Shanghai Tours

The glitz, the glamor, the Bund—indulge in China’s most stylish city.

We Create Unforgettable Custom Private Tours

Vast, varied and vibrant, Asia is a mighty backyard. Yet it is one that our team of local Travel Experts know intimately. They live, love and breathe Asia and are passionate about sharing their wisdom with first-time and repeat visitors. Like trusted friends armed with encyclopedic knowledge, we're excited to be guiding you around our wonderful patch. Whether its taking you to the perfect sunrise spot at Angkor or steering you towards spectacular beaches, mountains and cultural wonders, we've got your back. So come on, let us show you around our Backyard.

All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary.
Please send us your requirements or set up a call with us and we'll make your dream holiday come true.

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Imagine this: city lights wink as you peek out of your rickshaw on a night-time ride. You join a crowd of locals in a neighborhood hotspot for some sumptuous Benbang cuisine before hitting the town’s best jazz clubs. The next morning, you’ll luxuriate on the banks of the Huangpu River and stroll along the world-famed Bund in search of an excellent cup of coffee. These exciting moments rich with local flavor are what our private Shanghai tours are all about. Widely renowned as China’s most stylish city—and home to a unique treaty port history all its own—Shanghai is a city slicker’s dream destination. Create your own tailored Shanghai holiday with us and experience the freedom of discovering China your own way.


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Brilliant company

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Excellent experience with local culture immersion

Service rating : Very good planning and very good English speaking guide.
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All our Travel Specialists are ready to start working on your personalized itinerary based on your requirements, with our own insider touch.
Please send us your inquiry or set up a call with us, we will warmly welcome you to the Backyard Travel family.

Our offices are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm local times.

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They Recommend Our Tours of Shanghai & China

SouthChinaPost - Vietnam - Saigon - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi

Apr ’15 “Book a tour with Backyard Travel and ask for Shi to be your guide: you‘ll explore the countryside around Hue in central Vietnam by bicycle and he‘ll take you to meet one of the city‘s cycling legends and war heroes … in a place you‘d least expect.”

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Chicago Tribune - China - Xian

Mar ’14 “Backyard Travel specializes in tours in Asia, its location there giving it the advantage of providing an insider\’s view of the continent. Many of the company\’s trips plow new ground in visiting what sometimes are familiar destinations. An example is the two-day Ancient Xian by Vintage Sidecar & Jeep tour.”

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What’s Special about Shanghai?

Shanghai ranks among some of the most populous and fascinating urban hubs in the world. The rich and at times turbulent history of this once-British-occupied port city has given rise to a worldly culture that marries East and West. Today, a cutting-edge art scene and fashionable entertainment districts make Shanghai a wonder for trend spotters. Spend one day in this sleek, seaside city and you’ll see what’s so special about Shanghai.


Welcome to a polyglot city with style, panache and a worldly history to back it up. A global financial center with an arts and culture scene to rival its business sector, Shanghai is unlike any other city in China.


Shanghai enjoys four distinct seasons. Winter can be freezing and summers can see temperatures reach up into the mid-30s Celsius. We love visiting Shanghai during the months of September to November, when temperatures are mild.


Grab a cocktail in a local bar and duck into a posh nightclub to hear some of Shanghai’s hottest musicians perform live. A private Shanghai tour offers many opportunities to sample the city’s best entertainment.


Stroll along the Bund and admire the Lujiazui skyline—a beautiful sight that also encapsulates Shanghai’s multicultural and commerce-based culture. Shanghai customs are steeped in both traditional Chinese and imported influences.


Shanghai is a multicultural city, and the language use of its inhabitants proves it. While the native language is Shanghainese, a distinct dialect of Chinese, Mandarin and English are also widely spoken.


The Shanghai region had a long, rich history before the arrival of the British. But with the arrival of Westerners in the 19 th century, Shanghai’s port opened up to international trade, helping it become the global financial center it is today.

Meet Our Shanghai & China Travel Specialists

We’re not your average China travel agency. Our unique, insider knowledge will give you the edge on tailor-made travel itineraries in Shanghai and beyond. Contact our locally based Travel Specialists to begin planning your perfectly customized Shanghai tour today.


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