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Hang Zhou “Heaven on Earth” Day Tour
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Journey to an ethereal land Marco Polo once called “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world.” Spend a day in one of China’s seven ancient capitals as well as one of its 10 most scenic cities.
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A morning drive from Shanghai brings you to Hang Zhou, a city adored for millennia by poets, painters, and artists for its inspirational beauty. Begin at iconic Liuhe (Six Harmonies) Pagoda. Built during the Song Dynasty (circa 1165 AD), this octagonal pagoda towers 196 feet (60 m) and was constructed to ward off floods from the nearby Qiandang River as well as serve as a lighthouse for ships seeking anchorage.

Travel on to Meijiawu Tea Village to participate in an authentic tea ceremony as well as get a firsthand look at the tea-making process and its history within China. You’ll have time for lunch before making your way to historic West Lake for a scenic cruise passing by Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai and Su Causeways, and Solitary Hill. Disembark at Fish and Flower Harbor to walk along Su Causeway where tradition indicates you just might gain a little good luck for feeding the fish at Red Fish Pond.

For a climactic finish, wander through the popular Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies—a serene park where ancient creeks flow from the mountains and wind through the trees and verdant landscape. A place where poets, artists, and anyone seeking peace and quiet have surely escaped to for centuries.

Inclusions :
  • Tour with English-speaking guide
  • All admission tickets
  • Lunch
  • Roundtrip air-conditioned transportation, including pick-up and drop-off service and associated fees

10 hours

Sun., Tues., and Thurs.

Departure time and location:
Between 7 AM and 7:30 AM, pick-up at participant's hotel

Return time and location:
Between 5 PM and 5:30 PM, drop-off at participant's hotel

Children age 2 and younger are admitted for free provided they do not occupy a seat of their own.

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Reservation confirmation required.You must email or call Gray Line Shanghai 24 hours prior to your desired tour date to guarantee service. Please also provide your hotel information at this time. Both the email address and phone number are on your printed voucher(s). Present your voucher(s) to your tour guide upon pick-up from your hotel.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.