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Shanghai Highlights Free Walking Tour With A Real Local

Duration: 2h and 30min
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,you may even grab some most yummy "Shanghai Fried Dumpling"!The tour will end at People’s Park(Peoples' Square metro station), near Former French concession.

In this 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 

Last minute booking possible, bookings open until the start of tour!Luggage storage available right by meeting point.

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.

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, ,the recommended tips:150-200yuan(20-25USD/Euro) per person,depending on satisfaction with the tour.

I hope to see you soon,

I also do a free walking tour in FRENCH CONCESSION:

Customized private tours available per your request,Tours to Watertown(Zhujiajiao), Suzhou, Hangzhou are also available, please feel free to ask for details! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • 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)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Peace Hotel
  • 3
    Outside visit
    The Bund
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Yuyuan Old Street
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Yunnan Road Traditional Brand Delicacy Street
  • 6
    Outside visit
    People's Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    People's Park

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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Amandine 23 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Tour of the main spots in the city with a captivating guide. I enjoyed my time a lot!
Julian 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Best Tour Guide in Shanghai !
Patricia 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Definitely, 200% recommended! We are thinking about having a different 2nd tour with Bill!
Karen 13 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Thanks to this tour we had in a few hours a very good summary of the history of the transformation of Shanghai into the great city it is today and a lot of interesting facts from the Chinese history! In addition, he shared some personal experiences during his life in Shanghai, which made it even more interesting. Last but not least, his English level is so good (not usually the case according to our experience in China), that allowed us to exchange fluently not only on the places visited and the facts shared, but any other question we may had regarding Chinese history. We really recommend this tour! Thank you Bill!
Justyna 10 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
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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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