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If you have extra time in Shanghai, you are highly recommended to make one or two day side trips to its mesmerising neighbors. There are many wonderful cities around Shanghai that worth a visit - beautiful garden city Suzhou, knowns as "Venice of the East" Hangzhou, as well as pastoral water towns such as Zhujiajiao, Zhouzhuang and Tongli. Below is a category of major visited cities around Shanghai. One look is worth a thousand words. Most customers find our recommendations are worth visiting.

All Shanghai extended trips below are private tours with a private English-speaking guide and a private car. If what we have here in our present tour catalog is not what you expect, please tell what you want, we will take care of the rest - designing the Shanghai side trips per your specific request.

Shanghai Extended Tours

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: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:10 hours

Attractions(Cities):The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial 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:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, West Lake,Guo Garden,Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

Tour Style:Enjoy the highlights of beautiful Suzhou and Hangzhou on this private 2-day tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train is perfect for travelers who have 2-day or 3-day weekend on hand in Shanghai and want to go out for a cool weekend getaway . Accompanied by your local expert guides, explore the stunning scenery and numerous historical and cultural heritage, let your journey deep into Chinese amzing history, culture and nature.

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From $195 p/p

Duration:6 Days, 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai, Huangshan

Tour Style:Shanghai is one of the largest city in China, and Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) is one of the most famous and beautiful mountainous areas in the east of China. It was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1990. This 6 days Shanghai Huangshan tour will take you to experience the prosperity and urban culture of the metropolis. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to climb the Huangshan Mountain, experience Huizhou culture and extraordinary natural scenery.

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From $579 p/p

Duration:10-11 hours

Attractions(Cities):Mt. Huangshan

Tour Style:This 1 day Huangshan tour from Shanghai by bullet train is a great way to see picture-like scenery and stay away from hustle-bustle of Shanghai city. Accompanied by your private guide, admire the charms of notable Huangshan mountain and enjoy the spectacular view with four natural wonders: oddly-shaped pines, rock formations, the seas of clouds and its hot springs.

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From $124 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Terracotta Army, Xian Ancient City Wall

Tour Style:Want to visit top Shanghai landmarks and search tours from shanghai to xian? This Shanghai Xian tour package will help you save time researching your trip. With your knowledgeable tour guide, get the most out of your time in Shanghai & Xian by visiting historical sights(Yuyuan Garden, Terracotta Warriors), ancient streets(Tianzifang, Muslim Quarter) and modern sights. This Shanghai Xian tour will be the ultimate stress-free experience as tour guide, car service, entrance fees are all included.

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From $290 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road, Jade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC), Boat cruise on the Huangpu River, Mutianyu Great Wall

Tour Style:This 3-day Shanghai Beijing tour is a great oppotunity for those who want to travel from Shanghai to Beijing by flight and discover top Shanghai Beijing highlights on short time. Accompanied by your experienced guide, take an insight in to capital city-Beijing, step into booming metropolis-Shanghai by visiting Great Wall, Fobidden City, the Bund, Nanjing Road, Shanghai Museum and much more! Enrich your memories of Shanghai and Beijing with this private outstanding tour!

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From $286 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Quarter, Summer Palace, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Stadium (Bird's Nest, Water Cube), Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Tour Style:Apart from Shanghai landmarks, both Beijing and Xian boast fantastic cultural and historic relics. This 3 Days Beijing Xian Tour Package From Shanghai with private knowledgeable guide is designed for you to explore the marvels of Beijing & Xian's highlgihts, discover profound history and immerse yourself in the local cultures by visiting Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall and much more!

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From $269 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai Museum, Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC),Tianzifang, Jade Buddha temple, Pingjiang Road,The Bund, Boat cruise on the Huangpu river, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Nanjing Road, The Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple

Tour Style:Tick off the highlights of Shanghai and spend one day from Shanghai to suzhou by train on this private free guided 3-day Shanghai Suzhou tour. Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide, you'll explore Shanghai & Suzhou's history, culture and the charming scenery by visiting classical gardens, Shanghai Museum, the Bund, Nanjing Road and historic sites! This tour can be 100% flexible, you can change the tour itinerary based on your interests.

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From $175 p/p

Duration:8 Days, 7 Nights

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

Tour Style:Want to book holiday Package to make the best of your time when you stay in Shanghai? This 8 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou & Nanjing tour package will take you to experience the culture and admire tranquil beauty of these heavenly cities on earth. Your friendly and knowledgeable private guide will give you a comprehensive overview of each sites. Flexible itinerary of this private tour will let you explore and do sightseeing at your interest and your own pace.

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From $496 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Tunxi Ancient Street, Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area, Hongcun Village

Tour Style:As the old saying goes in China "The landscape of the Five Famous Mountains tops, and the landscape of Huangshan Mountain tops". Huangshan is noted for breathtaking mountain view and colorful Hui culture. Shanghai Side Trips: 3-Day Mt.Huangshan & Hongcun Tour Package From Shanghai is perfect way help you to visit Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village and Tunxi Old Street. With your private knowledgeable guide, immerse yourself in its unique culture and picturesque scenery.

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From $210 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Purple Bamboo Forest, Puji Temple, Mountain Putuo,Tianyige Pavilion, Seven Pagodas temples

Tour Style:Putuoshan Island has been called "A Botanical Garden on a South Sea Island". If you want to travel to Putuo Island from Shanghai in hassel-free, this 2 Days Putuo Island Buddism Pilgrimage Tour From Shanghai is perfect for you. Follow your personal guide, discover the highlights of Mount Putuo without logistical hassle, moreover, you'll have chance to get a deep touch with Chinese Buddhism.

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From $235 p/p

Duration:12-13 hours

Attractions(Cities):Mutianyu Great Wall, Tiananmen Square

Tour Style:If you want to visit Beijing from Shanghai and with very limited time, dont worry about it! You are just 5-6 hour away from Beijing by high speed train, or 2 hours by flight. This Beijing tour starting from Shanghai is exclusively made for you if you have limited time with your personal local tour guides and private car or van in Beijing with return train or flight tickets.

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From $175 p/p

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Dujiangyan Panda Base, Mount Qingchengshan, Learn and Witness real Chinese Kungfu in Chengdu

Tour Style:Giant Pandas and Kung Fu are China treasures. Book this 3 days Chengdu Panda private tour from Shanghai China, with your personal guide, visit Dujiangyan Panda Base, you are able to get real close-up to pandas, and go to local Family to learn how people play Kung Fu in China. You also have option to be a panda keeper in their daily tasks, snap photos of the pandas under staff supervision. Your private guide will ensure you get a unique and a memorable panda tour.

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From $280 p/p

Duration:7 Days, 6 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Leshan, Emeishan, Zigong, Lizhuang Old Town, Xinwen County

Tour Style:Thanks to the vast territory, China Sichuan has bred splendid culture and diverse customs. Book this 7 days Sichuan tour from Shanghai to visit the best known sights and off-the-beaten track that only local go. On this tour, your private guide will take you to explore Leshan, enjoy stunning view of Emei Mountain, visit Lizhuang Old Town and muce more. You'll truly experience the unique and diverse charming of Sichuan.

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From $591 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Huanglong National Park, Jiuzhaigou Valley

Tour Style:Tired of hustle and buslte of city life in Shanghai? We highly recommend this 4 days Jiuzhaigou tour from Shanghai by flight. With your knowledgeable guide, explore the picturesque fairyland of Jiuzhaigou, which features charming natural scenery of colorful lakes, spectacular waterfalls, and mountains. Immerse yourself in the unbeatable views of the landscape.

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From $356 p/p

Duration:4 Days 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

Tour Style:Norbulingka famous for its Potrang, the private palaces of former Dalai lamas with grandiose Tibetan architecture style. This 4 Days Private Holy City Lhasa Pilgrimage Tour from Shanghai will bring you to the must-see attractions like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkor Street, and you will have a chance to visit the Norbulingka which used to be the former summer palace of Dalai Lamas in the ancient time, and now is a public park.

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From $420 p/p

Duration:2 Days 1 Night


Tour Style:Chinese ceramics are one of the most significant forms of Chinese art and ceramics globally. Porcelain is so identified with China that it is still called "china" in everyday English usage. Take the morning flight from Shanghai to Jingdezhen and join this 2 Days Jingdezhen Ceramic Tour, explore the secrets of Jingdezhen and understand the influence of ceramic culture on China and the world.

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From $229 p/p

Duration:8 - 9 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tianhuangping Pumped Storage Power Station, Anji Jiangnan Tianchi Hot Spring

Tour Style:One Day private Anji hot spring experience tour package from Shanghai is one of the best day trips from Shanghai. This private guided tour covers the highlights of Tianhuangping Pumped Storage Power Station. You'll have a great tour experience. In addition, your guide will take you to completely relax at Anji Jiangnan Tianchi hot spring as in paradise.

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From $102 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Qiao Family Courtyard, Mingqing Street, Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Armed Escort Company Museum, County Government Office

Tour Style:Find out the real ancient China culture in Pingyao on this 2 days Private Pingyao Tour From Shanghai by Flight! Pingyao is a remarkable journey through Chinese history, this private tours from Shanghai covers top highlights of Pingyao that includes Qiao's Family Compound, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed, Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Mingqing Street and much more. Your private tour guide will be able to answer al your questions and make the best of your time during the tour.

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From $214 p/p

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Luoyang, Xian

Tour Style:If you stay in Shanghai for few days and interested in Chinese history, 4 days Xian Luoyang tour from Shanghai by flight is the best china tours from Shanghai we recommend. This private guided tour covers top highlights of Xian & Luoyang, your private guide will take you marvel at Terracotta Warrios in Xian, take an insight into Shaoln Temple & Kung Fu culture, discover Longmen Grottoes at Louyang, and more. Round trip air tickets, English speaking guide, transfers and driver are all included.

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From $369 p/p

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, Dashilan Shopping Street, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Enjoy a peking opera performance

Tour Style:This Shanghai Beijing tour: 3 days beijing culture experience tour from Shanghai by train is special designed for those who love Chinese history and culture. Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide, you'll have an amazing and personalized tour experience by visiting Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, get to know the dressing style of Beijingers, learn the techique of Hand-made shoe, and enjoy a peking opera performance.

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From $678 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Tianzifang, Jade Buddha Temple, Yiwu Small Commodity Market

Tour Style:If you come to Shanghai for business and have extra 2 days in Shanghai. Take a Shanghai business tour from Shanghai city highlights to Yiwu Small Commodity Market, leaving the navigation and transportation to some else. This stress-free private tour packs in more Shanghai landmarks in less time, and includes visit to Yiwu. A complete guided tour will make your China tour more memorable!

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From $144 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Yiwu Small Commodity Market

Tour Style:Yiwu has the world's largest small commodities market, selling toys, decorations, underwear, housewares and auto parts. Book a day trip from Shanghai, spend one day in Yiwu with your personal tour guide to immerse yourself in the local commodity market and enjoy the fun of Chinese shopping. (No compulsive shopping). This private tour let you enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour including hassle-free transportation.

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From $79 p/p

Duration:8-9 hours

Attractions(Cities):Taihu Lake, Xihui Park, Li Garden

Tour Style:Wuxi is full of unsung historical landmarks and unexpected highlights. Tick off top city highlights in just one day on this 1 day tour from Shanghai to Wuxi and save time finding your vehicle with pick up and drop-off available from your hotel. Accompanied by your private guide, wander around Xihui Park, admire the stunning view of Li Garden, and finish the tour with a boat ride on Lake Tai, the cradle of Wu and Yue cultures.

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From $106 p/p

Duration:2 Days 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Shuxi Bridge, Guodong Ancient Ecologica Village, Tangfeng Hot Spring, Niutou Mountain National Forest Park

Tour Style:Having trouble on planing your Shanghai vacation? Two days tour package from Shanghai to Wuyi is designed for those who want to soothe travel-weary muscles and look for leisure time. This hassle-free tour takes you to experience the best hot sping near Shanghai with natural hot springs pools. Private Shanghai hotel pick up and drop-off, transportation, personal guide and hot spring fee are all included.

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From $163 p/p

Duration:8-10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Terracotta Warriors and Hoses Museum

Tour Style:Enhance your sightseeing experience of Xian, home to the world-famous Terracotta Warrios on this Day Trips From Shanghai to Xian Terracotta Warriors by flight. Accompanied by your personal guide, who could give you an insight into the history and secrets of Terracotta Warriors and ancient China. Your private tour includes transportation, entrance fees, air tickets. and airport/Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off.

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From $138 p/p

Most Asked Questions about Shanghai Private Tours

1. What are the most popular places to visit in Shanghai for first time travelers?

Shanghai attractions are plentiful and varied. Beyond the Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower cityscapes there are a huge range of museums (Shanghai Museum), colonial architecture, religious buildings, theatres, gardens, parks and shopping areas. For the first time traveler, you should go to visit Yu Garden, Temple of City God, The Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower

2. How many days should I plan for my Shanghai tour?

How many days should stay is depends on your schedule and interests, usually people stay around 4 days in Shanghai. Shanghai city tour, water Town tours from Shanghai, Hangzhou or Suzhou day tour from Shanghai, you can also plan a one day in Shanghai Disneyland if you travel with children.

3. How can I book your Shanghai tour?

You can send us your inquiry about the tour by email first, our travel consultant will reply to your inquiry with 12 hours. You will get a confirmation letter once we confirm the details for the tour. For the confirmation, we require 20% of total amount as deposit in advance.

4. Do all of your guides speak English?

Yes, our guide is based on bilingual speaking, Chinese and another language. Most of our guides are English Speaking guide and they can speak the fluent English and all of them obtain English Certificate. There is no communication barrier during the tour. 

5. Do you have guides that speak other languages?

Yes, most of our guides are English speaker. We also have some guides can speak Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese,  Cantonese.

6. Can I book a tour if we're just stopping in Shanghai on our cruise?

Yes, we can arrange the tour from Shanghai Port. You will be picked up from Shanghai cruise port and transferred back to the port after the tour. Please apply for a Chinese Tourist Visa before you come. As stated, without a proper visa the ship probably won’t let you off cause they know you’ll be back when you hit the customs booth because they will send you back to the ship.

7. Can just one person book a private tour?

All our tour can be arranged for one person, you will have you personal tour guide and driver. If you like to travel on your own and want to plan an independent arrangement, we are experts in designing private itinerary in Shanghai and nearby cities. We arranged lots of tours for solo traveler from different countries and got many positive reviews for our tours.

8. Can you arrange the Shanghai airport pick up service?

We provide Shanghai car rental service. The reservation process as below:

A: Make a quick inquiry by email; 

B: You’ll receive a quotation for your inquiry and booking details immediately. 

C: Confirm the booking and you will get a confirmation letter

For the airport pick up service, our driver will meet you at the exit of the arrival with your name board, help with your luggage in the car or van and transfer to your designated place.

9. How can I get to Disneyland Park?

Actually, it is very convenient to get to the resort area by subway, public bus, Taxi or car rental. There’s more than one way to reach your destination at Shanghai Disney Resort. You can by Resort Express Line Bus, the resort is equipped with a shuttle bus for tourism in order to facilitate visitors to Disney. So, consider your options and take the route that makes the most logistical sense for you and your family.

10. Can I join in the group tour in Shanghai?

Yes, we do Shanghai private tour and group tour. Such as Shanghai city highlights tour, Zhujiajiao Water Town and Huangpu River Cruise Tour. You will share a bus and guide service with other clients, which will keep the cost affordable.

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