All-inclusive Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai

11 hr

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It's definitely worth taking on this 11-hour-or-so long private day trip from and to Shanghai to see the most enchanting scenic city in China, e.g. Hangzhou, at which Marco Polo marveled, in the 13th century, and described as "the City of Heaven, the most beautiful and magnificent in the world". This tour helps you make best use of time by optimal mix of transportation methods to see the most representing attractions that Hangzhou can present...
It's definitely worth taking on this 11-hour-or-so long private day trip from and to Shanghai to see the most enchanting scenic city in China, e.g. Hangzhou, at which Marco Polo marveled, in the 13th century, and described as "the City of Heaven, the most beautiful and magnificent in the world". This tour helps you make best use of time by optimal mix of transportation methods to see the most representing attractions that Hangzhou can present for you to perceive the unique charm of the Yangtze Delta of China. You will visit famous Linyin Temple, West Lake, Meijiawu Tea Plantations and many other interesting attractions during the tour.
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Itinerary Details

The pickup is at 8:00 AM at your centrally located (supposed within middle ring) hotel or residence. Then the transportation method is determined by the group size.

For group less than 4 people (be sure to bring passports for purchasing train tickets at railway station), your guide will purchase the bullet train tickets upon arrival to the railway station. No worries about the waiting time because there are so frequent departures from Shanghai that almost every 10 min there is a train leaving for Hangzhou. It only takes 70 minutes on board to Hangzhou, and the rest of transportation of the day is lent to taxi.

If the group size is 4 people or more, you will simply sit in a van for all the transfers (Shanghai-Hangzhou about 2.5 hours single way) throughout the tour. It has been proved by considerable practice that either transportation method takes about the same...
The pickup is at 8:00 AM at your centrally located (supposed within middle ring) hotel or residence. Then the transportation method is determined by the group size.

For group less than 4 people (be sure to bring passports for purchasing train tickets at railway station), your guide will purchase the bullet train tickets upon arrival to the railway station. No worries about the waiting time because there are so frequent departures from Shanghai that almost every 10 min there is a train leaving for Hangzhou. It only takes 70 minutes on board to Hangzhou, and the rest of transportation of the day is lent to taxi.

If the group size is 4 people or more, you will simply sit in a van for all the transfers (Shanghai-Hangzhou about 2.5 hours single way) throughout the tour. It has been proved by considerable practice that either transportation method takes about the same time for the part of transportation in the trip.

At about 10:00 AM, you arrive at the railway station in Hangzhou and then follows the actual sightseeing at the first attraction, e.g. Flying Peak and Temple of Soul's Retreat (Linyin Temple), a rare Buddhist grotto site in southern China and one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in the area.

Afterwards, you will visit the Longjing (Dragon Well) green tea plantations and enjoy some moments of feeling like an integral part of nature brought about by drinking the refined tea by the verdant tea fields. Next, eat a homie lunch of luscious local dishes at a green-encircled restaurant still in the Longjing Village area.

Being in Hangzhou without a visit to West Lake is definitely incomplete. So in the afternoon, you first get to see the scenic West Lake, a now World Cultural Heritage site full of poetic tinge. Before heading back, you will visit the Old Residence of Hu Xueyan, an extremely extravagant and ornate old mansion owned by a legendary merchant with enormous wealth in late Qing Dynasty.

The tour is scheduled to finish by getting back to your hotel or residence in Shanghai at about 7:00 PM.

Important Details

Included
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Hotel or residence (within middle ring road) pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation (private van for group size 4 people or more; otherwise round trip bullet train in 2nd class and taxi)
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Your hotel or residence in Shanghai city (within middle ring)
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your bullet train ticket in advance)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

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Reviewed: October 31, 2019

carolyn b

We booked an all day tour to see the major sights of Hangzhou. Although we were able to see all the sights we were told we were going to see, it was not a well planned day and our guide didn't seem that interested in his job. The guide picked us up at our hotel on time and brought us to the train station. He did not buy our train tickets in advance and when we got the train station the 9am and 10am trains were sold out. We were told that we would have to wait until 11am. Then he asked us if we wanted to come back at 4pm ( it was suppose to be a 10 hour tour). After standing around for 45 minutes some seats opened up on the 10am train and we were able to get on although we could not sit together. When we arrived at Hangzhou we went the former residence of Hu Xueyan. We both felt like our guide had never been there before. He couldn't find the entrance and once inside we had a very unorganized tour. After that we went to lunch where we had to fight for a table, sit with other people and wait 45 min to get our food. Although the food was good we had to eat it fast in order to keep on our timeline. In general we were given little information on the sights, our guide spoke more with the driver than to us and he was always walking way ahead of us like he was always in a rush. We paid around 500.00USD and it was not worth it.