Darren Private tour guide in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou - China


Guide profile:

Receiving tourists speak Russian, Japanese and English, We tailor for customized tour for someone would like to see not only the glory but also the off-beaten paths in our city, you may experience the life like a local. In the morning, you would be picked up in your hotel lobby with the multiple choices of taking a taxi, by metro, chartering a van or even walking. The Yuyuan Gardern is a old garden with more than 450 years history, let me guide you through busy and zigzag garden with both historical legacy and replica, besides, we could also go to the old residential area with shabby huts in the old town area surrounding Yuyuan garden.The Bund is the riverside by mother river Huangpu, after walking up and down the Bund, seeing the architecture from 1920s-1930s, we could be the other side of river by ferry, the only transport replied upon by local 30 years ago, of course, people there would feel that you lived Shanghai for many years.Oriental TV Tower is the symbol of our city since 1994 when it was finished, climbing onto the observatory would be an extraordinary experience with a bird's view through transparent floor, the ground floor is a history museum which narrates the ups and downs of Shanghai since 1840s when the Opium War push Shanghai to the front of the world stage.For the lunch we might experience the local Dim sum in a clean and popular local restaurant with good value of money, the Jade Buddha temple would be a wonderful choice if you'd like to see how Chinese practice religion these day, and Xin tian di would be a typical place show you the authentic Shanghai style building with Shi Ku men architecture.If you wish to have an impressive night in Shanghai, acrobatic show should be the first choice, from 19:30-21:00, 1 hour and 30 mins leaves you breathtaking experience for nightlife in our city.

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Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Christina D.

Darren was an excellent guide. His knowledge of Shanghai is vast, and his English is excellent. The itinerary he prepared for us was fun, and captivating. We learned a lot! The restaurant he chose for us for lunch was outstanding. Thank you Darren for a great one day experience in Shanghai!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

With 40+ years opening up, China is no longer a mysterious kingdom and most of our travelers here are experienced visitors. Even for the first-time visitor, it's no longer a hard job to be on your own with internet and bilingual signs everywhere in all of our first-tier cities in China. Obviously you don't need a local guide if merely skimming on those tourist trap.

Just go with me to discover history of Shanghai, for things undiscoverable on your own, touch real life of Shanghai, and feel heart beating of people in Shanghai!

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Best day in Shanghai by motorcycle Price Per Group 175.00 USD
Best day in Shanghai by public transport Price Per Group 125.00 USD
History witness by motorcycle Price Per Group 175.00 USD
History witness by public transport Price Per Group 125.00 USD
Legacy before communist regime by motorcycle Price Per Group 175.00 USD
Legacy in Shanghai before communist regime Price Per Group 125.00 USD

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Christina D. 10 Apr 2019

Darren was an excellent guide. His knowledge of Shanghai is vast, and his English is excellent. The itinerary he prepared for us was fun, and captivating. We learned a lot! The restaurant he chose for us for lunch was outstanding. Thank you Darren for a great one day experience in Shanghai!

5 stars Vinita K. 25 Dec 2018

Thank you for the wonderful experience

Appreciate you took out time to help us see around even at a short notice

Thanks much

5 stars Jorge F. 03 Jun 2018

Darren is a very friendly guy, easy going, very flexible on the itinerary and speaks English fluently. He made our day tour in Shanghai very enjoyable for our family of 5. He made arrangements for transportation and took us to the best spots on the city. We enjoyed a tasty lunch on a local place. He is highly recommended. Thank you Darren!

5 stars Anastasia T. 28 Apr 2017

Darren was not available so he sent another guide, Pan.

Pan is an excellent guide. I had a just a few hours in Shanghai and Pan took me around to the places I wanted to see based on my interest.

Very professional and prompt and reasonable cost.

Looking forward to working with these guys again.

Thank you!

5 stars Charlotte A. 19 Apr 2016

My mom and I visited Shanghai for the first time and we were very lucky that we chose Darren as our guide! We did a 1 day sight seeing tour in Shanghai with him which was very informative, interesting and conveyed a very good overview of Shanghai. He is well organised, punctual and his spoken English is excellent. The end of the day we went to see the Acrobatic show. Darren said that he will place us on our seats! Which he did by the sense of the word! Thank you Darren for a great experience!

5 stars Katherine H. 26 Apr 2015

Darren was an excellent guide tailoring it to our requirements perfectly . He was courteous and very polite . His spoken English was excellent and we understood him perfectly. He saw us off to the airport taxi and made doubly sure that the

Taxi driver knew which terminal to take us to by checking our tickets etc. We would highly recommend Darren as a tour guide. Enjoy Shanghai it's wonderful .

5 stars Reinee T. 05 Nov 2014

Shirley was a good guide and showed us around to the places that were agreed upon with Darren. Very professional and accommodating

5 stars Christine C. 13 Oct 2014

Great tour with Darren.He put together a brilliant day in Shuzhou and Tongli . He speaks excellant english and is very knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

5 stars Joshua L. 20 Sep 2014

I had a special request for Darren that was outside of what he would normally say 'yes' to -- accompanying a group of 20 students and teachers for a morning at the Jinshan Peasant Painters Village (this is hours outside of Shanghai). And it was at the last-minute. Darren agreed to do it and did an excellent job. He was professional and likable. Everything went swimmingly. Very grateful that he was willing to go above and beyond like that. Thanks Darren!

5 stars Nicanor I. R. 17 Apr 2014

I highly recommend Darren"s services to anyone. He is very accomodating to our request and he was able to adjust to our needs. He is very polite and fluent with English.

5 stars Jeffrey N. 07 Jan 2014

Darren is a polite and accomodating tour guide who speaks exceptional English. He understands the china culture and heritage very well and has a well plan itinerary. Would highly

Recommend him to anyone.

5 stars IRINA K. 07 Oct 2013

My sister and I were the first time in Shanghai. So we decided to use the services of Darren. The tour was very interesting because of his knowledge of the city, his patience and sense of humor)) I'd like to say "Thank you very much" to him.

5 stars Onn G. 23 Sep 2013

Super A class service provider

Was available for all our request from the moment we contacted him.

All services went smoothly

Darren was more than expected and his English was very probational not like other guide you may get in this area.

Will definitely use again and will recommend to others

5 stars Karen J. 01 Sep 2013

Being first time users of a local guide, we were really happy with our time spent with Darren. From his lead up emails to meeting at our hotel and listening to what we wanted to see, the day was made easy with his expert knowledge of Shanghai, well spoken english and warm friendly manner.

Darren made to most of our day offering good advice and assistance, and it was all relaxing and fun.

We will be using Darren's services again and highly recommend him to fellow travellers.


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5 stars catherine B. 28 Jun 2013

He is fantastic very polite and accommodating

5 stars Ekka E. 11 Feb 2013

I would like to recommend Darren to everyone. The trip was a nice experience and very flexible to 5 of us. Darren was very patient and took good care of my parents, uncle & auntie who are in between 50-60 years old and couldn't walk in long distance or normal speed.

Thank you!

5 stars Meike U. 17 Dec 2012

We're a family of four and only had one day in Shanghai. Darren made this a very rewarding experience. He customized the tour to our interests and flexiby adjusted along the way to our spells of tiredness. Anytime again!

5 stars Heather I. 28 Sep 2012

I booked Darren for five days as a business and personal tour guide for two Canadian executives. They had nothing but good things to say about him. He was very accommodating, friendly and knowledgable of the Shanghai area.

We would highly recommend Darren for any business or personal tour guide needs!

Heather I.

5 stars John R. 31 Aug 2012

I just finished my wonderful trip in Shanghai with my wonderful guide Darren.

Hereby, I would like to appreciate Darren as my tour guide. He has great knowledge of Shanghai and shared with me during my trip. I enjoyed it very much!

Darren is a very nice guide with enthusiasm and patience. He's also very fun!

I'm very lucky to have him this time and for sure I'll recommend this trip to my friends, and definitely Darren will be recommended.

Thank you again.

With Regards

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