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$68 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

Meet your guide at the Huangpi Nan Road metro station and depart on foot for the Xintiandi area of Shanghai. Start with a taste of notable soup dumplings and learn from your guide about their construction, including the savory meat filling and flavorful broth. Afterward, its a 15-minute walk to Yunnan Road, where you'll sit down alongside local residents catching up with their friends at three traditional restaurants and one dessert shop. On the way, notice French lane apartments of the French Concession give way to Chinese stone houses, called shikumen, and observe daily life among the street vendors, office workers, and mahjong players.Sample authentic Shanghainese dishes, such as parched chicken, red-braised pork, scallion oil noodles, roasted duck, candied lotus rice, and spring rolls. Between food stops, you're offered green or black tea while your guide shares insights and anecdotes about Shanghai.

$93 Private & Custom Tours

Shanghai Private, Guided Tour with Cruise, Lunch, Hotel Pickup

Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and start your exciting sightseeing tour from Fuxing Park, where you will see locals dancing and practicing meditation and Tai Chi as their morning exercise. Some are also gathering to play cards and catching up with friends. It is lovely spot to experience the local life. Next, head to the Tianzifang in former French concession, an area of well-preserved old style stone houses with lots of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants. The houses are all reconstructed from the old residential blocks. Stroll through the alleyways and have a leisure time enjoying the art, food and souvenirs. Revitalize yourself with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant where you can have a bit of famous "Xiao Long Bao" (soup dumpling) and other delicious dishes. In the afternoon, you will visit Shanghai Tower (2,073 feet/632 meters), the highest building of China. You will have a panoramic view of the whole city from the observatory. Then, relax yourself on the Huangpu River sightseeing cruise, and you will see amazing city landmarks alone the riverside, such as Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Tower and colonial buildings of the Bund.   If you have already visit some of those places above before, and want to do something different this time. Please feel free to pick below attraction or activities base on your interests. Maglev Train Experience Shanghai Jade Buddha temple Yuyuan garden and bazaar TV Tower/World financial center/Jinmao Tower Shanghai museum Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center If you select the tour with dinner option, you will enjoy a Sichuan-style dinner after your day tour. Besides enjoy the Sichuan style food like steam pork, fried chicken or the famous Dandan noodle, you can watch the famous Face-Changing performance during your dinner time. After the tour, your guide will take you back to the hotel.

$78.99 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Chinese Acrobats and Shanghai Evening Tour

After the show, you will travel by coach to catch a magical view of Shanghai at night. Your evening tour includes a visit to Peoples Square, the city lights along the Bund, and the French Concession District. The final stop is Xin Tian Di, a chic restaurant, pub and boutique area. Here you can spend time on your own or continue back to your hotel with the group.Chinese Acrobats and Shanghai Evening Tour Highlights: Shanghai Acrobat Troupe Peoples Square Bund Former French Concession District Xin Tian Di

$78 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Huangpu VIP River Cruise and Shanghai Lights Evening Tour

Your private 3 hours tour will start at 7 PM. You will be picked up from your hotel lobby and sent to the Old Shanghai Town. You will take a short walk there to see the famous Nine-Zigzag Bridge and surrounding buildings. If the weather nice you will see the beautiful contrasts between the old and new buildings from the two sides of Huangpu River. After the walk, take the evening cruise on the Hungpu River. You will have VIP class tickets which offer the best view of the famous colonial-era buildings alongside the Bund including the Peace Hotel with its unique pyramid roof in blazing green and the Customs House with its large clock tower and modern towers on Pudong Side such as Pearl Tower, Shanghai Tower and Bottle Opener. After the cruise experience, you will be transferred to Pudong Lujiazui Commercial and Business Area, which is the newly developed part of Shanghai city since 1990. You will surprise how the Chinese people make so many big buildings in 20 years. At last, you will see the former French Concession at Xin Tian Di where the old fashion architecture style of Shanghai stone gate neighbors with the newly renovated nightlife district with many boutiques, pubs and restaurants. Here you can spend time on your own or continue back to your hotel with your tour guide.

$85 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Shanghai Dumpling-Cooking Lesson and Food-Tasting Tour

Meet your guide and small group for a walking tour of the former French Concession, a beloved tree-lined neighborhood, to find some of Shanghai's best dumplings. Stop by street stalls and casual local eateries to watch the experts cook the fresh dumplings that you get to try. Depending on what’s available, your eight samples may include typical guotie (pan-fried dumplings); jiaozi (northern-style dumplings); hun tun (wontons); and Shanghai's renowned xiaolongbao (steamed soup dumplings). Along the way, your guide talks about the differences in taste, texture and cooking techniques of China’s bite-size snacks. It's food for thought as you continue on a short walk to the venue where your 1-hour cooking class takes place. During your lesson, a local chef introduces you to har gow (shrimp dumpling), a Cantonese dim sum specialty. Following a demo, try your hand at making steamed potato wrappers stuffed with shrimp. Once the work is done, treat yourself the tasty har gow you made! After your tour is finished, you will take taxi or subway back to your hotel by your own.

$49 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shanghai French Concession Private Walking Tour

This tour is designed for city walkers, and minimum walking time is around 3 hours. Your English tour guide will lead you through architecture of 1930's Art Deco and leading about modern history of China from 1850 to 1950. You will get to know the environment and culture during this relax walking tour.You will be visiting following places: Okura Garden Hotel: The former French club, the lobby in eastern part shows the best case for French classical style in interior design. Lanxin Theatre: The first western style theatre in Shanghai. Cathay Mansion: Formerly owned by famous Sassoon's family, known for hosting distinguished guests worldly wide since 1950's as well as its typical Art Deco style. King Albert Apartment: Another name popularly known as Royal Garden, built by French Catholic church for expatriates living in Shanghai. Walking through this living community, which is now hidden between two busy narrow streets, one may take a close look to the French Concession. The former residence of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen: A museum of China's revolutionary history. St. Nicholas Church: An Orthodox church built by Russian expatriates in 1920s, small but delicate. Fuxing Park: The only one French style garden in the country, which experienced a lot of changes during the past 100 years. Now stays popular both for senior's exercises in the morning and party animals' gathering in the evening for its club and KTV partyworld. The walking tours that are designed for the ones of same interests with different options at - routes to go, ways to do and certainly, stories to hear from selected guides who are fond of this part of Shanghai history themselves. This tour offers a choice of morning and afternoon departure time (10am or 2pm). Your guide will come to meet you at your hotel lobby, and either take taxi or public transportation to attractions at your own cost. After tour, your tour guide will arrange taxi for you to go back to your hotel or you can spend time to walk around in the city by yourself.