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Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Trip: Ultimate Hangzhou Tour with High Speed Train Ride

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From $110 per person

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: 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

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

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: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(including Westlake Boat Ride), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: No

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement) with a welcome signage "Hangzhou Private Tour". Drive you to Shanghai train station to catch the train to Hangzhou. 

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Our pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

First,with your personal tour guide, you will take a West lake boat cruise to explore the famous Hangzhou West Lake-which is one of world UNESCO Sites. West Lake Cruise West Lake is just like an ancient traditional Chinese painting inviting you to step in. Cruising West Lake leisurely, not only enables you to enjoy the beautiful view of West Lake from a difference angle, but also help you fully sense the feelings of ancient Chinese and get a glimpse of modern Hangzhounese.

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Later, visit the Lingyin Temple: The Lingyin Temple, west of the lake, stands at the foot of the Beigao Peak and faces the Feilai (Peak That Flew Here) Peak across a stream. With many old trees, groves of bamboo, and quiet and beautiful surroundings, the Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous temples south of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River.

Lingyin temple, commonly translated as "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China. Despite some damage inflicted by red guards during the Cultural Revolution, the temple and grounds escaped much of the wholesale destruction that other temples in China suffered because of the protection of Premier Zhou Enlai. Today the temple is thriving, though most of the thousands of visitors who come do so for sightseeing and not for religious reasons.

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After visiting the Lingyin temple, walk from the back door of the temple to the Amanfayun Village: Amanfayun is located in Fayun Village near the Lingyin and Yongfu Temples...Amanfayun has a totally zen atomosphere, surrounded by 7 temples and a buddhist academy. People come to Amanfayun for its serenity and tranquility.

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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!

After lunch, you can take a short walk in the tea village and taste a cup of real Longjing Green Tea. As an important and the largest production base of Longjing Tea in Hangzhou, Meijiawu Tea Village is the best place for sightseeing, combining farmhouses and tea culture for locals, it is features Quiet, relaxing and refreshing place, full of tea plantation.

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The last stop is The Song Dynasty Imperial Street: The historic Hefang Old Street, located at the southern end of Yan’an Road and the northern foot of Wu Shan Hill in Hang Zhou, A few hundred meters from the West Lake, you can find the  Qinghefang Ancient Street in a 13-hectare area. It is the last classical-style area in downtown Hangzhou, with its own distinct cultural features, including Chinese medicine, tea, local snacks, antiques, folk customs and cultural relics. Qinghefang Ancient Street is one of the oldest streets and is the only well persevered antique historic street in Hangzhou City. It derived from the Southern Song Dynasty and became prosperous in the Qing Dynasty.

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After the tour, drive you to Hangzhou train station and return Shanghai by train. You will be taken back to your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement) once you arrived in Shanghai.

Optional Activities

We provide off the beaten track Hangzhou activities as below to enhance your tour experience. You can choose some of them to customize the above tour. Or if time permits, you can add one or two of them in the above itinerary (Only additional entrance fee required. And some are free charge of entrance fee).

Morning Market & Breakfast Experience   Cost for Breakfast: within 20RMB Per Person
If your hotel doest not provide breakfast or you are a foodie and want to taste real Hangzhou. This is a great chance to see how Hangzhou wakes up by experiencing the tastes, sounds and local way of life. Get whisked through Hangzhou's old streets, alleys and morning market with our local guide to eat the most authentic breakfast at places we know and you can't find on your own.

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Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus   Free Charge
Feeling the local dating culture at Wansong Academy where the locals take part in the blind date fair "Chinese Matchmarking Day".Here attracted over thousands of young singles and their parents. ( Available on each Saturday morning)

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Westlake Sunset Watching at Chenghuang Pavilion   Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Follow our guide to climb up to the Cheng Huang Pavilion where is the one of the best locations for admiring and photographing the sunset on Westlake.

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Local Wet Market Visting    Free Charge
Do you want know more about local life? Come with our guide to visit the local wet market. To most locals, wet market is a destination for freshest produce while it is a must-see attraction for a cultural experience to tourists.

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Local Family Visiting    Free Charge
If you are interested in local culture and life style, we can arrange local famliy visting to sip famous Longjing tea, learn how to cook local food as well as taste Hangzhou cuisine. Local residents will invite you warmly to experience Hang-style life.

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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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Monti Pier
Reviewed on 19 January 2020

The Shanghai to Hangzhou day trip is a must-do for anyone visiting Shanghai. Our guide, David, was incredibly knowledgeable and flexible in terms of working with our preferences about what to see. The West Lake was perfectly serene and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Highly recommend!!

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Alejandro
Reviewed on 30 November 2019

Alex took me and my friend around in Hangzhou for a day trip from Shanghai. We visited the west lake, green tea plantations, the celadon museum, and the Leifeng tower. Taylor spoke very fluent English. He also knew a lot of culture background and interesting anecdotes behind the sight seeing places. I would strongly recommend him to tour in Hangzhou.

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Thiery
Reviewed on 30 November 2019

Had a great time in this trip - was a really good way to spend a day outside of the city. Alex (our guide) was brilliant the whole time and was extremely accommodating to what we wanted to do at every opportunity- would highly recommend!

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Linda E Owens
Reviewed on 24 November 2019

Our private guide, Bonnie, took us to the most beautiful and authentic spots in Hangzhou! An ancient Buddhist temple next to a mountain with many holy statues carved in the rock, picturesque tea villages with tea plants in terraces embracing the mountains to the horizon, and the grand finale at the lake with the lotus plants and forested beaches, a great day indeed!

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Cecilia G
Reviewed on 12 November 2019

We went to Hangzhou by bullet train with a fantastic guide named Tommy. The entire trip was from the minute Tommy picked up us the hotel lobby and later back to our hotel in Shanghai was so well organized I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to visit Hangzhou from Shanghai.

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