Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Shanghai

Travel Tips for Senior Travelers to Shanghai

By Kelly PangUpdated Nov. 23, 2021

Dotted with countless modern skyscrapers, but also oriental architecture and colonial neighborhoods, Shanghai is a bustling and leisurely city for senior travelers to make a trip to.

Before Departure

Senior Travelers

There are some things that need to be done before making your trip.

  • Have a physical examination to see if you are able to go on a journey afar.
  • Find an accompanier.
  • Don’t make your travel plan tight. Leave some time for a rest.
  • Find the detailed information of the places you want to visit, including the address, transportation, opening time, phone number and ticket price.
  • Tell your travel advisor and tour guide what you need, including the food and other specific requirements.
  • Don't carry too much money on your person. Use a credit card.
  • What to carry: Your insurance policy, visa, passport, travel advisor's and tour guide's phone number, a business card of the hotel you are staying at, and medicine you need to take frequently.
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Where to Visit

Zhujiajiao TownTake a boat ride to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Zhujiajiao Town.
  • Don't choose the adventurous activities.
  • Don't climb up the Shanghai World Financial Center in Pudong New District if you have any heart disease.
  • Long-distance walking and hiking tours are usually too tiring for senior travelers.

Shanghai has many cultural scenic attractions that senior travelers shouldn't miss. Here are some popular attractions and activities suitable for senior travelers.

See more Shanghai attractions.

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During Your Trip

  • Tell your tour guide to follow your pace.
  • Have breakfast before leaving the hotel.
  • Ask for help if you need it. People in China are friendly and will give you a hand.
  • Subways and city buses in Shanghai are not recommended as they are crowded. Taking taxis to the destinations is more convenient. China Highlights' tours include easy accessible private transport. Contact us to find out more.

Suzhou and Hangzhou are the two best destinations for extended tours of Shanghai. Please see:

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