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The Best Shopping Tour in Shanghai.

We offer fun tours, and the best value for our shoppers. Our tours are designed to provide excellent shopping as well as an illuminating and interesting day out in the fascinating city of Shanghai.

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Our Fabulous Tours

Take a closer look into our amazing tours.

Best of Everything

Our original and popular tour

It is an all-inclusive group tour which gives you the opportunity to shop for the best of what Shanghai has to offer in a fun environment while learning about Shanghai and China in the process.

Private Custom Tour

Customize your shopping day

This custom tour provides you with your own guide who will ensure that you come home with your shopping bags full. This tour is designed to inspire even the most reluctant of shoppers!

Luxury Living

For the elite shopper

Discover the luxurious side of Shanghai's emerging designer scene with our upscale personalized tour.

Exclusive Best of

A private Best of Everything Tour

It is an all-inclusive tour for only your group which is available any day of the week with a minimum of four adults. Take the opportunity to shop for the best of what Shanghai has to offer in a fun environment while learning about Shanghai and China in the process.

Custom Tailoring

Bespoke suits to look your best!

For those who don’t have time for a tour but would like to take advantage of Shanghai’s renowned tailors, we organize for one of our preferred tailors to come to your hotel with fabric samples and measure you for suits, shirts and coats.

Custom Group Tour

Coming to Shanghai with clients?

Talk to us! We specialize in exactly this kind of tour. From cruise ship passengers, teenage school groups, corporate partner programs – if you have a group, we can create a tour to suit! We always supply one guide for every six persons on tour - so you're guaranteed to get personalized attention!

Going Local

Great tour for those on a budget

If you would like to explore Shanghai’s markets, learn how to bargain effectively and get great tips for the rest of your stay, this fast-paced morning tour is for you!

Curtain Shopping

Savings you won't believe!

You could save up to 10 times the price and pay for your entire trip to China with this specialized tour!

Personal Shopping

Our service for previous clients

This service is especially for our previous clients who want to come back for more... but aren't making the trip back to Shanghai just yet. Send us your wish list!

About Us

Our Company

Our tours are designed to not only save you money but also show you where to find the best quality.

Our Philosophy

Our approach is the opposite of the typical Chinese tour of low upfront fees and heavy commission taking.

History

Shopping Tours Shanghai has grown to be one of the top-rated tours in Shanghai due to our guides’ city-wide knowledge and friendly personalities.

Our Awesome Team

Take a closer look into our amazing team!

MJ

Lead Guide

MJ (Mary-Jayne) has been in China for more than nine years and speaks Mandarin.

Milica

Lead Guide

Milica is a Shanghai veteran with over 10 years of living and shopping in the city.

Caroline

Lead Guide

Caroline has lived in Shanghai for more than 8 years and speaks English, French and Chinese.

Suzy

Lead Guide

Suzy started Shopping Tours Shanghai in 2007 and has been taking tours ever since!

FAQ

Our Fequently Asked Questions. Click on the question to view the answer.

Can I take a tour in the afternoon?

The Half Day Best of Everything Tour is only in the morning and includes lunch. We can accomodate a Private Custom Tour in the afternoon, please contact us to arrange this.

My partner isn’t much of a shopper – will they enjoy this tour?

Although they may not enjoy shopping, this is more than just a shopping tour! Everyone really does enjoy this tour, we have a lot of interesting facts and information to impart, we talk about the history, the people, Shanghai, the culture and can answer questions about daily life and living in Shanghai. Our guides are all very friendly and approachable and they are there to ensure everyone has a great day out. Customers really enjoy this added aspect of the tour and it’s great being able to sit down with a beer at the delicious banquet lunch! If your partner isn’t enjoying the day, we are happy to help them get a taxi back to their hotel at any stage (we haven’t had anyone take us up on this yet!). At the last stop of the day, we can show them where the nearby boutique Shanghai Brewery is and they can have a drink whilst waiting for the tour to finish.

What if I don’t have time for a full day tour?

If you don’t have time for a full day of shopping, you can book the Half Day Best of Everything Tour which is the morning portion of the full day Best of Everything Tour. Alternatively, check out our Private Custom Tour which can be tailored to your full or half day requirements. You are also welcome to reserve for the half day tour and upgrade to the full day when you discover what a fabulous day out it is!

Can I do a tour on the weekend?

Absolutely! Shopping in Shanghai is available seven days a week.

What if I have a large group of people?

Great! We can definitely tailor a fun shopping excursion to meet your groups’ needs. Take a look at our Group Tour page for examples of what we’ve done in the past, and then please contact us with your group’s information.

I have limited mobility – how will this affect my tour?

As is common in China, many of the places we visit during the tour are not wheelchair accessible. However, we can cater for wheelchair customers with our custom tours, please ensure we are aware of all requirements when sending your enquiry.

What if I have a special dietary requirement?

The lunch provided caters well for vegetarians and can be adjusted for gluten free. If you have other meal requirements, we can organise special meals at a nominal extra cost, please contact us three days in advance to ensure this is catered for.

Can you take the group tour to a specific place I want to go?

Our Best of Everything tour covers the widest possible array of shopping opportunities. If you have specific requirements, our Private Custom tour may be more suitable for you. Please contact us with your wish list and we will advise how we can best achieve this for you.

I want to get suits made, but I don’t have time to do a tour – can you help?

Yes, we can organize a tailor to come to your hotel and take your measurements before creating a bespoke suit for you. Please see our Custom Tailoring. There is a fixed price to organize this for you and you will receive our preferred pricing and delivery, as well as any follow up required (eg. if you need the items posted).

Do I have to buy in the shops you take me to?

Absolutely not! You are welcome to just browse and see what is available; there is no pressure to purchase at ANY of our stops! We have hand picked our favorite shopping spots though so it could be hard not to find something fabulous to buy!

Do I need Chinese RMB cash for the tour, or can I pay by credit card, USD or Euros?

Shanghai is mainly a cash society, while you can use your credit card at some destinations on our Best of Everything tour, most vendors will only accept Chinese Yuan or US Dollars. ATM machines are available during the tour if you need to withdraw more money. Please ensure your bank back home is pre-informed of your intention to use your cards and withdraw cash in China, otherwise they are likely to put a stop on your card. There will not be any opportunity to change foreign cash or travelers cheques during the tour.

I'm ready to take the Tour. Any tips?

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring plenty of cash and your bankcard.
  • Bring along your (or your friend’s/husband’s/partner’s) favorite suit, shirt, jacket or skirt to have copied at the tailors.
  • Print out a detailed picture to get full advantage of your tailoring experience.
  • If you’re interested in having prescription glasses made, bring along your lenses or current prescription.
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