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Top Shanghai Private Tours

Duration:6 - 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession

Tour Style:Incredible Shanghai Highlights Day Tour is a fully guided tour for those who have just one day to see the best of Shanghai. Make the most of your time with your knowledgeable Shanghai Private Tour guide, see all top Shanghai attractions. With complete flexibility, follow this itinerary or create your own for a unique Shanghai experience. You'll get an insight into the city's culture, history, local lifestyle and future.

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From $50 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The Bund, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Confucian Temple, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Old French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Pudong New Area, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC)

Tour Style:Shanghai is an intoxicating hybrid of ancient China and a prosperous modern metropolis, as such, it's full of variety. 2 Days Shanghai City Tour with Old and New Landmarks is the best way to explore the Old and New Shanghai, from traditional gardens, bustling shopping streets, historic buildings, and even to the top of a skyscraper! Experiencing both parts of this mix, you will never forget this extraordinary trip in Shanghai.

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From $120 p/p

Duration:6-7 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhujiajiao Water Town

Tour Style:Nestled amidst the tranquil waterways and boasting the poetic moniker "Pearl Stream," Zhujiajiao, with a history spanning over 1,700 years, stands as the most impeccably preserved among Shanghai's four ancient water towns. Embark on a captivating half-day tour led by your knowledgeable local guide, as you venture into the heart of this enchanting town. Discover the charm of ancient bridges gracefully spanning lively streams, wander along tree-lined canals, and marvel at courtyard-style houses that narrate tales of a bygone era. Escape the bustling pace of the modern metropolis, surrender to the allure of Zhujiajiao, and relish the leisure, antiquity, and tranquility that define this quaint town.

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From $50 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):The Bund, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Confucian Temple, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, Nanjing Road, Old French Concession, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Pudong New Area, Shanghai Oriental TV Tower, Zhujiajiao Water Town

Tour Style:Book this Shanghai Vacation Packages: 3-Day Shanghai Essential with Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour experience Shanghai's most incredible city attractions and the remarkable "Oriental Venice" water town Zhujiajiao with your knowledgeable local shanghai tour guide. This private tour is particularly designed for first-time travelers to Shanghai to get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life.

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From $180 p/p

Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Hangzhou: Westlake, Lingyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda, Longjing Tea Village... Suzhou:Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:"Above there is heaven, below are Suzhou and Hangzhou." This 5-day Suzhou Hangzhou private tour from Shanghai will help you burst through the language barrier and get the absolute most out of Hangzhou and Suzhou with a priavte vehicle and knowledgeable tour guide. You will not only enjoy the tranquil west lake and beautiful scenery, learn about the history, admire Chinese classic gardens and get an insight of their people. What a wonderful tour experience you'll have!

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From $320 p/p

Duration:7 Days, 6 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai, Xian, Beijing

Tour Style:7 Days Shanghai Xian Beijing Golden Triangle Tour by Bullet Train is perfect for travelers who is the first time traveling to China. This China tour coviers the most popular destinations in China with Beijing, Xian as well as modern Shanghai. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, take an insight into the must-see sights of China and get deep understanding of its profound history and culture.

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From $290 p/p

Duration:9 Days 8 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan

Tour Style:Take in the highlights of this 9-day Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou and Huangshan tour package covering the best cities around Shanghai, accompanied by a private guide and including accommodation, meals and transport. Cruise down the Grand Canal in Suzhou, visit Suzhou's ancient gardens and spend a leisure time in water town. Soak up the scenery of Hangzhou visiting the famous West Lake, the Longjing Tea Plantation and village. Then, explore the "No.1 Mountain under the Heaven"-Huangshan, hike through the surrounding mountains and explore the UNESCO-listed Village Hongcun Village.

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From $490 p/p

Duration:9-10 hours

Attractions(Cities): Humble Administrator's Garden, Tiger Hill, Shantang Street

Tour Style:Book this Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip riding on a bullet less than 30 minutes, accompanied by your private guide, visit the winding canals, historical buildings, ancient street, classic Chinese gardens and much more on this private customized day tour to Suzhou. We will book the entrance tickets in advance to escape the crowds, let you jump the queue to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable.

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From $90 p/p

Duration:8-9 hours

Attractions(Cities):West Lake Cruise, Lingyin Temple, Amanfayun Village, Meijiawu Tea Village, Qinghefang Ancient Street

Tour Style:Described Hangzhou as "one of the most beautiful cities in the world" by Marco Polo, it is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. This private day tour departures from Shanghai to Hangzhou by the high speed train is perfect for sightseeing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admire the architecture of Hangzhou Old Street, learn about China's most renowned tea at Meijiawu Tea Village and Buddhism Culture, and cruise on West Lake where the views have inspired poets and artists for centuries.

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From $105 p/p

Duration:4-5 hours

Attractions(Cities):Boat Cruise on Huangpu River, Yuyuan Bazaar (Shanghai City God Temple)

Tour Style:Book this private Shanghai evening tour, stroll the most famous food street-Yuyuan Bazaar (Shanghai City God Temple) in downtown Shanghai, which can offer you opporunity to taste the city from a local's perspective, taking the Huangpu River Cruise to enjoy the stunning light view and the amazing architecture of the city. It's the best way to admire Shanghai's classic skyline view.

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From $60 p/p

Duration:7 - 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Old French Concession, The Bund

Tour Style:Shanghai offers Visa-free transit travel for transit tourists from 51 countries to spend up to 72 hours in Shanghai without a visa. We special offer sightseeing in shanghai with or without hotels for the transiting tourists and business travelers. If you only have a small amount of time or even for a solo travel, but still want to take a short trip, this is your best choice. We have selected this most popular Shanghai tour for you. Airport pickup and drop-off are included.

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From $60 p/p

Duration:8 -9 hours

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Tianzifang,The Bund, Jade Buddha Temple

Tour Style:This one day Shanghai tour of city highlights is suitble for all visitors who want to pick up or drop off at any Shanghai cruise port (Wusongkou Cruise Terminal,Shanghai International Cruise Terminal on Dongdaming Road).Picked up from your cruise terminal and start your Shanghai day tour with car or van and our Shanghai Private Tour Guide, a comfortable and affordable way to see Shanghai in a short day.

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From $68 p/p

China Private Tours

7 Days Shanghai Xian Beijing Golden Triangle Tour by Bullet Train

7 Days Shanghai Xian Beijing Golden Triangle Tour by Bullet Train

Shanghai, Xian, Beijing
from$690 p/p
9 Days Best Scenic and Culture Tour Around Shanghai

9 Days Best Scenic and Culture Tour Around Shanghai

Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan
from$550 p/p
18 Days Scenic China With Jiuzhaigou & Zhangjiajie Avatar Tour

18 Days Scenic China With Jiuzhaigou & Zhangjiajie Avatar Tour

Beijing, Shanghai, Yangtze River, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Leshan, Mt. Emei, Zhangjiajie
from$1764 p/p
Best 14 Days China Silk Road Tour

Best 14 Days China Silk Road Tour

Xian, Lanzhou, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar
from$1299 p/p
14 Days China Ancient Architecture and Culture Tour

14 Days China Ancient Architecture and Culture Tour

Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou
from$1559 p/p
11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze Cruise

11 Days China Golden Triangle Tour with Yangtze Cruise

Beijing, Xian, Chongqing, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai
from$1430 p/p

Most Asked Questions about Shanghai by Travelers

1. Do I need to apply for a visa to Shanghai? Is the 144-Hour Visa Free Transit implemented in Shanghai?

Yes, you should apply for a Chinese Visa when you come to China for tour. 144-hour Visa-free transit is implemented in Shanghai for foreign citizens from 53 countries, including Canada, Brazil, Denmark, France, UK, USA, Italy, Japan, Poland, etc. Moreover, the online application system was put into use since Nov, 1st, 2018, shortening the application time to 20 minutes. Apart from the 53 countries, citizens from other foreign countries are expected to obtain a valid visa before visit. 

2. Is it safe to go to Shanghai China?

Shanghai is one of most popular tourist destinations in China and it’s a quite safe non-violent city. Travelers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking precautions. Transportation there is also very convenient and safe to go around Shanghai. Tourists can take a bullet train from Shanghai to nearby cities such as Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing and farther cities in China.

3. Long layover at PVG--Can I go into Shanghai?

Shanghai is one of the “Layover cities” in China. For the convenience of tourists, Shanghai municipality offers the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) policy, which lets you visit Shanghai visa-free for up to 144 hours. You can not only travel within Shanghai Municipality but also neighboring Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. This policy requires that passengers must be in transit to a third country or region.

4. What is the weather in Shanghai?

Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. The best time for travelling in Shanghai is spring(March to May) and autumn (Sep. to Nov.), the temperatures is around 20°C. Summer is hot and humid, the hottest month is July; Winter is cold and wet, the coldest month is January. 

5. Is Shanghai expensive to visit?

Shanghai, as the largest city in China, the cost of living in Shanghai is more expensive than other cities in China. The cost is getting higher to travel in China. You can choose to join in the big group and use comfort hotels if you travel with a budget. We provide Shanghai private tours and group tours for different levels of tourists. The cost is higher during Spring & Autumn and Chinese holiday, lower cost during the winter. We also have the winter discount for our customers.

6. Should we bring Chinese currency or can we exchange when we get to Shanghai? I assume the use of credit cards is quite acceptable?

You should plan ahead and bring some cash with you since it’s easier to use cash in China rather than credit card or traveler’s check. Yes, we suggest change some Chinese currency in advance. You can also change the money when you arrive if you don’t change enough cash. There are several places you can exchange currency in China, including the airport, some big hotels, local Chinese bank.

7. What is Shanghai known for?

Shanghai is known as “East New York” by people. Shanghai is China`s most comprehensive industrial and commercial city.  Shanghai is famous for its monument of Chopin, the tallest statue dedicated to the composer in the world. Shanghai is the most famous place shopping in China. 

8. When is the best time to go to Shanghai?

With a humid subtropical monsoon climate, Shanghai has four distinct seasons. Shanghai climate features with pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn, and an overcast cold winter. The best time for a Shanghai trip will be around springtime (March to May) and autumn (October to November). The springtime is recommended as the best time to pay a visit, while autumn is also a wise choice. If possible, avoid June, July and August with travel crowds, scorching hot weather, and frequent summer showers.

9. Where to stay in Shanghai?

Where to do stay is depends on what you want to see. For tourists, we would suggest you to choose hotels in city center of Shanghai for the most convenience, such as hotels near the Nanjing Road, People Square, Yu Garden and The Bund Area. 

10. Things to do at night in Shanghai?

After the tour in the daytime, you can find some things to do at night, such as watch a show to get to know fantastic art, or take a cruise to admire wonderful night view at the bund of Huangpu River, or take a Leisure walk in Xintiandi and have a cup of café.  You can also do shopping at night, there are many shopping streets and malls in the city. 

11. Where are the places for shopping in Shanghai?

Shanghai has always been a shopper paradise continuing on from its traditional heritage of offering the best of the east and the latest from the west. Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Xintiandi, Tianzifang and Yu Yuan Mart at Yu yuan Garden are good place to do some shopping in Shanghai.

12. Which cites are recommended to visit near Shanghai ?

Shanghai is one of the main ports for entry, there are many cities around Shanghai you can visit, such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan, Wuxi, Nanjing. You can visit ancient classical Chinese in Suzhou, appreciate the beauty of West Lake in Hangzhou, Spend a leisure time at the Yangtze River Water Town, Hike on the Yellow Mountain in Huangshan City… You can plan a Southeast China Tour when come to Shanghai.

13. Do you also do tours of Beijing or Xi'an and other parts of china?

We not only provide Shanghai local tour, but also affordable china tour package, single city tour package, customized tour. We can make the tour according to your requirements. 

14. How much is a meal cost in Shanghai?

The cost for a meal in Shanghai is depending on what dishes you order and the level of restaurant you order. Shanghai is twice the size of Chicago and has about a million restaurants of every kind and cost. It usually cost around CNY 100-200 per person at normal restaurant, for some good restaurant, it might cost CNY 500 per person, so it really depends on what your order. For more dining information, feel free to contact us.

15. What are the family-friendly activities in Shanghai?

Shanghai is a family-friendly vacation destination with many attractions to entertain your children while providing adult family, such as Spend a day in Shanghai Disneyland Park, it is a world-class family entertainment destination designed and built especially with Chinese tourists in mind. It is a world full of creativity, adventurous spirits, and infinite happiness, and a paradise for children too; Take a tour bus to observe the life of wild animals like Siberian tigers, African lions, and black bears. You can also watch elephants, giraffes, flamingos and other animals perform in Shanghai Wild Animal Park; Take a chance to stroll through the Undersea Tunnel to open your eyes at Shanghai Ocean Aquarium; spend a leisure day with your family at Shanghai Happy Valley.

16. What is the best way to get around in Shanghai?

With lots of transportation options, and a concentrated area of attractions, shopping, and restaurants, getting around downtown Shanghai is easy. You can choose city bus, metro, taxi, rickshaw ride or hop-on hop-off city bus, etc. The best way to get around Shanghai city is by metro due to the traffic in Shanghai, Metro in Shanghai is a fast and cheap way to travel within the city, and its extensive reach will put you close to all the top attractions and hotels. Taxis or private transfer are other convenient and useful option, but they'll cost you a bit more.

17. Is it safe to drink tap water?

The tap water is undrinkable in Shanghai. All local water should be considered contaminated. Bring all tap water to a good rolling boil if you want to drink, brush your teeth or make ice cubes. Otherwise, buy capped bottled water from reputable brands.

18. Can I get an Uber in Shanghai?

There is no Uber service in China, but you will find similar service ‘DiDi”, also call ‘Chinese Uber’. You can try to use Didi when you in China now, it is what everyone uses. In the past, it was only available to those who could speak Chinese. Luckily, the popular DiDi taxi app now has an English version that become a huge hit for expats living and working in China.

19. Is there any metro in Shanghai?

Yes, the Shanghai Metro is the longest rapid transit system in the world and it’s very convenient to get around Shanghai city by metro. Shanghai by metro is a cheap and popular way among young travelers. There are over 10 metro lines serving the city.

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