Shanghai Private Tour: Shikumen Buildings

Visits the Shikumen buildings, old mansions combing Western and Chinese elements


Shanghai has traditionally been an international port, attracting influence from all over the world. 


Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Shanghai city centre and go by taxi to see the Shikumen, traditional Shanghainese buildings combining Western and Chinese elements. They appeared first in the 1860s, and at the height of their popularity, there were 9000 shikumen-style buildings in Shanghai. First you will visit the Zhang Yuan Shikumen Houses, widely regarded as Shanghai's largest, best preserved, and most diverse shikumen compound. Then you will see the the Jingan Villa, and example of how after the 1930s, Shikumen-style buildings owners divided the original layouts to rent out some of the rooms and became mansions housing more than one family. After that you will take the subway with your guide to visit the Shikumen Museum in Xintiandi area. After this 3 hours tour, you can stay in the Tianzifang area, a unique alley for shopping and leisure very popular in Shanghai or you may find your own way back to your hotel.


  • See the traditional combination or architecture styles in Shanghai
  • Visits the Shikumen buildings, old mansions combing Western and Chinese elements


48 Hours
3 Hours
Hotel Pick-up
Voucher Type
Email Confirmation
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Operating Hours

Morning Tour Starts at 09:00am, Ends at 12:00pm 

Afternoon Tour Starts at 02:00pm, Ends at 05:00pm 

What You Get


  • Hotel pick-up
  • Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation by taxi
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary


  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Insider Tips

  • Recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes, there are quite a lot of walking for the tour

Additional Information

  • This is a private walking tour. Only your group will participate
  • Pick-up is within Shanghai City Centre 
  • Kindly be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time

How To Use

  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher for the guide to verify
  • The tour is valid only on the date specified

How To Buy

  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

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After purchase, kindly refer to "How To Buy" and email the necessary details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg