Private Shanghai Foodie Adventures with Rooftop Bar Hopping | La Vacanza Travel

Private Shanghai Foodie Adventures with Rooftop Bar Hopping

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Shanghai

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Spend a lovely Shanghai night to experience the top handpicked local food and drinks by taking this private culinary tour. Discover the hole-in-the-wall local flavor along the off beaten path in French Concession area. Other than typical dim sum like soup dumplings (xiaolongbao), pan-fired dumplings, shumai and other seasonal dishes, you will also try out the best braised pork in town. This delightful eating adventure can be fully customizable based on your preference. For spicy food lovers, Sichuan or Hunan cuisines are available. Your tour ends with a magnificent view from the rooftop of a local microbrewery or speakeasy cocktail bar.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Old Town (Nanshi), Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Meet up with your friendly local private guide at your downtown hotel in Shanghai, and depart by car to Shanghai Old Town where you will find the most classic local dim sum, such as soup dumplings and etc..

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Xintiandi, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021 China

Move on to Xintiandi area, chill yourself out by having some local craft beer and mingle with the locals.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Former French Concession, Former French Concession, Shanghai

Then, continue your food adventure to next two authentic restaurants in the French Concession area, and you will have the stir fry seasonal dishes, tasty braised pork, noodles and more. Your guide will share with you Shanghai food culture and give you an overview about this fascinating city.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China

Your final stop is a trendy rooftop bar, and you will enjoy your craft beer or cocktail while overlooking the fast-changing skyline of Jing’an district or in the bund area. After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your city hotel.

Duration: 45 minutes

  • 3 glass of craft beer and Tea or Coffee
  • Local food tasting, enough for dinner
  • Transportation on the tour
  • private guide
  • Shanghai city hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Additional food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai (Must be in Shanghai Downtown area)

Departure Time

07:30 PM

Voucher info

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


3 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


31 Jan, 2024

I booked this tour for a work event. Despite a larger size of the group, everyone absolutely enjoyed themselves. Jim and his colleague are knowledgeable, organized, good with communication, and most importantly, took great care of us. They packed the night with delicious food, bubbly drinks, and stunning views of Shanghai. I cannot recommend this tour more!


05 Oct, 2023

The Foodie with Rooftop Bar Hopping tour was fantastic! Our guide, Jim, is born and raised in Shanghai and knows the best establishments for food and drink! We will recommend this tour to our friends and family!


06 Sep, 2023

Awesome tour, Jim our guide is very knowledgeable and fun to be around Amazing food and drinks Highly recommend Leighton from New Zealand


19 Oct, 2019

We were on a business trip to Shanghai and had a evening to ourselves to explore the local cuisine of China. It was a great luck to find this tour and also our fluent English speaking guide - Jim ! Jim arrived well ahead of time, with a very comfortable private Buick Van for us. He first took us to French concession area and subsequently to different bylanes of Shanghai City, to help us experience a medley of amazing and mouthwatering local/traditional street food/ local spirit. Before dropping us back to hotel, he took us to a rooftop bar in Julu area to finish our trip with a relaxing drink and some terrific conversation. Btw, Jim is a master conversationist and knows a lot about all the provinces of China. Our conversation ranged from economy to local market, panda, spice-level in different province, technical advancement, global political scenario and automobile industry in China etc. I gained a lot of useful insights from him. The food trail covered so much in three and a half hours. It is difficult to have this experience on your own if you don't know the Chinese language and don't get radio taxi so easily without a local sim card. Moreover, some of these eateries don't have a signage or shop name, they are just popular in their neighbourhood : 1. Traditional noodles with spicy pork, soft tofu, shitake mushroom and peanut sauce 2. Tea icecreams with tapioca balls and Oreo 3. Dumplings (3 types - chives, mushroom & pork, only pork), along with small skewers of lamb, chicken, squid, glutinous rice, garlic scapes, potato, shitake mushroom, enokitake mushrooms tied with dry tofu. 4. Pancake-wrap called as Jianping (top dish of all) 5. Local spirit (made of different qualities of rice) called as Baijiu (white spirit, with 45-55% alcohol) and Fenjiu (wine like spirit, like Spanish Sherry). It is matured in traditional clay pots. 6. Local fruits like Pamello grapefruit, Jujubi and pomegranate juice. 7. Desserts - Yang Zhi Gan lu (mango, Pamello, tapioca in coconut milk) and Mang guo Lao Zhu (3 flavours of jelly balls over mango sorbet). Overall, a 5 star rating to the trip, and most importantly to Jim !

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Amazing Foodie and Rooftop Bar Hopping tour!


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