Full Day Tour of Shanghai from Beijing by Air

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in Beijing
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Tour description

Make the most of your time with this Shanghai day tour from Beijing. You will visit the beautiful Yuyuan Gardens, walk the Old town, explore the Huangpu river by cruise, and get a bird's eye view of Shanghai at the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Meet your driver at the lobby of your hotel in Beijing city Centre and be transferred to Beijing airport to take your flight to Shanghai. When you arrive at Shanghai airport, you will meet your guide at the arrivals hall holding a board with your name. Then you will be ready to start this exciting tour in Shanghai. First you will visit Yuyuan Gardens, which used to be a wealthy Chinese family’s traditional private garden in the Ming & Qing Dynasties over 400 years ago. The name of the garden can be translated as the Garden of Happiness from Shanghainese, and is the city’s most famous traditional garden. After exploring the Yuyuan Garden, you will spend some time wandering through the markets and bazaars of Shanghai’s Old Town. This is the perfect opportunity to get souvenir shopping done while soaking up the atmosphere of old Shanghai. Then we will bring you to board your Huangpu River Cruise. The cruise offers an extraordinary view of the Bund and its promenade, which are landmarks of Shanghai’s 9th century struggle to reclaim a waterfront from the blogs of this river, which originates in nearby Tai Lake. After your cruise, you will have a traditional noodle dish for lunch, followed by a walk along the wide boulevard of the Bund, lined with impressive neo-classical buildings, dating back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Lastly, you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, where you can get a vision of Shanghai’s exciting future and see a scale model of the inner city including the World Expo site and further developments that have been planned up to 2020. The whole five floors hall will take you on a journey from Colonial Shanghai, and explain the ambitious plans of Shanghai's urban planners. You will then be transferred to the Shanghai airport to take the flight back to Beijing. A driver will pick you up at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a board with your name and you will be transferred to your hotel in Beijing city center.

What's included

  • Local English-speaking guide in Shanghai
  • Round-way flight tickets E-class
  • Entrance fees to sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned vechile
  • Beijing Hotel pickup and drop-off 

What's not included

  • Additional drinks and snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • All entrance fees included
  • Round-trip airfares
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience