Shanghai Greeters
‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ Free Personal Walking Tour with a Local

Discover Shanghai through a free personal walk with a local

Shanghai is known as one of the world’s biggest metropolis. But it’s way more than a modern, fast-growing big city. You can feel Shanghai in other big cities, But there’s something special which makes Shanghai to be today’s Shanghai.

I was born in the 90s, the period Shanghai was undergoing big changes when China started reformed and opening ups. I grew up in the 21st century and I witness the fast transformation of the city. I lived through the changes for the past 30 years. I’d like to tell you more about Shanghai in eyes of a local citizen.

Are you curious about the history hidden in old Shanghai? The lifestyle change during past decades? The transformation and urbanization of Shanghai? Following my tour, let’s trace back to the old Shanghai and get to where we are in nowadays’s Shanghai!

Ancient Buddhism Temple in Shangai
Lane in 90s

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Remember: A Greet means meeting a local resident to walk around town with you as new friends. The first step will be to talk to the Greeter about the details of your personalized tour. It's not about taking part in a standardized tour, but about exploring the city with an expert volunteer .

Who are the Greeters?

Shanghai Greeters are volunteers who will share their love for the city with you in an enthusiastic and hospitable manner. A Greeter will take you on a free walking tour through the city for a couple of hours allowing you to experience our city in a unique way. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with an authentic resident and gain a deeper understanding of our vibrant city. Contact us today to arrange your personalized tour. Our support and guidance come completely free of charge. For families, mini groups or people travelling solo – a truly enriching experience and absolutely free!

What our guests say

Our Greeter in Shanghai was very patient despite our tardiness, her welcome was wonderful, the tour excellent and you can clearly sense that she cares about showcasing every facet of her town.
Susan and Karl


Thank you, Shanghai Greeters, it is so great to be welcomed like friends, to see a place with the eyes of a local, have a chat in a tiny café and - eventually - leave as a friend.
Anna Maria


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