Kelly met me at the old fire tower and was a wealth of information through out the tour. We walked through the old part of town and I really enjoyed seeing a part of Shanghai that many tourists might not see. Kelly bought a couple...More
One of the world’s most cutting-edge cities, Shanghai is also home to countless architectural relics that are under threat from modern development. On this Old Shanghai walking tour you’ll get an insider’s view of hidden landmarks many visitors miss, from secret gardens to authentic local markets. Hotel pickup and included entrance fees make for a hassle-free experience, and because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions.
Choose from morning, afternoon or evening departure times. Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel by your private guide. You’ll head out for an insider’s peek at off-the-beaten-track landmarks that are not likely to survive the city’s newest development projects. Visit sights that are inaccessible to other visitors, including ancient carvings and a Qing-era private garden that is closed to the public.
Other rare and informative stops include some of the city’s oldest private houses, a 14th-century temple dedicated to Confucius, and the former 500-year-old residence of a famous Chinese scholar. Wander through Mahjong markets and savory food stalls as you go behind the scenes to discover the heart of the traditional city quarters. Hear commentary from your guide about each sight along the way.
Finally, your guide will help you figure out transportation back to your hotel or wherever you’d like to head next.
My partner and I took this tour with Penny recently and loved every minute of it! Penny is the consummate professional and gave us an amazing amount of information in a short time. Our visit to an old Shanghai mansion from the late 1700's, including...More
My friend and I combined two tours, Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town and the Former French Concession. Penny was our guide for both. She’s very knowledgeable and gave us a good insight into the history of the city and taking us...More
I go to Shanghai regularly so I am looking for something out of the usual. This tour was fantatic and I would definitely recommend it. Penny taught me so much about the lives of people who live in Shanghai, about Chinese culture and pointed out...More