3-Hour Food Tour In Qibao Water Town From Shanghai

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Qibao Town, literally: "Seven Treasures Town" in Chinese, and it is a town in Minhang District, Shanghai. If you are a foodie and also like scenery of the ancient town, this tour fits you well. This 3-hour small group tour takes you to see the closest ancient water town near by Shanghai city - Qibao, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery ofsmall alleyways, picturesque canals, and historical architectures of Ming and Qing dynasties. In addition, you will taste up to 8 different kinds of street food, such as Haitang cakecrab-meat dumplings, steaming sticky rice ball (tangyuan) soup, fried potatoes, muttons with source and many other choices.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Choose your tour option and a morning or afternoon departure when you book. Then, meet your guide in Peoples Square in central Shanghai and set off on your 3-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 Qibaos 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
  • Beggars Chicken (stuffed, wrapped, and roasted chicken)
  • Vegetarian chicken (bean curd roll)
After your food tastings, visit a tea house beside a canaland 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.

Inclusions for 3-Hour Food Tour In Qibao Water Town From Shanghai

  • Food tastings
  • Tea tasting
  • Local guide
  • Subway tickets
  • 1-hour foot massage if option is selected

Exclusions for 3-Hour Food Tour In Qibao Water Town From Shanghai

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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15 reviews by the users

  • Great tour. Our tour guide was really nice and knowledgable. A lot of food to eat !!! Great day at Qibao.

  • The tour exceed our expectations and was a great experience. We were able to learn about the unique foods available in Shanghai and Qibao and had the opportunity to try multiple different types of food. The tour was customized to the types of food and flavors that we we wanted to try. Alana was a great tour guide and provided a lot of information both about the food, Qibao, and the area. She had a great up beat attitude that made it a pleasure to spend the afternoon with her. We really appreciate the great food, fun experience, and useful information that Alana's tour provided. Thank you! Daniel

  • I have had a most memorable tour today with Alana. From the very beginning she has been very informative, lots of interesting facts and stories along our way. All sorts of food to try, encouraged me to taste everything I was curious about. Excellent spoken English, took some great photos- even when I was in them! Definitely to be recommended for a taste of Shanghai, and picturesque setting. Thank you Alana. From Roz Yearley.

  • Alana our guide was fantastic, it became a very rainy day and she even bought us umbrellas from a shop! It was very interesting and informative. Alana also organised a special car for us to go back to our hotel as the weather was so bad.

  • Thank you for the food tour and visit to Buddha temple. Despite the really torrential rain, very enjoyable. Alana was very knowledgeable as well as helpful.

  • We had a really good time, despite the rain. The food was amazing, and our guide gave us much needed explanations for the food we had and the places we visited. She took good care of us when the rain started!

  • Our tour guide, Vicky, was very knowledgeable not only on food, but Shanghai in general. It was my first time in China and she gave me some very good tips on traveling around Shanghai. We tried food that wasn't available in other parts of the city. I even tried food that would normally have grossed me out, but somehow didn't seem that bad when she explained it. Some places on the tour I would not have found on my own even if I had gone to Qibao. The tour definitely made the food and walk-through in the water village a more interesting experience.

  • Vicky was a fantastic host - she looked after the logistics from the train tickets to exactly what food we should try. It's not very often you get to eat at a 1000-year-old dumpling house! It's an easy 45min train ride. The water village is clearly the place to be for the locals, try as much of the food as you can! There is also plenty of shopping opportunities. Can't recommend more!

  • I had a wonderful tour with Alana as the tour guide. She spoke excellent English and was very personable and accommodating. She answered all my questions and provided for great company on the tour. I had a really great time and enjoyed the the local tastings, especially the soup dumplings! The foot massage at the end of tour was just icing on the cake. It was well worth it! All in all, highly recommend this tour.

  • This was an excellent tour and I and #39;d do it again if I had the chance. Our small group was the right size to visit many shops and eat like the locals do. Our guide Vicky has an excellent command of English and a lovely personality so communication was easy. Highly recommended.

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