4-Day Awe-Inspiring Hangzhou, Thousand Islands Lake and Huangshan from Shanghai Tour

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4-Day Awe-Inspiring Hangzhou, Thousand Islands Lake, and Huangshan Tour from Shanghai Highlights

Price Per Person: Available upon request

  • This is a private tour with a private English-speaking guide and private driver.

Services Included:

  • Admission fees to the tourist attractions as listed in the itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodations in Hangzhou and Huangshan
  • Bullet trains from Shanghai to Hangzhou, Hangzhou to Thousand Islands Lake, Thousand Islands Lake to Huangshan and Huangshan to Shanghai
  • Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance

Services Not Included:

  • Chinese visa
  • Personal expenses such as: beverages, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Tour Schedule by Day


Day 1 Shanghai - Hangzhou by bullet train

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation: Zhongshan International Hotel Hangzhou or similar 3-star

Pick up at your hotel/home in downtown Shanghai and transfer to the railway station for the bullet train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, your Hangzhou tour starts with a visit to the West Lake to enjoy the fantastic West Lake Cruise.

West Lake is very famous in China and it has been a source of inspiration by many creatives.

Poems have been written to describe its seemingly immortal beauty, no matter how much time passes, it never changes.

From here your Hangzhou tour guide will take you to a boat on the lake where we can marvel at the scenery and be acquainted with the romantic lake legends and folklore.

After lunch, we travel to Hefang Street.

Hefang Street is a pleasant shopping street that offers local snacks, souvenirs, etc.

On the street, you'll find the Hu Qing Yu Tang Chinese Herbal Medicine Store. It's a time-honored herbal medicine store that local people frequently visit.

It also houses the only Chinese Herbal Medicine Museum which introduces varieties of Chinese herbal medicine.

After the visit, you will travel to the Former Residence of Mr. Hu Xueyan (1823-1885).

He founded the Hu Qing Yu Yang Chinese Herbal Medicine Store and was believed to be the richest man in late Qing Dynasty.

The residence is a huge complex with an area of 7200 square meters. It took over three years to build such a great home and it was estimated that the money spent on the construction was about 500,000 silver taels.

Mr. Hu Xueyan lived here together with his 13 wives. You will learn about his life story and why he ended up poor and miserable, the ups and downs of his life were mostly related to the destiny of late Qing dynasty.

Afterward, drive you back to your hotel.

West Lake in china under blue sky

Day 2 Hangzhou - Thousand Islands Lake - Huangshan by bullet train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Huangshan International Hotel or similar 4-star

In the morning, you will be transferred to the beautiful Thousand Islands Lake. It is about 2.5 hours drive. Then you will take a cruise on the lake and enjoy excursions to three islands: Meifeng Island, Yule Island and Longshan Island. Meifeng Island offers wonderful views of the lake. You need to hike for about 20 minutes on stone steps to get to the top of the island. Also, a cable car ride is available to save your energy. The cost of the cable car is not included. On Meifeng Island, you can also enjoy grass-sliding at an extra cost. Yule Island offers many entertaining activities such as motorboating, water biking, etc. These activities are not included and should be paid separately. Longshan Island offers some historical sites. There is the Memorial Hall of Hai Rui. Hai Rui was an official of the Ming Dynasty. In China, he is remembered as a model of honesty and integrity in office. After the tour, you will be transferred to the railway station and take a bullet train to Huangshan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

The cruise company may change the islands to be visited without prior notice!

Thousand Islands Lake

Day 3 Huangshan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Xihai Hotel Huangshan or similar 4-star

Today you will be transferred to the stunning Mount Huangshan. Ascend to the mountain by cable car. You will explore the mountain for a whole day. Its marvelous view and the heaven-like environment give the travelers the feeling of excellence. Stay overnight on the mountain.

Yellow Mountain

Day 4 Huangshan - Shanghai by bullet train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: NA

This morning get up early to watch the sunrise if the weather permits. Afterward,  you will continue to explore the mountain before descending by cable car. Then transfer to the railway station and take a bullet train back to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in downtown Shanghai. Thus, the end of your aw-inspiring tour of China.