Half-Day Shanghai Old Town Market Private Walking Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Half-Day Shanghai Old Town Market Private Walking Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 4 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


This 4-hour private tour is designed to get a flavor of earthy part of the city for those who can only avail limited time or want to do some local shopping or try out some local food. You will see a bunch of various markets mainly and pass the old city wall, food street, old street, hidden alleyways and Shanghai old neighborhood area.

Choose either 9:00am or 1:00pm based on your booking time and meet up your guide at centrally located meet point (see voucher for details).

First of all, visit the Bird and Flower Market where locals seek ideal pets and curios. One the way, walk through a food street, arrays of alleyways to see what are the top and seasonable dietary necessities at a fresh food market. Feel free to try some of the local snacks (at your own expense).

Pass the only remaining parts of old city wall, walk through a tract of old with new development around to reach a hidden local antique market in the commercialized Yu Garden (or City God Temple) zone. Carry on by weaving through around the crowds to get to the largest small commodity wholesale market (also for retail) adjacent to the Yu Garden. Finally, after walking through the Shanghai Old Street, you will end by a fabric market (tailors' market) for a happy ending. 

En route, you can have lunch at a recommended restaurant pursuant to your interests.

Your guide will give you adequate instructions and advice, no matter you choose to stay, go to another place or return to hotel.

  • Professional guide

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

User's Reviews

Trina E

15 May, 2018

What a gem of a guide. The tour was informative about old-town, the culture, and the food. Harris met us at our hotel then we walked to the subway and our journey began. We walked through old-town, the Zig Zag bridge, the antique booths, and the market where the fish were alive and eggs were plentiful from many species of birds. Our half-day was plenty of time to get oriented in Shanghai. The only thing I would not have done was the walk through the floor booths where the merchants sold antiques on their mats. Other than that, the tour was great.


04 Dec, 2017

Harris Gu was our guide for 4 days in Shanghai and the surrounding area. The day we got there (there were 6 of us0 he met us at our hotel and took us on a walking tour of downtown Shanghai. He was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, spoke excellent English. He figured we were hungry and took us to have a lovely snack/meal where we were able to spend some time asking questions about Shanghai, his background and what the next three days would be. We went back to the hotel to rest and go to his recommended restaurant, which turned out to be wonderful.

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An educational walk through historic old-town Shanghai with our excellent English-speaking guide, Harris.


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