Shanghai - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Shanghai - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

For tourists and business people, China’s biggest city and financial hub has a lot to offer than just shopping. Not only is this the destination for art enthusiasts, but also, Shanghai offers a rich culture with modern Shanghai intertwining with the old city. Sightseeing tours and activities include the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel, a rollercoaster ride at the Pearl Tower and a visit to an offbeat museum. Where else can you watch a bird singing contest but only in Shanghai? For a taste of authentic Chinese cuisine, there are restaurants and bars. You can also try touring the city on a sidecar and eating street food as most tourists do. Call us, here, at La Vacanza Travel so you can enjoy the top things to do in Shanghai soon.

Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

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If you have very limited time in Shanghai, and want to go home with a great understanding of Shanghai, its people, histo...

Duration:8 hours

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Shanghai 7-Hour Guided Small-Group Bike Tour with Local Lunch

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Enjoy the legendary ancient House and amazing landscape of French Concession and take a ferry boat across Huangpu River ...

Duration:6 hours

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Shanghai Circus World: ERA Intersection of Time Acrobatics Show

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While in Shanghai, don't miss this stunning acrobatic show that combines fascinating history, traditional Chinese martia...

Duration:2 hours

 

Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

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Discover Shanghai’s most incredible city attractions and beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town during this wonderful private d...

Duration:8 hours

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Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

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This great 8-hour Shanghai city tour takes you to discover the must see sites in Shanghai from its old and modern perspe...

Duration:7 to 8 hours

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Half Day Private Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat Ride from Shanghai

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Enjoy short get away from Shanghai city to beautiful Zhujiajiao Water Town where you can explore the classic Chinese bui...

Duration:4 to 5 hours

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Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Discover the famous Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Acc...

Duration:10 to 11 hours

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Shanghai Day Tour with Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Lunch

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See all the main sites of Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. Your fully guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry ...

Duration:8 hours

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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

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Discover two picturesque Chinese towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, each with its own unique characteristics. A full-day tour...

Duration:10 hours

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Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

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Taste a dozen traditional Shanghainese dishes in 3 hours during this culinary tour of Yunnan Road, the old border betwee...

Duration:3 hours

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Huangpu VIP River Cruise and Shanghai Lights Evening Tour

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In this private evening tour, you will have the chance to enjoy the amazing night lights of Shanghai City.  Besides visi...

Duration:3 to 4 hours

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Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise and Dinner

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Enjoy a night in Shanghai by starting a 60-minute night cruise on beautiful Huangpu River where you can see amazing city...

Duration:3 hours

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Half-Day Private Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour with Boat Ride from Shanghai

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Enjoy a 5 hours private tour with a professional driver tour guide and a private vehicle to famous water town Zhujiajiao...

Duration:5 hours

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Shanghai to Suzhou: Private 8-Hour Tour, Train, Hotel Transfer

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Discover the beautiful city Suzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour from Shanghai. Departing at 9:30am at your Shanghai ho...

Duration:8 to 9 hours

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Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Day Trip from Shanghai

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Visit two picturesque Chinese towns, Suzhou and Zhouzhuang on a day trip from Shanghai. You'll see how daily life has re...

Duration:10 hours

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Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town

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This private 3-hour walking tour is designed for city walkers who are fond of off-the-beaten track routes. Your professi...

Duration:180 to 210 minutes

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4-Hour Private Customized Shanghai City Tour

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The itinerary of this half day private Shanghai city tour is 100% customized based on your interests. Whether you want t...

Duration:4 hours

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Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

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Welcome to Shanghai! This private layover tour is 100% customized based on your needs. The pick up point can be either f...

Duration:6 to 8 hours

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1/2 Day Tour from Shanghai to Zhujiajiao Water Town with Boat

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Enjoy a relaxing half day tour to the remarkable ancient water town Zhujiajiao with your local lovely guide. Experience ...

Duration:4 to 5 hours

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Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai Hotels: Private with Meet & Greet Service

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One-way private transfer from Shanghai Pudong Airport to Shanghai hotels Avoid the hassle of locating a taxi by ...

Duration:1 hour

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Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Take this full day private excursion to visit the beautiful “Heavenly City” Hangzhou and enjoy the beautiful natural sce...

Duration:10 to 12 hours

 

Shanghai Private Tour with Cruise, Shanghai Tower, and Meal

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Taste Shanghai contains two meanings: first one is to taste the delicious Shanghai cuisine, and the second one is to ove...

Duration:5 hours

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Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession

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Start your 3-hour late night food adventure from the Xintiandi area to the backstreets of former French Concession at 8:...

Duration:3 hours

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All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

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Take advantage of your layover at the Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) or Shanghai cruise terminal by visitin...

Duration:8 hours

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Private Suzhou and Zhouzhuang or Tongli Tour from Shanghai

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This private day trip from Shanghai will allow you to see the typical south-east (Jiang’nan) style water-way city Suzhou...

Duration:8 to 9 hours

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Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour

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This is Shanghai’s most authentic culinary experience! Join our local insiders and get off the beaten path to discover n...

Duration:3 hours

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Private Flexible Nanjing City Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Take a visit to the old capital city Nanjing with a full-day sightseeing tour from shanghai by bullet train. Discuss wit...

Duration:10 hours

 

Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

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If you are flying into shanghai and only have limited time to see the city, this private airport layover tour will be th...

Duration:6 to 8 hours

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Tour of Jewish Shanghai led by a Jewish History Expert

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Learn about Shanghai's extraordinary Jewish heritage and experience on this half-day tour led by a Jewish history expert...

Duration:4 hours

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Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour

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Get ready for Shanghai’s most delicious food tour! As the sun sets, you’ll get off the tourist trail and into family-run...

Duration:3 hours

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Shanghai - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Popularly known as a city of two faces, Shanghai is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world, scores of trendy bars and restaurants, and miles of luxury goods shops.

Beyond its main streets, there are narrow alleyways that are packed with traditional lane houses, where local communities are alive and well. It has been most westernized city in China, with its heyday seeing the strongest business, the greatest architecture and the best nightlife in Asia.

Today, the city is still booming, which means it is a great choice of destination for your next holiday.

Sightseeing destinations in Shanghai

The city’s charm lies in its must-see sites, tree-lined streets, sweet boutiques, majestic colonial buildings and a variety of places to eat and drink. To have the greatest sightseeing experience, your challenge would be to prioritize its main attractions and accomplish all of your goals for your trip. You can get a glimpse of Shanghai's past by going to the Longhua Temple and Zhujiajiao and see what is on the horizon by heading to the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center or to the Bund’s river edge. You can also pay homage to the city’s commercial gods along the Nanjing Road.

Top tour activities in Shanghai

Among the things to do in Shanghai, there are those that you should not dare not having on your activity list.

  • Taking a Ride on the Maglev - A ride on this train from Pudong Airport to the city would be a perfect way to feel a super-modern Shanghai. Running at 431 kilometers per hour, this air-conditioned, magnetically-levitated train covers 30 kilometers in just 8 minutes.
  • Strolling Along the Huangpu River to the Bund - One of the things you should never miss on your Shanghai trip is strolling along this river to the Bund, which displays the city’s classic skyline views of colonial architecture and skyscrapers.
  • Watching the Performances at the Shanghai Circus World - At this venue, you will enjoy a variety of domestic and international live performances, which include shows, music competitions, dances and acrobatics. China’s modern achievements, such as the first manned space mission ship, are also exhibited here.

Top tour attractions in Shanghai

China’s largest city offers many exciting attractions and sightseeing opportunities, especially:

  • The Bund - Locally known as the Zhongshan Lu, this place constitutes a lovely broad promenade that runs along the west bank of the Huangpujiang River. It is particularly popular among travelers for its retained a European feel that is particularly noticeable in old English and French buildings that serve as boutique stores, restaurants, offices and galleries.
  • Yu Garden - Also known as the Garden of Happiness, this consists of an inner and outer garden, with the oldest section changed in the 18th century when the park’s main hall, Sansui Tang, was added.
  • The Jade Buddha Temple - This temple is located in the Anyuan Lu district of Shanghai and houses 2 Shakyamuni statues brought by the monk Huigen from Burma. The present building is divided into 3 halls and 2 courtyards, including the Hall of the Kings of Heaven that is popular for the statues of the 4 Heavenly Kings and 2 Shakyamuni sculptures.

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