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Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession
Like having a friend show you his hometown!
, Nov 2019
We very much enjoyed our food tour with Lu. He took us to multiple restaurants and bars, as well as a tea house with home cooked food. Since it was just the two of us, it was like having a private tour. We loved the food, and were even happier with the restaurant recommendations Lu gave us for the rest of our stay in Shanghai.
Jim was a good tour guide through the streets of Shanghai. We stopped at a few hole-in-the-wall places that would otherwise be completely passed by, and it was cool to eat food that only locals would really know.
This tour would be a better value if you're in a larger group or more of a drinker (I was traveling alone and there were only 2 others on the tour). Otherwise, given the relatively cheap cost of food in China this didn't seem much worth it in the end to me.
I'm not sure if we made an impromptu stop somewhere, but the order of food we ate was weird. We started with noodles and spicy pork, then followed with boba ice cream...but then continued to the brewery/beer tasting before having grilled street food and then stopping for local/traditional dishes at a tea shop and then soup noodles. I don't know about you, but I try not to follow dairy with beer.
I would have liked to have tried more Shanghai-specific dishes (dumplings, rice cakes, chow mein, scallion pancakes, etc.). Most of what we had was tasty, but forgettable. You probably could do the same on a side street with lots of food stalls, stopping for a bite at each one.
I appreciate the mostly mom-and-pop shop focus of the tour, but arguably this is true of most non-chain eating establishments in the city.
The beef noodle soup at the end that featured in a famous American celebrity chef's show was pretty good (and I have followed in his footsteps in many different cities), but ultimately I've had better--even in Shanghai. Of course, he was more about getting to know people and soaking up the local feel than about the food, and in this case it was no different.
Overall, this was a decent tour to occupy one of my nights in Shanghai. But if you're looking for insight into the food or food culture, you should look elsewhere.
Note that the tour does not end at the starting point, and it's mostly up to you to figure out your way back.
Explore Shanghai's former French Concession long after dark, tasting several local foods along the way, on this culinary walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of the Xintiandi and Zhaozhou Road areas through your guide's commentary, and leave the tour with your culinary and historical appetites sated.
Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town
From $99.00 (Price varies by group size )
A great alternative option for seeing Shanghai
, Jan 2020
I opted to do this tour because the typical Shanghai day tours didn't really appeal to me. Kelly was terrific, great local knowledge, flawless English and very patient and generous with her time. Wondering through the tiny alleyways of the old town, I feel I saw and learned things I would never have been able to otherwise. Very happy to recommend it.
Fei Fei was a great guide who showed us a few different areas of Shanghai not usually visited by tourists. She was passionate and had a lot of enthusiasm. The tour was great and more so because of a great guide.
Walking through the hidden door of shanghai old town
, Oct 2019
My adult son and I took this tour. Penny was a very knowledgeable guide and answered all of our questions. We learned things about the old shanghai town, which we had never seen before, while on previous trips to Shanghai.
Just a friendly suggestion though: when picking up customers for this private tour I would suggest that the tour guide announce our name(s) when she enters the lobby of the hotel to pick us up. We waited for 25 minutes in the lobby not realizing that the guide was in the lobby too. Instead she texted me (I only left my home phone number and did not include my cell no.) therefore she was not able to reach me. Announce our names first or show our names on a piece of paper, than have the hotel call up to our room, and lastly if still unable to reach the customer, than contact the customer on the cell phone through text or by calling. Other than that the tour was very informative. Thank you.
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.
Fantastic day with Celine. She picked us up at the hotel and we visited the Bund, visited a garden that parents try to find a march for their child, went to Yu Garden, Confucius Temple, a silk factory, and a tea house fo a tea ceremony. We also ate at a local dumpling restaurant and walked around the very upscale French Concession. At the end of our tour, Celine instructed the driver to drive us around pointing out other architecture of the city on the way to the airport. Celine helped us get checked in and made sure everything was handled before she left us. We had so much fun and she was very personable. The driver was nice too. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Shanghai! Thanks Celine!
Thanks to our Guide Peggy we had a wonderful day exploring this beautiful city. We saw so many different parts of Shanghai and enjoyed every minute of the day. Peggy's English was so very easy to understand. Loved her humour. Thanks so much Peggy for making our tour of Shanghai one we will remember. 4 very grateful Aussies.
Get to know Shanghai with your own guide on this full-day private tour. Admire bird’s-eye views from a Shanghai Tower, stroll along the Bund, and visit the Yuyuan Garden and bazaar. Plus, explore the Confucius Temple and Former French Concession area, and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony. Choose to travel by public transport (own expense) if you're in a group of four or fewer, or upgrade to get around by private vehicle.
Nice night visiting 4 different restaurants. The guide Kate, British, gave insights into the different dishes and let us all taste rabbit head as well as Jelly fish to mention a few. Both educational and entertaining and definitely worth the price - value for money.
We had an amazing time with Paul! One thing that made this food tour unique was that we had multiple sit down venues. We've done countless food tours all over the world where you stand the entire time and get small tastings from a plate passed around. Not here! Come hungry and thirsty because the serving sizes are generous! Paul was very entertaining and it felt more like a party with friends than a food tour with strangers. Thank you for a wonderful and delicious time!
This tour was incredible - My only regret is that we attended on our last night in Shanghai. Had we gone on our first night, we would have known some of the best restaurants and food varieties!
Our guide Ashley was wonderful, very friendly, funny, and energetic. She was extremely knowledgable about the different regions in China, their histories, and foods. She was also very accommodating for members of the group with dietary restrictions and went out of her way to help provide alternatives (e.g. vegetarian meals, low-spice meals, etc.).
Absolutely make sure to bring an appetite and an adventurous spirit - The food is varied, and there's LOTS of it (and drinks to go with it, as well). The stand-out stop for me was the Schezuan restaurant that had plenty of delicious, spicy food, but all of the food was equally excellent.
Avoid the hassle of trying to find out where to grab a good meal while in Shanghai. This Shanghai food tour takes you off the beaten path as the sun starts to set so you can taste some of the most authentic regional dishes of the city. Pop into family-run eateries, and sample food, beer, and spirits well-liked by locals. Travel in a small group for a more intimate experience as you sample foods with a guide who also tells you about the city’s history and culture as you go.
Shanghai Breakfast Walking Tour of Former French Concession
Must do tour
, Jan 2020
Have another 5 stars Jim!
Our family of 4 had a great time exploring Chinese cuisine in the French Concession with you and it was the standout highlight of our first visit to China.
Jim speaks great English and not only found us great food to teach us about and taste but spoke about the changing face of Shanghai for first time visitors.
Hard to pick out single highlights but I now know that you add flavour to noodle broth from the toppings you choose and the tea tasting was a revelation to our taste buds.
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through Shanghai. Our tour guide was excellent, answering our many questions with good English and clarity. The food selection was good and the walk provided us a look at the back alleys and everyday life of many people in Shanghai. We highly recommend this tour.
Taste your way through the Former French Concession area of Shanghai on a tour that explores people, culture, and cuisine through the city’s breakfast foods. You’ll try more than 15 local breakfast treats, from ‘sheng jian bao,’ or pan-fried dumplings, to noodles, tea, and a beloved curry beef soup. This food walking tour is limited to 10 people for a fun, personal experience, with a local guide to lead the way through a fascinating part of the city.
This food tour was amazing. Our guide Jimmy and his associate were fantastic. They took us through areas of downtown and back alleys where we were able to get an authentic experience of Shanghai.
Communication was outstanding and the variety of the dishes was great. The food was truly delicious.
I highly recommend this tour to everyone!
The tour was great, the food was AMAZING! We actually went back to the restaurants the following days. Our tour guide was kind enough to type out the orders for us in wechat so we could order the same things.
Satisfy your taste for traditional Chinese food during this culinary tour in Shanghai. Make your way down the famous Yunnan Road, stopping at several restaurants that are local favorites. Try typical Shanghainese dishes such as scallion oil noodles, steamed buns, parched chicken, and soup dumplings with black vinegar. Learn about the history and culture of the quickly changing city through your guide's informed commentary. All tastings are included and add up to more than enough for a full meal. Tours are available from morning to late-night to experience the best of Shanghai's culture.
Shanghai is one of China’s most delectable culinary capitals, but knowing where to go for the tastiest treats takes local know-how. Hit up four family-run seated eateries during this insider’s food crawl, topped off by a pint of craft beer at a local pub. You’ll venture far off the tourist track as you feast on 12 regional classics, made from recipes passed down over generations.
Get up close and personal with the sights, and discover several of Shanghai’s most noteworthy neighborhoods, on this small-group bike tour. Meet your group in central Shanghai, and grab a bicycle and helmet. In the space of just half a day, you’ll chart your way through the evocative French Concession, the bustling Bund, vibrant Xintiandi, Shanghai's Old City, and more. As you go, stop to taste local snacks, and learn more about the city’s history from your guide.
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.
The former French Concession is the most visited part of Shanghai, which
is not difficult to understand why Shanghai is called “the Oriental Paris”
when you look at its beautiful streets, great architecture and historic sites.
Wheely takes you to the Western part of the French Concession and goes
back in time to when the French really lived in this part of Shanghai. And
also visit one Lilong which hidden in Shanghai’s back alleys, to see the
Shikumen architecture and feel local people’s lifestyle.
The whole tour you’ll be cycling through the beautiful, leafy streets of the
former French Concession and you’ll get a great idea of the life in Shanghai
now and then.
Step back in time to old Shanghai and discover the city’s history and cuisine during this 3-hour tour. See famous landmarks such as the Old City Wall, a birds market, a 700-year old Confucius temple, the last remaining shantytown, and more. Stop along the way to sample some of the city’s most delicious foods such as egg pancakes, sticky rice rolls, wonton soup, fried dumplings and much more.
Art and architecture enthusiasts will love this Art Deco-themed walking tour of Shanghai. Learn all about the style and why it was so popular in this Chinese city in the 1930s. Visit some of the most beautiful examples of the Art Deco style in Shanghai, including Park Hotel, the Bund, and the Jazz Club at the Peace Hotel, and spot some places that you might miss if sightseeing independently.
Once you’ve admired modern sights in cutting-edge Shanghai and are ready for a glimpse of the Chinese countryside, head to Huangshan and Hongcun on this scenic overnight tour. Flight and high-speed train tickets are included, plus four-star accommodation and tasty meals. You’ll admire some of the country’s most stunning natural scenery, with sunrise walks through canyons and pine forests—plus an 800-year-old village.
Get to know Old Shanghai through this morning food and walking tour, including breakfast and a visit to the Xiahai Temple. Follow your guide through the ancient neighborhood's longing, or courtyard communities, visit six street stalls and eateries to taste 10 traditional foods that make up a hearty breakfast. End up at the Xiahai Temple, where entrance fees are included. A small group of just 10 people ensures your guide's personalized attention.
Private Shanghai Evening Street Food Walking and Cruise Tour
From $110.00 (Price varies by group size )
Fun and Fantastic Tour!
, Nov 2019
Our group consisted of 2 Canadians, 1 American and 1 Brit including one person with a seafood allergy. Sunny was able to customize our tour to meet all tastes and spicy levels. One piece of advice, come hungry! We were stuffed by the end of this tour, we needed the walking to work some of it off. The boat ride is gorgeous, the skyline is even more spectacular on the water. It's also colder on the water so bring a sweater. We booked three tours with Sunny and her company and it was so nice having the continuity of the same guide across tours. It felt like we had a friend in China watching out for us :) All parties in our group highly recommend this tour and we definitely ate with the locals- not another tourist in sight until the boat cruise.
Discover a side of Shanghai it takes a local to know on this private foodie walking tour. Explore main streets and back lanes as you snack and slurp on delicacies like soup dumplings, roast duck, and mango pudding—enough for a full meal. Finally, enjoy a Shanghai classic: a Huangpu River cruise.
Get a taste for Shanghai’s startlingly diverse food culture and its culinary specialties. A guide introduces Shanghai’s selection of pulled noodles, breakfast pancakes, and “xiaolongbao” (soup dumplings). Along the way, observe tai chi practitioners and water calligraphers in Xiangyang Park, and wander street stalls and a wet market, where you’ll see fresh Chinese dishes prepared before your eyes. This small-group food excursion, limited to eight guests, is also great for kids.
1.It is a no-worry tour.Our tour guide will wait you at the exit of your flight in arrivals hall.
1.Private tour,only your group will participate
2.Specific tour for visa-free transit and layover tourists.
3.All Inclusive Tour,included 2 ways Maglev Train,metro line and Bus tickets,all entrance fees and lunch
4.Taking Maglev train-the highest Speed is 430km/h,experience the fast vehicle in Shanghai
5.Travelling by metro line,ejoy local life and economic plan
6.Visiting Yuyuan Garden,the Bund,Luzjiazui,Tianzifang-the most famous attractions in Shanghai in your limitted time
4.Tasting steamed dumpling or hot pot.Must be unforgetful tour.
Remark:We suggest tourists who has at least 8h to select this tour.Please reply us arrival and departure flight information.The earliest pick-up time is 8:30am
Private Walking Tour in the Former French Concession
From $95.00 (Price varies by group size )
Great tour of the former French Concession!
, Nov 2019
This was the first of two tours with Penny and we had a great time! Penny was extremely knowledgeable about the history and architecture of the area, along with the food and culture. We highly recommend this tour and were happy we also got some excellent food recommendations out of it, too.
I spent a half day with Penny as my guide on a private tour of the French Concession. She was extremely knowledgable, having been a teacher and very well versed in Chinese history and the evolution of Shanghai. She brought the town to life and I found myself quoting her and her knowledge to my family when I returned home. We spent most of our time in the park where she was able to bring to life the songs, dances and discussions many of the locals were taking part in on a Sunday afternoon. She paced the half day quite well as we covered a lot of ground and history and never felt rushed. The other piece that she ensured was how easy everything was logistically. Her and her group communicated regularly in advance, picked me up right on time at the hotel, covered the taxi rides and she even made sure I found a great gift for my wife and two daughters as I was traveling solo on this trip. At the end of the tour she made sure I was dropped at the location I needed to be and gave me a few notes on a good dinner spot....that I hit for dumplings AND LOVED. I think overall this tour was an incredible value, Penny brought the area to life and I learned a ton on the history of Shanghai. Very good use of a half day if you want to dive a bit deeper into the area and learn.
Stroll through the Shangai's trendy French Concession neighborhood with a private guide on this walking tour. Follow your guide's lead to unearth hidden courtyards, Art Deco buildings, and typical Shanghai street scenes. Highlights include the Lanxin Theater, the Cathay Mansion, the former residence of Dr. Sun-Yat Sen, Fuxing Park, and others. Choice of departure times to fit your schedule.
Authentic Shanghai Experience: Market Tour and Dumpling Class with a Local
From $89.60 (Price varies by group size )
The BEST activity for me in Shanghai!
, Nov 2019
My whole trip to China was realized to completion cooking with Anna! I have a whole new appreciation for dumplings, plus I left China with a Chinese mother and a Chinese sister! Better than advertised, book this activity as soon as you can. Certainly the top cultural activity to do in Shanghai, plus you get to eat what you make.
This was so much fun. Anna and her mother were very good teachers. I highly recommend this class! I now know how to make proper dumplings, and when I make them, I will remember my visit to Shanghai. Thanks Anna.
Discover Shanghai’s vibrant gastronomy scene during this 4-hour private tour. First, start at a farmers market and discover the fresh and local produce that is used in Chinese cooking. After gathering your ingredients, head back to your host’s home for a private, hands-on dumpling class. Learn to make vegan and vegetarian jiaozi from start to finish before enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Lift the lid on Shanghai’s tea culture and sweet treats on this small-group afternoon tea and dessert tour. Stroll along Huaihai Road and after sampling Chinese mooncakes, visit a tea house for a classic tea ceremony. Taste delicate Chinese green and black teas as you discover traditional tea drinking etiquette, and finish at a Cantonese dessert restaurant to try popular cold sweets such as milk pudding and mousse cake.
Excellent Night Tour! There's nothing we could ask for more!
, Aug 2019
Excellent Night Tour! There's nothing we could ask for more!
I booked last minute (less than 24 hours) for me and my friend, and Kelly was so quick to accommodate and confirm our night tour. She even started to recommend things that we can do.
At night, Penny, our tour guide was on-time to meet us at the hotel lobby. She discussed with me and my friend on 2 attractions that we want to do or visit. We decided to go see the Yu Garden / Old Town, and try the Huangpu River Cruise.
We started the night tour with the Yu Garden / Old Town. My friend and I were in AWE with the amazing authentic Chinese architecture. We took many great photos, and enjoyed shopping at the stores to buy local delicacies (with quality, but not so expensive).
Afterwards, we took the Huangpu River Cruise, and all we can say is WOW! Shanghai is so wonderful with its well-lit buildings. We enjoyed the great views of the Shanghai Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and the Bund.
Penny brought us back safely to our hotel, and ended the night with a small snack at Starbucks.
Thank you so much Penny & Kelly for the excellent tour! We enjoyed our first-time in Shanghai. Will definitely reconnect with you on my next visit :)
Explore Shanghai at night on this private tour that can be completely customized to your interests. You can choose to see the city’s neon lights or watch a popular acrobatic show or taste local foods and visit a rooftop bar. Along the way, learn about Shanghai history, culture, art, and more.
Dive deep into Shanghai's culture during this 3-hour food tour. Stroll through the off-the-beaten-path areas of the city to taste local favorite dishes during eight tastings. Visit street vendors and traditional restaurants to taste dishes such as frog stir-fry, crab shell pastry and 'sheng jian bao' (pan-fried dumplings). Learn about the fast-paced Chinese city's culinary history and culture through your guide's informative commentary. All tastings included.
See the best of Shanghai and Suzhou on a private 2-day tour with an informative guide and small-group of up to nine guests. Visit the Shanghai Museum, walk through the lovely Yu Gardens and Bazaar, take in colonial architecture along the Bund, shop along Nanjing Road, and enjoy a Huangpu River cruise. Then travel out to Suzhou and Tongli water town to see ancient streets lined with charming old buildings and explore the Classical Garden of Suzhou.
Suzhou is a famous historical and cultural city with a blend of classical gardens and water ancient towns. With the assistance of professional guide, we will walk into Suzhou. This tour offers a great chance to appreciate Suzhou's classical gardens, Shan Tang Street and Tiger Hill. The original allure of these sites have been preserved, and they represent Suzhou's antiquity and appreciation for art.
1. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Lingering Garden.
2. Walk along Shang Tang Street and enjoy local lifestyle
3. Visit Tiger Hill and its leaning pagoda
4. Experience high-speed trains and local public transportations
5. Pick-up and drop-off service included
6. Round trip train tickets from Shanghai to Suzhou included