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Half Day Hangzhou Westlake Highlights Tour with Boat Cruise

From $40 per person

Tour Style:
A special designed Hangzhou Half Day Tour to see the hightlighs around westlake with a westlake boat cruise.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Attractions:
Westlake Boat Cruise,Leifeng Pagoda,Guo's Villa

Pick-up point:
Your Hotel & train station in Hangzhou

Finishing point:
Your Hotel & train station in Hangzhou

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Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Half Day Hangzhou Westlake Highlights and Boat Cruise Tour

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Hnagzhou Westlake,Guo's Villa,Leifeng Pagoda,Viewing Fish at The Flower Pond
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou the Hangzhou half day tour as below: 

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Our pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

First, take a boat cruise in the westlake,The Westlake Hangzhou (including boat cruise on westlake): West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility.Taking a boat sailing on the picturesque West Lake is an enjoyable and relaxing way to appreciate the beautiful scenery with its islands, causeways, temples, pagodas and ornamental planting. You can either do it in the morning to enjoy the soft sunglow shinning on its water, quietly and mellowly; or rent a boat at dusk when the sun begins to fall down with the golden lights illuminating on the lake, shimmering and sparkling.You’ll enjoy the heavenly lake view in another angle, closer and closer. It is not surprised that you’ll become a part of this traditional Chinese painting and a unique scene in the photos by a professional hangzhou tour guide and photographer.

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After that, visit the  Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park). This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish. 

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Later, drive to the Guo Garden : Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa (Guō Zhuāng, 郭庄) is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers. 

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The Leifeng Pagoda is an ideal destination to grab the vastness and beauty of the West Lake. On the south of the Lake, offers a breathtaking view from a vantage point. On the top, you can see that mountains mirrored in the lake. What a picturesque scene! As the oldest colorful bronze pagoda in China, Leifeng Pagoda is actually an identical reconstruction of the first pagoda, which was destroyed during the Japanese invasion. A legend often showed in Chinese operas consists of two snakes with magic, white and blue powers. These snakes turn into women so that they can see the world. While visiting the West Lake, Blanche falls madly in love and decided to keep her human form. But a Buddhist monk realizes their trickery. What follows are various scenes that end up with Blanche being enclosed within the Leifeng Pagoda. It is this legend that made this pagoda very famous. Even today, many couples go there to pray for love and luck.

Drive you back to the Hangzhou Train Station or your hotel in Hangzhou and the half day tour ends.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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