How many airports are there in Shanghai? Which one should I choose to book my flight?
The city has two airports – Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). If you are going to book a domestic flight, Hongqiao airport should be your first choice since it is much closer to the downtown area. If you want to book an international flight, Pudong Airport has a wider choice of flights.
I've heard there are several water towns near Shanghai. Which one should I choose for a day trip?
There are eight ancient water towns with somewhat similar landscapes near the city. The tranquil and less-touristy Xitang and Tongli give visitors a better experience. Both of them are around 1.5 hours drive. However, if you like a more bustling atmosphere, the more developed Zhouzhuang or Wuzhen, still hold irresistible charms and captivate tourists from around the world.
Can you tell me which tower would be the best to visit, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower or Shanghai Tower?
Either Shanghai Tower or the World Financial Center is a good option. As the tallest and second tallest skyscrapers in China, they both offer amazing city views with symbolic landmarks including the neighboring Jin Mao Tower and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. For a thrill, Shanghai Tower ranks as China's tallest building and second only to the world at large, and it has the world’s fastest elevator.
I will stay in Shanghai for a few days. Which neighboring city can I visit and come back in the same day?
You can take a private day trip to Suzhou or Hangzhou by a high-speed train. The one way train journey to Suzhou takes only about 30 minutes, and around 1 hour to Hangzhou.
Both Suzhou and Hangzhou are quite different from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Suzhou is known for its exquisite classical gardens, where you can enjoy a charming natural beauty, harmonious old buildings and rich local culture. Hangzhou, nicknamed “heaven on earth”, boasts great natural beauty and cultural relics. You will definitely be struck by the enchanting scenery of the West Lake, which has been listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2011. No matter which of the two you visit, you won't be disappointed by our Shanghai vacation packages.
More tourist cities, like Nanjing, Yangzhou, Wuxi and Shaoxing can be reached by high speed train from Shanghai and one day trip is available. Feel free to contact your travel consultant if you like to have more personal travel arrangements.
Is it possible to take the maglev train to the airport instead of your private car?
Yes, we are very happy to arrange the amazingly fast maglev train for your Shanghai city tour. It is recommended to use the maglev if your flight arrives at or leaves from Pudong International Airport. Below are the maglev operation times.
Route: Longyang Rd. - Pudong International Airport (PVG)
From Longyang Rd.: 06:45 - 21:40
From Pudong Airport: 07:02 - 21:42
Frequency: 15-40 minutes
(Kindly Reminder: The schedule can be changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and present policies. Please check it before the trip. We are of your service 24/7 whenever you need more information.)
I'm very interested in visiting the Disneyland. Can I add it into your private Shanghai tour itinerary?
The Disneyland is indeed an incredibly happy place, and you can certainly add it to any of our Shanghai local tour itineraries. To save your travel cost, we suggest you book tickets on the Disney Resort App, on the official website of the park, call 400-180-0000 or 86-21-31580000. Also, though it is not that essential to have a guide for the Disneyland, we are more than happy to offer private transfers to and from Disneyland for your convenience.