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4-Hour Food Tour in Qibao Water Town from Shanghai by Subway provided by Amazing Shanghai Trip

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4-Hour Food Tour in Qibao Water Town from Shanghai by Subway

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Overview
If you’re the sort of foodie who likes to explore off the beaten path, book this tour to Qibao, one of Shanghai’s less-visited water towns and a mecca for local food-lovers. You’ll taste up to eight dishes, including local specialties and Chinese staples, then sip tea in a teahouse. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time to suit your schedule, and upgrade to include a traditional foot massage.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
    100 Renmin Ave, Ren Min Guang Chang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
    Departure Point: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Ticket Place(see voucher for details) Address: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center 100 People's Ave, Huangpu, Shanghai, China 上海城市规划馆售票处 人民大道100号
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    Shanghai Qibao Town
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Choose your tour option and a morning or afternoon departure when you book. Then, meet your guide in People’s Square in central Shanghai and set off on your 4-hour food tour by subway to Qibao Ancient Town. Upon arrival, take a stroll along Qibao Old Street, home to many Ming- and Qing-dynasty buildings and architectural styles. Stop for photos on the beautiful stone bridges that span Qibao’s canals, and check out some of the many interesting souvenir shops as you walk. Continue into the southern part of Old Street, famous for its food shops and street snacks, and stop to taste up to eight different specialities from the following selection: • Haitang cake (sweet cake) • Crab-meat dumpling • Tangyuan soup (sticky rice dumpling sweet soup) • Fried potato balls • Cooked mutton with sauce • Colored steamed buns • Tofu jelly • Lotus leaf pork • Beggar’s Chicken (stuffed, wrapped, and roasted chicken) • Vegetarian chicken (bean curd roll)After your food tastings, visit a tea house beside a canal and enjoy a cup of Chinese tea, choosing from several varieties such as Green Dragon, Jasmine tea, or Oolong tea. Then, after your 3-hour tour, head for a massage center and enjoy a relaxing 60-minute Chinese foot massage (if option selected). Your tour finishes after your tea tasting or foot massage when your guide shows you back to the subway station and provides directions to your hotel from there.
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  • You'll end at
    Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center
    100 Renmin Ave, Ren Min Guang Chang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
    Departure Point: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Ticket Place(see voucher for details) Address: Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center 100 People's Ave, Huangpu, Shanghai, China 上海城市规划馆售票处 人民大道100号
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Discover one of China’s less-visited water towns—Qibao Town
  • Sample up to eight different foods and stop at a Chinese tea house
  • A choice of morning and afternoon departures to suit your schedule
  • Upgrade to include a 60-minute traditional foot massage
What to Expect
Greet your guide in People’s Square and board the subway to Qibao Town. Stroll along Old Street, admiring the historic buildings, beautiful stone bridges, and tranquil canals. The south side of Old Street is known for its street food. Here, your guide will introduce you to up to eight foods. You might try beggar’s chicken, lotus-leaf pork, crab-meat dumplings, Haitang cake, or Qibao specialties like cooked mutton with special sauce. Then continue on to visit a teahouse next to a canal, and savor a cup of Chinese tea. Upgrade to enjoy a traditional Chinese foot massage before your guide walks you back to the subway station, from where you’ll make your own way home.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, 100 Renmin Ave, Ren Min Guang Chang, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Duration
4–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Food tastings
  • Tea tasting
  • Local guide
  • 1-hour foot massage if option is selected
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Qibao Town
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • This tour offers 1-hour Chinese foot massage option if you wish to relax a bit after your 3-hour walking tour (in this case, your entire tour duration is 4 hours.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fatma S wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Had a fantastic tour with Zoe! She’s so friendly, incredibly sweet, and knowledgable. It felt like I was with a good friend!!
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WHowieson wrote a review Oct. 2019
Canberra, Australia3 contributions
Had a Great time wandering around the streets and temples. Ate some lovely food. It was perfect having a local with us to help everything.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Steven B wrote a review Oct. 2019
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May was brilliant. Very well spoken, and respectful. The food she showed us was just as good as the knowledge of Buddhism she imparted. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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The Great Mandini wrote a review Aug. 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
had a great walk around and was excited to try some local dishes. my gide was very insitefull and one the first things he checked was if I has any dietary needs or concerns. he then did a great job of keeping up on them. sadly one of the things we order did have an ingredient I
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Shemhast wrote a review Aug. 2019
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions20 helpful votes
This tour exceeded my expectations, largely because of the conversation with Nán and the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture. The food we sampled along the way was delicious and I enjoyed the explanations of the various culinary delights. I felt lucky to have Nán as
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