Our tour guide, Kris Lee made this day trip from Shanghai a simple process and a great day. We only had a few days to see the water towns outside of Shanghai, which was something we really wanted to do. This combination trip allowed us to pack a lot of sightseeing and fun into one day without feeling overbooked. Kris was prompt, friendly and very gentlemanly, with a good command of the English language. He made sure that we were well informed about what we would be seeing and gave us a lot of useful information. Both towns were lovely, but Tongli was perfect - exactly how I had pictured it. The gondola boat ride was the highlight of my day. Not only did we have a wonderful day with Kris, but he also made a great recommendation for an evening show in Shanghai and was able to get us very good seats!