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Shanghai to Hangzhou Day Trip: Dragon Well Tea Plantation and Culture Tour

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From $95 per person

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Traveling Hangzhou from Shanghai by bullet train is a new and fashion way for visitors at present. Hangzhou is noted as the capital of Tea in China and it's endowed with picturesque West Lake, green tea plantation, and lakeside temples. If you are a tea lover and want to learn the tea culture, this Shanghai to Hangzhou day trip for the tea culture will be the pefect one for you.

Duration: 10 - 12 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Longjing Imperial Tea Garden

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai downtown

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai downtown

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Longjing Imperial Tea Garden
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: L

Pick up service is arranged at your Shanghai downtown hotel. Drive you to Shanghai train station to catch the train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, you'll start the tour directly.

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Firstly, you will be taken to famous Hangzhou West Lake-one of world UNESCO Sites. Taking private rowing boat on West Lake to skip the line and appereciate the top ten west lake sceneries and enjoy the tranquil beauty with its islands, causeways, temples, pagodas and ornamental planting.

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After that, you will visit the Guo's Villa (Guo Zhuang). It is the best existing traditional private residence in Hangzhou. It was built in late Qing Dynasty. With a mountain in the back and the west lake in the front, the garden is known as "Number One Garden of the West Lake" thanks to its tranquil environment, well-preserved buildings, and tasteful landscaping layout. 

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Next stop is China National Tea Museum. It is the only national museum which regards tea and tea culture as a subject. It locates at the hometown of the Dragon Well Tea - Hangzhou.It is a modern museum which includes a lot of parts, such as culture revelation, science publicity, science research, academic communication, tea tasting, leisure, etc. 

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After visiting tea museum, drive you to the Tea village in the mountain side and enjoy your lunch at a local tea famer's house that popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals, moreover, you'll have chance to talk with tea famers and know the local life of Hangzhou. (Lunch is include)

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

After lunch, drive you to Meijiawu Tea Culture Village where you can taste a cup of real Longjing Green Tea. Meijiawu is an ancient village with a history of more than 600 years. As an important and the largest production base of Longjing Tea in Hangzhou, Meijiawu Tea Village is ideal place for sightseeing, combining farmhouses and tea culture. The village is features Quiet, relaxing and refreshing place, full of tea plantation.

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The last stop is Longjing Imperial Tea Garden (Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes).Longjing tea was granted the status of "Imperial Tea" in Qing Dynasty by Chinese Emperor Kangxi. Emperor Qianlong was also so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred a special imperial status on those 18 tea bushes. The bushes continue producing premium Longjing tea and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for higher price per gram than gold.

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After the tour, drive you to Hangzhou train station back to Shanghai. You will be taken back to your hotel in Shanghai once you arrived.

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Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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