Hangzhou, China
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clock-o7 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary during this 7-hour private tour of Hangzhou. Explore the region around West Lake, including an optional private boat ride and a tea ceremony at the Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Village.

  • 7-hour private day tour of Hangzhou
  • Dedicated guide for just you and your private party
  • Explore West Lake and other area highlights
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel

Arrange ahead of time to meet your private guide at the Hangzhou Railway Station or pickup at your hotel in downtown Hangzhou on the morning of your tour.

Climb in to an air-conditioned private tour vehicle and set out for a 7-hour day of sightseeing, beginning with the West Lake area, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Opt for a private rowing boat cruise (extra expense) to fully experience the lake’s beauty.

Move on to Guo’s villa, a traditional private garden featuring Song-era tea houses and pavilions. The tour’s next stop is the Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Village (Meijiawu), where you can visit traditional tea houses or indulge in a local lunch (extra expense).

After lunch, stroll down the bamboo-lined path at Yunqi, leading to the Yunqi Valley along a babbling brook. Visit Qinghefang Old Street, where you can get a picture of the lifestyle of Old Hangzhou. Shop in the local stores or have a bite to eat among the historic buildings before concluding your tour with drop-off back at the rail station of your hotel.

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, 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!


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