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Supplier: M21029

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Base of operations: China
Welcome to Shanghai! I am Harris, a pro tour guide based in the most vibrant city of China, i.e. Shanghai. Knowing the city from various perspectives, I am committed to making your tour experience exceed your expectation.

Aside from regular tour that covers all the popular tourist's spots, I am specially focused on bringing you off-the-beaten-road perspectives by organizing featured activities, which involve you in a close touch with local residents. Programs include practicing Taichi, learning cooking, learning calligraphy, watching attired opera, viewing tea ceremony, watching acrobatics, with more to come...

Service Focuses:

-- Travel consulting and guiding - Harris aids you to make the best available travel arrangements for your desires, needs and budgets.

-- Culture exchange - As a nation with a history of about 5,000 year civilization, China is rich in cultural heritages. Harris helps you find the best place to experience, and the best person to learn with in various aspects of Chinese culture, whether it is noble or folk.

Enjoy Shanghai, Explore China!
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Questions and Answers
Welcome to Shanghai! I am Harris, a pro tour guide based in the most vibrant city of China - Shanghai. I am committed to making your tour experience exceed your expectation.

1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?

I started to provide travel service from 2008 when I worked in a Marriott hotel. I perceived requests from many clients, businessmen or tourists, of having reliable local helping hand. I began to give advice and assistance to their tour-related needs. In 2010, I worked for a travel service company to organize the tour for Shanghai Expo. Naturally, now I am glad to be a licensed guide.

2. What is your company's mission?

The key elements to make a unique tour experience are customized itinerary, care for specific need, rich and insightful knowledge, original local characteristics. This is what I am committed to fulfill.

3. What does your company specialize in?

I am concentrated on cultural, historical, traditional and off-the-beaten-road perspectives.

4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?

It's Harris Gu. I am credited for: 1. Being awarded the customer-driven "The Most Popular Employee in 2008" in JW Marriott Hotel Beijing; 2. Receiving wide recognition from tourists upon services provided during the Expo 2010 when working as a tour organizer and operation supervisor for a travel service company; 3. Heartfelt compliments from clients who chose my private tours.

5. What is your most popular travel package and why?

"3-Day Classic Tour of Shanghai and its surroundings" is the most favored package. Because you'd not only cover the major attractions in Shanghai, but it'd also allow you to visit charateristic places such as water village, Suzhou or Hangzhou all in the Yangtze Delta in China's southeast region.

6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?

That is the first compliment I ever received. I worked for a Marriott hotel then. "Most of all I would like to extend my appreciation to Harris for all the time and assistance he provided to me and my family. He is good at giving advice on how to traverse this large metropolis, whether by subway, walking or driving. Without his help, this Special Vacation would become just a vacation. Harris is the type of employee that leaves a good impression with a guest and any hotel would be proud to have him as an employee. Once again Thanks to Harris. William Eason - California, USA"

Vacation Packages offered by supplier M21029
Shanghai Longtang Tour - Featured Activities
To perceive Shanghai and China culture in actions with real people and life!

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USD 300 / Per person
Tour Package
Cultural Journey
Duration: 1 days
Season: January - December

Shanghai Tour Facilitator - Harris 10% off.
With awards in hospitality and pro knowledge of travel service, I am committed to making tour experience exceed your expectation from various perspectives.

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USD 350 / Per day
Tour Guide
Season: January - December

Reviews and Comments
No. Rating By / Subject

 1  Hamza / Great Guide
My family and I (4 people) hired Harris for a couple of day to visit Shanghai, We've been to several places including the Bund, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, Qipao Old Street and other places. We liked the tour very much, and most of all the guiding qualities of Harris, especially his proficient english, his infinite patience and his natural kindness.
I'm writing from Beijing and we've tried here a couple of guides, and believe me if I could bring Harris here with us, I would have done ... view more it. My advice to you, don't hesitate, send him an e-mail and you'll see by yourself.

 2  Ed Thomas / Excellent Tour
My wife and I recently had the opportunity to spend two full-day tours in Shanghai and Hangzhou with Harris. We had a wonderful time. Harris is a very competent guide with a thorough knowledge of the area. He is articulate and well-educated with a very flexible approach to each tour. We have traveled often, in the past, using private tour guide services and we can readily attest that Harris is the best, by far, of others we have used. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great tour of Shanghai or Hangzhou.

 3  Everett / Wonderful Time in Shanghai
Spending New Years in Shanghai with friends both local and from abroad was only accentuated by Harrison's guidance. Not only does Harris know the city like the back of his hand but he will give you the historic significance of every corner of it. His knowledge was both impressive and non filtered as he will educate you on some of the lesser known facts about Chinese history and the controversial party changes. I especially appreciated his restaurant recommendations as we had an amazing meal where ever ... view more visited and none of which were tourists traps with half the taste at 2x's the price.

I also can vouch for Harris in the Markets of China as this guy can haggle with the best of them and get you the best price for whatever trinket your heart desires. In my experience this is a skill lacking in most guides and being from NYC myself, I can usually do a better job of negotiating. Not so in this case as "Ice Water" runs through this mans veins as he holds firm when bargaining on your behalf! Great experiences were had and the fact that I was there to work is almost forgotten, as when looking back all I remember is how good of a time it was.

 4  Dan / Organized, knowledgeable and flexible with great English
Harris was great. Organized, knowledgeable, great English, very flexible. I recommend him highly. Knows all the ins and outs of Shanghai, including the best dumplings in town. We had a great time, and managed to see a lot - from the Bund to Shanghai museum to shopping to Buddhist temple to parks to tea house - in just a few days. I would not hesitate to hire Harris again.

 5  Seena & Anil / More than a guide
Harris was more than a guide. He became our good friend. We would defintely recommend Harris to anyone visiting Shanghai. He understands your needs and is very professional, patient, informative and manages time well to cover most important tourist spots and fluent in English. He recommends top tourist spots and leaves it to us to decide depend'n on the time and transport. He took us to the local streets, shopping areas to get the local flavor of the city. With Harris being around you'll never waste your time.

 6  Bill Sellmeyer / Outstanding
Harris Gu is outstanding hard worker. We have travelled the world and he is the best. Very good people skills, efficient and knowledgeable. We enjoyed working with him. He was very helpful.

 7  Russ Finks / First-Class Guide
I'm writing to express my sincere appreciation for the first-class experience during my family's recent visit to Shanghai. Harris's assistance with our itinerary, logistics, event tickets, etc... was second to none and truly helped make our vacation memorable.