This was a really great tour - the tour guide Frank was lovely and very knowledgeable. We started at the Museum, this was okay but a little dry - I think it was a matter of too much time to just skim, and not enough time to really look at it properly. What I suggest is to choose just one or two of the galleries and really spend some time in those rather than trying to race through them all. The furniture is very good, and so it the coins. Next stop was the Jade Buddha temple - truthfully the Jade Buddha was okay, but the rest of the temple was amazing - loved the Hall of the 4 Kings - and the laughing Buddha. Was lovely to hear a bit about the history of Buddhism in China and how it was brought from India. It was then off to the Silk factory - very interesting - but be warned the sales people will hook into you like limpets - firmly tell them nicely you would like some time alone to discuss/make your own decisions. Saying that there are some lovely scarves, duvets, and covers and clothing to choose from. We then had lunch at a nice restaurant - plenty of food. We then went to the Pearl centre - once again - I thought this was just ok - truthfully I think the one in the Isle of Wight is actually better - and the pearls though good quality, were expensive.
So then we went to the Bund - which is not the name of the river, but instead it is the name of the war memorial. This was a very interesting talk and the view is lovely.
We then went to my favourite part of the tour which was the Yuyuan Garden. You go through an incredibly busy part of Shanghai to get to it - look out for the Turtles by the zig zag bridge but it is a wonderful place with lots of history. Look out for the Dragon Wall and the Chinese Theatre. I imagine it would be incredibly peaceful if there were not so many people - but even with all the tourists it was just lovely.We finished in the French Quarter where we strolled around the section looking at all the shops and restaurants -Wonderful!
We only had 24 hours in Shanghai and this 8 hour tour proved to be the perfect snapshot of the city. Our tour guide Frank was fantastic. We were taken care of at every turn and given adequate time to explore each site.
The tour gave us a nice overview of sights in the city. At two of the stops we had a short presentation of the industry being presented and then an opportunity to shop. I viewed this as how things were done as the sales were not hard selling. Our guide spoke English well, presented the tour well and engaged in additional questions about the City and culture. Hotel pick up was very convenient.
I had a great time. They called my hotel the night before to confirm pick-up time, which was so much easier than emailing/calling me since I'd just arrived in country. We got to see so much in one day and Rita was a great tour guide.
Great guide and driver. Good company. Enjoyed the trip - except for the long queues to get into the Museum.
WE REALY SAW THE BEST OF SHANGHAI WITH THE BEST GIDE EVER THANK YOU
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!
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!
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.
fantastic day with Frank our wonderful guide who went above and beyond expectations for us. Loved the silk factory in particular
Great tour, you are going to see lots of sights, in a very difficult city to visit on your own.
We did not know what to expect as we booked this the day before. Our group consisted of 3 visitors in the am and 4 in the afternoon. We had a guide who spoke very good English. His name was Fred. The guide was very knowledgeable and he did a great job of showing us around and getting a chance to experience the highlights of Shanghai. It was an excellent tour and we all had a great time. Very much worth the price. Of note one of the other guests states she now only uses Viator for her tours during her travels and has always had a great experience! I will definity use your service again!
Frank, our guide, was knowledgeable and spoke great English. We saw a good amount of the sites in Shanghai in a day and had an enjoyable time.
My tour with our guide, Joy, was the perfect way to get acquainted with Shanghai! Saw the highlights, while never feeling rushed. I agree that the lunch wasn't great, but the city is, and Joy shared that with us. I was very fortunate in that the weather was gorgeous low smog with sun and there were only two of us on the tour. Definitely recommend!
Good tour to see the basics of Shanghai...Lunch was ok, nothing too great...
Laura C United States of ...
Excellent whirlwind intro to Shanghai. Joy was an informative and delightful guide. The only downside was the lunch restaurant. To quote one of my travel companions, I would far rather have paid for my own lunch and enjoyed something much better to eat on the Bund.
Great tour. Joy was a fantastic guide. Gave us a little bit of everything. Only suggestion would be to change venue for lunch, even if have to pay out of pocket.
We only had one other group on our tour bringing the total up to 4 people and this was fantastic for the tour of the highlights of Shanghai. Our tour guide Joy was very informative and answered all of our questions, and it was great to be driven around Shanghai, especially as it was our first full day in China. Highly recommend!
My tour was excellent ...we had a great tour guide that spoke good English and had facts and data about each and every point of interest. I would definitely reccomend this tour to anyone who wished to learn more about Shanghai.
We had a great tour. Our guide Joy was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information about all the sites. We covered everything that was promised and had a great day. We had taken a lot of tours on this 47 day trip and this was the best. I would recommend it to everyone and especially Joy she was great.
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