LUXURY Bullet Train: Private Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai | La Vacanza Travel

LUXURY Bullet Train: Private Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai

Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Destination: China, Shanghai Region, Hangzhou

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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Hangzhou
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Escape the vibrant cityscape of Shanghai for a day of serenity in Hangzhou. Benefit from the expertise of a knowledgeable local guide in Hangzhou who brings profound insights, insider secrets, and personal recommendations to your journey. They are well-acquainted with the city's concealed treasures, cultural intricacies, and the finest off-the-beaten-path spots that often elude others.

Indulge in a tailor-made adventure with a private guide, granting you the freedom to shape the itinerary as per your desires.

Seamlessly navigate your way with inclusive round-trip train tickets, a delectable lunch, and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off services. (Opt for the economical Tour package sans hotel/train station transportation in Shanghai.)

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Pass By: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shang Hai Hong Qiao Zhan, 北横泾 Min Hang Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 201106

Begin your day with a warm welcome from our skilled driver at your Shanghai hotel. Take a moment to unwind as you embark on a comfortable voyage in a well-appointed vehicle heading towards the Shanghai train station. Upon arrival, you'll step aboard a state-of-the-art bullet train, promising an enjoyable journey spanning approximately 1 hour to the captivating city of Hangzhou. Please be at ease, as we oversee all the intricate details, from securing your round-trip train tickets through online booking to ensuring a seamless check-in process at the train station with the assistance of your passports. (Applicable for the All-inclusive Package)

Stop At: Westlake Hangzhou, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Dist, Hangzhou China

Upon arrival at Hangzhou Railway Station, you'll be greeted by your private guide. Embark on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Share your interests with the guide for a personalized itinerary and commentary. Begin with a serene 35-minute boat ride on UNESCO-listed West Lake, renowned for its pagodas, arched bridges, and lush gardens. Enjoy the picturesque surroundings as your guide provides insights into the history and charm of this iconic attraction.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Huagangguanyu Park, China, Zhe Jiang Sheng, Hang Zhou Shi, Xi Hu Qu, 西山路5-1号 邮政编码: 310058

End your cruise at Huagang (Flower Harbor) Park Wharf. A clear stream flows from Huajia Hill to merge with West Lake, nurturing a variety of blooming flowers along its path. Take a leisurely stroll through a portion of the expansive 54-acre (22-hectare) park, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and serenity of this remarkable destination. Huagang Park beckons with its beguiling blend of blossoms, water, and tranquility, promising a truly enchanting experience. Don't miss the chance to visit Red Carp Pond, a favorite spot for observing the vibrant fish.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Lingyin Temple, No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013 China

Next, your journey continues to Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak. Witness the remarkable sight of ancient tree roots intertwining and climbing the peak. Lingyin Temple, China's largest and oldest, offers a profound experience of Chinese Buddhism. Marvel at its palaces, pavilions, and halls adorned with intricate figures of Buddhist deities, a treasure trove of cultural relics. Feilai Peak brings you closer to the harmony of nature and spirituality. Prepare for captivating landscapes and a deeper connection to the spiritual legacy that resides in these historic grounds.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Amanfayun, Xihu, Hangzhou, China, 310058

Starting from Lingyin Temple, follow the charming cobblestone path that winds its way towards Amanfayun Village. This meticulously restored Chinese village boasts a rich history spanning centuries, nestled within a secluded forest adorned with camphor trees and bamboo groves. As you journey along, you'll find yourself immersed in the serene ambiance of the village. Traditional homes dot the landscape, each one a testament to the past, while the village itself is embraced by lush tea fields, completing the tranquil picture. Allow this enchanting stroll to transport you to a bygone era and provide you with a taste of the serene beauty that defines Amanfayun Village.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Meijiawu Longjing, 65R9+883, Gao Yin Jie, Shang Cheng Qu, Hang Zhou Shi, Zhe Jiang Sheng, China, 310002

Lunch offers two choices: enjoy a meal at a local recommended restaurant or opt for a unique experience at a local tea farmer's home, where you can prepare local delights like chicken, West Lake carp, lotus root, bamboo shoots, and more (additional cost). Afterward, visit Meijiawu Tea Village at the West Lake foothills. Discover the process of making Xihu Longjing tea, also called Dragon Well tea. Savor fragrant green tea amid the picturesque surroundings.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Southern Song Imperial Street, Zhongshan Middle Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002 China

Your last destination is Song Dynasty Imperial Street, now known as Zhongshanlu Beiduan. Walk alongside your guide on this 1,310-foot (400-meter) road, leading to the imperial palace of the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960–1127). Feel free to pause at local snack bars for delicacies and explore shops selling antiques, embroidered items, and silk. Your private tour concludes with a return drive to Hangzhou Train Station.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Hangzhou Railway Station, Hang Zhou Zhan, 高新文教区 Shang Cheng Qu, Hang Zhou Shi, Zhe Jiang Sheng, China, 310016

Upon the conclusion of the tour, we will provide transportation back to Hangzhou train station, ensuring a seamless return journey to Shanghai.

Pass By: Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, Shang Hai Hong Qiao Zhan, 北横泾 Min Hang Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 201106

Upon arriving at Shanghai train station, your dedicated driver will be at the exit to warmly welcome you. Enjoy a hassle-free ride back to your hotel, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey. (Applies to all-inclusive package)

  • English Speaking Expert Guide: Personalized experience, tailored to you.
  • Tea tasting at Tea Village
  • Round Way Shanghai-Hangzhou Train Tickets
  • Entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Local Tasty Lunch At Local Restaurant
  • Seamless Transfer: Elevating Your Experience with Hotel or Train Station Pickup and Drop-off Service
  • Connect Seamlessly: Enjoy complimentary WiFi onboard to share your experiences in real-time.
  • Cozy Ride: Our AC car offers scenic views, ensuring comfort and spaciousness
  • Round-way Shanghai hotel-Shanghai train station transfer if you book the transfer option included.
  • Unlimited Bottle of Water
  • Entry/Admission - Huagangguanyu Park
  • Entry/Admission - Westlake Hangzhou
  • Entry/Admission - Lingyin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Amanfayun
  • Entry/Admission - Meijiawu Longjing

  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants (for your fast train ticket reservation)
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up and drop off are provided anywhere in downtown Shanghai if book the All-inclusive Option. Please advise your hotel information at the time of booking.

Please provide passport's details (FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, PASSPORT NO., EXPIRY, NATIONALITY) at the time of booking.

Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.


  • Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, 500 Dong Da Ming Lu, Hong Kou Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200086
  • Shanghai Port Administration, 13 Zhong Shan Dong Yi Lu, Waitan, Huang Pu Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China, 200002

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10 to 12 hours

User's Reviews


11 Sep, 2023

This was the most expensive excursion we ever payed for, and it was a disaster. Superficially organized, the restaurant was no good. No menu was given to us to choose from. We were the only guests. We were not escorted by a guide from the beginning to the end. First we were picked up by a driver who did not speak any English at all. he drove us to the train station and showed to us to go go. with difficulty and help of people on the train we managed to get off the train at the correct station. The return was a disaster. We were told that the driver will meet us at the South Arrival exit. we claim that no such a place exists at this big train station. we asked 30 officials to help us , even the tourist information desk and nobody ever heard of such an exit. After wasting precious time looking for the phantom driver we went back to the hotel by taxi tired and with a bitter taste in our mouth. We consider La Vacanza Travel responsible for the choice of the firm serving us on this event. we were not pleased at all. Dr Koukkoullis


08 Aug, 2023

Highly recommend this tour. First of all, the tour organizer, Sam, was extremely helpful and patient when I needed to rearrange a few logistics, including changing a train ticket. My tour guide Lu was also very friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Hangzhou. Since I was short on time, she made every effort to ensure that we could cover as much ground as possible. She also went out of her way to help me with some logistics for the next city I was traveling to.


12 Jan, 2020

Tommy was friendly, knowledgable and professional. We greatly enjoyed our short trip to Hangzhou especially the beautiful west lake.


01 Jan, 2020

Tommy was knowledgeable and helpful. He helped us with our return train tickets and was able to explain quite a lot about the history and geography of the place.


28 Dec, 2019

Very nice and very helpful tour guide, I very recommend everyone family with kids, want to have a tour in Hangzhou, can call him.

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