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Shanghai Tours and Trips 2019/2020

With a whopping 23 million people calling China’s industrial hub home, Shanghai is known for being the busier, brusquer sibling to smaller, friendlier Beijing. The unexpected level of ‘East meets West’ in Shanghai is part of what makes it so fascinating and, therefore, on your trip to China, a visit to Shanghai will introduce you to China’s most capitalist yet creative city.  Read More

112 Trips in Shanghai with 68 Reviews

Highlights
  • Explore the Badaling section of Great Wall & Forbidden City.
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, a Kung Fu show & a Tang Dynasty music and dance performance.
  • See the Terracotta Warriors.
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  • Starts Beijing, China
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China Tour: Beijing, Xian & Shanghai - No Shopping Stops

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Travel China Guide made our 8-day tour of Beijing-Xian-Shanghai worry-free! From drivers to someone just picking us up at the ...
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Sep 5
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  • Explore the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors.
  • Cruise down the Li River.
  • View the soaring skyline of Shanghai.
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  • Starts Beijing, China
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Historic China Tour - No Shopping Stops

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11 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour in China, visiting Beijing, Xian and Guilin. Read More
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Aug 29
Sep 5
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  • Explore the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
  • Cruise on the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo.
  • Visit the Three Gorges Dam.
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  • Starts Beijing, China
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Small Group Tour Of Ancient China - No Shopping Stops

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14 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour in China, visiting Beijing, Xian and Guilin. Read More
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Sep 5
Highlights
  • Former French Concession.
  • Old Town.
  • The Bund.
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Shanghai Highlight Tour

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3.5 hour bicycle trip in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Wheely Bike Tours
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Aug 25
Highlights
  • Visit to the oldest Chinese park.
  • Enjoy Tai Chi, Ballroom dancing, Calisthenics, and Music performances.
  • Find about the various types of tea.
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Morning Park & Tea Market Tour

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2 hour walking tour in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
  • Activities Walking tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
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Aug 23
Highlights
  • Former French Concession.
  • Propaganda Museum.
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French Concession Tour

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3 hour bicycle tour in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Wheely Bike Tours
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 55 3 hours View Tour
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Aug 24
Aug 25
Highlights
  • Different Lilongs.
  • Jiashan Market.
  • Mansion Hotel.
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Lilong & Shikumen Tour

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2 hour bicycle trip in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Wheely Bike Tours
  • Activities Bicycle tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Aug 24
Aug 25
Highlights
  • Learn the philosophy and practice of Chinese medicine.
  • Visit to the largest open air food market in Shanghai.
  • Experience Chinese food at its distinctive taste.
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Food Market & Chinese Diet Tour

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2 hour food tour in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Aug 23
Highlights
  • This is our most popular trip in China and one of the top trips from the entire Intrepid range.
  • In addition to the main highlights in the big cities of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, you'll get a glimpse of small-town life in Xitang and a taste of the countryside when we stay near the Great Wall. .
  • Our small group size allows us to explore destinations on foot together, eat in authentic local restaurants, travel by subway and train, and escape the tourist traps - all under the expert guidance of a passionate local leader..
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China Highlights

9 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip visiting Shanghai and Beijing in China. Read More
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Highlights
  • Discover Shanghai's old districts & lanes.
  • Understand the Architecture design, artwork & cultural aspects.
  • Meet elder residents and learn the stories of the street & neighbourhoods.
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Southern City Backstreets Tour

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2 hour walking trip in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
  • Activities Walking tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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Today
Aug 23
Highlights
  • Visit the Shanghai Archives Museum to learn more about this city's fascinating history.
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History Tour In Shanghai Archive

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2 hour walking tour in Shanghai. Read More
  • Operator Shanghai Pathways
  • Activities Walking tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 48 2 hours View Tour
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Aug 23
Highlights
  • Take a round-trip by bullet train.
  • Have a private guide for a more personalized experience.
  • Overnight stay in Mount Huangshan.
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2D/1N Huangshan And Hongcun Tour From Shanghai

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Highlights
  • A half- or full-day tour of Shanghai markets.
  • Shop like a local and visit two or four specialist markets according to your preference.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Shanghai Market Shopping Tour

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After a week of touring the historical sites in Beijing and Xian, China, a shopping excursion in Shanghai was fun ...
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  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Shopping and markets
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
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  • Trek along the Great Wall..
  • Take in ancient and modern China..
  • Explore Xi'an's Muslim Quarter..
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  • Starts Beijing, China
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Beijing To Shanghai Adventure

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8 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour in China, visiting Beijing, Xian and Suzhou. Read More
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Shanghai Tour Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 68 customer reviews
Excellent services Reviewed Tour: Best of China Small Group Tour: 11 Days
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“Dear Tracy. Your arrangements were spectacular. My wife was extremely pleased with how friendly everybody was.
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Shanghai - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Shanghai Travel Highlights

  • Stroll along the Bund, Shanghai’s financial center, and take in the art-deco and neoclassical buildings. Shop in the exclusive boutiques, have a coffee and snap a shot of the Pudong skyline.
  • Explore the ‘Old Town’ for a sense of traditional China.
  • The neighbourhoods of the French Concession offer the best of laid-back entertainment from retail therapy to fine food.
  • See a Buddha carved from pure jade at the aptly named Jade Buddha Temple.
  • For those wanting to seek out Shanghai’s edgier side, head to M50 design space.
  • The Yuyuan Gardens are an unmissable experience of fine Chinese landscaping. Avoid the weekend for a peaceful visit.
  • Shanghai Tower is China’s tallest building - no easy feat.
  • Shanghai Museum perfectly displays Chinese history for all.

Shanghai Travel Tips

  • Avoid the heat and crowds of summer and visit Shanghai in early spring (March to May) or fall (September to November).
  • Tipping is becoming more common in Shanghai. Though 5% tip is sufficient in restaurants.
  • Street food is second-to-none in Shanghai. Make the most of it if you need to watch your budget.
  • If eating alone, ask for ‘Xiao Pan’. You’ll be given smaller, cheaper portions suitable for one.
  • The Shanghai Metro is huge but also quick and easy to use and machines have an English option.
  • Get a transport card and recharge it to use on buses, ferries, metros and even taxis.
  • Drink bottled water.
  • If you have respiratory problems, consider bringing a mask to fight the fog.

About Shanghai

Shanghai (population 23.9 million),…. wait what?!? Yes, you read that right. Famous as one of the most populated cities on the planet, Shanghai has a population density of 700 people per sq. mile. Only when you get over that mind-numbing fact and apparent lack of privacy, you realize that the city has much more to offer.

Exotic Glamor or Mystic History

Shanghai looks like a city from the future with those gleaming skyscrapers and glitzy architecture, but it is not all about razzmatazz. It also presents a treasure trove of architectural styles and its mix of Buddhist temples, Jewish synagogues and Jesuit cathedrals are literally unparalleled. The Bund is the city’s most notable attraction, but places like the People’s Square, Zhujiajiao (an ancient water town), Yu Garden and the Pearl Tower Roller Coaster also tend to leave you mesmerized. Shopping is another must-do while in Shanghai. There are no half measures in terms of shopping in the city and the locals love to splurge. They aren’t called Little Capitalists by the rest of the country for nothing!

When to Go

The best time to visit Shanghai is during fall, between the months of October and November. The temperatures are comfortable and the city lacks the crowds of the peak summer season, making explorations enjoyable.

Getting Around Shanghai

The best way to explore Shanghai is to use the metro. The city presents an efficient metro system and a vast metro route that covers most major tourist attractions. Other options include buses and taxis.

Tours and activities in Shanghai

Shanghai is an ultra-modern city on the east coast of China which bristles with buildings, roads, bridges and other feats of technological progress. As the largest and the fastest growing city in China, Shanghai has come to become one of the most important business hubs in the world.

Top 3 attractions in Shanghai:

  • Visit the Bund or Waitan, a popular waterfront that sits on the colonial-era embankment along the Huangpu River. The Bund is surrounded by dozens of buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Renaissance and the ultra-modern styles of the 21st century.
  • Ride the fastest ground transportation on earth - The Shanghai Magnetic-Levitation Train which runs from Shanghai International Airport to the city at speeds of 430 km per hour.
  • Witness a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city from the top-floor observatory of Shanghai World Financial Centre. At 492 meters tall and a distinctive trapezium-shaped opening at the top, the building is unique among the skyscrapers of Shanghai.

Other things to do and see in Shanghai:

  • Explore street-food carts and sample some of the flavors and dishes of Shanghai. Popular delicacies include xiao long bao or soup dumplings, eel noodles, pan-fried dumplings, rice meal balls, scallion pancakes and soy milk custard.
  • Visit Nanjing Road East which is a vibrant shopping area with activity all hours of the day. No cars are allowed on this street and you can choose from a wide varieties of shopping options - from locally made souvenirs to international brands.
  • Dance the night away at some of Shanghai’s exceptional clubs and pubs. Shanghai has had a decadent nightlife scene since the 1930s and now the city is seen as a modern, edgy, and dynamic party destination that is sure to please even the most hardcore of clubbers.
  • Spend a relaxing time away from noise, crowds and markets at one of the many parks that are littered around the city including People’s Park, Xujiahui Park, Gongqing Forest Park, Century Park and Zhongshan Park.

The Climate of Shanghai:

  • Shanghai sits on the coast of the East China Sea and hence has a humid subtropical climate and four distinct seasons.
  • Summers (June-September) are hot and humid with typhoons and sudden heavy rains being fairly common. The average high is 30°C and the average low is around 23°C. Temperatures can shoot up to 40°C during July and August.
  • Winters (December-February) are very cold with average high of 9°C and average low of 1.5°C. Temperatures might drop below zero during late January to early February but it rarely ever snows in Shanghai.
  • Springs and autumns are mild with little rain. Average temperature measure 18-22°C during the day and 10-14°C during the night.
  • Shanghai does not have a dry season and is constantly moist with rainfall all year round.

Currency:

  • The official currency of China is Renminbi (Yuan) and most businesses will not accept foreign currencies. Those that do accept foreign currencies might give you a lower exchange-rate than banks. Hence, it is advisable that you change currency beforehand.
  • China is predominantly a cash society so dealing in real money is the easiest and the most efficient way to do business. However, it is smart to carry a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) that can be used in China.

Although Shanghai is not known for “must-see” sights like those in other big cities like Paris or Rome, there are plenty of things to do and see in this humongous city. The joys of Shanghai are the sights and the sounds of this megalopolis where everyday life bathes in its bewildering variety.

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