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Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train provided by Sunny Tours Shanghai

Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train
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Tour snapshot
Pack visits to Lingyin Temple, West Lake, Hefang Street, and a tea farm into one day
Duration:
10–12 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Outside of scenic West Lake, Hangzhou’s main attractions can be hard to access by public transportation—and communicating with taxi drivers is tough. On this tour from Shanghai, travel with a private guide who will handle any language issues and navigation to sights including Lingyin Temple and Hefang Street. Hotel pickup and drop-off make for a seamless experience, and you can upgrade to include private transportation, lunch and entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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.
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • A private guide gives you more personalized attention than you’d get on a shared tour 
  • Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as train fare provided for a stress-free day
  • Choose to upgrade to include private transport, lunch, 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Chinese, English, Chinese
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.
Highlights
  • A private guide gives you more personalized attention than you’d get on a shared tour 
  • Shanghai hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as train fare provided for a stress-free day
  • Choose to upgrade to include private transport, lunch, 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36522P13
Important information
Inclusions
  • Great private guide
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned comfortable car
  • 2nd class round trip fast train fare
  • Local tasy lunch ("If "All Inclusive Tour" or "Tour with Lunch" is booked)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (downtown Shanghai hotels only)
  • Entrance fee to Linyin Temple and Peak flying from far(Only if "All incluisve Tour is booked"
  • Entry/Admission - Lingyin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Fei Lai Feng
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees, lunch(if the "all inclusive tour "option is not booked)
  • Hotel pick-up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas, etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will provide instructions on where to meet downtown
  • Optional boat ride in the west lake
Duration
10–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your hotel information at time of booking
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for your fast train ticket reservation)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Great private guide
  • Experienced driver with air-conditioned comfortable car
  • 2nd class round trip fast train fare
  • Local tasy lunch ("If "All Inclusive Tour" or "Tour with Lunch" is booked)
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (downtown Shanghai hotels only)
  • Entrance fee to Linyin Temple and Peak flying from far(Only if "All incluisve Tour is booked"
  • Entry/Admission - Lingyin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Fei Lai Feng
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees, lunch(if the "all inclusive tour "option is not booked)
  • Hotel pick-up does not include hotels in the outskirts such as Jiading, Songjiang ,Qingpu ,Jinqiao, Chuansha in Pudong areas, etc. If your hotel is not in the downtown your guide will provide instructions on where to meet downtown
  • Optional boat ride in the west lake
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up and drop off is provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai. Please advise your hotel information at time of booking
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for your fast train ticket reservation)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Lingyin Temple
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Fei Lai Feng
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Longjing tea fields
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    West Lake (Xi Hu)
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Hefang Street
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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PCG76
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
The trip started off with Lily picking us up from our hotel in Shanghai and off to the train station for our trip to Hangzhou. Upon reaching Hangzhou, Lily brought us to our first stop, the famous West Lake. Sadly, the weather was gloomy and raining. We were not able to take a boat ride and have to settle for a walk along the lake. After that, we went to the nearby Grandma House restaurant for our lunch. The lunch was very good and we enjoyed it very much. Next, we visited Lingyin Temple to learn about the Buddhist culture and followed by Hefang street for souvenirs and snacks. Overall, the tour is very good as the pace was relax and our guide, Lily is very knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs. She speaks English very well and is always so cheerful. Kudos to Sunny Tour and Lily!
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ronaldo Bueno
Sao Paulo, SP7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
If you have time in Sanghai, you must visit Hangzhou and Suzhou and do it with Sunny Tours. Our guide was Annie. She was so friendly and helpful, always talking to us about Chinese culture. Annie picked us up at our hotel and we went to Shanghai Hongquiao Railway Station. About one hour later we arrived at Hangzhou. Linyin Buddhist Temple was the first place we went and it could not be better. Wonderfull carving stones inside caverns, followed by a big buddhist temple. Then, we had lunch at local restaurant, in front of tea plantation - nice view. Surely, pure traditional green tea accompanied our lunch: delicious. In the afternoon, West Lake was our destiny. Serenity, tranquility walk along the pathways, seeing pagodas, temples - relaxing. The weather was good and we decided for a boat ride: magnific. We just have to thank Annie for an wonderfull day in Hangzhou. A must do tour, when visiting Shanghai.
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vinz_sy
7 contributions
It was a amazing trip. Driver picked us from hotel and drop us at the bullet train for trip to hangzhou with our guide Annie. Annie is a wonderful guide. She guide us to Linyin temple, take some photo, after that we go tea plantation for lunch. Its a good taste. After that we go to west lake, it was a very beautiful place, recomended to visit.
Annie also very friendly and would offer to take photo of us. She also tell us where is a good spot for taking photo. Suddenly We request go to fly zoo hotel for taking a look and Annie take us to there.
We really enjoyed this trip. Hangzhou is a great place to visit😊
Written January 2, 2020
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Nic1998
Strongsville, OH41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Lily picked us up from our hotel in Shanghai and we were off for a day long adventure to dreamy Hangzhou. The entire process was seamless - from communication before the trip, to transfers and site visits the day of. Lily is an absolute joy. Not only did we learn about Chinese history, we walked away with a truer understanding of the Chinese culture and a new friend. Highly recommend this tour company.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Renee V
6 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
I came to China on business--my first time there and first time to Shanghai. I spent several days exploring Shaghai and wanted to see something outside of that to expand my Chinese experience. I decided on a trip to Hangzhou with Sunny.

I was a little concerned about going by myself because I am not a great conversationist. It turned out that I felt very comfortable with Sunny. She is very nice and very engaging.

She picked me up from my hotel with a driver. Given that not much in China is in English, I would have had a hard time navigating the train station and everything to follow on my own. Sunny made it extremely easy. She explained all sorts of things, answered my questions, pointed out things along the way on the train, explained what the video was that played in the train (China Dream), and so on. At the temple in Hangzhou she provided a very good explanation of history and meaning of various symbols. Tea was fun and I got to choose the dishes. Walking around the lake was absolutely beautiful.

I went in early November. The trip with Sunny was outstanding. She was extremely organized, like she has six arms. If I am lucky enough to return to Shanghai again, I certainly hope to book another trip with Sunny.
Written February 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenny T
Limassol City, Cyprus4 contributions
Aug 2019
This was truly a wonderful trip to Hangzhou. Our guide Lily was amazing! Very knowledgeable and great fun. She adapted our day to our needs. We cruised the beautiful lake, saw tea plantations and a magnificent temple. This tour takes you away from the hustle and bustle into different culture. Would thoroughly recommend it.
Written August 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mobile785719
4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
We, a party of six had a good fortune of traveling from Shanghai to Hangzhou. It was unforgettable experience. We enjoyed the Lama Temples, tea plantation and lunch and were fascinated by the West Lake. Well done Sunny! Highly recommend.
Written December 2, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KYee C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia635 contributions
I found Sunny Tours in Tripadvisor while doing research for private tours during our visit to Shanghai. I was amazed that most of the reviews were either 4 or 5 stars and decided to contact the company for some information for day tours to Hangzhou and Suzhou. Sunny was prompt in reply and suggested a itinerary for both sites and the pricing. We immediately booked the dates and also requested for Annie whom I have read a lot of good reviews about her. We set up a whatsapp group with Sunny and was in communication with her prior to the tours.

Choosing Annie was not a disappointment as her service truly reflected the good reviews she received. She was waiting us when we came down at the appointed time. We took the van to the railway station with Annie to catch the high speed train which took about an hour and 15 mins.

While in Hangzhou, we were taken by van to all the locations. The first location was to the Linyin temple and the cave with many Buddha statues caved on the limestone wall. Annie was knowledgeable and explained to us the history of the places.

After that she suggested lunch at a tea plantation owner's restaurant where we were served home cooked food which were delicious. After the delicious lunch, she took us across the road to have a look at the tea plantation and explained the process of the tea picking. Then we shop for some famous Lonjing tea from the shop below the restaurant.

The last stop was the highlight which is the West Lake. A few of us took a boat ride while Annie walked around the garden with some of us. After spending some time at the lake, we were taken back to the train station for the ride back to Shanghai.

We had a great day with Annie who allowed us to go at a leisure pace as a member of the group had knee trouble and cannot keep up. Annie was helpful in recommending food for lunch and was always showing good spots to take photos and even helping us take them.

Overall it was an enjoyable day with Annie and she is truly a professional guide who take pride in her work and gives her best. You will not regret having her as your guide!
And Sunny Tours is a go to agency if you are planning for tours during your stay in Shanghai.
Written November 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Christina M
San Diego, CA50 contributions
Nov 2019
Our guide, Freya, was wonderful. She was so knowledgeable about the area's history. She educated us on the significance of the Buddhist imagery at Lingyin Temple, told us a folk tale about the pagoda near West Lake, etc. We had lunch at a "restaurant" - little more than a table at someone's home - in rural Hangzhou near the tea plantations. The food was excellent and we were able to try some seasonal foods (grown in the garden across the street) and regional specialities. We would not have known about the place or felt comfortable enough to stop without her.

Freya was also very friendly and accommodating. She would offer to take pictures of us and she waited patiently while we perused the shops along the oldest street in Hangzhou. She was eager to learn more about our culture and was happy to teach us about hers (including indulging our endless questions). We really enjoyed her company and our conversations. Would happily take another tour with her.
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BlazeToursandTravels
Mumbai, India256 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Our curiosity to see the lake that inspired Marco Polo, our desire to wander through rock cut temples, our need to taste the famed Longjing tea amidst the plantations themselves and our wanting to experience the engineering wonder of the Bullet Train, led us to reserving this Tour and meeting Sunny, our exemplary Tour Guide.
Though the Tour involved 2 Bullet Train journeys of over an hour each way from Shanghai to Hangzhou, the sight seeing key areas of the region [Fei Lai Feng Cave Statues, Lingyin Temple, West Lake, Longjing Village Plantations], plus a scrumptious lunch accompanied by tea at a farmer’s house in Longjing Village and a stroll along Hangzhou’s iconic well preserved Hefang Street, Sunny handled everything like clockwork, including perfectly managing my camera happy, wanderer husband and teenaged daughters.
Sunny’s knowledgeable explanations of the histories and legends of the sites we visited and the interesting conversations she made with us on the train and road journeys throughout the Tour made us feel that we had made the right choice by selecting this Tour.
~ Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
Written January 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Our tour guide was Annie. She was smart, nice, took great photos of us, we learned a lot, saw many places, ate the
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Fantastic day!
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Fantastic job very well English speaking guides Lily and FeiFei
We were a group of 10 in the first part of the 2-day tour of Old and New Shanghai. Lily was our personal guide for
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Fascinating evening with premium service
After having seen a lot of fascinating Shanghai and also visited the water villages, we wanted to see something ent
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watertown and farm visit
We visited the water towns and then the organic farms with Sunny. The whole day was magical. The water towns are a
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