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Shanghai Old City (Nanshi) Tours and Activities

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Nanshi is the collection of narrow streets and alleys once enclosed within the walls of old Shanghai. During the city’s period of foreign concessions, it was the main Chinese district, rarely entered by foreigners. Today, the neighborhood captures the essence of old China, complete with several temples, food vendors, and a crowded bazaar.

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Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town

Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town

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From ancient carvings located behind laundries to the 300-year-old Secluded Library (not open to the public), learn what lies behind the modern glamour of one of China’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities on this private walking tour of Old Shanghai. With just your group and private guide, head to a number of off-the-beaten-track attractions and quirky historical sites that create a fuller understanding of Shanghai’s history and contemporary culture alike.
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Half-Day Bike Tour of Shanghai Old Town with Food Tasting

Half-Day Bike Tour of Shanghai Old Town with Food Tasting

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China’s biggest city might not seem like the place for a relaxing bike ride, but the narrow lanes of Shanghai’s atmospheric Old Town are ideal for a cycling tour. On this bike tour, explore the Former French Concession, pedal around Fuxing Park, and hop off to visit a Buddhist temple, stroll around a traditional wet market, and re-fuel with coffee and pastries.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.07
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$23.07

Mini Group Shanghai Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Bazaar, Bund

Mini Group Shanghai Day Tour to Zhujiajiao Water Town, Yu Garden, Bazaar, Bund

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Explore dynamic Shanghai and charming Zhujiajiao Water Town on this private full-day tour that includes Yu Gardens and Bazaar, and the Bund. Swap the bustle of the city for the calm and quiet of Zhujiajiao Water Town as you discover this ancient village. In the afternoon enjoy the splendid Yu Gardens, browse the goods at the traditionally styled Yu Bazaar and check out the colonial architecture on the Bund. Your knowledgeable guide shares stories throughout the day for a comprehensive look at Shanghai.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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Private Shanghai City Highlight and Hidden Gems with Culinary Experience

Private Shanghai City Highlight and Hidden Gems with Culinary Experience

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Get a comprehensive overview of Shanghai on a private full-day tour. See the city’s main highlights like The Bund, Yu Gardens, the Old City Walls and much more as you listen to engaging commentary about Shanghai’s history and culture from your guide. Enjoy the flexibility to customize your day to your interests and the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Shanghai hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.94
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$126.94
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Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

Private Half-Day Tour: Amazing Highlights of Old Shanghai

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Burst through the language barrier and discover historic Shanghai on a private half-day door-to-door tour that adapts to suit your timings. If you start your tour before 2pm, experience the classical Yuyuan Garden, Old Shanghai, and the Confucius Temple; if you start later, enjoy the Bund followed by a Huangpu River cruise. Whichever option works for you, savor a tea ceremony and soup dumpling feast along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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4-Hour Shanghai Private Flexible Highlight Tour with Lunch or Dinner Option

4-Hour Shanghai Private Flexible Highlight Tour with Lunch or Dinner Option

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During this fully customizable, private Shanghai tour, you get to call the shots. Enjoy a tailor-made itinerary—designed with your unique interests in mind—and choose between lunch and dinner options. Return travelers who have already ticked off the main sights can opt for lesser-known locations, like Jade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang Creative Park, or the Shanghai Propaganda Art Poster Center.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.67
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$122.67
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Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

Private Customized Airport Layover Tour of Shanghai City Highlights

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Turn your long layover in Shanghai into a full tour of the city with this private 8-hour tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the airport. Visit top attractions like Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, and more alongside a guide with extensive knowledge about Shanghai; or, work with your guide to create a customized itinerary that suits your interests.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.20
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$163.20
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4 or 6 Hours Private Customized Shanghai City Night Tour (or Layover)

4 or 6 Hours Private Customized Shanghai City Night Tour (or Layover)

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Shanghai truly is the city that never sleeps—and it changes so fast that even if you’ve visited before it can be hard to keep track. Get on top of this buzzing metropolis on a door-to-door night tour with a private guide and driver. Feel free to customize the tour to suit your interests, or follow a classic route: Old Town, a night food street, Nanjing Lu, and the Bund.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.00
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$120.00
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Shanghai All-you-need-to-see 1 Day Private Tour

Shanghai All-you-need-to-see 1 Day Private Tour

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You don't have much time on your hand, but still want to see all the most popular highlights in Shanghai, then this is your tour. Your private guide will show you everything you need to see and tell you the stories and histories about this dynamic city and its people. You also can modify this itinerary to match your interest and preference. If you want to travel comfortably with professional guide and make best use of your precious time ,then join us and explore this exciting city ! Tour available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.00
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$189.00
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Private Shanghai City and Zhujiajiao Combo Tour with Boating, Tea Tasting, Lunch

Private Shanghai City and Zhujiajiao Combo Tour with Boating, Tea Tasting, Lunch

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Save time on this combination tour of Shanghai and the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao on the outskirts of the city. In the company of just your party and a private guide, travel to Zhujiajiao for a boat ride and tea tasting, before returning to Shanghai city to explore some off-the-beaten-path places missed by most visitors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.00
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$218.00
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All Inclusive Private Classic Day Tour of Shanghai

All Inclusive Private Classic Day Tour of Shanghai

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Skip the typical, impersonal tours and enjoy a personalized experience of Shanghai on this private full-day tour. Explore top attractions such as Yu Garden and Bazaar, the Jade Buddha Temple, and Shanghai Global Financial Center. All entrance tickets and a delicious lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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$225.00
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Private Customized Shanghai Shore Excursion Tour of City Highlights with Lunch

Private Customized Shanghai Shore Excursion Tour of City Highlights with Lunch

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When your cruise ship docks at Shanghai, explore the city as you wish on a full-day private shore excursion. Customize your itinerary around your personal interests, and visit attractions such as The Bund and People’s Square. Perhaps discover the colonial-era French Concession, visit Shanghai Museum (own expense), or shop for souvenirs at the Old Town bazaar — the choice is yours. Your tour includes private air-conditioned transport and port pickup, plus port or hotel drop-off.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.00
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$183.00
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Shanghai Old Time Exploration with Sassoon's Cathay Mansion or Din Tai Fung Dining

Shanghai Old Time Exploration with Sassoon's Cathay Mansion or Din Tai Fung Dining

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Equal parts history lesson and walking tour, this private tour of Old Shanghai digs deep into the city’s colonial past from 1840 to 1940, pivotal years in Shanghai history. Visit historical Shanghai attractions such as the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Bund as your guide tells detailed stories of each attraction’s past. A private tour offers opportunities to curate your itinerary, as well as personalized attention from your guide. A decent Shanghai or Yunnan cuisine lunch is also inclusive.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.00
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$215.00
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Peking Duck Dining Experience with Amazing Shanghai Night Lights

Peking Duck Dining Experience with Amazing Shanghai Night Lights

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Enjoy Shanghai’s evening lights and a Peking Duck dinner on this private 4-hour night tour. Savor a traditional Beijing-style feast of roast duck with pancakes at a restaurant before a walking tour to admire the city lights. Stroll around the Yu Garden Bazaar, cross the ‘Nine Zigzag’ bridge, and walk along The Bund to see its floodlit colonial-era buildings and Pudong’s illuminated skyscrapers. Includes dinner with select drinks, plus central Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.87
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$141.87
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2-Day Shanghai Highlight Tour Combo Package

2-Day Shanghai Highlight Tour Combo Package

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The perfect mix between independent and all-inclusive, this two-day Shanghai sightseeing tour leaves you free to make hotel bookings on your own. Enjoy front-door VIP pick-up each day as you embark on a whirlwind tour of the cutting-edge city, covering highlights like the Bund and Yuyuan Garden. Savory, Chinese lunches and entrance fees are all included, so you can focus on taking in the sights.
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  • 2 days
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$335.00
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$335.00
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Private Flexible Shanghai City Highlights and Shopping Combo Tour

Private Flexible Shanghai City Highlights and Shopping Combo Tour

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Discover some of the Shanghai's must-see highlights and tick off your must do shopping lists with a fully guided tour by your local guide expert. Explore top attractions like The Bund, Ming-Dynasty Yu Garden, and Jade Buddha Temple, and visit the observation deck at one of Shanghai’s highest skyscrapers etc. Customize your shopping itinerary to suit your special shopping requests and enjoy the convenience of getting around the city with your own private car and driver.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Shanghai Brewery Tour with Rice Wine Tasting, Local Snacks

Private Shanghai Brewery Tour with Rice Wine Tasting, Local Snacks

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Immerse yourself in the nightlife of Shanghai's French concession area on this private 3-hour brewery tour. Stop at three local breweries to taste Chinese beers, accompanied by local snacks such as dumplings, pot stickers, and won tons. This private tour guarantees personalized attention from your dedicated guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.14
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$121.14
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2-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden and Old Town Private Walking Tour

2-Hour Shanghai Yu Garden and Old Town Private Walking Tour

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Explore one of Shanghai’s most evocative neighborhoods when you book a private walking tour of the Old City. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide directly at your centrally located hotel. Once in the Old City, visit the classical Yuyuan Garden, admire the area’s Qing Dynasty–era architecture, stroll through a bustling bazaar, and otherwise follow in locals’ footsteps as you discover the historical area’s highlights.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.00
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$69.00
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Private Shanghai city day tour: Ride a time-machine to see Shanghai

Private Shanghai city day tour: Ride a time-machine to see Shanghai

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This private Shanghai city day tour is the perfect way to learn about Shanghai’s ancient and modern sites in one day. Save hours researching attractions and navigating public transport by having a driver to take you to Shanghai's best sites. Highlights include The Yuyuan Garden, taking part in a tea ceremony, a dim sum lunch, visiting the French Concession, and The Bund.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.27
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$180.27
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Customizable Shanghai Shore Excursion of City Highlights with Airport Drop-off

Customizable Shanghai Shore Excursion of City Highlights with Airport Drop-off

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This delightful private shore excursion of Shanghai city offers flexible itinerary, and you can choose to visit the top city attractions such as the famous Bund, Yu Garden, French Concession, Old Town, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Tower or the off-the-beaten-track places based on your personal interests. To learn about the transformation of this fascinating city within 700 years, witness Shanghai's old and new, and of course taste authentic local food. Your pick up point can be either at Wusongkou Port or Shanghai International Port, and the drop-off point can be either at Pudong airport (PVG) or Hongqiao airport (SHA). Tasty local lunch, Yu Garden entrance fee, private guide and transfer service are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.96
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$209.96
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8 or 10 Hours Private Old Culture in New Shanghai Tour (or Layover)

8 or 10 Hours Private Old Culture in New Shanghai Tour (or Layover)

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Spend a quality 8 or 10 hours discovering China’s thousands year old cultural roots in today’s Shanghai… Buddhism; Taoism; Confucianism & classical garden art. You will… • Experience Buddhist culture by copying Scripture calligraphy in Jade Buddha Temple; • Learn about Confucius with tea testing process in Confucian Temple. • Finding your own zodiac god in a Taoist temple: City God Temple; • View the wonderful aesthetic of Chinese landscape by visiting the classical Yu Yuan garden; • Visit Old Town Shanghai to see the traditional architectures of Ming & Qing dynasties, including time to souvenirs shop; • Sample and enjoy the various delicacies of Shanghai’s “street food”, or dine at a well-known restaurant, as you wish… all delicious! The tour itinerary can be fully customized based on your interests and needs, please feel free to discuss with your guide when meet up. Pickup and drop-off by private car service is inclusive.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.00
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$220.00
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2-Day Shanghai Sightseeing Private Custom-Made Combo Tour

2-Day Shanghai Sightseeing Private Custom-Made Combo Tour

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Create your perfect Shanghai tour itinerary without tourist-factory shopping stop. Meet your guide and driver in the morning at the hotel or airport, spend a few minutes discussing your private tour day schedule according to your personal interests, you may visit up to 6-7 attractions of your choice including Zhujiajiao Water Village. You will enjoy the convenience of daily downtown hotel or airport / railway station pickup and private transport; and explore each attraction at your own pace. Private English speaking tour guide & transportation are inclusive in this 2-day tour, but all the entrance tickets to the sights, lunch will cost by your own expense.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$310.00
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$310.00
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Half-Day Shanghai Old Town Market Private Walking Tour

Half-Day Shanghai Old Town Market Private Walking Tour

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To experience the authentic Shanghai, it pays to have a local guide. On this private walking tour, discover a less-visible side of the city as you explore local markets, hidden alleyways, and secret food streets. Visit a bird and flower market, an antique market, a wholesale retail market, and a fabric market, and soak up the spirit of Shanghai Old Town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Shanghai Layover Tour to Zhaojialou Water Town with City Highlights

Private Shanghai Layover Tour to Zhaojialou Water Town with City Highlights

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Utilize your limited layover time in Shanghai to tick off some of the top attractions based on your personal interests, such as The Bund, French Concession, Xintiandi, Yu Garden Old Street, city skyscraper etc. In addition, visit the five-century old ancient water town Zhaojialuo (Zhao Jia Tower), located in Minghai District. One way or round-trip airport transfer option is available to choose based on your own needs.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$171.50
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$171.50
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shanghai Old City (Nanshi) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Shanghai Old City (Nanshi) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shanghai Old City (Nanshi) costs USD 5.34. Guided Shanghai Old City (Nanshi) tours start around USD 5.34 per person.
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