20,000 square meters, Yuyuan Garden has plenty of unique pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in six main scenic areas, Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden.
Jade Buddha Temple
Located in the western part of Shanghai, Jade Buddha Temple is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. In 1882, Shanghai built an old temple to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. With the sparkling and crystal-clear white jade, these two Buddha statues are really beautiful and sanctity. The 190 centimeters high sitting Buddha is encrusted by the agate and the emerald, portraying the Buddha at the moment of his meditation and enlightenment. While the 96 centimeters long Recumbent Buddha is lying on the right side with the right hand supporting the head and the left hand placing on the left leg, and the sedate face shows the peaceful mood of Sakyamuni when he left this world.
Nanjing Road, which is the main shopping street of Shanghai in China and one of the world's busiest shopping streets, contains two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. It starts at the Bund in the east and ends in the west at the junction of Jing’an Temple and Yan’an West Street. Originally, Nanjing Road was the British Concession, then the International Settlement in which large quantitites of foreign goods imorted. And for shopping convenience, its eastern end has become an all-weather pedestrian arcade with traditional stores, modern shopping malls, specialty stores, theatres, and international hotels.
Centres on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Rd.),the Bund is a mustsee in Shanghai for all reasons you have. There are 26 various buildings in different architectural styles, such as Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance etc. Besides, the 1,700-meters long flood-control wall, which is located on the side of Huangpu River from Huangpu Park to Xinkai River, is also known as the 'the lovers' wall' for the romantic hollowed-out railings and nice position to take the 'snap-shot' of the scenery of Pudong Area and Huangpu River. The Symphony of Lights, the night Huangpu river cruise, the cate along the bund, the shopping malls group, all of these give you reasons to go there.
Founded in 1952, the Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. The exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land, demonstrating the ancient wisdom and philosophy. The museum consists of 11 galleries and 3 exhibition halls, 11 galleries of which cover most of the major categories of Chinese art, such as: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 3 -
Take Private car trip to Suzhou. Your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Humble Administrator's Garden
Covering an area of about 12.85 acres, the Humble Administrator's Garden is the largest and most renowned one among Suzhou gardens. With exquisite design and cute beauty, the Humble Administrator's Garden was praised with great comments at home and from abroad. The garden has been designated as one of the Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State and a Special Tourist Attraction of China. It was listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1997. The Humble Administrator's Garden is one of the four most famous gardens in China, and the others are Summer Palace in Beijing, Mountain Resort in Chengde and the Lingering Garden in Suzhou.
Located northwest of Suzhou, Tiger Hill(Surging Sea Hill) is a large hillock covering an area of 14100 sq. meters. Tiger Hill is about 5 kilometers away from the center of Suzhou and is 36 meters in height. Although the hill is relatively small, a plenty of historical sites stands within the territory of Tiger Hill. Here are some of the highlights to be found when visiting there.
The Grand Canal may be a water conservancy project built in ancient China. The Grand Canal starts from Beijing in the north and ends at Hangzhou in the south. The Grand Canal measures 1700 kilometers in length. Initially created at the period of Spring-Autumn Period, within the fifth century BC, the Grand Canal was extended within the seventh century, and once more within the thirteenth century. The Grand Canal has played a vital role within the development of water, conservancy and therefore the economic and cultural exchange between the northern half and therefore the southern a part of China. The Grand Canal has become packed with distinguishing cultural tour route. Suzhou may be a metropolis on the course of the Grand Canal.
The Silk Museum is located in Suzhou, which was called “the Paradise on Earth”. Suzhou is the capital of silk in China. It was the silk producing center from 7th century to 13th century. And the high-grade silk of Suzhou was made for the royal families in ancient times. The entire design of the museum combines a sense of ancient civilization with modern style, dignified, elegant and unconventional. The Silk Museum consists of several parts: the Introductory Hall, the Ancient Exhibit Hall, the Silkworm-Rearing Room, the Silk Weaving Workshop, the Neoteric (1840 - 1919) Exhibit Hall, and the Modern (1919 - 1949) Exhibit Hall. Retail stores for purchasing silk are also provided.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 4 -
Take Private car trip to Zhouzhuang from Suzhou.
As one of the most famous water townships in China, Zhouzhuang locates only 30 kilometers southeast of Suzhou. The town occupies an area of half a square kilometer, and 60 percent of the blocks were built during the year from 1368 to 1911. This town was donated to Full Fortune Temple by Zhou Digong in 1086, and got its present name as a memorial of the donor. The well-preserved ancient residence, the elegant watery views, the profound cultural background and the strong traditions made up the noted Zhouzhuang. You can take a gondola and watch the breathtaking sights one by one.
Back to Shanghai
Take a trip back to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will welcome you and escort you to your hotel. As the suggestions to tour city at night, you can consult our tour guide. You can relax, or explore the city on your own.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5 -
Your private car, driver and tour guide will be ready and waiting at your hotel lobby to get you to the airport on time. Sit back and relax as they help you check-in and escort you to the correct security gate.
Meals Included: Breakfast
• All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
• Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
• Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
• Four/Five-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
• All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
• Travel Agency's Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
• Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.
• China entry visa fees.
• International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
• Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
• Tips for guides and drivers.
• Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
• Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
• Single room supplement.
• The prices are based on two persons sharing one standard room in USD. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement. Meanwhile, the prices for the tour are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made. We keep the right to change the itinerary because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control.
• This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.
• China Visa with 6 months validity remaining is a must for travelling China. And we can offer you the invitation letter to get it effectively if needed.
• We are not liable for damage or loss caused by any of the following events: terrorism, war, fire, accidents, strikes, forces of nature, flight delays or other interruptions of services not within our control.