Shanghai

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Free Walking Tours
Discover must-see city wonders with local experts
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Cultural Insight Tours
Delve deeper into city life uncovering its vibrant cultural roots
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Beyond the Chopsticks Culinary Tour
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FREE WALKING TOUR

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

Shanghai City Free Walking Tour

Discover the wonders and secrets of all the must-see attractions in downtown Shanghai!

Tip-based

French Concession Free Walking Tour

Relive an exotic era of style, tranquility and romantic surprises from the historical Orient!

CULTURAL INSIGHT TOUR

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Having enjoyed your introductory Shanghai tour, delve deeper into other city stories with our local experts!
To focus on a particular area of interest, city district, specific aspect of history or culture, our select cultural insights tours are the perfect choice.

Small group

Specific cultural themes

In-depth city insights

Local travel and living tips

$55

/person

Wartime Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Feel the love, peace, and inspirations of the former Jewish community through little-seen authentic Shanghaiese alleyways!

$55

/person

Propaganda Discovery Walking Tour

Demystify the history of communist propaganda, street art, and the education system that shaped modern China through generations!

$55

/person
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Legendary Century Old Road Walking Tour

Wander through early 20th century European architecture while hearing about its vibrant history and revolutionary transformation!

$55

/person

Suzhou Creek Legends Walking Tour

Scroll down Shanghai's oldest transportation hub repurposed as a cultural hub with Art Deco, bullet holes, and colorful reflections!

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

2020-09-30
Super Cool Experience!! Last Sunday, I took the Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour with Dinna as my guide, it was so fun! Three hours went by so fast with her well-explained history, cultural facts, and cool hidden alleys. I wouldn't have known much about Jewish history in Shanghai without the tour. High recommend this tour to everyone interested in the deep history and culture of Shanghai! 跟Dinna一起游览了3个小时上海,超酷的体验。如果你来上海旅游,强烈推荐Dinna的tour。 Dinna风趣幽默,人超棒的。希望以后可以和她做朋友,下次来上海希望还可以继续参加Dinna的团。
Saqr Thabet
Saqr Thabet
2020-01-27
Incredible walking tour around the French Concession The Shanghai Former French Concession walking tour I had with Ms .Viola was outstanding ,I really enjoyed the detailed explanation about the history lies behind all the stations we stopped at during the tour .We were all absolutely intrigued by this joyful experience ,I definitely recommend it .
lynfa1
lynfa1
2020-01-22
Free Walking Tour Fantastic walk led by Yuhui. She gave us a lot of information with much humour. Her English is excellent and she showed us interesting places to eat. She was polite and considered the needs of all members of the group. Lynfa from Sheffied UK
vesper1890
vesper1890
2020-01-20
Amazing experience! A must do in Shanghai Me and my boyfriend had a great time with Yuhui and other guests. Yuhui is very kind and patient, told us a lot of interesting stories about buildings&history of Shanghai. It’s an unique experience to get to know Shanghai through a local people. Highly recommend it to other travelers
Mike Sheffield UK
Mike Sheffield UK
2020-01-20
GREAT INTRO TO SHANGHAI Yuhui, our walk leader, made us all aware of many interesting facts about this city. Lots of jokes as well. What was not to like ... seeing a cross section of key sites, sampling local food, hearing about local traditions and ending near the old town. Highly recommended. Mike - Sheffield, UK.
sweetdoudou
sweetdoudou
2020-01-20
Superb! Yuhui's tour is, to my experience, the best among many I've joined around the world. She speaks Queen's English and has a real sense of humour which resonates with international audience. I was drawn to her speech 100% even on a wet and windy day!
Nihrvana
Nihrvana
2020-01-18
Great tour, one of the best walking tour in my experience Couldn't say good enough of this tour and of our guide, Yuhui: one of the best free walking tours I had (and I had many from Europe to United States passing through Asia). First of all, her humour was not excessive (it happens so often that the lack of knowledge is covered by an excess of humour) and always used in the right moment to make explanations less boring; second, she had a real knowledge of the matter and she had the special gift to make her knowledge easy to get for us (she had the brilliant idea to show us picture of the different locations as they used to be and how as they are now); third, she suggested the best places where to buy food or souvenirs showing no personal interest in it (and it is quite a rarity). Last, but not least, her English was more than fluent, so that we did not lose time asking repetitions or trying to understand her. Thank you again, Yuhui!
Pallavi K
Pallavi K
2020-01-16
Loved it! The Shanghai city tour with Sihao was excellent. Loved learning about Shanghai history and bonus points for the two snack stops Sihao took us to!highly recommend the tour!
Eduardo F
Eduardo F
2020-01-15
Great tour and guide! The tour is very interesting. In 4-5 hours you get to know the essentials from Shanghai. Viola was an excellent guide, full of energy, funny and great english. I recommed the tour!
Giovani Dambroz
Giovani Dambroz
2020-01-12
Great walking tour of the French Concession I took the French concession walking tour with Sihao and had a wonderful time! Learned quite a bit, walked through very interesting places and met cool people. Kudos for the lunch we had, recommended by Sihao. Delicious dumplings and noodles made my day lol

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.