24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378


Your Location: Home > Best Hangzhou Tours > Hangzhou Tours For First Time Visit > Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature

Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature

From $70 per person
Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature
  • Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature
  • Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature
  • Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature
  • Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature
  • Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature
  • Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of Serenity and Beauty of Nature

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

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

Pick-up point:
Your Hotel & Train Station in Hangzhou

Finishing point:
Your Hotel & train Station in Hangzhou

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

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay, PayPal

Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)


Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(includingThree Ponds Mirroring the Moon), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
  • Accommodation: No
  • Meal: No

Begin your exploration of Hangzhou with a warm welcome from your private guide at Hangzhou Railway Station or your downtown hotel. Look for the "Your Way Holiday" sign, signaling the start of a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle. Tailor your experience by sharing your interests with the guide, allowing for a personalized commentary and itinerary. Whether it's historical sites, cultural landmarks, or natural wonders, your guide will adapt the tour to your preferences. (If you're arriving from Shanghai, the suggested timing is an arrival around 9:30 am and departure around 6:00 pm. Conveniently, both Hangzhou East train station and Hangzhou railway station are suitable for this tour. Enjoy the added benefit of complimentary train station pick-up and drop-off service for a hassle-free experience.)

Your Way Holiday in Hangzhou.jpg

The Westlake Hangzhou (including boat cruise on westlake): Begin your day by immersing yourself in the cultural treasures of Hangzhou. Your local guide will accompany you to the picturesque Hangzhou Westlake, where you'll embark on a scenic boat ride across its tranquil waters. As you glide along, your guide will regale you with captivating stories and legends, delving into the lake's rich history and its profound significance in Hangzhou's culture.


Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond (Huagang Park): Next, venture to the enchanting Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond. Here, your guide will unravel the symbolic meaning behind this extraordinary attraction. Discover the traditional Chinese belief in the harmonious relationship between fish and flowers, and gain insight into how this interplay reflects the beauty and equilibrium of nature.


Guo Garden Retreat: Delight in a visit to Guo's Garden, an exquisite classical Chinese garden renowned for its elegant design and serene ambiance. As you meander through its pavilions, courtyards, and meticulously landscaped gardens, you'll have the opportunity to delve into the rich history and philosophy of Chinese gardening. Listen attentively as your guide imparts fascinating tales and imparts wisdom about the guiding principles behind these magnificent gardens.


Lunch Experience: Savor a delectable lunch in the tea village, carefully selected by our knowledgeable guides. Options include local eateries favored by Hangzhou residents or a unique opportunity to enjoy a home-cooked meal at a local farmer's home. Engage with villagers and gain insights into authentic city life.

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

1) Lunch at Local Tea Farmer's Tea House to know the real life of the local people:And we also can organize tea farmers teach you how to prepare, cook local delicaies if you want to. You can learn how to cook: Beger's Chicken, Westlake carp in vinegar source(Do not be scared, no bones!!! Aha), Lotus root, bamboo shoot...and other many tasty vegetables )

2) At the local restaurants which are popular with local people, such as Grandma's Kitchen, Green Tea Restaurants...And also fancy ones as well, 28 Hubin Road(Top 50 Best in Asia, Jinsha Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel. We are the local, we are the sources. We know many excellent restaurants even not listed on Lonely Planet and some other travel guides.

Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Journey to the birthplace of World's renowned Longjing green tea. Amidst stunning natural scenery, visit local tea houses for tastings. For those inclined, participate in a tea farmer's tea house experience, where you can learn to prepare local delicacies.


Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi:Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Bamboo-lined path at Yunqi, where towering bamboo trees create a mesmerizing forest. Marvel at the lightness and crispness of the bamboo, providing a unique and fascinating ambiance.


Qinghefang Old Street Exploration: Conclude your day at Qinghefang Old Street, a charming glimpse into historic Hangzhou. Experience the lifestyle of old Hangzhou, explore boutique shops, and indulge in local delights. Throughout the tour, our expert guide and skilled driver ensure a seamless and personalized experience, leaving you with cherished memories of Hangzhou's enchanting wonders.


As the tour concludes, our dedicated guide and driver will ensure a seamless return to your hotel or Hangzhou train station, leaving you with cherished memories of Hangzhou's enchanting blend of nature, culture, and culinary delights.

Optional Activities

We offer unique off-the-beaten-track activities in Hangzhou to elevate your tour experience. Choose to customize the existing itinerary with these options or add one or two activities if time permits (only additional entrance fees may apply, and some activities are free of charge):

Morning Market & Breakfast Experience   Cost for Breakfast: within 20RMB Per Person
Indulge in the vibrant Morning Market & Breakfast Experience, especially tailored for those seeking an authentic taste of Hangzhou's local life. If your hotel doesn't offer breakfast or you're a food enthusiast eager to explore real Hangzhou, seize this opportunity to witness the city waking up.Navigate through the charming old streets, alleys, and bustling morning markets. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors that define Hangzhou's mornings. Our guide will lead you to hidden gems where you'll savor the most authentic breakfast, carefully curated at places not easily discovered on your own. This is not just a culinary adventure; it's a journey into the heart of Hangzhou's daily life, allowing you to experience the city's essence through its diverse and delectable breakfast offerings.


Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus   Free Charge
Explore the fascinating local dating culture at Wansong Academy with our free-of-charge Blind Date Culture experience. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the blind date fair, known as "Chinese Matchmaking Day," where locals gather each Saturday morning. Witness the participation of thousands of young singles and their parents, providing a unique glimpse into contemporary Hangzhou society. It's an opportunity to feel the vibrancy of local dating customs, adding an intriguing cultural dimension to your Hangzhou experience. ( Available on each Saturday morning)


Captivating Westlake Sunset Watching at Chenghuang Pavilion   Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Experience the , an iconic spot renowned for its panoramic views of the sunset over West Lake. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery and capture unforgettable moments as the sun sets over the tranquil waters. Chenghuang Pavilion stands as one of the premier locations for admiring and photographing the enchanting sunset, offering a mesmerizing perspective of this natural spectacle. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the beauty of West Lake bathed in the warm hues of the setting sun from this exceptional vantage point.


Local Family Visiting    Free Charge
Engage in an authentic cultural experience with our complimentary Local Family Visit. If you're drawn to exploring diverse lifestyles and traditions, this opportunity invites you to sip renowned Longjing tea, participate in hands-on cooking sessions with locals, and relish the authentic flavors of Hangzhou cuisine. Embrace the warm hospitality of local residents, gaining a genuine glimpse into the distinctive lifestyle of Hangzhou. This immersive encounter adds an enriching layer to your cultural exploration, fostering a deeper connection with the heart of Hangzhou's traditions.


From $70 per person
Free Inquiry

How Our Teams Serve you at Your Way Holiday

1-on-1 Travel Consultant
Our travel consultants have been working in local tourism for years, they are professional, experienced and responsible sharing our wealth of knowledge to plan your trip. They will formulate customized tour plan based on your travel interests, time, and budget as well as providing professional suggestions. Beside, they will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned. 

Excellent Local Guides
All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture but also prepared to talk frankly about whatever topic interests you. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town. They’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. 

Private Car and Driver
We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained.(Not over 4 years). Our drivers are are local, polite, friendly and helpful with over 10-year drive experience. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra space for your luggage.

Meals & Dining
If the meals are included in the itinerary. We will take you to the best local restaurants and help you order dishes according to your preference on spot to guarantee that the food is freash not pre-cooked. Some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, your private guide will be still delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local featured restaurants every week based on the online reviews of customers. We have a large selection of different restaurants which cater to the specifications of our customers, and are available to provide various options, such as vegetarian, Muslim, Chinese, Western, Jewish, and Indian restaurants. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access to all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a bottle of water for each person.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review
Reviewed on 12 September 2023

We had an incredible all-inclusive Hangzhou tour and it could not have been any better. Our guide, Lily, was an absolute gem. Her profound knowledge of the region's history and culture brought every attraction to life. Her passion for sharing the stories behind each site was infectious, making the tour not only educational but also incredibly engaging.

The itinerary crafted by YourWayHoliday was well-balanced and diverse, allowing us to explore Hangzhou's top attractions while also delving into local life. From the peaceful boat ride on West Lake to the enchanting Lingyin Temple, every moment was a new discovery. The price is very reasonable. I highly recommend.

Reviewed on 11 September 2023

Me and my friends had a wonderful day with Lily around the city. She was not only punctual but also extremely professional. Her warm smile and welcoming demeanor put me at ease right from the moment she met us in the hotel lobby. Her fluency in English made communication effortless, ensuring that I didn't miss out on a single detail of this remarkable adventure.

Lily's knowledge of Hangzhou's history and culture was truly impressive. She shared fascinating anecdotes and historical context at every stop along the way. From the enchanting West Lake to the ancient Lingyin Temple, Lily's insights added depth and meaning to each location. It felt like I was experiencing the city's rich heritage through the eyes of a local expert. Thank you, Lily, and the entire tour team for this remarkable adventure!

Reviewed on 01 September 2023

I had the pleasure of being guided by Nancy on my recent trip to Hangzhou, and I must say that her professionalism and enthusiasm truly enhanced my experience.

Nancy's knowledge of Hangzhou was impressive. She provided insightful historical and cultural context at every stop along our tour. Her explanations were clear, and she answered all our questions with patience and expertise. It was evident that she had a deep passion for the city and its heritage.

What stood out most about Nancy was her enthusiasm. She approached every aspect of the tour with a contagious energy that kept our group engaged and excited throughout the day. She shared anecdotes, stories, and personal insights that made the places we visited come alive. Her genuine love for Hangzhou's beauty and culture was evident in her every word and action.

Nancy's attention to detail was also commendable. She ensured that our day flowed smoothly, from coordinating transportation to making sure we had enough time at each location. Her thoughtfulness extended to little things like offering recommendations for the best local snacks and taking group photos for us to remember the day.

Nancy's professionalism and warmth made this tour not just informative but also incredibly enjoyable. She made me fall in love with Hangzhou even more, and I can't thank her enough for her dedication to her role as a guide. If you're planning a trip to Hangzhou, having Nancy as your guide will undoubtedly enhance your experience in every way possible. She is a true asset to the tourism industry.

Reviewed on 04 April 2023

I recently went on the Hangzhou One Day Tour and had an amazing experience! The tour was well-organized and our tour guide David was knowledgeable and friendly.

We started the day by visiting the famous West Lake, which was absolutely breathtaking. Our guide shared interesting historical and cultural facts about the lake and its significance to the people of Hangzhou. We also took a boat ride on the lake, which was a peaceful and scenic way to take in the beauty of the surroundings. Overall, I would highly recommend the Hangzhou One Day Tour to anyone visiting the area. It was a great way to experience the natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary traditions of Hangzhou in a short amount of time.

Reviewed on 09 July 2020

This review is based on my experience in interacting with Hangzhou Private Tour and specifically the Travel Consultant, Sam. We unfortunately had to cancel the tour scheduled during the upcoming summer vacation in July due to the ongoing cross border travel restrictions due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However the professional service and responses received, starting from the initial exploratory emails back in January to the immediate refund of 100% of the advance payment upon the cancellation of the tour, exceeded expectations. Looking forward to rearranging this trip next year!

Martin Kopriva
Reviewed on 10 December 2019


I wanted to ask about the possibility to attend 1 day trip via Hangzhou as I'm on a business trip and no plans for the weekend. It doesn't have to be private - can be even the group - preferrably on Saturday.

Thank you,

Replied:24 April 2020

Dear Martin, 

Thanks for your inquiry for our service. We sent you the details by email. Please check that. Thanks! 

Susan Seth
Reviewed on 06 December 2019

We had a great experience with our your guide David who helped us plan a customized Hangzhou package that arranged us from Shanghai to Hangzhou,we took high-speed train first class, the train was comfortable and super service from the train staff. We took this Skip the line Hangzhou Day Tour since we don't like join in the group and wait in the line.Everything went smoothly, That's what we want. Our guide was professional, attentive and spoke fluent English,and passionate to show us Hangzhou from a local perspective.We had a private boat take us around the peaceful area around the lake, past pass at Lingyin Temple (at first we were a little worried when we saw so many people standing in line),Tea village where you can feel the village life in hangzhou...We hope to be back in different season, the guide told us Hangzhou this city always attractive.

Reviewed on 25 November 2019

We visited Hangzhou for our day with friends.Hangzhou Private Tour organized the tour for us at the last minutes. Our guide David was excellent. His professional skillfulled services are extra bonous on top of beautiful site . I would recommand David for your Hangzhou trip .

Reviewed on 25 November 2019

Great customised tour for just the both of us. Totally reliable, very responsive and attuned to our preferences. Service included pick up from the airport and fully customised tour programme with great recommendations of restaurants and local gourmet favourites. Tour guide Tommy spoke fluent English,knowledgeable guide.Special mention also has to go to Mr Chen, the very unassuming, safe and helpful driver.

Venkat Gopal
Reviewed on 28 October 2019

We travelled from Shanghai to Hangzhou by the high speed train. David picked up us from the train station and he depicted a lot to us. He is incredibly knowledgable of not only the history of the city but also the whole country. His fantastic explanation covered history, law, tradition and religions. He also has a deep understanding of China' modern technology like Alibaba. We wish we could have stayed a little longer in Hangzhou. Thanks for Hangzhou Private Tour and Guide David.


The following Best Hangzhou Tours may also interest you!

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.

View Details
From $80 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Boat Ride on West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Meijiawu Longjing Tea Village, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Yue Temple

Tour Style: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.

View Details
From $69 p/p

Duration:10+ Hours

Attractions(Cities):The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Guo's Garden, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Bamboo Lined Path At Yunqi, 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.

View Details
From $100 p/p

Duration:12 hours

Attractions(Cities):West Lake(Boat Cruise), 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.

View Details
From $95 p/p

Duration:2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake), Fish Viewing Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Lingyin Temple & Peak Flying from afar, Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village), Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, etc

Tour Style:Embark on a captivating two-day journey with "Your Way Holiday" to uncover the heart of Hangzhou's cultural and culinary heritage. Our expert guides lead you through iconic landmarks, bustling markets, and serene gardens, providing immersive insights into the city's rich history. From the tranquil beauty of West Lake to the vibrant energy of local markets, each day is curated for an unforgettable experience. Indulge in authentic local cuisine, explore ancient streets, and witness the mesmerizing blend of tradition and modernity. With seamless transportation and expert guidance, savor the best of Hangzhou with our personalized touch.

View Details
From $140 p/p
Live Chat
Share to
Your Idea of Your Trip
(>11 years old)
(2 - 11 years old)
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Online Chat ID: *
Leave your online Chat ID here. We will get in touch with you within 10 minutes.
>11 years old
2 - 11 years old
< 2 years old
Date of trip
Hotel Class:
Your Privacy is Protected.
* Full Name:
* E-mail:
* Your Age:
* Nationality:
* Online Chat ID:

Leave your online Chat ID here. We will get in touch with you within 10 minutes.

Optional Activities:
Submit Cancel

1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated


Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us

We accept:

We accept


Copyright © 2017 Hangzhouprivatetour.com All rights reserved.

To Top