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.
01 Mar - 30 Nov: Sunday, Tuesday and ThursdayDuration
10 hoursStart time
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)
Your hotel in 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.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
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, Australia
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, United States
It was great! The pickup location in Paris was easy to find and the staff was friendly. We just gave them our printed confirmation and waited for the bus. The location of the...Ed Barker, Canada
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
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