Shaoxing Water Town Full-Day Tour from Hangzhou

  • Location: Hangzhou, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5335HZSIC_6
  • Details
Spend a day relaxing in the serene water town of Shaoxing. Board a Chinese Wupeng boat and explore the town’s charming canals and arched bridges as you admire Shaoxing’s highlights from the water. With your expert guide, discover why Shen Garden is known as a symbol of love in Shaoxing, observe Chinese artists performing the exquisite art of calligraphy at the Lanting Orchid Pavilion, and soak in the gorgeous surrounding scenery.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
After pickup from your Hangzhou hotel, make your way to Shaoxing, hometown of Lu You, one of China’s greatest poets from the Song Dynasty. One of the best ways to experience this water town is aboard a Wupeng boat (a black-awning gondola). Ride on one of these traditional Chinese boats and enjoy the exquisite scenery of the town’s ancient bridges, lovely riverside houses and the bustling local bazaars set right by the water.

Next, walk over to Shen Garden and marvel at the gorgeous classical buildings and bridges and wonderful scenery. As you stroll through the garden, your guide will tell you the story about how Lu You met his lover Tang Wan in this garden and composed poems about her and wrote them on the walls.

After enjoying a delicious Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, your guide will lead you on a short walk to the Lanting Orchid Pavilion. Surrounded by an elegant landscape of crystal-clear streams and dense bamboo groves, this venue has become a central meeting point for local calligraphers. Witness the meticulous display of this skill and marvel at the beautiful finished pieces.

After a relaxing day in Shaoxing, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive back to your Hangzhou hotel.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Departs from downtown Hangzhou hotels
Departure Time:
9am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Shaoxing Water Town Full-Day Tour from Hangzhou

Shaoxing Water Town

Inclusions:
  • Admission to all attractions
  • Boat ride
  • Lunch
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Hangzhou hotels only)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off service is limited to hotels in downtown Hangzhou; excluded areas are Binjiang, Xiasha, Yuhang, Linping, Xiaoshan and Fuyang 
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Tour code: 5335HZSIC_6