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Hangzhou Classic Day Trip from Shanghai By Train

From $70 per person

Tour Style:
This classic hangzhou day trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train is always the most popular side trip from Shanghai with our customers over the years. Touch what ancient Chinese poets called "Heaven on Earth" by modern bullet train. You will take a 1-hour high speed train to Hangzhou, where you can enjoy boating on the West Lake, appreciate ancient chinese garden close by the westlake, learn more about tea culture at Meijiawu Tea Plantation, and overview the Qiantang River at the The Hangzhou Qianjiang New CBD...

Duration: 6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in shanghai downtown

Finishing point:
Your hotel in shanghai downtown

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

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, Western Union, Alipay, Wechat

Available: Daily

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(includingThree Ponds Mirroring the Moon), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Our shanghai driver will pick you up in your hotel lobby and transfer you to the shanghai hongqiao station. And you will take the high-speed train to Hangzhou.

Upon arrival, our local hangzhou tour guide will happy to greet you at Hangzhou train station with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou day tour as below: 

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Our 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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After that, visit the Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park). This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish. 

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Later, drive to the Guo Garden: Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections: (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers. 

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After visiting the Guo's villa, drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch!

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

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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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After tea testing, move to Bamboo lined path at Yunqi: The forest is breathtaking. It really makes you realise how insignificant you are when you stand next to the bamboo trees towering way above you. You are surprised at how hard the bamboo actually was - no wonder Asian builders use it as scaffolding! The thing really liked about the bamboo forest is the light - even though the forest was dense, it still seemed really light and crisp, because of the fact the bamboo's all green (not like normal trees where the trunk is dark brown). It gives the forest a totally different vibe, hard to explain but it was just fascinating.

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The last stop is The Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD, located in the southeast side of downtown Hangzhou, next to the Qiantang River. It is 4.5 km away from the West Lake Scenic Spot. The central area of the Hangzhou CBD (total area 3.29 km2) will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center. Overall development plans include 650m2 of Grade-A offices, hotels, shopping malls and luxury residences. This place will give you a different impression about Hangzhou and show you the future of Hangzhou.

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After the tour, our tour guide and driver will drive you to  the hangzhou train station, you will take the train from Hangzhou to Shanghai, upon arrival, our Shanghai driver will pick you up at the exit and drive you back to your hotel in Shanghai. 

There are some useful Tips for you to Puchase Train Ticket:
From Shanghai to Hangzhou
Optional: G1508 Shanghai Hongqiao to Hangzhou East Station: Depart at 08:31 and arrive at 09:46

From Hangzhou to Shanghai
Optional: G7312 Depart at 18:00 from Hangzhou Railway Station and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao at 19:01

You can ask your hotel help you book it or you can book it online by yourself. (Recommend Ctrip)

Note: Plz book the train ticket in advance in case sold out, especially on weekend or public holiday.

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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