Hangzhou, China
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clock-o12 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

The dream-like beauty of West Lake led to Hangzhou's nickname as the "Heavenly City." Tour Hangzhou's top attractions, including the West Lake area and the Meijiawu Tea Farm, alongside a private guide on this day trip from Shanghai, which includes transportation and optional tour upgrades for lunch and entrance fees.
  • Instant Confirmation
  • All-inclusive Tour
  • Private day trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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l
, Jun 2018

Great one-day trip to Hangzhou with a knowledgeable and charming guide.

B
, Jun 2018
We are a group of four from Australia. It was our first trip to Hangzhou. Before making our decisions, we had done some research and read about Hangzhou. During this tour, we had covered - UNESCO World Heritage site, West Lake, tea farm and sample the village lunch, lastly the Hefang Street. These places are beautiful and truly met our expectations. Sunny was our tour guide. She did a fantastic job and made this tour effortless and stress-free. She took the initiative in contacting us even before the start. Sunny is fluent in English and knowledgeable. Her bubbly character made all of us very comfortable. Our experiences were excellent from start to end. When visiting China, do not missed out Hangzhou. We highly recommend Sunny Tour.
C
, Apr 2018

Rita was our guide for this tour and she was great! She met us right on time and was very knowledgeable about both Shanghai and Hangzhou. She took us to a wonderful restaurant across the street from the tea growing hillside where we watched them picking the tea leaves. We loved the bullet train ride, too. Highly recommend both the tour and Rita!

J
, Nov 2017

We booked this private tour for a party of 3 (two seniors, one adult) and had a wonderful time!  Sunny was very friendly, knowledgeable, and spoke English very well.  During the train ride to Hangzhou, she would point out sights and was very informative on what to expect on the tour itself.  At the Linyin Temple, she was an excellent guide and made history entertaining.  Next we had a homecooked lunch at a local tea house/restaurant.  Sunny did the ordering after asking us for our preferences.  Everything was delicious.  We wanted to buy some Dragon Well tea we had at lunch so Sunny helped us get higher quality tea at a good price.  Then we made our way to West Lake, where we walked around while Sunny provided additional insight into its history.  Unfortunately we visited in November, when none of the flowers are in bloom.  The lake was still lovely, and I can only imagine how much more picturesque it would be during the spring!   Lastly, we walked down Hefang Street, window shopping at the various goods and foods being displayed.  After another bullet train ride back to Shanghai, we were driven back to the hotel.  The highlight of this tour was definitely the Linyin Temple and Sunny herself!

S
, Nov 2017

We are very happy that we have booked this tour. The guide is very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English. She answered all our questions and was also flexible with the itinerary as it has been drizzling the whole day. Like all tours, she brought us to places to buy local produces, but at least not very pushing like some others. At the end of the day, we asked her to recommend some good restaurants in Shanghai, and she even dropped us at the door step at one of them. The two restaurants she recommended are really amazing and we have enjoyed our dinner very much for the next two days.

C
, Nov 2017

Take this Tour! We enjoyed going to the tea plantation and taking in the sights. Our lunch at the local tea planter's restaurant was very good. The vegetables were fresh and when we requested for mushrooms to take back home, the owner was more than happy to sell us their kitchen's stock. Our guide Lily was very knowledgeable and helpful. When we wanted to climb up all the way to the top of the mountain temple, she gamely took us even if it was a long way up. Make sure to go up the top, the view was amazing!! Plus our 4 year old adored Lily. She really is very good with children. The bullet train trip was also fun. It was nice to travel like a local. Definitely a must book tour!

P
, Sep 2017

It's simple: Do not think, just book this tour you won't regret it. We visited very beautiful places and had a very nice meal. Although I was very skeptical about Asian food in general, she persuaded me to try chicken feet and many other things. I now can confirm that the dishes really tasted great. :- At least for me it seems that the Chinese dishes have in terms of tastes even more in common with Swiss ones than with many other European meals, although I didn't expect that. So it was a perfect experience in which I also could learn very much about the Chinese society and public transportation system. And one word for her organisational talent: It was incredible how smoothly she all the transportation and visits handled.
And for those who are still considering the booking:
I was after three tours with them able to use the Chinese metro network, the bicycle renting service, the Chinese keyboard on my phone to send some simplified Chinese characters around the world, ....
What else could you possibly expect after such a short period of time?

A
, Aug 2017

My wife and I decided last minute to take this tour and we had a quick response from Viator rep. Ms. Sunny. She was very professional and detail oriented tour guide. She even taken care of our special request for a vegetarian diet. Fro hotel to rail station and from there to sites in Hangzhou and back to hotel was a wonderful experience. Sunny was like a family member and took us around and gave us the history lesson of every site. We enjoyed the tour and will highly recommend the Viator and guide Sunny.

L
, Jul 2017

Sunny is an outstanding guide and put together an outstanding day trip for us. Highlights included bullet train ride from Shanghai to Hangzhou and back, seeing many cultural sites and visit and great lunch at tea farm. Drivers and cars both in Shanghai and Hangzhou also were first rate. Overall, we had a tremendous and memorable day. Highly recommended. When I return to Shanghai or Hangzhou, I will hire Sunny again.

W
, May 2017

This was a fantastic tour to Hangzhou thanks to my excellent tour guide, Sunny. She saw to every detail to make the tour a fantastic experience. The trip to and from Hangzhou on the high speed bullet train was very exciting. The train is comfortable, clean and on time and we reached speeds faster than 300 km/hour. The crowds at West Lake were large because it was a national holiday but it did not deter me from having a great time. We visited an amazing Buddhist monastery with a magnificent temple. Sunny explained everything I needed to know in a thorough manner. But by far the highlight was lunch at a genuine Chinese tea house. Sunny ordered some wonderful food and we sat on the veranda and sipped hot, fresh green tea. It was a wonderful day and experience of Hangzhou.


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