What you'll do
No tickets required...walk through the oldest part of the city, sampling sizzling street food, observing architecture, and touring a produce market. Here you'll find uniquely Asian vegetables, live seafood, herbs, and unimaginable fermented products. We'll seek opportunities to chat with locals who are happy to answer your questions and are curious about you. Uncover the mysteries behind cricket fighting culture and all the products that go with it. Finally, wander a wholesale tea market where hotels, restaurants, and tea lovers shop, as you're introduced to Chinese tea culture. We'll sample teas based on your preference or experiences, and learn of the legends and lore associated with them.
As an American living in China for over ten years, I design creative ways for guests to learn about Chinese culture using interaction with locals, hands on activities, or seeking places that offer a glimpse into real life. Living locally and speaking the language has given me a unique insight into the culture from both an eastern and western perspective. I enjoy taking guests off the beaten path to venues that you won't read about online!
street food lunch Advise if you have any food allergies or intolerances
complimentary tea tasting we'll work with you to select flavors based on your preference. This is not a tea ceremony with…
taxi or metro public transportation is complimentary, and based on your needs
Where you'll be
We'll be in the heart of Shanghai's original old city, an area once surrounded by a wall built during the Ming dynasty to protect the city from invaders. Today it contains the city's oldest buildings, and the colorful lifestyle of the inhabitants is easily observed in the streets, and quite traditional.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guests must have no physical restrictions that could prevent them from walking at a reasonable pace.
We proceed rain or shine, as there are many indoor venues along the walk. If you're uncomfortable with live animals, advise your host and we can avoid them
Explore Shanghai's hidden gems
£51 / personNew experience
£51 / person