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Private Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Take this full day private excursion to visit the beautiful “Heavenly City” Hangzhou and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery on the West lake area and learn the local famous tea culture at the splendid tea farm and the famous Buddhist culture in Linyin temple, scroll along the old Hefang pedestrian street showcasing a variety of Chinese crafts and local snacks, travel with your local knowledgeable guide from Shanghai and experience the advanced Chinese fast train ride.
Highlights
  • Pack visits to Lingyin Temple, West Lake, Hefang Street, and a tea farm into one day
  • A private guide gives you more personalized attention than you’d get on a shared tour 
  • Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as train fare provided for a stress-free day
  • Choose to upgrade to include private transport, lunch, and entrance fees
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your Shanghai hotel and ride the bullet train to Hangzhou. Begin with a visit to Lingyin Temple (upgrade to include entrance fees) with its rich Buddhist carvings, many of which date back more than 1,000 years.

Next, continue to a tea farm to taste some of the Longjing (Dragon Well) green tea for which Hangzhou is famous. After a lunch on Hangzhou specialties (included if you upgrade), learn about tea culture as you hike through the rice fields.

No visit to Hangzhou would be complete without exploring UNESCO-listed West Lake. Soak up the views as you wander among lotus, pagodas, and bridges.

Finally, shop for souvenirs on Hefang Street before your guide escorts you back to your Shanghai hotel.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was truly a wonderful trip to Hangzhou. Our guide Lily was amazing! Very knowledgeable and great fun. She adapted our day to our needs. We cruised the beautiful lake, saw tea plantations and a magnificent temple. This tour takes you away from the hustle...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jennytheodotou
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Meeting Huanzhou in the company of Lily, our guide, was really spectacular. It is a city with a lot of charm, many green areas, ideal to escape one day from the skyscrapers of Shanghai. Our guide was really spectacular. He speaks English very well, very...More

Thank aneikat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice one-day excursion that you shouldn't miss if you have a day to spare in Shanghai. Our guide Lily was friendly and professional, good job! Sunny Tours proved to be a reliable agent, they organised everything at very short notice and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Car1965
Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

Rita was an excellent guide, very informative and very helpful. We changed the return time due to dinner reservations in the evening but Rita was flexible and very obliging. The tour was great, the temple worth a visit, an excellent vegetarian lunch at our request...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

We booked a whole day tour to Hangzhou and another city with Sunny Tours and it is was amazing! Our tour guide, Lily, she is really fun and knowlegeable. She speaks English very well and has a good photography skill. Moreover, she knows how to...More

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We were in China (Shanghai area and an hour outside by high speed rail. We found the temperature perfect. We went to a famous monastery. There was a little village near the monastery that had second floor outdoor seating... More
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It's best that you explain your situation in advance to the Tour Company when you book this Tour so that they factor in slower walking and rest stops for you. The attractions visited during the Tour have a lot of places that... More
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