Hangzhou Private Architecture Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 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 your 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.


Located in Jiangnan areas, Hangzhou, as one the seven capitals of ancient China and the center of politics, culture and economy of Zhejiang Province, still retains many traditional Jiangnan residences. Join Hangzhou architecture tour with your private guide and private driver to appreciate characteristic Jiangnan residences and modern buildings.

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Pick up service can be arrange at your hotel lobby or Hangzhou train station, you will meet our guide holding a welcome sign on time, then starts the Hangzhou day tour as below:

The first stop is the Guo's Villa. It is a special garden-like villa featuring elegance and quietness. As it is named after a certain Guo Shilin, it is called Guos Villa. Dating back nearly 140 years to the Qing Dynasty, it covers an area of 9,800 square meters. Two sections constitute Guo's villa, the northern section is a garden section called Sky in the Mirror and the southern one is a residential section, called Living in Quietness. It features a pavilion-style house with a courtyard.

Next, visit the Meijiawu Tea Culture Village. Located in the west of West lake scenic area. It's a village of over 600 years history. It's also the biggest natural village where the world-famous West lake Dragon Well Tea is produced. Besides its extraordinary tea and tea culture, Meijiawu Village is also renowned for its idyllic scene which can seldom be seen in urbanized world. The present Meijiawu Village consists of eight tourists sections, including the tea culture tourist center, the rural leisure tourist area, and a fishing village.

After lunch, visit the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan. Hu Xueyan (1823-1885), a Hangzhou celebrity, was one of the richest and most famous businessmen in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). Situated in downtown Hangzhou, the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is a place to peek into the aristocracy of Hangzhous richest merchant, hailing from the Qing Dynasty. It is a maze of towers, gardens, pavilions, terraces, arched bridges, palatial halls and serene living quarters. It featuresancient Chinese culture manifested by its stunning architecture, philosophy and bewildering folklore customs, which are still alive.

After lunch, visit the Southern Song Imperial Street. A main avenue paved in the Southern Song Dynasty. According to documentary records, more than 10,000 flagstones were used. The street was once the central axis of Linan city in the Southern Song Dynasty, as long as 4185 meters. There are 13 historical and cultural relics and buildings. The Phoenix temple is a key national cultural relic protection unit.

The last stop is Qianjiang New City. Known as the central business district of Hangzhou, which perfectly infuses the features of the historical and cultural city - Hangzhou with the grandeur of the Qiantang River. It features high-rise modern buildings, the tallest measuring over 300 meters.Over the years, Qianjiang New City has contributed a lot to the development of the city in multiple fields like business, finance, trade and tourism.

After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station.


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

Bottled water

Professional English-speaking guide

Air-conditioned private vehicle

Private city transfer


Optional activities

Personal expense



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

  • 31-Jan-2018

    Jill is an excellent tour guide. Highly recommend.