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3-Day Hangzhou

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Type:Private Tour
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Hangzhou Tour

Just around 50 minutes by high speed train from Shanghai, Hangzhou is an appealing destination with year-round stunning sceneries, a wealth of cultural heritages as well as the hometown of Dragon Well tea, where you may get in touch with the elegant beauties exclusive to the southern city from taking a boat ride on the UNESCO-listed West Lake and Grand Canal, appreciating sculpture art and Chinese handicrafts to hand-picking the tea leaves by yourself during this private 3-day classic tour.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the enchanting sceneries of West Lake, by a relaxing boat ride
  • Explore the Buddhist art at Lingyin Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hangzhou
  • Follow the national tea specialist to identify, pick and stir-fry tea at Meijiawu Tea Plantation
  • Take an up-close look at the traditional Chinese handicrafts and craftsmen's live demonstration at Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion
  • Cruise leisurely across the Grand Canal to be enchanted by the magnificence of the ancient civilization
  • Get a taste of Hangzhou old street life as you stroll in Dadou Road Historical Block

Hangzhou Tour

3-Day Hangzhou

Code:HZ03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$404
Tour Highlights
  • Feast your eyes on the enchanting sceneries of West Lake, by a relaxing boat ride
  • Explore the Buddhist art at Lingyin Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hangzhou
  • Follow the national tea specialist to identify, pick and stir-fry tea at Meijiawu Tea Plantation
  • Take an up-close look at the traditional Chinese handicrafts and craftsmen's live demonstration at Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion
  • Cruise leisurely across the Grand Canal to be enchanted by the magnificence of the ancient civilization
  • Get a taste of Hangzhou old street life as you stroll in Dadou Road Historical Block
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Hangzhou
Airport/railway station pick-up and hotel transfer. Get refreshed for tomorrow's exploration.
Luxury: Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake Superior: Zhejiang International Hotel

Upon arrival, your friendly English-speaking tour guide holding a welcome sign with your name will meet you at airport/railway station and then escort you to your hotel. After a short rest, you may explore Hangzhou on your own and get ready to be expected for tomorrow's highlights explorations. 

Day 2
Hangzhou
Capture the beauties of the West Lake on a boat cruise. Glance at the Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak. Hand-pick tea leaves at the Meijiawu Tea Plantation.
Breakfast

Morning sightseeing starts with a visit to the elegant West Lake whose alluring beauties entitle itself as a Heaven on Earth. The poem left by great poet Su Shi of Song Dynasty (960-1279) is exactly what makes West Lake an enchanting spot to wander, where West Lake is compared to Xi Zi, one of ancient Chinese top four beauties. Surrounded by mountains on three sides, West Lake affords the year-round breathtaking views varied in different seasons with shadowy hills, willow-lined walkways, blooming lotus flowers, ancient pagodas and curved bridges as you enjoy a boat ride on the tranquil lake.  

Followed by a visit to the 1,700-year-old Lingyin Temple nearby the West Lake. Housing more than 300 well-preserved Buddha status, pagodas, and religious carvings, Feilai Peak adjacent to Lingyin Temple stands as the treasure of Buddhist art, which is greatly cherished by the sculpture lovers and art appreciators. Move forward and you will be indulged in the world of Buddhism as the largest wooden Buddhist statue of Shakyamuni in China and the Hall of 500 Arhats in the shape of the Buddhist swastika come into your sights.

Lunch will be left on your own for more flexibility and your guide will offer nice recommendations based on your tastes and preferences.

Tea to Chinese just like coffee is to westerners. It is a good chance for you to see Chinese tea culture as you head to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation, home to the world of the finest Dragon Well tea. Upon arrival, follow the national tea specialist to see how tea is identified and picked, and then experience as a tea expert to stir-fry and brew tea. At last sit down and sip a cup of green tea in traditional Chinese way while appreciating the idyllic sceneries surrounding you.

Day 3
Depart from Hangzhou
Start with a visit to the Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion. Then admire the Grand Canal on a boat cruise and wander around the Dadou Road Historical Block. At last, transfer to the airport/railway station for departure.
Breakfast

After the morning pick-up, head straight to the Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion where you will be dazzled by a great variety of traditional handicrafts like folding fans, kites, oil-papered umbrellas, etc. What's more excited, you are able to see craftsmen's live demonstration in person to be amazed by their superb techniques and bring home with a traditional handicraft made by yourself to memorize your Hangzhou tour (optional). 

Lunch will be left on your own for more flexibility and your guide will offer nice recommendations based on your tastes and preferences.

Continue your tour with a visit to the Grand Canal which dates back to 5th century BC, known as the engineering wonder in the ancient China together with the Great Wall. The total length of 1,794 km from Beijing to Hangzhou, ranking the Grand Canal the longest man-made canal in the world after successive restorations during Sui and Yuan dynasties, has enlivened the cultural communication between north and south in the course of more than 2,000 years. Trace back to the prosperous bygone days and appreciate the folk flavors as you take a leisure boat cruise on the Canal.  

Afterwards, head to your last destination of Hangzhou tour-Dadou Road Historical Block where archaic buildings of late Qing dynasties blend so well with modern atmosphere in the quiet and traditional lanes. During your leisure strolls, not only will you feel the old scene of Hangzhou street life, but also experience the signs of the locals' life. Then your Hangzhou private tour comes to an end and your will be transferred to the airport/railway station by your guide and driver for your departure.

Accommodations
Hangzhou
Hangzhou
Luxury

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.
Superior

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.
Luxury
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Hangzhou

Sofitel Hangzhou West Lake

333 Westlake Avenue, Shangcheng, Hangzhou, China
Next to the dreamy West Lake, the Accor Group member hotel enjoys great facilities, standard service and breakfasts with easy access to shopping and stroll around the scenic area, ensuring comfortable stays.
Superior
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Hangzhou

Zhejiang International Hotel

No. 221 Tiyuchang Road, Xiacheng Area, Wulin Square District, Hangzhou, China
The hotel is a centrally located domestic 5-star hotel with standard service and nice breakfasts, easy to go shopping and for self-exploration during free time.
Price / Enquiry
from US$404
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of 4 star hotels in low season. It is subject to change according to your traveling season, number of travelers, hotel class, etc.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
Exclusions
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Transportation to/from Hangzhou
Booking Procedure
  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
  • You enjoy free consultancy during trip planning and only need to pay a deposit for your tour to secure the booking once you confirm the tour. We accept Bank Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, etc.
  • Before your departure, detailed travel tips and necessary information will be sent to you to help you fully prepare and to gurantee a smooth trip.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged by us upon receipt of your written cancellation 20 days prior to your departure if you must cancel. Your early notification is highly suggested to avoid cancellation fees charged by suppliers like the airlines or hotels.
  • Email is the primary way for communication of trip planning. You could directly call us or contact us via Skype, WhatsApp or Wechat for faster responses.
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