Private Tour to Xitang Water Town from Shanghai with Lunch

This is the only 1-day historic and cultural tour from Shanghai where you will experience the Water Town - Xitang. You have the opportunity to go by time-car back to the old days to feel the life style by visiting the beautiful garden which actually was the living house of the local riches back in that time.

1. Travel round trip from Shanghai to Xitang Water Town in a single day
2. Learn about the history and tradition from an expert guide
3. Enjoy free time to explore Xitang on your own

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7 to 8 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Professional tour guide
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch - Local food
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Xitang Ancient Town
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Xitang Ancient Town, Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100 China

    Your tour guide will be welcoming you at your hotel or Shanghai Railway Station at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Xitang Ancient Town and start the tour.
    104 Bridges: Something that makes Xitang so special is its numerous bridges. Xitang is flat, and there are 9 waterways which split the town into 8 areas. 104 bridges connect the areas together, each built in varying styles spanning the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Some look like rainbows over the river, and others like long flutes.

    Ancient Lanes:Ancient lanes are another feature of Xitang. The narrow lanes connect streets, waterways, and houses. Each lane in Xitang has its own name. 68-meter-long Shipi Lane is the most famous lane in Xitang. The widest part of this lane is 110 cm and the narrowest part is only 80 cm. The long lane creates a vertical sliver of sky. The longest lane is Sixianci Lane, at 236 meters.

    Long Covered Waterside Walks:The long covered footpaths are the most unique feature of Xitang. They make Xitang different from other water towns. The covered walkways were actual roads with roofs. Now there are chairs there for people to enjoy a leisurely rest by the canals. You don’t have to worry about rainy days or strong sunlight in the hot summers.

    The Houses:In those archaic houses, besides the culture and value of the houses themselves, there are also displays of cultural relics or woodcarvings or eaves tiles collected by the house owner. To this day there are exhibitions of the ancient rare books of the owners passed down from generation to generation or rubbings from a stone inscription of a famous calligrapher.

    When the tour is finished, we will drop you off at hotel.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will pick you up from your hotel centrally located in Shanghai.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-37241P54

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