Hangzhou Day Tour from ShanghaiShanghai to Hangzhou

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Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, At a Glance, Nature

Hangzhou was once the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty and Marco Polo is said to have called it the finest and the noblest city in the world. Fortunately, much of Hangzhou's rich and interesting history is still on display, and this one-day tour from Shanghai is the perfect way to enjoy some of the area’s top sights.

After shooting over to Hangzhou on a one-hour bullet train ride, your visit will start with a tour around the iconic West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You'll have the opportunity to take in the lake's scenery via a leisurely ride in a traditional painted boat.

In the afternoon, you'll visit the famous Lingyin Temple and nearby Flying Peak, where you can witness some of China's finest ancient Buddhist architecture. Your time in Hangzhou will wrap up with a hike along the Jiuxi Scenic Trail, which affords picturesque views over Hangzhou's green hills and Longjing tea fields.

All of our tour packages can be customized to suit your preferences, so don't hesitate to ask your agent if you'd like to change this itinerary.

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  • Transfer to Shanghai Train Station – bullet train to Hangzhou, around 1 hour, 250-300 km/h
  • West Lake – spend some relaxing time walking around this famously picturesque lake
  • Cruise on West Lake – enjoy a leisurely and scenic cruise around the lake
  • Lunch – local cuisine
  • Lingyin Temple & Flying Peak – one of the most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China, home to numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes
  • Jiuxi Scenic Trail – walk along this beautiful hilltop trail as it winds through Hangzhou's famous longjing tea fields
  • Transfer to Hangzhou Train Station – bullet train to Shanghai

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to include, simply let your agent know
  • Prices vary according to your date of travel and any special requests you might have. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
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