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Return to the opulent age of French colonial China on an intriguing 2-hour private walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession. Led by an expert historian guide, weave your way around significant sites on which the First Conference of the Communist Party took place and marvel at charming apartments and grand villas. Meander through narrow walkways and discover secretive spots that still retain some enigmatic French charm. Receive personalized attention from your guide, this is a private tour just for you and your party.
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Shanghai French Concession
  • Learn about the history of this unique part of Shanghai, once owned by the French, through the eyes of a local
  • Visit Xin Tian Di, where the First Conference of the Communist Party took place
  • Pass quaint villas and apartments from the early 1900s, admire a French-style park and explore an arts and crafts enclave
  • Your expert local guide will point out how this area retains its distinct French character
Greet your guide at a central Shanghai location and embark on your private walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene and directs your attention to cobbled streets and wrought-iron railings reminiscent of 19th-century Paris. Hear of the radical cultural transformation that occurred at the site of the First Conference of the Communist Party and absorb the botanical beauty of a French-style park during your stroll. 
Admire the intricate facades of villas and apartments built in the early 20th century and discover the famous figures that have resided within. Take to the back streets in order to catch a rare glimpse of local Shanghai life and then enjoy some leisurely free time in Tianzifang. 
Browse the bespoke boutiques, handicraft stores and charismatic restaurants of the enclave and then bid your guide and group farewell. Feel free to continue exploring independently or make your own way back to your accommodation.


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, Sep 2017

It's a good tour for getting an overview of the French Concession. There is also a history lesson on the birth of the communist party as we started with the tour of the museum of the first conference of the communist party. Zoe was knowledgeable about the French Concession and the history of Shanghai. Being a born and bred Shanghainese, it's interesting getting her perspective on Shanghai, its history and people. If it wasn't for my poor legs, I could have walked on for another few hours, wandering through the beautiful French Concession and listening to Zoe's account of the area in its hey day.

, Dec 2016

Very informative

, Oct 2016


, May 2016

Mary our guide was excellent. The tour was interesting and relaxing up until we reached Tianzifang. The crowds were unbelievable and you could only follow the person in front of you. Unfortunately we picked the wrong weekend to visit as it was the May Day holidays in Shanghai. Make sure you check to make sure there are no public holidays when you visit.

, Nov 2015

The tour was very interesting, well-paced, and we were pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful the French concession area is. Our tour guide, Zoe, was very patient in explaining details and facts about Shanghai history, and we learned a lot that day.

, Aug 2015

This was an excellent tour and provided the detail I was looking for.
Our tour leader was knowledgeable and she was able to explain clearly .
I recommend this tour to those who seek a detailed tour of the Former French Concession. You will not find better.

, Jun 2015

Wonderful! Mary was a great tour guide. She was really fun, sweet and answered all of our questions. We had a wonderful afternoon.

, Jun 2015

It was nice and informative. I liked it.

, Jun 2015

Zoe was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Would highly recommend it.

Trish and Lee

, Apr 2015

This was a wonderful tour which exceeded our expectations. Our guide Merry is a delightful young lady, who knew her stuff well and seemed to really enjoy sharing it with us. We learned a lot in the most easy and pleasant way and our time with her is now a treasured memory.

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