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Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Trip for Serenity,Nature,and History

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From $105 per person

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: 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

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(includingThree Ponds Mirroring the Moon), Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

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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After that, you will visit the Guo's Villa (Guo Zhuang). It is the best existing traditional private residence in Hangzhou, built in late Qing Dynasty. With a mountain in the back and the west lake in the front, the garden is known as "Number One Garden of the West Lake" thanks to its tranquil environment, well-preserved buildings, and tasteful landscaping layout.

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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!

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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After tea testing, move to Bamboo Lined-Path at Yunqi. 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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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, 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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Anita G
Reviewed on 23 January 2020

I booked a day tour from Shanghai to Hangzhou with Shanghai Private Tour and am very satified. The team were quick and flexible with their responses and co-ordinated hotel pickup, train tickets, transportation and lunch,etc very well. It was my first trip to Hangzhou and I enjoyed it very much.

David was my guide on this private tour. He was a good storyteller and super efficient. This is something I greatly appreciated-besides being on a short time budget in Hangzhou, it was super cold that day. I very much appreciated not having to wait for the car during pickup drop off at all sites. Lunch was at a local tea famer house with authentic Hangzhou food, which was the best food I've had in China so far. Overall a great tour experience. Highly recommended.

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Jeff
Reviewed on 19 January 2020

Sharon was our tour guide. She did an excellent job showing us around. The lunch was excellent at a tea house. Her English is excellent and she is very knowledgeable! We would like to thank all the staff at China Private Tour, our guide and driver, as without your highly professional attitudes and wonderful suggestions we would not have enjoyed our trip to hangzhou from shanghai as much as we did. We trust your company implicitly and we look forward to using your company again.

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Lesle-Anne
Reviewed on 07 December 2019

We are a family of 5. Myself and my husband and our 3 daughters (aged 11, 11 and 5). We would like to have a return bullet train ticket from shanghai and a tour in Hangzhou. Can you please assist.
Regards
Lesle-Anne

Replied:22 April 2020

Dear Lesle Anne,

Thanks for your inquiry for our service. We sent you the details by email. Thanks! 
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Steve Brazier
Reviewed on 30 November 2019

We had a very spontaneous trip with no plan and our guide Alex was able to show us the must see sites in HangZhou such as the West Lake, the temple, Longjing tea plantation & village. He was very informative and could tell us all about an area's history and current events. The fast train ride from Shanghai to Suzhou was a great experience as well. Highly enjoyed it.

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Tony Merriman
Reviewed on 12 November 2019

We had a brilliant day with Tommy visiting Hangzhou. Our journey started being picked up at our hotel in Shanghai for a quick trip to the train station. We hadn't had breakfast yet so Tommy helped us chose some typical morning options to eat while we were waiting for the train to depart. For starters, taking the bullet train was half the fun, watching the countryside flash by at high speeds and allowing for more time in Hangzhou. Highlights of the trip were viewing the lovely tea fields and tea tasting outside of town, visiting the private ancient garen and walking along the famous and beautiful West Lake at sunset. As a private tour, I was able to customize to trip to fit my timing and interests so we were able to spend more time at the temple. Tommy speaks excellent english, he was extremely knowledgeable and gave us so much wonderful history of the sites we visited and the city. The quality and value for money of our tour can only be described as excellent and we would have no problem recommending Shanghai Private Tour and Hangzhou to any interested travel to China.

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