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Wonderful, custom tour. Excellent guide with excellent suggestions!
saw many more attractions with guide than could ever have on our own. also great to not be trailing along with a bus load of a tour group. guide was excellent, English good. very personable. knowledge of historic sites excellent. we traveled by taxi all day and guide knew just how to get the next taxi quickly and efficiently. very cost effective way to see shanghai.
Frank was great!!! He was very informative and accommodating!. We were able to see more sights on our own as opposed to a larger tour group - no waiting for others, plus we got to select the places we wanted to eat, etc! Highly recommended!
Had a great time. Rita was very very good. We could have not ask for more. Rita gave good advice and was most helpful and knowledgeable. The day met all our needs.
Tracy our guide was extremely helpful and knowledge. We spent two days with her, the first of which was rainy and she changed our itinerary so we would see the out door sites on our second day which was clear.
It was absolutely fantastic to be able to pick the sites we wanted to see...and our guide was great...super friendly and hard working. Most of the standard tours had 2-3 cool things to see/do, but then blended in a couple that were not appealing to us. Arranging our own tour allowed us to choose only those sites that interested us. One bit of advice. The price of this tour is very reasonable but could have risen very quickly (by ~$230) if we chose to utilize their car to get around, but we chose to use local taxis with our guide. Although the driving was a bit more aggressive, it was still safe...and we had no problem at all flagging down a cab. This approach saved us HUGE bucks...and the driving just added more excitement. This was a great tour!
The tour guide is very flexible and help us a lot. We arrange to visit a lot of hidden place but Rita still able to help us to make the trip prefectly.
This was a very nice tour with a great tour guide. He was very informative and helpful throughout the day. For a nice overview of Shanghai that is flexible to what you want to see, this tour is perfect.
Frank was very nice, but not all together as knowledgable as we were used to in our experience in China. I was also disappointed to learn that my tour did not include transportation, which I had to pay an additional 700 yuan for. (almost the same amount as the tour). All other tours I booked included transportation.
Frank always seemed to want to go away ... he walked faster than us. He didn't bother to get us the senior discount at the Shanghai World Financial Center, which we didn't really want to see. He also wanted to go to the Auto Salon which had no interest for us. Worth it only if you have seen nothing of Shanghai yet, which was not the case with us, as we'd been there for two days and had already seen about all he wanted us to see ...
nice, more stiff in presentation so not as engaging. some wrong facts about raised entrance to each rm Yu garden - stated to keep out water and snow. later told by Beijing guide was wrong info. took us to jade shop where high pressured instead of where actually carving jade as seen later as passig by. not engaging and charismatic but very polite.
Choosing a private custom tour helped to quickly identify places of interest which could be further explored during the rest of a very short stay. However not impressed with Frank (the tour guide) who had misunderstood the starting time for the tour and who was keen to go to the more expensive shops and restaurants, most probably for commissions.
Our guide was really not in to it today. We asked to see a two places and he did take us there. After that we asked him for some suggestions of things which would not be too touristy and all he could suggest was to shop, shop, shop. We ended up on Nanjing street...after a bit we gave up and found a massage place and told him to leave. I was disappointed.
I was very disappointed in my tour of Shanghai!! I felt I should of did the hop on hop off bus and got a better experience than I did. I have done many of private tours and this was my first on that did not come with car service. You have to take a taxi, subway or bus and you must pay for the guide ticket as well. I decided to do the subway. We went to the Bund, Old Town and the Oriental Pearl Tower. Our guide Chris rushed us thought the whole tour and when we asked questions, he could not answer them. When we went to each place, he just took us there said the name of the place and sat on the outside and waited for us to come out. Nothing was explained or told to us at any of the places. We had to read for ourselves when we got back to the hotel and internet. It was by far the worst tour I have ever been on. And our guide left us in Old Town to get back to the hotel on our own after only being with us for four hours. He told us, we went to all the places and now I must go after we told him we wanted to walk around old Shanghai for awhile and see what they had to offer and shop. Needless to say, I did not have a great time with him and felt it was a waste of my money!