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Holidays in Shanghai

Embrace every side of China’s largest city on holidays in Shanghai. An exciting blend of east and west, modernism and tradition. Where 24-hour nightlife and fantastic shopping meet charming gardens and ancient architecture - reminiscent of “old china”.

The face of modern China, this booming metropolis dazzles visitors with its insatiable appetite for cutting-edge technology and design. You’ll be blown away by the towering skyscrapers and enticed by the unique oriental charm. View the Huangpu River and magnificent cityscape of The Bund from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Or watch the neon lights flicker as you dance the night away at one of the world’s highest hotels. Enjoy incredible shopping on the Nanjing Road, or explore the labyrinth of alleyways off Taikang Road, which are brimming with art galleries, coffee bars and antique shops.

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Sightseeing in Shanghai

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Shanghai hop-on hop-off tour.

See Shanghai's highlights on this hop-on hop-off tour. Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Nanpu Bridge, the Bund, Jing'an Temple, Xintiandi, the People's Plaza and more. Your pass is valid on all three routes and you can hop off at any of the 22 stops to explore attractions by foot. Your 2-day pass includes a Huangpu River cruise and admission to the Jin Mao Tower observation deck. Based on the attractions you want to see, choose the Shanghai City Tour (red route), Temple Tour (green route) and Pudong Tour (blue route).

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Best of Shanghai day tour including Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund.

See all the main sites of Shanghai, 'Paris of the Orient'. This fully-guided coach tour includes lunch as well as entry into the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Bund and Bund History Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery, a silk factory and Xin Tian Di, Shanghai's entertainment district.

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Chinese acrobats and Shanghai evening tour.

This evening tour begins with an astounding performance by the Shanghai Acrobatics School & Troupe. If you have never experienced a world-class acrobatics show, this is a must-see event. After the show, you will travel by coach to catch a magical view of Shanghai at night. Your evening tour includes a visit to People’s Square, the city lights along the Bund, and the French Concession District. The final stop is Xin Tian Di, a chic restaurant, pub and boutique area.

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Huangpu river cruise and Bund city lights evening tour of Shanghai.

The Bund is the cultural section of Shanghai that best represents the blending of ancient and modern influences. This renowned waterfront district is the city's most famous landmark. Your guided evening tour starts with an evening cruise on the Huangpu River, which divides the Bund into two sections, Pu Dong and Pu Xi. After the cruise, you will walk along the Bund to the historically famous Peace Hotel, followed by a trolley tour to enjoy the magnificent night view of Nanjing Road.

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Shanghai half day morning or afternoon sightseeing tour.

A guided sightseeing tour of Shanghai is a must for anyone visiting China's most modern city. Depending on your preferences you can choose from a morning or an afternoon half-day city sightseeing tour. Discover the 'must-see' sights such as Jade Buddha Temple, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery and Shanghai Museum on the morning tour or The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, a silk mill and Shanghai's entertainment district on the afternoon tour.

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Shanghai weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • 15°Apr
  • 20°May
  • 24°Jun
  • 29°Jul
  • 29°Aug
  • 24°Sep
  • 19°Oct
  • 13°Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
  • 39
  • 59
  • 81
  • 102
  • 115
  • 152
  • 128
  • 133
  • 156
  • 61
  • 51
  • 35
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 4
  • 4
  • 5
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6
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  • 5
  • 5

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