Sightseeing + Experiencing
Sightseeing is a nice way to get a first impression about a new place and its history. However, in my eyes, travelling is much more: it means looking behind the facades, encountering people, experiencing history and – last but not least – also diving into the smells, tastes and textures of a new country.
It’s with this philosophy that I organize the tours for my guests.
Rather than treating you as a tourist which has to see the top ten attractions plus as many souvenir shops as possible, I want to give you a unique and immersive experience. Just tell me a few words about you and your degree of readiness for adventure, and I will compose an exclusive trip which will give you a deep experience of that multifaceted country that is China.
Beyond tourism, China also offers many opportunities for business people. However, being able to communicate and knowing the cultural codes is essential for success. If you look for a trusted interpreter and advisor, I can help you in preparing your trip, in setting up your meetings and in supporting you in discussions and negotiations.
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Nǐ hǎo (Hello there)! My name is Scarlett, a private tour guide in Shanghai and some places nearby. I had studied tourism management for 4 years at university. After graduation, I have been working as a private guide since 2015.
When we book a tour, the first thing that comes to our mind is where we should visit. Also, it is hard for travellers to get know real information with limited time. Moreover, an unsuitable recommendation can waste lots of time and money. Therefore, I would like to share with you my personal opinion about attractions and provide you genuine personal tours according to your own preference.
For most first-time visitors, it is important to visit some highlights, but it would be more interesting to sense local life, taste food, and enjoy further experiences. On my tour, I hope to combine the neglected, traditional elements of Shanghai with the bustling, modern metropolis and world-class attractions that entice many travellers.
However, how to balance sightseeing and experience? A good tour guide with good personality is the key to provide an experience of a lifetime! As a guide, I know the significance of the guiding. Therefore, I am very careful and picky about choosing tour guides for my guests when I am not available. I normally make sure they have similar values as mine, have worked for more than 3 years, and speak good English. For now, I am fortunate to have a few good tour guide friends who I can trust. I am very confident that they offer the best possible experience for my guests. For me, having my guests' trust is crucial and something I treasure. I never want to break that trust, but rather maintain it forever.
A one-time tour; a lifetime experience!
Please visit my website and YouTube channel for more information. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Xiè Xiè (Thank you)!