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Shanghai - The Bund of Shanghai: China’s Colonial History

The Bund of Shanghai: China’s Colonial History

(34 reviews)
The Bund, Shanghai, China
45 mins

About the tour

This tour of Shanghai’s Bund areas starts at the iconic Bronze Bull similar with the one on the Wall Street in NYC and hear about its rich history. Your guide will then move along the Bund to share more about China’s colonial period as you stop to visit classic architecture from the 1910’s to 1930’s, honored monuments and a range of custom houses, banks and hotels. From the Bund, you will cross the street to visit the Huangpu Riverside Promenade to take in some beautiful views of the river and one of the best skylines in the world.

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 45 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

Levent E.

11 March 2021


Wing S.

10 March 2021

Amazing tour

🌎 Susan 🌏 A.

10 March 2021

Having been on a whirlwind China trip in the fall of 2018 which included Shanghai, it was nice to take a much slower stroll along the Bund to appreciate the amazing infrastructure. Thank you Apple for teaching me interesting information I missed the first time around!

Lynn M.

10 March 2021


Rachael B.

10 March 2021

A really good view from the other side of the river, Apple is very informative!

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