Hangzhou Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai

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Explore Hangzhou and discover this inspiring paradise described by Marco Polo as the "most beautiful and magnificent city in the world."


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The brimming waves delight the eye on sunny days.

The dimming hills give a rare view in rainy haze.

The West Lake looks like the fair lady at her best.

Whether she is richly adorned or plainly dressed.

By Su Dongpo (Song Dynasty)

This is the portraiture of Hangzhou by one of most ancient Chinese poets. Marco Polo once called Hangzhou, "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world". It is a city rich with history and culture, spanning back over 2000 years. It made a name for itself in the sixth century, when the Grand Canal opened up and linked the area to other centers of trade. The South Song Dynasty (A.D. 1127-1279) helped making Hangzhou famous when the imperial family moved there in the 12th Century. With its inviting views and outstanding scenery, the area soon became popular with artists, poets and painters seeking inspiration in this little bit of paradise.

We stop by the Six Harmonies Pagoda then proceed to the most striking structure in the city. You will get to visit the charming museum and take photos in front of this architectural marvel that was built in the Song Dynasty.

We will then visit the Meijiawu Tea Village for a traditional tea ceremony and learn its significance to Chinese culture.

After lunch, we head for a cruise across the West Lake. Enjoy the beautiful view and experience peace and serenity like nowhere else in the Shanghai area. The unforgettable scenery includes Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Bai and Su Causeways, Solitary Hill, and Leifeng Pagoda, etc. The boat ride ends at Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor. We will have the chance to walk along on Su Causeway, and feed the fish in the Red Fish Pond to pray for the good luck.

Discover the many quaint places to stop off along the way including a lagoon and a small pavilion which has been converted into a great tea and snack house.

The schedule of this tour allows you to take other available tours in the evening (these tours are purchased separately):

Itinerary / Activity Schedule

  • West Lake Cruise

  • Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor

  • Su Causeway

  • Broken Bridge

  • Six Harmonies Pagoda

  • Lunch

  • Meijia Tea Village


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach/mini van

  • English-speaking guide

  • Lunch

  • Admission tickets to places of interests as per itinerary


  • Cruise port pick-up for the coach tours

  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Available Languages

  • English, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese

Please Note

  • Seat in coach tours are only available in English.

  • Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese guided tours are available in private services at an additional cost. Please inquire.

  • Child rates apply from 3-12 years old.

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

  • Confirm hotel pick-up schedule with local tour operator at least 24 hours in advance

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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