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Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession

  • An informative walking tour of Shanghai's French Concession
  • Learn about the development of modern China through a historic stroll
  • Observe architectural gems and hidden art deco attractions
Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession
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Morning TourMost Popular
Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 9:00 in the morning
From $49.00
Afternoon Tour
Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 1:00 in the Afternoon
From $49.00
Morning Tour with Tea Taste
Contemporary Chinese Tea Tasting will be included, you will taste the most popular tea today among the local young people in the unique tea house.
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The French Concession is one of Shanghai’s hippest and most historic neighborhoods, constructed by French consuls during the 19th and 20th centuries. During this fun and informative walking tour, you’ll be joined by a private guide on a stroll through the leafy, European-built neighborhood. Discover hidden charms, such as art deco mansions and French-style parks, as you explore the city’s unique mix of old European and classic Shanghainese.
What to Expect
Shanghai, a vibrant Chinese city, is perpetually at the crossroads of old and new, torn between development and preservation. This dynamic is apparent in the former French Concession, a hip and historic quarter once home to French consuls and expatriates that still keeps its colonial character.
Go deep into the colorful Chinese port city’s history and heritage on this guided walking tour, exploring modern China’s growth through an in-depth visit to the French Concession’s trendy, tree-lined streets. Your guide points you toward hidden gems, such as art deco mansions, classical theaters, and a French-style park that’s now a nightlife hub.
Learn about the city’s changes firsthand while roaming the French-built quarter. Discover how it transformed from an Old World foreign enclave to a contemporary hotspot for young Shanghainese. Flexible departure times adapt to your schedule, and your guide can arrange to meet you in your hotel lobby for added convenience.
Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 21 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession

We had a lovely day with Kelly on the walking tour of French Concession. Kelly is very knowledgable on the locations/history/backgound info, friendly, helpful & speak very good English. She also recommended some great eating places to us. We covered a lot of grounds &...More

Thank Ivy A
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile
A nice way to spend a Saturday AM

Penny was one of the most engaging tour guides I’ve met on my travels; detailed, insightful and above all, pleasant. She brought us at a leisurely place through PuXing Park where we saw locals doing what they do...having fun and socially engaging...dancing, calligraphy, debate...on to...More

1  Thank BBnE
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile
Great Historical and Cultural perspective

I was very impressed with Penny's professionalism and knowledge on my tour of the former French Concession. She was friendly and personable and her English is fabulous. She met us at our hotel and we took taxi and walked to different locations. Since it was...More

2  Thank chili-ili
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile
Great private tour

Penny was great. She was knowledgeable and passionate about the area. She could put things in context and was able to adapt the tour to our interests, including our desire for insider history lessons. Penny led us to an excellent coffee stop, which I don’t...More

2  Thank JayG782
Reviewed December 3, 2018
Another great tour

I go to Shanghai every couple of months and this is the second time I have done a tour with Penny. Although I have explored the French Concession myself Penny made it richer by her explanation of the history. We stopped at a cafe to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from LetsDoCurry | Reviewed this property |
I booked through Viator, but, if you contact Shanghai Melody Tours direct, I'm sure that can be arranged.