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Secret Colonial Past - Shanghai Tour

Been there, seen that, done it all in Shanghai? Discover another side of the city with me to visit some of the most interesting of eat areas.

In this tour, we will visit the former British Police Station in the 1920s, now the prison cells and offices shelter low-income residents living in a Roman Coliseum-looking square-shaped compound, 5 story buildings surround a spacious courtyard in the middle which house over 250 families.

Heading to the biggest Slaughterhouse in 1930s. It’s hard to believe this gorgeous Escheresque building is located in the historic Hongkou District, this eerie Art-deco architectural achievement in concrete, glass, and steel, was originally intended for herding cows to their doom.

In the end of the tour, we will come to the former Astor House Hotel which the first western hotel in China, and visit the General Post Office which was built in 1924 with an interesting mix of European styles of architecture.

*Program is 4hrs. We will walk, and use public transport. Kindly note, food cost is not included in this price (these costs are usually minimal), it makes the tour more flexible and you can get the chance to try different kind of genuine Chinese food. Note that the guide will join you for meals and we ask that you pay for the guide.

Included services:
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Entrance fees (i.e. parks, events)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Accommodation (Hotel)
Not included: entrance fees, transport costs, food and drinks
What to bring: comfortable shoes, camera
Transport: No transportation
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.