2-Day Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai
Home to a famous fairyland West Lake, Hangzhou is gloriously decorated with sweeping green hills.
This 2-day tour collects the essence of the charming scenery around the West Lake and renowned historical sites. Enjoy the gondola cruise on the gorgeous West Lake is a great way to escape from the “noise” of the city.
The most interesting part is enjoying a Chinese tea ceremony at Meijiawu.
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- Cruise on West Lake
- Stroll at Lingyin Temple
- Explore Buddhist caving at Flying Peak
- Get on Chenghuang Pavilion to have a view of the West Lake
- Learn about authentic interesting tea processing
- Cruising on Jinghang Grand Canal
- Draw a picture on a paper umbrella
- Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou (5-star ) / Zhejiang International Hotel (4-star ) / Culture Plaza Hotel (3-star )
Pick up from your hotel in Shanghai and transfer to Railway Station to board the train to Hangzhou. Meet your Hangzhou local guide upon arrival.
Your tour guide will drive you to the pier for taking a cruise boat on the West Lake, the West Lake is reputed for charming scenery, and a multitude of historical sites.
When cruising above the peaceful lake, you can enjoy a complete view of the West Lake on your boat and feel the gentle ambiance of Hangzhou.
After the 3-hours boat trip, you will visit Chenghuang Pavilion at Wushan which is 1 km from the West Lake. It’s an optimum spot to get a birds eye view of Hangzhou and West Lake.
You can have a brief lunch as the tearoom and coffee shop are available for leisure enjoyment here.
In the afternoon, move on to Lingyin Temple, one of the most prestigious Buddhist monasteries in China. It's an extremely beautiful environment that is serene and suitable for "Soul's Retreat”.
Flying Peak, is located at the side of Lingyin Temple. With a collection of more than 300 exquisite Buddhist carvings dating back to the Five Dynasties and Yuan Dynasty.
- Breakfast and lunch
Today, you will spend the whole morning visiting the dragon well tea plantation in Meijiawu Village to explore the authentic Chinese tea culture.
Local farmers will teach you to pluck fresh tea leaves properly and show you the detailed process of stir-frying tea leaves.
you can have a chance to watch the tea ceremony performance, including tea making, tea manners, and the proper way to drink tea. Lastly.
enjoy a great lunch of local cuisines offered by the tea family.
In the afternoon, you will start cruising on the Jinghang Grand Canal, which is the earliest and longest artificial waterway in the world. Cruising on the canal does give you an opportunity to see the authentic life of ordinary people.
After a 30-minute cruise, you will visit Xiangji Temple. It’s a wonderful and large temple from the 4th century, combining traditional architecture and modern art.
The last stop is the oiled paper umbrella workshop, a craft center where you can experience making an oiled paper umbrella. Here the oiled-paper craftsman will teach you how to draw a picture on an umbrella and you can take this meaningful souvenir back home.
After the tour, we will transfer you to Hangzhou Train Station and a train ride back to Shanghai.
- Entrance fees.
- Meals are listed in the itinerary.
- Private transfers.
- Private English-speaking guide and driver.
- Hotels are listed in the itinerary.
- Service Charge & Taxes.
- China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
- Luggage Transfers.
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