Private Old French Concession in Shanghai with Transfers

Private Old French Concession in Shanghai with Transfers
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$56
Duration: 8 hours
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Take a trip back in time to Shanghai's colonial past on this 8-hour tour of the French Concession. Visit the Okura Garden Hotel, carved out of the art deco French Club, the historic Cathay Theatre cinema, and the former home of China's founding father, Sun Yat-Sen. Stroll along Huaihai Road and Sinan Road, explore Fuxing Park, and soak up the atmosphere of vibrant Tianzifang. 

Your private guide and personal driver will meet you in your hotel lobby by 9am. Your first stop is the Okura Garden Hotel on Huaihai Road, carved out of the old French Club, which was built in 1926. The splendid art deco building still encapsulates the glamor and style of old Shanghai.

From here, it's a short stroll down tree-lined Huaihai Road to the Cathay Theatre, a splendid art deco cinema built in 1930. Your guide will explain how this was a favorite of Shanghainese author Eileen Chang, and about the city's role in China's 1930s Golden Age of film.

As you walk the streets of the old French Concession your guide will point out architectural highlights, and you'll see how trendy boutiques and restaurants have transformed this historic area. Admire classic old buildings and the homes of famous Shanghaiites as you amble down Sinan Road.

Lunch is at your own expense. Your guide will be happy to recommend either local-style dining or a contemporary restaurant for your own personal taste of Shanghai.

Next, explore the Former Residence of Sun Yat-Sen, the European-style home where the founding father of modern China lived from 1918 to 1925. From here, it's a short stroll to the charming gardens of Fuxing Park, a European-style park where locals sing, dance, and practice Chinese arts and crafts under shady sycamores.

Hop in the vehicle for your last stop, the Tianzifang complex on Taikang Road. This vibrant warren of trendy eateries, high-fashion boutiques, and galleries makes an excellent spot to soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of today's French Concession. |

From here, you'll drive back to your hotel, arriving at around 5pm.

Take a trip back in time to Shanghai's colonial past on this 8-hour tour of the French Concession. Visit the Okura Garden Hotel, carved out of the art deco French Club, the historic Cathay Theatre cinema, and the former home of China's founding father, Sun Yat-Sen. Stroll along Huaihai Road and Sinan Road, explore Fuxing Park, and soak up the atmosphere of vibrant Tianzifang.