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Meet up in your centrally located hotel lobby at 11:00am, and take a comfortable ride to famous Tongli Water Town (about one hour and 15 minutes). On the road, you will be able to see China's countryside scenery and your guide will share with you about the culture of Southern Yangtze River regions.

Upon arrival Tongli, enjoy your lunch at a cozy local restaurant. Then, spend your afternoon to browse around the old ally ways and visit the exquisite Retreat & Reflection Garden (Suzhou style garden). Take a wooden boat ride to enjoy the tranquility of the village, and your guide will share with you some interesting stories about this area.

Continue your tour to Xitang Water Town around 5:00pm where you will find cobbled streets, old buildings, bridges arching over canals and the rowing boats lingering on the river under beautiful sunset. The movie "Mission impossible 3" was filmed here in 2005, and you will follow Tom Cruise' steps to walk through some alleyways and a 1300 meters roofed corridor here. 

When night falls, the entire water town is with lights on. Continue your tour to the popular West Street where you can browse around in some unique boutiques and handicrafts shops.

You will be delighted by the stunning night view and the tasty local delicacies, such as dumplings, wonton soup and some drinks in a local family bar

End of the enriching tour around 8:00pm and you will be transferred back to Shanghai about 9:30pm.
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Visit the Tongli and Xitang water towns during this full-day private tour from Shanghai. Explore the old alleyways, buildings, cobblestoned streets, and canals in each town. Enjoy a wooden boat ride down one of the canals and sit down to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. End the tour with a walk along the canals just as night falls and the lights come on and twinkle across the water.
  • Take a full-day tour to the water towns of Tongli and Xitang from Shanghai
  • Stroll through the quaint streets and ride along the canals in a wooden boat
  • Sit down to a delicious lunch at a local restaurant upon arrival at Tongli
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with your own tour guide and vehicle
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile
All Inclusive Tongli and Xitang Discovery Private Tour

We only had two full days in Shanghai so we decided to make the most of our limited time with the help of Miki Tours! For our first day we enjoyed the “Private Shanghai City Highlight Day Tour” and then decided to get out of...More

2  Thank Clare S
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile
What a fantastic day - highly recommended!

What a fantastic day with Zoe! Booked this tour based on the excellent reviews and it still exceeded expectations. A fascinating journey through 3 very different water villages, with a few surprises and DELICIOUS food along the way. Particularly enjoyed the chance to explore by...More

2  Thank SelW2014
Reviewed 28 March 2018
Gorgeous Water Towns and Delicious Food- a Great Day!

We had a GREAT day with our excellent guide, Zoe, visiting both Tongli and Xitang, having a delightful boat ride on the canals of Tongli that was a romantic dream come true, and eating delicious local foods! We were able to sample and buy excellent...More

1  Thank elissejo
Reviewed 18 March 2018
An incredible tour with a WONDERFUL guide!

My two girlfriends and I had an absolutely incredible time touring Tongli and Xitang with our guide Lisa. She was incredibly knowledgeable, and was able to answer all our questions in her absolutely superb English. She was also able to tailor the tour in slight...More

1  Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 6 January 2018
Book Immediately - Best Tour Ever

We thought Melody was the best guide ever. Her English was very good, her knowledge about history and architecture was the perfect compliment to the tour but best of all she is a lovely, kind and charismatic person. We are a family with three very...More

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As I wrote below, I had to book the tour via Viatour as I didn't know how to contact the guide directly, and Viator had different prices depending on the dates you picked. They advertised the lowest price, but the dates I... More
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