SH01-06: Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Tour

West Lake - Lingyin Temple - Meijiawu Tea Plantation - Six Harmonies Pagoda
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
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We will book the round-trip high-speed trains between Shanghai and Hangzhou for you and deliver the tickets to your hotel in Shanghai a few days ahead of the scheduled trip. You will take the one-hour train from Shanghai to Hangzhou by yourself in the morning to start your Shanghai to Hangzhou day tour. More information about taking the train is available on our website. We recommend that you read the information to better understand how easy it is to catch the train.
West Lake
Tea farmers picking up tea leaves
Upon arrival, our Hangzhou guide and driver will greet you at the railway station and then escort you to visit the famous West Lake. A boat trip on the lake is sure to be memorable. After that, the private Hangzhou tour from Shanghai continues to the Lingyin Temple where we will spend some time appreciating the profound Buddhist atmosphere. Lunch is not included in our price, but our guide will be willing to give you suggestions. Then we will proceed to a tea plantation to learn about the tea culture of Hangzhou. This Hangzhou day tour from Shanghai will end with a visit to the Six Harmonious Pagoda which stands by the turbulent Qiantang River.

Late in the afternoon, the guide and driver will transport you to the railway station and help you board the train. After returning to Shanghai, you will find your own way back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
West Lake
West Lake undoubtedly represents the beauty of Hangzhou. With rolling hills as its backdrop, this mirror-like lake is surrounded by willows with their branches waving in the wind and dotted by several islets and blooming lotus flowers. West Lake can provide you beautiful scenes for you to photograph from every angle. The joyful sight of the 'Three Pools Mirroring the Moon' is even printed on the note CNY 1.
West Lake looks gorgeous in the misty rain.
Lingyin Temple
This is the oldest temple in Hangzhou with a history of over 1,700 years. It is also regarded as a treasure of the Buddhist culture, housing various historic relics from different dynasties. A maverick monk named Ji Gong (1148 - 1209) was ordained at Lingyin Temple. Our guide will tell you some interesting stories about this renowned monk who usually wore rags , was unkempt, and violated Buddhist commandments.
Visit the Lingyin Temple
Six Harmonies Pagoda
Six Harmonies Pagoda
Built during the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127), the Six Harmonies Pagoda has been guarding the running Qiantang River for over 1,000 years. Seen from the exterior, it is a 13-storey pagoda about 60 meters (200 feet) tall, with an iron bell hung under each of the 104 cornices of the tower. You only need to climb up 7 floors inside to reach the top, which will provide you the best view of the Qiantang River scenery.

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Price Includes
  • High speed train fares of Shanghai/Hangzhou/Shanghai
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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    4.86 Reviews
    Posted on February 26, 2020
    The Shanghai day tour to Hangzhou was leisurely. The itinerary had no intense activity and my grandparents liked it. We spent a relaxing and enjoyable day!
    United States
    Posted on January 20, 2020
    I had a Shanghai day tour to Hangzhou. I had an excellent view of the West Lake by boat. The Lingying Temple possessed many ancient buildings and a quiet environment. I saw many people pray in the hall. Hangzhou was very beautiful and I wanted to go there next time!
    Thien Sergey
    United Kingdom
    Posted on December 12, 2019
    A wonderful Shanghai day tour with good itinerary and considerate service. Great value for money! Hangzhou was a beautiful city with many famous scenic spots like the West Lake. I preferred the interesting stories the guide told us about the beautiful scenery. I also knew a lot about the tea culture in the Meijiawu Tea Plantation. It was a joyful and relaxing Shanghai day tour to Hangzhou!
    Stephen Witt
    Posted on October 29, 2019
    My friends and I were all pleased with the Shanghai day tour to Hangzhou. In addition to the beautiful scenery of Hangzhou, the guide’s detailed explanation and attractive stories added more fun to this trip. This tour was great and worthy to recommend to everyone!
    Erin Zotto
    Posted on September 17, 2019
    The guide was very humorous and got along well with every tourist. She also shared her travel experience with us and I learned a lot. She gave us a detailed explanation of each scenic spot. The whole schedule was tight but everyone had enough rest and free time. The proper transportation arrangement saved us a lot of time. In a word, it was a perfect Hangzhou day tour from Shanghai.
    Paul Brandt
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    Very happy about the Shanghai day tour to Hangzhou! The schedule was tight but not tiring. I will recommend it to more people!
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