5 Days Shanghai Extension Tour to Hangzhou

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-- The Bund
-- Nanjing Road
-- West Lake
-- Lingyin Temple
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Tour Code: HRC-SH08

Tour Description

The tour unfolds itself like an amazing scroll of panoramic sceneries of Shanghai and Hangzhou. You’ll find on it not only the most celebrated attractions like The Bund and West Lake but several other less-known market, pedestrian streets, temples, tower and pagoda that help establish the outline of these two cities and create their fame among travelers.

Feast the European-fashioned old buildings along the Bund, the epitome of Old Shanghai.

Have a good view of the prosperous downtown on top of Shanghai World Financial Center.

Enjoy cruising around West Lake and strolling in the serene Buddha Lingyin Temple.

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai - Free time
Today's Activities After airport/ railway station pick-up and hotel transfer, you’ll have the night as your free time. Shanghai nightlife, as you know, is always vibrant. We recommend Shanghai Acrobatic show as your add-on activity. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power. Cheer up your bravos!
Highlights
Shanghai Acrobatic show Shanghai Acrobatic show Shanghai Acrobatic show          
Shanghai Acrobatic Show Shanghai Acrobatic Show Shanghai Acrobatic Show          
Day 2 Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Set out for an energetic day at this pulsing metropolitan city Shanghai! Begin with the over 400-year-old Yuyuan Garden, which is famed as “An Architectural Miracle in the Region South of Yangtze River”, in 1.5 hours you’ll feast on the elegant Orient pavilions, halls, lakes, rockery and bridges. Next let’s move to the neighboring Yuyuan Market, a lively market specializing in traditional Chinese arts and crafts. In the 3rd stop Temple of City God you can furthermore taste the authentic Shanghai snacks and have a good view of those Taoist sculptures.

Having enjoyed a savory lunch, let’s go on with the thrilling tour. We’ll soon reach Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center to have a better understanding of Shanghai's yesterday, today and tomorrow. Apart from professional exhibits and various interactive display means, there is the highlight 360 Degree Experience Hall that you can't miss.

Drive cross Huangpu River Channel and you get Shanghai World Financial Center. You will enjoy the stunning panorama of Shanghai city standing at the 100th –floor sightseeing platform.
Highlights
Yuyuan Garden Temple of City God Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center          
Yuyuan Garden Temple of City God Central model in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center          
Day 3 Shanghai-Hangzhou -Free time (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today’s itinerary is rich in shopping fiesta and architectural exploration. The car will pull you to the 1,599-meter-long Nanjing Road. (E), the world-known shopping paradise. You can discover whatever item you wish to discover. Your eyes will be glued by numerous shops where varicolored clothes, ornaments, and other shopping stuff are on display.

Withdrawing from the shopping aspect, let's have a 10-minute walk and soon we reach The Bund that provides you with a long array of magnificent buildings in different architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style...

After the lunch you'll move on to another beautiful city Hangzhou by high-speed train. About 1 hour later you'll arrive and check in at the downtown hotel. The night is your free time. You may as well go to appreciate the famous show Impression West Lakee or simply satisfy your appetite at the nearby snack street.
Highlights
Nanjing Road The Bund Impression West Lake          
Nanjing Road Building of SPD Bank in The Bund Impression West Lake          
Day 4 Hangzhou (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities The first and foremost attraction in Hangzhou, for sure, is West Lake. You’ll feast on the breathtaking scenery of West Lake by the best way, cruising. The splendidly decorated boat will take you across the lotus-lit lake, zigzag bridge, grant mid-lake pavilion and the distant view of magnificent Leifeng Pagoda. About 1.5 hours later, let’s steer our attention to the guardian of West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), which was built to calm the tidal water of Qiantang River and assist in navigation.

Afterwards, move on to another big attraction in Hangzhou, the most famous Buddha temple Lingyin Temple as well as the nearby Flying Peak. You’ll not only immerse your heart in the serene atmosphere but also get close to the masterpiece of nature.

Visit Meijiawu Tea Village to see how Chinese tea is produced. And in the evening, you will visit the Hefang Street and get an insight of the classic toned pedestrian street built in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Moreover, you’ll spend a pretty night in Hangzhou.
Highlights
West Lake Cruise Lingyin Temple Meijiawu Tea Village          
West Lake Cruise Laughing Buddha in Lingyin Temple Meijiawu Tea Village          
Day 5 Hangzhou - Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities After breakfast we’ll see you off at the Hangzhou airport. Wish you a nice journey!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts and 3 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Shanghai and Hangzhou
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs.
The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Shanghai Hotel
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai is an international 4-star business & leisure hotel located next to Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel is within 2 minutes walking from Shanghai Railway Station and entrance of Shanghai Metro Line 1, 3 and 4. The famous attraction nearby is Jade Buddha Temple. Open in 2010, the new hotel boasts 288 rooms /suites that come with French styled decor and rich facilities
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai is a 3-star business hotel. The hotel enjoys much transportation convenience. It's within walking distance to the Shanghai Metro Line 3 and Line 4 Shanghai Circus World Station. To better serve the guests, the hotel arranges shuttle bus to take them to the shopping malls within the commercial zone. Open in 2008, the hotel boasts a total of 472 rooms /suites. Most rooms enjoy as spacious as 32 square meters and comfortable bedding.
Hotels in Hangzhou
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake is located on the banks of the city's famous West Lake, and close to the central business district. The hotel features 200 elegantly furnished rooms, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center and beauty salon. The executive lounge offers panoramic views of West Lake.
Lakeview Hotel Hangzhou
The 4-star Lakeview Hotel is only 3 minutse' walk from West Lake and 8 km from Lin Yin Temple. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms and facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, beauty salon and foot massage. Lakeview Restaurant serves meals with beautiful lake view, while Food Street offers garden views and local dishes. Daily breakfast is available at Solmer Western Restaurant.
Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Lily Hotel Hangzhou enjoys a pleasant surroundings with Hangzhou's top landmark West Lake some 15 minutes walking distance away. And it's just 3km from the city centre, 5km from train station and 30km from airport. The 180 guest rooms are well furnished with a host of modern amenities to ensure the comfort of guests.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to highly-praised local restaurants.

Shanghai

Shanghai is regarded as a kingdom of delicacies, where you can taste almost everything. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- “One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia” (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- “Best Global Cuisine” (City Weekend Readers’ Choice Awards, 2010)
-- “M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai” (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund

Hangzhou

Hangzhou dishes are best representative of Zhejiang cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. Hangzhou dishes are noted for its elaborate preparations, sophisticated way of cooking and its most refreshing taste.
-- Dongpo Pork: A little fatty but not oily. Named after Su Dongpo, a famous man of letters of Song Dynasty.
-- West Lake Sour Fish: featuring tender fish meat with sweet and sour sauce.
-- Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea: Sliced meat and crispy rice with fragrance of Longjing Tea

Dongpo Pork Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea
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Comments

Hello Cherry,

In Shanghai we have Matthew (Mr Fan) as tour guide and he is also a great tour guide! He looks after us and making sure we are not conned by the taxis and also other things to look out for. He makes sure the driver drives safely and also not to talk on the mobile phone while driving. Many minor things are well taken care by Matthew. It seems minor but it means a lot to us! He has good knowledge of Shanghai and we will recommend you to use him often as a tour guide for your other customers! Matthew is also very initiative tour guide as he always avoids using the route where there are many other visitors and we can have fun and taking our time to enjoy every moment!

The Shanghai Acrobatic show! We enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you for the beautiful seats they are right at the front of the theatre!

Customer: Mr. Monori

Destination:Shanghai

Related Tour: Shanghai Acrobatic show , 3 Days Shanghai Impression Tour

Dear Libby,

Regarding our trip in China, I want to say that it was very successful on all scales. It was very well organized from your side and all the people (drivers, tour guides) were very helpful and nice. You all did great job.

Tour guides: they were all very nice and friendly. We liked them all.

Drivers: the same. they are nice and friendly.

Accommodation: in general, they were also fine. there are some very small issues but they do not matter. In the end they are all 3 stars hotels.

Of course it was a pleasure to talk with you and with your colleagues and in fact I would love to visit china again. When I come next time I will definitely call you and I will also recommend my friends, who want to visit china, to make their tour through "China tour Guide".

Customer: Mr. Malaeb

Destination:Hangzhou - Suzhou -Shanghai

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