Starting on Jan.1, 2013, transit passengers from 52 countries who hold third-country visa and air tickets can apply for 72 hours visa free in Shanghai Pudong International Airport or Hongqiao International Airport. It is time to take advantage of this short stay to discover this metropolis city.
We have selected our most popular 0.5-3.5 days Shanghai tour packages and side trips for transit tourists and business travelers. All pre-arranged Shanghai itineraries can be adjusted to your requirement.
|Half-Day the Bund Tour||1-Day Zhujiajiao & Xintiandi Tour||2 and Half-Day Shanghai Tour|
|Half-Day Yuyuan Garden Tour||1 and Half-Day Shanghai Tour||3-Day Shanghai Tour Package|
|1-Day Shanghai Tour||2-Day Shanghai Tour Package||3 and Half-Day Shanghai Tour|
|1-Day Nanjing Road, the Bund Tour||2-Day Shanghai Tour with local family||72-hour Visa-free Travel Tips|
Route:the Bund, cruise on Huangpu River
Overview: A visit to the Bund in Shanghai is a must if you want to take a glance of Chinese architectural style without Chinese visa in Shanghai.
Overview: Yuyuan Garden is a must for Shanghai sightseeing. It is a typical private garden in China.
Route:Oriental Pearl TV Tower, cruise on Huangpu River, Shanghai Historical Development Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Overview: Visit the metropolis – Shanghai without Chinese in one day, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Historical Development Museum and Urban Planning Exhibition Hall are listed in this tour.
Route:Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, cruise on Huangpu River
Overview: Without Chinese visa in Shanghai, you can also visit the highlights of Shanghai. This one-day tour take you to visit Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden and the Bund.
Route:Zhujiajiao Water Town, Xintiandi
Overview: Zhujiajiao Water Town is a famous water town of hundreds of years. This visa-free tour take you to visit it and Xintiandi in short one day.
Route:Night cruise on Huangpu River, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund
Overview: When you have one and half day in Shanghai without Chinese visa, you can also choose this tour. In the evening, you can take a cruise on Huangpu River to enjoy the Shanghai’s night sky and the beautiful Bund.
Route:Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, the Bund, cruise on Huangpu River, Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi
Overview: This two-day tour take you to visit the highlights of Shanghai when you do not have Chinese visa. The highlights includes the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi, etc.
Route:Shanghai local family, Nanjing Road, the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi
Overview: To be a local Shanghainese in your two days visa-free tour. Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden and the Bund are listed in this tour.
Route:Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi,
Overview: If you don’t have Chinese visa, you can also travel in Shanghai. This tour is best for you to enjoy the highlights of Shanghai when you have two and half visa-free day.
Route:Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yuyuan Garden, Xintiandi, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund
Overview: Three days visa-free tour will take you to visit the highlights of Shanghai, including the past and the present. You will use three days to understand Shanghai.
Route:Shanghai local family, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road
Overview: This tour is designed for you to travel in Shanghai without Chinese visa. You can use up all your visa-free time to enjoy the highlights of Shanghai.
1) 24 Schengen countries in Europe:
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
2) 13 other European countries:
Russia, Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania.
3) 6 American countries:
The United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.
4) 2 Oceanian countries:
Australia and New Zealand.
5) 6 Asian countries:
Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.
For air passengers who are interested to visit visa-free cities during 72 hours, they can apply for visa-free in the airports when arriving. The airports has taken various measures to ensure quick transit registration procedures, designating more staff to provide transit passengers with the necessary instructions, and and installing signs to guide the flow of transit passengers.
The policy only implement to transit via airports in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Shenyang, Dalian, and passengers should handle procedures in airports. And finally, they can only depart from the airports in these visa-free cities. That means, travelers come to China by train or any other vehicles should still apply for a transit visa in advance.
Travelers are only allowed to travel within visa-free cities, and not allowed to other China cities during the 72-hour visa-free period. The policy does not apply to passengers with a single return flight ( e.g. Shanghai - Beijing - Shanghai, Hong Kong - Beijing - Hong Kong ).
>> Read more about China 72-Hour Visa-Free FAQs.