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China Tours from Shanghai 2023 – valuable and customizable

Why Start your China Vacation from Shanghai?

Convenient Transportation - Shanghai has airlines connecting with 282 cities and regions, linking almost every part of the world and China;

Gateway to Mainland China - Traveler can take flights or high speed train to visit Yangtze River Delta and other parts of China;

Paris of the East - Shanghai is a great place to explore east-meets-west culture.

Features of Our China Tours from Shanghai:

Best Experience - Cover three or more China best destinations, like Shanghai, Yangtze River, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Mt. Huangshan, Xian, Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Chengdu, Lhasa, Zhangjiaije…

Customizable - fully designed to your interests and needs;

Private - go any day you want, flexible at your own pace;

All-inclusive Package - we take care of every detail, you sit back and enjoy.

China Tour from Shanghai

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How to plan a China tour from Shanghai

Usually about 2 or 3 days are needed to tour Shanghai city. The first day is flexible for your arrival. The second day is the highlight. There are many activities to be taken - visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden and Bazaar, stroll at the French Concession. You can also enjoy an Acrobatic Show in this evening. On the third day, you can go to the famous Bund, Nanjing Road and Jinmao Towner. Then continue to visit the Jade Buddha Temple. In the afternoon, you can leave Shanghai for next destination.

A Shanghai tour is usually connected to Beijing and Xian. These three cities are called the Golden Triangle destinations in China. Guilin and Yangtze River are two other great extension choices if you are interested in natural sightseeing. You can also go to visit Chengdu, and then take flight to the holy plateau Tibet. If you still have no idea, don't worry, feel free to tell us, then our experienced travel specialist will customize a tour for you.

Strongly Recommended China Tour Packages from Shanghai for the First-timers

Tourist Visited Terracotta Warriors

8 Days China Golden-triangle Destinations Tour

Shanghai / Xian / Beijing

See the best of the BEST of China at your own pace! From the metropolitan Shanghai to the ancient hearts Xian and Beijing, you’ll explore the East-meets-West culture, profound history of the ancient emperors, authentic local life and more activities. Experience the beauty of Shanghai by going to Yu Garden for a stroll, feasting on the tastiest views from the Bund and Nanjing Road and so on.Touch ancient Xian and take stock of imperial beginning at the incredible Terracotta Warriors. Step into flourishing Beijing, admiring the magnificence of the Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Wall etc.

From $1309 Check Details

Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak)

9 Days East China & Mt. Huang Tour by High Speed Train

Shanghai / Suzhou / Hangzhou / Huangshan

This is a unique trip full of diverse things to see and experience with the advanced riding of China high speed train. You will explore the southeastern China, the most prosperous region which is known for diversity of culture - modern metropolis, beautiful water towns, art of Suzhou Classical Garden, Buddhism, Chinese tea culture, Huizhou-style architecture… The fabulous Yellow Mountain pleases both your mind and eyes, which combines the landscape enjoying with cultural exploration in a single trip. You will start the trip from Shanghai to soak in its vitality and busyness, then go to experience the exquisite Jiangnan-style elegance in Suzhou and Hangzhou. Lastly, be amazed at the four wonders of the Yellow Mountain.

From $1,391 Check Details

Gorgeous Three Gorges Scenery

12 Days Classic China Tour with Yangtze Cruise

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Xian / Beijing

You’ll wonder at the ancient architectural wonders, melt into the lovely natural world through river cruise or bay sunbathing and feel astonished at the development of these cities from their museum and exhibition center.

From $1854 Check Details

Mr. Pasquale from Italy - Guilin Li River Fisherman

10 Days Classic China Tour from Shanghai

Shanghai / Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin / Xian / Beijing

Start your China tour from the most dynamic city, Shanghai, in the world’s fastest- changing nation! Discover the history, experience the stunning contrasts of ancient tradition and modern fashion, and get up and close with the finest scenery under heaven. Just indulge in the amazing atmosphere of China!

From $1706 Check Details

Lijiang Old Town Full View from Wangu Tower

14 Days Wild China Tours from Shanghai to Yunnan on Expresses

Shanghai / Zhangjiajie / Kaili / Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-la / Kunming

The Hunan, Yunnan, Guizhou Provinces are believed as three of the wildest regions in China where you can see extraordinary natural landscapes - Karst, snow mountains, gorges, etc., and experience exotic and unique ethnic culture. You will start your trip from Shanghai, then go to explore the Avatar world in Zhangjiajie. After that, you will take a high speed train to Kaili, the very center of Guizhou ethnic culture. The last part of your trip is Yunnan exploration. You will visit the ancient city of Lijiang, hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, discover the land of Shangri-la and finish your tour in Kunming, the spring city.

From $2507 Check Details

Tibet Potala Palace Visit

15 Days China Tour with Tibet Discovery & Panda Visit

Shanghai / Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin / Chengdu / Lhasa / Xian / Beijing

This best-selected China tour is all about give you the best impression of China. Roam around various royal palaces to see the unique wooden architecture in China. Hold your breath when you climb on the Great Wall or tour the Terracotta Warriors to understand the defense and funerary culture of the imperial China. Make a close contact with the precious cute Giant Panda. Be awed by the holy Buddhism culture and magnificent Potala Palace in Lhasa. Enjoy the most beautiful hills and waters in Guilin.

From $2840 Check Details

Top 6 Shanghai China Tours for 2023

Mama and Baby of Panda

10 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Panda Fun

Shanghai / Chengdu / Xian / Beijing

In this 10-day tour, you’ll be face-to-face with not only the adorable giant pandas, but also the grand representative architectures, real lifestyle and customs of local folks…feel relaxed and ease yourselves into the rhythm of every day journey in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian and Beijing.

From $1719 Check Details

Wuzhen Water Town West Night Scenery

10 Days China Golden Triangle Plus Hangzhou Paradise Tour

Shanghai / Wuzhen / Hangzhou / Xian / Beijing

This 10 days' China tour has collected the best classical destinations for you in a single trip. You start your vacation from Shanghai, the blend of West and East, to picturesque city Hangzhou, then make a memorable stop at the ancient capital Xian, and lastly finish your vacation in Beijing, the most popular travel destination in China.

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West Lake Sunset at Changqiao Park

8 Days Shanghai Hangzhou Beijing Highlights Tour by High Speed Train

Shanghai / Hangzhou / Beijing

To race across the incredible China on the reliable, speedy and comfortable high speed railways from the fashionable Shanghai to imperial Beijing, via the heavenly city of Hangzhou. Start your bullet train adventure form Shanghai, then take a bullet train to the heavenly city - Hangzhou where you will cruise leisurely on the picturesque West Lake and enjoy a cup of famous Longji tea. Next, you will take another bullet train to Beijing to visit the world-famous Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace… The Most exciting thing will be the Great Wall hiking. Enjoy the adventure now!

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Dujiangyan Panda Love Feeding Experience

14 Days China Panda Volunteer Tour with Tibet Discovery

Shanghai / Chengdu / Lhasa / Xian / Beijing

Set off on a comprehensive adventure with great PANDA volunteer fun and TIBET discovery! In this 14-day tour, you will not only explore the iconic sights in China’s golden triangle cities - Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, join in meaningful panda volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base to do interesting interactive activities, but also feel the spirit of Tibetan Buddhism on the Roof of the World.

From $2,745 Check Details

Yangtze River Cruise

14 Days Essential China & Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Guilin / Yangshuo / Xian / Beijing

You will literally be impressed after spending 14 days on this all-around China tour. With a focus on historic and cultural splendors and the most breathtaking natural sceneries, including 3 days cruising on China's longest and most spectacular river where also locates numerous historic and cultural relics and modern man-made marvels along its way.

From $2239 Check Details

Zhangye Danxia Geopark - the Rainbow Mountains

10 Days Legendary Silk Road Tour from Shanghai

Shanghai / Xian / Zhangye / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

As the fast growing of the networks of both flights and high speed railways, you can now easily travel from Shanghai to the highlighting part of the Silk Road - Zhangye, Jiayuguan and Dunhuang (can extend to Turpan, Urumqi and Kashgar). The most recommended itinerary is: Shanghai – Xian – Zhangye – Jiayuguan – Dunhuang in which you can explore the history, culture and food of the ancient Silk Road, also marvel at tremendous landscapes of desert, Gobi, rainbow mountain, Yardang landform which you can only see in the wild northwestern China.

From $1705 Check Details

In-depth China Tours from Shanghai

Below are the top-rated packages especially designed for you who’d like to start your China tour from Shanghai. The journeys we offer are all full service: tours, domestic flights, transfer, hotels, some local style meals, personal guides & drivers...to deliver you a worry free China tour at a lower local price!

Chona from Philippines - Tianzi Mountain Pillar Forest

15 Days China Splendors Tour with Avatar Zhangjiajie

Shanghai / Zhangjiajie / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Xian / Beijing

From Shanghai, one of the top gateways of China, we are taking you to the top destinations to fully explore the splendors of China, like Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yangtze River, Terracotta Warriors, Forbidden City and Great Wall and more. Many awesome activities and experience is covered in this tour. Just come with us to see all the splendors of China!

From $2244 Check Details

Visit Mutianyu Great Wall

17 Days China Yangtze Tour with Tibet & Giant Panda Visit

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Chengdu / Lhasa / Xian / Beijing

Take a journey like no other. This 17-day tour offers you a chance to see the classical historical and cultural sights, and also admire the breathtaking scenery of this beautiful country. You are in the rhythm of a graceful melody feeling the authenticity, enthusiasm and magnificence China has to offer. It should be once-in-a-lifetime experience! Why not go right now?

From $2,855 Check Details

Xiapu Xiaohao Village

12 Days China Xiapu Mudflats Xiamen Tulou Coastal Tour by Bullet Train

Shanghai / Hangzhou / Putuoshan / Xiapu / Xiamen / HK

12 days’ relaxing, interesting and scenic China coastal tour by the modern, fast and comfortable CRH bullet trains. You will visit colossal Shanghai first, then take a bullet train to Hangzhou, known for its beautiful West Lake, then visit Putuoshan, the holy land for Buddhist pilgrims. The train journey then take you into Fujian Province where you will first spend two days at Xiapu to do some photography of the incredible mudflats, stunning sunrise and sunset, picturesque fishing villages, then move on to Xiamen to see the spectacular Tulou homes - the earth buildings of local Hakka people.

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The Bund: Famous “Exhibition of the World's Architecture”

19 Days Grand China Tour with Inspiring Experience

Shanghai / Suzhou / Zhouzhuang / Shanghai / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longsheng / Chengdu / Lhasa / Xian / Beijing

This 19-day wide-ranging tour has China’s top seven destinations covered, stretching from the Eastern China, Southern China, Western China and Northern China, with time to soak up all the sights and get all-sided acquaintance on China. It features both breathtaking natural landscape far from the madding crowd and authentic cultural and active experiences, bringing you closer to extraordinary sites, the local people and their way of life…Please remember, the tour is yours which can be customized as you like!

From $3,498 Check Details

Need more choices for your China tour?

On one hand, if you just want a short stay in & around Shanghai, the 2~9 days Shanghai China tours like Shanghai Beijing Tours, Yangtze River Delta Tours, Shanghai Suzhou Hangzhou Tours, Shanghai Huangshan Tours will save you more time and money.

On the other hand, besides Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong are the other perfect cities to start a China trip. Get inspired and delighted by our handpicked top itineraries now!

  • China Tour from Beijing
  • China Tour from Chengdu
  • China Tour from Hong Kong

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