Shanghai Tours & Shanghai Port Tours

China’s largest city has a colorful history influenced by both Chinese and European development over the centuries. We can take you there to hit the highlights of Shanghai, its nearby water villages and surrounding cities with one-day trips (sample tours listed below), or contact us to set up a combined tour itinerary that fits your time schedule and what you want to see all over China. The tours listed below are just suggested ideas for tour itineraries so please let us know if you would like any other type of tour schedule for Shanghai. Tour prices may vary a bit depending on the current exchange rates and whether it is peak or off-season.

Shanghai Tour 1 Day





#ST1: Shanghai 1 Day Tour

Day 1: Shanghai Museum - Yuyuan Garden - Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar - Former French Concession Area - The Bund - Nanjing Road - Evening Huangpu River Cruise
We will pick you up from your Shanghai Port cruise ship or at your Shanghai hotel and begin your day with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, then a visit to the Yuyuan Garden and the Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar. We will treat you to a nice lunch of the local Shanghai cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to visit the former French concession area and take a drive to The Bund, then it’s a river cruise on the Huangpu River for a river-point view of Shanghai. Afterwards, take a stroll on Nanjing Road, the world-famous shopping street in Shanghai lined with hundreds of shops of every variety. That evening we will take you back to your hotel to relax for whatever awaits you the next day. Tour includes English-speaking tour guide, private transportation with a professional driver, lunch and all entrance tickets. Does not include customary tips for the tour guide and driver.

Cost: 1 person 1380 CNY / US$230; 2 people: 820 CNY / US$137 per person; 3 - 5 people: 715 CNY / US$119 per person; 6 - 9 people: 600 CNY / US$99 per person, 10+ people: 565 CNY / US$94 per person.  

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Shanghai Suzhou Zhouzhuang 1 Day Tour





#ST2: Shanghai - Suzhou - Zhouzhuang Water Village 1 Day Tour

The 2,500-year old city of Suzhou is within an easy drive of Shanghai, situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The beautiful and historic city’s nine classical Chinese gardens are considered to be masterpieces and as such are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Suzhou is also famous for its stone bridges and pagodas in addition to its numerous beautiful gardens. The entire city was designated by the Chinese government as one of only four cities in China where the preservation of cultural and historical heritage has been labeled as a priority, and after visiting the city you will easily understand why it was chosen for special protection.

Day 1: Transfer to Suzhou - Master of the Nets Gardens - Hanshan Temple - Tiger Hill - Yunyan Temple - Zhouzhuang Water Village - Return to Shanghai
For this tour, we will pick you up around 8 or 8:30 a.m. at your hotel and transport you to Suzhou by car. Your first visit will be to the fantastically ornate “Master of the Nets Garden”, which may be the pinnacle achievement of classical Chinese gardens. Afterwards, it is on to the Hanshan Temple, first built in the Liang Dynasty (502 - 557 A.D.) Then you will visit Tiger Hill and the oldest pagoda in Suzhou (built during the Northern Song Dynasty (959 - 961 A.D.) at the ancient Yunyan Temple, which serves as a landmark for the city at the top of the hill. We will treat you to a nice lunch of the local Suzhou cuisine at a local restaurant, then after lunch, we will take you to the intriguing and nearby Zhouzhuang Water Village, which is often referred to as a smaller Chinese version of Venice (as are Suzhou and many of the other nearby water villages.) You will have the remainder of the afternoon for exploring the historical village on foot or by gondola where you can see the city’s famous “Double Bridge”. We will take you back to your hotel around 5 p.m. Your tour includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, private transportation with a professional driver and entrance tickets. Does not include customary tips for tour guide and driver.

Cost: 1 person: 1650 CNY / US$276; 2 - 5 people: 1200 CNY / US$201 per person; 6 - 7 people: 950 CNY / US$164 per person; 8 - 9 people: 900 CNY / US$152 per person; 10+ people: 825 CNY / US$138 per person.

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Shanghai Wuzhen 1 Day Tour







#ST3: Shanghai - Wuzhen Water Village 1 Day Tour

Day 1: Transfer to Wuzhen Water Village - Hundred Beds Museum - Foliage Dyeing Workshop - Wood Carving Showroom - Huiyuan Historic Pawnshop - Former Residence of Mao Dun - Bridge-in-Bridge - Return to Shanghai
We will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast to take you by private vehicle to the ancient Wuzhen Water Village, first established in 872 A.D. Explore the Hundred Beds Museum (filled with examples of various beds from the Ming and Qing dynasties), the Foliage Dyeing Workshop (where a unique blue calico cloth is made), the Wood Carving Showroom, the Huiyuan Historic Pawnshop, the Former Residence of Mao Dun (a Chinese revolutionary writer), and the “Bridge in Bridge”, where two ancient bridges can be viewed through the arches of the other as they are joined together, with one running east and west while the other runs north and south. You will also be treated to a nice local lunch before we take you back to your Shanghai in the evening. It is also possible to stay overnight here for an extra charge. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, private transportation with a professional driver and entrance tickets.

Cost: 1 person: 2065 CNY / US$345; 2 - 5 people: 1225 CNY / US$205 per person; 6 - 9 people: 840 CNY / US$140 per person; 10+ people: 700 CNY / US$117 per person. 

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Shanghai Hangzhou Tour 1 Day Tour

#ST4: Shanghai - Hangzhou 1 Day Tour

As the capital city of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is located 112 miles (180 km) southwest of Shanghai. Hangzhou was reportedly visited by Marco Polo in the 1200’s, who stated that the city was "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world." Hangzhou was founded about 2,200 years ago and is considered as one of the “Seven Ancient Capitals of China”, and it is one of only four cities in China designated by the Chinese government where the preservation of cultural and historical heritage has been labeled as a priority The city is also situated at the southern end of The Grand Canal, a manmade waterway that runs all the way from Beijing in the north to Hangzhou in the south and rivals the Great Wall as one of China’s almost superhuman achievements. 

Day 1: Transfer to Hangzhou - Boat Ride on West Lake - Lingyin Temple - Feilai Feng Grottoes - Feilai Peak - 6 Harmonies Pagoda - Tea Plantation - Return to Shanghai
We will pick you up early at your hotel in Shanghai for the two-hour drive by private vehicle to Hangzhou. You will have a morning boat ride on the beautiful West Lake, then we will treat you to a local lunch of Hangzhou cuisine. After lunch, visit the Lingyin Temple, including the Feilai Feng Grottoes, Feilai Peak, the Liuhe (Six Harmonies) Pagoda and a tea plantation to see where “all the tea in China” (ok, not really all of it) actually comes from. We will have you back at your hotel in Shanghai in time for dinner, or you can stay over in Hangzhou for an extra charge and enjoy this beautiful city for an extra day. Includes English-speaking tour guide, lunch, private transportation with a professional driver and entrance tickets. 

Cost: 1 person: 2065 CNY / US$345; 2 - 5 people: 1225 CNY / US$205 per person; 6 - 9 people: 840 CNY / US$140 per person; 10+ people: 700 CNY / US$117 per person.

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Shanghai Beijing Chongqing Tour












#MDT7: 11 Days, 10 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai Tour

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you as you come out of Chinese customs at the Beijing airport to transfer you and help you check in to your hotel. You will have the rest of this day to relax and recover from your trip to China.
Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Lama Temple - Beijing Zoo Panda House
We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo. That evening, enjoy the Legend of Kung Fu Show and a traditional Chinese hotpot dinner before we taking you back to your hotel for the night. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)
Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour – The Summer Palace
8 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home; then visit the Drum and Bell Towers. After lunch, we will take you to visit the historic Summer Palace, then take you out for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show before taking you back to your hotel. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)
Day 4: The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs – Mutianyu Great Wall of China – Evening Flight to Xi’an
8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. Afterwards we will take you on to the Beijing airport for your evening flight to Xi’an, where your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and help you check into your Xi’an hotel for the evening. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)
Day 5: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi’an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that have stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. Afterwards, you tour guide will transfer you to your Xi’an hotel and help you check in for the night.
Day 6: Xi’an City Wall – Afternoon Flight to Chongqing – Board Yangtze River Cruise
Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up and help you check out of your Xi’an hotel in the morning to explore the ancient Xi’an city wall, then treat you to lunch before taking you on to the Xi’an airport in time for your 1 p.m. flight to Chongqing. At the Chongqing airport, your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for a tour of Goose Neck Park, then enjoy a traditional Chongqing hotpot dinner before boarding your cruise ship at around 7 p.m.
Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight to Shanghai

Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, and shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight from Yichang to Shanghai. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Shanghai.
Day 10: Shanghai City Tour - Shanghai Museum - Yuyuan Garden - Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar – Former French Concession Area – The Bund – Nanjing Road – Evening Huangpu River Cruise
Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private van for your full-day tour of the main sites in Shanghai. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)
Day 11: Depart Shanghai
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the Shanghai airport in time for your departing flight. 

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of Yangtze cruise and accommodations, peak or off-season and exchange rates. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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