Day trip

Shaoxing Ancient Town Day Tour with Lunch from Hangzhou

Day trip

Shaoxing Ancient Town Day Tour with Lunch from Hangzhou

From US$ 223 per person

Enjoy one day in Shaoxing where the contemporary is marbled with the old along the canal. The tour covers can’t-miss elements in Shaoxing including black awning boat, Shen Garden, and the Orchid Pavilion. Round-way transfers and lunch included.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Experience an ideal diversion for visitors staying in Hangzhou
  • Get a touch of cultural edification in Shaoxing: Former Residence of Famous Writer Lu Xun and Lu You’s Shen Garden
  • Drift on an “Oriental Gondola”, black awning boat as a means of transportation habitual among the local
Full description
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and set out to Shaoxing which is 1-hour-drive away. Upon arrival, you will board a wupeng (black awning) boat, maybe the most comfortable and comprehensive way to learn this ancient city lining the grand canal. As the boat journey ends, proceed to a local restaurant for a relaxing Chinese lunch. Itinerary in the afternoon covers two attractions pertinent to famous figures in arts and literature in Chinese history. First you will visit Shen Garden. This private garden of a wealthy Shaoxing businessman is known among any other local gardens, not for its size, but as a set for the Song Dynasty poet Lu You’s tragic love story with his wife. Later you will be on to Lan (Orchid) Pavilion. This site has been feverishly sought after calligraphy enthusiasts since it is the place calligrapher Wang Xizhi in East Jin Dynasty wrote his masterpiece.   You tour concludes with coach drop-off to your original departure point in Hangzhou. Itinerary: 08:00 - 08:30  Hotel pick-up 08:30 - 10:00  Transfer to Shaoxing 10:00 - 11:30  Boat cruise along the town 11:30 - 12:30  Lunch time  13:00 - 15:00  Shen Garden 15:00 - 17:00  Visit Lan Pavilion 17:30           Back to your hotel Pick-up from below hotels in Hangzhou: 1. Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake 2. Holiday Inn Hangzhou 3. Culture Plaza Hotel Zhejiang 4. West Lake Golden Plaza Hangzhou 5. SSAW Hotel Hangzhou 6. Haihua Plaza Hangzhou 7. Grand Metro-park Hotel Hangzhou 8. Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort 9. Hangzhou Hotel 10. Wuyang International Hotel 11. Oriental Deluxe Hotel Zhejiang 12. Hyatt Regency Hangzhou 13. Hangzhou Shangri-La Hotel 14. Hangzhou Amethyst Hotel 15. Four seasons Hangzhou 16. JW Marriot Hangzhou 17. Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou 18. The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou The above list represents the hotels most frequently picked up from. If your hotel is not in the above list, please provide your hotel name and address upon booking for a pick-up arrangement or please go to the following hotel to join in the tour. Sofitel West Lake Hangzhou 333 West Lake Avenue, Hangzhou Phone: +86 571 8707 5858 Pick-up time: 08:30AM
  • Admission to attractions as per the itinerary
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English-speaking guide service
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Accommodation

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Meeting point

Selected hotels as per the pickup list, or Sofitel West Lake Hangzhou (333 West Lake Avenue, Hangzhou)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 4 travelers per booking is required
  • In this SIC (seat-in-coach) tour, you will share a coach with other travelers
  • Hotel information should be provided 24-hours before departure for smooth pick-up
  • Please note that pick-up service is only available to guests staying in downtown Hangzhou hotels
  • For travelers staying in the outskirts of Hangzhou, please wait for pick-up at Sofitel West Lake Hangzhou at 08:30AM

Product ID: 121782