Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Meijiawu Tea Village And West Lake From Shanghai


After pickup at your central Shanghai hotel, relax into your private, air-conditioned car or minivan with your guide. Then, set off on your roughly 2.5-hour journey to Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province and one of China’s ten imperial cities. On route, take in China’s towns and villages, and hear about Hangzhou from your guide. Renowned for its beautiful scenery, this lovely city is eulogized for its West Lake, a dream-like expanse of water framed by mist-shrouded hills. On arrival, board a sightseeing boat and enjoy a leisurely lake cruise. As you glide over the calm waters, soak in the surrounding scenery of weeping willows, pagodas, and gatehouses, all set against the lush hills and skyline of Hangzhou itself. After your cruise, continue to the Lingyin Temple, the city’s best-known Buddhist temple and also known as the 'Temple of the Soul’s Retreat.' Nestled in forested hills, this serene sanctuary has origins dating to 326 AD, and houses a magnificent 65-foot (20-meter) statue of Buddha Sakyamuni. Climb to the temple and explore its highlights with your guide. Admire the elaborate halls, courtyards, and corridors, and view the statues and Buddhist relics as you hear about the building’s history. After relaxing over a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, travel onward to Meijiawu, a tea farming village cocooned in bright green terraced hills. Composed of more than 500 households, Meijiawu is a famous production area for fragrant Dragon Well Tea, considered one of China’s best varieties. Take a tour of the village to see its charming teahouses and learn about local tea culture, and stop to taste some of the prized tea at an elaborate tea ceremony. Finally, return to Shanghai, where your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.

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10 hours - 11 hours
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Why take this tour?

Venture onto this 9-hour day tour to Hangzhou from Shanghai with a private driver and guide. Take a breathtaking cruise on the West Lake in Hangzhou, experiencing the most incredible views of the town. Later, break for lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the Meijiawu Tea Village, where you will become engulfed in China's tea culture. Once the tour is complete, head back to your Shanghai hotel and rest for the evening.

What’s included?

  • English and Chinese speaking tour guide

  • Afternoon tea

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fee charge of sites

  • Private van

  • Entry/Admission - West Lake (Xi Hu)

  • Entry/Admission - Lingyin Temple

  • Entry/Admission - Hangzhou

  • Gratuities

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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  • Duration: 10-11 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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