Guided walk through Shanghai's charming French Concession
Locals in Xiangyang Park soaking up the morning sun
Grand 20th-century architecture along historic Xiangyang Lu
Chance to learn about China's contentious modern history
Delicious treat of a Shanghai egg tart to conclude your tour
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the French Concession Group Tour
Live tour commentary provided in English
Hotel pickup and drop-off
What you can expect
Take a stroll through the French Concession, one of Shanghai's most charming neighborhoods, and learn the amazing stories behind the landmarks. Admire gorgeous views of Xiangyang Park, walk along the historic street of Xiangyang Lu, and visit rows of food stalls to check out the traditional dishes.
Begin your tour bright and early when you meet your friendly guide and small tour group in the heart of the neighborhood. Watch the locals perform their morning tai chi routines as you weave through the lively thoroughfare to Xiangyang Park. As you walk, listen to your guide share information on the importance of public parks to the social lives of the city's retired population.
Next, take a relaxed walk down Xiangyang Lu, and have your camera at the ready to snap some photos of the street's beautiful 20th-century architecture. See the Mansion Hotel, a building once owned by one of Shanghai's biggest crime bosses, before you visit the food stalls to find a collection of traditional delicacies.
After you've sampled some fried dumplings, set out through a labyrinth of narrow alleyways through a local housing estate. Learn about China's tumultuous history and the Communist era on your way to a local market, and then see locals shop for their week's groceries before you end your adventure with a Shanghai egg tart, a local bakery's iconic treat.