We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Greet your guide at your Shanghai hotel and ride the bullet train to Hangzhou. Begin with a visit to Lingyin Temple (upgrade to include entrance fees) with its rich Buddhist carvings, many of which date back more than 1,000 years.
Next, continue to a tea farm to taste some of the Longjing (Dragon Well) green tea for which Hangzhou is famous. After a lunch on Hangzhou specialties (included if you upgrade), learn about tea culture as you hike through the rice fields.
No visit to Hangzhou would be complete without exploring UNESCO-listed West Lake. Soak up the views as you wander among lotus, pagodas, and bridges.
Finally, shop for souvenirs on Hefang Street before your guide escorts you back to your Shanghai hotel.
Outside of scenic West Lake, Hangzhou’s main attractions can be hard to access by public transportation—and communicating with taxi drivers is tough. On this tour from Shanghai, travel with a private guide who will handle any language issues and navigation to sights including Lingyin Temple and Hefang Street. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience, and you upgrade to include private transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
All reviewstea plantationwest lakeday tripour tour guidecarvedbuddhahistory
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful trip to Hangzou.
I booked trips for three days with this company and found them to be very efficient and easy to deal with. We were lucky to have Lily our guide for the three days, and on each day we were greeted promptly by her and our...More
Thank Jane H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile
Wonderfull day trip out of the big city
We had a wonderfull day with our guide Sunny, who gave us a good introduction to Chinese history while showing us some beautifull and interesting spots along the way. I highly recommend this trip.
1 Thank Nanna C
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Amazing trip in Hangzhou
Without doubt, Hangzhou is one of my favorite city in China.
Our guide, Sunny, was simply the best. She was able to plan each day in a well-organized pace without skipping on any details. Her knowledge and passion of each attraction left us wanting to...More
1 Thank jessietang2018
New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 July 2018
Wonderful Day in Beautiful Hangzhou
Our guide, Lily, ensured that we had a wonderfully memorable day in Hangzhou. She and the driver picked us up promptly at our hotel in Shanghai and whisked us to the bullet train for the quick trip up to Hangzhou where we spent the day...More
2 Thank marksW2574FM
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Just perfect tour in lovely and gorgeous region, only 2 hours out of Shanghai with new and fast bullet train! Very committed, very nice and very professional guide SUNNY, who gave best insights in this fantastic region, where Marco Polo and Temples as of 1500...More
It takes between 60 and 90 minutes from Shanghai on the bullet train. The day trip takes about 10 hours. If you have a private guide, I believe that you could extend the trip, although I felt like saw everything I wanted to... More
It takes between 60 and 90 minutes from Shanghai on the bullet train. The day trip takes about 10 hours. If you have a private guide, I believe that you could extend the trip, although I felt like saw everything I wanted to see during the one day trip
Are you sure you want to delete this answer?
Book in Advance
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Tour options (2)
All Inclusive Tour
Round trip fast train fare, entrance fee to Linyin temple, tasty local lunch, private guide, driver and door to door private transfer service are all inclusive
Guide with local transport
Private guide service and local uber taxi, round trip 2nd class fast train fare during the tour are inclusive. ( lunch and entrance fees at your own cost)