Shanghai Information and Travel Tips to Plan your Vacation | Ritz Tours


Sitting on the mouth of the Yangtze River, Shanghai has played a key role in modern China’s development, and experienced a famous colonial golden age in the early 20th century when it was nicknamed the ‘Paris of the East.’ Today’s city, China’s largest, is a booming metropolis, marrying spectacular skyscrapers, upscale shopping, and a high-octane pace with older quarters, gardens, and cultural treasures. Landmarks include the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture of the Bund, the colorful City God Temple, and Shanghai Museum.


Nanjing Road

On the opposite end of Yu Garden lies Nanjing Road, the most luxurious pedestrian-only shopping strip in Shanghai. Nanjing Road is quintessential Shanghai with its bustling commercial activities; it is no wonder that this strip of shopping district is called a shopper s paradise! It is 3.7 miles long, making it the world s longest shopping district with over a million visitors daily. At night, the numerous neon lights decorate the skyline of Nanjing Road and beckon tourists to enjoy the nightlife that it has to offer.

The Bund

The Bund is one of the city s most recognizable architectural symbols and a representation of both old and new Shanghai. Located on the western bank of the Huangpu River, the 1 mile-long (1.5 km) waterfront boulevard was the site of some of the earliest foreign settlements. Today, this riverside row of brownstones enjoys a new vitality and is still home to many of the city s hotels, bars, and banks.

Yu Garden

Finished in 1577 in the Ming Dynasty, Yu Garden is a renowned classical garden located in Nanshi, Shanghai. Throughout its 400 years of history, it has undergone numerous restorations and was finally opened to the public in 1961.The 65,600 square feet (20,000 sq. m) garden is smaller than others of its kind, but its attractions and exquisite scenery are among the finest in China. Enclosed in an undulating dragon wall, the garden is filled with traditional Ming Dynasty pavilions, elaborate rockeries, ponds, and arched bridges.

Shanghai Museum

The sprawling Shanghai museum houses a comprehensive collection of over 120,000 relics of bronze works, calligraphy, and paintings. Located in the People s Square, the museum offers a wealth of knowledge of ancient Chinese art history.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Oriental Pearl Tower, measuring 1,536 feet, is the highest TV tower in Asia and the world s third tallest. Overlooking the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl Tower has been a staple on every tourist s Shanghai travel plans. The tower, resting on green pastures by the river, allures numerous visitors to travel up to the top of the sphere to view the splendor of the city.


Often known as the “Venice of the Orient,” the water village of Suzhou is located in the heart of the Yangtze Delta south of the Jiangsu Province. With over 2500 years of history, Suzhou contains a lingering charm reminiscent of its rich past. Its stunning classical gardens are among the finest in China and a cruise along the Grand Canal affords stunning views of ancient stone bridges, pagodas and breezy willow trees.

Acrobatics Show

A performance not to be missed, this acrobatics show presented by the Shanghai Acrobatics Troupe will captivate audiences both young and old. Acrobats display stunning feats of physical strength, balance, and skill as they juggle large porcelain urns with their feet, spin stacks of plates with ease, and tumble through the air.

Based on your interest, we suggest the following tour packages which will provide you with the greatest enjoyment

China Discovery 10 Days 8 Nights[RDX]

  • Tour Code: RDX          Date: 06/08/2018 ~ 11/16/2018       Price From: $1699 Land Only
From ancient wonders to natural marvels, this compact journey will introduce you to three of China's most popular and diverse cities. Walk across Beijing's incredible Great Wall, gaze at stoic Terra-cotta warriors in Xian and experience the vibrant pulse of Shanghai on one of our best-selling itineraries.
Visiting: BEIJING(3 nts) - XIAN(2 nts) - SHANGHAI(3 nts) 

Yangtze Essence 13 Days 11 Nights[RDV]

  • Tour Code: RDV          Date: 05/27/2018 ~ 11/18/2018       Price From: $2299 Land Only
Experience the rich diversity of China on this 13-day trip through the country’s most famous cities and the mystical Yangtze River. Retrace the steps of ancient warriors as you walk along the Great Wall and step into the future among gleaming skyscrapers in Shanghai. Snap a photo with pandas in Chongqing and marvel at the inspiring Three Gorges. This journey showcases the manmade wonders and natural highlights of this unforgettable country
Visiting: BEIJING(3 nts) - YICHANG - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE(4 nts) - CHONGQING - XIAN(2 nts) - SHANGHAI(2 nts) 

Scenic Yangtze Discovery 16 Days 14 Nights[RDR]

  • Tour Code: RDR          Date: 05/27/2018 ~ 11/18/2018       Price From: $2699 Land Only
This voyage is a must for any adventurous traveler who aspires to explore China and the mighty Yangtze River to its fullest. A journey to China is incomplete without this impressive itinerary that covers it all - memorable explorations to ancient civilizations, comprehensive guides about the history and culture of each city, sampling of traditional cuuisines, and admmittance to spectacular entertainment.

China Scenic 12 Days 10 Nights[RDZ]

  • Tour Code: RDZ          Date: 06/08/2018 ~ 11/16/2018       Price From: $2099 Land Only
This journey showcases China’s breathtaking natural scenery without missing its cultural and historical wonders. Sail along the Li River and witness breathtaking landscapes straight from ancient Chinese paintings. Explore the dramatic rock formations in Guilin’s caves, walk in the footsteps of warriors on the Great Wall and gaze at the futuristic skyline of Shanghai.
Visiting: BEIJING(3 nts) - XIAN(2 nts) - GUILIN(2 nts) - YANGSHUO - GUILIN - SHANGHAI(3 nts) 

Tibet Highland 14 Days 12 Nights[RDT]

  • Tour Code: RDT          Date: 06/08/2018 ~ 11/16/2018       Price From: $2600 Land Only
Visit some of China's most renowned cities and uncover the mystique of Tibet as you witness its ancient rituals and practices. Discover the sights and sounds of the most important river in the culture of China as you cruise down the majestic Yangtze River. From world famous culinary cuisine and entertainment to the natural beauty of vast and diverse landscapes, this is a trip of a lifetime.
Visiting: BEIJING(3 nts) - XIAN(2 nts) - LHASA(3 nts) - CHENGDU(2 nts) - SHANGHAI(2 nts) 

Shanghai 2 nights 3 days[SHA PKG]

  • Tour Code: SHA PKG          Date: 04/01/2018 ~ 02/28/2019       Price From: $470 Land Only

In the dynamic city of Shanghai, East and West don't just meet, they collide. A booming metropolis at the forefront of China's race for modernization, this port city is filled with stunning contrasts. Here, visitors can witness the glittering skyscrapers of Shanghai, visit a Ming Dynasty classical garden and enjoy luxury shopping on Nanjing Road, all in one day.

Visiting: SHANGHAI(2 nts)