Described Hangzhou as "one of the most beautiful cities in the world" by Marco Polo, it is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. This private day tour departures from Shanghai to Hangzhou by the high speed train is perfect for sightseeing. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admire the architecture of Hangzhou Old Street, learn about China's most renowned tea at Meijiawu Tea Village and Buddhism Culture, and cruise on West Lake where the views have inspired poets and artists for centuries.
Duration: 10 hours
The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Hangzhou train station (based on your requirement)
Hangzhou train station (based on your requirement)
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Hangzhou is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the People's Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. Located 180 kilometres (112 mi) southwest of Shanghai, as of 2004 the entire Hangzhou Region or Prefecture-level city had a registered population of 6.5 million people. The urban agglomeration of the Hangzhou metropolitan area has a resident population of 3,931,900 as of 2003. As one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years, Hangzhou is also well-known for its beautiful natural scenery, with the West Lake as the most noteworthy location.
Upon arrival in Hangzhou, your guide will pick you up at the exit of Hangzhou train station, you will find a welcome sign "Hangzhou Private Tour".
Our Hangzhou Pick up Sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"
First, take a boat cruise in the westlake, The Westlake-which is one of world UNESCO Sites. West Lake Cruise West Lake is just like an ancient traditional Chinese painting inviting you to step in. Cruising West Lake leisurely, not only enables you to enjoy the beautiful view of West Lake from a difference angle, but also help you fully sense the feelings of ancient Chinese and get a glimpse of modern Hangzhounese.
Later, visit the Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancientBuddhist temples in China. Commonly translated as "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China. Despite some damage inflicted by red guards during the Cultural Revolution, the temple and grounds escaped much of the wholesale destruction that other temples in China suffered because of the protection of Premier Zhou Enlai. Today the temple is thriving, though most of the thousands of visitors who come do so for sightseeing and not for religious reasons.
Next, walk from the back door of the temple to the Amanfayun Village: Amanfayun is located in Fayun Village near the Lingyin and Yongfu Temples. Amanfayun has a totally zen atomosphere, surrounded by 7 temples and a buddhist academy. People come to Amanfayun for its serenity and tranquility.
After lunch, you can take a short walk in the tea village and taste a cup of real Longjing Green Tea. As an important and the largest production base of Longjing Tea in Hangzhou, Meijiawu Tea Village is the best place for sightseeing, combining farmhouses and tea culture for locals, it is features Quiet, relaxing and refreshing place, full of tea plantation.
The last stop is The Song Dynasty Imperial Street: The historic Hefang Old Street, located at the southern end of Yan’an Road and the northern foot of Wu Shan Hill in Hang Zhou, A few hundred meters from the West Lake, you can find the Qinghefang Ancient Street in a 13-hectare area. It is the last classical-style area in downtown Hangzhou, with its own distinct cultural features, including Chinese medicine, tea, local snacks, antiques, folk customs and cultural relics. Qinghefang Ancient Street is one of the oldest streets and is the only well persevered antique historic street in Hangzhou City. It derived from the Southern Song Dynasty and became prosperous in the Qing Dynasty.
After the tour ends, drive you back to Hangzhou train sta
This Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai has been popular with our many clients:
1) We provide Round way Shanghai Hotel-Train Station pick up/drop service, our driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby and drop you off at the entrance of the train station. It's quite easy at the train station with english signs. (Or you can ask for a taxi from your hotel and get a taxi at the taxi line at the train station back to you hotel when you arrive the Shanghai train station)
2) Round way train ticket: 186RMB/per person based on 2nd class seats; 275RMB/per person based on 1st class seats; As for the train tickets, 1), We can help you book the train ticket and delivery it to your hotel. 2) you can book online (www.trip.com) or ask your Shanghai hotel help you to book it
We provide off the beaten track Hangzhou activities as below to enhance your tour experience. You can choose some of them to customize the above tour. Or if time permits, you can add one or two of them in the above itinerary (Only additional entrance fee required. And some are free charge of entrance fee).
Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus Free Charge
Feeling the local dating culture at Wansong Academy where the locals take part in the blind date fair "Chinese Matchmarking Day".Here attracted over thousands of young singles and their parents. ( Available on each Saturday morning)
Westlake Sunset Watching at Chenghuang Pavilion Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Follow our guide to climb up to the Cheng Huang Pavilion where is the one of the best locations for admiring and photographing the sunset on Westlake.
Local Wet Market Visting Free Charge
Do you want know more about local life? Come with our guide to visit the local wet market. To most locals, wet market is a destination for freshest produce while it is a must-see attraction for a cultural experience to tourists.
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