Sightseeing excursions in Shanghai

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What you will see in Shanghai during a Sightseeing tour

Discovering Shanghai, a buzzing metropolis blending the traditional with ultramodern, is an experience not to be missed. Sightseeing tours in this vibrant city offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in a tapestry of rich history, futuristic architecture, and cultural splendor. Should you decide to embark on such an adventure, consider Happytripz for an unparalleled exploration of Shanghai's wonders.

The Bund

A sightseeing tour will invariably start at the famous waterfront promenade of The Bund. Here, you can marvel at the contrast between the colonial architecture and the towering skyscrapers across the Huangpu River. The historical buildings, remnants of European influence, tell stories of a bygone era, while the futuristic skyline, including the iconic Oriental Pearl Tower, signifies Shanghai's rapid advancement.

Yu Garden

Next, your senses will be delighted by the serene beauty of the Yu Garden, an exquisite example of Ming Dynasty landscaping. Found in the Old City of Shanghai, Yu Garden is not only a haven of tranquility but also a testament to traditional Chinese garden design. With pavilions, rockeries, and ponds, this space encapsulates the philosophical and aesthetic ideals of its time.


Moving on, the Xintiandi district offers a glimpse into Shanghai's fashionable lifestyle. It's a chic area where renovated traditional shikumen houses now host upscale shops and restaurants. As you walk through its alleys, you can feel the heartbeat of modern Shanghai, where the past and present coexist harmoniously.
  • Eclectic markets and street food
  • Cultural performances and activities
  • Local handicrafts and souvenirs

Shanghai Tower

No tour of Shanghai would be complete without a visit to the Shanghai Tower, the second tallest building in the world. An elevator ride to the observation deck offers awe-inspiring 360-degree views of the sprawling cityscape, truly a breathtaking experience you wouldn't want to miss. You can pinpoint several landmarks from this vantage point, understanding the city's grand scale. Check out its location here on Google Maps.

Nanjing Road

For the shoppers and the curious, Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets, is a spectacle all on its own. This pedestrian boulevard is brimming with life, from neon-lit department stores to historic shops. It offers a vibrant commercial heartbeat of Shanghai, where you can buy anything from luxury brands to traditional Chinese crafts.

Jade Buddha Temple

Serenity finds its home again at the Jade Buddha Temple, an active place of worship housing two rare jade Buddha statues. The peaceful atmosphere here provides a stark contrast to the city's hustle and bustle, and you can witness monks in prayer or chanting, adding to the temple's sacred ambiance. From the breathtaking skyscrapers to the peaceful temples, from the historic Bund to the fashionable Xintiandi, sightseeing in Shanghai is an adventure of contrasts and discoveries. When seeking out the best way to experience all these sights, Happytripz stands out with their exceptional tours that promise an unforgettable journey through the heart of Shanghai. Explore the depths of a city that is as diverse in its offerings as it is united in its forward thrust.

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Galilea Grimes

What a fabulous day touring the highlights of Shanghai! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, sharing rich history and fun facts at every stop. The balance between walking and riding was perfect, ensuring we experienced the city up close without getting too tired. The visit to the Bund was the highlight for me, with its amazing views and photo ops. Highly recommended for first-time visitors!

Camille Brock

The night cruise tour was nothing short of magical. Seeing the Shanghai skyline all lit up while cruising along the Huangpu River was an unforgettable experience. The guide's commentary about the city's architecture and history really enhanced the evening. It was a seamless, well-organized tour that I'd suggest to anyone looking for a unique perspective of the city at night.

Noemi Landry

I was thoroughly impressed with the attention to detail on our full-day tour. The stops at Yu Garden and the Shanghai Museum were particularly educational, and our guide provided great insights throughout the day. The small group size made it feel personal and allowed for an interactive experience. The convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off was a huge plus!

Alessia Barry

Delving into the artistic side of Shanghai with a tour of the M50 Art District was a highlight of my trip. Our guide's enthusiasm for the arts was infectious, and it was great to discover local artists and their work. It felt like a behind-the-scenes look at the heart and soul of the city's creative community.

Treasure Sims

Opting for an off-the-beaten-path tour really paid off. Exploring the French Concession with our guide, we got to see a blend of colonial architecture and modern daily life. Walking through Fuxing Park, the small alleyways, and browsing through boutique shops gave me a real sense of Shanghai's diversity. This wasn't your typical sightseeing tour, it was an immersive cultural experience.