To be one-day Shanghainese at Caoyang residential quarters (Private)

Shagnhai Tourcommunity culture centerlocal marketlunch at local family
price from $192 p/p
starting price description
  • starting from price base on 2 people.
  • Total Cost will be different base on your travelling date and person number.
  • Tour Code: SHD-01
  • Tour Type: Private tour
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx)
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Shanghai
  • Return Point: original point
  • Start Time: 8:30am

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is mainly for students, elderly people and who are interested in the custom and ordinary life of the city.

Through the program called "To Be a One-day Shanghainese", you will have chance to see what real China is at the Caoyang Neighborhood. The residential quarters were built for model workers in the 1950s and won the Tittle as workers' quarters. Now 60 percent of residents here are workers who lead a life of the medium level in the city and they are the most ordinary group. The program started in 1995 and all families involved in have members speak some English to communicate with foreigners.

The whole program includes a private transfer (with English-speaking guide) from your hotel to Caoyang neighborhood committee. Then followed visits to the community culture center, a free market and call on a local residence for a chat with the owners. Lunch will be at local family.

Optional visit (extra fee required) for you to choose: 1. Visit to Kindergarten or home care center. 2. Taichi/painting/calligraphy courses; 3. Paper cutting learning.

Afterwards, transfer back to hotel around 5:30pm.

Price Include & Exclude

Price Includes:
  • Entrance Fees to the listed attractions
  • Qualified English-speaking guide.
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
Price excludes:
  • Lunch is not included in but guide can help to book according to your request.
  • All personal expense, e.g. souvenir.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


  • You can make most of your time without any tourist shopping stops.
  • Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city. Then the visiting order may change according to your location or traffic conditions.
  • Service time is around 8 hours. But the departure time can be a bit earlier or later on your request.
  • Brand of Van is the most popular kind in good condition. If for luxury brand like Bens, Audi, prices may vary accordingly.¬†
  • Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.
  • The price is for an English-speaking guide. Additional costs may apply if a different language guide is needed (We offer French and Spanish-speaking guide as well).

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