This 3-day tour combines the enchanting allure of Hangzhou with the timeless charm of Wuzhen Water Town. In Hangzhou, indulge in the scenic beauty of West Lake, take a historical walk on Hefang Street, and explore Lingyin Temple’s spiritual ambiance. Then, venture to Wuzhen Water Town, a living museum of ancient Chinese culture. Stroll along well-preserved streets, visit workshops, bridges, and pagodas from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and take in the night scenery on a tranquil boat ride. This tour promises a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural splendor, leaving you with unforgettable memories of China’s rich heritage.
2. Serenity on West Lake: Cruise amidst picturesque scenery, stroll Su Causeway, and immerse in Hefang Street’s historic charm for a delightful Hangzhou experience.
3. Majestic Lingyin Temple: Marvel at intricate sculptures and immerse in Buddhism’s spiritual ambiance in Hangzhou’s revered Lingyin Temple.
4. Tea Culture Immersion: Discover Meijiawu Tea Village, pick tea leaves, and savor Longjing tea, delving into China’s treasured tea culture amidst lush greenery.
- Day 1: Arrival in Hangzhou - Wuzhen DiscoveryWest Scenic Area of Wuzhen
Upon your arrival at Hangzhou's airport or train station, you will be warmly welcomed by your friendly guide and experienced driver. They will be holding a sign with your name for easy identification.
From Hangzhou, you'll embark on a scenic 1.5-hour drive to Wuzhen, a well-preserved ancient water town known for its timeless beauty and historical significance. During the journey, your guide will provide you with interesting insights into the region's history and culture.
Upon reaching Wuzhen, you'll begin your exploration of the West Scenic Area. As you walk through the narrow cobblestone streets, you'll be transported back in time to the charming ambiance of old China.
The first stop will be the dyeing workshop, where you'll witness traditional techniques used in the art of fabric dyeing, which has been passed down through generations. Nearby, you'll find the century-old post office, which serves as a testament to the town's long-standing importance as a hub for communication and trade. As you continue your journey, the iconic Bailian Pagoda will come into view, standing tall amidst the surrounding ancient architecture. Crossing picturesque bridges, you'll make your way to a classic garden that epitomizes the elegance of Chinese garden design. Delve deeper into Wuzhen's culture by visiting the soy sauce workshop, where the process of making this essential condiment will be revealed to you. Throughout your exploration, you'll encounter ancient constructions dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties, which will provide a glimpse into the region's rich history.
As the day turns to dusk, Wuzhen takes on a magical atmosphere. You can choose to take a boat ride along the canals to marvel at the town's beauty from different angles, with illuminated buildings reflecting in the water (boat ride at additional cost).
After a fulfilling day of discovery, your guide and driver will accompany you to your comfortable hotel in Wuzhen, where they'll assist you with the check-in process.
Accommodation: in Wuzhen
- Day 2: Wuzhen & Hangzhou TourEast Scenic Area of Wuzhen, West Lake, Hefang Street
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you'll set off to explore the East Scenic Area of Wuzhen, offering a distinct character and history compared to the West Scenic Area.
Your first stop will be the Fengyuan Double Bridge, a masterpiece of architecture with its twin bridges mirroring each other beautifully. The area is also home to a fascinating museum, where you can marvel at an extensive collection of old beds renowned for their exquisite craftsmanship.
Next, you'll visit a brewery to learn about the traditional methods of brewing and the significance of alcoholic beverages in Chinese culture. Literary enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to explore the former residence of Mao Dun, a revered Chinese writer, and politician, gaining insights into his life and work.
The East Scenic Area is known for its elegant mansions and well-curated exhibition halls, each offering unique perspectives on the town's rich history and cultural heritage. After concluding your Wuzhen exploration, your guide will drive you back to Hangzhou, where a delightful afternoon awaits.
You'll embark on a 45-minute leisure cruise on West Lake, immersing yourself in the idyllic scenery and feeling a sense of serenity. On the lake's shore, you'll find the renowned Su Causeway, a tree-lined pathway that beckons you to take a leisurely stroll. Along the way, you'll pass by attractions like the Broken Bridge, Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor, and Orioles Singing in the Willows.
As the sun sets, head to Hefang Street, a historic pedestrian street filled with charming shops and eateries. Here, you can explore a century-old Chinese pharmacy and witness traditional Chinese medicine practices in action.
The evening offers optional entertainment choices. You can attend the spectacular "Enduring Memories of Hangzhou" night show (extra cost) or enjoy the free Music Fountain Show at Third Park.
After a fulfilling day of exploration and experiences, your guide will transfer you to your hotel in downtown Hangzhou for a well-deserved rest.
Accommodation: in Hangzhou
- Day 3: Hangzhou DepartureFeilai Peak, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village
Your last day in Hangzhou begins with a visit to Feilai Peak, a remarkable geological wonder featuring unique limestone formations. The serene environment offers a perfect escape into nature.
From there, you'll proceed to Lingyin Temple, one of China's most revered Buddhist temples. The temple's ancient halls and intricate sculptures will leave you in awe of its cultural and religious significance.
The next destination is Meijiawu Tea Village, a serene haven surrounded by lush tea plantations. Here, you can immerse yourself in tea culture and partake in activities such as tea picking, learning the art of tea ceremony, and savoring the world-famous Longjing tea (extra cost).
After a delightful morning in Meijiawu, your guide will accompany you to the airport or train station, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transfer for your onward journey to your next destination or back home.
Tour Price Per Person
The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.