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Our most recommended Shanghai Outdoor Activities

  • Shanghai Must-See and Foodie Bike Tour

    1. Shanghai Must-See and Foodie Bike Tour

    This is one of the most classic routes for visitors to experience Shanghai in a short period of time. You will cycle along the old Nongtang in the Former Concession area, an area which holds the most famous landmarks. Pass through the ancient garden bridge, then head to The Bund to view the most amazing skyline in the world. It’s well-known as the Shanghai epitome for the 19th century. From there, cross one of the busiest commercial roads - Nanjing Road. Afterward, head off to Yu Garden Area and hang around in its labyrinthine back alleyways and find a lot of interesting hidden gems. Get a taste of local life and see a city with its past and future. Join this unique bike tour and expereince the culture of Shanghai. 

    May was an outstanding guide and sadly shepherded us through the back streets of Shanghai.

  • From Shanghai: Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour

    2. From Shanghai: Zhouzhuang Water Town Private Day Tour

    Start the day with pickup at your hotel. Then sit back and relax for 1.5 hours in the comfortable car while heading to the "Venice of the East" - Zhouzhuang Water Town. It is famous for its unique water system, Chinese styled bridges, and traditional buildings.  First, stop at an ancient theater where the locals used to enjoy the Kunming styled Opera, then walk over the famous Double Bridge to visit a 600-year-old Chinese mansion - Zhang Residence. The residence has more than 70 rooms and the Zhujing River flowing through the property. The next stop will be Shen Residence. The museum portrays Shen Watson and how he became a rich merchant. If you are hungry, your guide can help you find a local restaurant where you can try out the most authentic local food. Before heading back to Shanghai, enjoy some free time to explore or shop around by yourself. Book the optional Gondola ride to expl...

  • Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Tour from Shanghai

    3. Suzhou & Zhouzhuang Water Village Private Tour from Shanghai

    After meeting your guide in your hotel lobby, you will start your exciting tour to Suzhou and Zhouzhuang. First you'll go to Suzhou, one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze basin. It is world-renowned for its beautiful gardens, and often referred to as the Venice of the East. Upon arrival in Suzhou, your first stop is the Lingering Garden, covering an area of about 30 acres, with several gardens, whitewashed walls, buildings, lovely halls and corridors, rockeries, ponds, flower. Its impressive layout fully embodies the ancient skill of gardeners and their outstanding wisdom, and the southern landscape architecture artistic style and characteristics. After that, you will have a traditional Chinese-style lunch. After lunch, it's time to visit the water village of Zhouzhuang, located 30 kilometers southeast of Suzhou. It is well-known for its preserved ancient residential houses, and the e...

  • Shanghai: Huangpu River 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

    4. Shanghai: Huangpu River 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

    Experience the Bund from a different perspective with a 1-hour river cruise experience. Admire the eclectic group of architectural styles that make up the striking Shanghai skyline from the water. Start the tour at a time that’s convenient for you with several departure times granting you flexibility. With spots indoors and on the deck, appreciate the views in different seasons and times of day. Spot the distinctive contrasts between traditional European-style buildings and soaring modern skyscrapers. Take in great views of the bridges that span the Huangpu River, as well as the famous colonial-era buildings that make up the Bund on the eastern bank such as the Peace Hotel and the Customs House. On the western bank, see a bustling metropolis full of modern skyscrapers and towering buildings, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center.

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What people are saying about Shanghai

very fun bike tour of Shanghai

This is a really great tour. We covered a lot of areas with lots of great explanations. I really felt like I saw Shanghai. Highly recommended. Easy to take mass transit and walk a few minutes to the location.

Really feels like seeing the whole town. May is full of energy and maken the trip exciting. Also feels remarkable save to cycle through Shanghai. Loved it!

Fascinating tour of Shanghai. Loved the food too! Location of start point not obvious even when dropped in exactly the right place by taxi.

This bike tour was a great way to see parts of the city you probably would not have seen good value and guide was great

May was an outstanding guide and sadly shepherded us through the back streets of Shanghai.