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 Hangzhou’s 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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: West Lake (Xi Hu), Hangzhou, ZhejiangSet out on a scenic drive around Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed landscapes on this private full-day sightseeing tour and enjoy a fully customizable itinerary. Cruise around the mist-shrouded West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders, and stroll around the Flower Harbor Park. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple, sample traditional tea at the Meijiawu Tea Village and stop for lunch in a local family home (own expense) in Amanfayun Village. Full-day private sightseeing tour of Hangzhou, with round-trip transport included Take in the tranquil and scenic landscapes surrounding West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site Watch fish gather in the reflecting pools of Red Carp Pond and see the peony garden at Flower Harbor Park Walk from the remote retreat of Lingyin Temple to the traditional Chinese hamlet of Amanfayun Village Savor lunch at a local restaurant or learn how to prepare an authentic dish at a tea farmer’s home (own expense) Taste Dragon Well tea at Meijiawu Tea Village and search for embroidered silk on Song Dynasty Imperial Street Hear informative commentary from a private guide who tailors the tour to your interests.Duration: 8 hours