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Discover An Untouched Old Water Town

Shanghai, China

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Experience hosted by Bill

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

FLASH SALES!What better way to explore one of the last remaining hidden sites—not yet touched by modernization—than by having an indigenous inhabitant tell you stories about the history and evolution of this great city. I am a local Shanghainese—born, and lived here all my life. I will lead you through th​e narrow streets of a town called Xinchang, 25 miles from downtown Shanghai, a once-thriving port with an 800-year history. It has managed to maintain most of its old buildings and population. Besides walking around the town landmarks, we will visit a traditional Chinese tea house where Ang Lee used as scenes for ' Lust Caution' . Finally, your taste buds will experience some delicious local food, so you can immerse yourself deeper into local life. In just a few hours, we will explore a very different face of Shanghai that makes this city so unique. We'll be off the beaten path for this multi-themed and entertaining experience.Besides this tour, we offer 3 other tours:
-SUZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/724321
-HANGZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/399291
-Shanghai Day Tour: https://www.airbnb.cn/experiences/1062142
20% discount for group of 5 or more,just ask for it!

Luggage storage during the tour can be arranged.
Last minute booking accepted: Booking open until the start of the tour!
Other things to note
-This tour can be customized to be a full day private tour(covering major sites in Shanghai:Bund, Shanghai Tower, Yuyuan Garden, others as you wish), please feel free to inquire!
-Vegan suitable
-20% discount for group of 5 or more,just ask for it!
FLASH SALES!What better way to explore one of the last remaining hidden sites—not yet touched by modernization—than by having an indigenous inhabitant tell you stories about the history and evolution of this great city. I am a local Shanghainese—born, and lived here all my life. I will lead you through th​e narrow streets of a town called Xinchang, 25 miles from downtown Shanghai, a once-thriving port with an 800-year history. It has managed to m…

Bill's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Lunch and Snack. Traditional Chinese tea
  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Transportation
    Hotel pickup and dropoff,Airport/Train Station Pickup up/Drop off before&af...
  • Equipment
    Luggage storage during the tour can be arranged.
From $72
/ person
Mon, Nov 30
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person
Mon, Nov 30
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person
Tue, Dec 1
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$72 per person
$72 per person

Meet your host, Bill

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 122 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and lived all my life in Shanghai, went through the bad times and good times of China's commercial hub,I am still finding new inspirations. Traveled to multiple countries and continents, I am always looking to meet new friends from all corners of the world. Wish to share my native city and help people discover the best-kept secrets that have made me love this city myself!
Besides this tour, we offer 3 other tours:
-SUZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/724321
-HANGZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/399291
-Shanghai Day Tour: https://www.airbnb.cn/experiences/1062142
I was born and lived all my life in Shanghai, went through the bad times and good times of China's commercial hub,I am still finding new inspirations. Traveled to multiple countries and continents, I am always looking to meet new friends from all corners of the world. Wish to share my native city and help people discover the best-kept secrets that have made me love this city myself!
Besides this tour, we offer 3 other tours:
-SUZHOU: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/72432…
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Where you'll be

我们提供从上海任何地点的免费专车接送服务,Here's peace of mind for you: I offer pickup and drop off by private vehicle from any location(hotel/residence/airport) in Shanghai at no extra charge.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 122 reviews.

菁菁
October 2020
非常愉快的一次活动,对上海原住民的生活有了接触和了解,古镇风情原汁原味,还尝到了当地美食,感谢bill 全面的讲解和朋友般的陪伴!
佩斯
October 2020
都很好
Carolyn
October 2020
Bill's tour of Xincheng was so informative and interesting! He was an extremely knowledgable host, who knows the community and cares about the town. He arranged a car to collect us from our location, and he met us at the gate to the tourist section. He was flexible when we wanted to stop and shop or explore food stalls. The tour included both the tourist section of the town, as well as the local section. We had a wonderful lunch and even had a beer together at the end. I would highly recommend this trip, and I would love to do some of the other trips he offers.
Bill's tour of Xincheng was so informative and interesting! He was an extremely knowledgable host, who knows the community and cares about the town. He arranged a car to collect us…
Dominic
September 2020
小镇的魅力在于它哪能够给予我们城市生活带来不一样的感受。小镇内奇特的手工艺人,健谈的创业者,热情的当地人给予我们那种温暖和关怀是幸福的。
Kari
September 2020
很不错的体验~bill非常热情 吃的也很有当地特色
Luyao(Sunshine)
August 2020
非常独特的历史文化体验

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.