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Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession

From US$49.00
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  • An informative walking tour of Shanghai's French Concession
  • Learn about the development of modern China through a historic stroll
  • Observe architectural gems and hidden art deco attractions
  • Flexible departure times for added convenience
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Afternoon Tour 13:00
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Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 1:00 in the Afternoon
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Morning Tour 09:00
Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 9:00 in the morning
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Morning Tour with Tea Taste 09:00
Contemporary Chinese Tea Tasting will be included, you will taste the most popular tea today among the local young people in the unique tea house.
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The French Concession is one of Shanghai’s hippest and most historic neighborhoods, constructed by French consuls during the 19th and 20th centuries. During this fun and informative walking tour, you’ll be joined by a private guide on a stroll through the leafy, European-built neighborhood. Discover hidden charms, such as art deco mansions and French-style parks, as you explore the city’s unique mix of old European and classic Shanghainese.
What to Expect
Shanghai, a vibrant Chinese city, is perpetually at the crossroads of old and new, torn between development and preservation. This dynamic is apparent in the former French Concession, a hip and historic quarter once home to French consuls and expatriates that still keeps its colonial character.
Go deep into the colorful Chinese port city’s history and heritage on this guided walking tour, exploring modern China’s growth through an in-depth visit to the French Concession’s trendy, tree-lined streets. Your guide points you toward hidden gems, such as art deco mansions, classical theaters, and a French-style park that’s now a nightlife hub.
Learn about the city’s changes firsthand while roaming the French-built quarter. Discover how it transformed from an Old World foreign enclave to a contemporary hotspot for young Shanghainese. Flexible departure times adapt to your schedule, and your guide can arrange to meet you in your hotel lobby for added convenience.
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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience exploring the French concessions with the experience, informative , friendly and professional guide - Kelly. Highly recommend to someone who wants to explore Shanghai and it’s history.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 April 2019

If you are after a rich historical background, enriched with some fascinating personal family context, Penny's your guide. We found her charming and informative. She picked us up, so we didn't even need to find our way to a meeting point. Our walk took us...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen T
Reviewed 25 March 2019

I spent a very entertaining day with Kelly, she is an excellent Guide. Great English, personable, knowledgable and so enthusiastic. We had a planned trip but as I had time on my hands she filled it with an impromptu visit to the Old City. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 10 March 2019 via mobile

We had a lovely day with Kelly on the walking tour of French Concession. Kelly is very knowledgable on the locations/history/backgound info, friendly, helpful & speak very good English. She also recommended some great eating places to us. We covered a lot of grounds &...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Penny was one of the most engaging tour guides I’ve met on my travels; detailed, insightful and above all, pleasant. She brought us at a leisurely place through PuXing Park where we saw locals doing what they do...having fun and socially engaging...dancing, calligraphy, debate...on to...More

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30 April 2019|
Response from Claire G | Reviewed this property |
I believe the list price when I booked came up in the currency I requested to pay in so if you are in China then it should come up in Rmb.
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Response from LetsDoCurry | Reviewed this property |
I booked through Viator, but, if you contact Shanghai Melody Tours direct, I'm sure that can be arranged.
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