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FREE WALKING TOURS

Millions of travelers named the Free Walking Tour as the first thing to do upon arrival in any new city! Our local expert guides perform the free tour based on TIPS-ONLY requiring them to provide you with the best tour every time and ensure your experience remains unforgettable!

See the city at a glance

Anecdotes behind main attractions

Find life-long travel buddies

Budget-friendly pricing

Tip-based

Beijing City Free Walking Tour

Discover the urban legends through thousands of years of imperial history that makes it the cultural and power center of China!

Sounds like fun?

Join us to begin an exciting journey exploring the city!
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CULTURAL INSIGHT WALKS

Having enjoyed your introductory Beijing city tour, why not delve deeper into other city stories with our local experts? 🙂
To focus on a particular area of interest, city district, specific aspect of history & culture, our select cultural insights walks are your perfect choice!

Small group

Specific cultural themes

In-depth city insights

Local travel and living tips

Attend one of our free tours and you'll automatically receive a 10% discount coupon for any of our paid tours!​

$45

/person

Beijing Hutong Immersion Walking Tour

Uncover the historic intrigue inside the warren of lanes and alleyways, get immersed into hundreds year old neighborhood to see the vivid come to life!

$45

/person

Coming Soon - Food & Drinks Tour

Embark on a culinary adventure through the vibrant streets of Beijing, let your taste buds explore the authentic colors, flavors, and aromas of Chinese cuisine!

PRIVATE TOUR

Tailor-made tour for your group of friends, family, students, etc.? Your best travel experience crafted professionally.

Our professional tour guide will be your assistant,  translator, cultural ambassador, your local travel insider and friend!

Flexible Route & Schedule

Pick up from anywhere in the city

Starting at 800 RMB /120 USD

English, Español, 中文

Our Happy Visitors

Ton i
Ton i
2024-05-20
Amazing tour Amazing tour. The 4h went by like nothing. It is recommended to do it immediately when you arrive in Shanghai to get a good overview of culture, food, shops etc
Pamela O
Pamela O
2024-05-18
One of the best free walking tours! The insight that Dinna gave on the free walking tour was very good and we got a taste of the local ways of life. Questions were also answered professionally and with humour.
Alex V
Alex V
2024-05-18
Patient and knowledgeable tour guide along with good food recommendations 😋 Dinna is a knowledgeable tour guide and takes the time to took the time to take us to unique places. Trust me, I'm a researcher but still didn't have most of the places she showed us, in my list. Also you'll be taken to couple good food places too 😋 Definitely recommend 👌
Florian H
Florian H
2024-05-16
Best Free Walking Tours in China I joined both Free Walking Tours (Shanghai City and French Concession) and both were a great experience. With these tours I could easily visit the main sights of Shanghai as well as some hidden places and I learned a lot about Shanghai's history. Dinna is a really great guide and she obviously loves her job. Highly recommended!
Jose M
Jose M
2024-05-15
A very good option to explore Shanghai A nice option to have an insight of Shanghai. Dinna was a great guide telling us a lot about the architecture, history and culture with the priceless contribution of Chester for gastronomy tips.
Konrad
Konrad
2024-05-12
Shanghai on foot - delighted! We had the ABSOLUTE BEST time with Dina at the guided city walking tour. She’s extremely accommodating, very organised, funny and knowledgeable, both about the spots on the tour, quirky facts and the foodie spots (that dumpling place changed my life!) if you’re in Shanghai and not sure what to do/what to see, get on a walking tour with Dina and you those will be the best 4 hours (yes, she does it for 4 hours!) of your day. We had an absolute blast!
cris f
cris f
2024-05-11
Great way to star the Shanghai experience. Dina is a great guide, very knowlwedgeable and ready to help ready to ielp i She even gave us snack tips and help and toilet breaks ! The group was also very nice and we got tobshare many experiences.
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Wander31851146953
2024-05-08
Nice Trip Nice tour around the city and good stops at restaurants. Definitely a better way to explore if you don't speak Mandarin.
maria angelica
maria angelica
2024-05-05
Wonderful! We had a wonderful tour with Dina. We recomend this tour for superior. We have had a lot of history stoping in points where we got to know about the construtcion of the city, have also known about the people and food. Maria Angelica e Marcelo.
Will B
Will B
2024-05-05
Super Shanghai Tour The Shanghai City Tour was great. Dinna was v knowledgeable and super insightful. Perfect intro to Shanghai with good background on the city

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We request each visitor to make the online pre-booking so that we can keep you informed of any changes of the tour and arrange tour guides accordingly. It only takes you 3 minutes to do the click, easy, clear, and free!

YES! You will receive a confirmation email right after booking. One day before the tour, you will also get another welcome email from your guide with his/her contact number and more tour details. Make sure the email address you left is correct!

YES! The tour will generally go on rain or shine, unless the weather is really catastrophic (like Typhoon). You will also receive a confirmation email the day before the tour to inform you of the weather condition if necessary.

You will be given detailed instructions of tour itinerary in the welcome email. However If you miss the tour by more than half an hour, it may be hard to catch up and you will surely lose some delightful stops. We recommend arriving 10 minutes before the meeting time.

YES! We have 1-2 breaks included in all tours for food, drink and toilet! We won’t sit in any restaurant (except for the food tour) but you will surely enjoy the street food adventure along the way:)

4-4.5 hours may go by much quicker than you thought! We design the tour to be very well-paced with many breaks.  Previously, we had visitors aging from 3 months old to 72 years old, everyone made it to the end with ease. So keep calm and enjoy the tour!

We only take bookings for groups of less than 6 people so as to optimize the experience of everyone who comes. Feel free to contact us to get a private tour arranged if you have a group bigger than 6!

YES! We can also do private tours in Mandarin and Spanish.

我们可以做中文私人导览团。

Podemos hacer tours privados en español.

Click here to request your private tour!

Participation in tours promoted by Free Tours China is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither Free Tours China, nor the self-employed freelance guides who are the providers of the tours will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. By signing up for tours, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, is hereby warned of such risks, and is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against them. Thank you for your understanding.