Day Tour

Heavenly Hangzhou (9 Hours)


Shanghai, China

Valid for Travel Now Through: 08 Dec 2018

Heavenly Hangzhou (9 Hours )

Shanghai, China

Tour Features


Experiences have not been selected at this time



Recommended Ages


Activity Level

The activity level is not available.


"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!

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.

About Us

ShoreTrips provides shore excursions, day activities and city sightseeing tours in more than 500 locations around the world. We're the experts – having researched every location thoroughly...choosing the best sites to visit and the best things to do. We interview the guides and providers...and only when they meet our strict criteria do we offer their services to you.

Insider Tip

Our dolphin swim excursions sell out fast! Smart shoppers buy them months in advance.

Terms & Conditions

Please view our Terms of Service by clicking here.

Cancellation Policy:

You may cancel your ShoreTrips booking and receive a full refund up to 11 days before the actual date of your ShoreTrip (15 days for Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia ShoreTrips). At 10 days (14 days for Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia ShoreTrips) outbound, all trips become non-refundable. Some trips have a special cancellation policy and this information will always be noted on the trip. Additionally, group bookings may be non-refundable if the trip price is based on a specific number of participants.

The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo and SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50. California CST# 2069091; TA# 808 - Registered Iowa Travel Agency; Washington UBI # 601 554 183. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Reviews and Recommendations for ShoreTrips


of 5

Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

Shore Excursions

By: Laurie

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2017

In Cozumel we enjoyed the snorkeling that we did off a catamaran. The staff was friendly, very professional, and helpful with my first time snorkeling daughter. Grand Cayman we went to sting ray city with a trip and snorkeling. Staff and trip was amazing, crew very helpful and fun. in Jamaica we did a Dunn's River Falls excursion and private beach. We had fun but were not impressed with the staff, and their timeliness (waited around alot),

Trip to Versailles


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Lucille was funny, engaging and knowledgeable on all aspects of Paris and Versailles. She kept us entertained and tuned in the whole trip!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster

Great service, knowledgeable guides

By: FamilyTraveler

Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2017

Traveling into Russia can be nerve-wracking (and getting more so every day) -- but ShoreTrips made it easy by providing all of the paperwork and instructions, as well as organizing good guides.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

European cruise

By: Sharon

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2017

Both tour guides and drivers were great!
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Smith

Shore trips

By: Hutch

Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2018

Great way to plan activities. Everything was just as advertised.
Travel Advisor:  Karen McAlpin