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Hangzhou Private Day Trip of serenity,nature,history and future

From $70 per person

Tour Style:
Discover the treasures of Hangzhou on a private full-day trip includes visits to West Lake and Dragon Well Tea Plantation to learn about the tea-making process, visit the Guo's gaden to see how the local people enjoy their life in Hangzhou since Hangzhou was chosen as the most liveable city in China...And visit the Hangzhou CBD will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center.

Duration: 6-7 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, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

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(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
  • 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"

First, take a bost cruise in the westlake,The Westlake Hangzhou (including boat cruise on westlake): West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. On the boat you can see one of theTen Best Views of West Lake--Three Pools Mirroring the Moon.The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.

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After that, visit the  Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park). This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish. 

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Later, drive to the Guo Garden : Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa (Guō Zhuāng, 郭庄) is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers. 

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After visiting the Guo's villa, 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, move to theMeijiawu Tea Plantation:Drogon Well Tea (simplified Chinese: 龙井茶; traditional Chinese: 龍井茶; pinyin: lóngjǐng chá), also known as Longjing tea, is a variety of roasted green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title. Meijiawu Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important Dragon 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. And our guide or Tea Farmer will show you how to pick the leaves, how to fry the leaves and how to drink the best tea in China.

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After tea testing, move to Bamboo lined path at Yunqi: The forest is breathtaking. It really makes you realise how insignificant you are when you stand next to the bamboo trees towering way above you. You are surprised at how hard the bamboo actually was - no wonder Asian builders use it as scaffolding! The thing really liked about the bamboo forest is the light - even though the forest was dense, it still seemed really light and crisp, because of the fact the bamboo's all green (not like normal trees where the trunk is dark brown). It gives the forest a totally different vibe, hard to explain but it was just fascinating.

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The last stop is The Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD, located in the southeast side of downtown Hangzhou, next to the Qiantang River. It is 4.5 km away from the West Lake Scenic Spot. The central area of the Hangzhou CBD (total area 3.29 km2) will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center. Overall development plans include 650m2 of Grade-A offices, hotels, shopping malls and luxury residences. This place will give you a different impression about Hangzhou and show you the future of Hangzhou.

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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 populer 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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Venkat Gopal
Reviewed 28 October 2019
Knowledgable guide David & Fantastic Hangzhou Day Tour

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.

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Camille L
Reviewed 28 October 2019
Entirely customer-tailored amazing Hangzhou tour

We enjoyed a gorgeous day with Tommy travelling Hangzhou. The booking with Hangzhou Private Tour was quite easy! Our trip began by being picked up at train station by the guide. He met us at the exit of the train station on time with a big smile!
On the way to scenic area we discussed all of the schedule and we were convinced that we would have a private tour with much flexibility. Tommy also recommended other places and things to do if time allowed.
Naturally, we visited all the famous places one by one like the lake the garden and tea field. Afterwards, we had lunch at a very tasty local restaurant. Tommy helped us jump the queue as there were many customers waiting to eat. But we didn't wait long for delicious meal.
We truly recommend this trip and Tommy was a excellent tour escort. We would like to repeat the same experience in other cities.

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Ms. Janice Neal
Reviewed 24 October 2019
Amazing HangZhou Tour Experience

I had a chance to visit HangZhou for a business trip . When I entered this city ,I saw amazing nature with a long history . They told me that this city has a story about lovers , at the first I think that it is just a myth and legend but when I leave there I believe on that story , you will find you love in there and then magic separates you . This bridge on the west lake is really full of love . You can sense so many love history that happened in there before . One of my tour guide Bonnie , told me several history of this city and she guide me to Sung city . It was my good fortune to see Bonnie and start a good friendship with her. She was doing more than a tour guide for me . If I want to write about Sungcity I have to write too much , but I can just mention a visiting famous show in there ,that I know from the end of my life I will not forget that memory . All in all , Im as Iranian with a country of long history ,I see the big history of China and nice nature of this city . I recommend every of my family to visit this city and go to the west lake and sungcity . Hangzhou will remain in my mind for ever and I feel I will miss this city . At the end I have to thank Bonnie for all her support to me.

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Mr. Gary Vipond
Reviewed 21 October 2019
The perfect private tour experience in Hangzhou

Communication with Hangzhu 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. We were driven around in a comfortable minivan to see the main sights as well as some hidden, off-the-beaten-path spots in Hangzhou. 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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Reginia Wong
Reviewed 08 October 2019
Amazing trip in Hangzhou

Without doubt, Hangzhou is one of my favorite city in China.
Our guide, Nancy, was simply the best. She was able to plan each day in a well-organized pace without skipping on any details. Her knowledge and passion of each attraction left us wanting to learn more about this city’s rich culture and traditions. The entire trip filled with interesting information and you can tell that she really loves what she does. Thank you Nancy!

We would highly recommend Nancy and Hangzhou Private Tour for anyone considering visiting Hangzhou, China.

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Peter Murphy
Reviewed 02 October 2019
Fantastic day tour in Hangzhou

A friend and I booked this day trip to Hangzhou. The experience was excellent from start to finish. David was our guide and he did a great job. We really enjoyed the day with him and he is a wealth of knowledge about China, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. I commend his on her English skills. We walked the waterfront of Hangzhou, visited the beautiful garden, toured a tea plantation with a stop for lunch at a tea farmer's restaurant. The food was some of the best that I had while traveling in China. We ended the day with a stroll through the Hangzhou old market streets. Hangzhou should not be missed if you are traveling to China. It is a beautiful city and Hangzhou Private Tour made the day effortless for us.

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Ms. SARITHA ZACHARIAH
Reviewed 12 September 2019
The best tour experience in Hangzhou

We ( family of seven) traveled from the Netherlands to Hangzhou and went to see all the great attractions and places under the guidance of David. His organization skills, knowledge of Hangzhou in combination with his fluent English made our travel experience extremely enjoyable. We fully recommend Hangzhou Private Tour and guide David to anyone looking for the best Hangzhou experience.

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John Sanders
Reviewed 01 September 2019
Great tour guide. Thanks to Hangzhou Private Tour and guide David.

My wife and I very much enjoyed our trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai. It was clear that it would not have been reasonable to attempt such an itinerary without the organization from Hangzhou Private Tour handling the complicated logistics. Our round way train tickets were booked and sent to our hotel on time by Hangzhou Private Tour. We were picked up at our hotel in Shanghai in the morning by our driver in Shanghai and drove to the Shanghai train station for the train to Hangzhou. Having both a local guide and driver allowed us to maximize the amount of time we had in Hangzhou. We really enjoyed the boat ride on westlake, Guo's villa and the tea plantation & Village. The lunch at a local farmer's house was SUPER! David is one of the best tour guides that I've ever met in China. He was very welcoming, patient, personable, professional, and thoughtful. He knew a lot of interesting historical and cultural facts about the many scenic sites we visited in Hangzhou. He also went above and beyond to help make our visit go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends visiting Hangzhou in the future.

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Juanita Ladyman
Reviewed 01 September 2019
Impressive Hangzhou Day trip

My family and I have visited China twice, we booked the tour with few travel agencies and had a number of tour guides. Some were great and others were just okay. And this time, we had a great experience in Hangzhou with Hangzhou Private Tour (It could be the best experience we had so far in China). I appreciate how they have a pre-sales/trip planning person then a post-sales follow-up person that remains in touch throughout our tour. Sam was my sales person, and Bonnie was my follow-up contact, and both were outstanding in all respects. David was our tour guide in Hangzhou. His English was as if he had been speaking it his whole life. He captured and kept our attention throughout the whole day (a hard task to accomplish with a large range of ages from preteens, teens, and adults). He made us feel special and important. When anyone asked what I like about China, my reply is always the same, the day in Hangzhou with David and Hangzhou Private Tour.

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Mario Montero
Reviewed 29 August 2019
Excellent Service, Great Tour guide! Thanks to Hangzhou Private Tour

Our visit in Hangzhou was perfect. Our guide David and driver met our train in a private car and escorted us to the Westlake, the private garden close by the westlake, and my favorite tea plantation & village. The food at a local farmer's house was very good and plentiful. Beth Keck had recommended your service and I will let her know that the tour was very special. Thanks to David who was an excellent tour guide. He was very educated and knowledgeable about Hangzhou. He was a nice, friendly, and experienced guide. We learned a lot from him, Thank you again for an excellent tour!!

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