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Private Day Trip to Hangzhou and Xitang Water Village from Shanghai

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    What to Expect
    Meet your private guide in your hotel lobby at 8.30am and hop in a taxi to Hongqiao Train Station where you will enjoy a high-speed bullet train ride to Hangzhou. On the way, admire the countryside landscapes and learn more about the culture and history of the Yangtze River region from your guide.

    Upon arrival in Hangzhou, take a walking tour around the famous West Lake, as your guide shares stories about the legends of the West Lake and Lady White. Enjoy a tasty local lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), then continue your trip with a visit to the Meijiawu green tea village. Stroll around the plantation and learn more about the growing, harvesting, and processing of the tea. Then, visit the beautiful Zhongzhu Temple, which dates back over 800 years.

    Arrive at the Xitang Water Village around 4pm (an around 1.5 hour drive), in time to watch the sunset. This ancient water village has a history of over 2500 years and you can stroll around the cobbled streets, admiring the old buildings, bridges, and canals. Your guide will also point out the locations where the movie Mission Impossible 3 was filmed in 2005.

    Before heading back to Shanghai, perhaps choose to have a romantic dinner at a riverside restaurant in Xitang (own expense). After dinner, stroll around the popular West Street to browse the boutiques and handicrafts shops, and admire the illuminated town. 

    Your tour ends around 8.30pm and you'll be dropped back at your hotel in Shanghai.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Your centrally located hotel in Shanghai
    Inclusions
    • Private guide service
    • A comfortable Buick car with private driver service in Hangzhou
    • Free 4G wifi available during the tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Xitang Ancient Town
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expense
    • Food and drinks
    • Private transfer from Shanghai Hotel to Hongqiao Airport
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Passport name, number and nationality is required at time of booking for all participants (for getting your bullet train ticket in advance)
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Lunch and dinner are at your own cost
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 10 November 2017

    This day had it all: bullet train, boat ride on a lake, hike up a tea plantation hill, lunch in the countryside and a water village! I had personally done a multi-day tour around Shanghai years ago, but the all in one day option is...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
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    Reviewed 6 November 2017

    This was a fantastic long day. Miki met us at our hotel and took incredible care of us for the entire day. All our train tickets and many incidentals were looked after, so we didn't have to worry about organising anythign which we really appreciated....More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    1  Thank mubbly
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