Xitang Water Town Day Trip from Shanghai

1-Day Shanghai Tour

Code:SH03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
US$145based on 2 persons
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Xitang Water Town Day Trip from Shanghai

This one-day Xitang Water Town tour from Shanghai takes you to savor the slow-paced and idyllic lifestyle. Appreciate the ancient folk residence, old stone bridges, unique ceilinged corridors and quaint alleyways. Discover more historic sites such as private gardens and museums for buttons, wines as well as root carving works.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Meander across the narrow alley lanes hidden inside the ancient folk residence.
  • Ramble along the shoreside corridor to inhale the mist and breeze of the water channels.
  • Appreciate the old stone arch bridges that witnessed the far-reaching history of the town.
  • Get amazed by the folk ancient culture at the Button Museum, Root Carvings Museum and Wine Museum.
  • Delve into a private residence to take a dip of Chinese classic garden art.

Xitang Water Town Day Trip from Shanghai

1-Day Shanghai

Code:SH03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
US$145
Tour Highlights
  • Meander across the narrow alley lanes hidden inside the ancient folk residence.
  • Ramble along the shoreside corridor to inhale the mist and breeze of the water channels.
  • Appreciate the old stone arch bridges that witnessed the far-reaching history of the town.
  • Get amazed by the folk ancient culture at the Button Museum, Root Carvings Museum and Wine Museum.
  • Delve into a private residence to take a dip of Chinese classic garden art.
Itinerary

In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel drive about 1.5 hours to the charming Xitang Water Town. 

Xitang is a time-honored water town featuring its many archaic stone bridges, narrow lanes and corridors with thousands of years of history lying in the backyard of Shanghai. As a leisure getaway, the sleepy town is endowed with well-preserved folk houses of white walls and black tiles, which are linked by crisscrossing water canals, flagstone paved streets and museums. During the tour, you will discover the delicate old bridges, such as Yongning Bridge, Huanxiu Bridge and Wolong Bridge, from which you could capture amazing pictures of the jagged residence along with the water channels. Besides, ramble along the long ceilinged corridor at your own pace to inhale the serene views of the water canals and take a break in the shelter at times. You could embark on a sculling boat excursion on the water channels to unlock more spectacles along the way, such as women washing clothes by the river and seniors playing chess under the corridor. Or you may stop at a café or tea house clinging to the corridor to enjoy some drinks. Besides, you will visit the private gardens of the former wealthy lords in Ming and Qing dynasties, like the West Garden (Xiyuan) and Fantasy Garden (Zuiyuan). Hunting for fun, the root carving museum and button museum would enable you to take a dip of the most interesting artworks in the town. And a visit to the Wine Museum brings you back to ancient China to learn about the ancient wine culture and brewery procedure.

At the end of the tour, sit back on your comfortable vehicle and return to your hotel for a nice rest. 

Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
US$145
  • The price above is based on 2 persons. Please enquire if you are travelling solo or have more than 2 travelers.
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop-off service from hotels
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Experienced driver and airconditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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