1 Day Private Tour in Hangzhou with Return high speed train from Shanghai

  • Tour code: CL-S-HZ
  • Available: Daily, please book the tour 7 days before the tour starts
  • Duration: One Full Day
  • Starts/ends: Depends on the departure train time and you Shanghai hotel location
  • Attractions: West Lake, Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Feilaifeng & Lingyin Temple
* Private tour only. The total sum will be the total number of people that you select.
  • Day by Day Itinerary

    Itinerary Details

    Shanghai center city hotel pick up in the early morning & transfer to Shanghai Hongqiao railway station, take the morning high speed train from Shanghai - Hangzhou (around 1 hour ride), you will be at Hangzhou East railway station between 9:00am - 10:00am (Shanghai Hongqiao - Hangzhou East D3201; 08:20am - 09:28pm or G1337;? 08:25am-09:24am or G1509; 08:42am-09:46am)

    Once you are at the Shanghai Hongqiao railway station, you are required to do a security check before entering the train station and there's a 5-minute walk from the ticket gate to the platform.

    Keep your train ticket in hand as it might be checked again during the journey and at Hangzhou train station's exit.

    There are three seats on one side and two seats on the other in the second class cabin.

    We will arrange the guide and driver to meet you at the exit of Hangzhou East railway station then start the tour directly

    Firstly, we will visit the West Lake that is the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty, attracts tourists from all over the world.

    Wandering along the lake, enjoy the breathtaking scenery - pavilions, pagodas and embankments, etc. Then you can choose the west lake cruise or the small boat on the lake, spend the leisure time.

    Afterwards, around Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor. Flower Harbor located in a park that is composed of scenic spot features such as flowers, pavilion and fish, you can have a nice viewing fish there. It is one of the ten scenes of West Lake, you can not miss it.

    Lunch will be at a local restaurant or by your request at your own cost


    Head to Feilaifeng & Lingyin Temple - Feilai Feng, or "the Peak that Flew Hither", also commonly translated as "Flying Peak", is located in front of the temple proper. The peak is so-named because it is made of limestone, giving it a craggy appearance very different from the surrounding mountains. Legend holds that the peak was originally from India (with some versions suggesting that it is Vulture Peak), but flew to Hangzhou overnight as a demonstration of the omnipotence of Buddhist law. A large number of rock reliefs dot the surface of the peak. More are located in various caves and grottoes throughout the peak. Within the main cave, dedicated to the bodhisattva Guanyin, there is a crack in the ceiling of the cave that stretches up to the surface, so that a person standing at a certain position can see a sliver of sunlight. This is known as the "one thread of heaven"

    Lingyin Temple is one of the top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China, also one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. The temple is sited in north-west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. In front of it are the Peak That Flew Here and the Cold Spring. Surrounded the temple are majestic peaks and sky-reaching ancient trees; it is really a tourist attraction that can offer you appealing places of historic interest, cultural relics as well as agreeable natural scenery with woods, flowers, springs, etc.

    If you don’t want hiking to Feilaifeng, you also can visit Tea plantation at Meijiawu Village, learn about the tea culture, so the tour is flexible, you can make the decision and choose what you are interested.

    After finishing your tour in Hangzhou, you are transferred back to Hangzhou East Railway Station. Then you will take the high-speed train around 17:00pm - 18:00pm back to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, we will arrange a Chinese speaking driver to meet you at the railway station (South exit) and transfer back to your downtown hotel in Shanghai to finish the entire trip.

    Please note: If you book the tour at last minute, the Shanghai local driver will purchase the bullet train tickets upon arrival to the railway station.

  • Inclusion/Exclusion


    • English-speaking tour guide service fee
    • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
    • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
    • Railway station transfers in Shanghai and Hangzhou (private vehicle with Chinese speaking driver)
    • Round trip second class seat by high speed train between Shanghai and Hangzhou
    • Delicious Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
    • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above

    Excluded (Not Included)

    • Accommodation
    • Dinner
    • Gratuity to the guide and driver
    • Personal Costs
  • Notes

    Children's Discount:

    There is discount for the kids who are under 1.2, 1.4 and 1.5 meters, please email us at book@catherinelutours.com to check the details.

    Please Note:

    1. The quoted price is for a-8 hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.

    2. Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.

    3. Pls note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.

    4.For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals. If you prefer to take a lunch in a fancy restaurant or order the dishes above our budget then you can just cover the cost difference above our budget! The guide will assist you to order some dishes and you can share the lunch with the guide.

    5. We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won’t mix you with others.

    6. Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won’t take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.


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