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OverviewTake in 100+ years of Chinese culture in the streets of Shanghai! From the labyrinth-like nong tangs to the hustle and bustle of modern downtown life, youâll learn the secrets of this fascinating city. Wander the Nanjing, lit up with lights like Times Square, fall in love with the art deco buildings and historic backstreets, and top it all off with a trip to the Bund at sunset.
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- Small group ensures personal service
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
- Get inside tips from a local
- Free snacks included
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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From the 1920s through to today, youâre getting it all on this Shanghai street tour that shows off the cityâs history, culture, food, and daily local life.
Your Shanghai tour will start with a view of the historic city cathedral, which was spared during both WWII and Chinaâs Cultural Revolution and used as a factory in the interim. From there, weâll head into the cityâs abandoned nong tangs (Shanghaiâs sister version of Beijingâs hutongs) â decaying, quiet narrow streets and alleys, full of propaganda posters. Spot the signs referring to Japanese war crimes, and rants against the menace from the East, as well as posters showcasing classic Shanghai stage and screen celebrities.
Weâll get way lost in the labyrinthine nong tangs, weaving around the lanes of back alleys where tourists donât tread and Chinese life goes on in the backstage of Shanghai. Stroll past carpenters and craftsmen, and see the trash collectors and street sweepers who creep by. You might even spy the odd mahjong game, Chinaâs classic pastime and an old staple of local entertainment. Weâll also get down and dirty in the outdoor market, browsing for fish and food, and seeing capitalism in action in a China that has moved away from Mao.
Next, weâll hit our hunger at a famous pan-friedÂ dumpling establishment of Shanghai street food, and grab some sheng jian(pan-friedÂ soup dumplings filled with your choice of pork, wild vegetables, or spicy crawfish and shrimp).
Weâll then head into the 1930s, and check out art deco hotels like the prestigious Park Hotel and Shanghai Sports Bureau as we head toward the Champs Elysee of Shanghai, Nanjing. On Saturdays and Sundays, we'll also stop and try our luck at the âmarriage marketâ in Peopleâs Square Park, where parents hope to find mates for their children. Â
Once at Nanjing Lu, weâll see the postcard-like view of the buildings, blazing neon signs, riverfront, and the massive skyscrapers that have become emblematic of the new China. Weâll snake our way through the backstreets, check out different types of street food, and visit a street stall selling old books by the weight. Weâll also visit the Peace Hotel at the waterâs edge â a classic stately structure representative of the cityâs birth.
Weâll end our Shanghai tour with an epic view of the towering monster monoliths of futuristic Pudong. Weâll grab a refreshing beer over at the old pub next to the grand buildings and embassies on the Bund â our tour and time warp complete!
Inclusions for Shanghai City Walking Tour Including Pan Fried Dumpling Snack
- Walking tour
- Local English-speaking guide
- Dumpling snack
Exclusions for Shanghai City Walking Tour Including Pan Fried Dumpling Snack
- Additional food and drinks
- Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
- Gratuities (recommended)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please wear comfortable shoes
Please be on time
Closure of sites: Note that while this tour runs daily, the marriage market only operates on Saturdays and Sundays. On weekday departures, you'll still learn about the market but won't see it in action.
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.