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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours

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Address: 188 Jufengyuan Road, Shanghai 200444, China
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If you want unique & authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come...

If you want unique & authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come join us! We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. We believe this is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. With English speaking Chinese guides who lives in Shanghai, you are assured a real local experience. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case we will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick.

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The most fabulous guide in shanghai

My husband and I were extremely fortunate to spend one week in Shanghai. We booked the best of Shanghai tour through Janny. Janny is very efficient, answers all questions promptly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

My husband and I were extremely fortunate to spend one week in Shanghai. We booked the best of Shanghai tour through Janny. Janny is very efficient, answers all questions promptly through email, and gave us good recommendations. Our guide Kitae is very open, smart, and personable. Her organizational skills made it so that we never thought about anything. Booking a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We are a group of friends traveling to China and have a "free day" in Shanghai. The watertown program Shanghai Pathways recommended looks very interesting especially with the substitution of the Bund. But in the end we decided to go for the Customized Tour. It really helped us to learn and understand the local life here in Shanghai, we explored... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

After reading reviews and visited Shanghai Pathways website we decided to use their service on our recent trip to china, Awesome guide was friendly and an absolute wealth of knowledge. We organised a private day trip escorted for ART and Culture Sightseeing. The guide took us to the Shanghai Propaganda Art Center, The Shanghai Museum, M50, K11, French Concession, it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

When I booked this tour, I did not have a specific agenda, just had a brief idea that I will have a special tour with Janny, it’s the first visit for me, so I don’t want to spend a lot of time in any one place as I will return for a proper visit. And I was not disappointed -... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Shanghai Pathways create a great full day program for our company, all of the participant really enjoyed their leadership and the guides. We especially appreciated the personal attention to the tour, sending us pictures – I shared with the group, their guide's personality, knowledge and magic(!) were a real hit! Overall, the event was well received. Thanks again and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Our guide Sunny was amazing, during this walking tour, we found out a piece of history that we never knew about. The Japanese ambassador to Austria saved the lives of thousands of Jews by giving them visas to Shanghai. I also learnt that there were Jews in Shanghai in the 1800's. Sunny our tour guide was knowledgeable and spoke and understood English very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We contacted Shanghai Pathways more for over half a year to book for a 2hrs cooking class with 10 ladies, they were very professional and follow up with us all the time until everything was set up correctly. Their guide and driver picked up us on time and we had a great time learning how to make Chinese dumpling and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband & myself spent an enjoyable day with Janny from Shanghai Pathways. After several emails, Janny suggested an individual tour so that we could focus on the areas that interested us. Our day took in architectural,historical & artistic areas & was highly informative. We wandered back streets, meet with the locals & even managed to attract some interest at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Janny provided intro lecture, consumer interview and market immersion to show us new business concept and visited very interesting retail stores.She was highly recommended by my co-worker and we were not disappointed. Just one day, we learnt so much about China and understood so much more about the Chinese consumer. Thanks again for all you showed our team.We have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

My husband came to China for business and I was alone with the children and I know no Chinese. My guide from Shanghai Pathways was GREAT, she helped us getting around, saw things, avoid the traffic and crowds, and helped my kids had a great experience. Over all, we felt that our guide is flexible, willing to change plans based... 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.