Small-Group Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession

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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5575FRENCH
Journey back in time to French colonial China on this interesting small-group walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession. Learn from your expert local guide how this area was once owned by the French and served as the center of Catholicism in Shanghai. See sites like where the First Conference of the Communist Party took place and stroll through narrow alleys, passing quaint apartments, villas, parks and hidden spots that still hold much of their unique French character.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
Meet your guide at a predetermined location in Shanghai to begin your small-group walking tour through the Shanghai French Concession, a historical area that marks the period of French colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. With its quaint architecture and cobblestone paths, this area will make you feel as though you're strolling through Paris.

Learn about the history of this area, which was owned by the French government and served as the center of Catholicism in Shanghai. Hear about the cultural, social and political transitions that took place here, and visit Xin Tian Di, the site of the First Conference of the Communist Party.

Visit a beautiful French-style park and the former residence of Zhou Enlai, the first Premier of the People's Republic of China. As you stroll through streets filled with lovely apartments and villas from the early 1900s -- homes of both locals and many expatriates -- your guide will point out how this area retains its distinct French character.

Veer off the main streets and venture along back alleys for a glimpse of small-town Shanghai life. Reach Shanghai's interesting SOHO area, where you will have the opportunity to rest and explore Tianzifang, an arts and crafts enclave full of designer stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Your tour will end here.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
South Huangpi Road
Departure Time:
10am or 2pm
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at Tianzifang

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Small-Group Colonial Walking Tour: Shanghai French Concession

Shanghai French Concession

  • Small-group walking tour
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to sites listed in itinerary
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking; tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance
  • Tour operates with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 10
  • Meeting point is subject to change. Please confirm with your tour operator at least 24 hours prior to departure time
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: CHRISTOPHER B, August 2015

This was an excellent tour and provided the detail I was looking for.
Our tour leader was knowledgeable and she was able to explain clearly .
I recommend this tour to those who seek a detailed tour of the Former French Concession. You will not find better.

Reviewed by: Liliya B, June 2015

It was nice and informative. I liked it.

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Tour code: 5575FRENCH