1. China
  2. Zhejiang
  3. Shanghai
  4. West Lake

From Shanghai: Day Trip to Hangzhou in a High-Speed Train

Product ID: 392784
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Get a return high-speed rail ticket from Shanghai to Hangzhou and enjoy a private full-day tour of Hangzhou's best spots. Experience the beauty of West Lake on a boat cruise. Discover the Lingyin Temple, Feilai Feng Grottoes and Dragon Well Tea Village.
About this activity
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Duration: 11 hours
Starting times 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM
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Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from a high-speed train ticket
  • Enjoy an 8-hours tour in Hangzhou
  • Marvel at the beauty of the West Lake
  • Visit the famous Longjing Tea Village
  • Explore one of the oldest Buddhist Temple in China
Full description
Take the train from Hongqiao Railway Station and relax for 1 hour until you arrive at Hangzhou. Enjoy this fast inter-city transport between the 2 cities on a comfortable first-class seat.

Your guide waits for you outside the South Exit of the Hangzhou East Station. Then, its time to enjoy the private car ride to reach the first stop, Leifeng Pagoda which is located on the shore of Xizhao Mountain. 

Visit the scenic West Lake and marvel at the ancient Chinese poet’s favorite spot. Board a boat, cruise for 35-minute over West Lake, and admire the breathtaking views. 

Head to the Flower Harbor, a scenic garden that includes a peaceful pond and peony garden. Find the words left by ancient emperors here.

Enjoy a break for lunch at your own expense, or select the option with lunch included at a local restaurant booked for you.

After lunch, visit the Qiantang River Bridge and admire the largest bridge in Hangzhou. Visit the Feilai Feng Grottoes, where a total of 345 statues are carved on the caves and cliffs along the river, the largest collection of Mongolia's China era Buddhist statues.

Next is Lingyin Temple, which has about 1000 years of history and is commonly literally translated as the Temple of the Soul's Retreat. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes.

Before heading back to Hangzhou East Station for Shanghai, visit the Longjing Tea Village, where the Chinese tea Dragon Well was founded. Take in the fresh smell of the tea and take some great photos.
Includes
  • Return high-speed rail tickets
  • Private air-conditioned car in Hangzhou
  • Private guide in Hangzhou
  • Cruise on West Lake
  • Tickets for Lingyin Temple, Feilai Feng Grottoes and (Longjing) Tea Village
  • Chinese lunch (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
  • Tips (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Board the dedicated train with your passport used to book. The Hongqiao High-Speed Train Station can be reached by Shanghai Metro. Please get off at Hongqiao Station. Your guide will be waiting you at the exit of South Gate, Hangzhou East Station.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
You must arrive at the train station 30 minutes before the departure time
The tickets will be sent to you by email, please check your email inbox including the spamfolder
The local partner books a similar start time you selected, the return ticket will be 10 hours different from the departure time. e.g. if you select 08:00 AM as start time, the return train back to Shanghai will be around 6:00 PM and you will arrive downtown Shanghai around 7:00 PM
Please provide all the required info for the rail ticket booking before check-in, insufficient or wrong info will result in failure of train ticket booking

From US$ 251.09 Per group up to 1

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ZHEJIANG CYTS

Product ID: 392784