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“Disappointing ”

Big Bus Tours Shanghai
Ranked #54 of 147 Tours in Shanghai
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I always do this type of tour in a big city and have done many in my time. This experience was a bit of a let down. The bus stopped at places for at least 15 minutes which you were not informed about. Had we known, we could have got off and purchased food or drinks or avoided this stop all together by walking to the next. Other hop on hop off trips I have done have a time table so you have a fair idea of when the next bus will be around. This didn't, so it meant we had to wait on several occasions which wasted our limited time in the wonderful city of Shanghai.
The commentary was clear in English and 7 other languages however my parter found it too loud even on the lowest setting so he didn't listen. I would have loved more information. I have been on sightseeing buses that give information about the history of the city, population, quirky facts, etc, and this was missing. The commentary really only just pointed out the basic sights and that was all.
Not having been to Shanghai it was good to get orientated but I think we could have seen more, more quickly if we had used the metro system.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This bus company has three routes around Shanghai. We usually like this sort of tour but on our day the bus’s stopped for inordinate times and we were asked to move to another bus several times whilst on the same route which wasted time. Also they didn’t have the sound working in the bottom part of the bus and it took several goes at getting them to fix it due to language issues. On another bus the air con wasn’t on and they wouldn’t put it on. Not a great one this time unfortunately but the highlight was the included river cruise in the evening to see The Bund lights.

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