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Most Popular Day Trips From Shanghai

While Shanghai offers a lot in the way of a big city, it lacks the depth of Chinese ancient cultural, historical sights and green areas that cities like Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou and Hangzhou offer. After a busy trip in crowded Shanghai, a few places nearby the metropolis can offer you a different experience for weekend trips and help you to relax from the hustle and bustle of city life. Shanghai Private Tour chooses the best weekend getaways from Shanghai, all tailored for that one or two day weekend break. And luckily, traveling from Shanghai to the places nearby is simple, with five railway stations and a highly developed intercity bus system. You don’t even need to take time off of work to have a great vacation. Just hours away from the city is everything you could hope for in a day trip.

Suzhou - Admire the Most Elegant Gardens, Across the Traditional Bridges
The over-quoted Chinese saying, "In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou" (shang you tiantang, xia you suhang)." And yes, Suzhou definitely lives up to this saying. Located just a 23 minute train ride from Shanghai, Suzhou makes for the perfect day trip. China’s most elegant ancient private gardens with ingenious design, exquisite beauty and splendid architecture are all located in Suzhou. You will understand the local people’s elegance and wisdom via these gardens. The Grand Canal which passes through vibrates the city and creates a prosperous view of “Oriental Venice". It’s one of the prettiest and romantic destinations not only within a stone’s throw of Shanghai but in the whole of China!

The Most Popular Suzhou Tours From Shanghai

One Day Suzhou Classic Tour From Shanghai By Train

Duration:10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No. 1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:Suzhou is one of the nearest tourism and leisure cities to Shanghai,known for its canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens.With your personal tour guide, wander at Chinese classic garden-- Lingering Garden, explore the Hanshan Temple’s charm, admire Panmen gate to learn the profound history of Suzhou, take a pleasant stroll down ancient street, see how silk made in to products can not missed as well.

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From $95 p/p
Suzhou Half Day City Tour with Extension to Tongli Water Town from Shanghai by Train

Duration:9 hours

Attractions(Cities):The Master of Nets Garden, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Suzhou is noted as one of two heavenly cities on earth, there are so many gardens and beautiful attractions to explore in Suzhou.Enjoy Suzhou highlights on this half-day tour in Suzhou, then visit the symbol of water town in southern China-Tongli water tow,enjoying the advantageous location of being surrounded by water and linked by old stone bridges...

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From $106 p/p
Suzhou Garden Exploration Day Tour From Shanghai By Train

Duration:8-10 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of Nets Garden, Surging Wave Pavilion, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill

Tour Style:Suzhou is an ideal destination for people who love Chinese architectures, as Suzhou is famous throughout China for its classical gardens. Enjoy a 7-hours tour from Shanghai discover the most famous garden of Suzhou, including the visit to Humble Administrator's Garden, you'll know why the art of the Humble Administrator's Garden has a prominent position in the history of China's garden creation, appreciate the architectural splendor of Mater of Nets Garden, Visit Surging Wave Pavilion to feel the tranquil beauty and special elements for gardens, you'll also learn silk culture in-depth and to see how the silk made into fabric.

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From $117 p/p
Full Day Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Shanghai By Train

Duration:8-10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang's Twin Bridges, Zhouzhuang's Old Drama Stage, Zhang House, Shen House

Tour Style:Zhouzhuang is a small town in the south of the Yangtze River, is known as the "No.1 water town in China" and one of the first AAAAA scenic spots in China.Follow our professional guide go into Zhouzhuang, and feel the famous water town for its unique human history and natural landscape.This trip provides private shuttle service for the most comfortable travel experience.

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From $105 p/p
Suzhou Private Tour of Rickshaw Ride and Grand Canal Ride from Shanghai

Duration:8-10 hours

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Take Riskshaw, Private Boat Cruise on Grand Canal, Shantang Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory

Tour Style:Suzhou is not only famous for its classic gardens, but also more representative cultural heritages. Follow our professional guide, take a boat tour of the longest Beijing and Hangzhou Grand Canal in China, and experience the most primitive means of transportation in Suzhou City - rickshaw. Taking the high-speed rail from Shanghai to Suzhou will also be an excellent experience, including hotel transfers.

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From $98 p/p
3 Days In-Depth Suzhou Essence Tour with Tongli Water Town from Shanghai

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Humble Administrator’s Garden, Suzhou Museum, Panmen Gate, Pingjiang Historic Street, Kun Opera Musuem, Tiger Hill, The Master of Nets Garden, Boat Ride on Grand Canal, No.1 Suzhou Silk Mill, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Book a Suzhou tour taking you to explore the chinese classic gardens and tranquil city life in Suzhou with our suzhou tour guide.

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From $210 p/p
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Hangzhou - A Green city with 66.8% of forest cover, West Lake and Green Tea
Hangzhou may be a city of over 9 million people, but going there really feels like a true getaway. The atmosphere is much quieter and refreshing than Shanghai. Hangzhou has been one of the most popular and a lifetime tourist destinations in China for several decades. And it's easy to understand why. Visited by Marco Polo in 1290, the Italian traveler marveled at Hangzhou's beauty. At the center of this historic town that once served as the capital of the Song dynasty is the West Lake or Xi Hu. Relatively untouched by modern architecture, the whole of the lake offers views on the wooded hills around the city, pagodas, and temples. Rent a boat and watch the sunset or the surrounding hills, crossing traditional bridges and pavilions along the way.Culture Trip recommends taking a bus or car to the outskirts of the city to see the unique tea terraces and miles and miles of untouched landscapes. You can also learn the history of Hangzhou by admiring the music and light show Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, which is performed on the West Lake.

The Most Popular Hangzhou Tours From Shanghai

Hangzhou Private Day Tour of serenity,nature,and history from Shanghai By Train

Duration:8-10 hours

Attractions(Cities):The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

Tour Style:Discover the treasures of Hangzhou on a private full-day trip includes visits to West Lake and Dragon Well Tea Plantation to learn about the tea-making process, visit the Guo's gaden to see how the local people enjoy their life in Hangzhou since Hangzhou was chosen as the most liveable city in China...And visit the Hangzhou CBD will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center.

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From $105 p/p
Ultimate Hangzhou Private Tour From Shanghai By Train

Duration:8-10 hours

Attractions(Cities):The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Anmanfayun Village, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street

Tour Style:A Hangzhou Day Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train. Ride on a bullet train form Shanghai to Hangzhou,spending all your time at the most attractive places in Hangzhou.

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From $110 p/p
Hangzhou Day Tour With Impression West Lake Show From Shanghai By Train

Duration:10 Hours

Attractions(Cities):The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show

Tour Style:Hangzhou is one of China’s top domestic tourism destinations, as well as a popular weekend daytrip from other Yangtze Delta cities.To Chinese,the city of Hangzhou, a budget airline hub that’s under an hour from Shanghai by bullet train, encapsulates the cultured, artistic leisure of China’s Song Dynasty Golden Age and life south of the Yangtze. To the relatively few Westerners who visit, Hangzhou feels like bottled essence of China.

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From $125 p/p
Skip the Line: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour from Shanghai By Train With First Class Seat

Duration:8-10 Hours

Attractions(Cities):West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Longjing Imperial Tea Garden

Tour Style:Traveling Hangzhou from Shanghai by bullet train is a new and fashion way for visitors at present. Hangzhou is noted as the capital of Tea in China and it's endowed with picturesque West Lake, green tea plantation, and lakeside temples. If you are a tea lover and want to learn the tea culture and admire the highlights of Hangzhou in the most hassel-free way possible, this SKIP-THE-LINE guided tour will help you avoid the long lines at each spot and head straight inside with your personal guide. All entrance fees, round way train tickets, typical Hangzhou lunch, bottled water, whole day transfer service, English speaking tour guide and driver are included.

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From $140 p/p
Two Days Hangzhou Classic Tour Package With Impression Westlake Show from Shanghai

Duration:2 Days 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing At Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple,P

Tour Style:Hangzhou is a place worth staying for one night or more that. This two days Hangzhou Classic Tour with Impression West Lake Show in the best tour in Hangzhou for your choice.

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From $180 p/p
Hangzhou Classic Day Tour with Alibaba Company Visiting From Shanghai

Duration:8-10 hours

Attractions(Cities):The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Alibaba Company Visiting,Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

Tour Style:So many visitors to Hangzhou focus only on the city’s majestic past. On this private day tour, discover not only the classic vistas but a side of Hangzhou tourists rarely see: its modern, vibrant business districts. Begin with the traditional West Lake cruise, Guo Garden tour, and tea village lunch. Then admire Qianjiang New Town’s dramatic skyline and the spectacular latticework HQ of Chinese tech titan Alibaba.

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From $120 p/p
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Huangshan - Enjoy picturesque view of Mt.Huangshan; Disciver Hidden History
Huangshan is reputed for breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritages as a region with a long history and splendid cultures. The magnificent landscapes has long bee the subject of thousands of traditional Chinese paintings. "No mountain is worth seeing after a trip to Huangshan Mountain". Mt. Huangshan in Huangshan city has almost all the unique features that a mountain could have, you'll find the essence of China's stunning natural beauty through oddly-shaped pines, rock formations, the sea of clouds and its hot springs. The Hongcun Village and Xidi Village can bring you back to the elegant China hundreds of years ago, it not only presents a tranquil image with Hui architecture, also offers a perfect escape from the bustling city and a chance to discover tradition, slow paced life of the locals.

The Most Popular Huangshan Tours From Shanghai

2 Days Huangshan Classic Tour From Shanghai By Train

Duration:2 Days 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Tunxi Old Street, Hongcun Village, Mt.Huangshan

Tour Style:Huangshan Scenic Area is a must for those who want to experience the real beauty of China. Now the opening of high-speed railway makes it more convenient to go to Huangshan from Shanghai. Its beautiful scenery, characteristic ancient villages, ancient streets and unique rural culture are all indispensable for nature and humanity lovers.Join this trip and take the high-speed rail from Shanghai to Huangshan, including private hotel transfer service.

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From $119 p/p
3 Days Mt.Huangshan Essential Tour From Shanghai By Train

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):MT.Huangshan, Hongcun Village, Tunxi Ancient Street.

Tour Style:Discover the best of Huangshan during this 3-day guided tour to top highlights. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, explore the picturesque scenery on Mt. Huangshan, which is suitable for visit all seasons, people will see different scenery from Spring to Winter; Visit one of the ancient Chinese rural villages--Hongcun Village; stroll along the Tunxi Ancient Street, you will get enough scope to explore the culture, tradition and lifestyle of Huangshan city and China Hui Culture.

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From $198 p/p
3 Days Huangshan Hiking Package Tour with Huizhou Culture From Shanghai by Bullet Train

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):MT.Huangshan, Huizhou Ancient Town, Tunxi Old Street

Tour Style: This 3-day Huangshan private tour has packed the best of Huangshan, let you avoid arranging your own transport, accomodation and itinerary. Following your local guide, go hiking on the famous Mt. Huangshan to get the breathtaking scenerary and enjoy the amazing sunset & sunrise view on the top of mountain. What's more, you'll get a deeper understanding about Chinese architecture and Hui Culture by visiting Huizhou Ancient Town and Tunxi Ancient Street. With the spendid view and profound culture, you will not willing to miss Huangshan when you travel to China.

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From $260 p/p
3 Days Private Suzhou Huangshan Tour From Shanghai by Bullet Train

Duration:3 Days, 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Street, Suzhou No.1 SilK Mill, Huangshan Mountain, Tunxi Ancient Street

Tour Style:This 3 Days Suzhou Huangshan Scenic Tour is definitely a lifetime travel experience trip. You will not only visit the Chinese classic gardens, historical sites of Suzhou, the heaven on earth, also explore amazing essence of Huangshan Mountain, one of the most impressive scenic highlights in China that noted for its lofty peaks and steep valleys. Just come and join us.

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From $245 p/p
All Inclusive 4-Day Huangshan Tour with Hongcun & Xidi Ancient Villages From Shanghai

Duration:4 Days, 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):MT.Huangshan, Hongcun, Xidi Village, Tunxi Ancient Street, Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory

Tour Style:Huangshan is reputed for its breakthtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage. It's very easily reached from Shanghai. Make the best of your time in Huangshan to explore all the top attractions on this 4-day customizeble Huangshan tour from Shanghai. With your knowledgeable guide, admire the stunning peaks of the Mt. Huangshan and enjoy the natural wonders including legendary pines and picturesque rocks, etc; Marvel at Hongcun & Tunxi ancient village, shopping on Tunxi Ancient Street and much more!

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From $298 p/p
Hassel-Free 4-Day Huangshan Sightseeing Private Tour From Shanghai

Duration:4 Days 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Tunxi Old Street, MT.Huangshan,Shexian County, Xidi Village

Tour Style:Huangshan has become a popular tourist city and features for Mt. Huangshan, which is widely believed as the most beautiful mountain in China. On this private guided tour with your knowledgeable guide, you will not only explore its unusual granite mountain, Huangshan by round way cable car to appreciate the amazing scenery, but visit the ancient villages including Xidi Village, Shexian County and much more. Your'll turly enjoy the nature and experience brilliant Chinese culture.

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From $330 p/p
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Tour from Shanghai - For leisure, history, culture and breathtaking mountain view
Shanghai is surround by quite a few tourist cities, with amazing beauty. Besides the thriving metropolis of Shanghai, you should never miss to visit these fantastic cities nearby, such as picturesque Hangzhou, graceful Suzhou, historical Nanjing, beautiful Wuxi and breathtaking view of Mt. Huangshan, not to mention a number of delicate water towns in the region, revealing the unique charm of the Orient. All of them are worth for visiting all the year. Bullet train or High Speed train makes these cities nearby easily reach from Shanghai. Shanghai Private Tour select some most popular tour packages from Shanghai recommended by 98% of clients. All our tours below are private tours with professional English speaking guide, private car service, experienced driver, entrance fees. We also can customze a tour package for your family or yourself.

The Most Popular Tour Package From Shanghai

3 Days Hangzhou and Wuzhen Water Town Highlights Tour Package from Shanghai

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake), Guo Garden, China National Tea Museum, Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Six Harmonies Pagoda, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing At Flower Pond...

Tour Style:Explore all the top attractions on this 3-day customized private Hangzhou tour, it's very easy to access by bullet train from Shanghai. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you'll see both authentic local culture and fascinating landscape.

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From $150 p/p
2 Days Suzhou and Hangzhou Heaven Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The Lingering Garden, Panmen Gate, Hanshan Temple, Pingjiang Historic Street, Suzhou No.1 Silk Mill, West Lake,Guo Garden,Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

Tour Style:Take in the highlights of beautiful Suzhou and Hangzhou on a private 2-day tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train is perfect for travelers who are limited on time. Accompanied by your local expert guides, explore the stunning scenery and numerous historical and cultural heritage, let your journey deep into Chinese amzing history, culture and nature.

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From $130 p/p
5 Days Hangzhou & Suzhou Heavenly Tour from Shanghai by High Speed Train

Duration:5 Days, 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Hangzhou: Westlake, Lingyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda, Longjing Tea Village... Suzhou:Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:"Above there is heaven, below are Suzhou and Hangzhou." This 5-day private tour from Shanghai will help you burst through the language barrier and get the absolute most out of Hangzhou and Suzhou with a priavte vehicle. You will not only enjoy the tranquil west lake and beautiful scenery, learn about the history, admire Chinese classic gardens and get an insight of their people. What a wonderful tour experience you'll had!

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From $340 p/p
6 Days Hangzhou and Huangshan Highlight Tour from Shanghai by High-Speed Train

Duration:6 Days 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Hanghou, Huangshan, Qiandaohu

Tour Style:This 6 Days Tour from Shanghai has combined famed Hangzhou, known as the paradise on earth, Mt.Huangshan, the world heritage of Hongcun and take a boat cruise on natural wonders- thousand islands lake (Qiandao Lake),a beautiful lake with 1078 islets showing different views in different seasons.

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From $600 p/p
6 Days Huangshan Jingdezhen & Wuyuan Essence Highlight Tour from Shanghai

Duration:6 Days 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Huangshan, Shexian County, Jingdezhen, Wuyuan

Tour Style:Huangshan, Wuyuan and Jingdezhen are tourist attractions with Chinese rural characteristics. Bring you far from the busy city, enjoy a six-day trip to the countryside.

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From $480 p/p
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