1 Day Hangzhou Sightseeing Tour from Shanghai (Private)
West Lake Cruise Sightseeing, Red Fish Pond, Feilai-Feng Grotto, Linyin Temple.
Tour Code: SP009 Tour Duration: 08:00-19:00
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private 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 a fascinating insight into China’s most esteemed tea at Meijiawu Tea Village; cruise on the idyllic 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 included.
Tour Itinerary After being picked up from your Shanghai hotel in an 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 an 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 unique architecture and 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; take photographs of the verdant sprawl of plantations, then experience the art of a traditional tea ceremony for an important insight into the Chinese tea 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 waters, admiring the temples, pagodas and mountains that are dotted along the shore. Disembark at the Red Carp Pond to take in 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 the 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; Chinese lunch.
Not included in the Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 21:00 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: 13381057840)