Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town

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From $99.00

87 reviews   (4.97)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Shanghai, Shanghai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This private 3-hour walking tour is designed for city walkers who are fond of off-the-beaten track routes. Your professional tour guide will lead you through deep alleys of old city neighborhood area, find you ancient carvings hidden behind hanging laundries, learn you the most original history and culture of Shanghai. The area you visit during the tour could be the oldest part of Shanghai, offering glimpse of ancient Chinese buildings that have survived through turbulent times and most likely will no longer exist within the next decade. If you are a history lover or want to know more about the old Shanghai memory, don't miss out this opportunity while you are in town.

What's Included

Entrance tickets

Excellent English-speaking guide

Hotel pickup

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Hotel drop-off

Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please indicate morning tour or afternoon tour in special requirement area upon booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please indicate morning tour or afternoon tour in special requirement area upon booking
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken!
dye2tri, 18-02-2020
What an amazing gem of a tour!
Do not miss out on this opportunity to see some very hidden things that you don’t see every day in China. Our tour guide was amazing and knowledgeable and very friendly. We met some neighbors visited the local market and even tried some food. But the real highlight was visiting the hidden doors. When I returned home I bought a book about the history of that place. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. Worth every penny!
Wonderful guides!
roellab, 14-01-2020
This was the only tour that we prebooked in Shanghai, and I’m glad we did! Our tour guide, Penny was very nice and knowledgeable about the region and history. We spent quite a bit of time with her and a wonderful lady who’s home will be restored. Penny then took us around the neighborhood, to the market, then to Confucius’ temple. It was a wonderful way to see Old Shanghai.
A great alternative option for seeing Shanghai
Safari57858589275, 14-01-2020
I opted to do this tour because the typical Shanghai day tours didn't really appeal to me. Kelly was terrific, great local knowledge, flawless English and very patient and generous with her time. Wondering through the tiny alleyways of the old town, I feel I saw and learned things I would never have been able to otherwise. Very happy to recommend it.
Unique & fascinating experience
jeremyfromlondon, 04-01-2020
I first visited China in 1993 and since then the changes to the way people live, dress and work have been dramatic. This tour brings these changes to life. Your guide, Penny, is an expert in contemporary Chinese history and walks you through real communities in the old town where you can see with your eyes the changes as they're explained to you. This innovative tour also invites you into the homes of families and places of worship where you can openly discuss modern life. Be the end your understanding of Shanghai will be taken to the next level.
If you do 1 thing while visiting Shanghai, make it this tour!
DebV20, 01-12-2019
This tour was truly incredible. Penny was so informative and the off the beaten track places she took us to were enlightening. Don’t want to write too much to spoil it for you, just make sure that you put this on your list of things to do. Thanks Penny for such an amazing experience!

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