About Newman Tours
Newman Tours was established in 2010 by British entrepreneur Daniel Newman. Having graduated from the University Of Cambridge with an MPhil in Modern Chinese Studies, Daniel had lived, worked and studied in China since 2000. But during this time he had noticed that there was a distinct lack of quality information available at China’s many great historical sites. For this reason he set up Newman Tours so that people like himself who are passionate about Chinese history and culture could develop and lead tours that would enhance everyone’s understanding of the Middle Kingdom.
Having started with just a French Concession Tour and Ghost Tour in Shanghai, Newman Tours have since gone on to develop forty unique tours all over China. To provide these tours, we have full time employees based in Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi’an. We are, however, still a small and friendly company, and every member of our team not only helps to lead tours, but is also involved in marketing the company and helping us grow.
We’re unique thanks to our eloquent, expert, and easy-to-understand native English speaking guides. Our tours are not only well-researched, but also bring history to life with videos and photos on our iPads, and activities like chopsticks pick-pocketing, tobogganing down from the Great Wall, and even ghost weddings! As a result, we’re highly recommended by tourists, expats, schools, corporate clients, and the media (click here to see our customers’ reviews on Tripadvisor, and click here to see reviews written by the media). As a result, we have received TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence in Shanghai and Beijing for the last four years running (click here to learn more about our awards and find out what else makes us special.)
We do tours for all sorts of interesting people, ranging from academics to businessmen, and from families to backpackers. We’ve done corporate tours for CEOs, Partners, Directors and Senior Managers from some of the world’s leading companies. Recent clients include Google, BP, Rio Tinto, Apple, Senior Partners for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the Board Of Directors for Dash Brands, and the Ambassadors of Iraq and Costa Rica.
We’ve developed the following great tours in and around Shanghai, Beijing, and Xi’an, which you’ll be paid to learn and lead:
Tours In & Around Beijing
In Beijing, we offer historical Forbidden City Tours, Summer Palace Tours and China In 50 Objects Tours.
In addition we offer interactive Beijing Ghost Tours, Hutong Adventures, and Warlord Tours.
Around Beijing, we also offer Great Wall Excursions.
Tours In & Around Xi’an
In Xi’an we offer historical Muslim District Tours, Terracotta Warriors Excursions, and Shaanxi Museum Tours.
In addition we offer interactive City Wall Tours and Monkey King (Great Wild Goose Pagoda) Tours.
Around Xi’an, we offer excursions to Chengdu, Shaolin, Luoyang, and Pingyao.
Tours In & Around Shanghai
In Shanghai, Newman Tours offers historical tours of The Bund, The French Concession, The Jewish Ghetto, and The Shanghai Museum.
In addition we offer interactive Ancient Shanghai Tours, Gangster Tours, Ghost Tours and Kung Fu Tours.
Around Shanghai, we offer excursions to Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Zhujiajiao.