Shanghai Highlights Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Bill
Quality Verified Registered on May 16, 2023

I was born and lived all my life in Shanghai, and went through the bad times and good times of China's commercial hub, I am still finding new inspirations. Traveling to multiple countries and continents, I am always looking to meet new friends from all corners of the world. Wish to share my native city and help people discover the best-kept secrets that have made me love this city myself!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

What  better way to explore this great city than by having an indigenous inhabitant tell you stories about the history and evolution of this great city! am a local Shanghainese—born, and lived here all my life. I will meet you at Exit 1 East Nanjing Road Station(Line2/10),then head to the famous bund promenade,you will not only hear about the history of "Wall Street of Asia in 1930's",but also some Little insightful or interesting anecdotes.  After the bund, we will visit the old town, a busting local area by an ancient Chinese garden(Yuyuan) with the history of 400years. You will see the stylish Chinese pavilion and authentic old architectures. Then we will pass a popular local food street,even will try the most yummy "Shanghai Fried Dumpling"!The tour will end at People’s Park(Peoples' Square metro station), near Former French concession.There is a snack break in the tour so you could recuperate.

In this free tour we will visit: 

  • Peoples' Square
  • City Hall
  • Peoples' Park(marriage market on weekends) 
  • Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street 
  • Shanghai Lane House
  • Peace Hotel
  • Customs House(Big Ben)
  • The Bund(waterfront) Promenade
  • The Former HSBC Buidling
  • Traditional food street 
  • Yuyuan Bazaar
  • Tasting the best fried- dumplings in town 
  • Great World Amusement Park

Last minute booking possible, bookings open until the start of tour!

Having done these tours for the better part of a decade, I can usually field any history question you may have about the nation or the city, and can also offer suggestions of the best places in the city for shopping ,tea or the most memorable dining experiences with something unique to them.

I hope to see you soon,

I also do a free walking tour in FRENCH CONCESSION:

Tours to Watertown(Zhujiajiao), Suzhou, Hangzhou are also available, please feel free to ask for details! 

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  • Meeting point:
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 南京...
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 南京东路387号 邮政编码: 200002
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    I will meet you at Exit 1 East Nanjing Road Subway Station, right by the TISSOT store. Taxi Driver instruction: 九江路山西南路口(crossing of Jiujiang Road and South Shaanxi Road)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Gabriel 28 Nov 2023
Oak Hills

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Bill was a fantastic tour guide. He was informative and engaging. We are well seasoned travelers and thoroughly enjoyed his efficiency in taking us around the city.
Kemi 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Bill was amazing. Such an informative tour and kept us engaged throughout. Bill was also lovely enough to give us some great recommendations for food and drinks which we visited and loved! Nothing bad to say about this tour, thanks Bill!!
Alex 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Bill gave an excellent and fun tour of Shanghai. We did it in the morning and it gave us a great feel for the town so we could explore it some more afterwards Highly recommended
Marcel 16 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Bill was a fantastic guide who showed a high degree of professionalism and entertainment, mixing historical knowledge with funny anecdotes and personal memories as well as good recommendations for places to visit. I absolutely recommend this tour!
Marcia 16 Nov 2023
Los Angeles

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Travelled alone - Nov 2023
It was great to visit Shanghai for the first time with a person that was burned and raised there. Bill was able to share his own stories and life as a local. Just a suggestion- we wouldn’t mind waiting a bit for the people who were late. Instead, guide kept walking and it was hard for people to follow. So maybe the guide can spend some extra minutes on the first meeting point giving an overview of tour and Shangai history while other folks join
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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