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A Day in Hangzhou - Tour from Shanghai

Instant confirmation Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Mar - 30 Nov: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

  • Duration

    10 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Shanghai

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


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.


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.


  • 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


  • Drinks
  • Tips

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

Customer Reviews

  • Tamara Frigot

    The quality of the food served in the restaurant was poor and made me sick and the driver wasn't very responsive to the need to take a toilet break

    Australia 10/15/2015
  • Mr Alexander Tavan
    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...

    Australia 06/12/2013
  • Mr Robert L Crook
    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...

    United States 04/14/2013

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