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PrivateAuthentic Local-Life Experience in Shanghai: Lunch with Locals

  • Duration : 5 Hours
  • English (and other languages)-speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off included
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before your trip

Why you'll love this trip

Tired of being treated like a tourist? This is the trip for you! Experience everyday life like a Shanghai local. You'll be paired with a local family who will take you shopping for ingredients at the local market before inviting you into their home for an authentic home-cooked lunch!

  • Immerse yourself into local life at Fuxing Park
  • Visit a real, traditional Shanghai home in the former French concession
  • Hear fascinating stories about the lives of your elderly Shanghainese hosts
  • Help your host prepare and make lunch at their home and dine together

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Our staff can help you make changes to your itinerary since this is a private tour.
Fuxing Park

Morning pick up from your hotel at 8:30 (or appointed time) Start your exciting sightseeing tour from Fuxing Park, where you will see locals dancing and practising meditation and Tai Chi as their morning exercise. Some gather together playing cards and chatting with friends.

Meet with Your Host

The main difference of this tour and the others lies in you are a VISITOR but not a TOURIST! Accompanied with your local host, you are going to explore the local neibourhood and its stories behind.

Fresh Food Market

Pay a visit to a nearby food market.You will see all kinds of Chinese food materials such as longevity eggs, fresh water crabs,eels and so on.

Home Visiting and Lunch

Your host starts to prepare yummy lunch, learn some basic skills of making dumplings and spring rolls from your Chinese host. Chat with the host at the meantime enjoy the Shanghai home meal. You will finish the delightful home visit, afterward, your guide will accompany you back your hotel.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Old Longtang visit in the former French concession

  • Shopping with host to the local food market

  • Home cooking lunch

  • Versatile and knowledgeable English-speaking guide

  • Pick-up and drop-off included

    The trip has a pick-up and a drop-off from/to locations within the middle ring road of Shanghai.

    We can also pick up/drop off from/to the following locations or any other location you specify, but there may be an additional fee.
    * Hotels / Service Apartments / Airbnbs outside the middle ring road
    * Hongqiao Railway Station
    * Hongqiao Airport (SHA)
    * Pudong Airport (PVG)
    * Cruise Terminal
    Please contact us for further information on the expected cost from/to your pick-up/drop-off location.


  • Gratuities (Recommended)

  • Personal expense

Important Info

  • The pickup does not include the hotel in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang, Qingpu, Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will give you the instruction to meeting at the downtown point.
  • The detailed information of your private guide and pickup time (usually at 8:30 am) will be informed to you by email at least 24 hours prior to your travel date.
  • Please notify us of your food restriction in advance.

Rescheduling & Cancellation Policy

You can reschedule or cancel your trip at zero cost up to 48 hours before your travel date.

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