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Discover Local's Favorite in FFC

Shanghai, China

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Experience hosted by Lily

2 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

This is a very personal style tour, unlike many traditional guided group I started it with the idea " To be your local friend", imagine to have a friend when you arrived at a new city, that's what I wanted when I travel.

So probably you won't learn too much knowledge of the history and I would not introduce you some places you would easily found on internet, I want to share my experience of a life in Shanghai and I would like to hear your story as well.

This tour is about communicating and making friends, it is about culture sharing and discovering.

If you are ready to drop a coffee and meet a brunch of new friends ,get some ideas of where to visit in shanghai and what is cool. this is for you.

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We will meet in a brunch shop where we will spent 30~40 mins to enjoy our food and get to know each other. We can share our stories of traveling and of course everything about shanghai .

After that, we'll spend 1.5 hours exploring some small alleys in the Former French Concession, and in the process, we'll go to some of the secret shops where you can buy yourself a gift or take some pictures. you can also enjoy the art in the Independent Gallery, to see those history marks in some old shanghainese apartment.

During the trip I will introduce you some historical stories of the French concession.

At the end of the experience, you can get a copy of Lily's Shanghai map, it contains my selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shops, teahouses...etc.(JPEG received by Email or phone).

Generally it will be a mix group with people speaking different languages, I'll use English as the main language when there are most of people who can speak English. Otherwise I'll use both Chinese & English to host and translate for any need.
Other things to note
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Except the desserts , all charges are not included .
Experience may be cancelled and refund if there is extreme weather such as heavily raining / typhoon etc.
Please arrive on time , latecomers who are late more than 30 mins (who missed the brunch part )will not be able to join.
This is a very personal style tour, unlike many traditional guided group I started it with the idea " To be your local friend", imagine to have a friend when you arrived at a new city, that's what I wanted when I travel.

So probably you won't learn too much knowledge of the history and I would not introduce you some places you would easily found on internet, I want to share my experience of a life in Shanghai and I would like to hear…

Lily's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    A mysterious dessert
  • Tickets
    Lily's Shanghai map ( provided by JPEG format to your phone/Email)
From $14
/ person
Thu, Nov 26
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Sat, Nov 28
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person
Wed, Dec 2
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$14 per person
$14 per person

Meet your host, Lily

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 451 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello this is Lily ,I am a freelance photographer based in Shanghai, I came to Shanghai after I graduated from university and have been living in the Shanghai FFC since then. I became a Airbnb host in 2015 and an experience host in 2017. In early 2018, I quit my last job and became a freelancer. I love traveling, sharing ,telling stories and making friends with a different culture backgrounds, I also want to share my passion for Shanghai to you, that's why I started this experience.

Check my Instagram: lilyyy.liu
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Where you'll be

FFC, The Former French Concession, has a very extensive history and it turned out to be the most lively area in Shanghai. It has a very laid back atmosphere where you can find a lot of cafes/designer shops/former residences get along with those old buildings where people still living in it. It is a place where you can see the traces of time and mix of cultures.
People who live in Shanghai for real never go to the bund, they always hang around in the FFC. And that's true!

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 451 reviews.

Jaime
November 2020
体验行程相对比较简单啦,可能跟预想的更多上海文化历史相关的内容有出入,更多的是关于相互之间的交流与有趣小店的探访。
Elen
November 2020
非常好的一次体验,很喜欢Lily,会带我们去一些自己去的话根本不会找到的店~而且也了解到很多上海的有趣的事情~
Evelyn & Oliver
October 2020
Hidden Gem Walk. First we had lunch with Lili as if we had been friends for a long time. We didn’t stop talking since we met, not like a tour when you just listen but a real conversation. She speaks very good English and is a very nice person to be with. We took a walk through the French Concession area and she took us to places we wouldn't have discovered without her. Galleries, shops, cafes, museums. She transmitted to us the love she has for the city from a local non-tourist point of view and we fell in love with the area. We definitely recommend this experience !!
Hidden Gem Walk. First we had lunch with Lili as if we had been friends for a long time. We didn’t stop talking since we met, not like a tour when you just listen but a real conv…
Lisa
October 2020
Lily很亲切善谈,整个体验的过程气氛轻松愉快~
梓城
October 2020
Lily带我们逛了一些“隐秘的小店”,自己逛还是挺难发现的。
奶牛
October 2020
和lily的交谈特别愉快!我们共同游览,就像朋友那样买买买,完全没有第一次见面的尴尬!在很多地方都有共通之处,过两天去体验胶片摄像项目,还要一起去跳舞!希望lily在上海越来越好,也希望自己下次可以订到lily的房间

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

you can bring your camera for taking pictures!

wear comfy shoes to walk