Top China Tours from Shanghai
Why Start Your China Tour from Shanghai?
- Convenient arrival: Over 280 air carriers travel to Shanghai from the rest of the world. Shanghai is also accessible via international cruises.
- Gateway city: From Shanghai, travelers can take flights or high-speed train journeys to connect to major cities in China.
- Future of China: Visit this metropolis to witness the development of China.
How to Plan a China Tour from Shanghai
Depending on your schedule and interests, you can spend 2–4 days in Shanghai. Usually, 1 day is enough to cover the highlights, such as the Bund, Yu Garden, and the Shanghai Tower.
More days can be spent at the French Concession, the Jade Buddha Temple, and Hong Kong Disneyland, among other attractions.
If time permits, taking an extension tour to Suzhou, Hangzhou, or Huangshan for an extra 3–5 days is highly recommended.
Best China Tours from Shanghai
The following tours are six of the best China tours from Shanghai, based on tour features and previous customers' feedback. These are provided as inspiration and a possible framework for your own tailor-made China tour. Tell us what you would like. Your dedicated one-to-one travel consultant will customize any itinerary to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.
13-Day Tour: Shanghai - Hangzhou - Guilin/Yangshuo - Xi'an - Beijing
One-Day Shanghai to Suzhou Round-Trip Tour
5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou Bullet Train Tour
5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Watertown Tour
4-Day Shanghai Family Tour with Disneyland
3-Day Ancient Villages and the Yellow Mountain Tour
3-day Jingdezhen Porcelain Tour
2-Day Hot Spring and Skiing Weekend Getaway Trip
- Hollywood of China
- Ancient Costume Dress Up
- Stay Overnight in a Movie-theme Hotel
- Watch Pandas Eating Bamboo
- Rafting in a Valley
- Cliff Swing
- Sand Sledding and Dune Bashing
- Go on a Desert Trek
- Wine Tasting
- Walk on the less crowded Great Wall section.
- Explore the emperors' lives in the Forbidden City.
About China Highlights
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!"
Our family trip to China ended with a couple of days in historical Shanghai. We loved seeing and visiting the historic centers, traveling up the Shanghai Tower, eating delicious dumplings, and visiting the best Chinatown we have ever experienced. Our guide, Quing Quing, and driver Ken were fantastic, informative, professional and fun. Quing Quing even took us to experience the marriage market where Chinese parents try to help their children find potential mates after we expressed that it would be an interesting thing to see. Quing Quing, her American name is Clair, is an excellent and vivacious tour guide. Ask for her when you book with China Highlights you will be in good hands. --Inspire819460 more