Shaoxing Day Tour from Shanghai

Shaoxing Weekend Trip from Shanghai
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Shenyuan Garden
Trip Highlights:
► Visit the must-see sights of Shaoxing with professional English-speaking guide.
► Ride a boat on the serene and beautiful lake to fully enjoy the scenery. 
► Explore China Rice Wine culture by visiting the first Museum focusing China Rice Wine. 

This morning please get to the railway station and take a train from Shanghai to Shaoxing by yourself. We will book 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. During the 1.5 hours train journey, you can enjoy the suburb scenery along the way. Upon arrival, your guide in Shaoxing will pick you up at the railway station and begin this private Shanghai-Shaoxing day tour immediately. 

The first stop today will be Lu Xun Native Place. Shaoxing is the hometown of a great writer, Lu Xun (1881-1936), whose works have made a profound influence on people's mind even today. The Lu Xun Native Place is a must-see site on most visitors' Shaoxing itinerary. Not only can you walk around the museum to learn his stories and historical background of this site, but also enjoy quaint and simple old folk houses, such as Lu Xun's Former Residence, Sanwei Study, Baicao Garden, and Lu Xun's Ancestral Home.

Continue our visit to Shenyuan Garden. It is the only remained classical garden built during the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279) in Shaoxing. There, a great patriotic poet of that time, Lu You, made his tragic love story into a poem and inscribed it on the wall. There is also a display hall telling stories of this great poet. Shenyuan Garden is now a garden of love in local people's eyes. Once you enter the garden, you will see a lot of wind chimes with love words on them swaying in the wind. 

For lunch break, your guide will give you some advice and you can try to explore local flavor by yourself. 

Begin afternoon visit with the China Rice Wine Museum. Shaoxing rice wine is a distinguished name in Chinese rice wine. Being dedicated to the culture and production of rice wine, the Museum comprehensively displays the profound history and cultural essence of rice wine. 

Then we will come to the East Lake Scenic Area. The lake is famous for picturesque scenery of sharp and peculiar cliffs, deep gorges, and dark green ponds. Have a chance to take a local black-roof boat to flow through these gorges. En route, you will pass by many distinctive caves, among which the Cave of Fairy Peach and the Cave of Mr. Tao are the most wonderful sites. Standing on the bank, the mouth of the Cave of Fairy Peach is just like an ordinary gate, but if you get closer, the gate together with its reflection on the water form a giant peach, and hence the name. The Cave of Mr. Tao is so narrow that only allows one boat to pass at a time and visitors can only see a thread of sky above.

At the end of the trip, we will escort you to Shaoxing North railway station to board a train back to Shanghai. It's time to say goodbye and we hope you have spent a nice day!

Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Price Includes
  • High speed train fares of Shanghai/ Shaoxing/ Shanghai (second class seats)
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
Why Travel With Us

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Questions & Answers
Asked by Mr.Highfill | Mar. 15, 2011 19:16Reply
Once I leave customs at Pudong Airport, where is the ticket office for the Maglev train located? When I get off the Maglev train, can I take a taxi from Longyang Road to my hotel near the Bund, the Astor House Hotel??
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.James | Mar. 16, 2011 00:51

After you reclaim your luggage and arrive in the Passenger Pick-up Hall, walk to end in the left and get upstaires. you will see the sign showing Maglev Train there. After the long passage, you will get to the Maglev train hall. Yes, suggest you take a taxi, for there is no direct subway to the hotel or nearby places and hard to find bus close to the hotel.
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