When we talk about Shaoxing, we will never leave out rice wine, Shen Garden, and Orchid Pavilion. But there is definitely much more for visitors. This tour allows you to feel the charm of this most ancient city in the province as you stroll along the rivulets and white-washed homes. Transfers between Hangzhou and Shaoxing and lunch are included.
Meet your guide upon pickup from downtown Hangzhou hotels, then you will head 1-hour to the southern shore of Hangzhou Bay, Shaoxing.
Upon arrival, experience this canal-lined city aboard on a wupeng (black-awning) boat. As the boat slides forward and passing under densely scattered bridges, observe the come-an-go of the locals and bustling bazaars. Get disembark and relax over a Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.
Walk a short distance to Shen Garden in proximity. This ancient garden was once resided by a wealthy businessman surnamed Shen. It features not only gorgeous scenery and exquisite structure design, but also the tearful love story of Song Dynasty (1127-1279AD) poet Lu You and his wife. Continue to Orchid Pavilion, a classic garden in honor of the 4th-century calligrapher Wang Xizhi.
Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off to you hotel in downtown Hangzhou.
-HOUR BY HOUR ITINERARY-
08:00 - 08:30 Hotel pickup 08:30 - 10:00 Transfer to Shaoxing 10:00 - 11:30 Boat cruise along the town 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch time 13:00 - 15:00 Shen Garden 15:00 - 17:00 Visit Lan Pavilion 17:30 Back to your hotel