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 farmer’s 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.
• 8 hours
Travel to Hangzhou, a city rich in culture, history and scenery, on a day trip from Shanghai. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admire the architecture of Six Harmonies Pagoda, learn about China's most renowned tea at Meijiawu Tea Village, and cruise on West Lake where the views have inspired poets and artists for centuries. You'll come to appreciate why Marco Polo sang the praises of Hangzhou and UNESCO designated the city a World Heritage site. Includes all entrance fees, lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
• 10 hours
Take this full day private excursion to visit the beautiful “Heavenly City” Hangzhou and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery on the West lake area and learn the local famous tea culture at the splendid tea farm and the famous Buddhist culture in Linyin temple, scroll along the old Hefang pedestrian street showcasing a variety of Chinese crafts and local snacks, travel with your local knowledgeable guide from Shanghai and experience the advanced Chinese fast train ride.
• 12 hours
Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on a private full-day tour from Shanghai. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see some city attractions, such as Faxi temple. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragonwell tea, the region’s most famous product. Finally, enjoy a scenic boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake before returning to Shanghai.
• 11 hours
Take in a full day of Hangzhou’s elegant landscapes on this sightseeing tour with a local guide. Explore Lingyin Temple, a secluded Zen retreat near Feilai Peak (Feilai Feng), then rest in the shade of a tea pavilion at Dragon Well Tea Plantation and enjoy a boat ride over picturesque West Lake. Finish at Red Carp Pond and Flower Harbor Park, where fish, birds and peonies abound. Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable coach and a traditional Chinese lunch are included.
• 8 hours
Ever wonder what Chinese people have for afternoon tea? Is it like British style or what? Come and join this unique food tour to discover the secret of Chinese afternoon tea. Indulging yourself with various local traditional desserts and aromatic green or black tea. Walk around some of the best local dessert shops on famous Huaihai Road. Sit down at a popular Shanghai tea house to taste Pu'er, Ginseng Oolong, Jasmine and black tea during your classic tea ceremony session. In addition, you will also enjoy mango puree, jellied mousse cake and some other icy desserts during the tour.
• 2.5 hours
Longjing tea is considered one of best China teas and Hangzhou is known for producing the best Longjing tea in China. The tea is grown on the Longjing Mountain area in Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake. The flat and smooth tea leaves resembling pine needles with a yellow to dark green color brew a pot of tea in light to dark green color with sophisticated taste and aroma. Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour will take you away from the crowded city and show you the best tea in China. See the famous Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes that were conferred with a special imperial status by Emperor Qianlong and can sometimes cost you more than gold. By the end of the tour you will be much more knowledgeable for Chinese tea history, tea producing process and the local farmer's life.
• 6 hours
On this full-day coach tour of Hangzhou, visit some of the city’s must-see places including the Leifeng Pagoda, the China National Silk Museum and Qinghefang Street. Your expert guide will give you a detailed understanding of Hangzhou’s rich historical and cultural heritage, covering a wide range of topics from architecture to textiles to medicine. See Hangzhou’s top attractions and learn about their history and meaning.
• 8 hours
Save time and money by booking this half day sightseeing tour to explore the nature, tea culture and history of the ancient city--Hangzhou, see all highlights of Hangzhou with your private experienced guide. Start your tour with boat ride on the west lake, the symbol of Hangzhou city, boasts a tranquil and enchanting scenery, then head for Meijiawu Tea Village where offer the tea culture experience by drinking tea, seeing the tea being picked and processed, stroll along the old street to see well preserved and time-honored shops and traditional shops things.
• 5 hours
Escape the busy Hangzhou crowds and discover Wuzhen’s rich cultural background on this full-day coach tour. Explore the picturesque water town with its stone pavements winding between antique buildings and ancient stone bridges crossing scenic water pathways. Visit several attractions with your guide, including the Hundred-Bed Museum and a blue-print fabric workshop to see popular antiques. Enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch, witness the town’s dynamic culture at the Sanbai Wine Workshop and enjoy a performance of shadow puppetry. Relax and enjoy a boat ride(optional) on the river.
• 8 hours