Private 2-Hour Shanghai Lanes And Alleyways Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am or 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Xizang Road (S), Xi Zang Nan Lu, Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See Shanghai through the eyes of a local on this 2-hour private guided tour of the citys areas where normal tours dont go. Follow your knowledgeable local guide as you wander through Shanghais 'nongtangs' -- old districts, lanes and alleyways dating back from the 1920s featuring age-old architecture, unique designs and artwork. With your guide, make a home visit to interact with long-time elderly residents of these 'nongtangs' and gain a deeper understanding of local Shanghai life. Then, explore a local food market and try some Chinese street food (own expense). This is a private tour just for you and your party.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Have you already made visits to Shanghais Bund, Yuyuan garden and City God Temple, but wish to explore beyond the popular tourist spots? Gain a deeper insight into local Shanghai life as your expert guide takes you on an exclusive tour of the citys mysterious lanes, hidden alleys and old districts.

On this private tour, find out what makes Shanghai so unique as you discover the citys lesser-known areas and fascinating off-the-beaten paths. Hear interesting anecdotes and cultural stories and get an unforgettable experience through the eyes of a true local.

Shanghai's courtyard alleyways, known as nongtangs, are back passageways that combine traditional architectural design with modern Western architecture, offering a unique urban atmosphere you will find in very few other places. These nongtangs have been around since the 1920s, and many of their original inhabitants still live there.

Your local Shanghai tour guide, who has over five years of experience in leading tours all over the city, will take you to meet and socialize with these local elderly residents in their homes. Their accounts of the past will give you vivid images of historical times, and their stories of everyday life will show you the influence of Shanghais development on their lifestyle.

Local residents also often own small food markets located along these pathways. Visit these hidden stores and wet markets, where true locals shop, and learn how some of the owners make their living. While enjoying this unique Shanghai market experience, taste some local street eats like tea eggs which are eggs boiled with tea and marinade (own expense).

Inclusions

Private walking tour

Local English-speaking guide

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-May-2019

    I enjoyed this walking tour with Mary. She had excellent English and shared a lot of interesting information about the area we covered. It was a good way to see and learn about a part of Old Shanghai.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    My colleague and I signed up for a guided tour of the southern city. Mason was a fabulous guide and was very knowledgeable. Even though I had previously lived in Shanghai I learned a great deal. Would recommend!

  • 14-Nov-2017

    Great tour, very interesting to see Shanghai local life, Mason is an awesome tour guide.

  • 14-Nov-2017

    Great option to get a better understanding of local life in Shanghai. First we walked around the alleyways, markets, shops, shared houses/kitchens. Afterwards we saw one of the houses from the inside. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and explained daily life, food, culture, etc.

  • 13-Nov-2017

    Great tour, very interesting to see Shanghai local life, Mason is an awesome tour guide.

  • 21-Jul-2016

    Fascinating and interestin tour. Guide was delightful

  • 21-Jul-2016

    Fascinating and interestin tour. Guide was delightful

  • 08-Jun-2016

    We loved this tour and Mary, our guide. She was excellent and did a great job of just giving us a great look at life in one of the older areas of Shanghai. We slowly strolled through some commercial and residential areas, she guided us through some of the shops, did local things like stopping to pick up a bag of local candy, etc.

  • 04-Jun-2016

    The weather had a huge effect on our experience as it rained steadily and I got soaked and cold. The focus was on three different types of residential housing It was interesting to go into the alleyways that we would never have dared to venture into on our own. I waylaid the guide to see food outlets that took my attention. We were never invited into a private house so that was misleading.

  • 04-Jun-2016

    The weather had a huge effect on our experience as it rained steadily and I got soaked and cold. The focus was on three different types of residential housing It was interesting to go into the alleyways that we would never have dared to venture into on our own. I waylaid the guide to see food outlets that took my attention. We were never invited into a private house so that was misleading.

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