Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Destination: China, Zhejiang, Hangzhou
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Hangzhou
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This comprehensive full-day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you, it delivers you by private vehicle to notable highlights with in-vehicle FREE WI-FI, sold drinks, phone charger and umbrella provided. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. You have the options to have lunch at the local restaurant recommended by our guides (THEY ARE FOODIES, they really know where and what to eat in the city) or have an authentic home-cooked meal at a local famer's home which is a great chance to talk with the villagers and learn more about the real life in the city.

Note: If you come from Shanghai, recommended timing: Arrival: Around 9:30am, Departure: Around 18:00pm. Both Hangzhou East train station and Hangzhou railway station are work for this tour. FREE charge of train station pick up & drop off service.

Itinerary
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Stop At: West Lake (Xi Hu), West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000 China

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 35-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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Huagangguanyu Park, China, Zhe Jiang Sheng, Hang Zhou Shi, Xi Hu Qu, 西山路5-1号 邮政编码: 310058

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.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Lingyin Temple, No.1 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310013 China

Continue your tour to Lingyin Temple & Feilai Peak. At the site, you'll see the ancient tree roots that rise above the ground, their branches twisting and winding up the peak. Immerse yourself in Lingyin Temple, the biggest & oldest temple of China. It's a great centre of information for those who wish to study aspects of Chinese Buddhism in detail. You'll see the palaces, pavilions and halls together with their many figures of Buddhist deities represent a splendid and unque collection of architectural and artistic cultural relics .

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Stop At: Amanfayun, Xihu, Hangzhou, China, 310058

From the Lingyin Temple, walk along a cobblestone pathway leading to Amanfayun Village, a restored Chinese village dating back hundreds of years and situated in a remote forest of camphor and bamboo. Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of the hamlet dotted with traditional dwellings and surrounded by tea fields.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Longjing tea fields, Longjing tea village, Hangzhou China

For lunch you have two options: purchase your meal at a local restaurant recommended by your guide, or head to a local tea farmer's home to prepare a meal of local delicacies such as chicken, West Lake carp, lotus root, bamboo shoots and other tasty vegetables (own expense).

After lunch, continue to Meijiawu Tea Village, situated in the rural foothills of the West Lake district. Learn about the production of Xihu Longjing tea, also known as Dragon Well tea, and sip the fragrant green tea as you relax in this scenic setting.

Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Stop At: Southern Song Imperial Street, Zhongshan Middle Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002 China

Your final stop is Song Dynasty Imperial Street, renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan. Walk with your guide along this road that stretches 1,310 feet (400 meters) and leads to the imperial palace of the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960–1127). If you wish, stop at any of the snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silk.

End your private tour with a drive back to your Hangzhou downtown hotel or the Hangzhou Train station.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Hotel or train station pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Professional English Speaking tour guide
  • Boat ride on West Lake if you book the package tour option
  • Drinks
  • Lunch if you book the all inclusive tour option
  • Entrance Fee if you book the package tour option

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Lunch options: Learn to cook your own Chinese lunch from local tea farmers or eat at a popular local restaurant
  • Range of children's height is between 3'3" (1 meter) and 4'6" (1.4 meter)
  • Please provide train station or hotel information in "special requirement" at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup & drop-off service is arranged at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.


Departure Time

09:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 to 10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

M9610MBgabrielal

06 Aug, 2021

Our tour guide LuLu was great, so polite and friendly. We really liked the service. We had amazing time.

TSY89

12 Jan, 2020

The tour organisers were really accommodating of our changes in timing and we all had a wonderful day out of the city experiencing the natural environment around. Bonnie was a great guide and told us many stories and also lots of additional information on what to see in the different seasons in hangzhou

Avibenco

12 Jan, 2020

The tour was beautiful and interesting. Bonnie was very positive, informative and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.

erictJ9801CK

06 Jan, 2020

We came to visit Hangzhou during Christmas holidays and joined a one-day private tour. Our guide Bonnie speaks fluent English and had arranged a pleasant tour for us. We enjoyed the tour a lot, and hope to visit Hangzhou again in the future!

preeteb

02 Jan, 2020

Hangzhou is a beautiful city and a must see destination if traveling to China. It was one of my favorite experiences of our whole trip. Tommy our guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. This tour began with a private van that was comfortable and safe. We toured the city , West Lake, The tea gardens and Buddhist temples. We had one of our best meals in China at a local home. I highly reccommend this tour.

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Carved statue of Maitreya

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Lunch at the local tea farmer's house

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