Hangzhou Cooking Class And Local Market Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am--9:30am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Hangzhou or Hangzhou Train Station
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

This Hangzhou food tour not only include the visit to the highlight - West Lake, also offer you unique experience to feel the lively city of Hangzhou - eating off the streets, walking the hidden alleyways, discovering the local foods, feeling the local culture and enjoying the new surprises. Hangzhou food tour brings you back an authentic Hangzhou! Explore the local market in Hangzhou, learn the Hangzhou cuisine at Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, the museum also features Hangzhou cuisine workshops and restaurants to demonstrate the food culture of Hangzhou to a greater extent, you also have a chance to learn how to make Hangzhou-style pastries in a culinary workshop at local tea farmers house in the tea village. After lunch, drink a cup of tea like the local people do and learn the production of Longjing tea, also known as Dragon Well Green Tea.

Know More about this tour

Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby or Hangzhou train station.

First, visit the Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, which is the only themed museum with food in China. This place makes us starving!" This comment in the visitors' book left by an American speaks for many visitors of Hangzhou Cuisine Museum. The museum consists of three sections the exhibition zone, the experience zone and the operation zone. The experience zone and operation zone are the main parts. The museum exhibits some 110 cultural relics related to the Hangzhou cuisine, a branch of the broader Zhejiang cuisine, as well as nearly 200 lifelike artificial dishes. The museum also features Hangzhou cuisine workshops and restaurants to demonstrate the food culture of Hangzhou to a greater extent.

Next stop is a visit to theLocal Wet Market, which was traditionally selling the freshest produce, meat and other food products, because a majority of the goods sold are locally grown in the region. You will learn how to grocery shop like the Hangzhounese at a neighborhood wet market. Bargain hard for your daily bread so you can cook everything on today's menu!

Continue your tour to Meijiawu Tea Village, here you may cook up a storm with your private chef a local tea farmer. With our local chef by your side, then fire up your wok and transform those raw ingredients into authentic Chinese food.

Enjoy the food cook by yourself.

Later, drive to the highlight in Hangzhou - West Lake which reflects "an ideal fusion of humans and nature." It was awarded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Because it over the centuries, the beauty and culture of West Lake has attracted numerous literati, who left behind works of literature and poetry to describe the lake. While taking a boat on the west lake, you have a chance to see some of the top ten attractions of the lake, such as Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, Melting Snow on Broken Bridge, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon and so on. Here you will have a chance to see some of the top ten attractions area of the lake, such as Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, Melting Snow on Broken Bridge, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon and so on.

The final stop is the Tea House. The famous tea in Hangzhou call Longjing tea in Chinese, which was granted the status of imperial tea, in the Qing dynasty by the Kangxi Emperor. You will have a chance to taste/try the local tea and know how the farmer produce the tea and recognize the quality of the Dragon Well tea. The ancient art of tea is still a way of life in China. Especially in Hangzhou!

Drive back to your hotel or the train station after the tour is concluded.

Inclusions

  • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Private city transfer

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Hangzhou Train Station is required