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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.

Everything went belly up in 1949, when Mao and the communists took to power and swept the good times and rock and roll away. A legacy of these heady times is Shanghai’s Bund where on and around this waterfront promenade are a vast series of grandiose pre-1949 buildings. After four decades of austerity, economic reforms implemented by Deng Xiaoping reawakened Shanghai. Just across the Huangpu River is the new Shanghai, a high-tech development of skyscrapers, the centrepiece of which is the rocket-shaped Oriental Pearl TV tower.

Top spots include Yu Gardens and Bazaar-Shanghai’s finest traditional garden, the Bund for colonial grandeur and Nanjing Road for shopping, Shanghai Museum for its mighty collection of relics, Pudong and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower for its stunning views, Jade Buddha Temple and the old French Concession area.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Shanghai, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
Warriors & Dragons
8 days FROM $1,899

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Take your little warriors on a Chinese Adventure. Climb the Great Wall, see giant pandas, walk with the ever marching terracotta army in Xi’an and discover modern Shanghai.

The Great Wall of China | China
Great Wall & Warriors
9 days FROM $2,149

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - both ancient and modern.

The Dragon Boat Festival | China
Dragon Boat Festival
9 days FROM $2,229

Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai and the Dragon Boat Festival in Suzhou. Warriors, walls, waterways and wontons. See the sights and taste the delights on our fantastic journey through China - including some Dragon Boat racing at the end!

Terracotta Warriors | Xi'an | China
China With Teens
9 days FROM $2,149

Climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling, explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, cruise the picturesque waterways of Suzhou and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.

Giant pandas | China
Great Wall & Pandas
11 Days FROM $3,549

Head south from Beijing's Forbidden City and the Great Wall of Badaling to Xi'an - home of the famous Terracotta Warriors, onwards to meet the beautiful Giant Pandas in Chengdu and finishing up in sizzling Shanghai!

The Longman Caves | Luoyang | China
Chinese Checkers
11 days FROM $2,529

A complete checker board of history, culture, sights & experiences. Jump from old Beijing and the expansive Great Wall to the mammoth carved statues at Longman's Caves, Suzhou - known as little Venice and 21st century Shanghai

The Dragon's Backbone | Longsheng | China
Beyond the City Walls
12 days FROM $3,849

Take the road less travelled from bustling Beijing to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, before discovering the striking limestone peaks of Guilin, the fascinating eclectic mix of minority groups in Yangshuo and Longsheng’s incredible Dragons Backbone.

Traditional Junk Boat | Hong Kong | China
Hutongs to Hong Kong
13 days FROM $3,199

Take a rickshaw through Beijing’s happening hutongs and climb the magnificent Great Wall, visit Longman Grottoes, the Terracotta Warriors and futuristic Shanghai. Top off this classic journey through China where East meets West and ancient meets modern with wonderful Hong Kong - a shopper’s paradise.

Canals of Suzhou | China
Mandarin Sunrise
15 days FROM $3,349

Ultimate China! Travelling a full circle that begins and ends in Beijing, you will discover temples, tombs, palaces and ancient cities, uncovering culture, tradition, religion and local communities along the way. This is China at its very best - it’s the full monty!

The Lesser Three Gorges | Yangtze River | China
Yin and Yangtze
15 days FROM $3,799

Kicking off in Beijing, soak up all the attractions of China's historic capital before heading south to Xi'an and the Terracotta Warriors. Cruise along the mighty Yangtze River, passing through the stunning Three Gorges and then explore Shanghai and ancient Suzhou.

The Bund | Shanghai | China
Shanghai Visa Free
3 days FROM $629

Short and to the point this is a perfect city stay for those in transit through Shanghai, it is now possible to stay for up to 72 hours without needing a visa. See the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Anglo-inspired Bund and old city area, cruise the Huangpu River and enjoy some retail therapy on Nanjing Road.

Local shopping | Shanghai | China
Eye on Shanghai
5 days FROM $859

Experience a city stay in one of the hottest cities on earth. Shanghai - where east really meets west. Check out the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Anglo-inspired Bund and old city area, cruise the Huangpu River and enjoy some retail therapy on Nanjing Road.

Garden in Suzhou | China
Postcard from China
10 days FROM $2,139

From Beijing to Shanghai via the Jinan Province, visit UNESCO sites, Qufu - Confucius' birthplace, sacred Tai Shan, ancient Suzhou and its many waterways, concluding in bustling Shanghai.

The Forbidden City | Beijing | China
Lucky 8 City Break
8 days FROM $1,669

Enjoy a well-rounded 8 day city break in China’s top two cities. Take a walk on the Great Wall, stroll along Tiananmen Square and visit Shanghai - a bustling city that offers great sights, restaurants and shopping.

Giant pandas | China
Classic China & Chengdu
12 Days FROM $3,499

Journey south from the nation's capital Beijing to the terracotta warriors in Xi'an and the beautiful Giant Pandas in Chengdu. Spend some time marvelling at these amazing creatures before continuing on to sensational Shanghai - China's gateway to modernity!

The Great Wall of China | China
Totally China
18 days FROM $4,299

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou and cosmopolitan Shanghai. This cultural rollercoaster of a tour is filled with top UNESCO sites, spectacular scenery and unique experiences, guaranteed to captivate and enthrall.

The Bund | Shanghai | China
Sensational Shanghai
1 day FROM $329

Whilst the term ‘bright Pearl’ may be used to describe Shanghai’s old town, come and discover the many other many pearls in Shanghai’s crown – from Jade Buddha’s and futuristic TV towers to well preserved colonial architecture – spend a day delving under Sensational Shanghai’s skin.

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!

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