Shanghai, as one of the most Europeanized cities in China, is often called "Paris East" given the huge number of boutiques with a wide range of prices. However, during the first sightseeing excursion in English, against the European gloss of business skyscrapers, the age-old traditions of China traced in everything - from street food to architecture - will begin to appear. Here you can afford a guided tour of the French, American, and English quarters, climb to the observation deck of the Pearl of the East TV tower, see the expositions of local museums with a private guide, and even see a monument to Pushkin. 1001guide also recommends a visit to the Bund. The Huangpu River Boat Tour is a great way to get to know the city.