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Hangzhou Getaway from Shanghai - 2 Days - Backpackit

Hangzhou Getaway from Shanghai - 2 Days - Backpackit

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Duration
2
Starts in
Shanghai
Ends in
Shanghai
Group size
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary. You can be min. 2 and max. 8 travellers on this tour. You can book 1 person, but we cannot guarantee more participants. WANT THIS ALL TO YOURSELF? For an additional 40 USD per person you can secure this as a Guaranteed Private Tour. Please contact us for further details and booking.
Head out from urban Shanghai by the furiously famous and fast Bullet Train, to explore the beautiful city of Hangzhou. Hangzhou is known from old days, when it was still a slow place as " Heaven on Earth". Today Hangzhou is still interesting, yet not slow any more, as it like many Chinese towns has grown to become a big bustling city. Our guide will take you to West Lake, the symbol of Hangzhou, by bicycle to avoid the crowds, taste the local snacks at famous Hefang Foodie street, visit the Chinese Tea Museum and taste the Dragon Well Tea, a tea praised by many Chinese.
This tour is perfect to combine with Shanghai Urban 4 days, to get an insight in Urban Shanghai, and life in the nearby vicinity.
Included: Meals: Local evening snacks
Accommodation: 1 night at local Guest House
Entrance Fee(s): Lingyin Temple, Chinese Tea Museum
Transport: Round ticket for bullet train between Shanghai and Hangzhou, local public bus ticket, subway ticket, and bicycle
Others/Activities: Bicycle trip to West Lake, evening street food trip, and morning trip to Lingyin Temple and the Chinese Tea Museum.

There is no overall guide on the tour, but an English Speaking Tour Guide according to itinerary.
Not included: · Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
· Tips to local tour guide
· Meals and drinks
· Transportation to/from train in Shanghai
· All the other expense not list noted as included
· Escape Shanghai's hustle and bustle for a couple of days
· Explore charmingly beautiful Hangzhou
· Bicycle the West Lake
· Explore the tea plantations of Hangzhou and taste the Dragon Tea

Itinerary

Hangzhou Getaway from Shanghai - 2 Days - Backpackit

Day 1: Shanghai to Hangzhou by bullet train.

Bike ride the West Lake and dig into the Hefang Foodie Street.
Start your bullet train journey from Shanghai at 09:34 and arrive in Hangzhou at 11:07am* – It's fast and it's an experience in its own right! Upon arrival in Hangzhou, you will be met by your local guide, who will hold a sign with your name at the exit of the train station. Together you take the metro to Mingtown Int'l Youth hostel, where you can settle in. You will spend the afternoon with your guide exploring the West Lake by bike. The lake is a freshwater lake and there are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens and artificial islands within the lake. A beautiful afternoon in sharp contrast to Shanghai's busy life.
In the evening you will go on a walking tour with your guide to visit the Hefang Foodie Street. You guide can explain and point out some of the local snacks, so you get more familiar with the Chinese Cuisine.

Accommodation: Overnight at Mingtown Int'l Youth Hostel

Day 2: Hangzhou, Hangzhou back Shanghai by bullet train

You will check out from hotel in the morning, and you can leave your luggage at the hotel. Your guide will take you to visit the nearly 1700-years-old Lingyin Temple followed by a Tea plantation and a Chinese Tea Museum, to see the Tea Culture and taste popular Dragon Well Tea. Afterwards you return to your hotel to pickup your luggage, and go by metro with your guide to the train station.
Take the bullet train G7324 (18:00-19:05) in second-class seat back to Shanghai. Expect to arrive in shanghai at 19:05pm, where your trip ends.

*Important note regarding train ticket from Shanghai to Hangzhou:
Our local staff will deliver your train ticket to the reception of your hotel with your name on. If you have not booked your accommodation through us, please inform us your details at least 72 hours in advance. We need hotel name, address, contact number and your check in date to make sure you will get the tickets. You will self-transfer to Shanghai Train Stations for your train to Hangzhou. Your train is G735 (Dep.:09:34, Arr.: 11:07), Second class seat.
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Local Guest house in Hangzhou

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Bullet train, public bus, subway, and bicycling

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Hangzhou Getaway from Shanghai - 2 Days - Backpackit

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