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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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Ariel
Reviewed 09 February 2019
Our excellent private hangzhou day tour with David

Our guide David is kind and very humorous guy. He know everything which we asked regarding Hangzhou history, culture, people and etc. he speaks English very well and considered route, food, further last our journey. Car was clean and his driving also calm. He recommended restaurant for lunch and it was good and very nice place. Hangzhou is not easy city you travel alone especially if you don’t speak Chinese. Try with David first and maybe last of journey will be easier. I definitely recommend this trip and also our guide David you will not disappointed.

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Lockhart Stuart
Reviewed 17 January 2019
Immersive Showcasing of Hangzhou's Wonders

David is a grand illustrator of his culture. I was able to ask him questions of Hangzhou and of China with informative responses. The origins of Hangzhou, why there are two downtowns to modern cities, politics, ways China is cultivating the modern world... A fantastic way to start your time in Hangzhou. See both natural beauty and glorious cities in one tour!

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Andrew
Reviewed 21 October 2018
Excellent day tour in Hangzhou


Three of us booked this Hangzhou day trip from Hangzhou. David was terrific! He met us at the train station in Hangzhou after we took the bullet train from Shanghai (a fun must!). We avoided any lines at West Lake for a boat tour, he showed us key highlights in the area, then took us for a tea farmer lunch which was fresh and delicious. Despite some rain, we saw the tea plantation, met with tea farmers, saw local people enjoyed the tea in the garden and had a great,full but relaxing day. We highly recommend this Hangzhou tour and David

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Andrew
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Tour guide Sharon was the best!

We booked the Hangzhou Private Day Trip of serenity,nature,history and future. Everything was confirmed very promptly. We were picked up at our hotel lobby by tour guide Sharon, she was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced.Throughout the day, she used her way to show me the best part of the city.I really enjoyed the beauty of West Lake, which is the symbol of Hangzhou city. We also visited the Guo's villa which is great place to see how the local people enjoy life in the city. Thanks to China Private Tour and tour guide Sharon, I will definitly recommend this company to my friends!

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Mary
Reviewed 01 July 2018
Which train should we take if we want to travel from Shanghai to hangzhou?

Hello, we want to book this hangzhou private tour for 2 people at the end of July. We will travel from Shanghai to hangzhou by the high speed train. Could you please let us know which train should we take from shanghai to hangzhou and back? Thanks!

Replied:01 July 2018

Dear Mary,

Thanks for your enquiry for our hangzhou tour service. Yes, we are the top one company in Hangzhou provide hangzhou private tour service. For the train from Shanghai to Hangzhou, please refer to the below link:

http://www.chinahangzhoutour.com/hangzhou/how_to_travel_from_shanghai_to_hangzhou_by_train.htm

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Caroline
Reviewed 01 July 2018
It's a great Hangzhou day trip from shanghai by high speed train.Exactly what we wanted!

Hangzhou private tour organised the high speed train ticket from Shanghai to hangzhou for us.The high speed train from Shanghai to Hangzhou was a great experience.Our tour guide was very knowledgeable,lots of insights on Hangzhou.Our guide stayed out of the busy tourist attractions, going to the actual farmers restaurant, with only chinese eating there,very fresh food! Then to the tea plantations we went to a small farm, no other tourists than ourselves. Then for the temple, he chose one no tourists go to. we were the only ones, was very interesting and we felt very lucky. Driver and car were excellent, a great way to visit Hangzhou with no stress and worries.We really want to see the impression westlake show and we will come back to hangzhou next time. We definitely recommend Hangzhou private tour.

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Ms. Stephanie Farr
Reviewed 03 June 2018
David made our hangzhou tour terrific!

I had a fantastic time in Hangzhou, everything is brilliant, thank you.
……I like been a part of David's family, we had great time in Hangzhou…I love Hangzhou, the food at the local farmer's house was fantastic, and David has made all whatever possible that we say good and thank you.
I have an absolutely terrific time here in Hangzhou, all the groups have been wonderful, David has treated us exceptionally well and we are all doing great and been enjoyed……And the high speed train from Shanghai to hangzhou was the highlight as well!!!

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Yustiana Sri
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Incredible day in Hangzhou with an awesome guide

Bonnie was an excellent guide who was very attentive and knew a lot of information about Hangzhou. It was an incredible experience! The highlight of this hangzhou tour was having lunch in the balcony of a farmer's home overlooking the tea plantation. West lake boat ride was amazing and the gardens and villas we visited were fabulous. I loved the street filled with vendors where we experience local goods and cuisine.

Replied:31 May 2018

Dear Yustiana,

Thanks for booking this hangzhou tour with us. Bonnie said she really enjoyed the day tour with you as well. Hope your next trip with us in china!!!

Sincerely yours,

Sharon/Marin
Coordination Tourism Manager 

Bonnie/Sam 
Guest Relations Manager Customer-care Team

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