Shanghai Tours

Shanghai Tours

Discover Shanghai, a booming megalopolis blending the East and West, and ancient times with modernity. The 144-hour visa-free transit policy makes Shanghai a more convenient destination for transiting and short-stay passengers.

We design tours from Shanghai to the Yellow Mountains, Suzhou, Hangzhou, and nearby water towns, all of which can be completed within 6 days. Each tour can be tailored to match your dates and interests. We are all about "Discovery Your Way!"

Best Private Shanghai Tours

These are the most popular Shanghai itineraries for visiting the classic attractions. Similar itineraries never mean that you'll have the same experiences — unlike other travel agencies that just show you around, we create unique Shanghai experiences that allow you to interact with the local people and culture.

Pudong area of Shanghai
2-day Shanghai's Old and New Collision
  • See old and new Shanghai via an in-depth Bund exploration tour.
  • Relax in a rowing boat in a water town.
Lingering Garden in Suzhou
1-Day Shanghai to Suzhou Day Trip
  • Enjoy Suzhou's UNESCO gardens.
  • Experience moxibustion in Tongli Water Town.
Fly a drone by yourself
2-Day A Journey to the Future
  • Get close to the world's leading drone.
  • Enjoy a meal in a restaurant where you are served by robots.

Tours from Shanghai

Shanghai is a major gateway city to most tourist cities in China. Convenient transportation including flights and bullet trains means it is very easy to access other cities. See our five most popular tours from Shanghai below.

Jingdezhen Porcelain
3-day Jingdezhen Porcelain Tour
  • Secret Ingredient of Porcelain
  • Porcelain Making Experience
 Nanxun Watertown
4-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou, Water Town Culture Tour
  • Be a Hangzhouness and pick tea leaves for one day.
  • Enjoy a cultural experience in Nanxun Water Town.
Hangzhou West Lake
5-Day Yangtze River Delta Bullet Train Tour
  • Explore a Suzhou garden at night and enjoy cultural performances.
  • Experience a tea farmer's life in Hangzhou
Yellow Mountains
3-day Yellow Mountains Tour
  • Enjoy sunset and sunrise from the best locations on the mountains.
  • Relax and feel refreshed at Huangshan Hot Spring.
Skiing Trip from Shanghai
2-day Lin'an Hot Spring & Skiing Tour
  • Skiing Slopes at Your Doorsteps
  • Relaxing Hot Spring
The Great Wall
2-Day Beijing Highlights from Shanghai
  • Walk on the less crowded Great Wall section.
  • Explore the emperors' lives in the Forbidden City.
Hengdian World Studios
2-Day Hengdian World Studios Weekend Getaway
  • Hollywood of China
  • Ancient Costume Dress Up
Rafting in Anji
2-Day Weekend Getaway to Anji Bamboo Forest
  • Rafting in a Valley
  • Cliff Swing
Zhongwei Desert
3-Day Zhongwei Desert Tour with Winery Experience
  • Sand Sledding and Dune Bashing
  • Wine Tasting

Shanghai Layover Tours and Excursions

Shanghai is a main transit city for global flights and it has several international cruise ports. Utilize your layover time with a city excursion. Here are two popular tours.

Night view of the Bund
1-Day Shanghai Layover Tour
  • Utilize your limited time
  • Explore the highlights of Shanghai
Shanghai International Cruise Port
2-Day Shanghai and Water Town Tour from the Port
  • Specially designed for a cruise excursion
  • Private transfer between the city and the cruise port.
Shanghai Disneyland
4-day Shanghai Family Disneyland Tour
  • City exploration — discover how the old meets the new.
  • Create happy family memories at Shanghai Disneyland.
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Spotlight Experiences to Enrich Your Shanghai Tour

We believe an authentic travel experience goes beyond visiting the must-see attractions. We enable you to immerse yourself in local traditions and life.

Discovery the Bund in-depth
Shanghai in Progress
Meet old and new Shanghai.
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Shanghai Chic by Night
Shanghai Chic by Night
Shanghai's must-see attractions by night.
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Jews and Shanghai
Jews and Shanghai
Visit a Jewish ghetto.
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Shengjian Pan
Shanghai Local Food Hunting
Authentic local snacks.
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Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"

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