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.
Duration: 6 - 8 Hours
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
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Meet your private guide who holding a sign "Your Way Holiday" upon pickup at the Hangzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Hangzhou city. Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle, and talk with your guide about any particular interests you have so the commentary and itinerary can be customized.
Commence your day in Hangzhou with the serene beauty of the Hangzhou West Lake, an iconic attraction featuring a captivating West Lake Boat Ride. As you embark on this scenic journey, your expert guide will share the lake's rich history and cultural significance. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, framed by lush landscapes and elegant pagodas. The West Lake Boat Ride offers a unique perspective on Hangzhou's natural beauty, and your guide will enhance the experience with insights into the legends and stories associated with this enchanting destination.
Continue your exploration at the Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, a picturesque spot within the West Lake area. Your guide will illuminate the cultural symbolism of this site, where vibrant fish gracefully swim in clear waters amid blooming flowers. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance and capture the essence of traditional Chinese aesthetics as your guide shares the significance of this charming location.
The journey then leads to the renowned Lingyin Temple, one of China's most celebrated Buddhist temples. Delve into the spiritual history of the temple complex as your guide narrates tales of its founding and the cultural treasures housed within. Marvel at the intricate architecture and immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Lingyin Temple. Your guide will provide insights into Buddhist practices and the importance of this sacred site in Chinese religious traditions.
Anmanfayun Village becomes the next enchanting stop, where ancient charm meets modern tranquility. Wander through narrow lanes, admire well-preserved traditional architecture, and learn about the village's historical significance. Your guide will share stories of Anmanfayun's past, highlighting the cultural legacy that makes it a living testament to Hangzhou's heritage.
Later, an exploration of Hangzhou with a delightful lunch, providing you with the opportunity to savor local flavors in a picturesque setting. This culinary experience sets the tone for the day, offering a taste of authentic Hangzhou cuisine amid the charming ambiance of the region.
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
A visit to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation follows, offering a sensory journey into the world of Chinese tea culture. Your guide, well-versed in tea traditions, will showcase the art of tea production and guide you through the plantation's lush tea fields. Discover the nuances of tea processing, from plucking the leaves to the final brew, and indulge in a tea-tasting experience that reflects the rich heritage of Hangzhou's tea culture.
Conclude your day with a stroll through The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, a bustling marketplace that echoes the spirit of ancient China. Your guide will guide you through this vibrant street, offering insights into the diverse array of shops, stalls, and traditional crafts that line the way. Experience the lively atmosphere and discover unique treasures as you immerse yourself in the dynamic energy of this historical market street.
As the day draws to a close, your guide will ensure your return to your hotel in Hangzhou, train station or airport, leaving you with cherished memories of a day filled with cultural revelations, natural beauty, and the personalized touch of "Your Way Holiday."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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