Private Tour: Ultimate Hangzhou Sightseeing Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this 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 at approximately 5:00pm
  • 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

This comprehensive full-day tour of Hangzhou delivers you by private vehicle to notable highlights: Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Red Carp Pond and Flower Harbor Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Village and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. You have the option to purchase lunch at a local restaurant or prepare an authentic meal at a tea farmers home (own expense).
Note: As this tour is customizable, please list any special interests you have (architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert your guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day

Know More about this tour

Meet your private guide upon pickup at the Hangzhou railway station or your hotel lobby in Hangzhou city. Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle, and talk with your guide about any particular interests you have so the commentary and itinerary can be customized.

Start with a 45-minute boat ride on tranquil West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site and perhaps Hangzhous most famous attraction. Relax amid enchanting scenery as your guide points out historic pagodas, Chinese-style arched bridges, tree-lined walkways, green islands and lush gardens.

Finish your cruise at Huagang (Flower Harbor) Park Wharf. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in. Stroll through part of the 54-acre (22-hectare) park to see the many varieties, including a peony garden that blooms in April, and stop at Red Carp Pond a popular spot for viewing fish.

Next, youre driven to Lingyin temple (translated as Temple of the Souls Retreat), considered one of the 10 most famous Buddhist temples in China. Originally founded in AD 326, Lingyin temple has been rebuilt no less than 16 times. Listen as your guide discusses its pagodas and pavilions and introduces you to some of the 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which date back to the 10th to 14th centuries.

From the Zen monastery near Feilai Peak (Feilai Feng), walk along a cobblestone pathway leading to Amanfayun Village, a restored Chinese village dating back hundreds of years and situated in a remote forest of camphor and bamboo. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the hamlet dotted with traditional dwellings and surrounded by tea fields.

For lunch you have two options: purchase your meal at a local restaurant recommended by your guide, or head to a local tea farmers home to prepare a meal of local delicacies such as chicken, West Lake carp, lotus root, bamboo shoots and other tasty vegetables (own expense).

After lunch, continue to Meijiawu Tea Village, situated in the rural foothills of the West Lake district. Learn about the production of Xihu Longjing tea, also known as Dragon Well tea, and sip the fragrant green tea as you relax in this scenic setting.

Your final stop is Song Dynasty Imperial Street, renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan. Walk with your guide along this road that stretches 1,310 feet (400 meters) and leads to the imperial palace of the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 9601127). If you wish, stop at any of the snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silk.

End your private tour with a drive back to your hotel or the Hangzhou railway station.

Inclusions

Hotel or train station pickup and drop-off

Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle

English- and Chinese-speaking tour guide

Boat ride on West Lake

Bottled water

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Lunch options: Learn to cook your own Chinese lunch from local tea farmers or eat at a popular local restaurant

Range of children's height is between 3'3" (1 meter) and 4'6" (1.4 meter)

Please provide train station or hotel information in "special requirement" at time of booking

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

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