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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours

#9 of 104 Tours in Shanghai
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Old Town
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Address: Jufengyuan Road Lane 188, 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 best way to explore Shanghai

We are a couple who been travelling 2 weeks across China and Shanghai was our last stop. Whole day (8hours) walking tour from Shanghai Pathways was booked for us by our agency in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 28, 2016
Anna P
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We are a couple who been travelling 2 weeks across China and Shanghai was our last stop. Whole day (8hours) walking tour from Shanghai Pathways was booked for us by our agency in Norway and I can say honestly, that was one of the best experiences during our stay in China. Our guide, Mary, was very professional and a very... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

If you only have a short time in Shanghai (or if you are staying a while and want a great intro) take a tour with Janny. She gave us a feel for many different sides of the city. Perhaps the most fun was a visit to a local restaurant where the regulars came over smiling and with great surprise to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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.
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