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Context Shanghai Tours

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Expert-Led Private Tour of 20's Shanghai and The Bund
US$48.00 per adult
Expert-Led Private Shanghai City Orientation
US$50.00 per adult
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We took the morning tour of the Bund that delved into his historic beginnings in the 19th century. Our guide Nicolas was a wealth of information, not just about Shanghai’s rise as an international power in the 1920s, but also where it stands today. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My father (79) and daughter (13) took this tour with Crystal and really loved it. They went to the French Concession and a wet market where they could see a typical market and daily life of folks buying groceries as well as the types of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We took the private "Accelerated City" tour with Bert. It was a perfect overview of the city and we went into areas I never thought a tourist could go! A great activity if you have very small children too, as our 1 and 2 year...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Hilary R
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Hilary M, What a lovely response to your Accelerated City walk in Shanghai! Thanks for taking the time to write. It's great that your insightful docent allowed you to uncover Shanghai in-depth. We look forward to having you again in another one of our...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Can't rate Context Tours highly enough. I've booked them many times in the past and they never disappoint. My friend and I booked a 3 hour walking tour of The Bund on this trip to Shanghai. Bert, our docent, is an architect, writer, academic and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear GibsonGirlsOnTour, Thank you so much for such kind review about our Context walks in Asia. We are happy to read that Bert's expertise enabled a clearer picture of Shanghai from both a cultural and historical perspective. He's exactly the type of docent we love...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Did a private food tour in Shanghai since I only had a day in the city. It was a great 4 hours to get to eat some good food and learn a little about the culture. Our guide was really knowledgeable and that was great.More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Meredith B
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Hi Meredith B, Thanks for your kind review about your Shanghai experience. We are happy to read that your 4 hours were well spent tasting Chinese treats in the company of a local expert. Thanks for using Context for your 1 and only day in...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

A Context tour always offers something unique. I've taken Context tours in Italy, Argentina, and now in China. I always appreciate the way their tours go deep into their subjects and offer illuminating perspectives on the cities or topics they cover. A Context Tour is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Kathryn P
ContextTravel, Manager at Context Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2016

Dear Kathryn P, Thanks for joining us on the tour, and for taking the time to share your impressions. It's great to have you again in one of our 38 cities. We're so glad you enjoy the specialized approach of Context tours and the off-beat...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Graham was a fantastic tour guide! Absolutely loved every second of this! Highlight of our Shanghai trip! He was so knowledgeable, and we learned so much. He really did make visiting Shanghai so much more interesting. Graham took us into a lot of the buildings...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Shanghai Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear David S - Thank you for your kind words! It's wonderful to learn that you found Graham to be a fantastic guide when exploring the Bund on our 1920s Shanghai walk. As a historian and China expert, he is a perfect example of the...More

Reviewed 8 May 2016

My wife and I visited Shanghai because of a professional meeting. We had only superficial knowledge of the area and really didn't know what to expect. We arrived on a particularly smoggy day and had a remarkably unpleasant cab ride from the airport to the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

We signed up for this "Art District Tour" of Shanghai, not really knowing anything about contemporary art or Shanghai. Our docent , ShaSha, had just completed a US fellowship at an Art Museum in Minneapolis, and was amazingly able to handle all questions about Shanghai,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank DocDanielG
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Walking us through old neighborhoods being torn down to make way for new luxury developments, then along the preserved old architecture along the Suzhou River, through the Bund, Bert then took us on the Ferry across the Huangpu River to the amazing new skyscrapers of...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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