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Tour Overview

As the capital of Zhejiang, Hangzhou has the reputation of “paradise on earth”. It is also the travel destination of many tourists. Take this 2 days Hangzhou essence tour to explore the best highlights including West Lake, Guo Garden, China National Tea Museum, Leifeng Pagoda, Lingyin Temple, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Meijiawu Tea Village, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Song Dynasty Street. The 2 days fully guided Hangzhou tour service includes: all private transfer, guide service, entrance fee, and lunch on both days. The only thing you need to do is to book a hotel you like and then get ready to enjoy the tour.

Highlights of this tour:

*Appreciate beautiful scenery in the West Lake which is listed on the World Heritage.
*Visit Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak to feel Chinese culture and splendid landscape.
*Climb to the Six Harmonies Pagoda and you can overlook the spectacular Qiantang River Bridge.
*The tea lovers should never miss to pay a visit to China National Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Village.
*Listen to the beautiful Chinese ancient legendary about Love between human and snake in Leifeng Pagoda.
*With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this city.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. AM: In the morning, our guide and driver will greet you at your hotel or Hangzhou train station by holding the name board. Your tour will begin with a 45 minutes boat ride on the West Lake which is ringed by hills on three sides. On the boat you will pass by some of the highlight sites of the lake: the historic pagodas, the traditional Chinese style arched bridges, tree-lined walkways, green islands and gardens, etc. The boat riding will end at Flower Harbor Park Wharf. You may meet many kinds of flowers. And you will make a stop at the Red Carp Pond for fish watching. Afterward to a visit to traditional Chinese style Guo Garden which was built in the Late Qing Dynasty at 1907 by a local silk merchant named Song Ruifu.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: After lunch, pay a visit to China National Tea Museum to learn about the history of tea and tea culture in China. After that we will continue to visit Leifeng Pagoda which was originally built in 975 by the local governor to celebrate his son’s birth. Now the pagoda is a symbol of Hangzhou City. It stands on bank of the West Lake and is well known among all Chinese people due to the TV program Baishe Zhuan. Taking an elevator to the top of the pagoda, tourists could have an overlook of the West Lake. Back to hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Hangzhou West Lake
    West Lake

  2. AM: At about 09:00 please meet our guide and driver in your hotel lobby. Then drive to pay a visit to the 1700 years old Lingyin Temple, one of the top sites to go in Hangzhou. Nowadays the Linyin Temple keeps about 470 Buddhist figures which can be dated back to the 10th-14th centuries. After then take a walk on the Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi to enjoy some relaxing and tranquil time.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: In the afternoon, pay a visit to Six Harmonies Pagoda on the north bank of Qiantang River. In 970 of the Song Dynasty, to stop the tidal bore, local governor built the pagoda. After that we will pay a visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village where you will witness the vast tea plantation, watch the tea making process and you could optionally try some freshly made Longjing Tea. At last take a walk on the north part of Zhongshan Road which is also known as the Song Dynasty Imperial Street. In the old Chinese style street you will meet lots of local food and snacks. After the tour, transfer back to hotel or train station.

    Hangzhou Six Harmonies Pagoda
    Six Harmonies Pagoda


Price includes

  • Entrance ticket
  • All transfers as mentioned in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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