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$72.48 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Morning Bike Tour of Shanghai Old Town

In just half a day on our vintage bicycles, you will discover the hidden gems of the city! Through narrow lanes in the peaceful Former French Concession, you get to discover beautiful villas from the 1920's and join the locals in their morning routine at Fuxing park. After tasting a delicious local breakfast and finding your inner peace in a Buddhist Temple, we ride through a very lively traditional open-air wet market. Your ride does not just stop there, we also take you to the most authentic portion of the Old Town, far from the crowds, to discover enchanting places and atmospheres, where you feel that times has stopped long ago. All in one and All inclusive, if you really want to immerse yourself and discover the diversity of this local culture, just hop on our vintage bicycles and follow us! USEFUL INFORMATION- English-speaking (for other languages, please contact us)- About 7 km ride, easy ride for all- From 8:45am to 1pm.- Up to 8 participants.- Departure and arrival at our Culture Shock Office in Xintiandi district- Minimum height is 1.50m. Tandem bikes are available for Private Tours with kids- Prices are all inclusive (warm drink during safety brief, snack food, temple entrance fee, a bottle of water, a foreign experienced guide, a helmet and single-gear vintage bike rental).- Optional premium insurance available.

$69.23 Cultural & Theme Tours

Shanghai Old Town Private Walking Tour Including Yuyuan Garden

Step into the pages of history and discover the stories of Old Shanghai! Meet your private guide at a central location for your 2-hour walking tour of the old walled city called Nan Shi, or Old Town. At its center are the Yuyuan Garden, dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD). Follow your guide through the exquisite imperial gardens — renowned for the classical landscape architecture — before walking to Chenghuangmiao, translated as Temple of the Town God. Here, you’ll learn about local tradition and the different gods of Chinese Taoist beliefs. Dating back to 1403, the temple's main courtyard is still active with worshippers and a central shrine offers solace from the bustle of the city.Finally, wander through Old Town’s lilong neighborhoods, where Western-style row houses and old Chinese courtyard homes line the narrow alleyways. These lanes, where laundry hangs from bamboo poles and neighbors share gossip, are rapidly disappearing along with an essential piece of Shanghai’s history. You’ll get a sense of traditional Chinese architecture and lifestyle as you meander past and view the first grand family's compound.At the end of your tour, learn about different types of local dumplings, with the opportunity to purchase some for a taste of delicious Chinese food.

$72.48 Tours & Sightseeing

Shanghai Night Tour by Bike

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Culture Shock Tours, ShanghaiWhat a better way to experience the “City That Never Sleeps” than hopping on one of our vintage Forever bicycles and explore a whole New World after dark. Follow our foreign expert Tour Leader on a multi-theme bike ride from the narrow streets of the Old Town all the way to the dazzling lights of the Bund. Like a local, you cycle around the famous landmark Yu Garden, learn about Ghost Wedding rituals, visit a Traditional Chinese Medicine pharmacy and get to learn more about the "Paris of the East". On the way, you also tickle your tastebuds with some delicious street food in order to immerse yourself deeper into local life. One evening with us and you can explore the many faces of Shanghai that make this city so unique.USEFUL INFORMATION- English-speaking (for other languages, please contact us)- About 9 km ride.- From 18:15pm to 21:30pm- Up to 8 participants- Departure and arrival at Culture Shock Office in Xintiandi district (89 Danshui road (House N13), near Xing'an Lu / 上海市黄浦区淡水路89弄13号1楼)- Minimum height is 1.50m.- Prices are all inclusive (Snack food, a bottle of water, a foreign experienced guide, a helmet and bike rental with all lights)- Optional premium insurance availableDuration: 3 hours

$69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Shanghai Private Guided Night Tour, Peking Duck Dinner, Pickup

Meet your friendly personal guide at your central Shanghai hotel at 6:30pm, and travel by private, comfortable vehicle to the Peking Duck restaurant to enjoy a famous, Beijing-style roast duck feast. Take your seat and place the crispy, sliced duck meat, scallion, cucumber, and sweet bean sauce on the top of the Chinese pancake. Then, roll up the pancake and enjoy! Your dinner includes a soda, beer, or tea, with additional drinks available at your own expense. After your delightful dinner, follow your guide on a walk around the Old Town area of the Yu Garden Bazaar. Take in the local markets and buildings bathed in twinkling gold lights, and cross the lucky ‘Nine Zigzag' bridge, as your guide shares insight into local culture and history. If time allows, sample some tea at the Huxingting Tea House, and then continue to The Bund area. Stroll along the riverside to enjoy the stunning views of the historical and modern buildings along the east and west banks of the Huangpu River, all fully illuminated. Admire The Bund’s colonial-era buildings as well as the Jinmao Tower, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, and the other skyscrapers of the Pudong Lujiazui Financial area. Afterward, transfer back to your hotel where your memorable Shanghai night tour concludes.

$68 Private & Custom Tours

Private Customized Classic Shanghai Shore Excursion Tour

As th private shore excursion, the schedule, duration, and activities are entirely up to you. However, the most popular itinerary begins with a pickup at Shanghai cruise terminal and starts with a visit to the city’s former French Concession. Here, stop at Fuxing Park, where the French-style gardens pay homage to the park’s colonial beginnings,in the morning, the park offers a fantastic introduction to traditional Shanghai life as locals gather here to enjoy activities such as calligraphy, singing, and even ballroom dancing. Feel free to join in a dance if you wish! Then, let your guide lead you through the French Concession, once the center of colonial life, and now the hottest and hippest neighborhood in Shanghai. Hop back in your private vehicle and drive on to People’s Square, known as the heart of Shanghai. Besides being a great place to observe locals going about their daily life, the square is home to the famous Marriage Market during weekends, when local parents come to find a boyfriend or girlfriend for their single children. If it's raining, you may wish to enjoy the alternative of either a visit to the world-class Shanghai Museum, with its fantastic selection of historic artefacts or the fascinating Shanghai Urban Planning Museum . For lunch, stop at a local restaurant to enjoy classic Shanghainese cuisine. Enjoy xiaolongbao soup dumplings, Shanghai-style noodles, or meat, fish,and vegetable dishes, washed down with plenty of tea. Next, see more local life as you explore Shanghai's Old Town area. Wander through its narrow alleyways and colorful markets, and if you wish, shop for tea, antiques, Chinese seals, souvenirs, or even everyday items like clothes and chopsticks. No visit to Shanghai would be complete without a stroll along The Bund or the Riverside Promenade (Binjiang Da Dao) that locals describe as a free museum of architecture for the varied styles on display. As you enjoy the splendid views of the colonial-era architecture and the dramatic contemporary skyline across the River Huangpu, your guide will explain Shanghai’s international history. Since this is 8-hour fully customized tour, if time permits ,please also feel free to discuss with guide if you are interested to visit any other places in the followings:   • Huangpu River Cruise • Jade Buddha Temple • Tianzifang or M50 Art Galleries • Maglev Train ride • Museums such as Urban planning museum, Shanghai museum, Jewish museum or Shanghai propaganda art poster center Your tour finishes with a transfer back to your cruise ship or to the central Shanghai. 

$66 Private & Custom Tours

Private Shanghai at Night Walking Tour with Shanghai Tower

Meet your guide 18.30 at the 1st Floor of Grand Hyatt Hotel at Jinmao Tower, an icon of new skyline Shanghai, to start your Shanghai evening tour.Walk to the tallest Shanghai Tower and take the world’s fastest elevator to the top of Shanghai observation deck to enjoy the splendid mega Shanghai city both at the sunset and evening time. Admire the spectacular skyline of Pudong Lujiazui, with stunning buildings like The Pearl and Shanghai World Financial Tower, as well as the old and new buildings illuminated at night.Next, you will take the walk along the Binjing Dadao and enjoy the short ferry ride to the Bund side, as you walk by gems of colonial-era architecture, your guide will explain Shanghai's colonial modern and old history while capturing classic photos or simply soak up the view as you look across one of the world's great and splendid city at night. However, it’s subject to favorable weather conditions to visit Shanghai Tower, such as a bad raining day, you will be given the option of an alternative night activities instead, such as take a Huangpu River cruise ride or visit Old town bazaar when it's lit up with glittering lights at night. If you book the dinner option you will also enjoy the delightful dinner, savor some local best dumplings, noodles as well as other authentical cuisine based on your own preferences. After a lovely evening, your guide will assist you to the Metro station or help you catch a taxi back to your hotel.