2-Day Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai

Home to a famous fairyland West Lake, Hangzhou 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 to enjoy a Chinese tea ceremony at Meijiawu.

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Per person for 2 travelers

Highlights

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Shanghai to Hangzhou by Train, Lingyin Temple, The West Lake
  • Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou (5-star ) / Zhejiang International Hotel (4-star ) / Culture Plaza Hotel (3-star )
  • Lunch

Pick up from your hotel in Shanghai and transfer to Railway Station for 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 peaceful lake, you can enjoy a complete view of the West Lake on your boat and feel the gentle ambience 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 get a bird eye view of Hangzhou and West Lake.

You can have a brief lunch as 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. Its extremely beautiful environment which is serene and suitable for "Soul's Retreat”.

Flying Peak, located at side of Lingyin Temple. With a collection of more than 300 exquisite Buddhist carvings dating back to the Five Dynasties and Yuan Dynasty.

west lake
West Lake
DAY 2 Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Jinghang Grand Canal, Chinese Oiled-paper Umbrella Painting, Back to Shanghai by Train
  • Breakfast and lunch

Today, you will spend the whole morning to visit 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, 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, 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 the ordinary people.

After 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.

oiled paper umbrella painting
Oiled Paper Umbrella Painting

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