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Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train

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Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train
  • Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train
  • Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train
  • Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train
  • Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train
  • Hangzhou Day Tour: Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train

Tour Style:
A Highly recommended Hangzhou Classic Day Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train.Ride on a bullet train form Shanghai to Hangzhou.Enjoy the highlights in the city of Hangzhou in one day. Both authentic local culture and fascinating landscape are included.

Duration: 7-8 Hours

The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise),Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond,Guo Garden,Leifeng Pagoda,and Meijiawu Tea Plantation & Village,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street

Pick-up point:
The Hangzhou Train Station(Chengzhan) & Hangzhou East (Dong)train station

Finishing point:
The Hangzhou Train Station(Chengzhan) & Hangzhou East (Dong)train station

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Travel From Shanghai to Hangzhou By High Speed Train in a Day

  • Place&Transport: From Shanghai to Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Take train from Shanghai to Hangzhou,The hangzhou Westlake(including Westlake Boat Ride), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond,Guo Garden,Leifeng Pagoda and Meijiawu Tea Plantation,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Take train from Hangzhou back to Shanghai
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at the Hangzhou train station(Chengzhan) or the Hangzhou East Train Station (Hangzhou Dongzhan) with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou day tour as below: 

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First, taking a boat sailing on the picturesque West Lake. This is an enjoyable and relaxing way to appreciate the beautiful scenery with its islands, causeways, temples, pagodas and ornamental planting. Different from appreciating scenery on the bank of West Lake, you’ll enjoy the heavenly lake view in another angle, closer and closer. It is not surprised that you’ll become a part of this traditional Chinese painting. West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility.


Later, drive to the Leifeng Pagoda.Leifeng Pagoda stands on Leifeng Peak of Sunset Hill to the south of West Lake, echoing the Baochu Pagoda in the north. It is the oldest colorful bronze pagoda in China. Standing on the top of the pagoda, tourists can appreciate the nearby Jingci Temple, enjoy the landscapes of West Lake, and even see the city of Hangzhou from a distance.Leifeng Pagoda is an octagonal five-storied wood-and-brick pagoda located on Sunset Hill south of West Lake. It’s the landmark of Hangzhou which is of great historical and cultural importance, and noted as one of Ten Scenes of West Lake,as well as has a deep connection with popular legends. 


Next, drive to the Guo Garden : Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa (Guo Zhuang, ??) is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers. 


After visiting the Guo's villa, drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch!

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

Have your Lunch at the restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.( In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You shold go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). We give you the meal options as below:

1) Lunch at Local Tea Farmer's Tea House to know the real life of the local people:And we also can organize tea farmers teach you how to prepare, cook local delicaies if you want to. You can learn how to cook: Beger's Chicken, Westlake carp in vinegar source(Do not be scared, no bones!!! Aha), Lotus root, bamboo shoot...and other many tasty vegetables )

2) At the local restaurants which are popular with local people, such as Grandma's Kitchen, Green Tea Restaurants...And also fancy ones as well, 28 Hubin Road(Top 50 Best in Asia, Jinsha Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel. We are the local, we are the sources. We know many excellent restaurants even not listed on Lonely Planet and some other travel guides.

After lunch, move to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Drogon Well Tea (simplified Chinese: ???; traditional Chinese: ???; pinyin: lóngjing chá), also known as Longjing tea, is a variety of roasted green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title. Meijiawu Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important Dragon tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery. And our guide or Tea Farmer will show you how to pick the leaves, how to fry the leaves and how to drink the best tea in China.


The last stop is The Song Dynasty Imperial Street: Has been renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan, but still leads to the Palace of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127AD). The road that stretches 400 meters (1,310ft) is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others.


After the tour, our tour guide and driver will drive you back to the hangzhou train station and your tour ends. 

Recommded shanghai to hangzhou train schedule for this hangzhou tour: 

Shanghai to Hangzhou
Option1: G7357 Shanghai Station to Hangzhou Station: Depart at 08:05AM and arrive at 09:44AM.
Option 2: The above train will pass the Shanghai Hongqiao station as well, the departure time is: 08:30AM and arrive at 09:50AM at Hangzhou Station.
Please choose one of the above options according to your hotel location.

Hangzhou to Shanghai
G7312 Depart at 18:00 from Hangzhou Station and arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao Station at 19:05.

For more informations about booking train tickets between Shanghai and Hangzhou, please refer to the following link: 

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1-on-1 Travel Consultant
Our travel consultants have been working in local tourism for years, they are professional, experienced and responsible sharing our wealth of knowledge to plan your trip. They will formulate customized tour plan based on your travel interests, time, and budget as well as providing professional suggestions. Beside, they will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned. 

Excellent Local Guides
All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture but also prepared to talk frankly about whatever topic interests you. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town. They’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. 

Private Car and Driver
We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained.(Not over 4 years). Our drivers are are local, polite, friendly and helpful with over 10-year drive experience. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra space for your luggage.

Meals & Dining
If the meals are included in the itinerary. We will take you to the best local restaurants and help you order dishes according to your preference on spot to guarantee that the food is freash not pre-cooked. Some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, your private guide will be still delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local featured restaurants every week based on the online reviews of customers. We have a large selection of different restaurants which cater to the specifications of our customers, and are available to provide various options, such as vegetarian, Muslim, Chinese, Western, Jewish, and Indian restaurants. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars

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
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Michael & Jose
Reviewed on 15 September 2019

We booked a whole day tour to Hangzhou from Shanghai with Hangzhou Private Tour and it is was amazing! Our round way train tickets between Shanghai and Hangzhou were well organized. Our tour guide, Bonnie, she is really fun and knowlegeable. She speaks English very well and has a good photography skill. Moreover, she knows how to take care of us and how to manage the trip pefectly. We were entertained by her during the day and got a fantastic memory in Hangzhou. We definitely use the private tour from this company again for next time we go to China.

Reviewed on 23 August 2019

3 people. From Shanghai. Tomorrow ie 24-Aug

Replied:24 April 2020

We sent you the details of the Shanghai Hangzhou tour by email. Thanks! 

Gerard Willis
Reviewed on 18 March 2019

Nancy was our tour guide. She is organized, attentive, and knowledgeable, making our trip so much more fun than we had expected. She gave us a deep dive into the history and background of Hangzhou.Will definitely recommend to my friends and relatives in the States. Thank you, Nancy.

Reviewed on 13 February 2019

We book a 1 Day Tour from Shanghai by high speed train: Westlake boat ride,Guo villa,Dragon well tea plantation...Our tour guide was Lisa. Unfortunately one of us got a delay caused by the bad traffic in Shanghai to the train station, and late arrived in Hangzhou. Lisa did very fast and flexible in changing the schedule. Lisa rearrange the itinerary, we visit the old street first, then we go back to the hangzhou train station to pick my friend, with out any extra charge. Thank for Hangzhou Private Tour and Lisa. She know the best how to explore the places, how to find fast queue line and find the spot that not crowd with people.

Lesley Jones
Reviewed on 10 February 2019

While traveling to China you must visit Hangzhou (40-minute train ride away from Shanghai). It is an amazing city full of parks and culture, the lake is breathtaking. We were picked-up by David at the train station (he contacted us beforehand to explain the logistics). He was very knowledgeable about Hangzhou, China history, Chinese culture and had very interesting conversations about daily life and modern China. David tailored the tour a bit to our interests, so we visited a beautiful park visited by locals that was amazing. The visit to the tea-plantations and conversation we had with David were a true highlights of the tour. He also showed us how to take the train and where locals go shopping. This tour is highly recommended!

Rita torf
Reviewed on 09 February 2019

Sam and Bonnie were our trip planner.Both of them did a great job taking care of us. It was first rate. The tour was well-designed, very informative, the train tickets were booked very smooth, professional and a lot of fun for us and the kids. This is a FANTASTIC way to see the whole city, especially for any first-timers visiting the city.

I also wanted to tell you how great our tour guide Nancy was. She really did a fabulous job. She was very good with the kids and completely connected with Kalin and Drew. My highest compliments to her – She was excellent.
Thank you again!

Reviewed on 17 January 2019

We booked private day tour from Shanghai by the highspeed train, our English speaking guide, Sharon, is very nice young lady... she explains in details ..... we visited all the places that were stated in the itinerary... no complain on the car and driver too, all gave us a satisfactory services.... One of the highlight was trying out home cooked dishes for lunch, a special arrangement by Sharon.....

Rita torf
Reviewed on 13 June 2018

"We booked our 20th Anniversary Hangzhou trip through China hangzhou Tour and couldn’t have been happier. Every detail was intricately planned, allowing us to just enjoy our vacation together. I was especially impressed with the professional tour guide David that we had, who were all very informative and flexible.And we really enjoyed the fast train ride from Shanghai to Hangzhou which was awesome!I would definitely recommend China hangzhou tour.

Replied:24 April 2020

Dear Rita,

Thanks for booking our Hangzhou Classic Day Tour from Shangai by high speed train.David said he enjoyed the day with you in Hangzhou VERY MUCH!!!And he sent back many nice pictures of you during the day in Hangzhou. We will send it you shortly!!!

Mr. Robert Hosken
Reviewed on 03 June 2018

My wife and I booked this one day hangzhou tour from shanghai by the high speed train, that included meeting us at our hotel in Shanghai and transferred to the shanghai train station,and the round way train tickets. This hangzhou tour itinerary met our requirements, and our tour guide was always reliable, and helpful with his knowledge. There were no worries and it was a great insight into Hangzhou. We would be pleased to again use China hangzhou Tour, and would recommend their services to others.

Reviewed on 03 June 2018

This hangzhou tour from Shanghai by train was wonderful. Our tour guide David was punctual, energetic, intelligent, full of knowledge, very personable and professional. We loved him.

The logistics worked perfectly. The van drivers were all good. The train tickets booking service from China hangzhou tour was very smooth and the high speed train ride from Shanghai to Hangzhou was a great experience.

The restaurant where David took us for lunch was full of local color, the food was excellent, and the price very reasonable. The Lunch at the farmer's house was the highlight of the day tour.

I would be delighted. I would highly recommend China hangzhou tour to everyone!

Thanks again Sam/Bonnie. You were awesome to work with, and I wish I could have met you in person.


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