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Best Guided Tours in Shanghai, China

  1. Shanghai: 3-Hour Local Food Tasting Tour | GetYourGuide
  2. Shanghai: 3-Hour Local Food Tasting Tour | GetYourGuide

    Take a 3-hour food tour of Shanghai's Yunnan Road and sample more than 15 typical Shanghai dishes. Check out the best dumpling soup in the city, then head to a dessert shop to satisfy your sweet tooth.


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  3. Shanghai: Xintiandi, CCP Museum and French Concession Tour | GetYourGuide
  4. Shanghai: Xintiandi, CCP Museum and French Concession Tour | GetYourGuide

    Experience the Xintiandi and the former French Concession on a private walking tour led by an expert local guide. Take a look at the history of the CCP.


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  5. Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour | GetYourGuide
  6. Su Zhou and Zhou Zhuang Water Village Day Tour | GetYourGuide

    A full-day excursion from Shanghai takes you to two attractive traditional towns to experience the best of China's provinces. These small and historic towns are an excellent place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. A round-trip hotel shuttle is included in the room rate.


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  7. Shanghai: 3.5-Hour Old Shanghai City Tour | GetYourGuide
  8. Shanghai: 3.5-Hour Old Shanghai City Tour | GetYourGuide

    Observe Shanghai's changing landscape on a three-and-a-half-hour trip that visits neighborhoods where locals can be seen playing cards on the street corners and strolling through the alleys in their pajamas. Xintiandi, a trendy neighborhood in the city, is well worth a visit.


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  9. Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Tour from Shanghai | GetYourGuide
  10. Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Tour from Shanghai | GetYourGuide

    If you've ever wanted to visit the "Venice of the East," this 5-hour private tour to Zhujiajiao is for you! Take a train out of Shanghai and head to a historic city on the fringes. Take a boat trip through the rivers in order to get a better view of the old residences.


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  11. Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum | GetYourGuide
  12. Shanghai Day Tour: Yu Yuan Gardens and the Shanghai Museum | GetYourGuide

    Explore Shanghai's finest attractions! Full-day tours immerse you in the city's culture.


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  13. Shanghai: City Lights and Huangpu River Cruise Night Tour | GetYourGuide
  14. Shanghai: City Lights and Huangpu River Cruise Night Tour | GetYourGuide

    You'll have a chance to see Shanghai's nightlife up close and personal during this nighttime tour. To see Shanghai's ever-expanding skyline, take an evening sail on the Huangpu River and visit Lujiazui.

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  15. From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Fast Train | GetYourGuide
  16. From Shanghai: Suzhou Private Full-Day Trip by Fast Train | GetYourGuide

    Suzhou Garden, silk history, and the Grand Canal will all be covered on this private day trip to Suzhou (a must-see in Suzhou.)


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  17. From Shanghai: Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Town with Boat Ride | GetYourGuide
  18. From Shanghai: Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Town with Boat Ride | GetYourGuide

    Suzhou and Zhouzhuang, two ancient cities rich in history and beauty, are perfect for a day trip. Check out the Grand Canal, the Master of Nets Garden, and more while you're in Suzhou. Then, take a ride on a Chinese-style boat around the canals of Zhouzhuang.


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  19. Shanghai: Zhujiajiao UNESCO Water Town Afternoon Tour | GetYourGuide
  20. Shanghai: Zhujiajiao UNESCO Water Town Afternoon Tour | GetYourGuide

    Learn about Zhujiajiao, China's oldest and best-guarded water town. As you stroll around the village, take in the stunning vistas of the canals and rivers.


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  21. Full-Day Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour and Huangpu River Cruise | GetYourGuide
  22. Full-Day Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour and Huangpu River Cruise | GetYourGuide

    Shanghai's Venice, the best-preserved of the historic settlements, is well worth a trip. A Huangpu River boat at night offers spectacular views of the city.


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  23. Private Day Tour to Wuxi Lingshan Grand Buddha and Tai Lake | GetYourGuide
  24. Private Day Tour to Wuxi Lingshan Grand Buddha and Tai Lake | GetYourGuide

    This private day tour includes a visit to the world's largest bronze Buddha and China's third-largest freshwater lake. For those who want to learn about Chinese Buddhism and the way fisherman live, this tour is for you. In addition, there is a vegetarian buffet at the temple.

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  25. Shanghai Eat Like A Local Night Food Tour | GetYourGuide
  26. Shanghai Eat Like A Local Night Food Tour | GetYourGuide

    Prepare yourself for the most delectable culinary tour in Shanghai. Family-owned eateries serving regional food can be found off of the beaten tourist path after the sun goes down.


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  27. Zhouzhuang: Half Day Tour with Zhang Hall and Shen Hall | GetYourGuide
  28. Zhouzhuang: Half Day Tour with Zhang Hall and Shen Hall | GetYourGuide

    Explore Zhouzhuang, China's most famous water village, and learn about its architecture and history. Explore the old Zhang Hall and Shen Hall, and then enjoy a gorgeous boat ride through the town to see it from a new perspective.


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  29. Shanghai: Craft Beer Tasting in Former French Concession | GetYourGuide
  30. Shanghai: Craft Beer Tasting in Former French Concession | GetYourGuide

    Come to Shanghai's former French Concession and try an abundance of artisan beers while you experience the city's vibrant nightlife! Enjoy Shanghai-style dumplings and three of the greatest local beers on a crawl through the Chinese middle class.


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  31. Shanghai: Private Tour of the Shanghai Museum | GetYourGuide
  32. Shanghai: Private Tour of the Shanghai Museum | GetYourGuide

    Take a 3-hour tour of Shanghai Museum to see why it's the city's most beloved attraction. Discover more about Shanghai and China as you gaze in awe at the tens of thousands of ancient masterpieces.


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  33. Shanghai: Private 1-Way Airport Transfer | GetYourGuide
  34. Shanghai: Private 1-Way Airport Transfer | GetYourGuide

    Private one-way transportation is available from Shanghai's Pudong or Hongqiao airports to your accommodation. Arrive or depart in style with a luxurious ride.


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  35. Shanghai: Full Day Classic Bike Tour With an Authentic Lunch | GetYourGuide
  36. Shanghai: Full Day Classic Bike Tour With an Authentic Lunch | GetYourGuide

    Ride a bike through Shanghai's history and visit some of the city's most iconic landmarks. This 7-hour tour takes you from People's Square to Shanghai Museum along the Bund and on to the former French Concession of Shanghai.


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  37. Shanghai 3-Hour Afternoon Tea Tasting and Dessert Tour | GetYourGuide
  38. Shanghai 3-Hour Afternoon Tea Tasting and Dessert Tour | GetYourGuide

    Indulge in some traditional Chinese delicacies and learn about the art of afternoon tea. Try a variety of mooncakes from dessert stores on Huaihai Road.


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  39. Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour
  40. Zhujiajiao Water Town and Shanghai City Private Day Tour

    Save time without compromising on experience on this door-to-door private guided tour that visits Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and important Shanghai sights. First, visit the old lake village of Zhujiajiao by boat and foot, then eat a native lunch. Visit Shanghai's Yu Garden (16th century), the Bund (the waterfront), and the Shanghai Tower (the city's tallest building). Shanghai dinner is available as an upgrade option.

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  41. Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights
  42. Private Full-Day Tour: Shanghai Old and New Highlights

    A full-day private tour of Shanghai lets you explore the city's past and present at your own pace. Visit the Bund, the Ming-Dynasty Yu Garden, the Jade Buddha Temple, and the observation deck of one of Shanghai's tallest skyscrapers with the help of a private guide. Depending on your budget and how you like to travel, you can choose to tour by private vehicle with lunch and some entrance fees included, or by private vehicle or public transportation without lunch and entrance fees.

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  43. Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train
  44. Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

    On this full-day tour of Hangzhou, you get to pick and choose what you want to see. See locations like Meijiawu Tea Village, Longjing Village, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, and Liuhe Pagoda with the guidance of your tour guide. At Lingyin Temple, Buddhist monks pray, and on Hefang Street, you can feed snakes. Tickets for the bullet train are included in the price of this package.

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  45. Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden
  46. Best of Shanghai Day Tour, including Jade Buddha Temple & Bund & Yuyuan Garden

    Take a full-day tour of Shanghai to get the most out of your time there. With a professional guide, you'll see all of the city's beautiful landmarks, including the Jade Buddha Temple, the Shanghai Museum, and the Yuyuan Garden, all while learning about the city's rich history and culture. A classic Chinese meal can be had while strolling along the Bund and the former French Concession.

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  47. Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai
  48. Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

    This Shanghai culinary tour will satisfy your craving for Chinese cuisine. Make your journey down the famed Yunnan Road, stopping at a number of popular restaurants along the route. Steamed buns, scallion oil noodles, parched chicken, and black vinegar soup dumplings are all traditional Shanghai meals. Inquire about the city's history and culture with the help of your knowledgeable guide. More than enough food for a full lunch is provided with the inclusion of all of the complimentary samples. Different tours can take you to see the best of Shanghai's culture both during the day and at night.

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  49. Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights
  50. Private Evening Tour: VIP Huangpu River Cruise and Shanghai Lights

    This private evening tour of Shanghai will take you to the French Concession and the Zig-Zag Bridge, two of the city's most popular nighttime attractions. Afterward, you can choose to be dropped off back at your hotel or to continue your evening out on the town after taking in city views from the VIP deck of a cruise along the Huangpu River.

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  51. Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train
  52. Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

    The dream-like splendor of West Lake contributed to Hangzhou's moniker as the "Heavenly City." This day trip from Shanghai takes you to Hangzhou's top attractions, such as the West Lake area and the Meijiawu Tea Farm, with a private guide. The trip includes transportation as well as upgrades for lunch and entrance fees.

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  53. Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai
  54. Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Village Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

    On this full-day tour to Suzhou and the Zhouzhuang Water Town, venture beyond Shanghai's municipal boundaries and experience two of the region's most picturesque places. Take a pleasant, air-conditioned coach ride to Suzhou, where you'll see the UNESCO-listed Master of Nets Garden, as well as the Grand Canal and other highlights. Then, go to the Zhouzhuang Water Town, where you’ll tour the centuries-old buildings and rivers by boat.

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  55. Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option
  56. Private Suzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train with All Inclusive Option

    Visit Suzhou, a lovely riverbank city known for its centuries-old heritage, on a day excursion from cosmopolitan Shanghai and unwind in small-town China. The trip involves a round-trip bullet train ticket. Upgrade your experience with an all-inclusive plan that includes a complimentary traditional Chinese lunch, a gorgeous boat ride along the Grand Canal, and a private rickshaw ride down history-packed Pingjiang Road.

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  57. Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour
  58. Flexible Private Shanghai Layover Tour

    Don’t spend your Shanghai stopover inside the airport; maximize your time in China and opt for a personalized and customizable sightseeing trip instead. You may see the Bund (Waitan), French Concession, and Yuyuan Garden in a short amount of time with this custom layover tour, designed just for you and your travel needs. Airport or hotel pickup and drop-off are included for added convenience.

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

    Explore Zhujiajiao with a private guide on this excursion from Shanghai. Travel through the narrow canals of the city on a boat with your personal tour guide and stop at the KeZhi Garden. This customized trip provides personalized attention and a flexible timetable.

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  61. Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town
  62. Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town

    From ancient carvings located under laundries to the 300-year-old Secluded Library (not open to the public), explore what lies behind the modern splendor of one of China’s largest and most multicultural cities on this private walking tour of Old Shanghai. Only your party and a private guide will get access to these off-the-beaten-path sights and historical landmarks, allowing you to gain a deeper appreciation for Shanghai's past as well as its present culture.

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  63. Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights
  64. Private Full-Day Tour: Incredible Shanghai Highlights

    Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this full-day private trip. Visit the Bund, the Yuyuan Garden, and the Shanghai Tower for bird's-eye views of the city. Plus, see the Confucius Temple, the former French Concession district, and experience a traditional tea ceremony. If you're traveling with three or fewer other people, consider taking public transportation (at your own expense) or investing in a private automobile.

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  65. Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour
  66. Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour

    If you're visiting Shanghai, don't waste time trying to figure out where to get a delicious dinner. This Shanghai cuisine tour takes you off the beaten path as the sun starts to drop, so you can enjoy some of the most genuine regional specialties of the city. Pop into family-run establishments and enjoy food, beer, and spirits well-liked by locals. Travel in a small group for a more intimate experience as you sample foods with a guide who also informs you about the city’s history and culture as you go.

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  67. All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour
  68. All-inclusive Customized Shanghai Layover Tour

    Make the most of your airport layover on this whirlwind guided tour of Shanghai—also well-suited to cruise liner guests. Tick off spectacular sights, from the cutting-edge Bund waterfront to the 400-year-old imperial gardens. If you've already seen the major attractions, you might like to check out the Propaganda Poster Art Center or the Jade Buddha Temple instead.

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What are guided tours?

Guided tours are all-inclusive group travel experiences often guided by a local travel guide and follow a set agenda for a particular tourist attraction or local activity. Several sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets for major tourist destinations, group day/night trips, food and wine tastings, and even airport transfers are available.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

Explore and experience your destination like a local.

Take in everything there is to offer! To get the most out of your vacation, research for guided tours ahead of time and while you’re there. Get a feel for where you’re going by spending time with the locals. Go in search of precious gems that have been buried!

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Pay the best possible price! To avoid being ripped off by dishonest tour agents during your vacation, book your guided tours ahead of time.

I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

With so many different guided tours to choose from, no matter what your budget is, you’re sure to find one that fits your needs.

Save time, and Get the most out of your trip.

Use every minute of your trip! Memories aren’t made while you wait in line. BOOK AHEAD and avoid the long lines at the world’s best places.

When you have a tour plan, you know exactly what you’re going to do each day, so you don’t have to worry about any disappointment.

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Spoilt for choices and not sure which guided tour to choose? Check out past reviews and decide on which activities suit you better.

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For the majority of guided tours, you can change your mind and cancel your ticket without incurring any fees up to 24 hours before the activity’s start date. This is really beneficial if your travel plans change at the last minute.

Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation

It’s great to meet folks from all around the world on your guided trips!

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending upon the city you are taking a trip to, there are practically any guide trips and activities for everyone. There are outdoor guided tours, water activities, Nature routes, Music celebrations, Local food trips, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems exploration, beer or red wine drinking and tasting tours, exclusive TV & Movies tours, romantic couple trips, children’ activities, trips to Parks and Gardens, Island expedition tours, visits well-known landmarks, Museum guided trips and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to check out to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & viewing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and concert halls, visit ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for leasing, helicopter rides, ferry tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, private yacht services and sailboat rental.