Private Shanghai Gangster Tour

Private Shanghai Gangster Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$43.91
Duration: 2 hours
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Description

Take a tour through Shanghai with a colonial gangster and learn about the crime lords who once ruled the city like kings. From “Big Eared” Du with his lucky monkey heads to “Pockmarked” Huang and his police car drug distribution, Newman Tours lets you get to know some of the early 20th century’s most powerful gangsters, and find out why you wouldn’t want to cross them.

  • Meet your guide from Shanghai’s colonial criminal underworld outside Changshu Road metro station. See where one of the richest opium dealers in Shanghai once lived and discover how he avoided jail time when he got caught. 
  • Learn the art of chopstick pick-pocketing, and try it out on your fellow guests.Visit the luxurious mansion presented to Shanghai’s most powerful Chinese criminal mastermind, “Big Eared” Du, and find out why he was treated with such reverence. 
  • See the clubhouse in which “Big Eared” Du stored his opium, and find out how he prevented the police from arresting him. 
  • See where the Chinese customs officer once lived, and discover why he was such a thorn in the side of “Big Eared” Du.
  • Visit the mansion that was built by a Dutch con-man who got away with daylight robbery and learn about the nasty fate of the opportunist that later took over the house. 
  • See where the White Russians used to live and work, and find out why they outnumbered the French three to one in 1930s Shanghai.Stroll past the former home of Chiang Kai Shek, and find out just how corrupt he really was.

Optional Extra: Cops vs. Robbers Shooting Competition

After the gangster tour, take a free taxi (private vehicles available upon request) to a shooting range just a short drive away from the bar in which you have been learning your gambling tricks.

  • Arrive at the shooting range, where your guide will tell you about the guns you will be firing, explain how to use them safely, and give you tips about how to get the best score possible.
  • Before the shooting begins, will be split you into two teams: the cops and the robbers.
  • Take a deep breath before squeezing those triggers. You have fifteen minutes shooting with an air pistol and fifteen minutes shooting with an air rifle, and your best five shots with each weapon will count towards your total score.

Take a tour through Shanghai with a colonial gangster and learn about the crime lords who once ruled the city like kings. From “Big Eared” Du with his lucky monkey heads to “Pockmarked” Huang and his police car drug distribution, Newman Tours lets you get to know some of the early 20th century’s most powerful gangsters, and find out why you wouldn’t want to cross them.