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Private Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

  • Experience Hangzhou’s West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy the exclusive attention of your own private translator-guide
  • Taste Longjing tea, explore Lingyin Temple, and shop on Hefang Street
Private Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train
From US$142.60
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Guide and Local Taxi Only
Private guide service and local taxi fare during the tour are inclusive. (Round trip train fare, lunch and entrance fees at your own cost)
All Inclusive Tour
Round trip fast train fare, entrance fee to Linyin temple, tasty local lunch, private guide, driver and door to door private transfer service are all inclusive

Outside of scenic West Lake itself, Hangzhou’s main attractions are hard to access by public transport—and communicating with taxi drivers is tough. Take life easy with a private guide to help you navigate the city’s signature sights. Upgrade to include lunch, a private driver, door-to-door round-trip transport, and entrance fees.

What to Expect

Greet your guide at your Shanghai hotel and ride the bullet train to Hangzhou. Begin with a visit to Lingyin Temple (upgrade to include entrance fees) with its rich Buddhist carvings, many of which date back more than 1,000 years.

Next, continue to a tea farm to taste some of the Longjing (Dragon Well) green tea for which Hangzhou is famous. After a lunch on Hangzhou specialties (included if you upgrade), learn about tea culture as you hike through the rice fields.

No visit to Hangzhou would be complete without exploring UNESCO-listed West Lake. Soak up the views as you wander among lotus, pagodas, and bridges.

Finally, shop for souvenirs on Hefang Street before your guide escorts you back to your Shanghai hotel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hangzhou Tour

Just perfect tour in lovely and gorgeous region, only 2 hours out of Shanghai with new and fast bullet train! Very committed, very nice and very professional guide SUNNY, who gave best insights in this fantastic region, where Marco Polo and Temples as of 1500...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Fascinating and Fun Tour!

My wife, 12 year old daughter and I had such an interesting and fun day exploring Hangzhou with our guide Sunny. The day started and ended very easy with a hotel pick up and drop off. The temples and mountain scenery were really beautiful to...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile
Sunny on a rainy day 🌤

Our tour guide Sunny gave us an awesome adventure day!! She was on time, organized, and very knowledgeable of their history. We started by visiting a beautiful park with 331 Buddhas carved into the stone leading up to a temple. We were so impressed by...More

1  Thank ashDawn
Reviewed 28 April 2018
Fantastic Time

A friend and I booked this day trip to Hangzhou to add on to a group tour of China. The experience was excellent from start to finish. Lily was our guide and she did a great job. We really enjoyed the day with her and...More

1  Thank SJD1223
Reviewed 9 April 2018
wonderfull expeience with Ms Sunny and Lingyin Temple

I had been to Shanghai twice.But this time I decided to a day trip visit to Haunzhou with Viator. Tour started with good smile of Ms Sunny with a sunny day who came to pick us. She is very knowledgeable and communicated effectively . She...More

2  Thank Ashok A
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21 May 2018|
Response from SJD1223 | Reviewed this property |
It takes between 60 and 90 minutes from Shanghai on the bullet train. The day trip takes about 10 hours. If you have a private guide, I believe that you could extend the trip, although I felt like saw everything I wanted to... More