Most Popular Day Trips From Shanghai
While Shanghai offers a lot in the way of a big city, it lacks the depth of Chinese ancient cultural, historical sights and green areas that cities like Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou and Hangzhou offer. After a busy trip in crowded Shanghai, a few places nearby the metropolis can offer you a different experience for weekend trips and help you to relax from the hustle and bustle of city life. Shanghai Private Tour chooses the best weekend getaways from Shanghai, all tailored for that one or two day weekend break. And luckily, traveling from Shanghai to the places nearby is simple, with five railway stations and a highly developed intercity bus system. You don’t even need to take time off of work to have a great vacation. Just hours away from the city is everything you could hope for in a day trip.
Suzhou - Admire the Most Elegant Gardens, Across the Traditional Bridges
The over-quoted Chinese saying, "In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou" (shang you tiantang, xia you suhang)." And yes, Suzhou definitely lives up to this saying. Located just a 23 minute train ride from Shanghai, Suzhou makes for the perfect day trip. China’s most elegant ancient private gardens with ingenious design, exquisite beauty and splendid architecture are all located in Suzhou. You will understand the local people’s elegance and wisdom via these gardens. The Grand Canal which passes through vibrates the city and creates a prosperous view of “Oriental Venice". It’s one of the prettiest and romantic destinations not only within a stone’s throw of Shanghai but in the whole of China! How to Travel from Shanghai to Suzhou! How to Travel From Shanghai to Suzhou!
Attractions(Cities)：Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill
Tour Style：Book a day trip from Shanghai by train let you enjoy all the benefits of a guided Suzhou 1 day tour including Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off. With your personal guide, wander at Chinese classic garden-Lingering Gardem, explore the Hanshan Temple's charm, admire Panmen gate to learn the profound history of Suzhou, take a pleasant stroll down ancient street, see how silk made in to products can not missed as well.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town
Tour Style：Noted as 'Heaven on Earth', Suzhou features Chinese classic gardens and numerous historical sites. This day trip from Shanghai to Suzhou handpacks top Suzhou city sights and Tongli water town attractions, your private tour guide will make the best of your time at each site. Shanghai Hotel pickup and drop-off, private transportation, entrance fees are all included.
Duration：9 - 10 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of Nets Garden, Surging Wave Pavilion, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill
Tour Style：Suzhou is an ideal destination for people who love Chinese architectures, as Suzhou is famous throughout China for its classical gardens. Enjoy this Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Suzhou Garden Exploration Tour discover the most famous garden of Suzhou, including the visit to Humble Administrator's Garden, you'll know why the art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation, appreciate the architectural splendor of Mater of Nets Garden, Visit Surging Wave Pavilion to feel the tranquil beauty and special elements for gardens, you'll also learn silk culture in-depth and to see how the silk made into fabric.
Duration：7 - 9 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Zhouzhuang's Twin Bridges, Zhouzhuang's Old Drama Stage, Zhang House, Shen House
Tour Style：Book this Travel to Suzhou From Shanghai day tour with our professional guide to visit Zhouzhuang Water Village. On this full day guided tour, accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, discover the 'No.1 Water Town in China', Zhouzhuang water town, learn the history and culture of ancient China, and experience its unique human life style & natural landscape.
Duration：8 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Lingering Garden, Take Riskshaw, Private Boat Cruise on Grand Canal, Shantang Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory
Tour Style：Suzhou is not only famous for its classic gardens, but also more representative cultural heritages. Book this Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip: Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride Tour with our professional guide, take a boat tour of the longest Beijing and Hangzhou Grand Canal in China, and experience the most primitive means of transportation in Suzhou City - rickshaw. Taking the high-speed rail from Shanghai to Suzhou will also be an excellent experience, including hotel transfers.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town
Tour Style：Book this Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip visiting Suzhou city highlights and Tongli Water Town Town from Shanghai by driving. Pick up/drop off at your hotel in Shanghai. You'll see how daily life has remained unchanged over the centuries in these unique old towns. Visit the Suzhou's magnificent gardens, feast on a Chinese lunch and travel through Tongli's waterways on a Chinese-style gondola (Optional).
Hangzhou - A Green city with 66.8% of forest cover, West Lake and Green Tea
Hangzhou may be a city of over 9 million people, but going there really feels like a true getaway. The atmosphere is much quieter and refreshing than Shanghai. Hangzhou has been one of the most popular and a lifetime tourist destinations in China for several decades. And it's easy to understand why. Visited by Marco Polo in 1290, the Italian traveler marveled at Hangzhou's beauty. At the center of this historic town that once served as the capital of the Song dynasty is the West Lake or Xi Hu. Relatively untouched by modern architecture, the whole of the lake offers views on the wooded hills around the city, pagodas, and temples. Rent a boat and watch the sunset or the surrounding hills, crossing traditional bridges and pavilions along the way.Culture Trip recommends taking a bus or car to the outskirts of the city to see the unique tea terraces and miles and miles of untouched landscapes. You can also learn the history of Hangzhou by admiring the music and light show Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, which is performed on the West Lake. How to Travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou!
Duration：3 Days 2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake), Guo Garden, China National Tea Museum, Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Six Harmonies Pagoda, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing At Flower Pond...
Tour Style：Whenever you get a 2-day or 3-day weekend on hand in Shanghai, it is time to go out for Shanghai weekend trip. Explore all the top attractions on this 3-day customized Hangzhou tour package from Shanghai, enjoy boating on the West Lake, appreciate Buddhism culture at Lingyin Temple, learn more about tea culture at Meijiawu Tea Plantation, explore the old alleyways and streets of Wuzhen old town… it's very easy to access by bullet train from Shanghai. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you'll see both authentic local culture and fascinating landscape.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo‘s Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, Fish Viewing At Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple
Tour Style：Travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou with our private guide for a fantastic Weekend Getaway. When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". And Hangzhou remains this charm till today. Contrasting to the hustle and bustle of the neighbouring Shanghai, Hangzhou is well-known for its extraordinary beauty and elegance. Book this 2-Day Hangzhou Highlights Package Tour from Shanghai to take a break for some fresh air and a much needed change of scenery.
Duration：10 - 12 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
Tour Style：Discover the treasures of Hangzhou on this Shanghai to Hangzhou day trip includes visits to West Lake and Dragon Well Tea Plantation to learn about the tea-making process, visit the Guo's gaden to see how the local people enjoy their life in Hangzhou since Hangzhou was chosen as the most liveable city in China...And visit the Hangzhou CBD will serve as Hangzhou's future business, political and cultural center.
Duration： 9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Anmanfayun Village, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on this Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Trip. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see the most attractive places in Hangzhou. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragonwell tea. We will help you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life in Hangzhou.
Duration：13 - 14 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style： Whenever you get a weekend on hand in Shanghai, it is time to go out for a cool weekend getaway and travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou is the best option. Explore all the top attractions on this Hangzhou tour package from Shanghai including the most amazing Impression West lake show. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant at a local farmer's house. We will help you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life in Hangzhou.
Duration：9 - 10 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Longjing Imperial Tea Garden
Tour Style：Traveling Hangzhou from Shanghai by bullet train is a new and fashion way for visitors at present. Hangzhou is noted as the capital of Tea in China and it's endowed with picturesque tea village, green tea plantation, and friendly tea farmers. If you are a tea lover and want to learn the tea culture and admire the highlights of Hangzhou in the most hassel-free way possible, this guided Hangzhou Tour From Shanghai: Hangzhou Tea Culture & History Day Tour will help you head straight inside the real chinese tea culture.
Huangshan - Enjoy picturesque view of Mt.Huangshan; Disciver Hidden History
Huangshan is reputed for breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritages as a region with a long history and splendid cultures. The magnificent landscapes has long bee the subject of thousands of traditional Chinese paintings. "No mountain is worth seeing after a trip to Huangshan Mountain". Mt. Huangshan in Huangshan city has almost all the unique features that a mountain could have, you'll find the essence of China's stunning natural beauty through oddly-shaped pines, rock formations, the sea of clouds and its hot springs. The Hongcun Village and Xidi Village can bring you back to the elegant China hundreds of years ago, it not only presents a tranquil image with Hui architecture, also offers a perfect escape from the bustling city and a chance to discover tradition, slow paced life of the locals. How to Travel from Shanghai to Mt. Huangshan!
Duration：2 Days 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Tunxi Old Street, Hongcun Village, Mt.Huangshan
Tour Style：Huangshan is a must for those who want to experience the real beauty of China. Now the opening of high-speed railway makes it more convenient to go to Huangshan from Shanghai. Its beautiful scenery, characteristic ancient villages, ancient streets and unique rural culture are all indispensable for nature and humanity lovers. Join this Huangshan Tour From Shanghai: 2 Days Huangshan Classic Tour From Shanghai By Train, you will enjoy a hassle-free journey with a local guide and in a private vehicle.
Duration：3 Days, 2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：MT.Huangshan, Hongcun Village, Tunxi Ancient Street.
Tour Style：Discover the best highlights of Huangshan during this 3 Days Mt.Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) Essential Tour From Shanghai By Train. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, explore the picturesque scenery on Mt. Huangshan, which is suitable for visit all seasons, people will see different scenery from Spring to Winter; Visit one of the ancient Chinese rural villages--Hongcun Village; stroll along the Tunxi Ancient Street, you will get enough scope to explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of Huangshan city and China Hui Culture.
Duration：3 Days, 2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：MT.Huangshan, Huizhou Ancient Town, Tunxi Old Street
Tour Style：This 3-day Huangshan tour from shanghai has packed the best of yellow mountain. Following your local guide, experience the thigh speed train ride from Shanghai to huangshan, go hiking on the famous Mt. Huangshan to get the breathtaking scenerary and enjoy the amazing sunset & sunrise view on the top of mountain. What's more, you'll get a deeper understanding about Chinese architecture and Hui Culture by visiting Huizhou Ancient Town and Tunxi Ancient Street.
Duration：4 Days, 3 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：MT.Huangshan, Hongcun, Xidi Village, Tunxi Ancient Street, Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory
Tour Style：Huangshan is reputed for its breakthtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage. It's very easily reached from Shanghai. Make the best of your time in Huangshan to explore all the top attractions on this 4-day customizeble Huangshan tour from Shanghai. With your knowledgeable guide, admire the stunning peaks of the Mt. Huangshan and enjoy the natural wonders including legendary pines and picturesque rocks, etc; Marvel at Hongcun & Tunxi ancient village, shopping on Tunxi Ancient Street and much more!
Duration：4 Days 3 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：Tunxi Old Street, MT.Huangshan,Shexian County, Xidi Village
Tour Style：Mt. Huangshan is widely believed as the most beautiful mountain in China. On this Yellow Mountain Tour from Shanghai with your knowledgeable guide, you will not only explore its unusual granite mountain, also visit the ancient villages including Xidi Village, Shexian County which is surrounded by green mountains and crystal water, it is rich in cultural relics, residences. The high speed train ride from Shanghai to Huangshan is also a very interesting part of the tour. Your'll turly enjoy the nature and experience brilliant Chinese culture in this tour.
Duration：5 Days 4 Nights
Tour Style：Huanghan Tour From Shanghai: 5 Days Huangshan Trekking Tour Package is one of the classical China hiking routes.To be honest, Huangshan is not one of the highest mountains in China with only the elevation of 1870 meters.But indeed such a “low” mountain offers some impressive and challenging treks, and you begin to feel it is really “high” when you struggle up on the steep staircases.
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