Shanghai's best tour companies

Often the best way to see a city is to be guided by an expert

Photograph: courtesy Shanghai Insiders
Often the best way to see a city is to be guided by an expert, and Shanghai's no different. Whether you want to explore Shanghai's modern architecture by zipping through town in a vintage Jeep, find the city's lost landmarks, or hear the stories of ghosts and gangsters of Old Shanghai, only fully-fledged local experts have the juiciest bits of info. Here are a few of Shanghai's best.
Historic Shanghai

Historic Shanghai

Heritage society Historic Shanghai has been piecing together and passing on stories from the city’s Golden Age and beyond for two decades. Co-founded by Shanghai history enthusiasts Patrick Cranley, Tess Johnston and Tina Kanagaratnam in a bid to help preserve and raise awareness of the city’s vibrant past, the society hosts talks and walks that sprawl all over the city.


Visit Historic Shanghai's website or follow WeChat ID 'HistoricShanghai'.

Newman Tours

Newman Tours

Offering a strong lineup of interactive tours, Newman brings Shanghai’s history to life by delving deep into its stories. Covering everything from the supernatural to the sordid, it offers tours on ghosts, gangsters, China's future, the Jewish quarter, the Old City and more. It also has a collection of audio guides for Shanghai landmarks including Yuyuan and Jingan Temple.


Visit Newman Tours's website or email info@newmantours.com.

Shanghai Insiders

Shanghai Insiders

Cover serious ground cruising through Shanghai’s old neighbourhoods and hidden gems in the sidecar of a 750cc Changjiang motorbike or vintage Beijing Jeep with custom tour specialists, Shanghai Insiders. The guides are well-practised in recounting interesting tidbits while winding through the city’s streets from sight to sight.


Visit shanghaiinsiders.com.

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