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Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour

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Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour
  • Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour
  • Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour
  • Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour
  • Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour
  • Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour
  • Hangzhou Dragon Well  Tea Village & Longjing Tea Plantation Day Tour

Tour Style:
Hangzhou isthe land of fish and rice, the home of tea and silk. Longjing tea is considered one of the best green tea in China. Enjoy a 8-hour tea tour accompanied by your guide over 5+years guiding experience visiting the China National Tea Museum, Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes and Meijiawu Tea Village, also, you have a chance to try the Longjing Tea and talk with tea famers. You'll not only learn a lot about Chinese tea culture, also immerse yourself in the process of tea-making and the beautiful scenery.

Duration: 6 - 8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
The hangzhou Westlake(including Boat Ride on Westlake), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Village(Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea), Longjing Imperial Tea Garden(18 Imperial Tea Bushes)

Pick-up point:
Your Hotel & Hangzhou Train Station

Finishing point:
Your Hotel & Hangzhou Train Station

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

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

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

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(including Boat Ride On westlake)), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Village(Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea), Longjing Imperial Tea Garden(18 Imperial Tea Bushes)
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Your adventure begins with our professional guide, fluent in multiple languages, who will accompany you throughout the day, providing insightful commentary and ensuring a seamless experience. Alongside, our experienced driver, skilled in navigating the roads, will safely transport you in our well-maintained vehicle, ensuring both comfort and safety during the entire journey.

Look for our distinctive welcome sign "Your Way Holiday" as our guide and driver eagerly await your arrival at your hotel lobby or the train station in Hangzhou. The one-day tour will encompass the following activities and attractions:

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Start your day with a serene and enchanting experience as you embark on a leisurely boat ride across the picturesque waters of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Lake. Your journey commences with a personalized pick-up from your hotel, where our warm and knowledgeable guide eagerly awaits your arrival. Step aboard the traditional boat and feel the gentle sway as you set sail, immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of West Lake.

As you glide gracefully across the tranquil waters, your guide will regale you with captivating tales and anecdotes about the rich history and cultural significance of West Lake. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery that unfolds before you, from the verdant hillsides to the elegant arched bridges that dot the landscape. Keep your camera ready as your guide points out iconic landmarks such as the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, where the moon's reflection dances upon the shimmering surface of the lake, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

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Pause to admire the graceful silhouette of the Leifeng Pagoda, its ancient towers rising majestically against the backdrop of the azure sky. Listen as your guide shares the legends and folklore surrounding this iconic pagoda, adding depth and meaning to your journey. With each passing moment, you'll find yourself enchanted by the tranquil beauty and timeless charm of West Lake, a sanctuary of peace and serenity amidst the bustling cityscape.

As your boat gently glides back to shore, take a moment to reflect on the profound sense of tranquility and harmony that envelops you. With our expert guide by your side, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural heritage and natural wonders of West Lake, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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Step into the enchanting world of tea at the prestigious China National Tea Museum, nestled within Longjing Village. Marvel at the diverse collection of tea artifacts and exhibits, showcasing China's rich heritage and profound connection to the beloved beverage. Engage your senses with interactive displays and guided tours, gaining insights into tea culture and the art of brewing.

Immerse yourself in the centuries-old traditions and rituals of tea as you explore the museum's immersive displays and interactive demonstrations. Discover the nuanced flavors and aromas of different tea varieties, from fragrant green teas to robust black teas, and learn about the art and science behind the perfect cup of tea.

Enhance your experience with a guided tour led by knowledgeable staff, offering fascinating insights into the origins of tea, its cultural significance, and the time-honored rituals of tea preparation. Depart with a newfound appreciation for the ancient traditions and timeless pleasures of tea drinking in China.

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Immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of Hangzhou with a delightful Chinese lunch at a local restaurant. Guided by our knowledgeable local guide, who has spent years exploring the culinary scene of Hangzhou, you'll experience dining like a true local. Our guide will recommend renowned eateries renowned for their authentic Hangzhou cuisine, ensuring you savor the essence of the region's culinary heritage.

At the restaurant, your guide will assist in selecting dishes, offering insights into the ingredients, cooking techniques, and cultural significance behind each dish. From iconic specialties like West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce to savory Beggar's Chicken, every dish tells a story of Hangzhou's rich culinary tradition. Sit back, relax, and allow our guide to lead you on a gastronomic journey, providing explanations and anecdotes that deepen your appreciation for Hangzhou's culinary delights.

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

Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Meijiawu has long been well known for its Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea tradition. It is a good place to understand the brilliant past and equally bright future of tea in China. Taking tea dates back to several centuries before the birth of Jesus! In the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), people considered tea to a medicine for curing ailments. But drinking tea as a social function or leisure or cultural purposes date back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Drinking tea in China was quite popular around 760 AD. Meijiawu Village in particular is famous for its history of offering exquisite tea. This beautiful village will make you to feel the pleasure of a perfect cup of tea, our guide will show you how to pick the tea leaves, how to fry the tea leaves and how to drink the tea. 

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At last, move to the Longjing Imperial Tea Garden(18 Imperial Tea Bushes):Longjing tea was granted the status of Gong Cha, or Imperial tea, in Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi. According to the legend, Kangxi's grandson Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays. He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the Lion Peak Mountain (Shi Feng Shan) and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for more money per gram than gold.

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At the conclusion of your tour, our team will be delighted to provide transportation either to the train station or back to your hotel, ensuring a convenient and comfortable journey to your next destination.

Optional Activities

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).

Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus   Free Charge
Feeling the local dating culture at Wangsong 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)

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Hangzhou Wholesale Food & Tea Market   Free Charge
Lose yourself in a world of tea at one of Hangzhou’s renowned tea markets where you will uncover a number of desired tea-sets and utensils and taste some of China’s most renowned tea leaves and snacks. Steeped in history, flavour and beauty this market not only houses all grades of tea but is also home to some of the best tea-inspired pieces around.

Tea Farmer's House Visiting     Free Charge
Home to an abundance of local tea farmers, a visit to the farmer's house giving you the chance to interact with peasant tea farmers who spend their lives on tea. Let's talk with the tea farmers, ask questions about tea in your mind and check their tea making tools and storehouse...The hospitable peasants are famous for the welcome they offer guests from all over the world. 

Authentic Local Markets Shopping Experience    Free Charge
You may really want to buy something or just expect to hang out shopping area or experience bargain fun like a local. This tour option will be your perfect choice! You will go to see the local shopping mall, local retail market or the whole-sale market, feel what means bustling. 

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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. 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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Catherina
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Reviewed on 11 September 2023

My visit to the Longjing Tea Plantation in Hangzhou was an enchanting experience. The scenic beauty of Hangzhou combined with the opportunity to explore the world of Longjing tea made this tour exceptional.

Longjing tea, known as "Dragon Well Tea," is China's pride, and this tour gave me a behind-the-scenes look at its production. Our guide, David, was a treasure trove of knowledge, making the journey not just informative but captivating.

The private tour allowed for a personalized adventure, and I loved the flexibility it offered. If you're looking for a unique and engaging experience in Hangzhou, I highly recommend this tour. It's the perfect blend of nature, culture, and expertise.

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Peter Kim
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Reviewed on 20 July 2019

We travelled as a couple from Australia to Hangzhou, the capital of tea in China. The weather was overcast and cooler than the previous hot days. David picked us up from our hotel and was immediately very welcoming and insightful. The car was very comfortable and water bottles were welcoming. Our day started at West Lake and the boat ride allows you to feel the vastness of the lake. The haze enhanced the beauty of the skyline.

David provided a thorough history of every surrounding aspect throughout the tour. We liked that there were no pushy sales tactics and we were not taken to tourist shops. We felt looked after as David ordered lunch based on his recommendations and an English speaking guide was arranged for the tea ceremony and tea tasting. We could move around at our own pace and David was happy to take photos of us when requested. He even recommended other places to visit while in Hangzhou.

Overall it was a perfect day and a tranquil experience. We highly recommend David and China Private Tours. Without the tour we could not have felt the significance of each place we visited. Hangzhou is a beautiful city. Although it is leading in technology, it is good to see the preservation of nature and greenery.

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Maria
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Reviewed on 13 February 2019

An amazing experience from start! Our tour guide Nancy was wonderful and very helpful. We got to see a lot of things during the day. Started with a boat ride on westlake, then the Guo's villa, lunch at a tea farmer's house, dragon well tea village and the imperial tea garden...Since we are tea fans, we really enjoyed the day with Nancy. Thanks for letting us experience a fantasic day that we will carry with us a long time! Best regards Maria

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Geoff
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Reviewed on 10 February 2019

Big accolades to Bonnie and her vibrant and enthusiastic personality! She was our tour guide for the dragon well tea village and lake tour, nobody could have done better! We had such a blast and really enjoyed spending the day together. Everything was very well organized and never rushed. She has pristine knowledge of her home city and its history. Most of all, it was like spending the day with a good friend you hadn't seen in ages! She is such a great personality I highly recommend getting a tour with her if you are social and fun!

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Cickert
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Reviewed on 17 January 2019

am so thankful for all the positive reviews about this tour. I am about to give another thumbs up review for this tour. We are a family of 4 with a 9 year old and a 77 year old elderly. We decided to get a private tour because we felt it was easier to manage in terms of time and places to visit. This was the best decision we made. Our guide, David and the driver, Mr Zhang was so patient with us. David is very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English. Mr Zhang is a very skillful driver. His car was so clean and comfortable.

Our day started with a pick up from our hotel. It was snowing on the day of our tour and David reminded us to bring enough clothing to keep us warm. We headed to West Lake and we were away from the huge crowd which was great. My son had his chance to play with snow and we had so many beautiful photo opportunities of the lake (recommended by David). We went on the river cruise on the lake and David shared so many interesting facts about the beautiful structures built around the lake.

After that we proceeded to the tea farmer's house for lunch. We found the food home cooked and my son (a picky eater) loved the chicken dish. We all generally enjoyed the meal. The price of the meal was average, I feel. We can always find cheaper food or more expensive food elsewhere but we thought of it as a contribution of the tea farmer community. We were happy with David's recommendation. We had a dining room facing the tea plantation which is not something we see everyday.

After lunch, we proceeded to a place to try Long Qing tea. Our guide gave us some very interesting information about the Long Qing tea. The tea tasting was lovely (especially after lunch on a cold snowy day). The lady explained a lot about Long Qing tea, how to brew it and its benefits. They were very clear about their products and pricing but were not pushy. There was a souvenier shop which sold snacks made from Long Qing tea. My son loved the Long Qing Mochi there. After that, we went to see the Long Qing well and headed back to a shopping street called Qinghefang Old Street. After shopping, we were sent back to our hotel and that was the end of our wonderful day trip in Hangzhou. We left Hangzhou with fond memories and David and Mr Zhang was definitely a part of those wonderful memories. I would recommend this tour for any family who wants their own tour as it gives you time to explore at your own pace. Booking a tour with them was very easy and seamless. They responded very fast and were spot on with my queries. This was a wonderful experience from start till end. Thumbs up!!

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Ellie
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Reviewed on 10 August 2018

Overall was a great tour day for me as someone that really loves to drink tea. Bonnie and the driver came to hotel to pick me up in the morning and from the start Bonnie was quite warm and friendly. Bonnie is local from Hangzhou, so throughout the day she shared many facts and history about Hangzhou and longjing tea.
Of course it costs a bit more for a private vs a group tour, but i really enjoyed how it was more personal to what i wanted to see. You don't get the usual "hard sell" and brought to the pre-arranged places where they try to sell to you....to make up for the cheaper group tour costs (this is based on other group tours i've taken in the past).
The only time i was really sold anything was at the tea village (cultural tea center i think), but this was ok for me since I intended to buy tea anyways and the tea sample i got there tasted pretty good.

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Jake
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Reviewed on 10 August 2018

Fantastic hangzhou tea culture day tour thanks to David. There were a lot of negative things that I'm not gonna go into but, once we got to Hangzhou @12:30PM, it got better. Very simple lunch but everything we had were good. It was a miserable day because of the traffic and the rain. Our tour guide David was awesome. We got to Hangzhou later than usual for this tour but he never rush us. We got longjing tea that we wanted. We would love to go back to Hangzhou again. We'll make sure to stay there for more than a day next time..

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Tarje
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Reviewed on 10 August 2018

We had mostly a great day, visiting the lake, tea village and tea museum, lunch at a tea farmer's house,testing the best green tea in china. Our guide, Bonnie was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and was very informative answering lots of questions.Bonnie was very knowledgeable about the Longjing Tea Planation. It was very informative, the tea was delicious and many of us bought some to take home. A great day in Hangzhou for tea culture!

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