This private one day tour takes you from your hotel in Shanghai and shows you Hangzhou's major sights and then back to your Shanghai hotel all in one day.
Hangzhou and the UNESCO World Heritage listed West Lake have been subject matter for countless poets and artists. Hangzhou was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty from 1127 until 1276 when the Mongol invasion occurred. The city's population is estimated to have been as high as one million when it was the capital, making it the largest city in the world at the time. Even Marco Polo is said to have passed through, calling it the finest and the noblest in the world.
What makes this tour special: Although Hangzhou is known as China's billionaire's playground these days, there is plenty of natural scenery and culture to be had. You will also get a chance to see the Chinese countryside on the two-hour drive from Shanghai.