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Private Day Trip to Hangzhou and Xitang Water Village from Shanghai

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Private Day Trip to Hangzhou and Xitang Water Village from Shanghai
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Private Day Trip to Hangzhou and Xitang Water Village from Shanghai
Discover the dreamy landscapes of Hangzhou City and the traditional water town of Xitang on this private full-day tour from Shanghai. Zip between Shanghai and Hangzhou on a bullet train; explore sights including the West Lake, Meijiawu green tea plantation, and Zhongzhu Temple; and watch the sunset over Xitang. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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.

Reviews (6)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2018
Amazing, better than I could have expected!

Perfection—that is the best word I can come up with for my tour with Miki Tours. I only had one day off in Shanghai and I wanted a local’s experience. I wrote to Miki and said I don’t want the tourist bus experience, I want...More

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 1 May 2018
Wonderful Day Away from Shanghai

By the end of this long day in early spring, we were happily exhausted as we had seen and done a lot!! Our very friendly and energetic guide, Melody, was extremely professional and knowledgeable about all the places we went to. Her English is excellent!...More

1  Thank Julee209
Reviewed 8 April 2018
Professional tour

We had a very nice guide and driver. They took care of us all day and were very accommodating. Unfortunately the tea museum was closed on Mondays, otherwise it would have been a perfect day. Recommended!

Thank Kjetil E
Reviewed 29 November 2017
Fantastic tour!

We had a great day with Miki on our tour. She is very personable and knowledgeable of all the locations we visited. Following the bullet train to Hangzhou, our car took us straight to West lake and boat tour of the beautiful location. Delicious lunch...More

Thank MarceEisner
Reviewed 10 November 2017
Great Day Trip From Shanghai

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

Thank matta2743
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