Day trip

From Shanghai: Hangzhou, West Lake Cruise and Tea Plantation

4.2 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Gray Line Shanghai

From Shanghai: Hangzhou, West Lake Cruise and Tea Plantation

Activity provider: Gray Line Shanghai

From US$ 181.13 per person

Journey through beautiful Hangzhou, discovering its magic with a water cruise on the West Lake and a traditional Chinese lunch. After, visit a tea plantation and learn traditions surrounding Chinese tea.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup optional
At your hotel lobby within the middle ring of Shanghai, The driver will be holding a GetYourGuide logo and waiting for you.


  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to the ancient country's capital, Hangzhou
  • Cruise on West Lake and enjoy the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the Traditional Chinese garden design of Guo's Garden Villa
  • Discover the history of Chinese tea and tea ceremonies at the Meijiawu Tea Village
  • Taste a traditional Chinese meal
  • Visit the iconic Liuhe Pagoda
Full description
With its inviting views and outstanding scenery, Hangzhou is one of the leading tourist destinations in all of China. It is a city rich with history and was once the capital of China in the 12th Century. After a 3-hour drive, you will first cruise across the West Lake to view unforgettable scenery such as the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai Causeway and Solitary Hill. After a traditional Chinese lunch, you will visit Guo’s Villa, one of the best traditional private gardens in the city. Hangzhou is also famous for its Dragon Well tea and you can discover the history of Chinese tea and the traditional tea ceremony on a visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village. Before returning to Shanghai, you will enjoy a drive along the Qiantang River where you can view the Liuhe Pagoda, also known as the Six Harmonies Pagoda. On this tour, you can immerse yourself in the history of Shanghai with the assistance of your own personal guide.
  • Hotel pick up at additional cost if option selected
  • Deluxe traditional Chinese lunch
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions mentioned in the description
  • West Lake cruise
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Personal expenses

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pick up outside of the middle ring of Shanghai is available at an additional charge and must be paid in cash
  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Nice ride

The boat ride was nice. Would be great if the visit to the tea plantation would include more information about the team harvesting and processing. The guide was very attentive with our safety, like when getting on/off the car or crossing roads. Avoid going on Friday or weekends when traffic is awful.

October 22, 2018

We were really lucky because we had a private tour with our amazing guide Grace to Hangzhou. Although the weather wasn't that good Grace made our tour a great experience for us. The West Lake where we had a 45 minute boat ride was beautiful. The lunch at a local restaurant was the best we had in and around Shanghai. It is a long drive to Hangzhou but totally worth it!

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January 4, 2020


We had a great time. It was my 3rd trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai and I learned more from Grace, our Grayline guide, then I did with the other two trips combined!

July 25, 2019

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