Hangzhou, China

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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Visit Hangzhou and a tea village on this private 9-hour trip from Shanghai. Travel to the historical city of Hangzhou and enjoy a cruise on West Lake, admiring the surrounding mist-cloaked hillsides, pavilions, and willows. After a Chinese lunch, explore Meijiawu, a traditional tea farming village nestled in emerald slopes. See the teahouses and sample the local Dragon Well tea before returning to Shanghai. Entrance fees, lunch, and private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private 9-hour Hangzhou and Meijiawu tea village tour from Shanghai
  • Cruise on Hangzhou’s West Lake, famous for its beauty and classical Chinese surroundings
  • Admire the misty hills, pagodas, and willow trees from the water
  • Visit Lingyin Temple, a Buddhist retreat of statues and halls dating to the 4th century
  • Savor a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
  • Tour Meijiawu, a picturesque tea village famed for its Dragon Well tea
  • See the rustic teahouses and taste the fragrant tea at a traditional tea ceremony
  • Private, air-conditioned transport, entrance fees, cruise, afternoon tea, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included
After pickup at your central Shanghai hotel, relax into your private, air-conditioned car or minivan with your guide. Then, set off on your roughly 2.5-hour journey to Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province and one of China’s ten imperial cities.
On route, take in China’s towns and villages, and hear about Hangzhou from your guide. Renowned for its beautiful scenery, this lovely city is eulogized for its West Lake, a dream-like expanse of water framed by mist-shrouded hills.
On arrival, board a sightseeing boat and enjoy a leisurely lake cruise. As you glide over the calm waters, soak in the surrounding scenery of weeping willows, pagodas, and gatehouses, all set against the lush hills and skyline of Hangzhou itself.
After your cruise, continue to the Lingyin Temple, the city’s best-known Buddhist temple and also known as the 'Temple of the Soul’s Retreat.' Nestled in forested hills, this serene sanctuary has origins dating to 326 AD, and houses a magnificent 65-foot (20-meter) statue of Buddha Sakyamuni.
Climb to the temple and explore its highlights with your guide. Admire the elaborate halls, courtyards, and corridors, and view the statues and Buddhist relics as you hear about the building’s history.
After relaxing over a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, travel onward to Meijiawu, a tea farming village cocooned in bright green terraced hills. Composed of more than 500 households, Meijiawu is a famous production area for fragrant Dragon Well Tea, considered one of China’s best varieties.
Take a tour of the village to see its charming teahouses and learn about local tea culture, and stop to taste some of the prized tea at an elaborate tea ceremony.
Finally, return to Shanghai, where your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
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