It`s about a 1 hour trip by train from Shanghai to Hangzhou, but it is worth the long trip. Our Hangzhou west lake day tour is designed with historical sites as well as natural landscape. The main highlight is West Lake, which is regarded as a place of beauty in many Chinese poems. A tour in this city will quickly introduce you to it’s stunning natural scenery. Learn why Hangzhou has earned its reputation as “Heaven on Earth”.
* A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Our tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby, the meeting time may vary depending on the train schedule. The train we recommend is G7399 Shanghai Hongqiao/Hangzhou 0910/1011. The local driver will meet you at the railway station after you arrive in Hangzhou. The first stop is TianZhu Buddhist Temple, it is hidden in the hill and surrounded with tea plantations. A stop at green tea plantation is a must, because Hangzhou is the home of Chinese Longjing green tea. Our tour guide will recommend you a local restaurant for local cuisine food at lunch time.
In the afternoon, you will have a walking through Red Carp Park and Su Causeway. A boat trip on West Lake is the highlight of this tour, it ensures you a 360` view of Hangzhou city. Our last stop is Southern Song Imperial Street, it is a pedestrain shopping street in a traditional style. The local driver will drop you off at the railway station at the end.
You will travel back to Shanghai by train, the train we recommend is G7364 Hangzhou/Shanghai 1612/1756. You will travel back to hotel on your own after arriving in Shanghai. Taking you back to hotel is available at your request.