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.
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
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
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Begin your journey with a warm welcome from your guide at your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station, proudly holding the "Your Way Holiday" welcome sign. The immersive exploration of Hangzhou unfolds with a day brimming with cultural wonders:
Your Hangzhou adventure commences at the iconic West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and cultural significance. Our expert guide, deeply connected to the city's history and traditions, enhances your experience with captivating narratives about the lake's legends and its influence on Chinese art and literature. Navigate the lake with a scenic boat cruise, providing a unique perspective of the surrounding pagodas, bridges, and lush landscapes. Your guide tailors the experience to your preferences, ensuring a personalized and enriching journey around this poetic oasis.
The next stop takes you to the enchanting Fish Viewing Flower Pond, where our guide unravels the symbolic beauty of this serene location. Learn about the traditional Chinese garden design principles and the significance of koi fish, creating a harmonious blend of nature and human artistry. Your guide's insights add depth to your appreciation of the intricate landscapes and cultural symbolism within the garden.
Continue your exploration at Guo Garden, a masterpiece of classical Chinese garden design. Your guide delves into the historical background, architectural details, and the cultural motifs embedded in the garden's layout. Stroll through the pavilions, corridors, and courtyards as your guide points out hidden nuances that reveal the garden's rich history. The experience is crafted to resonate with your interests, providing a captivating journey through time and culture.
Embark on a spiritual and scenic adventure at Lingyin Temple, one of China's most renowned Buddhist temples. Our guide shares the temple's history, introduces you to Buddhist rituals, and narrates the stories behind the intricate carvings and statues. As you ascend to Peak Flying from Afar, enjoy panoramic views of the temple complex and the lush surroundings. Your guide imparts spiritual insights and cultural context, offering a holistic understanding of the temple's significance in Chinese Buddhism.
After a morning filled with cultural wonders, enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, experiencing authentic Hangzhou cuisine. Our guide will assist in navigating the menu, providing recommendations tailored to your taste preferences.
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
Your journey continues to the Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village), where our guide unveils the intricate art of tea production. Gain hands-on experience in traditional tea-making and learn about the cultural significance of Dragon Well tea. Stroll along the Bamboo-lined path at Yunqi, accompanied by our guide's insights into the symbiotic relationship between nature and culture in Hangzhou.
The tour continues with a stroll along the bamboo-lined path at Yunqi, a scenic area nestled amidst lush bamboo groves. Your guide will share insights into the significance of bamboo in Chinese culture, providing a serene and immersive experience.
Optional: After you finished all attractions, you have the oprion to watch the Impression Westlake Show at the Yue Lake Area. 'Enduring Memories of Hangzhou', formerly called 'Impression West Lake', is a large on-water live-action performance featuring a symphony orchestra and dazzling natural night scenes. It was firstly performed for G-20 leaders in the West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou, China during the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit. Directed by Zhang Yimou, the man behind the opening ceremony of 2008 Beijing Olympics, the fabulous performance contains symphony, dance, Shaoxing opera, ensemble of Chinese zither and violoncello, piano solo... The stage is 3 centimeters (1.2 inches) beneath the lake's surface. (Please note, this show will be closed from 15th Dec.--Next 15th Mar.)
With the day's discoveries complete, our guide ensures a comfortable return to your hotel. As you bid farewell to the day, relish the memories of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and the personalized touch of "Your Way Holiday."
Commence your second day with a delightful journey to Hangzhou's vibrant Wet & Food Market, where our expert guide curates an immersive experience. Navigate through the bustling stalls filled with a kaleidoscope of fresh produce, local delicacies, and vibrant spices. Our guide, a connoisseur of Hangzhou's culinary treasures, offers detailed insights into the market's history, culinary traditions, and the diverse array of ingredients on display. Engage with local vendors, sample unique flavors, and witness the lively exchanges that define this dynamic marketplace.
Embark on a leisurely exploration of the Grand Canal & Gongcheng Bridge, accompanied by our knowledgeable guide. As you stroll along the historic canal, our guide unravels the tales of this ancient waterway, delving into its role as a vital trade route connecting northern and southern China. Pause at Gongcheng Bridge, an architectural gem with a rich history. Our guide shares stories of its construction, highlighting the bridge's significance in Hangzhou's cultural landscape.
Indulge in a delectable lunch, carefully selected by our guide to provide a culinary journey through Hangzhou's diverse gastronomic offerings. Our guide tailors recommendations to your preferences, ensuring a memorable dining experience that complements the morning's cultural exploration.
Continue your cultural journey with a visit to The Song Dynasty Imperial Street, a bustling thoroughfare that seamlessly blends history and modernity. Our guide escorts you through this lively street, narrating stories of its past, from ancient trade to its present-day vibrancy. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders, vibrant markets, and cultural richness that define this iconic street.
Visit Huqingyutang Traditional Chinese Medicine, where our guide unveils the ancient principles of traditional medicine. Gain a deeper understanding of herbal remedies, acupuncture, and the holistic approach to health that has been integral to Chinese culture for centuries. Engage in informative discussions with our guide, who provides insights into the significance of traditional medicine in Hangzhou's cultural fabric.
Then drive to Chenghuang Pavilion, a picturesque vantage point offering panoramic views of the city. Our guide sets the stage for a serene sunset-watching experience, providing historical context and cultural anecdotes about the surrounding landmarks. As the sun dips below the horizon, take a moment to absorb the beauty of the cityscape transitioning from day to night.
The last stop is The Hangzhou Qianjiang New City, 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.
As the day gracefully concludes, our guide ensures a seamless return to your hotel, Train Station & Airport. Reflect on the diverse facets of Hangzhou's cultural heritage, from culinary delights to historical landmarks, savoring the personalized touch of "Your Way Holiday."
We are the Offical Ticket Agent for the Impression Westlake Show, if you only want to book the Impression Westlake Show Ticket, Please refer to the following link!
1,Impression Westlake Show (Enduring Memories of Hangzhou) Ticket Booking Service
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).
Hangzhou Grand Canal Water Bus Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Except for the west lake cruise, you can also take an half hour water bus cruise along the famous Grand Canal in Hangzhou to enjoy the canal scenery and visit some local handicraft museumes.It will be a very pleasant and unique trip if you have a try of Hangzhou water bus.
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 loca 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.
Qianjiang New City Lighting Show Free Charge
Spend the nighttime in Hangzhou for the impressive light show at the Qianjiang New Town,which is like a young lady putting on her evening dress, showing her grace to the public.It is comparable to the night view of the bund in Shanghai. (Light Show avaiable on Tue. Fri. Sat.)
Impression West Lake Show Entrance Fee: 360RMB/400RMB Per Ticket (Normal/Vip Seat)
If you are looking for an evening activity after a day of sightseeing in Hangzhou, there is no better option than the Impression West Lake show.It illustrates the beauty of the surrounding nature of West Lake, as well as the symmetry of a life filled with love.
Authentic Local Markets Shopping Experience Free Charge
You may really want to buy something or just expect to hang out shopping area or experience bargain fun like a local. This tour option will be your perfect choice! You will go to see the local shopping mall, local retail market or the whole-sale market, feel what means bustling.
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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.
Duration：6 - 8 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
Tour Style：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.
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.
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