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Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour

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Address: Downtown, Shanghai 200040, China
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Phone Number: 13817616975
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore Shanghai by vintage sidecar motorbike. Recently recommended by TIME...

Explore Shanghai by vintage sidecar motorbike. Recently recommended by TIME magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Vogue or ELLE Magazine across 38 countries; Shanghai Insiders offers you the most original way to venture out and explore Shanghai off the beaten tracks while quenching your own centers of interests, might it be architecture, photography, food, art, etc. Enjoy an open-air adventure comfortably seated in the side-car of a classic motorbike. Every tour is tailor made by your insider who is an expat who has been living in Shanghai for a minimum of 3 years. Shanghai Insiders is the friend of a friend you wished you had in a city you do not know. Don't forget to ask for our champagne option!

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What a way to see and learn the history of Shanghai.by our will informed guide Cruising the off beat areas of Shanghai that you would never see So please we did this and spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to see and learn the history of Shanghai.by our will informed guide Cruising the off beat areas of Shanghai that you would never see So please we did this and spent 4 hours seeing the sites. Plenty of options and extras to suit your needs

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you Farnell for your very kind words, I will pass your review on to Maxime, your insider, who will most likely grace us with his victory dance when he gets in the office. Safe travels ad see you again in China or Morocco for some new adventures! More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family of 6 on the tour. Mathias and his 2 crew on 3 bikes were very good and knowlegeable. The tour takes about 2 hours around the French Concession areas. The views inside some of the tiny accommodation was the highlight. The guides certainly know the areas of old Shanghai to visit.

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for taking a moment to post a feedback, very much appreciated, we'll make sure to try harder next time to get a perfect score from you. Safe travels! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was absolutely fantastic. Julia is a delight. I've already made a dozen or more recommendations. Julia did such a nice job I really don't have a recommendation to improve. Opportunity to see the real old Shanghai, including the interiors off several old homes and buildings. plenty of stops to understand the history and how the area came together.... More 

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you Bill for those very kind words, looking forward to taking you for another spin around Shanghai or a longer trip in more remote parts of China by convertible jeep! Safe travels! More 

New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most fun way to see this amazing city. Great for teens. Our guide Sammy Florez is the best. The kids loved every second of it and learned a lot.

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you si much for your very kind words! Sammy's been doing this for a long time, did he show you his INSIDERS tatoo? Talk about dedication :) Safe travels! More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an awesome experience and one that I have recounted numerous times! My guide Gary was intuitive and understood I was game to push the limits on where I would go as well as what I was willing to experience. It's all about people!

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words! Gary knows the city like very few of us and is always up for the challenge. Safe travels and see you soon on three wheels in China or Morocco! More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 2 hour tour with our guide Gary yesterday. Despite the Shanghai rain it was a very interesting and informative experience. Gary was very knowledgable about his home town and took us right off the beaten tourist track to a locals market, old town and right inside this hidden from the tourist world town. We found it extremely... More 

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Thank you tracy for your kind words! Gary is indeed one of a kind. Sorry about the rain, we're working on finding the right connections to make it stop when needed but those things take time :) Safe travels and see you soon on three wheels in China or Morocco! More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our second time to Shanghai and we really enjoyed our experience and seeing a different side to the city by sidecar. Would definitely recommend again!

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

A short and t the point review, thank you for taking time to post your words, very much appreciated! Safe travels! More 

Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide Julia was terrific, it was great to spend the day with such a fun and informative gal. Insiders customized our day based on our desires. We cruised the French Concession feasting on local snacks and shopping a few unique boutiques. We covered much of the city enjoying the neighbors old and new. We had unobstructed views from the... More 

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

A million thanks for your kind words Kathy, it was great fun to have the both of you on tour and I hope we'll get to show you more of China (or Morocco) in the future! Safe travels! More 

Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surprised my husband on our anniversary with a 2-hour sidecar tour. Julia was awesome and we cruised through the French Concession and Old Town Shanghai and learned a lot of interesting information. A fun way to see the city!

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing us for your anniversary! We hope we'll get to show you more of Shanghai or China in the future! Safe travels and have a lovely summer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We did the half-day city tour within hours of landing at Shanghai; there can't have been a better way to start off our four days in the city. It is a fabulous---and outrageously fun---way to get a sense of the layout of the city, without feeling isolated from the goings-on in a car. We zipped all over town, saw some... More 

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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review

Hi Ashley, Thank you for your raving review, very much appreciated! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and that we'll get to show you more of China or, why not, some of Morocco in the future! More 

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Shanghai’s original walls live on in the curve of the streets that serve as the border to the old city. An aerial view shows a clear circular outline and parts of the original wall are preserved as monuments to the ancient past. The main tourist attraction of Yuyuan (which means Yu garden, though it is often redundantly referred to as Yuyuan Garden) draws hordes of tourists every day, but wandering the streets around the complex reveals more exciting attractions such as food and antique markets. There are also streets lined with shops peddling everyday wares such as Chinese dining ware and craft notions that can be even more enticing to visitors uninterested in the usual tourist fare.