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Skip The Line: Ultimate Hangzhou Private Day Tour for Essence Highlights

From $80 per person

Tour Style:
Hangzhou is one of the most popular tourist cities in China,Ten of millions of people travel to Hangzhou every year. Sightseeing can often be stressful, especially when long lines and crowds are involved. 8-hour tour in Hangzhou is precious. A skip-the-line tour essentially allows you to avoid the queue and head right to the entrance of the famous temple, taking a reserved private boat cruise without waiting for a big sharing boat...We have our own way to book the ticket and also have the fast pass on scenic spots.

Duration: 6-7 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

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

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

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(including Westlake Boat Ride), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: No

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 day tour as below: 

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Our Pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

With your personal tour guide, you will be taken to famous Hangzhou West Lake-one of world UNESCO Sites. The best way to viste the lake is by boat. We special arrange a private boat for you since the public tourist boat are very crowded and noisy and sail to the secret parts of the westlake only known by local people.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.

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Later, visit the Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancientBuddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries.

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After visiting the Lingyin temple, walk from the back door of the temple to the Amanfayun Village: The picturesque Aman Fayun Village is located in the Fayun Nong area, surrounded by natural forest and scenery, a short drive west of Hangzhou. Nearby attractions include the village of Tianzhu, the Lingyin Temple, Flower Pond, West Lake, Hangzhou History Museum, and the Yongfu Temple. Amanfayun is located in a remote and tranquil forest., immerse yourself in an atmosphere of a traditional Chinese village; a true journey through time. Encountering Amanfayun for the first time is like stepping into a Zhang Yimou film (he of Raise the Red Lantern and the Beijing Olympics opening and closing ceremonies fame); your every glance is greeted with a kind of mise en scene; a bright-yellow parasol against the muted stone buildings, a glimpse into an ancient courtyard to someone sweeping away the fallen autumn leaves, a carved inscription in stone framed by lush wet vines. You will feel becoming gently untethered from the concerns of the day.

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After walking across the Aman Fayun Village, drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch!

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

Have your Lunch at the restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.( In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You shold go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). We give you the meal options as below:

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.

After lunch, drive to Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery.

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The last stop is The Song Dynasty Imperial Street: Has been renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan, but still leads to the Palace of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127AD). The road that stretches 400 meters (1,310ft) is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others.

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After the tour, our tour guide and driver will drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the hangzhou train station and your tour ends. 

This Hangzhou Private Tour has been popular with our many clients: 
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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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Marcia Follin
Reviewed 02 September 2019
Memorable experience in Hangzhou

I just wanted to write and thank you very much for a wonderful trip to Hangzhou. We came to Hangzhou for a business meeting. After the meeting, our group of 7 decided to do a hangzhou city tour before heading back to Shanghai. We found Hangzhou Private Tour online and we had a great experience. The service provided by Hangzhou Private Tour were outstanding, our group enjoyed every moment in Hangzhou and it was due to our guide David, he made the tour a memorable event with knowledge each place. Especially the historical details explained before the visit to each venue added to our appreciation of different features. We especially enjoyed the ancient Lingyin temple, the long jing tea testing. Highly recommended. If you are traveling to Hangzhou as a group or individually I highly recommend David and this great team.

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Anna Pullig
Reviewed 06 August 2019
Amazing Tour Guide/Friend in Hangzhou!

Everything during the booking process worked perfect and fine, absolutely no reason for a complaint. The round way train tickets from Shanghai to hangzhou and back were arranged promptly by Hangzhou Private Tour. Nancy was our guide for the day - she promptly picked us up from the train station and had a comfortable car with great A/C the whole day with us. Driver was friendly too! She had maximum flexibility to what we liked and gave us many options of eating first or going to sites first. She is very knowledgeable in history and culture and its not just about the attractions but she was also able to relate to modern day culture and how we drew inspiration from these amazing historical sites. The best part is that she is really friendly and full of energy - we felt that we were going out with a long time friend that we havent' see in a while! I strongly reccomend anyone who is looking to discover the local side of Hangzhou (p.s. she has really good taste in food too!)

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Wincen Adiputra Santoso
Reviewed 03 August 2019
A perfect Hangzhou day tour with real life experience

It was a great one day tour in Hangzhou with my tour guide David. I booked the one day tour Hangzhou on Hangzhou Private Tour website, Sam/Bonnie were very fast to get me the reply and answered all my questions. They offered me a very reasonable price even it was a last minute booking.The next day David and the driver picked me up at Hangzhou Xiaoshan international airport on time in the morning,then drove me directly to the west lake scenic area as we planned.We took a boat cruise on the beautiful west lake and visited the No.1 biggest,oldest Buddhism temple-Linying temple,also we went to the tea plantation and tried couple of tea,which was great tea as I expected,No.1 longhorn green tea in China. The lunch at a local farmer's house recommended by David was FANTASTIC! At last, David drove me to a local wet market as I asked before getting on the free way to the airport back to Hongkong.I was so happy to see the local shopping at the wet market,personally,I'd like see part of the daily life of local people doing wherever I visit. I'm so happy about the trip,thanks Hangzhou Private Tour and David.I will definitely share my visiting story with my friends. Thanks again and wish you all the best.

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Mr. Alexander Claxton
Reviewed 28 July 2019
Well organised hangzhou day tour and very honest tour operator

Hangzhou Private Tour delivered exactly what we discussed. No hidden agenda. Very honest and punctual. Excellent tour guide. Very responsive via wechat. I highly recommend his company. Thanks you all.

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Kathy Kennedy
Reviewed 23 July 2019
An excellent hangzhou tour with guide David

Sam (Our trip planner) and David (Our tour guide), thank you very much for the great service. It was very relaxed to have a trip with you. Thanks to the comfort the driver gave and thanks to the great stories with humor from David. We had a short time but Sam gave us a good advice of what to see in a short time. We travelled with a family (2 little kids and a grandmother) and for everybody David had attention! Well done! A very good service for a very good price; thanks again!

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Daniel Benador
Reviewed 22 July 2019
No doubt the best tour company and guide you can find in Hangzhou

We came from Shanghai to Hangzhou for a quick day trip. Our guide, Tommy, showed us the best of Hangzhou within limited time. The itinerary was very well organised and well paced. Since I don't like rushed tours, this was very suitable for me. Moreover, Tommy is very friendly and knowledgeable. Although I speak Mandarin, I grew up in Canada so I am not very well-educated in Chinese culture. Whenever I didn't understand something, Tommy would be able explain the history and story behind each attraction in a very simple way so I can better appreciate the cultural connotations associated with the attractions. Overall, would highly recommend this to either solo or small groups travelling in the region - I guarantee you won't be able to find anything better :)

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Peter Kim
Reviewed 20 July 2019
Highly recommend Hangzhou Private Tour and guide Bonnie

My trip to Hangzhou was the best journey I have had to China and this was down to having employed a local guide by the name of Bonnie. Bonnie speaks excellent English and knows the area like the back of her hand. Knowledgeable, informative and with an excellent sense of humour. I learnt so much more than I could have hoped for in my short time in Hangzhou by having Bonnie on hand to explain it all to me and answering all of my questions. We hired a car to get around and would recommend you do the same as there is so much to see. Make sure you visit Longjing Valley Longjing Green Tea tasting, Lake West and its beautiful park and the Lingyin Buddhist Temple. We really appreciated that Bonnie helped us buy the entrance tickets from her own agent to stay away from the long line at the ticket office.

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Charmaine
Reviewed 20 July 2019
Skip the line Hangzhou day tour with guide David

Communication with Hangzhou Private Tour and our guide David was quick and easy. David speaks fluent English, is very knowledgeable, and has a bubbly enthusiasm about the culture and history of Hangzhou city. We were driven around in a comfortable minivan to see the main sights included in the confirmed itinerary as well as some hidden, off-the-beaten-path spots in Hangzhou. We were really appreciate David efforts helping us skip the line to get the entrance tickets during such a busy weekend. They charge an honest, reasonable price too. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a private tour in Hangzhou. Thank you for the beautiful memories!

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Judy M
Reviewed 29 June 2019
Incredible Hangzhou day tour of a lifetime

Our tour guide was Bonnie who was very knowledgeable, communicative and nice to be with and showed us around the pretty lakes (A private boat ride on the canal of the westlake which was quite special) and pagodas and also the temple up in the mountains. Our driver Mr Chen was extremely polite, patient and attentive. We also stopped by an organic farm to plate restaurant for a very good lunch which does not cost a pretty penny. Everything was just so fresh, simple and tasty. We then visited a tea plantation and bought some very good Dragon's Well tea to bring back. In the evening, we attended the impression westlake show directed by famed director Zhang Yimou. All in all, hangzhou private tour ensured that our needs are met and tries to pre arrange as much things as possible so that on the actual tours we spend more time sightseeing than in a queue. He is effectively bilingual and keep in touch all the way to make sure that everything is running smoothly both with the guides and drivers, as well as the client. I would strongly recommend Hangzhou private tour.

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Judy M
Reviewed 29 June 2019
Incredible Hangzhou day tour of a lifetime

Our tour guide was Bonnie who was very knowledgeable, communicative and nice to be with and showed us around the pretty lakes (A private boat ride on the canal of the westlake which was quite special) and pagodas and also the temple up in the mountains. Our driver Mr Chen was extremely polite, patient and attentive. We also stopped by an organic farm to plate restaurant for a very good lunch which does not cost a pretty penny. Everything was just so fresh, simple and tasty. We then visited a tea plantation and bought some very good Dragon's Well tea to bring back. In the evening, we attended the impression westlake show directed by famed director Zhang Yimou. All in all, hangzhou private tour ensured that our needs are met and tries to pre arrange as much things as possible so that on the actual tours we spend more time sightseeing than in a queue. He is effectively bilingual and keep in touch all the way to make sure that everything is running smoothly both with the guides and drivers, as well as the client. I would strongly recommend Hangzhou private tour.

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