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.
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
Tour guide + private vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch
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.
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.
All transfer 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
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.