Tours of Shanghai & Surrounding Areas
I have a number of standard tours I can offer around Shanghai. They vary from a few hours to overnight stays in nearby towns. Please check with me for more tour destinations that are not listed below.
I can also work with you to tailor in-depth tours of Chinese Culture. Click here for more details
The French Concession
A very authentic tour that will show you the current and past life of local Shanghai people. We start with watching the morning activities at the last remaining French style park in Shanghai. We take the back alleys to visit the local "wet market", bakery, noodle factory, tea shop in the neighborhood....And come hungry if you are adventurous with food!
YuGarden and Bund
One can not visit shanghai and miss the most iconic view of the city! Lisa will tell you the rich history of the British financial center, one of China's most famous gardens as well as a previous residence of a prestigious governor. Lisa doesn't just take you there, she will help you understand what you are seeing. "Why it's named YuGarden?" "What do all these symbols mean in Chinese culture?"..... Lisa has the answers!
There are a few water towns around Shanghai which make an easy day or half day trip. This is a great way to get out of the city and see the countryside of Shanghai. Zhu jia jiao is the closest one to Shanghai has everything you need as the "Venice of the East". You will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Chinese gondolas, canals running through ancient bridges and peaceful tea houses.
HangZhou, one of the most beautiful cities in China; West Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in China; LongJin tea, one of the most famous tea in China. Within an hour bullet train ride or 1.5hrs drive from Shanghai, you will be able to enjoy boat ride on West Lake, watching golden fish fishes chasing each other between Lily flowers, Chinese pagoda in sunset, and taste LongJin tea --- Chinese emperor's special tea, listen to the White Snake Legend about this lake....
There is an old saying in Chinese, "There's paradise in heaven and here there are SuZhou, Hangzhou!" You can visit these most famous and beautiful gardens in China in this paradise as well! You can see how silk is made by visiting the local silk factory as well! There are many more things to explore in this ancient city of China......