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Hangzhou day trip from Shanghai

Once described by Marco Polo as the city ""beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world"", Hangzhou has become one of the leading tourist destinations in China. This day tour from Shanghai offers all the best of Hangzhou from West Lake to the China Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Plantation to the Six Harmonies Pagoda on the Qiantang River. Guests will first cruise across West Lake, undoubtedly the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Here you will enjoy seeing the parklands surrounding the lake which creates such a beautiful backdrop to the temples and monuments found here. After lunch, guests will visit Guo's Villa which is the best traditional private garden in existence in Hangzhou. This tranquil, stunning villa and its immaculate manicured garden is a privilege to visit. Afterwards you will be taken to another beautiful location at the China Tea Museum where you can learn the process of making tea and also appreciate drinking some afterwards. At the Meijiawu Tea Plantation discover the history of Chinese tea and taste the famous Longjing tea. Before turning back to Shanghai, there is a stop at the Qiantang River to view the marvellous Six Harmonies Pagoda. One of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architecture, the pagoda was originally constructed in 970 AD. Once described by Marco Polo as the city ""beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world"", Hangzhou has become one of the leading tourist destinations in China. This day tour from Shanghai offers all the best of Hangzhou from West Lake to the China Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Plantation to the Six Harmonies Pagoda on the Qiantang River. Guests will first cruise across West Lak Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels. Duration: Ten hours including transfers. Start/opening time: 7.30/8.30am.