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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake (Xi Hu) Tours and Tickets

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West Lake (Xi Hu) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a top attraction in the heart of old Hangzhou. With mountains on three sides and plenty of charming gardens, bridges, pagodas, temples, and islands, it’s easy to see why this scenic man-made lake has inspired so many poets and painters through the ages.

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Half-Day Flexible Private Hangzhou Highlight Tour

Half-Day Flexible Private Hangzhou Highlight Tour

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Don't waste time visiting places you're not interested in: on this customizable tour you can choose a few sights and attractions in Hangzhou that interest you most, and visit them with a guide. Learn about Chinese culture and history by checking out places that appeal to you. These might include West Lake, Lingyin Temple, the National Tea Museum, or many other interesting places.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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You can choose the attractions you visit and the places you see on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou. Work with your guide to customize your itinerary, and see famous spots, such as Meijiawu Tea Village, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, Liuhe Pagoda, and Longjing Village. Go on a boat ride on West Lake, see Chinese monks at Lingyin Temple, or even taste snakes on Hefang Street. This tour includes round-trip bullet-train tickets.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.00
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$276.00
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Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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The dream-like beauty of West Lake led to Hangzhou's nickname as the "Heavenly City." Tour Hangzhou's top attractions, including the West Lake area and the Meijiawu Tea Farm, alongside a private guide on this day trip from Shanghai, which includes transportation and optional tour upgrades for lunch and entrance fees.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$275.00
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$275.00
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Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

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Set out on a scenic drive around Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed landscapes on this private full-day sightseeing tour and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary. Cruise around the mist-shrouded West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders, and stroll around the Flower Harbor Park. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple, sample traditional tea at the Meijiawu Tea Village and stop for lunch in a local family home (own expense).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.38
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$153.38
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Day Tour with Lunch

Flexible Hangzhou Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Spend the day discovering the highlights of Hangzhou on this flexible, private tour. Pick a departure time that suits you best, and set off directly from your hotel. You can explore the UNESCO-listed West Lake, enjoy a delectable farm lunch at the Longjing Tea Plantation, tour the ancient Lingyin Buddist Temple complex, stroll though vibrant Hefang Street, and more (admission at the sights own expense).
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.54
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$169.54
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Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai including West Lake Cruise

Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai including West Lake Cruise

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Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Hangzhou, a city shrouded in history and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Shanghai. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, gain fascinating insight into China’s most esteemed tea at Meijiawu Tea Village; cruise on the idyllic and inspirational West Lake; and marvel at the alluring architecture of the Six Harmonies Pagoda. Explore the historical highlights and cultural delights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city on this all-inclusive tour, during which lunch, round-trip transportation and entrance fees are complimentary.  
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.27
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$180.27

Enduring Memories of Hangzhou West Lake Show VIP Ticket with Private Transfer

Enduring Memories of Hangzhou West Lake Show VIP Ticket with Private Transfer

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Take in the spectacular “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” show, and leave all the planning to someone else, with this seamless, VIP experience. In the evening, meet your vehicle at your hotel and head to Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed West Lake. Settle into your VIP seats, sit back, and relax: the spectacular, open-air show, hosted on the lake’s waterfront, combines dance, musical performances, acrobatics, light effects, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Hangzhou "Heaven On Earth" Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

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Discover the delights of Hangzhou on a day trip from Shanghai, including lunch. Depart Shanghai by air-conditioned coach, and travel to the city Marco Polo called the ‘the noblest in the world.’ Once a terminus on China’s Grand Canal, Hangzhou drew artists and poets from the 9th century on for its West Lake, a vision of calm waters, pavilions and islands. Learn Hangzhou’s history from your guide as you enjoy a lake cruise, visit a garden and green tea plantation; and admire the ancient Six Harmonies Pagoda and more.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
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$170.00

Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on a private full-day tour from Shanghai. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see some city attractions, such as Faxi temple. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragonwell tea, the region’s most famous product. Finally, enjoy a scenic boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake before returning to Shanghai. Note: This tour also offers small group option with minimum 2 people per booking.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$258.00
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$258.00
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Hangzhou Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket

Hangzhou Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket

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Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or Hangzhou train station. Firstly, visit West Lake, with brilliant culture and long history, it is regarded as a typical symbol of Hangzhou. It represents the old story and showcases the folk culture of Hangzhou, which is an ideal place for sightseeing, to relax. If you like, you can have dinner by the lake area, our guide will give you good recommendation. Then you will walk around the lakeside to see the local life. After that, you will enjoy one of famous natural shows in China, the “Impression West Lake Show”. This show lasts around 1 hour, which was directed by Zhangyimou, Fanyue and Wangchaoge. “A scene in heaven and a dream on earth”. It is definitely a magnificent show with a tremendous music, culture and history set on the stunning backdrop of West Lake. With the colorful light bright during the show, dancing on the surface of the lake appears particularly prominent.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.37
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$95.37
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One-Day Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea Culture & West Lake Private Tour

One-Day Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea Culture & West Lake Private Tour

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Enjoy a private tour that showcases the fine tea of Hangzhou along with top attractions in the area. Start with a boat cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to Lingyin Temple, known for impressive Buddha statues, and see the caves of Flying Peak, which also has hundreds of statues. After lunch, discover one of the region’s most famous teas, dragowell tea, also known as longjing tea. Visit the China National Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Village to learn about the renowned tea’s production.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.73
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$190.73
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All Inclusive Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket and Dinner

All Inclusive Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket and Dinner

Worry-free night tour in Hangzhou, we will meet you in your hotel lobby or train station and your happy starts. You will enjoy Hangzhou night highlights such as Impression West Lake show and World Heritage Site - West Lake. What's more, we includes the nice dinner. Afterwards, you will be transfered to the show venus to enjoy the breath-taking show VIP seat. In the end, we will transfer you back to your hotel. All inclusive!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.56
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$116.56
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Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket and Hefang Heritage Street

Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket and Hefang Heritage Street

Put language worries aside and discover Hangzhou by night on this magical private tour. Start by exploring historic Hefang Street, with your private translator/guide on hand to explain the local delicacies and advise on souvenirs. Then take your VIP seats for West Lake’s majestic light, sound, and dance spectacular, Enduring Memories of Hangzhou. Finally, your private driver will drop you home. Watch Beijing Olympics director Zhang Yimou’s spectacular West Lake show Enjoy glorious views of light and dancers on the lake from VIP seats Learn about Hangzhou cuisine and shop for souvenirs with your private guide Take it easy with door-to-door round-trip private city transfers
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  • 5 hours
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$95.37
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$95.37
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4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options

4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options

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Explore the ancient city of Hangzhou on this private, customizable excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, craft an itinerary that suits your interests and visit top attractions like Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Garden, and West Lake. Learn about Hangzhou’s history and culture from a knowledgeable, English, Mandarin Chinese or German-speaking guide and enjoy a delicious meal (optional) before returning to your destination.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.32
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$112.32
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Private Hangzhou Day Tour to cruise in West Lake, Tea Plantation & Hefang street

Private Hangzhou Day Tour to cruise in West Lake, Tea Plantation & Hefang street

Travel to the historical city of Hangzhou and enjoy a cruise tour on West Lake. Stroll on the Su Causeway and visit Yuefei Temple, admiring the surrounding mist-cloaked hillsides, pavilions, and willows. After lunch, continue along the path to visit the scenic spots around the west lake, LingYin Temple, Klippe Ling Yin, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, a traditional tea farming village nestled in emerald slopes. And last but not least, visit one of the original Chinese medicine shops at Hefang Street. Entrance fees, lunch, and private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.01
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$249.01
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VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show with Private Transfer

VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show with Private Transfer

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Staged entirely upon the lake itself (a stage has been built 3 centimeters below the surface), Impression West Lake is a spectacle of light, music, dance and theatrics. The stories are based on Hangzhou legends. Using the lake and its surroundings as props, lights and hundreds of actors create a sensational performance. It is a unique outdoor performance on natural settings. Staged on the West Lake, the performance appears vivid and incredibly beautiful. Mixed with the myths and legends of the West Lake, the show leads you to a sweet thousand-year dream. The special concealable auditorium ensures each seat a wonderful place to enjoy the dazzling show. The state-of-the-art sound system is surely to offer a surprising musical enjoyment. Be sure to catch it, the show is a must-see when you come to Hangzhou. Come and enjoy the most amazing and beautiful spectacle you will see in your life.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.65
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$82.65

Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

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Enjoy a full-day tour with an experienced guide to explore the highlights of Hangzhou. Visit Lingyin Temple, one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in China, and see intricate Buddhist carvings in numerous grottoes. Then head to Dragon Well Tea Plantation where you drink tea in a shaded pavilion with spectacular views. Finally, take a scenic cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then stop at Red Carp Pond. Enjoy great photo ops on a tour that includes transportation by climate-controlled coach with hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.99
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$61.99

VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show Tour with Authentic Dinner

VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show Tour with Authentic Dinner

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Firstly, visit Hefang Historical Street. With brilliant culture and long history, it is regarded as a typical symbol of ancient Hangzhou. It represents the old story and showcases the folk culture of Hangzhou, which is an ideal place for shopping, to buy souvenirs, taste local snacks as well as savor the beautiful artifacts. Besides, there are some local popular restaurant, if you like, you can have dinner here, our guide will give you good recommendation. After that, you will enjoy one of famous natural shows in China, the “Impression West Lake Show”. This show lasts around 1 hour, which was directed by Zhangyimou, Fanyue and Wangchaoge. Filmmaker Zhang is the mastermind of many renowned stage spectacles, including the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The show is praised “A scene in heaven and a dream on earth”. It is definitely a magnificent show with a tremendous music, culture and history set on the stunning backdrop of West Lake.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.16
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$127.16
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Hangzhou Impressoin West Lake- Enduring Memory of Hangzhou Show Tour

Hangzhou Impressoin West Lake- Enduring Memory of Hangzhou Show Tour

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See two different sides of history-saturated Hangzhou—and enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance, hosted right on its UNESCO-listed West Lake—with this two-in-one excursion. Following pickup at your hotel, venture first to the historical Hefang Street, where you can spy local landmarks, shop for souvenirs, and more. Then, once evening descends, transfer to the West Lake to see the Enduring Memories of Hangzhou show: a one-of-a-kind performance featuring dancers, light shows, music, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18
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2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

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An old Chinese proverb says, “In heaven, there is paradise; on earth, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” Experience these two classical cities from Shanghai with a private guide to put the culture in context on this 2-day adventure by bullet train and private car. Choose between a guiding and transfer service, with fast train tickets, or upgrade for an all-inclusive package with lunch, entrance tickets, and a Suzhou boat ride.
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  • 2 days
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$468.00
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$468.00
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Best Price: Impression West Lake Show Ticket

Best Price: Impression West Lake Show Ticket

Show Time 19:30–20:30 How to Collect Tickets? After your e-ticket is issued online, you can pick up a paper ticket with your original ID document at the ticket office, after 18:00 on the day of the show. The ticket office is just opposite Yue Fei Temple at the performance venue. The address is 82 Beishan Road, Hangzhou (Chinese: 杭州北山路82号岳王庙对面). Please Note: • ID documents (passport/Chinese ID card/Travel Permit) are required when booking the ticket and entering. • Tickets cannot be changed or cancelled after they have been issued. • Seats are allocated randomly. We cannot book specific positions. • If the show is stopped due to situations beyond the organizers’control, including rainstorms, thunderstorms, geological hazards and device failures, you will receive a full refund. Less Admission Ticket Included
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  • 1 hour
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$59.49
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$59.49

Ultimate 6 Single Days Explorer Package: Shanghai,Hangzhou,Suzhou and Huangshan

Ultimate 6 Single Days Explorer Package: Shanghai,Hangzhou,Suzhou and Huangshan

6 days trip combines Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Huangshan. Explore the oriental metropolitan Shanghai, visits “one of the most beautiful cities in the world” Hangzhou as well as the “Venice of the East” Suzhou plus UNESCO heritage site water town --Zhouzhuang. As we have so many customers suggested the combination tour include most fabulous site in east China we decided to make this ultimate package that helps the travelers to save time to think about next destination.
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  • 6 days
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$1,621.34
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$1,621.34
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Private Hangzhou Day Trip by Bullet Train with West Lake Impression Show

Private Hangzhou Day Trip by Bullet Train with West Lake Impression Show

Take in the highlights of this beautiful 15- hour tour of Hangzhou, the paradise city of China. After the hotel pickup in Shanghai and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide will take you to the famous Xixi National Wetland Park, Longjing Village, Lingyin Temple as well as West Lake. Get a once-in-a-lifetime experience by taking a boat above the lakes and canals, as well as enjoying a delicious local meal and watch best live show “impression of west lake”. At the end of the trip, your guide will send you back to you hotel in the evening.
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  • 15 hours
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$509.87
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$509.87
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Hangzhou Private Customized Day Tour from Wuxi by Bullet Train

Hangzhou Private Customized Day Tour from Wuxi by Bullet Train

Enjoy a fully guided private day trip to “Paradise City” Hangzhou. Experience the efficient and modern bullet train, explore the famous UNSECO site West Lake(Xihu), lush green tea plantation ,amazing stone grottoes and grand temple with the companion of the local expert guide . Enjoy the customizable itinerary and choose Wuxi or Hangzhou city drop off base on your own travel needs after the tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.26
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$210.26
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