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“Great way to learn about Shanghai” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newman Tours-Day Tour
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$41.45*
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Private Shanghai Gangster Tour
Ranked #9 of 105 Tours in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The only company to have won 2015 TripAdvisor Certificates Of Excellence in both Shanghai and Beijing, Newman Tours' native English speaking guides use iPads, and Chinese cultural activities to ensure your tour is informative and memorable. We have more than five years' experience leading historical and interactive tours in Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Xi'an, Tianjin, and of course Chengdu.
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
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“Great way to learn about Shanghai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Walking tours with knowledgeable guides are a great way to get to know a place. We went on the 'Gangster' tour and really enjoyed it. I recommend this to anyone who wants to scratch beneath the surface of Shanghai. Very well prepared information, lively and fun, personalized. We plan to do the other tours they offer.

Visited July 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Gangster Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Insightful and great fun. Our guide may or may not have been a genuine cockney gangster, but he certainly knew a lot about the criminal underbelly of colonial Shanghai. This was an area of history that I previously knew very little about, and it was fascinating to hear about all the old characters and see the places where they operated. It felt like we were being given a real secret history of the city. The tour ended with a well-deserved drink in a bar, where our guide continued to answer all our questions and demonstrated some underhand gambling techniques. An excellent tour.

Visited June 2013
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Shanghai, China
2 reviews
“Shanghai, city of gangsters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Daniel and his professionalism made me believe I was in 1940s Shanghai! Dressed up as a gangster he led the tour around the former French Concession, inviting all of us to enter the world of famous Green Gang and in depth introducing parts of modern Chinese history. We were taken to secret corners of the city and visited the properties owned by the most influential gangsters of the time. Tour full of stories, education, excellence and enjoyment! I Highly recommend the tour to the locals, expats as well to tourists just passing through Shanghai.

Visited June 2013
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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
“Gangster Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Very interesting and interactive. This walking tour highlights some of Shanghai's most well known gangsters and their rise to fame. I really enjoyed the depth of knowledge and attention to detail. Daniel and his staff really bring a lot of creativity and fun to the entire experience. There were a lot of great buildings to see and things to learn about. I highly recommend this tour!

Visited June 2013
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shangh, Chinaai
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“Creepy Chinese Ghosts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

We are expats based in Shanghai for the past 10 years and joined another family for a Newman Ghost Tour in June, 2013. We brought along our 8 year girls and had a great time walking around Nanjing Rd & JingAn district hearing lots of eerie stories. Now it's so interesting to get a bit of backstory about the places we see everyday (I'll certainly be looking up whenever I walk by the Paramount Theatre now!). Chloe was a great guide who did a fabulous job with vivid details and dramatic flourish that really brings the stories to life. The Ghost Tour is a great night out for both tourists, seasoned expats and locals alike...

Visited June 2013
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