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Hangzhou: China (with VPN)/ Asia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Pl

1. Hangzhou: China (with VPN)/ Asia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Pl

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. If you have a connected trip in Asia, just simply select the 22 Asian countries option, which covers:Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan, South Korea If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:China Unicom

Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Tour from Shanghai

2. Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Tour from Shanghai

Following pick-up from your hotel or the port in Shanghai at 10:00, journey for approximately 1-hour to the 400-year old water village of Zhujiajiao on the city's outskirts. Experience the "Venice of the Orient" up close with the help of your personal driver/guide. Climb aboard a boat to ride the waterways much like the residents would have done in years gone by. Take photographs of the village as you drift past historic buildings and houses. Then, take a walk along the old alleyways for even closer looks at the buildings and bridges, such as the 300-year old, Ming-era Fangsheng Bridge. Get recommendation on local restaurants to enjoy lunch at your own expense, or feel free to bring your own snacks to eat in a picturesque area.  Continue after lunch with a visit to some of the local shops in the afternoon. Bargain for good deals if you want to find souvenirs, experience everyday life or just have some fun! Then, journey back to Shanghai and get dropped off at your hotel or at the port.

Shanghai: Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Day Tour

3. Shanghai: Shanghai & Zhujiajiao Water Town Private Day Tour

Embark on a fascinating journey with your knowledgeable guide, starting at your hotel lobby. After a scenic one-hour drive, your adventure begins in the enchanting Zhujiajiao water town. With a history spanning over 1,700 years, it boasts remarkable preserved features. Marvel at the antiquated architecture, traverse old bridges, and follow the bubbling streams. Meander along the picturesque canals, wander through ancient lanes, and explore houses with stunning gardens. Capture the beauty with your camera as you enjoy a leisurely boat ride through the serene waterways. As hunger calls, delight in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, savoring a variety of mouthwatering dishes that showcase the flavors of the region. In the afternoon, return to Shanghai and embark on the next leg of your adventure. Visit the renowned Yuyuan Garden, a pristine oasis that has stood for over 400 years, with its elegant Chinese pavilions and authentic architectural treasures. Alternatively, opt to explore the famous Jade Buddha Temple, a revered spiritual sanctuary (please note that Yuyuan Garden is closed on Mondays). Next, venture to the iconic Bund, where you will be treated to breathtaking vistas of the city's skyline, encompassing architectural marvels like the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the awe-inspiring Shanghai Tower. Allow the vibrant cityscape to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your Shanghai experience. Conclude your tour with a visit to the magnificent Shanghai Tower, soaring 632 meters into the sky. Ascend to the observatory and be rewarded with a panoramic 360-degree view that showcases the city in all its glory. If you have already explored the aforementioned sites, fear not! There are alternative attractions and activities to choose from, such as the Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, Jinmao Tower, or the esteemed Shanghai Museum. At the end of your captivating journey, your guide will ensure a comfortable return to your hotel, cruise port, or airport, leaving you with cherished memories of your time spent exploring the wonders of Shanghai.

Shanghai Seven Treasure Town & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

4. Shanghai Seven Treasure Town & Zhujiajiao Water Town Tour

In the morning at 8:30 AM, our driver, and guide will pick you up at your Shanghai downtown hotel. The guide will contact you to reconfirm the pickup time again one day ahead of your travel date. Drive to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, a water town with a history that can be traced back to the Three Kingdoms Period and best known for its bridges, old streets, and gardens built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. See the Fangsheng Bridge, Baoguo Temple, Town God's Temple, and Zhuxi Garden. Enjoy the option to take a boat ride along the river and appreciate the special view of this old water town. After lunch, head to Seven Treasure Town, located in the Shanghai suburbs. Built in Ming and Qing dynasties, this old town had been a local famous market place for trading goods like cloth, yarn, and vegetables. Learn about the town's rich commercial history and experience the cultural atmosphere. Transfer back to your downtown Shanghai hotel at around 5 PM.

Shaoxing Ancient Town Day Tour with Lunch from Hangzhou

5. Shaoxing Ancient Town Day Tour with Lunch from Hangzhou

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

From Hangzhou: Full-Day Wuzhen Image Water Town Group Tour

6. From Hangzhou: Full-Day Wuzhen Image Water Town Group Tour

Your day tour will start with a hotel pick-up between 08:00 and 08:30. Drive for 1.5-hours to the water town of Wuzhen. First, make your way to the Ancient Bed Museum, which is China’s unique display of antique beds with exquisite carving. This is a novel miniature of folk crafts in the local area. Later, you will move on to a local distillery where Sanbai wine is produced and distributed. If you like, try and take home some Sanbai wine at the front shop. The third stop of folk crafts will be at the Hongyuantai Indigo Fabric Dye House, where you can watch the complete cycle of making impressive indigo cloth. The Shadow Puppet Theatre is another can’t miss point for any visitor to Wuzhen. Here, you will not only feel the affection the veteran artists have for this art, but also a longing to return to a simple and slower way of life. After a Chinese lunch in a local restaurant, you will have a whole afternoon to your own arrangement. Whether you stroll on stone pathways, over time-worn bridges or go boating on the Grand Canal, find your own way to engage with the water town. As the tour ends, you will head back out to Hangzhou.

Shanghai: Private Guided Tour to Hangzhou by Bullet Train

7. Shanghai: Private Guided Tour to Hangzhou by Bullet Train

Embark on a memorable journey as you meet your private guide in the morning at your hotel lobby. Board the high-speed bullet train for a swift 1-hour ride to Hangzhou City, where you'll have the chance to discuss your Hangzhou bucket list with your knowledgeable guide. Your guide will offer valuable insights and tailor the day's itinerary to suit your specific interests and preferences. Please note that the itinerary provided below is just an example, which can be customized to your liking. Upon arriving in Hangzhou, start your exploration with a leisurely walk along the scenic West Lake, known for its serene beauty and captivating landscapes. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings as you enjoy a 45-minute boat ride, listening to intriguing tales of local history and culture shared by your friendly guide. Following your West Lake visit, proceed to the renowned Longjing green tea farm, where you'll be treated to a sumptuous local lunch paired with exquisite tea tasting. Take in the picturesque views of the tea plantations, stroll through the lush greenery, and learn about the intricate process of tea cultivation from knowledgeable locals. After indulging in the flavors of Hangzhou, set off to explore the famous Lingyin Temple, a revered Buddhist sanctuary with a rich heritage. Marvel at the intricate architecture, intricate carvings, and serene atmosphere of this sacred site. If you've previously visited Hangzhou and wish to explore different attractions this time, feel free to discuss alternative options with your guide. Some suggested alternatives include the Meijiawu Tea Village, Hefang Street, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, or Liuhe Pagoda. As your memorable day draws to a close, board the bullet train for a comfortable journey back to Shanghai. Your guide will ensure your safe return to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of your flexible Hangzhou adventure. Regenerate response

Shanghai: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Airport Transfer option

8. Shanghai: Zhujiajiao Water Town with Airport Transfer option

Enjoy an enchanting day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town, a captivating destination renowned for its timeless charm and picturesque canals. Join your friendly private guide in the morning and set off on a scenic journey to this historic village, where you'll be immersed in its rich cultural heritage and fascinating history. Upon arrival, marvel at the architectural masterpiece of Kezhi Garden and cross the iconic Fangsheng Bridge, witnessing the town's unique blend of traditional beauty and tranquil waterways. Indulge in a delectable local lunch, savoring the flavors of regional cuisine that tantalize your taste buds. Afterward, embark on a leisurely boat ride along the meandering canals, immersing yourself in the town's serene ambiance and taking in the scenic views. Throughout the tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide personalized insights and informative commentary, enriching your understanding of Zhujiajiao's significance and charm. As your unforgettable day trip comes to an end, bid farewell to Zhujiajiao and relax as you are transferred back to your Shanghai hotel, cherishing the cherished memories of this remarkable experience.

Shanghai: Half Day Private Zhujiajiao Tour with Boat Ride

9. Shanghai: Half Day Private Zhujiajiao Tour with Boat Ride

Discover the enchanting Zhujiajiao Water Town on a personalized half-day private tour, starting from your Shanghai hotel. Immerse yourself in centuries of rich heritage as you wander through the atmospheric old street and traditional market, indulging in local delicacies. Marvel at iconic bridges from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, capturing memorable moments. Experience a leisurely boat ride along picturesque canals, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who shares captivating stories. Conclude your tour with a seamless transfer back to your Shanghai hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of this remarkable excursion.

Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Shanghai Layover Tour

10. Zhujiajiao Water Village: Private Shanghai Layover Tour

Your knowledgeable guide will warmly welcome you at the Arrival Hall of the airport and accompany you to Zhujiajiao Water Village, a captivating ancient town with a rich history dating back 1,700 years. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of the "Venice of the East," as you explore the charming old streets, cross picturesque bridges, and soak in the tranquility of its canals. Indulge in a delectable local lunch before embarking on a relaxing boat ride to fully appreciate the village's scenic beauty. After an unforgettable experience, your guide will ensure your timely return to the airport for your connecting flight, ensuring a seamless layover tour. Please note that a minimum of 10 hours layover time is required for this tour.

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