Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on a private full-day tour from Shanghai. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see some city attractions, such as Faxi temple. 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, the region’s most famous product. Finally, enjoy a scenic boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake before returning to Shanghai.

Itinerary

This is a private, full-day trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou. After you are picked up in your hotel lobby in the early morning, you will take a bullet train to Hangzhou. This is the fastest way to Hangzhou and you can experience train speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour.

Your tour begins at one of Hangzhou’s signature sites, the West Lake. Enjoy a lake cruise to see the top ten West Lake scenic views. You will then be taken to experience the wonderful cuisine of Hangzhou at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit Faxi temple, a well-known Temple dating back to the Jin Dynasty. See its famous wooden Buddha. Here, you will see fewer tourists and more locals.

Finally, enjoy a cup of green tea when you visit the famous Longjing village to see wild fields of Longjing tea bushes where the locals produce the world famous green tea- Longjing Tea. In the village, all locals are tea farmers and you will see the entire procedure of making the famous tea and will get the chance to taste the best quality emperor tea.

Afterwards, you will take the bullet train back to Shanghai and you will be returned to your hotel.

For a group that has more than 4 pax, please contact us for more information.

Inclusions
  • Entrance fees (sites mentioned in the description)
  • Lake cruise
  • Longjing tea tasting
  • Lunch Professional
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

  • Round-trip bullet train tickets (approx. 180RMB – USD $25)
  • Personal expenses Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your local operator will contact you to confirm the exact pick up time once the train ticket reservation is made (for private group)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • For small group tour option, minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Passport photocopy is required at time of booking for all participants (for your train ticket booking)
  • Hangzhou day tour from door to door is approximately 11 hours.
Departure point
Your Shanghai city hotel
Departure time
7am or flexible for private group
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Duration
11 hours (approx.)
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Private Tour For 1 Person Private tour. Minimum 1 person per booking. Lunch, entrance fee, boat ride, tea tasting. Private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Round trip bullet train fare is at your own cost. From USD  $499
Private Tour For 2 People Private tour. Minimum 2 people per booking. Lunch, entrance fee, boat ride, tea tasting. Private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Round trip bullet train fare is at your own cost. From USD  $279
Private Tour For 3 People Private tour. Minimum 3 people per booking. Lunch, entrance fee, boat ride, tea tasting. Private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Round trip bullet train fare is at your own cost. From USD  $238
Private Tour For 4 People Private tour. Minimum 4 people per booking. Lunch, entrance fee, boat ride, tea tasting. Private guide and transfer service are inclusive. Round trip bullet train fare is at your own cost. From USD  $199


For a group that has more than 4 pax, please contact us for more information
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