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Kasey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2018

I only wish we had booked a full day! Our traveling companions were terrific, the guide and driver were excellent. We had some great shopping opportunities. The city is beautiful, and this tour was a great way to be introduced to it. Recommended!

SABRINA G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2017

Great tour. The guide was able to manage time well and gave practical feedback on the sites seen.

varsha612

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

This tour was amazing!

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2017

The young man who guided us on this tour was top class. Excellent English delivering explanations at just the right pace. Constantly looked over his shoulder to make sure we were all there.

Loved the silk factory and the museum.

Holly United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

This was exactly the type of tour I was looking for, so I gave it five stars! This is a half-day option of a full-day tour, and I'm really glad that I only did the half-day option instead of the full day. I think the full-day is a great option if you prefer guided tours, but it is a long day and can be very tiring, especially during the summer when it's blazing hot. I wanted a tour that gave me a glance at the major sites in Shanghai but lef me time in my day to go explore on my own, so I booked the afternoon tour for my first day in Shanghai, and the morning tour for the next day. For the afternoon tour, Frank was my guide, and for the morning tour, Alina was my guide. Both of them were very friendly, patient, professional, and knowledgeable. Both were highly competent English speakers but were also Shanghai locals and were able to speak about their personal experiences growing up in Shanghai and watching all of the architecture shoot up around them. Both of them met me on time in my hotel lobby, and were transparent about the itinerary. I had great conversations with them - they are interested in learning about their tourists so that they can find points of connection for you throughout the tour.

The vans are nicely air conditioned! I'm not sure what the maximum size of group they will have on a tour, but when I went on a Wednesday and Thursday, it was just three of us on the first day afternoon and four of us on the second day morning. It felt very private even though it's not advertised as a private tour. No flag, no speakers, highly recommended!

Holly United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2017

This was exactly the type of tour I was looking for, so I gave it five stars! This is a half-day option of a full-day tour, and I'm really glad that I only did the half-day options instead of the full day. I think the full-day is a great option if you prefer guided tours, but it is a long day and can be very tiring, especially during the summer when it's blazing hot. I wanted a tour that gave me a glance at the major sites in Shanghai but lef me time in my day to go explore on my own, so I booked the afternoon tour for my first day in Shanghai, and the mornings no tour for the next day. For the afternoon tour, Frank was my guide, and for the morning tour, Alina was my guide. Both of them were very friendly, patient, professional, and knowledgeable. Both were highly competent English speakers but were also Shanghai locals and were able to speak about their personal experiences growing up in Shanghai and watching all of the architecture shoot up around them. Both of them met me on time in my hotel lobby, and were transparent about the itinerary. I had great conversations with them - they are interested in learning about their tourists so that they can find points of connection for your throughout the tour.

The vans are nicely air conditioned! I'm not sure what the maximum size of group they will have on a tour, but when I went on a Wednesday and Thursday, it was just three of us on the first day afternoon and four of us on the second day morning. It felt very private even though it's not advertised as a private tour. No flag, no speakers, highly recommended!

Ladae B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

This tour was fantastic... Very informative and fun!!

Gail Lisa O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

An excellent tour and guide. Managed to see the Yu garden, the Bund and entertainment districts as well as visiting a pearl factory and silk factory. Our guide, Evan, was excellent.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2017

Frank was a wonderful tour guide! Such a warm and well-spoken person, with an excellent command of the English language, and who knew a lot about Chinese culture and the financial district at the Bund and its history. He covered the pearl-making and silk-making industries, taking us to two factories, which was a great surprise. Frank answered any and every question posed by our group. I would take this tour again :-

amishak136 South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2017

Lovely tour.

William. I B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2017

This was an excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgable, and her communication skills were excellent. Went to the Museum, Jade Buddha etc.

Anthony D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2016

This was an excellent tour and the guide was very cheerful, knowledgable and helpful. Would Recommend this for anyone who is pushed for time. Cannot rate it highly enough.

Wendy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Loved this tour! Our amazing guide, Frank and #39;s, perfect English and the hotel pick-up/drop-off made my first day in China fun and relaxing! I would highly recommend this to anyone. It incorporated the city sites, culture, and a little shopping into one package.

dft

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Excellent guide and very interesting tour.

Marybirish1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Fabulous

Peter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

My guide was nice, and we enjoyed the afternoon.

Bethany N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This was an awesome tour! It was smaller so it was very personal. Joy had all sorts of interesting things to tell us about the history of Shanghai and she was a great tour guide. Very fun! THANK YOU!

Jane P G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was excellent. The tour of the Shanghai museum was great and so was the visit to the Pearl store
and one of the famous temples. The tour was just for the morning so not too long. Just gives you a taste and if you want to come back to the sites later by yourself you can.

Mary Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Took the full-day tour - both morning and afternoon sessions. Our guide Rita was excellent.
The combination of sites visited in one day really enhanced my understanding of the historical Shanghai and the modern city. Very glad I chose to stay an extra day after my work ended to take this tour.

Ernesto Marcelo R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We recommend our tour guide Rita, interesting and enjoyable hours

Irene T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Our tour guide, Joy, was very good. She was very informative and spoke English well. It was not rushed and we saw everything that was stated in the itinerary.

Linda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This was a very well-organized tour. In particular, I would like to comment on the services of Zhao Ye, my guide for the half-day tour on Saturday, March 7th. Zhao Ye is a superior tour guide. She exemplifies all of the qualities of an excellent tour guide. She speaks very good English, she is very kind and considerate, she has a very enthusiastic personality very important!!, and she is very knowledgable. Because of my positive experience with Zhao Ye, I booked additional tours through this service while in Shanghai. All were excellent.

I will recommend your services and, in particular, Zhao Ye, to all of my friends and colleagues who are visiting Shanghai.

Kellie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

I was the only person on this tour so it was a very personalized morning. Our driver was very safe by Shanghai standards and I felt comfortable in his car. The guide, Fiona, is a local from Shanghai and filled the tour with great snippets of information - she knew all the interesting little things that you are not likely to read in a tourist guide. Like, which taxi companies are more likely to scam a tourist etc. Fiona is well traveled herself and spoke excellent English. She was also very interested in my home country (Australia) which was quite sweet. I did the morning tour and was not expecting a visit to the silk factory but Fiona managed to squeeze it in. If you are thinking of doing this half day tour make sure you do the afternoon one to ENSURE a visit to the Silk factory (It is very clearly stated in the booking info that the Silk factory is NOT included in the morning tour so DO NOT be disappointed if you book the morning tour and don't go there). The silk factory really is amazing and very worthwhile. Rainbow was the name of the tour guide there and she also spoke very good English. The pearl museum really is just a pearl shop with a snippet of interesting info in the foyer. At the silk shop I was able to wander on my own a bit and look at the merchandise. So I was able to make my own mind up about purchases. However at the pearl shop the sales attendant really shadowed me which made me slightly uncomfortable. We also had an hour at the Shanghai Museum which was perfect for me. Four floors of Chinese antiquities - very interesting, but for me, any more than an hour and I would loose interest. The Jade temple was also interesting but a little sad that it has become such a commercial enterprise. Each temple had a shop in or next to it. I guess the Vatican in Rome does the same thing so..... Definitely try this tour if you only have half a day to spare as I did. It is not rushed, nor is it too slow. I had a great morning.

Craig F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

tour guide was excellent

Marie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

My guide, Jennifer, was wonderful! It was my last day in Shanghai after a 2 week stay and I was her only guest. So, she customized my tour to exactly what I still needed to see and do. Outstanding!

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