Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train
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Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on a private full-day tour from Shanghai. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see some city attractions, such as Faxi temple. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragonwell tea, the region’s most famous product. Finally, enjoy a scenic boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake before returning to Shanghai.
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In Brief

Location:
Shanghai, China
Country:
China
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Lunch included
Free drinks included
All entrance fees included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335 China

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: West Lake (Xi Hu), West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000 China

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Longjing tea fields, Longjing tea village, Hangzhou China

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, West of the Hongqiao Airport, Minhang District, Shanghai 200335 China

At the end you will take the bullet train back to Shanghai and you guide will send you back to your hotel

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

  • Lake cruise
  • Longjing tea tasting
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance ticket(temple, tea village)
  • Entry/Admission - West Lake (Xi Hu)
  • Entry/Admission - Longjing tea fields

Exclusions

  • Round-trip bullet train tickets (approx. 180RMB - USD $25)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your hotel lobby in Shanghai city

Ports
shanghai cruise terminal

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Generally the pick up is 7am in the morning. You may request for late pick up and it should be written 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
  • Passport photocopy is required at time of booking for all participants (for your train ticket booking)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on the last 15 recent reviews

Everything was great. Cindy met us at the hotel and got us to the train. We were met in Hangzhou by another guide who did a wonderful tour and both us back to the train at the end of the day.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
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!
• Submitted 13 Oct 2017
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!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2017
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.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
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.
• Submitted 21 Aug 2017
We had a fabulous day. Cindy Wang from Shanghai Advisor Tour was outstanding.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2017
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.
• Submitted 06 Mar 2017
Excellent
• Submitted 09 Oct 2016
Definitely recommend this tour! Walking up to the Faxi Temple was the highlight - but the overall day was just the right combination of sites, sounds, food and information. A walk on the broken bridge, ride on a lake boat, lunch at the Green Tea Restaurant, hike up to and then walking around the upper Faxi Temple, A visit to the green tea village and then a quick stop at the Silk Museum. Skillful leadership by Cindy made all the difference. Her knowledge and ability to easily manage the logistics made it seamless. A wonderful trip.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2016
We wouldn't do it alone in one day, perfect organized - our guide Cindy many thx
• Submitted 14 Jan 2016
We found this tour to be well organized. Enjoyed the Bullet train ride, which greatly reduce the time to get between Shanghai to Hangzhou. Found Hangzhou to be a much larger city than we thought it would be. The temples and the surrounding area were beautiful and very interesting. We were able to tour the temples and park area at our own pace. No crowds when we were there. The local tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. There was much more walking involved in this tour than we thought we would encounter and we were exhausted by the end of the day. Overall a worthwhile tour.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2015
Great day out from Shanghai, if you have some time off, it is a great way to blow off some steam and get away from the city.
• Submitted 14 Jun 2015
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.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
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't expected. Paid alot for this tour and I don't think it was worth the money. Do it tho if there's a deal on.
• Submitted 06 Feb 2017
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.
• Submitted 08 May 2016

In Brief

Location:
Shanghai, China
Country:
China
Duration:
11 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Instant Confirmation
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Lunch included
Free drinks included
All entrance fees included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included