Private Hangzhou Tour Of West Lake, Guo Garden, Tea Platation & Hefang Street

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 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
    Pickup & drop-off 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.

Overview

Explore main highlights of fascinating city of Hangzhou including many attractions surrounding West lake. You may also take a private boat ride in the west side of the 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 & Village (Meijiawu) and walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to get away from the bustling crowds and fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou. Enjoy lunch at a local tea growers house with authentic Hangzhou food or learn how to prepare an authentic dish at an additional cost: average at RMB50 to RMB70 per person depending on your order.

Highlights

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Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Meet your private guide upon pickup at Hangzhou Railway Station or your hotel lobby in downtown Hangzhou 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. This one day tour in Hangzhou includes the following activities and attractions:

West lake:
West lake has influenced not only poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historical relics but also has been one of the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers. It was awarded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 because it reflects "an ideal fusion of humans and nature." Take a private rowing boat cruise at your own expense to get away from the bustling crowd and to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of West lake.

Next visit Guo's Villa,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.

Continue to Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Village (Meijiawu), 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 dont wish to cook, just sit back and their flavors.

Later, explore bamboo lined path at Yunqi.The serene Bamboo-lined Path in Yunqi is a 1km (0.6 mi) stone-paved path that cuts through dense bamboo forest all the way to Yunqi Valley, which is an ideal and quiet place to get away from the crowds for leisure stroll to enjoy lush green bamboo groves towering over you and with murmuring stream running alongside the path.

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. When the tour is concluded, we will drop you off at Hangzhou Train Station or your hotel in Hangzhou.

Inclusions

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

Bottled water

Professional English-speaking guide

Air-conditioned private vehicle

Private city transfer

Entry/Admission - Hefang Street

Entry/Admission - Longjing tea fields

Entry/Admission - Guo's Garden

Exclusions

Optional activities

Lunch

Personal expense

Gratuities

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

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Sep-2017

    It was a rare occasion that the sun actually shone for my day tour in Hangzhou.
    Guide Bonnie met us at the Hangzhou East train station, on time and courteous.
    She arranged the driver of a private car to pick us up to start the tour without any waiting in the usually crowded station. Bonnie narrated the itinerary of the trip and solicited our likes or dislikes so that she could make it better. This showed she was considerate and wanted no part in rushing us through. we first visited West Lake where we strolled at our leisure to enjoying the Gold Carp pond and the spectacular view of the lake side trails. We than took a cruise on a boat around the lake while Bonnie took time and explained to us the famous hot spots around the lake. We saw, for the very first time, the actual scenery that has been minted on the back side of the Yen 1 what she pulled out from her wallet. I of course snatched it from her hand and proclaimed it my priced possession. We stopped by a local restaurant for lunch. The restaurant was run by a tea farmer and the tea plantation was all around in that area. Lunch was home-made yet delicious. I tried the Braised Pork Belly Dong Po Rou in brown sauce. Excellent dish, Hangzhou style!
    Then we visited the famed Lingyin Temple where Bonnie gave us some history of it. She mentioned that a long time ago that the Flying Peak was carried by a legendary magic eagle or vulture from India to Hangzhou. What a temple! A must see in Hangzhou!! Later she noticed my wife had some difficulty in walking and promptly changed the agenda to fit our needs. What considerations! We ended the our tour after touring Qinghefang Old Street. At the train station Bonnie repeatedly offered us her assistance if we needed to change the Bullet train schedule. Talking about Bullet train, had you ever seen a slow bullet. It was a disappointment because I strongly believe that my 500cc motor bike could out run it.
    In summary, this trip was money well spent. We enjoyed it very much. We also appreciated the courtesy, knowledge, consideration and professionalism of guide Bonnie. A friendly advice for future tourists in Hangzhou: Have Bonnie, will travel!