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Private Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train - with unbiased reviews

Private Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Outside of scenic West Lake, Hangzhou’s main attractions can be hard to access by public transportation—and communicating with taxi drivers is tough. On this tour from Shanghai, travel with a private guide who will handle any language issues and navigation to sights including Lingyin Temple and Hefang Street. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience, and you can upgrade to include private transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
  • Pack visits to Lingyin Temple, West Lake, Hefang Street, and a tea farm into one day
  • A private guide gives you more personalized attention than you’d get on a shared tour 
  • Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as train fare provided for a stress-free day
  • Choose to upgrade to include private transport, lunch, and entrance fees
What to Expect
Greet your guide at your Shanghai hotel and ride the bullet train to Hangzhou. Begin with a visit to Lingyin Temple (upgrade to include entrance fees) with its rich Buddhist carvings, many of which date back more than 1,000 years. Next, continue to a tea farm to taste some of the Longjing (Dragon Well) green tea for which Hangzhou is famous. After a lunch on Hangzhou specialties (included if you upgrade), learn about tea culture as you hike through the rice fields. No visit to Hangzhou would be complete without exploring UNESCO-listed West Lake. Soak up the views as you wander among lotus, pagodas, and bridges. Finally, shop for souvenirs on Hefang Street before your guide escorts you back to your Shanghai hotel.
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Important Information
  • Great private guide
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned comfortable car
  • 2nd class round trip fast train fare
  • Local tasy lunch ("If "All Inclusive Tour" or "Tour with Lunch" is booked)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (downtown Shanghai hotels only)
  • Entrance fee to Linyin Temple and Peak flying from far(Only if "All incluisve Tour is booked"
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees, lunch(if the "all inclusive tour "option is not booked)
  • Hotel pick-up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas, etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will provide instructions on where to meet downtown
  • Optional boat ride in the west lake
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for your fast train ticket reservation)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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dormus-Y wrote a review 6 Dec
2 contributions
We have a great trip at Hangzhou from Sunny Tour. The trip started off by picking us up at the hotel where we head down to catch the bullet train from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The SUV was very clean and spacious and can comfortably seats 4 of us with lots of leg room. We were very
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Date of experience: November 2019
KYee C wrote a review Nov 2019
625 contributions44 helpful votes
I found Sunny Tours in Tripadvisor while doing research for private tours during our visit to Shanghai. I was amazed that most of the reviews were either 4 or 5 stars and decided to contact the company for some information for day tours to Hangzhou and Suzhou. Sunny was prompt
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Ariah G wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
My guide was Freya and she was very sweet and good! I loved this city and the Buddha mountain was amazing! I was a yarn disappointed at the tea plantation just because it wasn’t season so I just saw empty bushes. It was still beautiful but it would have been great to know before
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Date of experience: November 2019
SaintPhinx wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions
Very recommended tour from sunny tour for family even with little kids. Our guide sunny herself is very friendly. She can adjust to whatever we want to do with the tour. Hangzhou itself is a very beautiful city. Old hefang street is very beautiful at night. Xihu lake is a must
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Date of experience: November 2019
Christina M wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions
Our guide, Freya, was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable about the area's history. She educated us on the significance of the Buddhist imagery at Lingyin Temple, told us a folk tale about the pagoda near West Lake, etc. We had lunch at a "restaurant" - little more than a table
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Date of experience: November 2019
Key Details
  • Lingyin Temple, West Lake (Xi Hu), and 5 more
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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