Meet your English-speaking guide at an easy-to-find central location then walk and explore the quaint neighborhoods and streets of Shanghai.
Try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. Enjoy yourself in a family-run, tourist-free restaurant that you can discover on your own. This tour focus on the old part of Shanghai away from the downtown and French Concession areas whereto can experience the real Shanghai!
While visiting over 5 food stops, learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations and learn about the foods that locals love and why they became so popular as each dish, restaurant and neighborhood through this guided tour. Start by visiting a noodle shop connected to a temple that specializes in serving tasty, vegetarian noodles for monks and Buddhists.
Then walk through pedestrian streets and lanes that come alive with fresh, handmade (and safe) street food only served during the morning. Watch China’s most popular breakfast items prepared before eating them including fried beef pancakes, jianbing (savory Chinese crepes), and youtiao (Chinese doughnut sticks).
Visit a local wet market to see locals bargaining and buying fresh produce, meat, and seafood and see what’s in season. Walk through some of Shanghai’s oldest residential communities to see how locals live their lives every day and learn about this interesting and historic area from your local guide (and new friend!) to get a feel for how locals have lived their lives in Shanghai for generations.
End your morning by exploring a local temple, tickets included with your tour.
The difference between private tours and join in (group) tours
Private Tour High quality tour with a more personal experience. Your guide will be available for any questions you have. Furthermore, there is much more flexibility with your itinerary. Want to meet other people interested in the same activity. Click here.
Join in (Group) Tour Mostly more affordable tours that have more inclusions and will allow you to meet new people and make some friends. Check out other join in tours in China here.