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Shanghai 3-Hour Afternoon Tea Tasting and Dessert Tour

1. Shanghai 3-Hour Afternoon Tea Tasting and Dessert Tour

Meet your guide at 02:00 PM and begin a relaxing 3-hour afternoon tour along Huaihua Road. Try out some of the tasty mooncakes at 2 local pastry shops. These special pastries are given as gifts during the Mid-Autumn Festival, symbolizing the reunion of the entire family. Stop at a nearby teahouse to experience a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Taste green tea from Hangzhou and black tea from Fujian. Afterwards, head to a Cantonese dessert restaurant to enjoy a range of sweet flavors. Sample various icy deserts, such as milk pudding with purple sticky rice, papaya, sago or mango puree and amazing almond tofu.

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Shanghai: Food and Drink Tour By Bike

2. Shanghai: Food and Drink Tour By Bike

Go on a six-hour food and drink tour of Shanghai and get around by bike to work off the calories and get a feel for the city between stops. Get to know the characteristic Shanghai cuisine known for its use of heavy, flavorful sauces. Eat (and drink) your way around China via the diverse regional cuisines you encounter while admiring the city's unique, historical architecture.  Start by trying JianBing, a popular Chinese breakfast dish similar to crepes. Then let your guide teach you how to eat ShenJianBao step by step. One of the most popular homegrown delicacies of Shanghai, ShenJianBao is a type of fried dumpling filled with pork and delicious, savory juices. While it's insanely hot and notoriously difficult to eat, your guide will ensure that you know how to eat ShenJianBao like a local.  Delve deeper into Shanghai's food culture by cycling through the backyards of traditional stone-gate houses (Shikumen), which soon will be demolished due to ongoing urban renewal projects. Try the most typical Shanghai meals and snacks such as Nanxiang Xiaolongbao, scallion oil noodles with different toppings. Don't worry if you don't eat meat – there are plenty of vegetarian options at every stop. Wash it all down with Baijiu, the famed local spirit that is much better than its reputation. Plus, try a variety of local beers, including rare Chinese black beer and hefeweizens, in addition to the region's famous huangjiu (yellow wine). After the tour, you will have a good idea of what makes the cuisine of Shanghai stand out.

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What people are saying about Shanghai

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

I had one of the best sightseeing tours. I left all the planning to Tom and he came up trumps. During these Covid times he had planned ahead to ensure we could enter all the attractions I wanted to see. He was knowledgeable, relaxed and easy to talk to. I look forward to my next trip to Shanghai when I will book Tom again. I will also recommend him to friends and colleagues who visit Shanghai too.

Tom was an amazing tour guide who was flexible and wonderfully knowledgeable. He communicates so well both before and during the tour I learned so much from him about the local history and even the plans for the city in the future. Would definitely recommend you book his tour! (I travel extensively and he is one of the best most knowledgeable guides I’ve ever had!)

Lu was an amazing guide! He was very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The wide variety of food and teas were delicious and excellent! The locations were certainly carefully selected. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Shanghai!

Tom is a great guide. Vast knowledge about history, but also gives interesting facts about Chinese lifestyle. I enjoyed every moment. Definitely will recommend.

Tom was an amazing guide and he incredibly informative!