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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 Private Tour: Shanghai - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Guilin/Yangshuo - Xi'an - Beijing
Riches of China

13-Day Tour: Shanghai - Hangzhou - Guilin/Yangshuo - Xi'an - Beijing

One-Day Shanghai to Suzhou Round-Trip Tour
Immerse yourself in Suzhou classical gardens

One-Day Shanghai to Suzhou Round-Trip Tour

5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou Bullet Train Tour
East China High Speed Railway Tour

5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou Bullet Train Tour

5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Watertown Tour
Immerse yourself in Nanxun Water Town

5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Watertown Tour

4-Day Shanghai Family Tour with Disneyland
Enjoy Family Time in Disneyland

4-Day Shanghai Family Tour with Disneyland

3-Day Ancient Villages and the Yellow Mountain Tour
Escape to Huangshan from Shanghai

3-Day Ancient Villages and the Yellow Mountain Tour

Jingdezhen Porcelain
Why is china called "china"?

3-day Jingdezhen Porcelain Tour

Skiing Trip from Shanghai
Ski Slopes at Your Doorstep

2-Day Hot Spring and Skiing Weekend Getaway Trip

Hengdian World Studios
2-Day Hengdian World Studios Weekend Getaway
  • Hollywood of China
  • Stay Overnight in a Movie-theme Hotel
Rafting in Anji
2-Day Weekend Getaway to Anji Bamboo Forest
  • Watch pandas eating bamboo
  • Rafting in a valley and cliff swing
Zhongwei Desert
3-Day Zhongwei Desert Tour with Winery Experience
  • Sand Sledding and desert trek
  • Wine Tasting
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.

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