Tours and Tickets by Scarlett Mao Tours
Full-Day Private Tour of Shanghai
Spend a day exploring Shanghai with a guide on this full-day private tour. By opting for a private tour, you won’t waste time visiting attractions that don’t interest you, and the tour is fully customizable. Sites you’ll visit vary depending on your preferences, but potential highlights include The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, the French Concession, and The Bund.
Private Full Day Tour to Suzhou from Shanghai in Your Way
Escape Shanghai for a day and discover the peaceful and historical city of Suzhou—often described as “the Venice of the East” due to its picturesque canals. Pick between a private guide service, with transportation at your own expense, or upgrade for a tour by private vehicle. Upon arrival in Suzhou, you can stroll along its canals, spot centuries-old architecture, stop by a local restaurant for lunch (own expense), venture to Tiger Hill, explore scenic gardens, and more: the flexible itinerary is based around your interests.
Half-Day Architectural Private Walking Tour with Authentic Food
On this walking tour, you will discover the secrets of historical Hongkou district within 4 hours. Your expert guide will show you local residential areas with traditional and untouched architecture. You will discover the culture of Shanghai in Hongkou’s peaceful streets and beautifully preserved alleys, and enjoy authentic local food. You will also encounter Shanghai’s literary history, including a visit to the former residence of one of China’s greatest writers, Lu Xun, and enjoy the nearby park dedicated to him.
3 to 4 hours
Time of year
Brian B wrote a review Apr 2020
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.…
Date of experience: August 2019
The harts wrote a review Jan 2020
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.…
Date of experience: December 2019
RituK21 wrote a review Jan 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India9 contributions4 helpful votes
Scarlet is a great guide who took us to various interesting places and had detailed information. She was flexible with her plans incorporating our suggestions too also guided us to an awesome vegan restaurant as per our preference.
Neil W wrote a review Jan 2020
Huntington Beach, California4 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.…
Aliess Renae wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Scarlett is nothing short of delightful. She had a list of ideas for things we could do or see on our two tour days, but was also open to anything we wanted as well. We took the metro, walked, and hailed cabs to get us to our destinations- all with great ease. Her lunch and snack choices were also a complete hit. But, truthfully, that's just the start. If you're looking for a tour guide that's friendly, knowledgable, funny, and wonderful- Scarlett is your girl. She knows her history, fun facts, and hidden gems. If I could give her 1,000 stars, I would. Scarlett, thank you for such a wonderful two days in Shanghai and for teaching us so much about your city. We hope to come back soon to see you!! …
Date of experience: December 2019
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