Focusing on a particular area or district of a city, a certain aspect of its history or culture, the select cultural insights tours is a perfect choice if you have enjoyed an introduction to the city and wish to delve deeper into the stories the city has to offer!

Small group size

Specific cultural themes

In-depth insights into the city

Local travel and living tips



Wartime Jewish Ghetto Tour

Uncover the deep cultural roots of the former Jewish community immersing yourself in its love, peace and aspirations.



Legendary Century Old Road Walking Tour

Wander through early 20th century European architecture while hearing about its vibrant history and revolutionary transformation!



Disappearing Old City Walking Tour

In vanishing old Shanghai, see new city elements arising through various layers of history and architectural treasures.



Propaganda Discovery Walking Tour

Explore the history of propaganda, street art and the education system that shaped modern China!


Millions of travelers have named the Free Walking Tour as the first thing you must do upon arrival in any new city. Our local expert guides perform the free tour on a TIPS-ONLY basis, requiring them to provide nothing but the best tour every time, and ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience!

See the city at a glance

Anecdotes behind main attractions

Find life-long travel buddies

Budget-friendly pricing

Tip Based

Shanghai City Free Walking Tour

Discover the wonders and secrets of all the must-see attractions in downtown Shanghai!

Tip Based

French Concession Free Walking Tour

Explore the beautiful cultural legacy left by French in the most exotic area in Shanghai!

Private Tour

We offer private tours and group tours. Big Group? School Trip? Family trip? Limited time?... We will give you the BEST travel experience, tailor-made just for you!

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Answers to some common questions

We request each visitor to make the online pre-booking so that we can keep you informed of any changes of the tour and arrange tour guides accordingly. It only takes you 3 minutes to do the click, easy, clear, and free!
YES! You will receive a confirmation email immediately after booking. One day before the tour, you will also get another welcome email from your guide with his/her contact number and more tour details. Make sure the email address you left is correct!
YES! The tour will generally go on rain or shine, unless the weather is really catastrophic (like Typhoon). You will also receive a confirmation email the day before the tour to inform you of the weather condition if necessary.
You will be given detailed instructions in the welcome email. However If you miss the tour by more than half an hour, it may be hard to catch up and you will surely lose some delightful stops. We recommend arriving 10 minutes before the meeting time.

YES! We always have 1-2 breaks included in tour for food, drink and toilet! We won’t sit in any restaurant (except for the food tour) but you will surely enjoy the street food adventure along the way:)

4.5 hours may go by much quicker than you thought! We design the tour to be very well-paced with many breaks.  Previously, we had visitors aging from 3 months old to 72 years old, everyone made it to the end with ease. So keep calm and enjoy the tour!

We only take bookings for groups of less than 6 people so as to optimize the experience of everyone who comes. Feel free to contact us to get a private tour arranged if you have a group bigger than 6!

YES! We can also do private tours in Mandarin and Spanish.


Podemos hacer tours privados en español.

Contact us if you need!

An Important Note

Participation in tours promoted by Wilpleap Travel is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither Wilpleap Travel, nor the self-employed freelance guides, will be held responsible in any way for injuries to body or property incurred during tours. The tour guides reserve the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.