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Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train

From $95 per person
Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train
  • Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train
  • Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train
  • Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train
  • Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train
  • Hassel-Free Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai By First Class Seating Bullet Train

Tour Style:
Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private door to door day tour. This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Hangzhou. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, you'll immerse yourself in its world renowned natural, historical and cultural features.

Duration: 12 hours

West Lake(Boat Cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion

Pick-up point:
Hangzhou Train Station, Your hotel in Shanghai downtown

Finishing point:
Hangzhou Train Station, Your hotel in Shanghai downtown

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Alipay, Wechat

Available: Daily


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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou day tour from Shanghai by bullet train
  • Today's Activities: West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingying Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: L

1) Elevate your experience with our exclusive services! Not only do we provide morning pick-up services from your Shanghai hotel to the train station, but we also offer convenient afternoon drop-off services from the train station back to your hotel. Please ask for this service if you need. 

2) Enjoy the luxury of seamless travel! Let us take care of your round-trip train tickets through our efficient online booking system. Once your reservation is confirmed, we'll send you the booking number. With this number and your passport, enjoy the privilege of priority access at the train station, ensuring a smooth and stylish travel experience.

Embark on a captivating one-day journey in Hangzhou with the convenience of our pick-up service at the train station. Look for our guide and driver displaying the distinctive "Your Way Holiday" welcome sign, signaling the beginning of your immersive exploration. The itinerary unfolds as follows:

Your Way Holiday In Hangzhou

Your Hangzhou adventure commences with a serene boat cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its natural beauty and cultural significance. Accompanied by our knowledgeable guide, you'll navigate the picturesque waters, surrounded by lush landscapes and iconic pagodas. Learn about the historical tales and cultural anecdotes associated with West Lake, gaining a deeper appreciation for its role in Chinese literature and art.


Your journey continues to Lingyin Temple, one of China's most celebrated Buddhist temples nestled amid lush surroundings. Accompanied by our guide, unravel the spiritual significance of this ancient temple, dating back to the 4th century. Explore the intricate carvings, serene halls, and sacred artifacts, as our guide provides a window into the rich tapestry of Chinese Buddhism and cultural traditions.


Savor an authentic Chinese lunch at a carefully selected local eatery, curated to showcase the diverse flavors of Hangzhou cuisine. Your guide will assist you in navigating the menu, ensuring a delightful culinary experience that complements the cultural richness of your day.

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

Following lunch, the tour takes you to Meijiawu Tea Plantation, where you'll immerse yourself in the art and culture of traditional Chinese tea. Our guide will navigate you through the tea-making process, from cultivation to brewing. Experience a tea tasting session, gaining insights into the nuances of tea varieties and the cultural significance of tea in Chinese history.


Continue your exploration with a visit to Cheng Huang Pavilion, a historical site that offers panoramic views of Hangzhou's landscape. Your guide will share stories about the pavilion's architectural heritage and its role in the city's history. Capture breathtaking views of Hangzhou and learn about the cultural context that has shaped Cheng Huang Pavilion over the centuries.


As the day unfolds, our guide and driver will accompany you back to the train station, ensuring a seamless and comfortable conclusion to your Hangzhou experience. Relish the memories of a day filled with natural beauty, cultural insights, authentic cuisine, and the personalized touch of "Your Way Holiday."

Optional Activities

We provide off the beaten track Hangzhou activities as below to enhance your tour experience. You can choose some of them to customize the above tour. Or if time permits, you can add one or two of them in the above itinerary (Only additional entrance fee required. And some are free charge of entrance fee).

Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus   Free Charge
Feeling the local dating culture at Wansong Academy where the locals take part in the blind date fair "Chinese Matchmarking Day".Here attracted over thousands of young singles and their parents. ( Available on each Saturday morning)


Westlake Sunset Watching at Chenghuang Pavilion   Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Follow our guide to climb up to the Cheng Huang Pavilion where is the one of the best locations for admiring and photographing the sunset on Westlake.


Local Wet Market Visting    Free Charge
Do you want know more about local life? Come with our guide to visit the local wet market. To most locals, wet market is a destination for freshest produce while it is a must-see attraction for a cultural experience to tourists.


Local Family Visiting    Free Charge
If you are interested in local culture and life style, we can arrange local famliy visting to sip famous Longjing tea, learn how to cook local food as well as taste Hangzhou cuisine. Local residents will invite you warmly to experience Hang-style life.


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How Our Teams Serve you at Your Way Holiday

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. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.
7. Train Tickets: Round Way First Class Seating Train Tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and back.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.
6. Round Way Transfer Service in Shanghai.

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Reviewed on 04 April 2023

I had an amazing time on the Hangzhou One-Day Tour from Shanghai! The tour guide was friendly, and knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into the history and culture of Hangzhou. We visited West Lake and explored the beautiful gardens and temples. The boat ride on the lake was a highlight for me. The lunch provided was delicious and a great opportunity to try local Hangzhou cuisine. The train tickets were booked online and we got the tickets easily at the train station with our passports was SO easy. I would highly recommend this tour and HANGZHOUPRIVATETOUR to anyone visiting Hangzhou!

Reviewed on 19 January 2020

This tour took us out of Shanghai to the picturesque city of Hangzhou that lived up to expectations. On the way out of the city our guide Sharon met us at our hotel and helped us navigate the Shanghai train station. Once in Hangzhou our private car whisked us away to the West Lake, the old temple and the city god chenghuang tower where we got amazing views and even better pictures. The lunch the tour company set up was the best we have had while in China. This is a great tour and tour company. Highly recommend Hangzhou day trip from Shanghai if you have one more day free in Shanghai.

Morgan Renee
Reviewed on 06 December 2019

Prompt response to emails..delivery of train tickets to hotel, pick up service efficient and on time. Vehicles used clean and extremely comfortable...
Met at Hangzhou station by Sharen our guide for the day.
Wonderful day ...boat trip, walk through gardens , lunch in a village all capped off by Sharens amazing knowledge and commentary skills.
Her passion and love for her home town is evident.
I have been on many tours but have never been so impressed with the guides overall knowledge.
Scenery absolutely spectacular.
Flexibility of the tour was also impressive..
Our family by 2pm was extremely tired ..we have had some massive days.
We elected to cut short our tour..Sharen went over and above trying to organise earlier train tickets for us, she also was prepared to book us into a hotel for a couple of hours as she was worried about our long staff at railway station.
I could not believe her care of us.
We were all disappointed to cut the trip short but still managed to acquire an amazing wealth of knowledge passed onto us and a desire to return one day to revisit Hangzhou
Highly recommend this trip..

Mr. Dennis Frederick Haegele
Reviewed on 16 November 2019

Highly recommended! Our tour guide, Nancy, was incredibly knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful. We had a great time exploring sites including Ling Yin temple, West Lake and the urban areas of Hangzhou as well as try delicious local food! Our guide Nancy made the trip very easy and very special for us. She went far beyond her responsibilities and even bought a present and a cake for my stepmother's birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed her. Our driver was excellent as well. He was always early and made good suggestions in heavy traffic. He was very friendly, very happy and spoke some English very funny. I'd highly recommend both of them to my friends.

Ms. Christine Marie Turner
Reviewed on 16 November 2019

We had a great time going to Hangzhou frm Shanghai with Tommy. The train ride from Shanghai to Hangzhou was a great experience. We enjoyed the delicious local lunch and seeing the tea village, westlake, and the shopping street! Tommy was very knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. Our driver's skill were most impressive. Would recommend this trip to others!

Maria Cristina
Reviewed on 15 November 2019

I cannot say enough good things about this trip! The boat ride was a very relaxing escape from the city. Lunch was delicious and I got to pick exactly what I wanted from a large selection of choices. Our guide Tommy was friendly, helpful, and informative. And he can really help us avoid the crowds during the bsy weekend!!! Thanks for the lovely day!

Mr. Charles Thomas Collenberger
Reviewed on 14 November 2019

We went as a group of 6 work colleagues and had a fantastic time from pick-up to drop-off at our hotel in Shanghai. Everything was very well organized (Round way train tickets, tour guide, lunch, transfer in the city) and Tommy managed to avoid the big crowds, affording us a very relaxed time. We can only recommend!

James Dowden
Reviewed on 28 October 2019

We booked our trip to Hangzhou through Hangzhou Private Tour based on the online reviews. They picked us up in Shanghi and took us to the high speed train. Then Nancy met us at the train station with our driver in Hangzhou. The day was FANTASTIC and we would give Nancy 10 stars if it were an option. She is extremely knowledgeable and spent the day filling us with so much knowledge. We started with a tour and boat ride of the West Lake. Then we visited the Lingyin Temple which was beyond spectacular. Nancy educated us the entire time we visited the sites at the temple. When I didn’t think it could be any better...we went to a tea plantation enjoyed a proper green tea ceremony. I could go on and on. It was so special the way Fiona taught us how to pick, dry, store and experience green tea. My children are 8 and 10. We all had a fantastic day. The only downside...we only booked one day in the Hangzhou area. You should really spend two days with Nancy to see all of the highlights of this vibrant region. One day is doable but you will regret not spending two days .

Lizzy and Dan
Reviewed on 08 October 2019

My wife, 12 year old daughter and I had such an interesting and fun day exploring Hangzhou from Shanghai by the high-speed train with our guide Boonie. The day started and ended very easy with a hotel pick up and drop off. The temples and mountain scenery were really beautiful to explore, lunch at the tea farm was very delicious, Probably one of our favorite meals actually. We also really enjoyed walking around the lake and found it to be very relaxing and scenic. We really appreciated also spending the day learning about the area and China in general from our interesting and fun guide Bonnie. We highly recommend this tour!

Karl Dutton
Reviewed on 02 October 2019

I had been to Shanghai twice.But this time I decided to a day trip visit to Hangzhou from Shanghai by train.
Tour started with the pick up service from our hotel in Shanghai.
Our guide Boonie is very knowledgeable and communicated effectively .
She takes the initiative to contact the participants before the tour to finalize details which is appreciated.
She makes the tour interesting by her upbeat personality.
A bullet train ride and a tour guide to Lingyin temple, with tea garden and a good Lunch (Vegetarian Chinese on request) were
absolutely fine. A visit to west lake was stunning.
We totally enjoyed the tour and it was paced out well.
We would highly recommend her and would take another tour with her again if the opportunity arises.
She is very nice and very engaging and in both English & Chnese langugaes.
She is an excellent tour guide.


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