Views of Shanghai skyline

Shanghai Vacations: Blend of East & West

The introduction to China's largest city often begins with a ride on the world's fastest passenger train, which symbolizes this rapidly growing destination. Now home to over 25 million people, this “Paris of the East” is prized for its retail therapy and Western-style entertainment, while giving a nod to its centuries-old history and traditions. Whether you take a boat trip on the Huangpu River, drop into the Yu Yuan Market, or pay a visit to the Jade Buddha, Liberty Travel can customize your vacation package to Shanghai so you can enjoy it in the best of ways.

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Shanghai at a Glance

Currency: Renminbi (RMB) ¥

Tipping Customs: Tipping is not customary, though high-end restaurants may add a 10-15% service charge

Language: Mandarin

Popular Drink: Baijiu – a distilled clear alcohol

Must Eat: Xiaolongbao – soup dumplings

Power Up: Plug type A, C, and I 220V


Weather: Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate that’s mild and moist with no dry season

Best Time to Visit: All year round. March-May and October-November when it’s not too hot.

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Views of traditional Chinese architecture in Shanghai

Top Things to Do in Shanghai

Ride the Shanghai Maglev Train
Take a ride on the world's fastest, most futuristic passenger train with a maximum cruising speed of 268 mph.

Get away from the hustle-bustle
Visit the Ming Dynasty-era Yu Garden and Old Bazaar Yuyuan Garden, a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai.

Visit a water village
Take a tour of the village of Zhouzhuang, which is surrounded and divided by lakes and rivers, and dates back more than 900 years.

Head to the French Concession
For a taste of old Shanghai check out the French Concession, lined with old villas and lane houses from the early 1900s.

Indulge in authentic treats
A foodie’s paradise, Shanghai boasts of the best “Benbang” (local cuisine) and “Haipai” (all embracing mix of local and western cuisines).

Foo dog statue in Shanghai

Shanghai Vacation Packages: True China the Liberty Travel Way

Whether you’re looking to explore Shanghai like a local, or soak in its iconic sites like a tourist, Liberty Travel’s consultants can create a Shanghai vacation package crafted just for you.

When you book with us, you get:

  • Real People. More than a travel agent, your Shanghai consultant is a fellow traveler with a passion to help you see the world.
  • Perfect Match. We’ll pair you with a destination expert who has insider knowledge of Shanghai for a truly personalized booking experience.
  • Crafted Vacations. Stay in hand-selected hotels. Get connected with local guides and enriching experiences. Choose from among our exclusive Shanghai vacation packages, including our Journeys.
  • Support. With 24/7 support, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We know Shanghai. Leave the planning to us.

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You are unique, and so is your trip. When you book with Liberty Travel, we match you with an expert best suited to design a vacation just for you.

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