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Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession

  • An informative walking tour of Shanghai's French Concession
  • Learn about the development of modern China through a historic stroll
  • Observe architectural gems and hidden art deco attractions
Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession
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Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 9:00 in the morning
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Private walking tour. Your tour departure time is 1:00 in the Afternoon
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Morning Tour with Tea Taste
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The French Concession is one of Shanghai’s hippest and most historic neighborhoods, constructed by French consuls during the 19th and 20th centuries. During this fun and informative walking tour, you’ll be joined by a private guide on a stroll through the leafy, European-built neighborhood. Discover hidden charms, such as art deco mansions and French-style parks, as you explore the city’s unique mix of old European and classic Shanghainese.

What to Expect

Shanghai, a vibrant Chinese city, is perpetually at the crossroads of old and new, torn between development and preservation. This dynamic is apparent in the former French Concession, a hip and historic quarter once home to French consuls and expatriates that still keeps its colonial character.

Go deep into the colorful Chinese port city’s history and heritage on this guided walking tour, exploring modern China’s growth through an in-depth visit to the French Concession’s trendy, tree-lined streets. Your guide points you toward hidden gems, such as art deco mansions, classical theaters, and a French-style park that’s now a nightlife hub.

Learn about the city’s changes firsthand while roaming the French-built quarter. Discover how it transformed from an Old World foreign enclave to a contemporary hotspot for young Shanghainese. Flexible departure times adapt to your schedule, and your guide can arrange to meet you in your hotel lobby for added convenience.

Reviews (33)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Another great tour

I go to Shanghai every couple of months and this is the second time I have done a tour with Penny. Although I have explored the French Concession myself Penny made it richer by her explanation of the history. We stopped at a cafe to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank todfox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A waking tour you can’t miss in shanghai

Following Penny, we have traced back the golden age of Shanghai back in the 19th century. We wouldn’t have learned that much about the history and the people from that time without this tour. Both my friend and I were impressed by the knowledge from...More

1  Thank stellaleigh007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
I've been to China 25+ times and never learned so much!

I've done my share of reviews all over the world, and this tour really stood out for me and my co-travelers. Ping met us at our hotel and took us to the French Concession and the original French Park. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank toobize
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Information rich and surprising tour in French Concessions

I have been to Shanghai numerous times, but decided to take a tour with PENNY to have another look at French Concessions with a private guide. Luckily I ended up with a very knowledgable and flexible guide who custom tailored our tour to my interests!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Mette T
Reviewed 28 October 2018
Interesting, informative and fun.

My friend and I did the Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concessions. Our guide was Penny, an intelligent young woman with excellent English and a comprehensive knowledge of her subject. She made history come alive for us, using the street-scape and buildings as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Dennis W
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Response from LetsDoCurry | Reviewed this property |
I booked through Viator, but, if you contact Shanghai Melody Tours direct, I'm sure that can be arranged.