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Top Holiday Package Deals in Shanghai

Holiday In Shanghai

People, people and more people is what Shanghai is all about. Well, not really, but there are a lot of people in this city. Located on the central coast of China, Shanghai is home to a little bit of everything. You’ve no doubt seen pictures of its stunning modern skyline and heard stories about its wild entertainment districts. But a visit here isn’t just exploring and eating (though it can be, if that’s what you’re after)—why not visit peaceful temples or wander through ancient gardens? Does all this sound good? Then check out our Shanghai holiday deals and start practicing how to properly say, “Nin hao!”

Things to Do in Shaghai

The first thing you do on your Shanghai holiday is to check out the City God Temple in the old walled city. Walk the grounds of the temple and let your eyes feast on the many altars, then hang out in the pavilions and enjoy refreshments in the tea houses. The temple connects to the Yu Garden, so make your way over to the green space and channel your inner chi or whatever. The goldfish in the large pond are a little bigger than the ones you get in a plastic bag at your local pet shop, but don’t try to smuggle any home to add to your aquarium.

When your time in the garden is over, head to the Oriental Pearl Tower on the banks of the Huangpu River and face your fear of heights…if you’ve got the guts to do it. Get up to one of the 15 observation levels for spectacular views of the city. Shanghai holidays aren’t complete without a visit to this tower, so bring your camera to make sure you document the view from each floor. Trust us, your social media friends will thank you (well, maybe they won’t).

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Want to spend your hard-earned yuan on stuff? Go to Nanjing Road, the main shopping street in Shanghai and grab bags full of clothes from a number of internationally known brands. If you don’t care about fashion, use one of lastminute.com.au’s fantastic Shanghai car hire deals and go to the Yuyuan Market to get your hands on silk umbrellas, bamboo walking sticks and Chinese medicine. No, it’s not Advil.

Are you ready for some Chinese comfort food that makes San Francisco’s Chinatown look like an amateur? Start your adventure downtown, skipping from one street food cart to the next. Get an appetiser of crab shell pie, then go for a plate of Chinese-style fried chicken with a side of tofu flower soup. Top it all off with a mung bean pie. Wow, China holidays are delicious.

Ever wondered how the Chinese party? What, mate—haven’t you seen those New Year’s clips on YouTube? That’s right. Make your way to The Bund, where some of the city’s swankiest bars and nightclubs are located. Expats and locals mix it up along this waterfront district until the wee hours. This is the perfect time for you spend the extra money you saved from Shanghai packages, so get moving. There’s also rumoured to be some hidden rooftop watering holes along The Bund, but you’ll have to find those yourself—we promised not to tell.

What’s Next

Are you ready to be dropped into the middle of one of the world’s most densely populated cities? If you are, check out lastminute.com.au’s fantastic selection of Shanghai holiday packages, book one immediately. Tell your sister you’ll see her for next year’s birthday and split to the Far East!


Guide to Exploring Shanghai


Top Hotel Deals in Shanghai

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Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

Jing An Shangri-La, West Shanghai

1218 Middle Yan'an Road, Shanghai
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    This family-friendly hotel is in the center of Shanghai, within 6 mi (10 km) of Jiuguang Department Store, Shanghai Exhibition Center, and People's Square. Xintiandi ...

    Jing An Shangri-La, West ShanghaiAU$286

    Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

    Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai

    1 East Jinling Road, Shanghai
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai places guests a 2-block walk from the Bund. Tracing the course of the Huangpu River, this world-famous boulevard is flanked ...

      Les Suites Orient, Bund ShanghaiAU$167

      Novotel Shanghai Clover

      Novotel Shanghai Clover

      Building No 1, Lane 3188, Shanghai
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Century Park, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, and Mercedes Benz Arena. Fabric ...

        Novotel Shanghai CloverAU$88

        Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai

        Ascott Huai Hai Road Shanghai

        No 282,Huai Hai Road Central, Shanghai
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Huai Hai Road Shopping District and within 6 mi (10 km) of People's Square and Nanjing ...

          Ascott Huai Hai Road ShanghaiAU$196

          Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

          Pudong Shangri-La East Shanghai

          33 Fu Cheng Road, Shanghai
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Super Brand Mall, Yu Garden, and Shanghai Natural Wild Insect Kingdom. Great ...

            Pudong Shangri-La East ShanghaiAU$223

            Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park

            Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park

            No. 1018 Changning Road, Shanghai
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               

              Located in Changning, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Jade Buddha Temple, People's Square, and Xintiandi Style Shoppping Centre. The Bund and Yu ...

              Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan ParkAU$125

              Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport

              Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong Airport

              1100 Qi Hang Road, Shanghai
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                Located in Pudong, this hotel is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Sanjiagang Beach Park and 15.2 mi (24.5 km) from Shanghai WIld Animal Park. Haitiansan Road Station is ...

                Ramada Plaza Shanghai Pudong AirportAU$164

                Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

                Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel

                159 South He Nan Road, Shanghai
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  Located in Downtown Shanghai, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City God Temple, Yu Garden, and Shanghai Old Street. The Bund and People's Square ...

                  Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden HotelAU$132