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Most Asked Questions about Shanghai Private Tours

What are the most popular places to visit in Shanghai for first time travelers?

Shanghai attractions are plentiful and varied. Beyond the Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower cityscapes there are a huge range of museums (Shanghai Museum), colonial architecture, religious buildings, theatres, gardens, parks and shopping areas. For the first time traveler, you should go to visit Yu Garden, Temple of City God, The Bund and Oriental Pearl Tower

How many days should I plan for my Shanghai tour?

How many days should stay is depends on your schedule and interests, usually people stay around 4 days in Shanghai. Shanghai city tour, water Town tours from Shanghai, Hangzhou or Suzhou day tour from Shanghai, you can also plan a one day in Shanghai Disneyland if you travel with children.

How can I book your Shanghai tour?

You can send us your inquiry about the tour by email first, our travel consultant will reply to your inquiry with 12 hours. You will get a confirmation letter once we confirm the details for the tour. For the confirmation, we require 20% of total amount as deposit in advance.

Do all of your guides speak English?

Yes, our guide is based on bilingual speaking, Chinese and another language. Most of our guides are English Speaking guide and they can speak the fluent English and all of them obtain English Certificate. There is no communication barrier during the tour. 

Do you have guides that speak other languages?

Yes, most of our guides are English speaker. We also have some guides can speak Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese,  Cantonese.

Can I book a tour if we're just stopping in Shanghai on our cruise?

Yes, we can arrange the tour from Shanghai Port. You will be picked up from Shanghai cruise port and transferred back to the port after the tour. Please apply for a Chinese Tourist Visa before you come. As stated, without a proper visa the ship probably won’t let you off cause they know you’ll be back when you hit the customs booth because they will send you back to the ship.

Can just one person book a private tour?

All our tour can be arranged for one person, you will have you personal tour guide and driver. If you like to travel on your own and want to plan an independent arrangement, we are experts in designing private itinerary in Shanghai and nearby cities. We arranged lots of tours for solo traveler from different countries and got many positive reviews for our tours.

Can you arrange the Shanghai airport pick up service?

We provide Shanghai car rental service. The reservation process as below:

A: Make a quick inquiry by email; 

B: You’ll receive a quotation for your inquiry and booking details immediately. 

C: Confirm the booking and you will get a confirmation letter

For the airport pick up service, our driver will meet you at the exit of the arrival with your name board, help with your luggage in the car or van and transfer to your designated place.

How can I get to Disneyland Park?

Actually, it is very convenient to get to the resort area by subway, public bus, Taxi or car rental. There’s more than one way to reach your destination at Shanghai Disney Resort. You can by Resort Express Line Bus, the resort is equipped with a shuttle bus for tourism in order to facilitate visitors to Disney. So, consider your options and take the route that makes the most logistical sense for you and your family.

Can I join in the group tour in Shanghai?

Yes, we do Shanghai private tour and group tour. Such as Shanghai city highlights tour, Zhujiajiao Water Town and Huangpu River Cruise Tour. You will share a bus and guide service with other clients, which will keep the cost affordable.

Can I modify a tour if I've already seen some of the sites in the itinerary?

Yes, the tour can be modified and can be arranged according to your requirement. It’s 100% flexible for you. And our experienced tour guide also will give you some good recommendation during the tour.

Where can I buy train tickets online?

Train ticket is available to book online in advance. Basically, you can through the China Railway Bureau website (www.12306.cn, but only in Chinese) and book through the third party of travel companies. We also highly recommend you book the tickets www.trip.com this website. 

If i am traveling to Shanghai during the Chinese New Year or other holidays, will most shops be closed and will the city still be good for first time travelers?

Chinese New Year and some other Chinese holiday won't be an inconvenience when it comes to touring and sightseeing. Almost all businesses related to tourism and the service industry, except for banks, will not close over the holidays. The flip-side of this is that offices and schools are closed for the holidays; lots of folks are traveling during this period. 

What are the representative dishes? What will we eat during our tour?

The authentic Shanghai cuisine is a fine mixture of the cooking styles in neighboring areas like Hangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou and Huizhou. Some famous Shanghai food as below:

Round Pork Sausages with Clovers, Pig Guts with Mushrooms and Ham, Duck Egg Yolk with Bean Curd and Sliced Chicken with Skin and Pork Pieces. Nanxiang Small Steamed Bread, Ningbo Dumplings and Yangchun Noodles are great local snacks always loved among Shanghai people. 

What about scams in Shanghai? Tea tasting, Chinese medicine, massage, sex trade, art?

There are several common scams in Shanghai targeting foreigners to be aware of, such as unofficial taxis since they will adjust the meter for extra cost and not take you to your designated place, whisky and tea ceremony scams… Generally speaking, China is a safer country than many, but it pays to know the common scams in China and other security risks you may face, especially as a foreigner traveling or working here.

What Items can tourists buy while in Shanghai?

When you travel in Shanghai and want to take some specialties back, we list some items for your reference. If you are looking for some gifts for female friends, wife, mother or sister, you can buy the silk products, Shanghai is literally “silk heaven”, you will find all different types of silk in different colors and styles all over. For a very special female in your life, you can buy Jade here, this is not only a perfect souvenir but also a great way to say “thank you” and show appreciation. Traditional Chinese Tea also is a good choice, it makes an excellent gift for all tea lovers. You could buy some for family, friends and co-workers, even your boss is guaranteed to love it. Free to ask for more Shanghai shopping guide.

Can I book online ticket for Shanghai Disneyland?

Yes, it's available. Book Disneyland Shanghai Theme Park 1 Day Tickets online: Visit the newest Disneyland in the world and 1st Disneyland in China. You can Buy Disneyland Attractions One Day Ticket in Shanghai at their official website. Simply show your passport to enter in, avoid the queue, and save time. We can also help you book the Shanghai Disneyland Tickets.

Where can I see Panda in Shanghai?

In Shanghai, you can visit giant panda in Shanghai Animal Zoo. However, the best panda destination would be in Chengdu, Sichuan Province---the hometown of Giant panda. If you only have short stay in Shanghai and want to see the Giant Panda, we can arrange a customized Shanghai tour with panda visiting for you.

What is the Taxi Fare from Shanghai PVG to Shanghai Midtown Marriott?

If you are taking a taxi from Shanghai PVG airport to Shanghai Midtown Marriott, the taxi fare would be around CNY 200 in day time. By the way, one regular taxi can only accommodate 4 passengers, you should take 2 taxi if your group is over 4 people. We also provide the airport to downtown hotel door to door transfer service. Feel free to contact if you need the service.

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