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Newman Tours

Shanghai, China
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About Newman Tours
Newman Tours has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last six years running. Our native English-speaking guides integrate iPads and Chinese cultural activities with vivid storytelling to deliver informative and memorable experiences. We have been providing tours in China since 2010. We pride ourselves on delivering educational and interactive tours in Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, and Shaolin.
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Private Shanghai Gangster Tour

If you are looking for a guided tour with a difference, join this gangster-themed tour of Shanghai. Led by a character from the city's colonial-era criminal underworld, this private tour introduces you to the lesser-known side to Shanghai's history when powerful crime lords ruled the streets. Option to add on a visit to a shooting range.
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2 hours
from $110.24

Private Shanghai Ghost Tour

Shanghai’s one and only Ghost Tour makes for a unique and memorable evening out in Shanghai and is an absolute must for anybody that wants to understand Chinese superstition or enjoys a good old fashioned fright!
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2 hours
from $111.36

Private French Concession Tour - Discover the hidden gems of colonial Shanghai!

The French Concession Tour is a must for anyone that wants to understand Shanghai’s colonial legacy because it not only gives you access to colonial mansions but also explains how the French Concession was formed and what impact it had on those that lived there.

During the French Concession Tour you will learn how the Opium Wars and Taiping Rebellion determined the course of Shanghai’s history; marvel at the property empire of Victor Sassoon; find out why you wouldn’t want to be treated in a 1920’s hospital; and take a look at a drug trafficking millionaire’s mansion.
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120 to 150 minutes
from $82.34
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Alice J wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois7 contributions6 helpful votes
Newman Tours has been our go-to for well-researched and interactive tours in Shanghai, since we started with their French Concession & Bund tours back in 2018. In 2019 we signed up for the Jewish ghetto tour, History of China in 50 objects tour (Shanghai Museum), and Suzhou day tour which were just as impressive! It's clear that George and the staff put significant effort into making the tours as efficient, historically accurate, and, most importantly, fun, as possible. I strongly recommend them to any visitor or even Shanghai resident.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Luckyron77 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hong Kong, China22 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked a private tour of the Bund for a school trip in Shanghai and are so glad we used Newman tours. George our tour guide was incredibly knowledgable and entertaining and was able to tailor the tour expertly to the children (who were teenagers and not always easily engaged). The students were interested and asked many questions which George was able to answer well. Newman tours also sent extra guides as we had a large group, which was a nice touch. This really was a fantastic tour and I will definitely use Newman tours in the future, even if I am not taking a school group.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mark H wrote a review Jan 2020
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We met George last November for a day tour. He was thoroughly knowledgeable about Chinese culture and equally interesting to listen to. Their company is very professional. We look to forward to meeting them again on a future trip.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Sharon W wrote a review Jan 2020
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George was very knowledgeable and pleasant guide. We had a very interesting tour to Jewish museum, Jewish quarter, sinagog . All was coupled with great stories , pleasant companion while commuting from place to place. George and his company are most recommended, Realy top guide.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Luke M wrote a review Jan 2020
7 contributions5 helpful votes
I was lucky enough to take the Past, Present and Future tour with George and Clay followed by the Gangster Tour the following day with George. It was a great experience. George is very knowledgable on the history of Shanghai. Furthermore, on the gangster tour, he brought a gangster attitude, props and games for us to further enjoy the tour. I would highly recommend taking either of the tours! One suggestion might be instead of stopping for coffee perhaps allow time to stop at a traditional snack shop or restaurant. Other than that great job Newman Tour and give George a bonus!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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