4-Hour Food Tour in Qibao Water Town from Shanghai by Subway | La Vacanza Travel

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

Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Destination: China, Shang Hai Shi, Shanghai

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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


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 4-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.

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Stop At: Shanghai Qibao Town, Qibao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai 201101 China

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.

Duration: 3 hours

  • Food tastings
  • Tea tasting
  • Local guide
  • 1-hour foot massage if option is selected
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Qibao Town

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, People's Square, 人民大道100号 邮政编码: 200003

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 to 4 hours

User's Reviews


07 Sep, 2023

We had a great experience with Alana. Once we arrived in Qibao, we first visited the main shopping street, full of traditional houses, and then started our tour with delicious dumplings. We then wandered through a long street food area where Alana made some special recommendations and we were also able to pick out a few things we were interested in. Everything was so tasty and new, really great. Then we visited a local temple, had another great lunch and finished our tour at a nice tea house to relax after the walk. It's a great tour to learn about Chinese culture and food.


26 Mar, 2023

Alana was the perfect host. The market was the perfect place to get to the heart of Shanghai and mingle with the locals.


08 Jan, 2023

I had a fantastic time on this tour. Alana was fantastic, and there was so, so much great food. Definitely a highlight of my trip. I only wish I'd had room to eat more. Alana was great guiding me through using the Shanghai metro for the first time, taught me a lot about Chinese history and culture, showed me some really amazing sites in Qibao, and knew exactly where to go for the best food I've had in months. I'm recommending her tour to all my friends who visit Shanghai. I also cannot stress just how many good options there are. Without Alana, it would have been overwhelming, and a lot harder to navigate.


19 Oct, 2019

Had a fantastic tour with Zoe! She’s so friendly, incredibly sweet, and knowledgable. It felt like I was with a good friend!!


13 Oct, 2019

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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Perfect way to explore the local cuisine


Zoe was the best!


Great time learning about Quibo


great time with good food.


Awesome Tour!!!


Wonderful Old Shanghai Experience (come hungry)


Nice way to spend an afternoon in Shanghai


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