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"Heaven On Earth" Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai

From $70 per person

Tour Style:
Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. Marco Polo described it as "one of the most beautiful cities in the world", it is also ranked as one of the most scenic cities in China. This private day tour departures from Shanghai to Hangzhou by the high speed train. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admire the architecture of Hangzhou Old Street, learn about China's most renowned tea at Meijiawu Tea Village and Buddhism Culture, and cruise on West Lake where the views have inspired poets and artists for centuries.

Duration: 8 hours

Attractions(Cities):
The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street

Pick-up point:
Your Hotel in Shanghai downtown, Hangzhou train station

Finishing point:
Your Hotel in Shanghai downtown, Hangzhou train station

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai-Hangzhou-Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Overview: Hangzhou is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the People's Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. Located 180 kilometres (112 mi) southwest of Shanghai, as of 2004 the entire Hangzhou Region or Prefecture-level city had a registered population of 6.5 million people. The urban agglomeration of the Hangzhou metropolitan area has a resident population of 3,931,900 as of 2003. As one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years, Hangzhou is also well-known for its beautiful natural scenery, with the West Lake as the most noteworthy location.

Our Shanghai driver will pick up from your hotel in Shanghai downtown and transfer to the railway station, you will take the high-speed train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, the Hangzhou local  guide will meet you at the Hangzhou train station then start your Hangzhou tour:

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Our Hangzhou Pick up Sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

First, take a boat cruise in the westlake, The Westlake Hangzhou: West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. On the boat you can see one of the Ten Best Views of West Lake- Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.

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Later, visit the Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancientBuddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries.

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After visiting the Lingyin temple, walk from the back door of the temple to the Amanfayun Village: The picturesque Aman Fayun Village is located in the Fayun Nong area, surrounded by natural forest and scenery, a short drive west of Hangzhou. Nearby attractions include the village of Tianzhu, the Lingyin Temple, Flower Pond, West Lake, Hangzhou History Museum, and the Yongfu Temple. Amanfayun is located in a remote and tranquil forest., immerse yourself in an atmosphere of a traditional Chinese village; a true journey through time. 

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After walking across the Aman Fayun Village, drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch! (At your own expense or ask your guide to recommend some other restaurants if you have special dietary needs.)

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

Have your Lunch at the restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.( In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You shold go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). We give you the meal options as below:

1) Lunch at Local Tea Farmer's Tea House to know the real life of the local people: And we also can organize tea farmers teach you how to prepare, cook local delicaies if you want to. You can learn how to cook: Beger's Chicken, Westlake carp in vinegar source (Do not be scared, no bones!!! Aha), Lotus root, bamboo shoot...and other many tasty vegetables )

2) At the local restaurants which are popular with local people, such as Grandma's Kitchen, Green Tea Restaurants...And also fancy ones as well, 28 Hubin Road(Top 50 Best in Asia, Jinsha Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel. We are the local, we are the sources. We know many excellent restaurants even not listed on Lonely Planet and some other travel guides.

After lunch, drive to Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery.

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The last stop is The Song Dynasty Imperial Street: Has been renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan, but still leads to the Palace of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127AD). The road that stretches 400 meters (1,310ft) is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others.

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After the tour, our tour guide and driver will drive you back to the hangzhou train station and our Shanghai driver will transfer back to your hotel and your tour ends. 

This Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai has been popular with our many clients: 

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For more informations about booking train tickets between Shanghai and Hangzhou, please refer to the following link: (You can book your train tickets with your hotel or www.ctrip.com)

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Krisianto
Reviewed 27 February 2019
A enjoyable Hangzhou day trip from Shanghai.

Hangzhou is a very beautiful city. We hope we could stay one more night there. We were picked up at our Shanghai hotel by our tour guide Nancy and the driver. They are both really nice and Nancy is proven to be a very nice companion and tour guide. The West Lake Boat Tour was pretty nice in the quite part of the west lake. We loved the visit to Lingying temple, an amazing temple, and Feilai Peak. We also enjoyed the trip to Tea Village. Beautiful and relaxing scenery and delicious tea. And the lunch at a local tea farmer’s house was Super. We customized our tour so we didn't have to go back to Shanghai but instead transferred to our hotel that we booked for Hangzhou. I will come back to Hangzhou again one day.

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mrhufccb
Reviewed 24 February 2019
Shanghai to Hangzhou day tour was great with China Private Tour

We visited Hangzhou from Shanghai for a day with China Private Tour. It was a last minute booking, but everything was confirmed promptly with all the details. China Private Tour was recommended to us by a colleague in Shanghai. We gave them a list of places that we wanted to visit and our interests. They customized an itinerary for us, and added some extra delightful places popular with local people in Hangzhou based on their local knowledge. Our tour guide David was absolutely superb. He was knowledgeable, friendly, informative and made the sightseeing really fun. He gave us a lot of the facts about Hangzhou can't not find on the travel guide books.

China Private Tour are professional, they went the extra mile to make our holiday really special, beyond the ordinary and memorable. We were really looked after. We would highly recommend China Private Tour to anyone who want to visit Hangzhou. And please choose David as your guide!!!He is the best!!!

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