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Tour Code: hz-1

Departure Date: Daily

Features: Private Tour Guide     Private Car & Driver     Authentic Local Restaurants


Famed as "Heaven on Earth", Hangzhou enjoys breathtaking scenery with its charming west lake and many other historical attractions.


  • A leisurely cruise on the West Lake shows you its panoramic beauty
  • Listen to the bell ringing and worship at the historical Lingyin Temple
  • Experience the tradition China Tea culture by sip a cup of Longjing Tea which is Hangzhou's specialty


Day 1Hangzhou Arrival

Yor tour guide will meet you at the airport or train station upon your arrival and transfer you to your hotel.

Take a break and we will head for Lingyin Temple and Six Harmonies Pagoda. Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China built 1600 years ago. The Six Harmonies Pagoda is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

  • Meals: Lunch at Popular local restaurant
  • Hotels: Sofitel Westlake Hangzhou   |  Xinqiao Hotel   |  Culture Plaza Hotel 
Day 2Hangzhou Departure

The tour highlight comes today. The West Lake, which is symbol of Hangzhou, boasts a tranquil and enchanting scenery with hostorical pagodas, Chinese-style arched bridges, tree-lined walkways and lush green islands and hills.

Hangzhou is also famous for tea, especially Longjing Tea (Dragon Well tea). After lunch at a great local restaurant, we head for Meijiawu Tea Village where showcases tea products of all kinds including Jasmine tea, Dragon Well tea, Green tea, Black tea, and Wulong tea. Visitors can visit their Tea Shop and have a tea culture experience by seeing tea being picked, processed and then buy tea in the farmhouse tea shop which is operated by local farmers.

You will be transferred to the airport or train station after the tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurant

Price Per Person in US Dollars

We use different hotels for different tour classes while the itinerary is the same. Deluxe Class is usually staying at a 5-star hotel, Superior Class at a 4-star hotel and Tourist Class at a 3-star level hotel. The prices for one person are based on sharing twin hotel rooms with another guest. A supplement is necessary if you want to book single rooms. And the prices may rise during national holidays, such as the National Day (September 30th to October 6th) and Chinese New Year (late January or early February)

Dec.1 - Mar.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /
Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Superior Tourist Single Room Supplement
1 person -
2-5 persons / /
6-9 persons / /

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What's Included & Excluded

What’s included?

  • Entrance fees to attractions Listed above
  • Private tour guide and driver throughout the tour, except on a Yangtze cruise ship
  • Authentic local meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotels with breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Service charge & government taxes
  • Travel insurance

Our Guides and Vehicles

China Travel Guides

Excellent Local Guides

All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture and more. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town.

China Travel Private Cars

Private Car and Driver

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons and small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons.

We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained (not over 4 years) and always very clean. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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from US $ 269p/p

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