Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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From $275.00

60 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Take this full day private excursion to visit the beautiful “Heavenly City” Hangzhou and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery on the West lake area and learn the local famous tea culture at the splendid tea farm and the famous Buddhist culture in Linyin temple, stroll along the old Hefang pedestrian street showcasing a variety of Chinese crafts and local snacks, travel with your local knowledgeable guide from Shanghai and experience the advanced Chinese bullet /fast train ride.

What's Included

2nd class round trip fast train fare

Entrance fee to Linyin Temple and Peak flying from far(Only if "All incluisve Tour is booked"

Experienced driver with air-conditioned comfortable car

Great private guide

Hotel pick up and drop off (downtown Shanghai hotels only)

Local tasy lunch ("If "All Inclusive Tour" or "Tour with Lunch" is booked)

What's Not Included

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

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 88

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for your fast train ticket reservation)
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) before the scheduled departure time, you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, you will receive a 0% refund.

What To Expect

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Your professional guide will pick up you at your Shanghai hotel in the morning,travel in the comfortable vehicle to Shanghai train station and enjoy 1-hour fun ride on the modern bullet train to Hangzhou.
As exclusive private tour, your itinerary is flexible and can be fully customized around you. Following is the sample itinerary, please feel free to discuss with your guide if you want to make changes during the tour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lingyin Temple
Upon arrival , start your wonderful tour at Linyin scenic area.As the saying goes, a visit to Hangzhou without visiting to Linyin Temple is not a complete trip. Here spend time to explore the charming area and different complex of the temple with various buddha status while learning the fasinating local religious culture, custom and wisdom from your guide.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Fei Lai Feng
In addtion to visit the famous temple, you will also visit Peak flying from afar (Fei Lai Peak), a pure limestone mountain carved with 330 different stone Buddhas from 9th to12th century by the monk who lived in the temple. Rated as largest and the best-preserved Buddhist grotto in southern China. Marvel at the exquisite workmanship from the ancient times.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Longjing tea fields
Next ,head to beautiful Lonjing tea villiage , here take a break and taste the famed local green tea , savor a delightful local lunch at home made restaurant. Your guide will help recommend the dishes based on your own dietary requests. After lunch, take a short walk up the tea plantation. Enjoy the amazing view of the vast green garden and learn about the tea picking and culture.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

West Lake (Xi Hu)
Continue your afternoon tour to the UNESCO site at West Lake (Xihu), regarded as the “golden name card “of Hangzhou and famed for the beautiful natural scenery, historic and cultural relics. Visit some of the top ten attractions along the lake, walk in the lotus flower park, enjoy the fabulous picturesque view while learning the charming history and well-known folklore. Set your cameral ready and capture the wonderful pictures along the lake. You could also choose to take a relaxing boat ride on the lake to fully appreciate its charm and tranquility.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hefang Street
Then, travel to one of the oldest pedestrian streets -Hefang Street (designed in Southern Song-Dynasty), which showcases a variety of interesting Chinese crafts, local snacks and street food. Check out the colorful markets, a great place to shop for souvenirs for families or friends. Here you could also have a quick visit to the local popular flower, bird, and pet market.

If you have been to the above-mentioned attractions, you may substitute to other sites such as Leifeng Pagoda, National Tea Museum, Yuewang Temple , Liuhe Pagoda depends on the time you have.

After the wonderful excursion, take the return bullet train back to Shanghai with your guide with the convenient drop off at your Shanghai hotel or other downtown area as per your request.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Sunny tours
GuyKa12, 11-04-2020
excellent tour operator. everything went according to schedule. the tour was very interesting and the giude's English was very good. All the family enjoyed. Highly recommended.
Wonderfull day in Hangzhou
Ronaldo B, 26-01-2020
If you have time in Sanghai, you must visit Hangzhou and Suzhou and do it with Sunny Tours. Our guide was Annie. She was so friendly and helpful, always talking to us about Chinese culture. Annie picked us up at our hotel and we went to Shanghai Hongquiao Railway Station. About one hour later we arrived at Hangzhou. Linyin Buddhist Temple was the first place we went and it could not be better. Wonderfull carving stones inside caverns, followed by a big buddhist temple. Then, we had lunch at local restaurant, in front of tea plantation - nice view. Surely, pure traditional green tea accompanied our lunch: delicious. In the afternoon, West Lake was our destiny. Serenity, tranquility walk along the pathways, seeing pagodas, temples - relaxing. The weather was good and we decided for a boat ride: magnific. We just have to thank Annie for an wonderfull day in Hangzhou. A must do tour, when visiting Shanghai.
Fantastic final day in China!!
Nic1998, 12-01-2020
Lily picked us up from our hotel in Shanghai and we were off for a day long adventure to dreamy Hangzhou. The entire process was seamless - from communication before the trip, to transfers and site visits the day of. Lily is an absolute joy. Not only did we learn about Chinese history, we walked away with a truer understanding of the Chinese culture and a new friend. Highly recommend this tour company.
Excellent private tour to Hangzhou
PCG76, 10-01-2020
The trip started off with Lily picking us up from our hotel in Shanghai and off to the train station for our trip to Hangzhou. Upon reaching Hangzhou, Lily brought us to our first stop, the famous West Lake. Sadly, the weather was gloomy and raining. We were not able to take a boat ride and have to settle for a walk along the lake. After that, we went to the nearby Grandma House restaurant for our lunch. The lunch was very good and we enjoyed it very much. Next, we visited Lingyin Temple to learn about the Buddhist culture and followed by Hefang street for souvenirs and snacks. Overall, the tour is very good as the pace was relax and our guide, Lily is very knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. She speaks English very well and is always so cheerful. Kudos to Sunny Tour and Lily!
Wonderful private trip at hangzhou
vinz_sy, 02-01-2020
It was a amazing trip. Driver picked us from hotel and drop us at the bullet train for trip to hangzhou with our guide Annie. Annie is a wonderful guide. She guide us to Linyin temple, take some photo, after that we go tea plantation for lunch. Its a good taste. After that we go to west lake, it was a very beautiful place, recomended to visit.
Annie also very friendly and would offer to take photo of us. She also tell us where is a good spot for taking photo. Suddenly We request go to fly zoo hotel for taking a look and Annie take us to there.
We really enjoyed this trip. Hangzhou is a great place to visit

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