3-Hour Private Shanghai Bund Walking Tour with Optional Afternoon Tea

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Shanghai
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Tour description

Bund is the most famous sightseeing site in Shanghai. Known as “Gallery of World Architecture”. Why, how and when this Gallery of World architecture starts?  It was also the important financial street known as “Eastern Wall Street”. Why did this street become the Eastern Wall Street at then?  Follow your excellent guide, walking along the Bund slowly, to know all the interesting stories behind the grand buildings on Bund.  At the end of the walking, an optional three-layer afternoon tea time will bring your feeling back to the old Shanghai of last century, known as the “Far East Pearl”, the “Paradise of Adventurers”. With various delicacy refreshments at your choice, and fragrant tea/coffee between lips, you can recall and talk more detail stories of what you saw on Bund with your guide.

Meet your exclusive guide in your hotel; Driving to Bund to start the discovering walking. A slow walking will take you to discover the stories and peoples of Shanghai last century hidden behind the grand buildings, such as the legends of Victor Sassoon, Kadoorie families, the stories of Astor House, Garden Bridge, British Consulate, Peace Hotel, Custom House, HSBC, British Club etc.  From Opium war, Five ports of commercial intercourse, the start and development of concessions, the legends of Sephardic Jews, the Pacific War; Form the end of the corrupt and dark Qing dynasty, to building of Republic of China, the fights and cooperation between KMT Party and Communist Party, as well as the powerful Shanghai Mafias and tycoons, Bund was once a perfect historical arena, all of them had their various performance in the last 170 years. After the walk, taking an afternoon tea break (optional), with various delicious bites, cool & warm, sweet and salty, tea and coffee, you will carry on to get more stories from your excellent guide about Bund’s past, present and future. At the end of the tour, driver will send you back to hotel, or any place you wish to go in downtown Shanghai.  

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Exclusive Private tour
  • Optional three-layer afternoon tea
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Guest's personal expenses