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“Highlight of Shanghai trip”

Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour
Ranked #3 of 116 Tours in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Nanjing, China
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“Highlight of Shanghai trip”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

What a terrific introduction to Shanghai: imagine a cool sunny morning in early spring beetling around the city in a sidecar with an experienced guide by your side regaling you with intrigueing insights into Old Shanghai. I would recommend this experience for any newcomer to the city—as well as old China hands who will see the city as they never have before! e. w.lewis

Visited March 2013
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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thanks for your very inspirational review which says it all!
I hope we'll have the chance of having you on another tour, may it be in Xian or Lijiang.
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“A fantastic way to see the city. A must do!”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

An absolute riot of a time. Our guide was French (spine French, English and Chinese) and was a library of cool shanghai history and info. Bikes area blast and you draw looks from locals and tourists alike. It is a bit pricey by Chinese standards IMHO but such a cool way to see the city. You can customize your trip or take a canned route if you don't k is what to do or see. Recommend you ask for Baoxian market and old town. We spent half of our 2 hr trip in old town and it was amazing. Get dropped off in the French quarter for a pint when you are done. Book well in advance and dress for the weather! Do this!!!!!

Visited March 2013
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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, March 14, 2016
Hi there,

Going back in our reviews, I realize I never answered your review, very sorry about that and a million thanks for taking the time to put a few lines down for us! Glad you like Baoxian market, one of our favorite spots in the city and still untouched by tourism.

Safe travels!
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“An Awesome view of Shanghai”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Words don't sum up this experience enough.....
This is a must do tour when in Shanghai, you see a different side to Shanghai then from the footpath or bus, you are in the thick of it and it was just amazing.

From making the booking to meeting the riders/guides everything was great our guide was Fredrik he is awesome, friendly, knowledgeable and funny and loves his job and Shanghai and wanted to share it all with us.

From riding down past the Bund and seeing the hold HSBC building to going down back alleys and seeing locals having lunch on the side of the road, just fantastic.
Most fun I’ve had with my pants on…………

Well done Shanghai Insiders

Visited April 2013
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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, March 14, 2016
Hi Scott,

Going back in our reviews, I realize I never answered your review, very sorry about that and a million thanks for taking the time to put a few lines down for us! I have to say your review remains one of the coolest reviews we've ever had. Glad you kept your pants on while touring with fredrik!

Safe travels!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Amazing highly recommended”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Went with shane too a hidden side of shanghai. A side you will not see any other way! Small back streets. A wet market. Live frogs! Felt really safe. Finished it off at a tiny dumpling store selling the best dumplings. Great fun and good value. Thanks Shane.

Visited April 2013
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NyEdward, Owner at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
I'd just like to specify for the people reading your review that the dumplings are not related in any way to the live frogs :)

Shane says thanks for your kind words!
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Albany, California
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“Fantastic Fun in the Sidestreets”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I booked this unique tour as a surprise to our four teenage guests. Our teens almost fell over in shock when they saw the bikes with the cool sidecars.
I have lived in Shanghai for nearly two years and saw lots of new areas and learned new facts. It was particularly cool that we walked through some of the old back streets and learned about the disappearing local old zones.
Our tour guide was knowledgeable about the city and sensitive to our teens lack of attention -- so he made things interesting and short! They were all quite friendly and safe drivers (particularly important in the Shanghai streets).

Visited April 2013
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NyEdward, Manager at Insiders-Shanghai Private One-day Tour, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Expat teenagers, now THAT'S a challenge :)
Very happy we delivered and that you all had a good time with us! Feel free to share some photos on our FB page "INSIDERS EXPERIENCE"
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