Are you looking for some side trips that depart from Hangzhou? If you have plenty time in Hangzhou, you are highly recommended to make one or two day side trips to its mesmerising neighbors. There are many wonderful tour destinations around Hangzhou that worth a visit - beautiful garden city Suzhou, "the Paris at the east" Shanghai, breathtaking natural wonders Huangshan, relax yourself on a Thousand Islands Lake Trip from Hangzhou, Shaoxing as well as pastoral water towns such as Xitang and Wuzhen. All Hangzhou side trips below are private tours with a private English-speaking guide and experienced driver.
Our recommended Hangzhou side trips as following. If what we have here in our present tour catalog is not what you expect, feel free to contact us for a tour that designing on your specific request.
Duration：5 - 6 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Wuzhen (West Scenic Area),Indigo Fabric Workshop,Wedding Museum,Chinese Footbinding Culture Museum,
Tour Style：During this Day Trips From Hangzhou: Wuzhen Sunset Tour with Riverside Dining Experience, you can enjoy exploring the old alleyways and streets of this unique place, stroll throung some of the same ares for World Internet Conference. At the same time, you will visit some musuem to learn the culture of Wuzhen. And then sit down the riveside for a local meal at one of the town’s best restaurant.
Duration：14 -15 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square
Tour Style：Experience the historical highlights of Beijing during a fascinating full-day trip from Hangzhou by air. Disregard time constraints with this convenient sightseeing experience, that allows you to see all of Beijing’s incredible landmarks in just one day. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, uncover the ancient mysteries of the Forbidden City and visit the ancient wonder of the Great Wall of China. Revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Hangzhou hotel on this time-efficient and enriching tour.
Duration：2 Days,1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Purple Bamboo Forest, Puji Temple, Huiji Temple, Mountain Putuo,Tianyige Pavilion, Tianhou Temple
Tour Style：One of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains, Mount Putuo is a popular destination for pilgrimages. On this 2 Dyas Hangzhou to Putuo Island Buddism Pilgrimage Tour Package, discover the highlights of Mount Putuo without logistical hassle. On the first day, travel by private vehicle to Ningbo, after which you’ll take a hydrofoil to the island. See the Purple Bamboo Forest, Puji Temple, and more. On the second day, continue your sightseeing before returning to Hangzhou.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Lingering Garden,Panmen Gate,Hanshan Temple,Pingjiang Historic Street,No. 1 Silk MillSuzhou
Tour Style：Suzhou is about 120 km from Hangzhou, around 50 minutes by train. It is also an easy day trip as there are almost 100 pairs of trains between Hangzhou and Suzhou. It is known as the Venice of the East as it is composed of a network of canals and bridges. It is a great option to go for a day trip from Hangzhou to Suzhou for both the proximity and the gardens and canals, which are very beautiful for sightseeing, and for points of interest.
Duration：14 - 15 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses,Xi'an City Wall,Muslim Quarter
Tour Style：Taking a Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian is always on top of the bucket list for travelers coming to China. The regular flights between Hangzhou and Xian makes Terracotta Warriors tours from Hangzhou easy and convenient. On this xian day trip from Hangzhou, you will come face-to-face with the eternally-stationed terracotta army that followed him into the afterlife, get a bird's eye view of modern living from the turrets of the Ming-era city wall and dig your chopsticks into the cuisine at Muslim Quarter.
Duration：8 - 9 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Jiangnan Ancient Village Cluster (Shen'ao Area), Tongjun Mountain,Fuchun River (Boat cruise is include)
Tour Style：Tonglu, known as the treasure trove of natural beauty and history.This Day Trips From Hangzhou: Tonglu Jiangnan Ancient Village Cluster Day Tour will bring you deep into the Tonglu county, explore the Jiangnan Ancient Village Cluster, know the local culture and custom. Enjoy a leisure time on boat to the Fuchun River. And pay a visit to the famous historical sites-Tongjun Mountain.
Duration：8- 9 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yaolin Wonderland, Chui Yun Tong Tian River, Yan Ziling Angling Terrace
Tour Style：Tonglu is a county in the southwest of Hangzhou, known as the home of founders of four separate express delivery and logistics companies. However, Tonglu has a unique beautiful scenery. If you looking for short trips from Hangzhou, Tonglu is your best choice. Join this Tonglu Essence Day Tour from Hangzhou, enjoy its natural beauty and historic sites. Such as Yaolin Wonderland, Chui Yun Tong Tian River, Yan Ziling Angling Terrace...
Attractions(Cities)：Tianmuxi Rafting, Red Lantern Village
Tour Style：Do you want an interesting weekend? Join this Half day Tonglu Rafting Experience Tour from Hangzhou, Starting from Hangzhou with our private local guide, experience the exciting water rafting down the Tianmuxi area by bamboo raft. Get to the Red Lantern Village know the rural culture, local life style.
Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Daciyan Scenic Area, Hanging Temple, Lingqi Cave
Tour Style：Do you want to know more tourist destinations around Hangzhou or book a day trip from Hangzhou? Join this one day Jiande classic tour, your intimate hangzhou local tour guide will bring you visit Daciyan Scenic Area, the hanging temple, which are occupied my monks, taking a boat into the Lingqi Cave, watching the lights of various colors to hit the karst landscape.
Duration：6 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Daqi Hill National Forest Park, Baiyunyuan Scenic Area
Tour Style：Do you yearn for nature? Do you want to know more resorts around Hangzhou? Book this tour and escape the city and glimpse the lush, verdant hills of Tonglu County. Admire the breathtaking beauty of clear waters and waterfalls in Baiyunyuan Scenic Area with our hangzhou local tour guide.
Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Barbizon Vacation Resort
Tour Style：Live in Hangzhou and want to have a perfect vacation with your family? This day trip from hangzhou is a tailor-made tour route for you and your family. Your local guide will lead you into the Barbizon Vacation Resort which is a French-style vacation resort, there are lots of activities suit for kids, such as horse riding. Or if you are a photography lover, do not miss this place since there are many flowers in it.
Duration：9 - 10 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The Riverside Scene in Pure Brightness (Qing Ming He Shang Tu)
Tour Style：Hengdian World Studio was established in 1996 for the epic film The Opium War. This is the largest film and TV shooting base in the world and is regarded as Hollywood in China. Wandering about the world studios is like stepping back in China's history from Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC) to present time; you may come across Chinese stars at work; you may go through sets simulating nature like storm and floods. Furthermore, you can appreciate wonderful performances inspired by natural phenomena or historical events.
Duration：5 Days,4 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：She Minority Nationality Cultural Park,Dongxi Bridge,Liuwen Bridge,Xianju Corridor Bridge,Jinyun Xiandu Scenic Area
Tour Style：The area now known as Lishui has been populated since the Neolithic age. The current city of Lishui was founded in 589 AD. There are more than 300 ancient lounge bridges in Taishun. So Taishun is called "a town of the lounge bridges in the world" by the bridge experts. People are proud of these rich and well-preserved wooden lounge bridges. Book this Lishui tour package to admire the ancient history, culture and enchanting landscape of queer peaks and beautiful waters at Xiandu.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Dalongqiu scenic area, Acrobatic Show at air, Night view at Ling Peak, Xiaolongqiu scenic area, Ling rock
Tour Style：Yandang Mountain World Geography park, a breathtaking area with high peaks, bold rock formations, roaring waterfalls and rocky cliffs, lie northeast of Leqing district in the southern part of Zhejiang Province. It was opened up in North and South Dynasty and has been held to be "wonders on the earth". And it is the typical representative of ancient rhyolite volcano suited at the edge of the volcano area Asia Contininent. Join the tour to fill up your memory.
Duration：2 Days,1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Mogan Mountain,Anji Bamboo Expo Park
Tour Style：Take a getaway in the weekend to Mogan Mountain from Hangzhou or Shanghai with your family and experience the featured B&Bs there while enjoy the refreshing landscape there. At Mogan Mountain, the styles of B&Bs range from traditional rural houses to European-styled villas. What’s more, for families with young children, it is also a good choice to take a trip to Anji Bamboo Expo Park and visit the adorable pandas there.
Duration：2 Days,1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Hello Kitty Amusement Park
Tour Style：China's first Hello Kitty Park is a paradise for children and fans of Hello Kitty. The park contains six themed areas: Friendship Square, Happy Harbour, Music Village, Elves' Forest, Steam Kingdom, and Hello Kitty Yard. There are Hello Kitty figures everywhere. You can see many Hello Kitties in different costumes and even interact with them. You can also sit on the "Colorful Ferris Wheel" to see the entire park. While visiting the Anji Hello Kitty Amusement Park, do grab some gifts for your loved ones at home.
Duration：6 - 7 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Qiantang River Tide
Tour Style：Qiantang River tidal bore is one the largest tidal bores in the world which reaches the most spectacular on the eighteenth day of the eight month on Chinese lunar calendar. Book this day trip from Hangzhou to watch the 9-meter tidal waves, you can choose the best locations in Haining city, about 50 kilometers from Hangzhou.
Duration：11 - 12 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yunhe Rice Terrace,Kenggen Village
Tour Style：One of the best photography destinations in China, Lishui locates in Southwest Zhejiang Province, and 300km away from Hangzhou. It features hauntingly beautiful landscape and colorful and varied folk customs. Book this day trip from Hangzhou and grab your iPhones, smart phones, cameras and filters, get ready to the capture magic moments and stunning images alongside the river, in the terraced fields, on the mountain, and by immersing into the exotic, ancient towns.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：The Sword Pond(Jian Chi),Luhuadang Gongyuan,QingliangMao Museum(Chairman Mao), White Cloud Castle Ting,Qingcaotang(Green Grass Soup)
Tour Style：If you are in Hangzhou or Shanghai and are looking for a place to go hiking and have a relaxing weekend, then Moganshan is the place for you. It is considered among the top resort places in China. Moganshan offers a plethora of hiking trails that pass through bamboo forests, tea fields, and old stone houses. You’ll be surrounded by a view of lush mountain scenery which is a pleasant contrast from the flatland that is (arguably) Shanghai or Hangzhou. There are also cycling routes, though these are definitely steep and could be considered challenging for kids.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Yu yuan Garden, The Bund, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Road
Tour Style：If you have one extra day in Hangzhou and want to see the biggest city in China - Shanghai in one day. Book this tour and it will fufill you, you will visit all the highlights in one day. Shanghai and Hangzhou are connected by bullet (high-speed) trains. There are about 100 trains running from Hangzhou East Railway Station to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station everyday making it very easy and convenient.
Attractions(Cities)：Meifengguan Island,Monkey Island,Santan Island,Cruise on the lake
Tour Style：Qiandao Lake or the Thousand Island Lake tour is a perfect side tour from Hangzhou for nature,fresh air.
Attractions(Cities)：Daming Mountain Ski Resort
Tour Style：For lovers of skiing in Hangzhou or Shanghai area, don’t miss out this Ski trip to Daming mountain located at Lin An City in Zhejiang Province, the highest and largest ski resort with the best equipments nearby shanghai and Hangzhou.
Attractions(Cities)：Dr.Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Linggu temple, President Palace, Confucius Temple
Tour Style：Hangzhou to Nanjing Train Schedule & Ticket Prices 117 daily trains available from Hangzhou to Nanjing.
Duration：3 Days,2 Nights
Attractions(Cities)：Tunxi Old Street,Mt. Huangshan,Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory,Hongcun Village,West Sea Grand Canyon
Tour Style：Three days huangshan private tour from Hangzhou by train allows you to visit the highlights in Huangshan with a side trip to Hongchun Village.
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