Shanghai has always been a bustling international city, and had been a center of international commerce, finance and trade since the mid 19th century. Take a sidecar to visit the old town and go through the local neighborhood.
What to Expect
A sidecar, a motorcycle with a bassinet on the side, tour might be the most exciting way to explore Shanghai. Each bike can fit two passengers, one sitting at the back of the bike, behind the driver, and another can seat in the sidecar.
The tour begins when your experienced local sidecar driver picks you up at the Andaz Hotel in XinTian Di and takes you on your insider tour. The insider (your guide) will show you from the city he loves by mainly staying off the beaten track. You can expect to spend about 50% of the time exploring the city by foot. Do not hesitate to tell him what you have already seen of the city, and if you do have any specific place you’d like to see. During the Insider Ride passengers can experience the different atmospheres in different neighborhoods as well as faces of modern Shanghai with glimpses of the past that inspired the city's development. You will make several stops, such as to the Former French Concession, Former British Concession, Former International Settlement, Old Shanghai lane houses, architecture, markets and whatever else you have in mind; the guys are always up to the challenge.
For a 2-hour tour you will be able to have about 2-3 stops depends on the timing. Generally, unless you prefer otherwise, after being picked up from the hotel, you’ll visit the old town, the local fridge market and try some snacks at the food street, visit a private art-deco Villa in the former French Concession with a small beautiful garden. Another possible stop will be in the former French Concession, a beloved tree-lined neighborhood. The French concession was under French control between 1849 and 1943, until the French government signed it over to the Japanese puppet government.
During The Mighty Ride（4-hour）passengers will have a complete overview of Shanghai's city center districts with a deep look into the past and the people who made the city; the present and the ever changing landscape. Stops can be Former French Concession, Former British Concession, Former International Settlement, Old Shanghai lane houses, architecture, temples, various markets and whatever else you have in mind; the guys are always up to the challenge. For a 4 hour tour 4-5 stops depends on the timing and traffic: Pick up address – Old town (20 mins visit), visiting some old linongs, experiencing local people's life, if time, taking a look at the local fridge market and tasting in the food street-private art-deco Villa in the former french concession with a small beautiful garden – 1933, the biggest slaughter house in far east-Jewish ghetto
Afterwards, you will be back to the Andaz Hotel in Xi Tian Di, with the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.
- Local English-speaking driver(at least have one)
- Transport by sidecar
- Andaz Hotel in Xi Tian Di hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's Not Included
- Additional drinks and snacks
- Gratuities (optional)
Know Before You Go
Please note that this tour needs to be booked at least 7 days in advance. If you have more than one sidecar, the main vehicle will have a fluent English-speaking insider, and that the following bike(s) will be driven by Chinese drivers who don't all speak English. This won't affect your experience as we focus on your safety while driving and you'll get explanations on the city when the bikes are stopped.