Nanxun Cultural Immersion
Looking for a colorful, family-friendly day or seeking a deeper appreciation of Chinese culture? Your cultural expert invites you to engage with the locals, explore your artistic side, or try your hand in the kitchen all while enjoying a classically gorgeous Yangtze Delta water town. The ancient town of Nanxun is highly rated due to its stunning architecture and magnificent gardens, yet thankfully lacks the commercialism of water towns that are in closer proximity to Shanghai. Nanxun was built from the profits of wealthy silk merchants who traveled overseas and eventually retired here, bringing with them a western influence. Discover a foreign and Chinese perspective as you hear of the town’s history, culture, and the people of this charming community. Your journey will take you from majestic period architecture to private venues where only locals are allowed.
Along the way, your selected activities will enhance your understanding of traditional Chinese culture, enlighten your understanding of Chinese people, and will create vivid memories that you’ll savor for years to come.
8:00 am Meet at and depart from the lobby of your Shanghai city center hotel
6:00 pm Arrive back to your Shanghai hotel
2 guests, US$350.00 per person
Includes round-trip transport by private car and driver, Chinese culture tour specialist, tickets and lunch.
Each additional guest, add US$75.00 per person
Children 12 and under, add US$50.00 per person
Add-ons: (select up to three)
Your culture specialist will discuss how to integrate these into your itinerary
Visit a privately funded senior center, tour the residences, and engage them in an activity of your choosing (game, story, talent, etc.) $15 per person
Visit a local family, tour their home, and learn about their life $35 per group
Introductory lesson about Chinese tea culture with tasting of local green tea $15 per person
Pedicab ride $5 per person
Boat ride $20 per group
Teach an English lesson at a public school, under the guidance of your host $0 (free)
Visit a traditional Chinese medicine doctor and get advice about your health $15 per person
Enjoy a family trivia game with prizes $0 (free)
Calligraphy couplet lesson with a scroll to bring home $15 per person
Chinese water color painting lesson $15 per person
Private, behind the scenes architectural tour with local historian $50 per person
Hands on practice and music demo with traditional folk music instruments $20 per person
Learn from an expert about rock appreciation and the origin and symbolism of scholar stones $15 per person
Traveling solo? Please inquire for pricing on budget-friendly options.
Tour Request Form
Tours are subject to availability. Once request has been submitted and accepted, a confirmation will be sent from Shanghai and Beyond to confirm tour date, time and meeting location. Please Read our Tour Terms and Conditions.