3-Hour Food Tour in Qibao Water Town from Shanghai

3-Hour Food Tour in Qibao Water Town from Shanghai
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$89
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

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 of small 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 cake,crab-meat dumplings, steaming sticky rice ball (tangyuan) soup, fried potatoes, muttons with source and many other choices.

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 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 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.

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 of small 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 cake,crab-meat dumplings, steaming sticky rice ball (tangyuan) soup, fried potatoes, muttons with source and many other choices.