Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town


  • Visit under-the-radar sights that are closed to other tourists

  • A private guide makes for an ultra-personal experience

  • All entrance fees and hotel pickup included


Choose from morning, afternoon or evening departure times. Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel by your private guide. You’ll head out for an insider’s peek at off-the-beaten-track landmarks that are not likely to survive the city’s newest development projects. Visit sights that are inaccessible to other visitors, including ancient carvings and a Qing-era private garden that is closed to the public. Other rare and informative stops include some of the city’s oldest private houses, a 14th-century temple dedicated to Confucius, and the former 500-year-old residence of a famous Chinese scholar. Wander through Mahjong markets and savory food stalls as you go behind the scenes to discover the heart of the traditional city quarters. Hear commentary from your guide about each sight along the way. Finally, your guide will help you figure out transportation back to your hotel or wherever you’d like to head next.

Tour info

3 hours - 3 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

One of the world’s most cutting-edge cities, Shanghai is also home to countless architectural relics that are under threat from modern development. On this Old Shanghai walking tour you’ll get an insider’s view of hidden landmarks many visitors miss, from secret gardens to authentic local markets. Hotel pickup and included entrance fees make for a hassle-free experience, and because it’s a private tour, you’ll have plenty of time for questions.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup

  • Excellent English-speaking guide

  • Private transportation

  • Entrance tickets

  • Personal expenses

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel drop-off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 180-210 minutes

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Shanghai Melody Private Tours is here to provide you with a flexible, professional and reasonably priced tour of shanghai and the surrounding areas. Based on our long-term professional expericence, we can design your private tour to meet all of your interests and preferences.

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