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Private Hangzhou Day Tour: Remarkable Journey of serenity and beauty of nature

From $70 per person

Tour Style:
Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, explore the best of Hangzhou on a full-day tour. Take a boat ride on West Lake to stay away from the crowds. the placid waters of which have been immortalized throughout history in literature and poetry. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation; walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou. You have the options to have lunch at the local restaurant recommended by our guides (THEY ARE FOODIES, they really know where and what to eat in the city) or have an authentic home-cooked meal at a local famer's home which is a great chance to talk with the villagers and learn more about the real life in the city. To make your trip comfortable and easy, we provided FREE WI-FI, PHONE CHARGER, COLD DRINKS AND UMBRELLA (no extra charge).

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, 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

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

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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
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: No

Meet your private guide upon pickup at Hangzhou Railway Station or your hotel lobby in downtown Hangzhou with a welcome signage "Hangzhou Private Tour" and set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle. Let your your guide know your interests of any particular attractions so the commentary and itinerary can be customized accordingly. (Note: If you come from Shanghai, recommended timing: Arrival: Around 9:30am, Departure: Around 18:00pm. Both Hangzhou East train station and Hangzhou railway station are work for this tour. FREE charge of train station pick up & drop off service. )

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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: Considered to be the best existing traditional private garden in Hangzhou and a great place to relax and revel in the beauty of Song-era tea houses and pavilions. Only local people come to this garden to enjoy their leisure time. The villa not only provides you with a better understanding on this Asian "leisure capital" but also an idea place for photography. 

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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

During the tour, you have the options to have lunch at the local restaurant recommended by your guide (THEY ARE FOODIES, they really know where and what to eat in the city) or have an authentic home-cooked meal at a local famer's home, which is a great chance to talk with the villagers and learn more about the real life in the city. 

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 the Meijiawu Tea Plantation: the origin of the most famous variety of green tea, Longjing, in china with beautiful natural scenery (There are many tea houses in the village and you will have a chance to sample local tea). Interestingly, at a local tea grower's tea house, you could learn how to prepare local delicacies if you are interested. Learn to cook beggar's Chicken, Westlake carp fish in vinegar source, lotus roots, bamboo shoot and many other fresh vegetables. If you don’t wish to cook, just sit back and their flavors.

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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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Your final stop is Qinghefang Old Street, a good place to experience the lifestyle of Old Hangzhou since it is the epitome of historic Hangzhou. It is also a great place for shopping, food, and sightseeing. You could see well-preserved old buildings, explore interesting boutiques, and shop for unique souvenirs. 

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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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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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Jeffrey
Reviewed 04 August 2019
Great hangzhou tour experience with tour guide David

It was a great hangzhou tour experience with tour guide David. It was only a short day trip, but really unforgettable. The West Lake is just as beautiful as it has be introduced by my chinese friends before my arrival. I love the trees and flowers over the lake and in parks around there. It is just peaceful and beautifull. Our tour guide David did a good job with providing cultural and historical information, in my opinion. He gave us proactive briefings both on the van and during the visits of each site as well as answering our questions. Through his briefings, I learned many things about the history of Hangzhou and China that I didn't know before. He took me to the boat tour on the lake, which is a unique experience for me to explore the beauty of nature.
Hangzhou is a historical city. Although I dont have no much knowledge on the city history. But I could see from its old houses and streets.
I love the city and hope to come back again soon.

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Ms. Dianne Baillie
Reviewed 28 July 2019
Great trip in earthly paradise Hangzhou.

We had a great time in hangzhou ! Our tour guide Jason treated us like close friends, showed us around enthusiastically and responded to endless questions with patience. We were really enjoyed the Guo's garden to see how the locals enjoy their life in Hangzhou and the dragon well tea plantation and the tea village. I'd recommend Jason and Hangzhou Private Tour to anyone without hesitation.

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Nora Howells
Reviewed 23 July 2019
Hangzhou Day Tour with David. Fantastic!

We booked a Hangzhou tour for 6 people and David was our tour guide. We had the most amazing time visiting the local attractions, such as the lake (We took a boat ride on westlake), the Guo's villa (My favorite place during the tour), tea plantation and the old street. David was the best guide I had ever met, he explained everything with passion and made the trip a lot of fun. The tour was extremely organised and attention was paid to detail. We were made to feel very welcome. We were also taken to a local tea farmer's restaurant with delicious food. I would highly recommend David and the company if you want a tailored tour which will show the best places with a local touch! Absolutely great!

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Wynne Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2019
Fantastic English Speaking Tour in Hangzhou!

I thoroughly recommend Hangzhou Private Tour to anyone visiting the Hangzhou region. I organised my tour at very short notice (the day before) and was perfectly looked after. I was staying in Shanghai and my trip planner Sam was extremely helpful in advising me the best way to get to Hangzhou from Shanghai for the tour.

My tour guide Tommy picked me up from the station and led me on a fantastic day tour of the town. The weather for the day was quite dreary which made for difficult viewing of the lake.

Due to the weather Tommy suggested some different places to visit which were fantastic. I really enjoyed the visiting to the Guo's villa, a reach people's house in the ancient china. Tommy's knowledge of the Hangzhou area was phenomenal!! His English is fantastic and he makes you feel completely comfortable on the tour.

It is extremely difficult to find English speaking people in this area but Hangzhou Private Tour caters to the English speaking market beautifully.

I will definitely be using this company again to do a Springtime tour.
Thank you Tommy and Hangzhou Private Tour for making my China trip memorable.

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OLUFUNMILAYO ODUSANYA
Reviewed 21 July 2019
Hangzhou day tour from Shanghai with guide Bonnie

My husband and I visited Hangzhou for the first time on a weekend trip from Shanghai. We decided to be shown the city by someone who could do all the leg work for us and we just had to show up, listen, follow, experience and enjoy. Hangzhou private tour recommended this tour for us and customized the tour based on our requirements. Bonnie, our guide, is a bubbly, vivacious and knowledgable delight. She blessed us with her presence and planning of a perfect day and eve! Everything was timed, planned and thought through perfectly! From booking, to the hotel pick up, to special arrangements on our behalf, we highly recommend Hangzhou Private Tou and guide Bonnie

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Henry From Manila
Reviewed 29 June 2019
Fantastic Hangzhou Day Tour with David.

David, our guide was very friendly, sociable. I have to been to China for many times already and have joined a lot of tours over there, so far, David is the one who I can said speaks very fluent English. He toured us around Hangzhou city, gave us some love stories surrounding the West Lake. We had a great boat ride going under canals which reminded us of Venice. We also went to a Tea plantations where they produced the best tea in China. He made sure that we were comfortable and not overly rushed throughout our tour.The highlight of the day's tour was lunch at a seafood market inside a supermarket owned by Jack Ma where we went and bought Live seafoods and have them cooked there. The cooking of the food was so delicious and cheap too. We were really happy that David was our guide. He is such a great guide, we would love to have him again in our future tour in Hangzhou.

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Betry UK
Reviewed 06 June 2019
EXCELLENT!!!Great travel company to travel with!

We found the price very competitive provided by Hangzhou Private Tour, good value for our money. Our only concern was making the reservations over the internet. Our emails were quickly answered and we were able to talk on the phone with the representatives of the company. That gave us the confidence to take the risk and sign up for the trip. All of the other members of our group had the same sentiment. I am not paid to advertise the company but I do it because I feel others might enjoy the Hangzhou trip the same way as we did.

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