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A Day in Hangzhou - Tour from Shanghai

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Key Highlights

  • Hangzhou is among the ten most scenic cities in China
  • Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony in a tea village
  • Cruise on the beautiful West Lake, once favorite imperial retreat
  • Visit the arresting Six Harmonies Pagoda
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 Mar - 30 Nov: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

    Duration

    10 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0730h (07:30am)
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai.
    (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty and is considered as one of the ten most scenic cities in China. It is a city rich with history and culture, spanning 2000 years.

    A serene cruise on the beautiful West Lake can be an uplifting experience. Held in the embrace of hilly peaks on three sides, this water wonderland was a favorite imperial retreat. No visit to Hangzhou can be complete without a visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village, for a traditional tea ceremony.

    Escape the noise and bustle of the city on this excursion to one of the most charming cities outside Shanghai.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in an air-conditioned coach for a sightseeing tour of Hangzhou. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. The drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou takes approximately 2 hours.

    Arrive in Hangzhou and set out to explore this scenic city.

    The highlights of your tour are:

    Six Harmonies Pagoda: Your first stop is the Six Harmonies Pagoda. Here you will see one of the most striking structures in the city. You will get to visit the charming museum and snap some photos in front of this architectural marvel that was built during the Song Dynasty.

    Meijiawu Tea Village: The next stop will be a visit to Meijiawu Tea Village, for a traditional tea ceremony. See the significance of tea in the Chinese culture.

    Stop for lunch in one of the many charming local restaurants that dot this town and savor authentic Chinese fare.

    Cruise on West Lake: After lunch, the beautiful view of West Lake will greet you. Enjoy a cruise across West Lake to experience peace and serenity like no place else in the Shanghai area. The unforgettable scenery includes Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Bai and Su Causeways, Solitary Hill, and Leifeng Pagoda. The boat ride ends by viewing fish at Flower Harbor. You will have the chance to walk along on Su Causeway, and feed the fish in the Red Fish Pond to prey for the good luck.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Shanghai.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Professional driver
    • Boat tour in Zhujiajiao
    • Transportation tax, tolls, parking fees
    • Admission tickets
    • Chinese style lunch

    Exclusions

    • Drinks
    • Tips
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • A Rewarding Experience

      We started our tour in the beautiful gardens surrounding West Lake in Hangzhou. Despite the rain the beauty of the gardens was a great pleasure. We then spent about an hour on a...

      Mr Alexander Tavan
    • A trip to Hangzhou is definitely worth the time to get there!

      We were pleasantly surprised to find we had our own personal tour this day to Hangzhou. Frank was a wonderful guide who spoke excellent English and had superb manners. The West...

      Mr Robert L Crook