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Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession

  • 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
Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession
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Morning Tour
Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 10:00 in the morning
Afternoon Tour
Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 1:00 in the Afternoon

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 5 days ago
A perfect way to see the French Concession

My business colleague and I have been traveling every year to Shanghai for a conference for the last 5 years - but all that we had seen of the French Concession was "Lost Heaven"! It was time to do something about this! Going through the...More

2  Thank Wilts_observer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
French Concession Walking Tour and Guide Penny

I had spent some time in the French Quarter many years ago but this was my wife's first trip to Shanghai. There are many tours on offer for this district but the description covered many places of interest I knew as well as being private...More

1  Thank LetsDoCurry
Reviewed 4 June 2018
Fantastic tour of French Concession

We booked this tour very last minute and Kelly was fantastic with organising everything and responding to emails quickly. Penny was an outstanding guide, perfect English and very knowledgable. She gave a very interesting tour of the French Concession and Shanghai history and was also...More

2  Thank Irene C
Reviewed 1 June 2018
Tres Bon Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession

Tres Bon , there is no other words to describe the afternoon we spent with Penny learning about the Historical times when the French, British and Americans occupied Shanghai. It was a part of the history of Shanghai that I knew so little about. ....More

2  Thank tourguide050
Reviewed 24 May 2018
Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession March 31 2018.

We booked the afternoon tour from Shanghai Melody.Our guide Penny Pung picked us up in our hotel at 1pm. for the 3 h tour. We went by taxi to the Old French Club, now Okura Garden Hotel for a view from the top floor, where...More

5  Thank 75mag
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