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Full-Day Private Tour of Shanghai provided by Scarlett Mao Tours

Full-Day Private Tour of Shanghai

Full-Day Private Tour of Shanghai
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 51302P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal tour guide services
  • Private car service based on your booking option
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle - based on your booking option
Exclusions
  • Food and Drink
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Fairmont Peace Hotel, China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, Waitan, 南京东路20号 邮政编码: 200002 The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Yu Garden, 279 Yu Yuan Lao Jie, 四牌楼 Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200000 The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Xintiandi station, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200020 The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour itinerary can be flexible based on your preferences and needs. Please feel free to advise your preferred pick up time and must see attraction info at time for booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Personal tour guide services
  • Private car service based on your booking option
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle - based on your booking option
Exclusions
  • Food and Drink
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Fairmont Peace Hotel, China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, Waitan, 南京东路20号 邮政编码: 200002 The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Yu Garden, 279 Yu Yuan Lao Jie, 四牌楼 Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200000 The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Xintiandi station, Huangpu, Shanghai, China, 200020 The guide will pick you up from your central hotel lobby with a sign of Scarlett Mao Tours. If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour itinerary can be flexible based on your preferences and needs. Please feel free to advise your preferred pick up time and must see attraction info at time for booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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The harts
1 contribution
Dec 2019
I contacted Scarlett to organise two days of sightseeing with my family in Shanghai. We are two adults and three children (13, 11 and 8). We had spent time in Shanghai once before and had seen many of the major attractions, so I was looking for someone who could take us to less prominent sights and suggest beyond experiences beyond the usual. I also wanted someone who could keep the kids interested. I contacted several companies that claimed to offer persnalised tours but Scarlett was the only one who got back to me with a genuine attempt to tailor the experience to our particular needs.

Scarlett and I communicated a lot in the weeks before the tour (and she was always super responsive and full of ideas and enthusiasm). The result was a highly personalised and rewarding experience. We had a full day jammed packed with activities - a visit to the park to watch the locals dancing and singing, tea tasting experience, the Propaganda Museum, extensive food tasting, pottery making for the kids (a highlight for them), visits to various markets including the very unusual pet market, and an inside tour of a private resident's historic home. Our three children loved Scarlett, who really connected with them, and rated the experience their favourite of the trip (which also included skiing in Japan, so it was a high bar). My husband and I also enjoyed talking to Scarlett and the insights it gave us into Chinese society, especially for the younger, urban generation. Scarlett is warm, open, very knowledgeable and an excellent communicator.

I recommend her services to anyone visiting Shanghai.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Neil W
Huntington Beach, CA4 contributions
Scarlett is is just as much if not more than I expected. Her service is not a generic touristy series of stops. She does her own independent research of the places she took my to that were "off the beaten path" where the locals actually frequent. Since I'm learning Mandarin, it was a great opportunity for me to engage with the locals of Shangai. One example is a top we made to a small area where locals shop at a tea shop. We got to try quite a few premium teas, and Scarlett was very patient in helping me learn the language along the way. If you know a bit about Chinese culture, she can provide relatable perspective from a local's standpoint.
It's my first trip to China, and didn't have an agenda for sightseeing at all. She was able to get me going in the right direction for the next few days to make the most of my visit here.
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brian B
1 contribution
Aug 2019
We loved the day that we spent with Scarlett. She outlined a perfect tour that blended new & old. She let us proceed at our own pace and experience the city in one full day. What a treat! She answered our questions and helped us understand life in modern China. We highly recommend her service.
Written April 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Juanma
Lake Charles, LA8 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Scarlett is a great guide, knowledgeable, pleasant and easy to understand. She also tailored our tour to our will. And most important, she cares about her clients. When our tour was over, my flight got cancelled without warning at the last minute. Scarlett that was just dropping us in the airport stayed for over an hour and helped us solve our problem. I strongly recommend her as a tour guide.
Written July 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PHFERG
Midlothian, VA129 contributions
Scarlet is a refreshing guide to have in Shanghai. Good English skills. Knowledgeable in navigating the city for the purpose of seeing the things you are interested in. Alway insights into Chinese, Shanhai-ese.
Could not write enough good things to say.
If you’re lucky, she’s available!
Written May 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Karmiel, Israel51 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
Cecilia cam on time to my Hotel and she was open to help as all the way and all the day
we Visit the People Park and then we went to old City visit the Garden and the urban museum and go up to the High building to see the view of shanghai from 400 m .
we make some stop to eat and bay some things .
I can say that Cecilia has perfect English and perfect knowledge and patience to spend all day and show as the wonderful places .
we surly get her for another tour next time
Written June 17, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Julia D
Washington DC, DC12 contributions
Nov 2019
I have done a few private full day tours in different countries and this tour with Scarlett did not disappoint! Because of the excellent tripadvisor reviews, I emailed her a few months in advance to see if she was available, she was quick to reply and enthusiastic about offering me the experience I was looking for.

I told her that I wasn't looking for a "highlights" tour, rather a way to see the city from a local's perspective and how the neighborhoods had changed. We did most of our exploring by foot, but also took a few taxis and the metro a couple of times. Scarlett was very flexible and open to showing your whatever you'd like to see e.g. we didn't go to the bund :)

Generally, I like to support women owned businesses and hardworking entrepreneurs--Scarlett is a great example of both. She takes her business (just she and her friend) very seriously and aims to please every client and their unique likes/dislikes. She spends her days off learning more about the city and creating a repository of things that travelers may enjoy. For example, she told me about a private garden that if the owner is home, she'd let us walk around--that sounded like fun to me, so Scarlett gave her a call but she wasn't home at the moment so we skipped that activity. Regardless, that's exactly the type of guide that you want--someone who "gets" you and helps customize the day adhoc with things that you'd like.

When we ended the day, I told her that I'd like to get a foot massage somewhere cheap/local that's walking distance to my hotel. She looked on China's version of yelp, saw that I place was offering a discount if you paid online, so she just called the place to ask if they would honor the cheaper rate if we just came in, they said yes. The massage was a blind massage (meaning, the masseuse was blind) and located on the ground floor of a very residential apartment building. Scarlett walked me over there and explained exactly what I wanted and then she left for the day. This is exactly what I wanted and couldn't have done it without her.

Overall, my day with Scarlett was perfect and I would highly recommend her!
Written December 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kobystein
Sandy Springs, GA16 contributions
Oct 2019
We followed online recommendations and contact Scarlet for a day and a night tour of Shanghai. Scarlet is an excellent guide: knowledgeable, accommodating, flexible and extremely charming. She took us for a food tour the night we arrived and introduce us to so many flavors and textures of the night life in her city. The next day we day toured the major attraction along with side streets off the beaten path. She constantly adjusted the itinerary to fit our interests. The tour did not end till we were totally exhausted....Her English is perfect and her sense of humor is delightful. we highly recommend her as a guide!
Written November 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a great day with Scarlett in Shanghai. She is very enthusiast, had perfect knowledge and excellent English. Very recommended!
Written July 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Terese A
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Having booked a trip to Brisbane, Australia with a 16-hr layover in Shanghai, I needed an efficient guide that made seeing the city in one day easy. TripAdvisor helped me find Scarlett and I sent her an email. She replies quickly and is all about giving you the ultimate experience by planning the guided tour completely according to you and your interests. I had never been to Shanghai before and wasn't too sure what was worth seeing and Scarlett helped me out from the start. She is by far the most actively involved and caring guide I've ever had the pleasure to meet! She made the trip easy by offering to meet me at the airport, taking away the confusion of a new country and a language I don't speak. She took me around the city to all the spots I wanted to see - and more. All with a professional manner, great stories and anecdotes, with a smile on her face and great English. I've recommended Scarlett to all my friends and family, she's by far the best there is when it comes to private guided tours.

Many thanks for making my short trip unforgettable!!
Written June 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Scarlett Mao Tours
wheretonextmaam
wheretonextmaam
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Shanghai Nov/Dec 2019
Scarlett is nothing short of delightful. She had a list of ideas for things we could do or see on our two tour days
rccordero
rccordero
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Day tour in Shanghai
Scarlett hosted a day tour in Shanghai for an important customer of my company. She really ensures all angles are
CydBedfordshire
CydBedfordshire
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Great Trip
We have just returned from a trip to China and I am very happy to recommend Scarlett Mao Tours. Scarlett organised
Jukka V
Jukka V
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3 amazing days with Scarlett in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou
I was in China mid September for two business meetings and had 3 days off in between. I had been in Shanghai earlie
Walter B
Walter B
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Shanghai visit
Our guide was Sarah and we had an excellent afternoon tour of Shanghai. Sarah was very patient, with excellent Engl
dorny1
dorny1
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very good guide
we trevel 3 times best guide we have in shanghai and see shanghai points . and we recomand
Abigailyun
Abigailyun
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Love it
It’s was wonderful to have Scarlett as our tour guide.She is easy going, and she know what is the best place to go.
Sakefan
Sakefan
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Excellent 2 days with Zaraf discovering Shanghai and Hangzhou
I spent 2 days discovering Shanghai and Hangzhou with Zaraf. She is very knowledgeable and made the 2 days very enj
EUSTUS123
EUSTUS123
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Shanghai
Cecilia Cheng one of the best tour guides i have ever met in my travel..i appreciate her great personality and know
stevenk316
stevenk316
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Excellent Tour Guide
My wife and I spent three days in Shanghai with Scarlett as our guide and could not have been happier. She showed
RBKEN
RBKEN
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Shanghai Full Day Tour
Cecilia Cheng is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide with exceptional English-speaking skills. The i
cramereast
cramereast
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Tour of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou ... like touring with a relative!
We are a family of 4 including 2 boys, ages 11 and 12.5, that traveled to Shanghai from the United States in mid-Ap
Nic_2312
Nic_2312
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Excellent Guide
Spent a day touring Shanghai with Scarlett. She was knowledgeable, friendly and energetic. She listened to our inte
warrnambool
warrnambool
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Excellent guidev
Mu son and I spent today on a tour of central Shanghai Her English is excellent. She took note of our particular i
kathy1966
kathy1966
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Fabulous Day with Scarlett Mao
Our family of four spent a wonderful day with Scarlett as she led us thru the streets of Shanghai. She was very pro
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