The STS guides are some of the coolest, most easy-going, Shanghai-insiders around!

  • My wife booked us on this tour and I decided to tag along (mostly to make sure she didn’t spend too much), and am I glad I did.

    I had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this tour to both men and women.

    Meffyz – Toronto, Canada
  • We saved enough on eyeglasses to pay for the tour, and we bought lots of other things. I really liked the fact that they had pre-selected vendors based on quality (such as tailors) and had already negotiated very good prices, so there was no need to haggle – and since I had no idea of what prices were fair, that was clearly appreciated.

    Tigercruiser – Columbia SC, USA
  • What a blast! It was seamless and effortless.

    We had a fantastic day’s fun as well as some really good shopping. The whole concept is well thought out. The provision of transport made it stress free.

    Niam H – Ireland
  • I am not a big shopper but this tour got the best of me.

    I got a new wardrobe and all the day was perfect, from perfect timing, to perfect options to buy what I need, to very good prices, to great dining but most important to a great guide.

    Andrei Y – Tel Aviv, Israel
  • This was the best day’s shopping in our lives!

    All our desires were met from beautifully tailor made clothes (fabrics to die for), modern exquisite ceramics, prescription glasses and stunning freshwater pearls, hand knotted in front of our very eyes – mesmerising!

    Dids239 – Canberra, AU
  • These ladies are not only your personal shoppers, guaranteeing quality and workmanship in various shops, but are expert guides for everything Shanghai offers, from food to sightseeing to cultural understanding.

    Liz W – Melbourne, AU
Our tours are designed to provide excellent value to shoppers as well as a fun, informative, interesting day out in the fascinating city of Shanghai.
You won’t feel like you’re on a guided tour – our tours are like having a local friend who is making sure you get the best deals and quality, see the best places and find out many interesting things about Shanghai and China, the culture, the city and the people.
We also give you recommendations of our favorite restaurants, places to see, what to do, where to go, and the scams to avoid while you are here.  This information is invaluable to travelers – check out our Facebook page for more information about this.  These tips and tricks can make your trip to Shanghai truly amazing.
Don’t just take our word for it – check out our reviews on TripAdvisor.

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