- Tour code: CL-HZ-02A
- Available: Daily
- Duration: 2 days tour
- Starts/ends: On your request
- Attractions: West Lake, Former Residence of Hu Xueyan, Tea Museum, Lingyin Temple, Wuzhen Water Town
Day by Day Itinerary
There is an old saying that is “Paradise above, Suzhou and Hangzhou below” Start your tour in Hangzhou to enjoy the natural landscape and scenery of humanities.
Day 1: One day city tour in Hangzhou
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby of your Hangzhou downtown at 8:30am or your request time, you will find your name on a welcome signage so you can easily recognize the guide then start your exciting sightseeing tour.
The first stop is West Lake, it is the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty, attracts tourists from all over the world. Wandering along the lake, enjoy the breathtaking scenery - pavilions, pagodas and embankments, etc and hear a Folk fairy tale - Legend of White Snake from your guide. The west lake cruise will last around 50 minutes then you can choose take either the west lake cruise or the small boat on the lake.
Afterwards, go to Former Residence of Hu Xueyan. It is the luxuriest residence of a merchants in the end of the Chinese Qing Dynasty. You can see its habitable rooms blend with its gardens and its building materials can be compared favourably with the imperial palace. You can just find a trace of Hu Xueyan’s legendary life there and listen the amazing story from your guide.
At the lunch time, your tour guide can recommend some authentic Chinese restaurants that cater whatever you are craving for.
Afternoon, go to Tea Museum that is the only one, the tea theme museum in China, learn about the tea culture. You also can have the chance to watch the tea ceremony and drink teas in a quiet and peaceful place.
Please note: it’s closed every Monday, if you choose the tour on Monday then you can visit tea plantation instead.
Head to the last destination - Lingyin Temple, which is located in the Feilaifeng scenic spot. Lingyin Temple is one of the top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China, also one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. On the way to the temple, there are a large number of grottos and religious rock carvings.
Day 2: Hangzhou - Wuzhen - Hangzhou
Pick up at the hotel lobby of center city hotel at 8:00am in Shanghai and drive to Wuzhen around 1 - 1.5 hours.
Wuzhen Water Town, one of the most famous ancient water towns in China, has a history of more than 1,000 years. Embraced by the Beijing–Hangzhou Grand Canal, canals crisscross the two town areas.
Ancient residential houses, workshops and stores stand on the banks of the east area, canals, and attractions include folk performances. The east area has been restored for antique-style accommodation, but authentic ancient elements are also easily found.
This time we will lead you to East Gate of Wuzhen, visit the interesting lanes and bridges, to picture the original style of the architectures, stroll through various types of the bridges, to taste the local favor of the cuisine, etc.
Afterwards, drive back to Hangzhou and drop you off at centrally located hotel to conclude the amazing day trip.
English-speaking tour guide service fee
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Gas, toll & parking lot fees
- Delicious Lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
Excluded (Not Included)
- Gratuity to the guide and driver
- Boat ride in Wuzhen Water Town
- Personal Costs
Discounts for children in China are based on height!
kids are below 1.2 meters in height are free of charge, but can not occupy the seat
kids are between 1.2 -1.4 meters in height can enjoy 5% discount.
kids are above 1.4 meters in height will be the same price as adult.
1. The quoted price is for a-8 hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.
2. Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.
3. Pls note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.
4.For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals. If you prefer to take a lunch in a fancy restaurant or order the dishes above our budget then you can just cover the cost difference above our budget! The guide will assist you to order some dishes and you can share the lunch with the guide.
5. We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won’t mix you with others.
6. Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won’t take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.