Shanghai Tours and Trips to Shanghai

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China Tour: Beijing, Xian & Shanghai - No Shopping Stops

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Historic China Tour - No Shopping Stops

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11 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Beijing, Great Wall of China, Xian and 3 other destinations in China. Read More
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Small Group Tour of Ancient China - No Shopping Stops

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14 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip through Beijing, Xian, Guilin and 5 other destinations in China. Read More
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Shanghai Highlight Tour

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3.5 hour bicycle tour in Shanghai. Read More
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Morning Park & Tea Market Tour

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2 hour walking trip in Shanghai. Read More
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French Concession Tour

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3 hour bicycle tour in Shanghai. Read More
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Food Market & Chinese Diet Tour

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2 hour food tour in Shanghai. Read More
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Lilong & Shikumen Tour

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2 hour bicycle trip in Shanghai. Read More
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China Highlights

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9 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip in China, visiting Shanghai, Xitang and Xian. Read More
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History Tour in Shanghai Archive

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Southern City Backstreets Tour

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Shanghai Market Shopping tour

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2D/1N Huangshan and Hongcun Tour from Shanghai

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Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke

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Shanghai Tour Reviews

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Excellent tour Reviewed Tour: Golden Triangle of China Tour: 8 Days
5 - Excellent
  • Phillip
“Hi Lily

I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for organising an excellent tour for my family and me. We enjoyed our holiday tremendously.

We found our guides, Vivian and Cindy to be excellent. They were very friendly, polite and had an excellent command of English. They were very knowledgeable on the history of the sites and provided added value by also providing us a perspective of the culture and lifestyle of the local people. They both went out of their way to take care of our needs during the trip. They were very helpful in answering our questions and also assisted us tremendously during our meals by ensuring the staff of the restaurants adhered to our dietary requirements. As I had my 80 year old mother with me, they were very considerate of her requirements, encouraging her to rest and making sure she was safe during the trip.

All in all we had a very pleasurable time in Beijing and Xian. We will definitely be visiting China again. On our next trip we hope to visit some scenic sites. I would also like to see either the Yang Tze Kiang or Hwang Ho river!

I also would like to thank you for acting very fast in making the late changes I requested to the itinerary at Xian. All in I found LilySunTours to be very professional and efficient. I will certainly use your services on my next trip and will definitely recommend you to my friends and relatives.
Once again, thanks very much for making my family’s holiday such a pleasurable and memorable experience!!!!!

And thank you so much for your thoughtful gift for us. We are enjoying the tea very much!
Regards,”
Yangtze and beyond Reviewed Tour: Yangzi & Beyond
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“An excellent tour with good organization and wise kind and strong guide Peter who deserves an excellent overall rating.”
Family tour Reviewed Tour: Golden Triangle of China Tour: 8 Days
5 - Excellent
  • TJ And Family
“We would like to thank and appreciate your support when we constantly kept changing our schedule; your flexibility was marvelous to us especially because we had a 7 year old kid who needed more attention on her mood than my teen one. I also really appreciate Lily Sun China Tours for the easy method of tour payment. We read many reviews before chose you and your active reply also helped us a lot on understanding the situation before we reached the destinations.
We liked Jackie a lot. He was honest, open minded, entertaining, attentive, high spirited, and talkative (knowledgeable) in terms of history.
We also liked Vivian in the different way. She was straight forward about the condition of the location as well as the history/knowledge in general aspect. She was also very creative in taking memorable photo poses. She was helpful and patient when she had to accommodate our requests.”
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“Thank you TJ, we were honored to have in China. You guys have been wonderful guests. Your video was great, I love it! Thank you so much!”

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.