Hangzhou - A Green city with 66.8% of forest cover, West Lake and Green Tea
Hangzhou may be a city of over 9 million people, but going there really feels like a true getaway. The atmosphere is much quieter and refreshing than Shanghai. Hangzhou has been one of the most popular and a lifetime tourist destinations in China for several decades. And it's easy to understand why. Visited by Marco Polo in 1290, the Italian traveler marveled at Hangzhou's beauty. At the center of this historic town that once served as the capital of the Song dynasty is the West Lake or Xi Hu. Relatively untouched by modern architecture, the whole of the lake offers views on the wooded hills around the city, pagodas, and temples. Rent a boat and watch the sunset or the surrounding hills, crossing traditional bridges and pavilions along the way.Culture Trip recommends taking a bus or car to the outskirts of the city to see the unique tea terraces and miles and miles of untouched landscapes. You can also learn the history of Hangzhou by admiring the music and light show Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, which is performed on the West Lake. How to Travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou!
Duration：3 Days 2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake), Guo Garden, China National Tea Museum, Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Six Harmonies Pagoda, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing At Flower Pond...
Tour Style：Whenever you get a 2-day or 3-day weekend on hand in Shanghai, it is time to go out for Shanghai weekend trip. Explore all the top attractions on this 3-day customized Hangzhou tour package from Shanghai, enjoy boating on the West Lake, appreciate Buddhism culture at Lingyin Temple, learn more about tea culture at Meijiawu Tea Plantation, explore the old alleyways and streets of Wuzhen old town… it's very easy to access by bullet train from Shanghai. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you'll see both authentic local culture and fascinating landscape.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo‘s Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, Fish Viewing At Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple
Tour Style：Travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou with our private guide for a fantastic Weekend Getaway. When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". And Hangzhou remains this charm till today. Contrasting to the hustle and bustle of the neighbouring Shanghai, Hangzhou is well-known for its extraordinary beauty and elegance. Book this 2-Day Hangzhou Highlights Package Tour from Shanghai to take a break for some fresh air and a much needed change of scenery.
Duration：10 - 12 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
Tour Style：Discover the treasures of Hangzhou on this Shanghai to Hangzhou day trip includes visits to West Lake and Dragon Well Tea Plantation to learn about the tea-making process, visit the Guo's gaden to see how the local people enjoy their life in Hangzhou since Hangzhou was chosen as the most liveable city in China...And visit the Hangzhou CBD will serve as Hangzhou's future business, political and cultural center.
Duration： 9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Anmanfayun Village, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on this Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Trip. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see the most attractive places in Hangzhou. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragonwell tea. We will help you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life in Hangzhou.
Duration：13 - 14 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style： Whenever you get a weekend on hand in Shanghai, it is time to go out for a cool weekend getaway and travel from Shanghai to Hangzhou is the best option. Explore all the top attractions on this Hangzhou tour package from Shanghai including the most amazing Impression West lake show. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant at a local farmer's house. We will help you get an insight into its people, culture, history and the dynamic urban life in Hangzhou.
Duration：9 - 10 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Longjing Imperial Tea Garden
Tour Style：Traveling Hangzhou from Shanghai by bullet train is a new and fashion way for visitors at present. Hangzhou is noted as the capital of Tea in China and it's endowed with picturesque tea village, green tea plantation, and friendly tea farmers. If you are a tea lover and want to learn the tea culture and admire the highlights of Hangzhou in the most hassel-free way possible, this guided Hangzhou Tour From Shanghai: Hangzhou Tea Culture & History Day Tour will help you head straight inside the real chinese tea culture.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Alibaba Company Visiting,Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
Tour Style：So many visitors to Hangzhou focus only on the city's majestic past. On this Shanghai to Hangzhou day trip, discover not only the classic vistas but a side of Hangzhou tourists rarely see: its modern, vibrant business districts. The fast train ride from Shanghai to Hangzhou is also a great part of this tour. Begin with the traditional West Lake cruise, Guo Garden tour, and tea village lunch. Then admire Qianjiang New Town’s dramatic skyline and the spectacular latticework HQ of Chinese tech titan Alibaba.
Attractions(Cities)："Shi Li Lang Dang",Meijiawu Tea Village
Tour Style：Book a half day tour from Shanghai to Hangzhou would be your best choice to escape the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Since Hangzhou is one of leisure city in China with beautiful natural scenery,not as busy as Shanghai. To turely experience the most beauty of Hangzhou,hiking on the tea mountains around West lake is highly recommended. Roundway transfer is included.
Duration：3 Days 2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Six Harmonies Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Leifeng Pagoda,Bamboo lined path at Yunqi,Xixi National Wetl
Tour Style：Hangzhou has always enjoyed its laudatory title“Heaven on the earth". Hangzhou is one of China's top domestic tourism destinations, as well as a popular weekend trip from Shanghai. This 3 days tour arranges so many activities around the famous Hangzhou attractions to fit various age in a family- strolling, cruising, overlooking, valued animal watching, utmost speed experiencing. Bring your beloved family and spend 3 days happy together in Hangzhou!
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise),Drangon Well Tea Plantation,Fresh Hema Store,Jack Ma's first unmanned supermarket,Xiaomi Store
Tour Style：Hangzhou has always enjoyed its laudatory title “Heaven on the earth”.Now Hangzhou is changing from an old city with beautiful scenery and graceful temperament to a world famous city with rapid economic development, strong innovation vitality, which is full of life happiness,emotion,temperature,and altitude.Join this Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Trip to Experience City Intelligent life, not only enjoy the beauty of Hangzhou,learn the Hangzhou local culture,but also experencie the intelligent life in Hangzhou city and predict the future of Hangzhou.
Hangzhou is regarded as “Heaven on Earth” city in China. You can visit lots of places in one day since the attractions is close to each other. Taking a boat cruise to appreciate the beautiful West Lake, enjoy a leisure walk around the lakeside park, pay a visit for the largest and oldest Buddhist Temple (Lingyin Temple), stop for a while at local tea village to drink cup of famous Dragon Well Green Tea…
The best way is taking high speed train to Hangzhou. Distance between Hangzhou and Shanghai is only about 110 miles (180 kilometers). It takes 45 minutes - 1 hour to get to Hangzhou (takes 1 hour - 1h30min back from Hangzhou;
Yes, we provide Shanghai car rental service. We can arrange the transfer between Shanghai hotel and train station. If you book the service with us, our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby with a welcome sign at the appoint time and pick you up once you back to Shanghai. We provide door to door service.
As for the train tickets, you can book it online(www.trip.com) on your own and collect the train tickets from the tickets office with your passport and booking code or ask your Shanghai hotel to help you to book it. We can also help to book train tickets for you, and deliver to your hotel. But we will charge a fee for booking service. Normally, it takes around 1 hour between Shanghai and Hangzhou by high speed train.
There are 5 ways to get from Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG) to Hangzhou by subway &train, bus, taxi, private transfer. It takes around 3 hours by bus to Hangzhou downtown and costs around 100RMB/per person. If you travel light, we recommend taking the subway from PVG to Shanghai Hongqiao station first, then taking high speed train to Hangzhou, which is the fastest option.. If you want to book a private transfer to Hangzhou, we provide a secure, reliable, fast and serene airport, train, port transfer and taxi tour service.
Unfortunately, we can’t arrange the tour inside the Alibaba Headquarter now due the security reason. You can contact the company directly or we can change to some other run by Alibaba Company, such as Fresh Hema Store and Unmanned Supermarket. We can provide bilingual translator, car rental service and other Hangzhou city tour.
Our Hangzhou local guide will meet you at the exit of train station with a welcome sign “Hangzhou Private Tour”. Please look for the sign once you arrive.
Note: If you arrive at Hangzhou East Station follow the south arrival exit since there are 2 exit in this station.
For booking the train ticket, you can ask your Shanghai hotel help you book it, or you can book it online by yourself (www.trip.com). By the way, we provide train ticket booking service as well. Feel free to contact us if you need help.
The earliest train is G4831 at 05:16. The latest train from Hangzhou to Shanghai is G4938 at 23:59 in the midnight.
High speed train seats are divided into three levels, second class seats, first class seats and business seats. The ticket price for second-class seats is 73 RMB/ticket, for first-class seats is 117 RMB /ticket, and for business seats is 219.5 RMB/ticket.
You can send your inquiry and requirement to us by email. We will help you customize your own Hangzhou tour. And you are required to pay the deposit by PayPal, WeChat, Alipay or Bank transfer to us in advance to confirm your tour booking. And the balance you can pay our guide in cash RMB when you arrived at Hangzhou station.
The Hangzhou tour from Shanghai is daily available. But the train tickets between Shanghai & Hangzhou might be sold out due to our Spring Festival. You can contact us by email in advance to check the train ticket availability.
Yes, pick up service can be arranged at Hangzhou train station. Our guide will pick you up at the exit of the train station with a welcome signage “Hangzhou Private Tour”. Upon your arrival in Hangzhou, follow the crowds and walk to the exit, you’ll find the sign easily.
It’s around 15km from the West Lake to Hangzhou East train station/Hangzhou Dong station. If you want to the train station to catch your train. You’d better leave 1.5-2 hours head the train departure. Since the Hangzhou traffic is not very good, there are so many tourists come from different places.
As for one day in Hangzhou, we highly recommend you visit Lingyin Temple and West Lake Area for one day trip. If you are interested in ceramic culture, you are sure to go to Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum, or find a ceramics shop to learn and experience around the Nanshan Road Area. Please kindly note the museum is not available on Monday.
Longjing Tea Green Tea Plantation or (Dragon Well Tea) is one of the most popular attractions in Hangzhou. A visit in Hangzhou can’t without a visit to the Green tea plantation. We definitely include this place in our tour to show you the Hangzhou tea culture. By the way, we can make a customized tour based on your requirements.
The plum normally blossoms in mid-winter during January and February when all flowers die and the land is pale in color. Hangzhou Botanical Garden and Chaoshan Plum Garden in Yuhang District are the best places to enjoy the plum during the winter. The coldest month in Hangzhou is January with an average temperature of 3℃ with some snow.
Driving distance from Hangzhou to Shanghai is 174 kilometers (108 miles) and it takes around 2.5 hours from Shanghai downtown to Hangzhou. We highly recommend you take high speed train instead of car since it’s much more comfortable and economic, moreover it saves time since it only takes around one hour by train.
Yes, the hotel can be included. As for comfortable hotel, we recommend Huachen International hotel, located in Hangzhou city center, it only takes 5 minutes walking to the West Lake, and it’s also very close to Shopping mall where you can find authentic Hangzhou style dishes.
Yes, it’s available. Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang introduced the 144-hour visa-free transit initiatively, which targets citizens from 53 countries and regions and allows them to transit in the three places for a stay length not more than 144 hours or six days. A 144-hour visa-free tour to China has become a reality. We can customize a tour for you to make the most of your time. Just let us know your interests and requirements.
Passport is one of must things when you take train from Shanghai to Hangzhou. You are required to show your passport when you buy and collect the tickets. Comfortable shoes is also a must since you will undoubtedly be doing a lot of walking when you visit the attractions in Hangzhou. If you are photography lover, do not forget your camera, film and batteries, or you will never forgive yourself. Besides, an umbrella is another must. Shower in Hangzhou is frequent, so bringing an umbrella with you is a good choice.
There are not as many English speaking people in Hangzhou as in Beijing or Shanghai, so it’s quite difficult for you to visit in Hangzhou alone. We highly recommend you hire an English speaking tour guide who can show you Hangzhou in the best as well as save your time.
This is a popular hiking route in Hangzhou, which starts from Lingyin Temple and passes through Tianzhu Hill to Meijiawu Tea Cultural Village. The whole line is rich in mountains and plains. Looking far away on Meiling Ancient Road, the mountains shine like green emeralds. Overlooking the West Lake, the glittering West Lake is like a ink painting. The tea gardens, at Meijiawu, are full of life and another great attraction.
The park is located less than five kilometers from West Lake in the west of Hangzhou, is China's first national wetland park with a history over 1500 years. It takes around 40 minutes from Hangzhou east train station. It is an ideal place if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life.
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