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Shanghai Tours and Travels

About Shanghai

Just the mere mention of ‘Shanghai’ conjures up mystery, romance and general decadence. Pre–1949 cosmopolitan Shanghai was a magnet for seekers of wealth, idle colonialists, explorers and the dispossessed. The city’s oddities were due to the unusual circumstances of the city’s existence. Written into the Treaty of Nanjing was the notion of extraterritoriality, which translated as foreign nationals not being bound by Chinese law, but rather by the laws of their own consuls. Basically anything went. Until 1949 foreigners dominated commerce, banking and industry, amassing huge fortunes and transforming the landscape of foreign concessionary sections of Shanghai.

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Shanghai Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Shanghai

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Warriors & Dragons

8 days FROM $1,799
Great Wall of China | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Great Wall & Warriors

9 days FROM $1,989
Dragon boat racing | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Dragon Boat Festival

9 days FROM $2,079
Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

China For Teens

9 days FROM $1,989
Chengdu Pandas | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Great Wall & Pandas

11 Days FROM $3,699
Longman Grotto by boat in Louyang | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Chinese Checkers

11 days FROM $2,349
Dragon's Backbone | Longsheng | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Beyond the City Walls

12 days FROM $3,429
View of the city | Hong Kong | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Hutongs to Hong Kong

13 days FROM $3,099
Lijiang River | ChinaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Fine China

13 days FROM $3,339
Canals of Suzhou | China	Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Mandarin Sunrise

15 days FROM $2,999
President 8 Cruiser | Yangtze River | China	Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Yin and Yangtze

15 days FROM $3,429
The Bund | Shanghai | ChinaTailored To Suit You

Shanghai Visa Free

3 days FROM $679
The Bund | Shanghai | ChinaTailored To Suit You

Eye on Shanghai

5 days FROM $999
Garden in Suzhou | ChinaTailored To Suit You

Postcard from China

10 days FROM $2,539
The Forbidden City | Beijing | ChinaTailored To Suit You

Lucky 8 City Break

8 days FROM $2,049
Giant pandas | ChinaTailored To Suit You

Classic China & Chengdu

12 Days FROM $3,499
The Great Wall of China | China	Tailored To Suit You

Totally China

18 days FROM $5,569
View from the Bund | Shanghai | ChinaTailored To Suit You

Sensational Shanghai

1 day FROM $349
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Shanghai Hotels

If you are planning a Shanghai holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Astor House Hotel Shanghai

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Astor is a beautiful hotel, architecturally striking and stylishly furnished rooms. Established in 1857 the building is neo-classic Baroque in style, epitomising the history of Shanghai. The guestrooms are bright and spacious with modern amenities.

Shanghai Paradise Hotel Shanghai

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Paradise is a smart, modern hotel with comfortable and good-sized rooms with internet access. Facilities include elegant restaurants serving Shanghai cuisine and French food, a well-equipped business centre and fitness centre.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Other Places to Visit in China

Central China

East China

North China

South China

West China

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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