Jean Liu Private tour guide in Shanghai, Suzhou - China

Jean Liu

Guide profile:

Welcome to Shanghai, the financial hub of China. My city is known for urban tourism. You will find here quick urban developments, plus history of the past and cultural legacy.

I am a professional English-speaking tour guide and have the experience of showing small-group clients around Shanghai. Any questions about Shanghai or China, welcome to contact me.

Happy exploring! Have fun.




Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Lawrence S.

I would be remiss if I did not post a comment on our recent Shanghai visit. Experience, punctual, friendly and caring, Jean Liu epitomizes the qualities of an excellent tour guide. Our group of six had a wonderful time spending a full day in Shanghai. We left the hustle and bustle city with nothing but unforgettable fond memories.

Lawrence S. 4/15/2017

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

City guiding;

Shopping guide;

Made-to-order itinerary design;

English-Chinese interpreter;

Event arrangements.


Price for group smaller than 10 people.


Transportation by tour guide:


Taxi and metro transportation is convenient for Shanghai city tour.

Private car/van can be arranged to your needs.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Classic Shanghai Sightseeing Tour Price Per Group 400.00 USD
Creative Markets - Old Shanghai in New Vitality Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Former French Concession Walking Tour Price Per Group 120.00 USD
Short Escape - Zhujiajiao Water Town Price Per Group 350.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

Travel, music, movie, reading, coffee/tea with friends


Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Lawrence S. 15 Apr 2017

I would be remiss if I did not post a comment on our recent Shanghai visit. Experience, punctual, friendly and caring, Jean Liu epitomizes the qualities of an excellent tour guide. Our group of six had a wonderful time spending a full day in Shanghai. We left the hustle and bustle city with nothing but unforgettable fond memories.

Lawrence S. 4/15/2017

5 stars Arthur B. 29 Dec 2016

Had a great experience with the guide's Jean set us up with. Would definitely work with Jean and her team again.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Arthur. It is our pleasure indeed.

5 stars Christine H. 01 Nov 2015

5 stars Melissa D. 12 Sep 2015

5 stars Edward K. 18 Feb 2015

Jean Liu was very knowledgable and friendly. I felt comfortable and relaxed during the tours with her. I would definitely use her again and I strongly recommend her to others

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Ed. It has been lovely meeting you in Shanghai.

5 stars Cheryl B. 17 Nov 2014


5 stars Marcia H. 24 Sep 2014

Jean was a fantastic guide. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of the history and culture of the area are first rate. Her sense of humor made our trip to Suzhou and Tongli very enjoyable. She was flexible and incorporated our requests into a very well planned tour. Our tour was a perfect way to end our China trip.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Marcia. It was a lovely ending before my holiday as well.

5 stars Stephen D. 02 Sep 2014

Jean was fantastic, her knowledge and experience made our time in Shanghai very enjoyable. We felt as though we were being shown around by a friend. It was not just the tour, but all the little things that Jean did and arranged for us. We were able to see more and learn more with Jean than we would have if we had tried to do things ourselves. Everything was organised, but it was flexible at the same time, we would recommend Jean to anybody, and would happily use her expertise next time. Thankyou

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Steve. It was fun with your family and the friends in Shanghai.

5 stars Jacki R. 24 Jul 2014

Jean was incredible, she saved us far more than her fee. She knows the history of the city and where to go and what to eat. She helped us with airport transfers and showed us how to use the subway, she stayed late to make sure we got our tickets to the acrobatic show. Jean made Shanghai come alive and it left a lasting impression on us all.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Jacki. It was my pleasure showing you and your families around. Shanghai.

5 stars Per Y. 25 Jun 2014

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Per. It was nice meeting you and Nurak yesterday.

5 stars Melinda B. 04 Jun 2014

Jean was absolutely fantastic! She was one of the most relaxed tour guides I have ever had. She was very comfortable showing us around Zhujiajiao. It didn't seem rehearsed like some tour guides seem. The tour was informative and Jean went above and beyond in sharing information with us. At the end of the day she even dropped us at a museum near our hotel and gave us some background on it, plus a list of vegetarian restaurants we might like to try for dinner. I highly recommend her!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Melinda. It was my peasure meeting you and your husband in Shanghai. :D

5 stars Alan E. 29 Apr 2014

We would highly recommend Jean to anyone seeking a guide in the Shanghai area.

Jean looked after us for two days in April 2014. She is a highly skilled, licenced guide with detailed knowledge of the area its history and customs.

Jean is trustworthy and reliable. Our expectations were fully satisfied. She has a very good command of the English language and understands "Western ways", culture and preferences.

On top of all the foregoing, Jean is a delightful Lady, happy, polite and engaging.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Alan and Sally. Lovely spending the days with you in Shanghai and Xitang water town.

5 stars Roberto F. 27 Apr 2014

Jean was extremely helpful even before the tour started, keeping in touch and answering at once every question we made. So, we got a very well planned tour, that was fully completed. She understood perfectly what our expectations and interests were. She is very informed , nice and with a perfect English, and the timing with the driver for picking up at every place was perfect, so we did not waste a second. Excellent guide. We highly recommend her , and will call her if someday we return.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Roberto and Graciela. Very learning day with you and you are always welcomed here.

5 stars Jim &. L. L. 25 Apr 2014

We can highly recommend Jean for a private tour of Shanghai. Jean is knowledgeable and has an excellent command of English. We recommend having Jean arrange a private auto if your time in Shanghai is limited, as it will provide the best valus for money.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Jim and Linda. My pleasure showing you around Shanghai.

5 stars Robin S. 07 Dec 2013

We spent 5 days based in Shanghai and had Jean as our tour guide. To say that she was fantastic is an understatement. We spend 1 full and 2 half days with her in Shanghai, as well as 1 day touring Suzhou and Tongli, and 1 day touring Hangzhou, with her and the private driver she arranged. Her knowledge of both history and culture is excellent, she is truly fluent in English, and we went to both the typical tourist sites as well as not as typical. I would say 10 Star if there was that rating.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Robin. It has been great spending the week with you and Steve.

5 stars Morten W. L. 01 Aug 2013

Jean is an excelent guide with very good English skills. She showed us the best of Shanghai and gave us very good information about the sights. She has great knowledge about the city and is very friendly and service orientated.

Highly recommended.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Morten. It was very pleasant meeting you and your families in Shanghai.

5 stars Enrique R. 28 Apr 2013

Jean was sixth of series of guides that we have booked during our cruise aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship of Princess Lines. Jean amazing. She provided a personalized, well organized tour. Her knowledgeable insights to neighborhoods and history of Shanghai provided for a wonderful tour. We would highly recommend Jean! She took us the the best Shanghai dumplings ever!

Great shopping. We even saw Shanghai at night due to our late ship departure. WOW! Our twins aged 4 loved her! Thank you!!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Enrique. It was a wonderful day with you and your families in Shanghai.

5 stars Shirley D. M. 20 Apr 2013

As our company tour guide in our 4 full days in shanghai makes our tour more memorable experience for all of us we really had a great time with her she really not failed to amaze each of us a very very smart girl and kind person she really cares about us and knows what we needed even though we didn't ask yet. shes willing to share her knowledge to each of us and definitely recommended her in our friends .Thank You Ms.Jean and more powers to you and to your company hope to see you here in phils.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Shirley. It was great fun meeting you all in Shanghai.

5 stars Karen K. 30 Mar 2013

Jean was punctual, extremely knowledgeable, charming, articulate & great company! She escorted me everywhere I wanted to go, helped me find specific souvenir items, and provided historical & cultural background information on everything of importance. I would use her again, and recommend her most highly.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Karen. It has been a lovely day exploring Shanghai with you.

5 stars David L. 22 Mar 2013

We booked several tours in China and Korea last year and Jean was by far the best tour guide we had. Jean was very knowledgeable, prompt, accommodating and overall just lovely. There were four of us in the group and she took us in and around Shanghai for two days. We had an amazing time and it was the highlight of our Asia trip. Thank you Jean.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you David. My pleasure to be with you.

5 stars Valentina L. 12 Mar 2013

Jean is and exceptional guide: perfect English, deep knowledge of Shanghai (did a very interesting presentaion of the places and also answered professionally every question we had), very nice personaliy, extremely sensitive and responsive to client 's needs.

We enjoyed very much our day with her.

You won't regret having her as a guide.


Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Valentina. It was nice meeting you and your husband in Shanghai.

5 stars susan K. 28 Dec 2012

Our family of 4 visited Shanghai in Dec. & were fortunate to have Jean Liu as our guide for 1 1/2 days. We e-mailed before our arrival about my family's interests & Jean came up with an itinerary that was perfect. When faced with cold weather and rain, Jean managed to find great places to visit & fantastic dumplings to eat. The highlight of our trip was visiting the childhood home of my husband in the Jewish Ghetto. Jean not only found the house, but was able to get us into the apartment.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Susan. It was a great experience accompanying you to your father-in-law's residence in Shanghai.

5 stars Maximilian A. 27 Dec 2012

We had a perfect two day tour with Jean Liu. She spoke perfect english (English-Major), knew answers to every question we asked and was all in all perfectly prepared. We had a really good time with her and can definitely recommend her if you want to get to know Shanghai. If you don't know what to eat, ask her she knows every secret of the chinese kitchen!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Max. It was nice meeting you and your families in Shanghai and a lot of fun in the food market.

5 stars Lurette B. 10 Nov 2012

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Lurette. It was nice meeting Doug and Roger in Shanghai.

5 stars Alan C. 07 Nov 2012

Jean was very informative, sensitive to my needs and questions, responsible and punctual. All excellent qualities of a great tour guide. I highly recommend Jean for your Shanghai experience. Cheers to Jean!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Alan. Great meeting you in Shanghai and thanks for sharing a lot of information as well.

5 stars steven B. 20 Oct 2012

Our guide, Jean Liu, was first rate..Very professional and knowledgable, while being a nice person with whom to spend time. I would highly recommend her to anyone visiting Shanghai..

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Steven. It was my pleasure meeting you and Carol in Shanghai.

5 stars Elaine C. 19 Oct 2012

Jean did a great job, could not have been better. I had specific needs for Shanghai: visit a prospective study abroad, and find my dad's old house. I am a woman traveling alone and don't speak Chinese. She is fluent in English and very personable. She is very knowledgeable and at ease. I was nervous about picking someone randomly on the Internet, it worked out great. I plan on calling her again if I go back again. Thanks Jean.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Elaine. It has been great visiting the campus and former French Concession area with you.

5 stars Mark P. 15 Oct 2012

Jean was the perfect guide for us. She had good english, obvious pride in her city and country and knew her city well. We ate local food, talked history and progress of Shanghai, and walked the city to gain a better understanding of the people and their lifestyle. I would recommend Jean to any person wanting to know more about Shanghai and its people. Jean made our tour fit to what we wanted and we remember the day as a highlight of our China holiday.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Mark. It was nice meeting you and Sally in Shanghai.

5 stars Laura D. 25 Sep 2012

Jean Liu is perfect :) She was my guide yesterday and I had a very pleasant day in the city of Shanghai. She is professional and friendly at the same time, very informative, she's never tired of explaining the history and culture of her country, and she is patient and very well mannered. I felt safe, cared for and it seemed to me I had come to visit an old friend!

I would certainly recommend her and I wish Jean Liu a bright future :)

Laura, Italian from Florence

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Laura. It was lovely being with you (and your baby).

5 stars Scott D. 10 Sep 2012

Just we asked for

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Scott. Nice meeting you and Harriet in Shanghai.

5 stars Suzanne M. 23 Jun 2012

Jean was already booked, but she referred us to Annie Guo. We really liked her! She did a great job and tailored the tour of suzhou to our 9 year old son.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Suzanne. Glad to hear that you and your families had a wonderful time with Annie.

5 stars Renata O. 11 Jun 2012

We spent two full days with Jean and organization of our stay was just perfect. Excellent English spoken and well educated in history and other social affairs, Jean showed us this magnificent city. A selection of everything, just the right measure of museums, local lovely districts, food market, arts, etc. Meticulously conducted itinerary will bring us back to Shanghai, definitely. And we will look not, but call Jean for new travel gems she can offer.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Renata. It was great meeting Rok and Janez in Shanghai.

5 stars Ann P. 23 Apr 2012

jean was a very qualified, knowledgeable lady who took us to some fascinating places. Highly recommend her!

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you Ann. It has been nice meeting you and James in Shanghai.

5 stars Joachim S. J. S. 02 Apr 2012

We like the very flexible approach to guiding us. My 11 year old daughter has different interests than me, her father, and Jean is able to cope with both expectation levels. Jean has substantial knowledge about the development of the city and its relevant places. She is very much down to earth and is able to put Shanghai into the broader perspectives of the development of China and the world. We will have a second guided day tomorrow and are very much looking forward to that.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Jochen. It was nice meeting you and lovely Elena in Shanghai.

5 stars Susan J. 30 Mar 2012

Jean not only was charming and spoke beautiful English, but gave us a day to remember. She didn't let the rain dampen her enthusiasm and we saw sights that we definitely wouldn't of seen without her. I highly recommend Jean Liu as a tour guide, and again thank her for a wonderful day.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Sue. Great to meet you and Barbara in Shanghai.

5 stars Cecilia L. 13 Mar 2012

We just returned from our cruise. And because of Jean, our memory and experience in Shanghai will always be remembered. It was our favorite port and wished we could have stayed longer. All 10 on her tour continued to talk about Jean and Shanghai during the rest of the cruise. You have a beautiful city to show. Next time we’re in Shanghai, we’ll contact her again. And also refer her to all our friends. Thanks so much for your talent and kindness Jean and hope to see you again soon.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Cecilia. Look forward to seeing you again in the future!

5 stars winston A. C. 25 Dec 2011

jean took good care of the 4 of us,very detailed on her knowledge of shanghai,suzhou and hangzhou from the sights,history and the foods especially,we highly recommend taking the day trips to both hangzhou and suzhou,shanghai tours in 2 days max.she even booked the ERA acrobat show for us,which was was amazing.thanks jean

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Winston. It has been nice spending the week with you and your families.

5 stars Anji M. 19 Nov 2011

Jean was amazingly sweet and comforting. She is very knowledgable about her own city of Shanghai. She knows the history and tells a beautiful story on the tour.

She is very accomodating and flexible. I was not feeling too well and need to cut down some tour sites but she worked with me to make sure we got through all that I wanted to. We had a wonderful tradtional lunch and I certainly enjoyed her company!

Jean is the way to go!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Anji. Pity that we had to miss some places in Shanghai.

5 stars Peter T. 25 Aug 2011

I had the pleasure of having Jean as my guide for one day. Despite the rain she was able to turn the day into a very nice tour of Shanghai. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the city is wonderful and a good companion.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Peter. It was nice meeting and chatting with you in Shanghai.

5 stars Debbie L. 20 Aug 2011

I was extremely pleased to have had Jean as a tour guide for 2 days. She was knowledgeable, reliable, and seemed to quietly sense our needs as a group and adapt with ease. Jean helped to provide a historical/cultural context to the sites we visited, was well as to Shanghai and China in general. She was great with our kids, and was able to keep them interested by sharing educational information in a manner relevant to children. I would highly recommend Jean without reservation!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Debbie. It was nice excursion with you and your families.

5 stars Maria E. M. 10 Aug 2011

Even though this was my second visit to Shanghai, I found the city more interesting and mysterious thanks to Jean. I was so glad that I had her as my Tour Guide because of her professionalism, her knowledge of China's history, and her perfect English. Besides, she knows the best places to eat and what to order. The food at the "Vegetarian Life Style Restaurant" near XinTianDi was excellent. Jean also took me to Tongli, where she introduced me to its history, its beauty, and its people. A++++

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Maria. It has been nice meeting you in Shanghai.

5 stars Bruce N. 17 Apr 2011

Jean toured our family of four including 2 young boys for 3 days during April 2011. She was a high energy professional able to provide us all great insight into the history and culture of Shanghai. She was easy to understand and a joy to be with. I would recommend her strongly.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Bruce. It has been great meeting your family in Shanghai.

5 stars Liz M. 06 Apr 2011

We met Jean today at the Fairmont Peace Hotel, which has been beautifully renovated and worth a visit. Jean was charming and welcomed us warmly to her inspiring city.

From our suggestions, she had divised a well organised itinerary. What knowledge!

We would have no hesitation in recommending Jean to our family, friends and indeed any visitor, for help in seeing the sites in Shanghai.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Liz. It was lovely to meet you and your families.

5 stars Donna R. 28 Mar 2011

Jean is excellent!

We visited friends living in Shanghai and had an excellent 1/2 day tour with Jean. Even our friends that live there learned things and we all had a wonderful, educational time. Jean leads a group well and speaks perfect English.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Donna. It was nice meeting you and your friends in Shanghai.

5 stars Rosemary M. 25 Mar 2011

Jean packed our day in Shanghai with fascinating sites. She personalized our tour, even researching information in advance. She was adaptable, adding to our itinerary as we expressed interest in learning. We enjoyed peaceful stops, as well, for lunch and a rest in a park.

I highly recommend Jean Liu to anyone visiting Shanghai. Jean is professional and responsive to her clients.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Rosemary. Hope you had a wonderful trip in China.

5 stars John M. 09 Feb 2011

Wow! I have lived in Shanghai for 3 years, and when my wife visited over the New Years holiday, she wanted to see the French Concession. Knowing I knew only enough to get around, I booked Jean for a tour. I learned a great deal about things I already "knew," and quite a bit I had no clue of. We were both impressed by Jean's knowledge, outgoing personality and excellent English. I know quite a few CET 6s and 8s, and Jean's English skills surpass them all! Short notice and a holiday. A++

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks John. Great to meet you and Joy on a lovely day.

5 stars Michael H. 18 Nov 2010

Our trip to Shanghai was wonderful thanks to Jean. We were impressed with her professionalism and her knowledge of Shanghai's history. We booked her for a full day to go to Zhujiajiao (a water town) followed by a tour of Shanghai. We asked her to show us Old Shanghai the next day and fortunately, she was available to do so. We also really enjoyed our time with her. She is a lovely young lady and both my husband and I would highly recommend her.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Debbie. It was nice to spend the days with you.

5 stars Terry W. 05 Nov 2010

I decided to book her for a day and see how it went. All I can say is how lucky I was to book Jean. She was just so fantastic, great english, great historical and geographic knowledge I just could not praise her absolute professionalism

enough. I booked her immediately for 3 more days and she helped enormously with translation during my business meetings. You do not need to look any further, Jean Lui will help you see Shanghai and surrounding areas better than anyone, you will be impressed,

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Terry. It was very learning with you.

5 stars Angelika B. 25 Oct 2010

I book a tour "French Concession" and a Tour to Souzhou and Tongli. After booking she mailed us the details. She met us at our hotel on time and we had a great time with her. She told us a lot about life in China and I would like to say that she is a reliable tour guide.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Angelika. Nice to meet you and Niklas in Shanghai.

5 stars stefan C. 15 Oct 2010

Jean, We all had a really great time touring with you! My parents loved it! The directions for the metro you gave us to Walmart were perfect.... My dad still hasn't stopped talking about our hairy crab meal...

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Stefan. Great you enjoyed the hairy crab adventure.

5 stars pauline M. 11 Oct 2010

Thanks for your company in shanghai, it really was our favourite city and we hope to return.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Pauline. It was nice to meet your group in Shanghai.

5 stars elad M. 29 Sep 2010

jean was amaizing!!!

she made us feel so comfort and important.

her english is fantastic, she is very knowledge and know evrything about the city.

she took us to the best places, allways with a big smile and wanted to know what else we need so she could help us even that it was at the other days.

she is very flexible and allways ask us if we prefer to walk or take the metro or take a taxi.

thank you very much jean for a great day in shanghai!!! you are the best!!!

sivan and elad

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Elad and Sivan. Though short, I'm glad that we met in Shanghai.

5 stars David A. 22 Sep 2010

Jean has a deep understanding not only about Shanghai, but also wonderful and interesting insights on China, culture, and people.

She has perfect English, and a terrific sense of humour. It was my first time with a personal travel guide in a new country, I will definately start every new site this way in the future.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks David. It was fun being with you, Andy and Dan. Hope you enjoyed the karaoke.

5 stars John S. 21 Sep 2010

Jean Liu was a joy to be with. My wife had some chronic health issues and was sick one day because of the heat and Jean took care of her as if she was a daughter. I have already recommended her to others and will also do so on Trip Advisor. When we return to Shanghai we will ask her to guide us again. thank you. Bill

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Bill. I enjoyed the days with you and Diana. You did it great!

5 stars Trent C. 17 Sep 2010

If you are looking for a guide in Shanghai then do yourself a favour - book Jean. On a recent vacation to China I had a number of tour guides and Jean was by far the best one. Jean is great because she is flexible, very attentive and great at explaining things. Unlike other guides in China, she is very personable and always puts your interest first. Whilst she may cost a bit more than the other guides I had, she is worth the premium and I would not hesitate using her again. Thanks Jean!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Trent. Great to meet you and your mom in Shanghai.

5 stars george M. 09 Sep 2010

Jean is endlessly patient, helpful, smart, knowledgeable & very humble. Not once did we feel as though we did not want her there by our sides. Needless to say, as an energetic couple Hannah and I got to see an unbelievable amount of wonderful treasures and on our last day as the sun set on Shanghai, Jean took us to one of those mile high buildings at Pudong financial center and we had tea among the clouds and looked out on the amazing city of Shanghai with our new friend jean. A perfect ending

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks George and Hannah. Your full testimonial is really touching to me.

5 stars Lilly B. 29 Aug 2010

Jean was fantastic and we loved our time with her. She was professional, friendly and had great knowledge about history and her insights into Chinese culture provided us with information we would not have other wise known.

We would recommend Jean to anyone. She went the extra mile before we arrived with confirming details an information pack left at our hotel.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Lilly. Nice to meet you and Peter in Shanghai.

5 stars Benjamin C. 24 Aug 2010

A true professional! Jean helped to arrange a five day programme for nine business people from Australia visiting Shanghai. User her deep knowledge of Shanghai and its traffic, she assisted in planning the itinerary including coordination with businesses we visited and airport transfers. Jean's flexibility was refreshing as we changed the itinerary on the fly to suit our needs. Our visit to the Expo and the Port of Shanghai were memorable thanks to Jean's efforts. I can highly recommend Jean!!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Ben. Glad to meet you all in Shanghai.

5 stars Herman C. 16 Aug 2010

Jean, was very professional, very knowledgeable about China and would definitely recommend her.

She did a wonderful job.

Herman Chin

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Herman. It was nice to spend the day with you and your families.

5 stars Greg J. 17 Jul 2010

Excellent communicator, flexible and happy to accommodate our needs. Delightful, observant and adaptable during the day.

Her willingness to help us out, her extensive knowledge of both Shanghai and surrounds made our day an amazing experience we will never forget.

As an Australian visitor to Shanghai I can recommend Jean and her company as the best solution to getting to see and learn about Shanghai in an amazingly relaxing but satisfying way.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Greg. It was lovely to visit the water town with you and Belinda.

5 stars Matthew W. W. 05 Jul 2010

Jean was better than we ever could have dreamed. She is an excellent guide, kind person, and truly an ambassador for the city of Shanghai. I wish we could take her on the rest of our vacation.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Matt. It was great to meet your families and the Crawfords in Shanghai.

5 stars Robert Z. 03 Jul 2010

Superb: knowledgeable, flexible, and smart.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Bob. Great to meet you and Susan in Suzhou.

5 stars Christopher M. 23 Jun 2010

We spent 1 1/2 days with Jean to see the main sights of Shanghai and to have a knowledgable local to consult with at the tailor's market. It was absolutely fantastic, Jean is very hospitable, kind and has excellent knowledge of the city and its attractions. The tours don't follow a rigid schedule, everything is flexibile and can be adjusted to personal likes and dislikes - which we find great!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Christopher. It was lovely to meet you and Heidi.

5 stars Natalie J. 18 Jun 2010

Jean is a fantastic tour guide - she is very personable & speaks great English.

My goal was to see the best of Shanghai so Jean took me the historical parts of town + mixed it up with interesting culture (tai chi & karaoke in the park!) as well as fun shopping experiences in the alleyways of the quirky & bohemian French Concession. I could not have done this on my own.

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable private tour guide & seek comfort in having a friend for the day, book Jean.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Natalie. Glad that you enjoyed Shanghai of its variety.

5 stars Bruce M. 10 Jun 2010

Jean was our guide for a visit to Xitang. All arrangements were easily made over the net and everything was as arranged. Jean has excellent knowledge of Shanghai and its surroundings and conveys this knowledge well. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a guide in Shanghai

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Bruce. Nice to meet you in Shanghai.

5 stars Tomima` E. 02 Jun 2010

We had Jean as a tour guide in Shanghai - it was myself and my two teenage daughters. Jean spoke great English. She came prepared with a terrific itinerary and adjusted to meet our needs. She knew great places to shop and selected very good restaurants. She also knew where the good bathrooms where. I would highly recommend her and would use her again. Excellent on every level! Thank you very much for everything.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Tomima. Hope you had a great tour throughout China .

5 stars Joseph R. 31 May 2010

Jean was excellent. Great experience as a guide and great local knowledge. Jean customised the tour to my desires and she was brilliant. I would highly recommend Jean to anyone.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Joseph. It was fun exploring foods with you.

5 stars Daniel D. 23 May 2010

It was a very pleasant tour. Jean Liu is a very nice, polite and funny tour guide. She explained the sights well without overloading me with too much culture - exactly what I asked for!!! Her English is very easy to understand which you cannot always expect from a Chinese tour guide. The restaurant she chose was very good as well.

Jean, if I ever come to Shanghai again, I'll book you for another tour (next time it's going to be shopping time). Thanks again for a very nice day in Shanghai.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Daniel. Look forward to meeting you again.

5 stars Wes B. 22 May 2010

Jean was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable about Shanghai and was able to put together a custom-tailored tour for me on short notice. She has a very comforting presence and way of speaking. Her English is excellent. She was always very professional. Thank you Jean!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Wes. Enjoyed the afternoon with you.

5 stars Cornelia L. 03 May 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed Jean Lui as our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, had eveything arranged as we had discussed, was responsive to our suggestions and requests and answered emails promptly. Her English is excellent and she was very personable. Jean went out of her way to secure our Expo tickets, just as a favor. She toured us through Xi'Tang where we saw temples, museums, gardens and still had time for shopping. She also took us by train to Suzhou. We can highly recommend Jean Lui!

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Cornelia. It has been nice to spend the 2 days with you, Ken and Allison.

5 stars Luke H. 29 Apr 2010

Jean Liu was our Shanghai guide for 4 days in May 2010.

Her English is excellent and she helped us co-ordinate multiple business meetings across the city. Jean has a strong knowledge of local landmarks, restaurants, and history. She is friendly and professional. We could not have had a better guide!

Luke Heath, CEO Chandler Heath Recruitment

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Luke. It was great to meet you all in Shanghai.

5 stars Delphine C. 18 Apr 2010

I had a great time with Jean - thanks so much!!!

She is a very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible guide and I had the most perfect day in Shanghai, based on what I wanted to see.

I would recommend Jean and the tour to anyone who comes to Shangahi and would like to experience the city and its real flavour.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Delphine. If only you could have more time in the city.

5 stars Stephane P. 10 Apr 2010

Thanks Jean for this nice tour in Shanghai. I can not think of any better way to discover Shanghai in one day. While visiting these different places, i could get a good overview of the history, the culture and the future of Shanghai. Your explanations and your kindness were also very much appreciated.

I wish you a happy World Expo!


Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Stéphane. Hope you got better from the sun burn.

5 stars Immacula D. 31 Mar 2010

We had the good fortune to be guided around the wonderful city of Shanghai by Jean. She

met us at the airport, took us to our hotel via Maglev and taxi and gave us enough hints, tips and addresses(in chinese) to get us through our first 2 days until we would meet her for the city tour, it was absolutely fantastic. Jean packed so much into 1 day, her knowledge of the city is astounding. On day 2 she took us to Tongli ;-a fabulous day. Jean is a superb guide.You can't do Shanghai without her. A

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Immacula. So nice to meet you all in Shanghai and an interesting visit to the middle school.

5 stars Trevor A. M. S. 26 Mar 2010

5 stars Terrance C. 20 Mar 2010

We really enjoyed having Jean Liu as our tour guide during our two days in Shanghai. She was very easygoing, friendly, and explained what we were seeing in excellent English. She made good suggestions for things to see and do while in Shanghai -- including some that we would have never thought of doing on our own -- and took us to two excellent restaurants.

She made our stay in Shanghai very enjoyable and we heartily recommend her.

Terry and Marianne Coyne

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Terry and Marianne. I'm glad that you made the call at cruise port so that we had two wonderful days in Shanghai.

5 stars David E. 11 Mar 2010

Jean Liu was a great guide for our first full day in Shanghai. She chose the highlights and showed us exactly what we were looking for. She is obviously very proud of Shanghai (who can blame her) and can barely contain her excitement for the expansion of the city. I recommend her for a great tour of the city and thank her for our experience.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks David. It is nice to meet you and your wife. Enjoy your following days in Shanghai and the Sichuan dishes!

5 stars Jeanette A. 19 Jan 2010

We could not be more pleased with our two days with Jean Lui in Shanghai. Jean is just the best! Lots of fun, organized but flexible, a delightful and gentle personality, and a wealth of information about all that we visited.

We were especially impressed by Jean's subtle but firm way of dealing with hawkers who tried to accost us and also by her planning and coordination of our activities and transportation. Whenever we completed an activity, our van magically appeared right on time.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Jan. It couldn't be perfect without your cooperation, like being on time always.

5 stars Albert C. 22 Dec 2009

We are a family of 7 people ranging from 36 years old to 69, from 3 different continents! As you can imagine, it can be tough to meet all of our varied needs, but Jean not only met all of our needs, but, somehow managed to surpass our expectations! During the 4 days, Jean made sure that everything went smoothly from morning to the time she dropped us back at the hotel. The way she conducted herself was exemplary and should be THE standard for all guides. She was brilliant at anticipating our needs and nothing was too much for her. Without any hesitation, I will recommend her to anyone who wishes to visit Shanghai.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Albert. Your trying of various foods was impressive.

5 stars Albert C. 21 Dec 2009

Because we were the elders of the group of seven, we did appreciate the way Jean could guide us around on the bus, train & the walks. She was very informative & easy to understand for English speaking tourists. We did appreciate the restaurants she organized for lunch as these were always of a high standard, good value and places to sample local specialties and interesting dishes for those who seek the extra interesting tastes. We would certainly recommend Jean as a tour guide for all ages & culinary tastes.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Mary & Grahame. Glad you enjoyed the tour and tried some "special mushrooms".

5 stars Evelyn M. 19 Dec 2009

Jean rates a 10+ on a scale of 5.She is amazing. We travelled a lot for a month. She was the best guide. We think she is personable, knowledable, and loves what she is doing. This transmits itself. Nothing was too much for her to do. She helped us in the freezing cold. She conducted herself very professionally. She was the guide who made the lasting impression. We will certain recommend her and your company to anyone. She receives our highest possible commendation.

Evelyn and Martin Mayblum

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Evelyn. It was great to meet you and Marty!

5 stars kai B. 09 Dec 2009

Jean is simply the best - you need anything done in this magnificent city- you do it with Jean. Thanky for all your friendly and innovative help.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Kai. Look forward to seeing you again.

5 stars paul T. 25 Oct 2009

We were visiting Shanghai for the very first time. Decided to hire Jean as our local guide for 1 day. Turned out to be a wonderful experience! Would not have seen so many places all in one day if we do it on our own or go with group tour. Jean is very nice, mature and friendly. She is very knowledgable about Shanghai. She took us to all the places we wanted to see, teaches us how to use the subway, and even suggested places to eat. Highly recommended.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Paul. It's nice to meet your families in Shanghai.

5 stars Ken H. 27 Sep 2009

We were travelling as two families for a one week trip to Shanghai. Jean

had everything superbly organised from time of pick up to time of departure.

The advantage of using Jean as a tour guide was that all along, all things went very smoothly. We managed to see all of our planned itinerary at also some extra. Jean was conscious of costs and ensured we got best value out of the stay. I would not try to visit a Chinese city without the services of a tour guide in the future.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Ken. It has been a very nice week for me as well. Say hello to the kids.

5 stars Funke F. 18 Aug 2009

Jean did a great job. We had very limited time, just a day, to visit the main tourist sites. Jean planned our schedule and exceuted perfectly. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion are infectous. Having Jean with us for our only day in Shanghai made all the difference, and helped us acheive our objectives for the trip. Warmest regards. Funke

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Funke. Look forward to seeing you again in Shanghai and showing more of my city.

5 stars Doria G. 21 Jul 2009

My family really enjoyed our day with Jean Liu. She was on time, was very knowledgeable about the different areas in Shanghai. Jean had a very nice personality, we all enjoyed being with her. I will definetly recommend her services to my clients.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Doria. I enjoyed the day with your family as well.

5 stars N. B. 18 May 2009

Thanks for the great tour today! I got a very nice impression of the city, thanks to your knowledge and enthusiasm. I would definitely recommend people who go to Shanghai to contact you to show them the beautiful places of the city- the Chinese garden, French concession, the parcs, the modern city, the river, etc. 5 thumbs! Bye, Nadine

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Nadine. My pleasure to show you around and great that you like Shanghai.

5 stars Nick L. 22 Apr 2009


Tour Guide Comment: 谢谢,欢迎2010世博会时再来上海。

4 stars Scott E. 20 May 2012

Ray is very well spoken and hospitable. Also, he seemed genuinely concerned that we enjoy ourselves. He was an excellent guide.

Tour Guide Comment: Thanks Scott. Glad that you enjoyed the tour with Ray. Sorry to miss you due to the mistake in booking date.

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The Lantern Festival falls on the 15th of January on the lunar calendar (February 6th on the Western calendar).

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Tang Bao can refer to XiaoLongBao in Shanghai, but more often is the name of a big soup-filled dumpling, basically a bun with soup inside. You do not find much stuffing like the common meat/vegetable buns. A popular kind of Tang Bao is with crab meat or crab roe inside. You can break a small hole on the skin or put a straw on top for the soup. Either way, be aware of the hot soup.

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Mid-lake pavilion has been a tea house since 1885 in the Qing dynasty. The building was originally a pavilion inside the Yuyuan garden, and later turned into a meeting place for cloth business men in 1784. It is located by the zigzag bridge in Shanghai old town bazaar. Visitors can have a break with a nice tea in the 200-year-old building while watching the lake and passersby.

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