Full day private tour - Hangzhou highlights from Shanghai
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Full day private tour - Hangzhou highlights from Shanghai

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 10 hours
Do this because
  • Take a boat cruise on Hangzhou's magnificent West Lake
  • Explore the splendid Lingyin Temple - the oldest temple in Hangzhou.
  • Walk around Flower Harbor and admire Red Carp Pond
What to expect

This private day trip is customized for travelers in Shanghai with a tight schedule, spend one day to visit the highlights in Hangzhou and to understand its time-honored fame as 'Heaven on Earth'. Escorted by a private tour guide and driver, you will enjoy the amazing scenery at renowned West Lake, visit the Red Carp Pond in the south of the Flower Harbor Park and explore the splendid Lingyin Temple. Your professional guide and driver will escort you to Hangzhou with the fame as 'Heaven on Earth'. Your full-day Hangzhou highlights sightseeing starts here.

Your first stop will be the most renowned Hangzhou landmark - West Lake noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. The entire 5.68 square kilometers water area is surrounded by green hills and divided into many scenic spots by bridges, dykes and ancient buildings, you will take a boat to visit the West Lake and admire its beauty. Then visit the Red Carp Pond – one of the "Ten West Lake Prospects" and view over one thousand red carps. Lunch will be arranged in a well-selected restaurant for you to taste the local food. Then continue to visit the splendid Lingyin Temple - the oldest temple in Hangzhou. The temple was listed for protection as a key historical and cultural site and is considered a leading center for research relative to Chinese Buddhist culture. Follow your guide to explore the profound history, see the delicately painted ceiling with phoenixes and dragons, a number of ingenious Buddha statues, pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. Have a visit to the most famous Hangzhou Longjing Tea (Dragon Well Tea) and learn the tea culture and history.

Afterward, drive back to Shanghai and drop you off at a centrally located hotel to conclude the Hangzhou day trip.

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What's included
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from/to centrally located Shanghai hotels
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Where

Shanghai, China

Meeting point:

During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking

What to remember
  • Please bring your valid passport on the day of travel
  • The duration of the transfer is approximate and will depend on the traffic condition
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
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When
  • Tour operates daily
  • A local guide will pick you up from centrally located Shanghai hotels at 08:30 am
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Provider
YesTrips
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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