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Off the Beaten Path

Our one day tours offer fun and enriching local Shanghai experiences and plenty activities for everyone, places and trips that are not available to the public or other tour companies. Tours designed to help you to explore the most unspoilt hideaways. 

Chinese Culture Event

Chinese Culture Event covers every aspect of the art - music, art, theatre as well as architecture, history and gastronomy. Our unique tours provide a great opportunity for people from all backgrounds to experience and appreciate the Chinese culture. 

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Shanghai Walking Tour

Tours take you through the vibrant streets of this fascinating city, which has some of the most lively neighborhoods you have ever seen. Looking for an unique experience, join us to discover the hidden beauty of Shanghai on “The Road Less Travelled”. 


If you want unique and authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come join us! We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. Shanghai Pathways provide alternative Shanghai one day trips, offbeat walking tours and Chinese culture class, we believe this is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. With English speaking Chinese guides who are native Chinese, you are assured a real local experience. Experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case we will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick.

The idea behind our Shanghai tour is to appeal to the discerning traveler of all ages and backgrounds who seeks something new and different, and who wants to reach out and discover something inspiring. Each tour itinerary is comprised of a variety of engaging activities and enriching experiences for you to authentically discover the heart and soul of Shanghai. For the 1st time visitor, best of Shanghai city tour provides you a great overview about this city. Travelling with an experienced Chinese tour guide gave you much more insights about places and a glimpse of popular destinations from the perspective of a lifelong resident. For foodies who love fabulous food experience, join us for the Shanghai food tours to explore and learn Shanghai's tastiest authentic cuisine, study Chinese tea and visit Shanghai heritage factories produce Chinese wine, soy sauce and tofu! Enjoy the chance to participate in Shanghai cooking class with local families who looking forward to your arrival and make you feel welcome in their home. If you are hoping for an unforgettable day to mix the city highlights with off the beaten path experience, join us for an alternative customized tour to find out the real shanghai that only a local can show you.

Shanghai is our sole focus and specialty! The combination of normal chinese life, modern city and the traditional way of living in the mega city is just perfectly orchestrated in our uniquely designed walking tours. Get behind the scene and a taste of daily life is what we wish to offer, from the first minute we will take you to another dimension - the minute details that aren’t apparent to the inadvertent eye, simple things that bring history and give sense to the day to day life. Off the beaten path tours will make you felt like you were locals and left Shanghai with a feeling that you have truly experienced the city. We are proud to be a true specialist in the 'real Shanghai' and unspoilt hideaways!