Hangzhou Cooking Class And Local Market Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service is arranged at Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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.

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Stop At: Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, Hangzhou, Zhejiang

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hangzhouwan Crossing Sea Bridge

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!

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Longjing tea fields, Hangzhou, Zhejiang

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.
After lunch, you'll arrange at a local Tea House in the tea village. 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!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: West lake (Xi Hu), Hangzhou, Zhejiang

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

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes


Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown

Bottled water

Professional English-speaking guide

Air-conditioned private vehicle

Private city transfer


Cost at the wet market

Boat Ride on West Lake

Entry/Admission - Hangzhou Cuisine Museum



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Jul-2019

    We had limited time so decided to try this guided trip around several Hangzhou highlights. Our guide Sharon, meet us at the train station and whisked us around Hangzhou to several important sites, including the West Lake, Mountain Dragon Tea, and the HeFang Street Shopping area. We had to change our plans on the fly as the Hangzhou Cuisine Museum was closed that day due to unexpected government guests, but our guides substituted a visit to the former house of Pharmacist Xueyan Hu who had the big pharmacy on HeFang Street. Great chance to see how the rich and famous in Hangzhou lived. Wonderful garden too.

    We visited a local market, picked up some fresh ingredients and then went up to Longjing Tea fields to a village home where we prepared several Chinese dishes under the watchful eye of the house cook. A most satisfying lunch.

    Our guide Sharon was very knowledgeable, spoke good English and took very good care of us. Our driver was courteous, was very safe and attentive. We had an excellent time and would not hesitate to take more tours with them again.