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We only had one full day in Shanghai and we hit a home run with this tour. We didn't feel rushed but the tour guide kept things moving so we could see as much as possible in the limited time. Joy, our tour guide, was FANTASTIC!
I highly recommend this tour, as it takes you to some of the oldest, most important sights in Shanghai's history -- and offers some shopping as well. A good first look at what makes the city special. Be warned, it's a heavy tourist area, expect crowds. My guide Zoe was excellent. Really, the best I have had around the world. She was professional, intelligent, well informed and passionate about China and the places we visited. She brought details to life during that really helped me understand and appreciate Shanghai and its sights. She was also flexible, changing our plans on the fly to suit my interests. And just a wonderful person to spend time with in a foreign city. China can be daunting, so having a guide made my visit smooth and fulfilling.
Excellent tour. Our tour guide was very friendly and informative. Expect some delays in pick-up time depending on traffic and the number of hotel pick-ups. Overall, I highly recommend this tour if you have a spare day in Shanghai.
Our guide, Joy was super. She explained lots of background on what we were seeing, which made the things we were seeing so much more meaningful. Her English was excellent. We had a small group as well, which made things very nice, and relaxed.
Our tour guide, Joy, Was very knowledgeable and informative.
She was also very friendly and spoke very good english. We had a small group which made it easier to see everything. We also had a great lunch.
ROBERT S USA
It was a great tour. There were 6 of us and that made it easy to see things. Our guide,Joy, was delightful. She knew a lot and made sure we did too. We saw her the next day in a market and she was waving to get our attention. That was really nice. The Water village tour was worth taking
WE REALY SAW THE BEST OF SHANGHAI WITH THE BEST GIDE EVER THANK YOU
We loved this tour and Mary, our guide. She was excellent and did a great job of just giving us a great look at life in one of the older areas of Shanghai. We slowly strolled through some commercial and residential areas, she guided us through some of the shops, did local things like stopping to pick up a bag of local candy, etc.
This was my first time using Viator. The tour was amazing, everything worked like clockwork. The driver and tour guide were right on time and the content of the tour was phenomenal. In my opinion, as a world traveller, there is no better way to see a new city or get a sense for a country than to book a tour like this especially on small layovers. Thanks Viator!
Great tour with our lovely guide Julie. It started at the Urban Planification Exhibition Hall, then we visited the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund Tunnel, Shanghai Art Museum and ended up with a trip in the Maglev Magnetic Train that speeded up to 431 km/h - an amazing experience ! Thanks Julie !!!!
Doing what: Private Tour: The Face of Modern Shanghai
Amazing and fun. The guide was fantastic
This tour was amazing!
I enjoyed the tour. The highlights of the trip were the visit to the Suzhou garden and the silk factory. The water village was for my taste a bit overly commercial, although having gone on a Wednesday, we didn't have the massive crowds that visit on the weekend, so it made the visit more pleasant. Highlight of the trip was the gondola ride, with our oar woman singing traditional Chinese songs.
The tour guide was friendly and the pick up service was fantastic - they pick you up directly from the hotel you are staying at. We were a small group so everyone was friendly.
Expect a long coach journey on the way back, the Shanghai traffic is pretty intense. I also felt that too little time was dedicated to the water village - I think we must have only been there for an hour and it would have been nice to spend a bit more time there.
In general, a good experience and well worth if you're keen on seeing something outside of Shanghai.
The weather had a huge effect on our experience as it rained steadily and I got soaked and cold. The focus was on three different types of residential housing It was interesting to go into the alleyways that we would never have dared to venture into on our own. I waylaid the guide to see food outlets that took my attention. We were never invited into a private house so that was misleading.
I recommend this tour - it was a nice change from Shanghai and easy to do both locations in a day. Our group was small - only 4 people which was nice. There was a couple in my hotel who signed up for the same tour and somehow got left off the list. They were able to get on another tour but somewhere something went wrong. When we were in Zhouzhuang, our guide kind of rushed us through the town so we didn't have time to enjoy any of the local shops. It would have been nice to have tasted the rice wine, the pork or to look at the pearls. Its a quaint little town though and I hope to go back someday.
Trip felt a bit rushed especially at the water town where we only had 15min free time to wander after going on the boat ride. If I had known ahead of time, I would have rather wandered the village for the extra time rather than do the boat. Tour guide Joy was excellent and provided helpful recommendations for dinner options.
Frank was a very good guide who spoke and understood English well. Water village tour was interesting and we enjoyed the boat ride with the singing gondolier. Wish Suzhou tour could have included more but will probably spend a few days staying there to see more of the city on my next visit.
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