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Reviewed October 8, 2018

Wonderful little town, must do boat ride. The woman that was navigating through very narrow spaces also sang in native language.

Thank travelplans123
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I would rate this higher but the driver was a pain. I really enjoyed our guide but the driver made me feel like my kids were a huge burden. The line for the shanghai museum was super long because of the holiday so we decided to skip that. Our guide took us to the silk factory instead and that was quite a treat for my children and for me too! Overall we really enjoyed our morning tour. I’d recommend it.

Thank Shani G
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

We did not get a sightseeing tour, as advertised.
We were taken to 4 or 5 locations to walk around.
The whole experience was disappointing.

Thank Richard Y
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

We did the afternoon tour and only 2 others on the tour. The hotel pick up was on time, the van and driver were good. The guide was dull and difficult to understand and only wanted us to buy when we stopped at the Jade factory (a shop), pearl factory (a shop) and silk factory (a shop). After these stops ( when we only bought a few items) he seemed to sulk.

Thank Japbonsai1
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

8 AM pickup and then went to 4 or more other hotels for pickups. Didn't arrive at the Jade Temple until 9:15. Guide was very knowledgeable and explained things very well.
45: minutes at the Shanghai museum allowed only enough time to scratch the surface.The pearl factory visit was OK.

1  Thank rjfaille
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

The company was able to pick us up at the train station, as we took the bullet train to Shanghai to spend the day there. It was an extra fee to be picked up at the train station, rather than at a hotel. When I booked it, given the times that we were going to be in Shanghai, a full day tour was recommended.
We started out at Jade Buddha Temple, where we felt rushed through.
Then we went to the "Pearl/Jade Market." Upon arrival a woman talked with us about the difference between fresh and salt water pearls. She then followed us around the store, where we felt expected to buy something. The pearl section leads into the jade store. No information was given about Jade, just encouragement to buy.
Then we walked around the Bund. Our guide, Tom, talked about how it is a great spot for night life. We were able to take some nice pictures of the Shanghai skyline.
We went to a restaurant at the Bund for lunch. The food was good, but it was just so hot in the restaurant.
Then we went to the "silk museum." A guide talked to us about how the different cocoons and how they harvest the silk threads. We were then shown the process of unwinding the cocoons. After visiting 3 stations, we were encouraged to buy a silk comforter. We were shown all the prices of comforters and how they will vacuum pack them to make it easier to take home. Then we were lead into a room full of silk clothing. The guide followed us around, encouraging us to buy items.
Our next stop was the Yu Garden. It was busy there. Again our guide hustled us through the maze that is the garden. My husband and I took pictures as we went, but then were asked if we wanted time to take pictures after we had been run through the place. Tom had to keep stopping to turn around to find us, as we were not moving as fast of him.
The last stop was Xintiandi, I think. It was an area with a lot of restaurants and shopping. Again, we were told this is a great spot for nightlife. After being asked 4 times if we wanted to go into the shops, my husband and I went to a German restaurant to sit in an air conditioned spot and enjoy a beer. We had 30 minutes to just sit and relax.
Through out the tour my husband expressed interest in going to the observation deck of the Shanghai tower. He even stated that he was willing to pay the admission fee that moment. We were told that there was not time to add that to our tour, even though it was a Monday and we were unable to go to the Shanghai museum and we opted to not wait over an hour for some art gallery to open. In defense of the company, the Shanghai tower was not included as part of the tour.
We were able to see different parts of Shanghai, but most of the tour felt like a sales pitch.

1  Thank Gretchen B
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

XIAN is very beautiful place. It should truly be visited. The places here are far off from each other it almost takes 1 hour from every place to reach other place. You have here so many places to visit. There is famous temple here and along with it you have so many other beautiful places to visit.

Thank rashu23
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

wow a lovely thing to do Shanghai on show with the ever changing light show the tallest building in the world being the shanghai tower which the locals call the whisk the bottle opener, needle ,and the syringe next to that giving a spectacular light show ..approx $45 or Y220 about a 3/4 hour trip is best seen with a upgrade with wine and seats and makes it easy to video or take photos you will see Shanghais sky line lit up in magnificent colors from the two sides of the Huangpu river

Thank Colin m
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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

As mentioned in many other reviews, most of the time on this tour is spent in the car. Apparently the tour company does not try to coordinate hotel pickups to be in close proximity to one another.

The guide, “Tom,” was nice and enthusiastic with good English. He was in quite a hurry to move through the shopping stalls on the way to the sights. Would have been nice to have a little more shopping time. As mentioned in other reviews, the lunch provided was okay, and a good look at local authentic Chinese food. Not spectacular, but good. Curiously, the guide would not eat with us because he said it was against the rules and that he wanted to respect our privacy during the meal. But, when he was ready to go, he came back and hovered around the table and started coaching me on how to use chopsticks. A bit irritating at best.

The driver was friendly. Zero English, but that’s okay - I speak zero Chinese, and his job was driving. And he was NOT good at that. A very aggressive driver, cutting in and out of traffic, tailgating and honking incessantly at slower drivers, even cutting in front of pedestrians at intersections. (Then again, it appears this may be the norm In Shanghai.)

We were fortunate that the crowds were light, probably because it was SO hot the day we went. Zhouzhuang was the most interesting with its very old houses, people going about daily life amid the tourists, and the boat ride was nice. Just need a little more free time for shopping.

3  Thank Joe9417
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

The amazing skyline of Shanghai on the Bund is just amazing as you take the cruise down the Huangpu River, the beautiful buildings all lit up adds to the beauty of this place, the cruise itself is nice, and gives you a good view of all the high rise buildings that line the banks of the river on either side a must do when in shanghai

1  Thank seashell750
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