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Shanghai is a modern megacity melt with hundreds years of history and culture.

Old European-style buildings along the Bund are mixed with futuristic developments, chic restaurants, and top end shops. See the picturesque lakes, ancient bridges and unusual rock formations in the classical royal garden Yuyuan or walk around Xintiandi to appreciate the city's historical and cultural legacies. Get a bird's eye view of the city in the super tall skyscraper - Shanghai World Financial Center. Our prearranged Shanghai tours give you all.

We offer package tours, day trips, transfers and pickup travel service in Shanghai and from Shanghai to neighboring cities and other cities in China. We are specializing in tailor-made tours. All tours can be tailored.

Top Shanghai Tours

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See what's trending now in Shanghai from our most popular five package tours.

TOP 1Shanghai The Bund

3-Day Essence of Shanghai Tour

This is an all-inclusive tour in Shanghai, which means once booked, we do the rest of all for you. A private local guide and a private car will serve you.

From $289

TOP 2Xintiandi in Shanghai

4-Day Shanghai Memories Tour

A perfect combo of modern Shanghai and old Shanghai. You get the chance to be a one-day Shanghainese in Caoyang Village and have a closer look into local life.

From $479

TOP 3Hangzhou West Lake

2-Day Hangzhou Bullet Train Tour from Shanghai

Departing from Shanghai by bullet train, this tour includes the essence of Hangzhou. All things have been well-arranged in Hangzhou with a private local guide and a clean private car.

From $329

Popular Day Tours from Shanghai

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The Bund Nightview

Shanghai Classic Tour A

A classic private city tour for Oriental Pearl Tower, Huangpu River Cruise and Urban Planning Exhibition Hall.

From $167

Zhujiajiao Water Town near Shanghai and Seven Treasure Town

Zhujiajiao and Seven Treasures Town Tour

This is a package day tour covering Zhujiajiao Town and Seven Treasures Town.

From $172

Tongli Town near Suzhou

Suzhou and Tongli Water Town Tour

Starting and finishing the tour in Shanghai, this trip includes the essence of Suzhou City and Tongli Water Town.

From $210

Shanghai Bikes

Half Day Shanghai Essence Cycling Tour

Use a bike to discover this city more. The guide will cycle with you together and lead you to the listed attractions.

From $100

Most Common Questions Travelers Asked Us

What is the best time to visit Shanghai?

Shanghai is good for travel all year round thanks to the different charm in each season. However, April - November is the most recommended time. April, May, September and October are the best of the best when the weather is very comfortable with fewer rainy or hot days. Also, it is the best time to enjoy the spring and autumn foliage during these months.

Always avoid visiting during Chinese national holidays (May 1st to 3rd and October 1st to 7th) when almost all Chinese go out for the holidays. Going to Shanghai a few days ahead of these holidays would be great.

What are the must-do’s for first-timers?

For one day, a city highlights tour is a must-do, which includes The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, and a skyscraper like the Oriental Pearl Tower or World Financial Center.

If interested in Chinese water towns, Zhujiajiao Water Town plus Seven Treasure Town are the most popular destinations. Tongli Water Town, Xitang Water Town, Zhouzhuang or Wuzhen is also available for a one day trip from Shanghai.

For 2 or 3 days, a city highlight tour plus a water town is absolutely recommended. You can stay one night in a water town and taste the real charm of Southern China. For 3 full days, you should consider Suzhou or Hangzhou for an unforgettable visit.

Why would I need the guide and car service in Shanghai?

The public transportation in Shanghai is very convenient. However, traffic jams are also very annoying. A local guide understanding the local culture and up to date on local news can help you maximize your time in Shanghai and save you most troubles. A local driver who knows the way well can serve you in a more flexible way.

Moreover, our local guides are all well-trained in English and very knowledgeable, which means you are not just appreciating the scenery but the stories behind them.

All cars and vans are new, air-conditioned and smokeless. The car will serve you all the way- pick you up at the airport/train station/cruise terminal or your hotel, transfer to a restaurant for the meal, transfer you back to the hotel when you finish the tour and more.

How to get to Shanghai ?

Flights: There are two international airports in Shanghai - Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport.

Direct international flights are available from most major cities in Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, South America and Africa to Shanghai. Most of them arrive at Pudong International Airport.

Direct flights are also available between most Chinese cities and Shanghai like Hong Kong, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie and Lhasa, etc. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to Beijing, 2 1/2 hours to Hong Kong, 3 hours to Xi'an, 3 hours to Guilin, 2 hours to Zhangjiajie, 3 1/2 hours to Chengdu and 4 1/2 hours to Lhasa (with stops at Chongqing/Chengdu/Xi'an).

Trains: There are three major railway stations in Shanghai - Hongqiao Railway Station, Shanghai Railway Station and South Shanghai Railway Station. Most bullet trains and high-speed trains, i.e. D-trains and G-trains are departing and arriving at Hongqiao Railway Station and Shanghai Railway Station.

High-speed trains from Shanghai to its nearby cities like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuxi are accessible with almost 30 minutes to 2 hours.
A high-speed train ride from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 1/2 hours, to Guilin almost 9 hours, to Guangzhou 6 1/2 hours and to Xi'an 10 1/2 hours (overnight bullet train).

Buses: Major coach stations in Shanghai are Shanghai Intercity Bus Terminal, Shanghai Nanzhan Long-distance Passenger Bus Station and Pudong Long-distance Passenger Bus Station (Bai Lian Jing Station). These stations offer bus service between Shanghai and its nearby cities, water towns, and other major cities.

For most visitors to Shanghai, the long-distance Bus Stations of Pudong International Airport and Hongqiao International Airport/Hongqiao Railway Station are the most useful. Visitors can take buses from these two stations to Suzhou, Hangzhou, Wuxi, Wenzhou and more. For details, please look for Buses from Pudong Airport to Neighbouring Cities.

I am a Laowai living in Shanghai, what's your recommendation for a weekend break?

Take a bullet train to Suzhou or Hangzhou, then spend one night in a water town nearby. This is perfect option for a weekend break in Shanghai. It is worth enjoying a night in a water town!

If you have 3 full days, it is enough for a visit to the essence of Beijing from Shanghai by round-trip bullet train or to Xi'an by plane for those amazing places.