1 Day Hangzhou City Sightseeing Tour from Shanghai (Private)
West Lake Cruise Sightseeing, Red Fish Pond, Feilai-Feng Grotto, Linyin Temple.
Tour Code: SP009 Tour Duration: 8:00-19:00
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Pivate car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch.
Highlights Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Hangzhou, a city shrouded in history and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Shanghai. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, gain fascinating insight into China’s most esteemed tea at Meijiawu Tea Village; cruise on the idyllic and inspirational West Lake; and marvel at the alluring architecture of the Six Harmonies Pagoda. Explore the historical highlights and cultural delights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city on this all-inclusive tour, during which lunch, round-trip transportation and entrance fees are complimentary.
Tour Itinerary After pickup from your Shangahi hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, relax during the scenic 3-hour drive to the splendid city of Hangzhou. Listen as your knowledgeable guide sets the historical scene and offers insight into the 2,000-year history of the city.
On arrival, begin your exploration at the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), a majestic masterpiece that towers at a height of 196 feet (60 meters). Admire the distinct architecture and the picturesque surroundings before visiting an informative museum beside the pagoda.
Next, venture to Meijiawu Tea Village to discover some of the world’s finest tea varieties; capture photographs of the verdant sprawl of plantations then experience the art of a traditional tea ceremony for important insight into Chinese culture. Revitalize with a traditional lunch then head to the luscious landscapes surrounding West Lake, a beautiful body of water that has inspired poets and artists from around the world.
Board a boat and cruise the shimmering surface, admiring the temples, pagodas and mountains that pepper the shores. Disembark at Red Carp Pond to absorb the botanical beauty of the gardens, and then trace a picturesque trail through an area named 9 Creeks and 18 Gullies. See meandering streams and quaint refuges while listening to an engaging narrative about the region’s rich heritage.
When your enriching excursion draws to a close, relax during the smooth journey back to your Shanghai hotel, where the tour concludes.
Included in Tour Price Downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off service
Private car or minivan with driver
Private English-speaking tour guide
Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
Not included in Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information 1. Notice before Departure: The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 9:00pm that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13811004692)