Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai

Private & Custom Tours in Hángzhōu

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Once described by Marco Polo as "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world,” the city of Hangzhou is one of China's leading tourist attractions. Rich in history and culture spanning over 2000 years, Hangzhou made a name for itself in the sixth century when the Grand Canal opened, linking it to other centers of trade. With inviting views and outstanding scenery, the area quickly became popular with artists, poets and painters seeking creative inspiration in this Chinese paradise. Come and enjoy this wonderful full day journey through beautiful Hangzhou, discovering its magic with a water cruise, lunch, Chinese tea history, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience heaven on earth
With its inviting views and outstanding scenery, Hangzhou was described by Marco Polo as “beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world”, it has helped making Hang Zhou one of the leading tourist attractions in all of China. It is a city rich with history and was once the capital of China in the 12th Century. A 3-hour high way drive will you take there. You will first cruise across the West Lake to view unforgettable scenery such as the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai and Su causeways, and Solitary Hill. After lunch, you will also visit Guo’s Villa that is one of the best existing traditional private gardens in the city. Hangzhou is also famous for its Dragon Well (Longjing) tea, your visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village to discover the history of Chinese tea and the tea ceremony. Before turning back to Shanghai, drive through the Qiantang River and overlook the Six Harmonies Pagoda.

What’s included

  • Deluxe Traditional Chinese Meal
  • Main Entrance Fees
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Four Meeting Points: The Kunlun Jing’an Hotel (Former Hilton Shanghai) Concierge;Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World Concierge;The Westin Bund Center Shanghai Concierge;Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai Concierge

What’s not included

  • Optional Gratuities
  • Local transfer if you choose to stay Hangzhou after the tour
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Day trip (destination A to B)