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FREE WALKING TOURS

Join the millions of travelers who recommend the Free Walking Tours as a must-do activity upon arrival in any new city! 
Follow our local expert guides on Tip-Based Tours, to uncover 87.3% (•̀ᴗ• ) of must-see sights and endless fun stories in vibrant Shanghai!

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 of city highlights within 4 hours, delving into its history, culture, attractions, and mouth-watering food!

Tip-based

French Concession Free Walking Tour

Relive the historical Orient and uncover why this area is the locals' favorite - for its exotic style, tranquility, and hidden gems!

CHINESE CULINARY EXPERIENCES

Having enjoyed your introductory Shanghai tour, why not delve into a new dimension of Chinese culture – its rich culinary heritage?
Discover the artistry of Chinese cooking through interactive hands-on cooking classes, guided food tours, and immersive food adventures!

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

Small & Private Groups

In-Depth Learning Beyond Food

Vegetarian & Kid Friendly

Food Ordering & Cooking Tips

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Soon

China Bites & Brains: Hungry Foodie Tour with Puzzles

Taste the best local food of China and solve intriguing puzzles on a walk that's as educational as it is delicious!

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Soon

Wok 'n' Roll: Immersive Chinese Cooking Class with a local Master Chef

Unleash the secrets of Chinese cuisine through hands-on creation of artful Chinese dumplings and traditional dishes!

PRIVATE CITY WALKING TOUR

Look for private city walking tour for your group of friends, family, students, etc.? Your best city walk experience crafted professionally here!

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

Flexible Route & Schedule

Pick up from anywhere in the city

Starting at 800 RMB /120 USD

English, Español, 中文

PRIVATE (ONE & MULTIPLE) DAY TOUR

Wanna explore beyond the heart of Shanghai? Look no further!

With our flexible tour routes, private local guide, and exclusive transportation,

we are equipped to showcase the beauty of any destination, at any time, and fulfill your every request!

Tailor

Made

Shanghai Highlights All-Inclusive Day Tour

Uncover Shanghai's vibrant history, culture and iconic landmarks on a comprehensive, all-inclusive private day tour showcasing the city's best highlights!

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Made

Zhujiajiao Water Town Immersion Tour

Experience the charm and tranquility of Zhujiajiao Water Town as you immerse yourself in its rich history and picturesque surroundings!

Tailor

Made

Best of Suzhou and Hangzhou Day Trip

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the cultural gems of Suzhou and Hangzhou, discovering their timeless beauty and historic wonders!

Tailor

Made

Single Day Cross-City Adventure Quest

Set out on the ultimate adventure spanning multiple Chinese cities, where every turn unveils once-in-a-lifetime experiences and thrilling memories!

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

    For Free Tours:

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.