Psst! Quick, over here! Come and join us in this little alleyway. What’s that, you’re scared now? Ok, let’s go back a step. If you’re the type of person who loves to dive head first off the beaten track then you’re going to love this tour. Putting paid to the prevailing wisdom that Shanghai is just a city of modern skyscrapers, Bespoke’s expert will guide you through a tangle of impossibly narrow lanes surrounding Shanghai’s Confucius Temple to reveal hidden the architecture and fascinating stories of days gone by. Marvel at the discreet villa where Einstein and his wife once dined extravagantly during a Shanghai stopover, or get a true insider’s glimpse of a private courtyard – once one of the city’s grandest garden complexes – that’s now inhabited by the only surviving member of a once powerful local family. A tour for hidden gem hunters and no mistake.
This tour is led by one of Bespoke's super experienced and knowledgeable Local Guides who has explored the area in-depth and is familiar with the area's maze of alleys and many of the locals that inhabit them. Prepare yourself for lots of great info both about the area that you are exploring and how it fits into the wider context of Shanghai history.