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Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

4.8 (23)
Minhang District, CN

Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

4.8 (23)
Minhang District, CN
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Experience the beauty and charm of Hangzhou on a private day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Discover the city's top attractions, including the historic Faxi temple and the iconic West Lake. Cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake and admire the stunning scenery. Indulge in delicious local cuisine at a traditional restaurant. Immerse yourself in the fascinating process of farming and producing Longjing tea at a local village. Taste the finest quality emperor tea and witness the entire tea-making procedure. After an unforgettable day exploring Hangzhou, hop on the high-speed bullet train back to Shanghai, where your guide will ensure a safe return to your hotel. This private tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and culture of Hangzhou in the most convenient and luxurious way.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 11 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Scenic West Lake cruise
  • Visit to Faxi Temple
  • Exploration of Longjing tea fields
  • Return journey on bullet train to Shanghai
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Longjing tea tasting
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket(temple, tea village)
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip bullet train tickets (approx. 180RMB - USD $25)
  • Personal expenses

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Experience the enchanting beauty of Hangzhou on a private day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. This carefully crafted tour allows you to immerse yourself in the cultural and natural wonders of this captivating city. Begin your adventure with a convenient hotel pickup before boarding a high-speed train to Hangzhou, where your private guide awaits. As you traverse this picturesque destination, you'll discover the city's iconic attractions, indulge in delectable local cuisine, and explore the centuries-old traditions of Longjing village, famous for producing the renowned dragonwell tea. Finally, revel in the tranquility of a scenic boat cruise on the UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake. Let Hangzhou's charm leave an everlasting mark on your heart.

What to expect?

During this mesmerizing day trip, you can expect an immersive experience that perfectly combines cultural exploration and natural beauty. Prepare to be astounded as you embark on a private, full-day journey from Shanghai to Hangzhou. With a total duration of 660 minutes, this itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure. The high-speed bullet train ride alone is an exhilarating experience, offering speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour. Delight in a lake cruise around the iconic West Lake, where you will witness the top ten scenic views that have enthralled generations. Indulge in the flavors of Hangzhou with a sumptuous lunch at a local restaurant. Wander through Faxi temple and marvel at its renowned wooden Buddha. Conclude your day in the enchanting Longjing village, where you'll witness the art of cultivating and producing the world-famous Longjing tea.

Who is this for?

This exceptional day trip is tailored for anyone seeking an immersive cultural experience. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple searching for a romantic journey, or a group of friends eager to explore the beauty of Hangzhou, this private tour caters to all. Embrace the opportunity to delve into the rich history and diverse traditions of Hangzhou. From nature enthusiasts to tea connoisseurs, this trip offers a unique blend of scenic beauty and cultural immersion that will satisfy a wide range of interests and preferences. Open your heart and be captivated by the beauty of Hangzhou, leaving with unforgettable memories.

Why book this?

Unlock the door to an extraordinary adventure by booking this private day trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai. This exclusive experience offers the perfect blend of convenience, comfort, and personalized guidance. With a private guide at your side, you can gain deeper insights into Hangzhou's cultural heritage and hidden treasures. Not only will you have the opportunity to witness the remarkable beauty of West Lake and the Faxi temple, but you'll also engage in the intimate process of producing Longjing tea in the village. The seamless organization of transportation, including the high-speed bullet train, ensures a hassle-free journey. Immerse yourself in the traditions, flavors, and natural splendor of Hangzhou, all while enjoying the luxury of personalized attention and flexibility. Book now for an unforgettable day trip that will leave you with cherished memories.

Good to know

Throughout this remarkable day trip, it's worth noting that the duration of your journey is approximately 660 minutes. The trip commences with a hotel pickup in Shanghai, followed by a thrilling ride on a high-speed bullet train to Hangzhou. The itinerary includes an exploration of West Lake, where you'll enjoy a lake cruise and savor local cuisine at a carefully chosen restaurant. Indulge in the tranquility of Faxi temple, discover the art of Longjing tea production in the village, and finally, return to Shanghai by bullet train. This private tour ensures a personalized experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hangzhou. Prepare to be captivated by the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this remarkable city.


Previous travelers who have embarked on this private day trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou have shared their awe and satisfaction with this immersive experience. They recount their enchantment with the breathtaking beauty of Hangzhou's West Lake, with its tranquil atmosphere and captivating scenery. Travelers have found solace as they wandered through Faxi temple, away from the bustling crowds, allowing for a more intimate and authentic encounter with local culture. The visit to Longjing village offers a rare opportunity to witness tea production firsthand, alongside the chance to taste the highest quality emperor tea. Overall, reviews express a deep appreciation for the well-planned itinerary, the expertise of the guides, and the seamless organization of transportation. Don't miss your chance to explore Hangzhou's wonders through the eyes of previous travelers who have been left amazed and inspired by this unforgettable experience.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Hongqiao Railway Station metro station

This is a private, full-day trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou. After you are picked up in your hotel lobby in the early morning, you will take a bullet train to Hangzhou. This is the fastest way to Hangzhou and you can experience train speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour.

Admission Not Included

West Lake (Xi Hu)

Your tour begins at one of Hangzhou’s signature sites, the West Lake. Enjoy a lake cruise to see the top ten West Lake scenic views. You will then be taken to experience the wonderful cuisine of Hangzhou at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit Faxi temple, a well-known Temple dating back to the Jin Dynasty. See its famous wooden Buddha. Here, you will see fewer tourists and more locals.

Admission Included

Longjing tea fields

Finally, enjoy a cup of green tea when you visit the famous Longjing village to see wild fields of Longjing tea bushes where the locals produce the world famous green tea- Longjing Tea. In the village, all locals are tea farmers and you will see the entire procedure of making the famous tea and will get the chance to taste the best quality emperor tea.

Admission Included

Hongqiao Railway Station metro station

At the end you will take the bullet train back to Shanghai and you guide will send you back to your hotel

Admission Not Included



4.8 (23)


It was a wonderful day, a lot of laughter, good food, and great sight seeing. My tour guide Cindy was a great person to travel with. Communication was easy. She picked me up at my hotel. Everything was done just right - with no time wasted. We went to the West Lake, The West Lake Hotel, Mao Ze Dong's garden where he studied English, then to a temple, a short hike, then to a really delicious country restaurant for lunch. Afterwards we tasted tea at a tea farm. Along the way, I got to see the Bullet Train. Cindy was really open to any sort of questions, and she was just a great companion to travel with. She didn't even lose her cool when my payment system failed initially (when I tried to pay her for the train tickets and a gratuity). She just left. But we got the payment worked out ok at the end. Cindy also did not push for me to give a positive review. But I would 100% recommend this tour with Cindy, and in fact if I'm ever back in China, I would go with Cindy again to see other sites / organized trips - I have the confidence that she could arrange a fabulous trip to your specifications.

Leandro J

We had a great tour experience of full day visit with Lynn whom took care of us and also all the trip details。 Lots of information and Chinese history to have a full picture of the place and singularities. Hightly recommended!!


Thank you Lynn for this amazing trip. We enjoyed a lot the day and all you e xplanations and suggestions.

Harald v

We had a delightful day tour with Cindy Wang who was very attentive and helpful during our time together. We highly recommend her for the outstanding service that she provided to us. Thank you


I liked the visit, the guide was so helpful, punctual and knowledgeable. The tour was so good especially with the explanation of the guide.


Lynn is a great and very personable tour guide. It feels more visiting some sights with someone you know than with a guide. I really recommend her and the tour. It is great to see west lake and the faxi temple, truly beautiful.

Kaiyang Z

Our guide was very professional and helpful. The pick up and drop off were all on time and smooth. Lunch was delicious!

Bonnie T

This was a well spent day in Shanghai and full of fun thanks to our young enthusiastic guide Melissa. Melissa was at the hotel early in hopes of getting an earlier start as it would be busy with the National Holiday in full swing. She gets us to the train station and before we know it have out tickets in hand. My husband is super excited to be traveling 300 km/h on land and Melissa does a good job of dealing with him (like a small child). We enjoyed our train ride and off we go to Hangzhou - it is really beautiful, West Lake boat ride was lovely, but the streets and pathways are very crowded and Melissa watches time so that we have time for each site. We have a wonderful lunch at one of Melissa's favorite restaurants, then off to the next stop. A very nice Temple, the Faxi Temple - one of my favorites because it was a working temple and had a calm quiet vibe. We learn from Melissa that the temple allows visitors to stay which is pretty cool. Best thing - no large tour groups!! Then on we go to the Longjing tea plantation. Such beautiful country sides and interesting to see the farmer's community. Drank some tea, took some pictures and enjoyed the view. Off to a different train station and back to Shanghai. Well done Melissa - we really enjoyed your company and you are a great guide.


Everything was great. Cindy met us at the hotel and got us to the train. We were met in Hangzhou by another guide who did a wonderful tour and both us back to the train at the end of the day.

David T

Cindy from Shanghai Advisor was Great. Everything was on time and as described. We were picked up form our hotel and driven to the train station. We were met at the train station by another english speaking guide and had a very comfortable van for the day. We enjoyed the boat on West Lake, the Faxi Temple, lunch at the farmers house and the Longjing Tea gardens. People at the gardens were very knowledgeable we loved the tea!
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 15:22