2 Days Private Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai

Code: HZ06
From $369 per person Free Inquiry
  Trip Highlights
► Make an unforgettable private travel experience.
► Lose yourself in the serene ancient water town.
► Take a boat to appreciate the charming West Lake.
► Have a chance to explore the unique tea culture.
Day 1 Shanghai - Wuzhen - Hangzhou
Wuzhen Water Town
This 2-day Hangzhou tour from Shanghai will start with the Wuzhen Water Town. To get there, you are going to take a high speed train from Shanghai to Tongxiang by yourself. We will reserve the train tickets for you and send the booking record to you in advance. You only need to show your passport to board the train. You will arrive at Tongxiang Railway Station in around 30 minutes. Our guide and driver will pick you up at the train station and then transfer you directly to the Wuzhen Water Town.

Wuzhen is an ancient water town with a history of over 1,300 years and it captures the heart of numerous visitors by traditional residences, various elegant bridges, and crisscrossing water alleys. Here you can also feast your stomach with local cuisines at snack shops or restaurants at your own expense. Our guide is willing to offer you some recommendations.

In the water town, you can see the antique houses spreading along the bank of the river. Different with other water towns, some of the houses along the river extend to the river surface, which is called “water pavilion”. This is a unique feature of Wuzhen. It shows the close contact between the local residents and their river.

After spending a nice time in Wuzhen, we will take a comfortable drive to the downtown Hangzhou and check in a hotel for the night. Today's Wuzhen tour from Shanghai ends here.

  Day 2 Hangzhou
It is well-known that a Hangzhou tour is not complete without visiting the West Lake. This morning, our guide will come to pick you up at the hotel lobby at the appointed time. Then we will head for the renowned West Lake and a boat trip on the lake is arranged for you to take in the scenery. With lush hills as its backdrop as well as pavilions, bridges, and plants mirrored on the water, the West Lake is full of beautiful scenes at every corner. Please have your camera ready.

After disembarking, you will be accompanied to the view shoals of carps at the Flower Harbor. Continue our visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village to enjoy the tea plantation. It is said that the tea growth in the region around Meijiawu is the best because of the soil and the weather. It’s serene once you hike far into the fields. Walking down the hill is probably not easy as climbing up. Sports shoes are recommended. Besides, it is better to bring long sleeve shirt and trousers if you travel there in summer as mosquitos may be a problem. 

At noon, you may have a meal at a nearby restaurant by yourself. Your guide will give you some advice for local famous food. Then we will continue this private Hangzhou tour to the Peak Flown From Afar Scenic Area to appreciate around 340 deliberate stone carvings and sculptures. Climb over the peak and we will arrive at the Lingyin Temple which is the oldest temple in Hangzhou with a history of over 1,700 years.

In the late afternoon, we will conclude this 2-day Hangzhou tour package with the Six Harmonious Pagoda built on the hilltop during the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127) by the wide Qiantang River.

After the visiting is over, our guide will escort you to the airport or railway station and see you off. Bon voyage!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
HangzhouSofitel Hangzhou Westlake Zhongwei Sunny Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Train fare of Shanghai/Tongxiang
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by nittaya from THAILAND | Nov. 16, 2017 15:03Reply
What bus i should take from Pinghai Rd, Huachen International Hotel, to Hefang Street?
Answers (1)
Answered by Black from UK | Nov. 16, 2017 21:27

Well, you should walk west for 5 minutes to Longxiangqiao Station and take metro line 1 to Linping. Go out from Exit E and take Bus 780 to Chaoyang Xinyuan, and then walk north for 5 minutes to Hefeng Street.
Asked by G_G from THAILAND | Aug. 19, 2017 11:55Reply
How to get Jinhua from Hangzhou airport?
Please tell any choices to get Jinhua?
I'll be a new student at Zhejiang normal U. So I would like to know how can I get there from the airport? If I get there by direct bus, can I get with many stuff? Thank you so much for your reply.
Answers (1)
Answered by Jenny from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 21, 2017 02:22

Direct intercity buses are available at the airport and you can surely take many luggages onboard. Take one and get to Jinhua South Bus Station. Then take bus no. 330 to the university.
Asked by Kwan from THAILAND | Jul. 27, 2017 05:47Reply
How to use the combo ticket for Xi zha and Dong zha ?
I will arrives to wuxhen at 14.00 on 25/07/2017 and have a plant to go to nanjing at afternoon at next day.
If i buy a combo ticket for travel, I would like to use it first for xi zha area on 25/07/2017 and use it for dong zha area on next day, Is it possible?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lisa from POLAND | Jul. 27, 2017 20:46

As I know, this combo ticket is only valid in one day. In this case, you are advised to visit Dongzhai first, which usually takes around 4 hours. Then you can book a hotel in Xizha, so you may have enough time to visit Xizha.
Asked by MOONROSE | Jun. 18, 2017 09:29Reply
Bus from Pudong Shanghai Airport to Hangzhou?
Two of us are arriving from UK on a Saturday in August at 10am - do we need to pre-book tickets for the long-distance bus from Pudong to HZ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank from UK | Jun. 19, 2017 01:55

No, you can buy the tickets when you arrive there. The bus departs at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 16:40, 17:20, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00 and the entire trip will take about 3 hours.
Asked by ell | Apr. 10, 2013 03:25Reply
hi there! i will visiting your country in June this year and my flight arrival and departure in Hangzhou. What is the best suggestion for me to do within 9 days during my vacation? Which part will be interesting, less costly and safe to visit?
Answers (1)
Answered by Karen | Apr. 10, 2013 19:59

Hi, you may visit Hangzhou and surrounding places, such as Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai. If this is your first time to come to China, you are advised to visit Beijing, Xi'an or Shanghai, which are the most popular destinations worth your exploration.
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