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Shanghai - Shanghai's Charming Tianzifang Neighborhood & Local Food Market

Shanghai's Charming Tianzifang Neighborhood & Local Food Market

(37 reviews)
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
35 mins

About the tour

A maze of small walkways, unique coffee bars, shops, restaurants, punctuated with unique local Shikumen architecture. Enjoy lively people watching as you learn about colonial history of Shanghai. Then we'll move to explore a local fresh food market to see how the tradition of selecting fresh food and produce.

Meet your local guide


Apple is one of the most optimistic, enthusiastic and delightful guides you'll ever meet. She has been a Shanghai tour guide for six years now and loves helping customers enjoy Shanghai. As a truly local Shanghainese, Apple will show you the city with vivid hidden stories some you won't find anywhere else. After her in-person guide services, all of her guests say a tour with Apple is like hanging out with a sweetheart friend. As a virtual guide, you'll enjoy seeing not just some of the iconic sites of Shanghai, but the exploring backstreets and hearing the stories of famous and not-so-famous Chinese to get a rich understanding of today's culture in China.

Apple has been guiding since Apr 2014

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Shanghai with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Shanghai. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Janna V.

08 April 2021

My second time with Apple. Excellent tour!

Julie M.

08 April 2021

Really should do practice run first. Great personality!! I’ll be back!

Linda Julie T.

07 April 2021


Doloris D.

06 April 2021


Raymond C.

06 April 2021

Wonderful tour. Great to see this aspect of life in Shanghai, plus some history.

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