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All-Inclusive Day Tour from Shanghai: Discovering the Timeless Charm of Xitang Ancient Town

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All-Inclusive Day Tour from Shanghai: Discovering the Timeless Charm of Xitang Ancient Town
  • All-Inclusive Day Tour from Shanghai: Discovering the Timeless Charm of Xitang Ancient Town
  • All-Inclusive Day Tour from Shanghai: Discovering the Timeless Charm of Xitang Ancient Town
  • All-Inclusive Day Tour from Shanghai: Discovering the Timeless Charm of Xitang Ancient Town
  • All-Inclusive Day Tour from Shanghai: Discovering the Timeless Charm of Xitang Ancient Town

Tour Style:
Put language and transport worries aside on this private tour as you enjoy seamless door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle driven by a courteous driver from your Shanghai hotel to Xitang Water Town. Immerse yourself in the charm of this ancient water town with visits to cobbled streets, old buildings steeped in history, and bridges arching gracefully over tranquil canals. Watch rowing boats gently glide along the river and listen to locals singing folk songs, offering a glimpse into the authentic daily life of Xitang. This comprehensive tour ensures you experience the essence of Xitang's cultural heritage, making for a memorable exploration away from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

Duration: 6-8 hours

the Bridges of Xitang, the Corridors of Xitang, the lanes of Xitang, the Houses of Xitang

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (Based on your requirements)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (Based on your requirements)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely!(Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

Payment Types:
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Available: Daily

Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai - Xitang Water Town
  • Today's Activities: the Bridges of Xitang, the Corridors of Xitang, the lanes of Xitang, the Houses of Xitang
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Your adventure begins with our professional guide greeting you at your Shanghai hotel, proudly displaying a "Your Way Holiday" sign. Embark on a scenic journey to the enchanting Xitang Water Town, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of eastern China. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide enriches your experience with fascinating insights into Xitang's rich history and cultural significance, preparing you for an immersive exploration of this ancient town.

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Step into the ancient town of Xitang and marvel at its 104 distinct bridges from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Each bridge tells a unique story, arching gracefully over serene waters amidst the harmonious blend of architecture and nature. Our knowledgeable guide will narrate tales of their origins and architectural styles, providing deep insights into their significance while you absorb the tranquil scenes of local life. Experience how these bridges have connected generations and symbolized resilience through centuries of history. Notice the intricate details of bridge construction, from stone carvings to structural innovations that allowed these bridges to withstand the test of time, as our guide illuminates their cultural and historical importance.


Xitang's renowned covered corridors span over 1,000 meters along the riverside, offering shelter and showcasing exquisite tile-roofed architecture. These corridors are adorned with intricately carved decorative patterns, celebrated for their artistic perfection. As you walk alongside the river, our attentive guide will highlight these artistic details, explaining their cultural significance and immersing you in the town's vibrant past and present. Feel transported to a bygone era as you witness boats gliding peacefully on the river and locals resting on high-back davenports, all within this living museum of history and craftsmanship. Experience the enchanting ambiance as lanterns softly illuminate the evening, casting a nostalgic glow over the ancient cobblestone pathways and reflecting the timeless beauty of Xitang.


Indulge in a delightful lunch featuring local specialties such as Lotus Leaf Steamed Pork and Tofu Pudding, which epitomize the authentic flavors of Xitang cuisine. The Lotus Leaf Steamed Pork is a tender dish wrapped in fragrant lotus leaves, enhancing its savory aroma and preserving its juicy tenderness. Accompanying this, the Tofu Pudding offers a refreshing contrast with its silky texture and delicate sweetness, showcasing the region's dedication to culinary excellence. Your knowledgeable guide will escort you to a charming local eatery renowned for its mastery of these dishes, ensuring a culinary experience that perfectly complements your exploration of Xitang's cultural treasures.


Explore Xitang's labyrinthine lanes, which served as the town's main arteries in ancient times. From narrow, intimate passages barely wide enough for one person to wide, bustling thoroughfares, these lanes form an organic net connecting every corner of the town. As you wander through these historic lanes, our guide will illuminate how each alleyway holds stories of the town's layout and daily life. Discover hidden courtyards, traditional workshops, and local residences that embody the essence of Xitang's authentic past and enduring community spirit. Gain insights into how these lanes have preserved the town's cultural heritage, offering a glimpse into the daily rhythms and traditions that have shaped Xitang into the enchanting destination it is today.


In Xitang's old town, traditional houses have been preserved without modern developments, maintaining their cultural integrity and historical charm. Explore these architectural gems where time seems to stand still, each house adorned with intricate woodcarvings, ancient artifacts, and cultural relics passed down through generations. Our knowledgeable guide will narrate tales of rare books and stone inscriptions, shedding light on local customs and traditions that have shaped Xitang's rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of these preserved homes, each one offering a glimpse into the daily life and cultural significance that define Xitang's enduring legacy.


Reflect on the day's rich experiences as we drive you back to Shanghai. Our guide will weave today's visit into the broader tapestry of Chinese culture, sharing fascinating insights into Xitang's historical significance and architectural marvels. From the intricate bridges to the serene canals and traditional houses, each element reflects a chapter of China's enduring heritage. Depart with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for Xitang's unique charm, enriched by a day immersed in its timeless beauty and cultural treasures.

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Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.

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