Fukuoka and Kumamoto (6 Days)

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International
Baoshan, China to Baoshan, China
Dates: 21 May 2018 - 26 May 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
21 May 2018
Baoshan, China
4:30 PM
DAY 2
22 May 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
23 May 2018
Fukuoka, Japan
7:00 AM 6:45 PM
DAY 4
24 May 2018
Yatsushiro, Japan
8:00 AM 8:00 PM
DAY 5
25 May 2018
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
26 May 2018
Baoshan, China
7:00 AM
Fukuoka and Kumamoto map

What's Included

Included

  • Shipboard accommodations, Ocean transportation, Most meals, Some beverages, Most entertainment aboard the vessel

Not Included

  • Airfare Transfers Items of a personal nature government taxes and fees additional Anything not listed as included

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Add-Ons

Shore Excursions

Baoshan, China - 21 May 2018

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 1 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
First Class Shanghai Private Transfer
We provide the vey best transfer services using modern and clean vehicles and staffed by very helpful drivers.


Short Transfer - Between any of these: Shanghai Hongqiao Airport; Shanghai hotels; Train Station; Shanghai International Cruise Terminal (in-city for small cruise lines).

Long Transfer - Between a location in the Short Transfer list and the Shanghai Pudong Airport; Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal; Wusongkou Cruise Terminal.

Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Shanghai Food Tour
The combination of cuisines from nearby regions have manifested in Shanghai to provide one of the best culinary experiences in all of China. Joining a local chef or food writer you will make your way to the Zhenning Lu market to focus on the tradition and history of typical Chinese culinary practices. As you soak in the sights, smells and sounds of everyday life at a Shanghai market you will learn about the area cuisine's relationship with heritage, geography, politics and community. As a center of trade, commerce and migration Shanghai provides the perfect looking glass into this unique microcosm of Chinese culture.

Following an hour at the market you will head over to a Shanghainese restaurant located in a colonial era villa which has remained standing through the area's turbulent past. This perfect environment will set the ambience for your meal prepared by one of the most interesting chefs in Shanghai. With your guide describing every dish as it comes out you will learn about your chefs impact on the local cuisine as well as your meal's relevance within the current food trends of China. Although the menu changes with each tour, make sure to keep your taste buds ready for the chef's famous Shanghai smoked fish (Xunyu). Ordering Chinese food back home will never taste the same!

Departures:
11:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes.
- You will be prompted to indicate any food allergies during checkout.

Offered by: Context Travel
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Accelerated City

While the rest of the world struggles with recession, China explodes with growth. Cities spring up overnight. Or, as the case of Shanghai, are transformed weekly. During the course of this three-hour tour of Shanghai we'll look at the forces shaping China's economic growth and how this is playing out on the ground here. We'll explore the extreme contrasts of the emerging metropolis and have a local scholar frame some of the major issues for us.

Our walk begins at Qufu road in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Strolling through the tangle of old alleyways and dense housing we will pass through vibrant street markets that trade in food and fabric. This area is slated for destruction, and life exists amidst the rubble of half demolished structures. This provides the perfect backdrop to discuss some of the major themes that are emerging from Shanghai's high speed growth: the role of planning versus the unplanned, relocation and urban development, and the stark gaps between old and new.

Our discussion will carry us towards the Hangpu River. Along the river’s edge we will visit a recently refurbished industrial zone known as ‘Old Docks’. While exploring the new boutique restaurants and designer hotels we will discuss the enormous boom in Shanghai’s ‘creative clusters’ and the role they play in city’s ambition to become a key cultural hub of the 21st century.

Crossing the river by ferry, we'll visit Pudong, an area that, until Deng Xiaoping’s famous 'tour of the south’ in 1992 was largely undeveloped. Twenty years later Pudong boasts an eye-popping array of skyscrapers bearing the names of major global financial firms. We will get a close up view of the cluster of super tall towers that dominate the science fiction skyline of Shanghai. In the canyons of Pudong we'll grapple with the seeming contradictions of China's state-managed enterprises and the interrelationship between Communism and free-market enterprise. Although full explanations may elude, our expert will attempt to frame and contextualize the questions.

To conclude we'll visit the tallest building in Shanghai for a wrap-up refreshment in the skyline bar on the 91st floor, with amazing views over the city that provide a meaty backdrop to our ongoing and lively discussion.

Offered by: Context Travel
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 3 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 12 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Custom Walk of Shanghai

We can design a wide variety of private itineraries for people with special interests, lasting from 2 hours to 3 days. Drawing on our network of docents and range of other services, the limits of a custom itinerary are circumscribed only by the bounds of our collective imagination.

Please contact us at info@contexttravel.com with details about your request. Once we receive your request we will reach out to you to discuss its feasibility and provide a quote.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 4 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Guided Shanghai Shopping
Owner of Shoretrips, Julie Karp:
What I like to include while on vacation is at least one day of shopping. I don’t mean souvenirs that you might see everywhere. I am talking about real stuff, well designed by local artists and artisans. I rarely find it and most often I return home and read an article written about someone else’s special places. Very frustrating.

But here in Shanghai where commerce and history compete for your time, I found a person who knows. She spends her time seeking out small, hidden, unknown spots. Her pleasure is watching you get turned on to places that turned her on.

My list for her, and everyone’s list varies, was gleaned from the multiple articles and books that we researched and traveled with.
I gave it to her and the locations, in most cases, she called over exposed, meaning discovered, now more costly, and less quality as a result of their success.
But she always had a substitute and I was impressed from the start.

What did I want to see?
Silk slippers
Cashmere – special
Contemporary porcelain
Funky silk lanterns
Mao relicts
Interested small antiques
Men’s custom tailor
Chinese medicine

I saw them all. I bought at most places. In between, as we traveled with a car and driver, I heard history of the different areas. We made unexpected stops along the way at a nunnery where sheets of freshly printed fabric blew lightly in the wind while drying. The fabric was used to make a million objects that were inexpensive, made in Shanghai, and perfect as gifts.

This gal is a gem and this day was one of my best shopping experiences anywhere in the world.

Departures:
11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM, 03:00 PM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Price does not include transportation. The use of public transit allows you to customize your day. If you are interested in using a private driver please contact ShoreTrips.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Shanghai Jewish Heritage
ShoreTrips has tracked down one of the best guides in Shanghai for this comprehensive tour of the area's Jewish history. The Peace Hotel will be your first stop and represents the successes of Sir Victor Sassoon, considered to be one of the greatest Jewish entrepreneurs in Shanghai's history. Making his mark on the architectural make up of the city, the Peace Hotel (formerly Cathay Hotel) was known as the gold standard of travel while Shanghai made a name for itself as the Paris of the East. Primarily making their wealth through early opium trading the Sassoon family goes down as best known Jewish name in the entire city with their imprint being found everywhere.

Despite the success of the Sassoon family the majority of Jewish refugees found their home in the Hongkou district or Shanghai Ghetto during the World Wars. With nearly 20,000 refugees taking up approximately 1 square mile, Jewish culture coexisted with the native Shanghainese in an area they considered their "Noah's Ark." With up to 10 people to a room, food shortages and little employment the Hongkou district epitomized the hardships endured by Jewish refugees fleeing Europe.

At the Ohel Moshe Synagogue you will see where Jewish refugees held Shabbat, religious activities and sought sanctuary from the Nazi regime. Now standing as the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum it represents a memory of the area's troubled past as well as an example of how two different cultures co-existed during a time of great turmoil. During a visit to the museum former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the guestbook with the following praise, “To the people of Shanghai for unique humanitarian act of saving thousands of Jews during the Second World War, thanks in the name of the government of Israel.”

This mesmerizing tour led by the best known guide in Shanghai will bring you into the little known world of Shanghai's Jewish history!

Departures:
10:00 AM, 10:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This tour is priced based on picking up passengers at their Shanghai hotel or at the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. If you arriving at the Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal or the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal, you will need to purchase a pier to city transfer.
- Price includes all entrance fees and necessary transportation with the city
- Since most shops don't open until 10:00 AM we don't recommend a start time any earlier than this.

Offered by: East West Executive Travellers - China
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 5 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages: 5 and Above
Activity Level: Moderate
Experience(s): Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing
Day Tour - Shanghai Experience

Much of Shanghai's Jewish Quarter disappeared, but visitors can still see some resemblance on buildings where thousands of refugees lived alongside the city's residents. Explore Hongkew district at the southern Hongkou and southwestern Yangpu districts of modern Shanghai, where it was formally known as the Restricted sector of stateless refugee and discover stories behind each buildings and how it took part during or after the World War II.

The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

Located on Changyang Road in the Hongkou District, the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum was built in memory of the time during the Second World War when Jewish refugees sought sanctuary from massacre. It is housed in the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue where the Jewish refugees gathered for religious activities. The museum holds many scrolls and other cultural relics.

Hongkou District

Formally known as the Restricted sector of stateless refugees, this area is approximately one square mile in the Hongkew district of Japanese-occupied Shanghai (the southern Hongkou and southwestern Yangpu districts of modern Shanghai). The area included the community around the Ohel Moshe Synagogue but about 23,000 of the city's Jewish refugees were restricted or relocated to the area from 1941 to 1945 by the Proclamation Concerning Restriction of Residence and Business of Stateless Refugees. It was one of the poorest and most crowded areas of the city. Local Jewish families and American Jewish charities aided them with shelter, food, and clothing.The Japanese authorities increasingly stepped up restrictions, but the ghetto was not walled, and the local Chinese residents, whose living conditions were often as bad, did not leave.

Ohel Rachel Synagogue

Is a Sephardi synagogue in Shanghai, China. Built by Sir Jacob Elias Sassoon in memory of his wife Rachel, it was completed in 1920 and consecrated in 1921. Ohel Rachel is the largest synagogue in the Far East, and one of the only two still standing in Shanghai. Re-purposed first under the Japanese occupation during World War II and again following the Communist conquest of Shanghai in 1949, the synagogue has been a protected architectural landmark of the city since 1994. It was reopened for some Jewish holidays from 1999 and briefly held more regular Shabbat services as part of the 2010 Shanghai Expo.

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Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 6 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Zhujiajiao Watertown With Panda Visit
A day spent in Zhujiajiao represents the perfect opportunity to explore the vibrant waterways that made old China famous. As one of the first major towns in China this Venice of Shanghai will amaze you with its contrast to the bustling city just an hour away. With distinct old bridges and a river system that serves as the vein to every day life you will feel as though you have traveled back in time to the Ming and Qing dynasties.

There are two aspects of this village that stand out the most; The Fangsheng Bridge and Bei Dajie or "North Street." It is rare that a destination is best known for their bridges but with 36 in town you will quickly learn of their importance and unique designs. The most popular is the Fanghseng Bridge which is the largest stone arch bridge in greater Shanghai and gives a home to endless merchants selling everything from crafts to batteries. You will get the perfect view from above and underneath as you pass it again on a private boat ride through the intricate waterways.

On North Street you will see the obvious reasons for travelers love affair with this ancient watertown. The narrow walking streets with endless shops, cafes and restaurants is set up in a way that is both lucid and majestic at the same time. Swing by the door of the local fortune teller if you dare take a peak into your future! At the northern edge of the old district you will find the serene Kezhi garden which is home to a five story pavillion, the largest building in Zhujiajiao. Like many landmarks in China it has been redefined over the years with countless wars and revolutions but now serves as a place of learning and reflection. You will either have lunch at a place that catches your eye within Zhujiajiao or at a location back in Shanghai.

On your way back to the city life you will make an impromptu stop at the Shanghai zoo to get a glimpse of the area's famous pandas!

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This tour is priced based on picking up passengers at the Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal and the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal.
- Entrance fee and boat ride are included in the pricing.
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
- Entrance fee to the Zoo is 7 USD per person.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Two Jewish Pastimes, Jewish History And Shopping
Morning Itinerary:

ShoreTrips has tracked down one of the best guides in Shanghai for this comprehensive tour of the area's Jewish history. The Peace Hotel will be your first stop and represents the successes of Sir Victor Sassoon, considered to be one of the greatest Jewish entrepreneurs in Shanghai's history. Making his mark on the architectural make up of the city, the Peace Hotel (formerly Cathay Hotel) was known as the gold standard of travel while Shanghai made a name for itself as the Paris of the East. Primarily making their wealth through early opium trading the Sassoon family goes down as best known Jewish name in the entire city with their imprint being found everywhere.

Despite the success of the Sassoon family the majority of Jewish refugees found their home in the Hongkou district or Shanghai Ghetto during the World Wars. With nearly 20,000 refugees taking up approximately 1 square mile, Jewish culture coexisted with the native Shanghainese in an area they considered their "Noah's Ark." With up to 10 people to a room, food shortages and little employment the Hongkou district epitomized the hardships endured by Jewish refugees fleeing Europe.

At the Ohel Moshe Synagogue you will see where Jewish refugees held Shabbat, religious activities and sought sanctuary from the Nazi regime. Now standing as the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum it represents a memory of the area's troubled past as well as an example of how two different cultures co-existed during a time of great turmoil. During a visit to the museum former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the guestbook with the following praise, “To the people of Shanghai for unique humanitarian act of saving thousands of Jews during the Second World War, thanks in the name of the government of Israel.”

This mesmerizing tour led by the best known guide in Shanghai will bring you into the little known world of Shanghai's Jewish history!

Afternoon Itinerary:

Owner of Shoretrips, Julie Karp:
What I like to include while on vacation is at least one day of shopping. I don’t mean souvenirs that you might see everywhere. I am talking about real stuff, well designed by local artists and artisans. I rarely find it and most often I return home and read an article written about someone else’s special places. Very frustrating.

But here in Shanghai where commerce and history compete for your time, I found a person who knows. She spends her time seeking out small, hidden, unknown spots. Her pleasure is watching you get turned on to places that turned her on.

My list for her, and everyone’s list varies, was gleaned from the multiple articles and books that we researched and traveled with.
I gave it to her and the locations, in most cases, she called over exposed, meaning discovered, now more costly, and less quality as a result of their success.
But she always had a substitute and I was impressed from the start.

What did I want to see?
Silk slippers
Cashmere – special
Contemporary porcelain
Funky silk lanterns
Mao relicts
Interested small antiques
Men’s custom tailor
Chinese medicine

I saw them all. I bought at most places. In between, as we traveled with a car and driver, I heard history of the different areas. We made unexpected stops along the way at a nunnery where sheets of freshly printed fabric blew lightly in the wind while drying. The fabric was used to make a million objects that were inexpensive, made in Shanghai, and perfect as gifts.

This gal is a gem and this day was one of my best shopping experiences anywhere in the world.

Departures:
08:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This tour is priced based on picking up passengers at their Shanghai hotel or at the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. If you arriving at the Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal or the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal, you will need to purchase a pier to city transfer.
- Price includes all entrance fees and necessary transportation with the city

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Best Of Shanghai
You won't find another city with such a vibrant feeling of growth and development anywhere in the world. Considered the New York City of China, Shanghai is working to define itself as the gold standard for community, business and political development. With this comes incredible culture and an aura that rivals America's claim as the "land of opportunity." While holding onto its roots as a small fishing village and developing its name as a global flag bearer, you will have the perfect opportunity to discover this area's remarkable transition. From the eclectic architecture to the forward thinking fashion you are bound to come across an experience that you didn't even know existed!

Unlike other cities of this size many believe that Shanghai is made for walking and there isn't a better place to start than Fuxing park. Make sure you get there in the morning as that is when the park truly comes alive. Opera singers, ballroom dancers, tai chi groups, mahjong players and artists will leave you amazed at this incredible display of culture and sense of community. This park represents beauty away from the sky scrapers and provides the perfect insight to daily living in China's largest city.

A short walk over to Shanghai's French Concession introduces you to arguably the most picturesque district in Shanghai. Considered the Paris of the east this sub section of colonial Shanghai is a unique depiction of European integration from the early 1900s. Although the French were outnumbered, their unique sense of style compared to historic China still remains. In Xintiandi or "New Heaven and Earth" you will be able to visit the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party which provides an interesting atmosphere to an event that has greatly shaped the nation.

In Old Shanghai you will see the roots that started the city back in the 11th century and becoming wrapped up in its charm is simply unavoidable. The can't miss destination in the old city is the Yu Yuan garden which represents the foremost classical garden in Shanghai. Although it can become overrun with tourists your experienced guide will pick an optimal time to visit with an understanding of the best points of access. Caged in by a swerving dragon the garden of "peace and comfort" is made up of intricate rockeries, arched bridges, goldfish ponds and pavilions dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Your moment of relaxation will continue at the Huxinting Tea House. Beautifully decorated in the traditional Chinese style on both the inside and out this famous landmark stands on stilts within a small lake and was designed specifically to deflect evil spirits. The location itself will add to the taste of your tea!

In the people's square you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition center which despite its simple name provides an interesting insight to urban planning on an enormous scale. You will spend a majority of your time on the third floor which is home to an incredible display of how urban Shanghai will look in 2020. This scaled display of the entire city uses clear plastic models to highlight the structures yet to be built which shows how residents of Shanghai have earned the title of "forward thinkers." This brief tour sets the tone for you final stop at the Shanghai World Financial Center observatory. At 1,555 feet above ground level you will look down from the largest observation deck in the world and peer over one of the most storied cities on earth.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Shanghai has 3 cruise ship ports. The one located in the city center is called the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. The other two, which are located about an hour out of town, are the Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal and the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal. This tour is priced based on picking up passengers at their Shanghai hotel or at the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal.
- Entrance fee to Urban Museum is $5 USD per person.
- Entrance fee to the Observation deck is $25 USD per person.
- Please contact ShoreTrips if you are interested in booking the Acrobatic ERA show.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 8 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Best Of Shanghai
You won't find another city with such a vibrant feeling of growth and development anywhere in the world. Considered the New York City of China, Shanghai is working to define itself as the gold standard for community, business and political development. With this comes incredible culture and an aura that rivals America's claim as the "land of opportunity." While holding onto its roots as a small fishing village and developing its name as a global flag bearer, you will have the perfect opportunity to discover this area's remarkable transition. From the eclectic architecture to the forward thinking fashion you are bound to come across an experience that you didn't even know existed!

Unlike other cities of this size many believe that Shanghai is made for walking and there isn't a better place to start than Fuxing park. Make sure you get there in the morning as that is when the park truly comes alive. Opera singers, ballroom dancers, tai chi groups, mahjong players and artists will leave you amazed at this incredible display of culture and sense of community. This park represents beauty away from the sky scrapers and provides the perfect insight to daily living in China's largest city.

A short walk over to Shanghai's French Concession introduces you to arguably the most picturesque district in Shanghai. Considered the Paris of the east this sub section of colonial Shanghai is a unique depiction of European integration from the early 1900s. Although the French were outnumbered, their unique sense of style compared to historic China still remains. In Xintiandi or "New Heaven and Earth" you will be able to visit the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party which provides an interesting atmosphere to an event that has greatly shaped the nation.

In Old Shanghai you will see the roots that started the city back in the 11th century and becoming wrapped up in its charm is simply unavoidable. The can't miss destination in the old city is the Yu Yuan garden which represents the foremost classical garden in Shanghai. Although it can become overrun with tourists your experienced guide will pick an optimal time to visit with an understanding of the best points of access. Caged in by a swerving dragon the garden of "peace and comfort" is made up of intricate rockeries, arched bridges, goldfish ponds and pavilions dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Your moment of relaxation will continue at the Huxinting Tea House. Beautifully decorated in the traditional Chinese style on both the inside and out this famous landmark stands on stilts within a small lake and was designed specifically to deflect evil spirits. The location itself will add to the taste of your tea!

In the people's square you will visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition center which despite its simple name provides an interesting insight to urban planning on an enormous scale. You will spend a majority of your time on the third floor which is home to an incredible display of how urban Shanghai will look in 2020. This scaled display of the entire city uses clear plastic models to highlight the structures yet to be built which shows how residents of Shanghai have earned the title of "forward thinkers." This brief tour sets the tone for you final stop at the Shanghai World Financial Center observatory. At 1,555 feet above ground level you will look down from the largest observation deck in the world and peer over one of the most storied cities on earth.

Departures:
08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Entrance fee to Urban Museum is 5 USD per person.
- Entrance fee to the Observation deck is 25 USD per person.
- Please contact ShoreTrips if you are interested in booking the Acrobatic ERA show.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 9 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Heavenly Hangzhou
This Tour Includes:
- Round trip transportation from area hotel or Shanghai International Cruise Terminal
- Private vehicle with English-speaking guide
- Tea Plantation
- Boat ride on West Lake
- Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Classical Hangzhou

"Heaven on Earth" is not as far away as you think! With its natural beauty and captivating cultural heritage the city of Hangzhou is one of the best stops you can make in all of China. With thousands of historians, poets and artists marking its place in history you can't truly appreciate this storied city until you have explored it yourself.

The West Lake stands out as the best known feature in the area. For close to 10 centuries the lake has been a sacred retreat for the cultural elite of China and has a unique meaning for each visitor. Considered to be a traditional Chinese garden but on a larger scale, the West Lake represents the reason why many people consider Hangzhou the best escape in Eastern China. From taking a personal boat ride to exploring the romantic Broken Bridge, developing an instant infatuation with the area will be impossible to avoid.

At the Dragon Well Tea Plantation you will have the opportunity to explore the facilities which are home to some of the most sought after teas in China. Deriving its name from a local well that was believed to house a dragon, this inherently alluring complex has been producing tea for thousands of years and through multiple emperors. As you spend time relaxing in the pavilions and tea houses enjoying samples that few have the opportunity to acquire, you will reflect in amazement at the history surrounding the tea trade itself and the fame of this particular plantation. Its rise to acclaim started when the ruler of the Qing dynasty visited with intentions to bring tea back to his ill mother. She was then cured.

Medicinal practices have varied throughout the history of time and Hangzhou's Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine provides intriguing insight to traditional Eastern medicine. From demonstrations to explanations of famous practices, you will have the opportunity to understand both the thought process and science behind some of the most unique treatments in medicinal history. Perhaps you will find the perfect cure for a lingering ailment!

Departures:
08:30 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- This tour is priced based on picking up passengers at Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal and the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal.
- This tour involves guided transportation to and from the train station in Shanghai. Once in Hangzhou, you will be picked up at the train station by your guide and driver who will return you to the station following the tour. You will be met again and returned to the cruise ship pier.
- Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou takes about 1 hour.
- Price includes boat ride on West Lake and tea tasting at the plantation.
- Each boat can hold a maximum of 5 passengers. If your group is larger, you will be split between 2 boats.

Offered by: ShoreTrips
Location: Shanghai, China
Length: 9 Hours
Meals: Unknown
Recommended Ages:
Activity Level:
Experience(s): None Specified
Heavenly Hangzhou
"Heaven on Earth" is not as far away as you think! With its natural beauty and captivating cultural heritage the city of Hangzhou is one of the best stops you can make in all of China. With thousands of historians, poets and artists marking its place in history you can't truly appreciate this storied city until you have explored it yourself.

The West Lake stands out as the best known feature in the area. For close to 10 centuries the lake has been a sacred retreat for the cultural elite of China and has a unique meaning for each visitor. Considered to be a traditional Chinese garden but on a larger scale, the West Lake represents the reason why many people consider Hangzhou the best escape in Eastern China. From taking a personal boat ride to exploring the romantic Broken Bridge, developing an instant infatuation with the area will be impossible to avoid.

At the Dragon Well Tea Plantation you will have the opportunity to explore the facilities which are home to some of the most sought after teas in China. Deriving its name from a local well that was believed to house a dragon, this inherently alluring complex has been producing tea for thousands of years and through multiple emperors. As you spend time relaxing in the pavilions and tea houses enjoying samples that few have the opportunity to acquire, you will reflect in amazement at the history surrounding the tea trade itself and the fame of this particular plantation. Its rise to acclaim started when the ruler of the Qing dynasty visited with intentions to bring tea back to his ill mother. She was then cured.

Medicinal practices have varied throughout the history of time and Hangzhou's Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine provides intriguing insight to traditional Eastern medicine. From demonstrations to explanations of famous practices, you will have the opportunity to understand both the thought process and science behind some of the most unique treatments in medicinal history. Perhaps you will find the perfect cure for a lingering ailment!

Departures:
08:30 AM, 09:00 AM,



Meeting instructions:
Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.



Special instructions:
- Shanghai has 3 cruise ship ports. The one located in the city center is called the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal. The other two, which are located about an hour out of town, are the Waigao Qiao Cruise Terminal and the Wusongkou Cruise Terminal. This tour is priced based on picking up passengers at their Shanghai hotel or at the Shanghai International Cruise Terminal.
- This tour involves guided transportation to and from the train station in Shanghai. Once in Hangzhou, you will be picked up at the train station by your guide and driver who will return you to the station following the tour. You will be met again and returned to the cruise ship pier.
- Train from Shanghai to Hangzhou takes about 1 hour.
- Price includes boat ride on West Lake and tea tasting at the plantation.
- Each boat can hold a maximum of 5 passengers. If your group is larger, you will be split between 2 boats.

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