Shaoxing Day Tour
Pirvate sightseeing tour introduction
Spend a day relaxing in the serene ancient 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.
Tour Duration:9 hours
Maximum Number of people:6
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Price/ppl 2499RMB 1299RMB 1199RMB 1099RMB 999RMB 999RMB
- Full-day guided tour of Shaoxing water town from Hangzhou
- Ride a Chinese boat and enjoy the old towns sights from the water
- Explore Shen Garden with your guide and learn about the story of Lu You and his lover
- Witness the amazing art of calligraphy at the Lanting Orchid Pavilion
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned coach
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, you will 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.
- Admission to all attractions
- Boat ride
- English-speaking tour guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Hangzhou hotels only)
- Tips and Gratuities to guide (recommended)
- Personal expense
- Any meals or drinks that are not listed in the itinerary
- Any attractions/activities/shows that are not listed in the itinerary
- Excess baggage charges
- Other expanses not mention in inclusions.
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