Do you recall the tales your grandparents shared about Hangzhou? Stories like "The Butterfly Lovers," "Legend of the White Snake" and "Yue Fei's Loyalty to His Country". These narratives carry profound emotional memories, resonating deeply with Chinese and overseas Chinese alike. Our one-day Hangzhou tour is thoughtfully tailored for Asian visitors and overseas Chinese, celebrating these shared cultural sentiments. Guided by our bilingual expert with a profound historical and cultural background, this journey brings these tales to life against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes. Experience a serene West Lake boat ride, a poignant visit to the Leifeng Pagoda, an enchanting exploration of the Longjing tea village, a soul-enriching journey to Yuewang Temple, and a tranquil escape to the Bamboo Forest. It's an ode to history, a celebration of the senses, and an invitation to wholeheartedly embrace the enchantment of Hangzhou's spirit.
Duration: 6-8 hours
Boat Ride on West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Meijiawu Longjing Tea Village, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Yue Temple
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Get ready for a hassle-free pickup right from your Hangzhou downtown hotel or the Hangzhou train station. Your personal tour guide will be waiting to greet you, setting the tone for an exceptional day ahead. Let us know your specific interests or attractions you'd like to explore so we can tailor the commentary and itinerary to your preferences.
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Experience a Serene Boat Ride on West Lake
Indulge in the serene beauty of West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site and arguably Hangzhou's most iconic gem. Glide along the tranquil waters and let yourself be swept away by the enchanting surroundings. Your guide will be there to enhance your experience, pointing out the historical pagodas, elegant Chinese-style arched bridges, picturesque tree-lined walkways, verdant islands, and lush gardens that adorn this breathtaking landscape. Take in the harmonious blend of nature and culture, immersing yourself in the essence of Hangzhou's allure.
Unveiling the Enigma of Leifeng Pagoda
Experience the allure of Leifeng Pagoda as you ascend to its heights, granting you sweeping vistas of the serene West Lake. Against this breathtaking backdrop, the enchanting tale of Bai Suzhen, the White Snake, and Xu Xian comes to life. Engage with a narrative that has captivated hearts for centuries, delving into the layers of romance and mystique that unfold within the shadows of this ancient pagoda.
Lunch: Culinary Delights of Hangzhou
Indulge in an authentic Hangzhou lunch, a journey for your palate. Relish local delicacies such as West Lake fish in vinegar sauce and fragrant Longjing tea-infused dishes, savoring the flavors that have enchanted generations.
Tea Village Serenity and Natural Beauty: Meijiawu Tea Village Exploration
Embark on a journey to the picturesque Meijiawu Tea Village, a haven where the art of tea cultivation thrives amidst undulating hills. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of this experience as you engage in a traditional tea ceremony, a time-honored ritual that brings the essence of tea culture to life. Take a moment to savor the delicate nuances of the renowned Longjing tea, with each sip becoming a gateway to the heart of Hangzhou's rich tea heritage.
Tranquility Amidst Bamboo Groves: Discover Yunqi Bamboo Forest
Seek solace in the embrace of Yunqi Bamboo Forest. Here, amidst the gentle rustling of bamboo leaves, discover a haven of tranquility and harmony. This serene sanctuary resonates with the soothing melodies of nature, inviting you to find solace and rejuvenation amidst the whispering bamboo groves.
Cultural Immersion at Yue Temple: Unveil the Legacy
As your journey nears its conclusion, find yourself at Yue Temple, a living embodiment of China's rich and profound heritage. Within its serene courtyards, a tale of great significance awaits – the story of General Yue Fei. His unwavering loyalty and profound sacrifice resonate profoundly in the annals of Chinese history, a testament to honor and dedication that continues to inspire to this day. Explore the grounds, connect with the past, and let the spirit of General Yue Fei leave an indelible mark on your cultural exploration.
Concluding this captivating experience, we will ensure a seamless drop-off at your downtown hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station.
Lasting Memories of Hangzhou: As the day draws to a close, carry with you the legends of Bai Suzhen and Xu Xian, the panoramic views from Leifeng Pagoda, the rich tapestry of Hangzhou's culinary treasures, the serene beauty of tea villages and bamboo groves, and the spirit of General Yue Fei. This tour encapsulates the enchanting allure of Hangzhou, where stories and experiences intertwine to create an unforgettable journey.
We provide off the beaten track Hangzhou activities as below to enhance your tour experience. You can choose some of them to customize the above tour. Or if time permits, you can add one or two of them in the above itinerary (Only additional entrance fee required. And some are free charge of entrance fee).
Morning Market & Breakfast Experience Cost for Breakfast: within 20RMB Per Person
If your hotel doest not provide breakfast or you are a foodie and want to taste real Hangzhou. This is a great chance to see how Hangzhou wakes up by experiencing the tastes, sounds and local way of life. Get whisked through Hangzhou's old streets, alleys and morning market with our local guide to eat the most authentic breakfast at places we know and you can't find on your own.
Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus Free Charge
Feeling the local dating culture at Wansong Academy where the locals take part in the blind date fair "Chinese Matchmarking Day".Here attracted over thousands of young singles and their parents. ( Available on each Saturday morning)
Westlake Sunset Watching at Chenghuang Pavilion Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Follow our guide to climb up to the Cheng Huang Pavilion where is the one of the best locations for admiring and photographing the sunset on Westlake.
Local Wet Market Visting Free Charge
Do you want know more about local life? Come with our guide to visit the local wet market. To most locals, wet market is a destination for freshest produce while it is a must-see attraction for a cultural experience to tourists.
Local Family Visiting Free Charge
If you are interested in local culture and life style, we can arrange local famliy visting to sip famous Longjing tea, learn how to cook local food as well as taste Hangzhou cuisine. Local residents will invite you warmly to experience Hang-style life.
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Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Tour Style：Embark on an enchanting Hangzhou journey with our seasoned expert and a skilled driver. Glide gracefully across West Lake's tranquil waters, escaping crowds for an intimate boat ride. Immerse in Chinese traditions with a mesmerizing tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation. Wander the Bamboo-lined path at Yunqi, savoring Hangzhou's serene beauty. Our expert guide shares captivating tales of history, complemented by a skillful driver navigating effortlessly. Indulge in a day of discovery, each corner revealing Hangzhou's captivating allure, leaving you with cherished memories.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：Embark on a hassle-free and time-efficient exploration of Hangzhou with our comprehensive Skip-The-Line full-day tour. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed West Lake on a boat, marvel at the scenic beauty of Fish Viewing at Flower Park, explore the tranquil Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, indulge in a tea-sipping experience at Meijiawu Tea Village, and wander through the historical Song Dynasty Imperial Street. Our guided tour ensures you skip the queues, allowing you to seamlessly access each scenic spot. Make the most of your time with a well-organized itinerary, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey through the captivating sights of Hangzhou.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style：Discover the famous Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Accompanied by your private guide, stroll around Flower Harbor Park and take a relaxing boat on the West Lake. Visit the famous Lingyin temple; See the traditional Meijiawu tea mountain; wonder along the old Hefang Street and enjoy the magnificent Impression Westlake show. Local lunch and dinner, tea tasting at Meijiawu, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and private vehicle service are inclusive.
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
Tour Style：Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private door to door day tour. This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Hangzhou. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, you'll immerse yourself in its world renowned natural, historical and cultural features.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
Tour Style：As one of seven ancient capitals in China, the rich history and the splendid culture endow Hangzhou with profoundness. Come with us to discover Hangzhou's top attractions in two days. You'll enjoy boat ride on West Lake (Landmark of Hangzhou), Guo Garden, Leifeng Pagoda, etc. On the second day, explore Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation (Best Green Tea & China national tea), Bamboo Forest & Ancient street. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show.
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