Private Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By Bullet Train

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Overview

This is private day tour departure from Shanghai to Hanghzou. Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. Marco Polo described it as "one of the most beautiful cities in the world", it is also ranked as one of the most scenic cities. Hangzhou's beauty is not only for the most famous West Lake but also the hidden scenery spots in the mountains. In this tour we will guide you to discover Hangzhou’s natural beauty and to feel the peacefulness and spiritual relief, it is a journey of Love, Eat and Pray.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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This is a private, full-day trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou. After you are picked up in your hotel lobby in the early morning, you will take a bullet train to Hangzhou. This is the fastest way to Hangzhou and you can experience train speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour.

Your tour begins at one of Hangzhou's signature sites, the West Lake. Enjoy a lake cruise to see the top ten West Lake scenic views. You will then be taken to experience the wonderful cuisine of Hangzhou at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit Faxi temple, a well-known Temple dating back to the Jin Dynasty. See its famous wooden Buddha. Here, you will see fewer tourists and more locals.

Finally, enjoy a cup of green tea when you visit the famous Longjing village to see wild fields of Longjing tea bushes where the locals produce the world famous green tea- Longjing Tea. In the village, all locals are tea farmers and you will see the entire procedure of making the famous tea and will get the chance to taste the best quality emperor tea.

Afterwards, you will take the bullet train back to Shanghai and you will be returned to your hotel.

Please note: We do have 2 tour options for you.
Option 1: Private tour which means the tour is only for your group and you will have private car service with you all day in Hangzhou. 
Option 2: Small group tour which means  other travelers will join the tour together. We will only provide private car service if the group reach minimum 3 travelers. Otherwise we will use Premier cab instead. 

Inclusions for Private Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By Bullet Train

  • Entrance fees (sites mentioned in the description)
  • Lake cruise
  • Longjing tea tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Private Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By Bullet Train

  • Round-trip bullet train tickets (approx. 180RMB - USD $25)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Generally the pick up is 7am in the morning. The time is fixed for small group tour

For private group that you may request for late pick up and it should be writen in special requirements at the time of booking. The late pick up time will be 8:30am. Please note the tour from door to door is 11 hours. Therefore you will back late if you departure late. 

We will book your train tickets in advance. We  automatically book 2nd class train tickets for you unless you require to upgrade your seats at the time of booking. Round trip 2nd class is 28USD, 1st class is 45USD, Business class is 85USD.

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

For small group tour option, minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Passport photocopy is required at time of booking for all participants (for your train ticket booking)

All travelers have to bring the passport with you on the travel date

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The tour used Dimmi for transport, so the guide spent a lot of time on the phone organising pickups. A bit of hard sales pressure at the tea house. Lake cruise ok but smoggy. Seeing the tea fields was interesting. Lunch at local farmers included being given dishes then left alone.

  • Hangzhou was a highlight and not to be missed. The tour is very well organised and we used every minute of that day to the fullest. What an Amazing place!

  • To start off Viator says we must contact our local guide to ensure local pickup at a hotel and only gives a phone option to do so. We only had phone data service so wasn't able to call the number, but luckily the number popped up in WeChat where our guide confirmed everything was all good. My only criticism is that we should be able to do everything online prior to the tour - but not our tour guides fault at all. Our guide, Cindy, met us at the hotel and picked us up in a private car. It was a small tour of just me and my wife, so Cindy stayed with us the entire time. We did everything in the itinerary, so I don't think I need to rehash all of that - but it was a really good trip and we both felt like we were visiting Hangzhou with a knowledgeable friend. Next time I am in Shanghai I will definitely see what other tours are available!

  • Had a very enjoyable day at West Lake and Hangzhou, picked up at our hotel on time then high speed train to Hangzhou, a cruise on West Lake and a Buddhist temple visit plus an extra highlight was lunch at a farmers house. We also visited a tea farm and learnt about tea farming and had a tea tasting. Beautiful scenery and so peaceful. Back to Shanghai on the high speed train, then delivered back to our hotel. An excellent day trip.

  • Awesome day out. Cindy was very good. Felt more time to do and see. Definitely take bullet Train. Great Experience. Small group tours far better and don't feel like cattle. Awesome.

  • We had a fabulous day. Cindy Wang from Shanghai Advisor Tour was outstanding.

  • A must do trip. We were picked up from our hotel in Shanghai and taken to the train station where the guide purchased our train tickets. The bullet train is worth doing on its own as it was a great experience. It is very organised, efficient and was very comfortable and of course fast! the guide did not get on the train with us but we were met at the other end by a different guide. She organised taxis to take my husband, myself and herself to Hangzhou . We had beautiful weather and did a boat trip across the lake where we then got off and had a walk around. Next was a trip to some Gardens and temples which again was lovely and finally to a tea plantation which was very interesting. We didn't have time for lunch before our train due to the traffic so grabbed something at the train station before we returned back to shanghai. Excellent trip.

  • Cindy,our tour guide was lovely, had a good day. Was so busy tho that we only saw one temple and had to rush around the tea plantation. There was some hard sell in the plantation which wasn and #39;t expected. Paid alot for this tour and I don and #39;t think it was worth the money. Do it tho if there and #39;s a deal on.

  • Excellent

  • Enjoyed the tour, and would especially complement our tour guide Yvon who made the experience all the better. However, the inclusions were not as advertised: 1 There was no private driver to meet us at Hangzhou. We had to catch taxis and use Uber cars to get around, which meant quite some time was spent waiting for pick-ups and 2 There was only one temple visit, not three as advertised.

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