Experience amazing Hangzhou downtown city tour. This 2 days tour offer you a great opportunity to fully utilize explore the city sights sightseeings, included West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Museum, Former Residence of Hu Xueyan and etc. You can see the temple, lake, park in such limited time. All entrance fees, private guide, local lunch and transfer service are all inclusive.
Wander along West Lake - the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO;
Explore Lingyin Temple - it is a famous ancient Buddhist monastery survived for over 1600 years and considered as one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples of China;
Enjoy a Tea Ceremony in the Tea Museum and learn about tea culture and history;
Visit Former Residence of Hu Xueyan, the luxuriest residence of a merchant in the end of the Chinese Qing Dynasty;
Explore Song Dynasty Town, the largest Song Dynasty theme park in Hangzhou even in China;
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 Bamboo lined path at Yunqi. “Yunqi” means “clouds lingering”, because it is said that some colored clouds floated over from Color Clouds Hill and lingered there, hence the name. It's essentially a bamboo forest, it really makes you realize how insignificant you are when you stand next to the bamboo trees towering way above you, wander slowly along the path, just enjoying the peacefulness of it as well as each other's presence.
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.
Then drive 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 favorably 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.
Meet your guide and driver at your hotel at 8:30am - 9:00am, head to Feilaifeng and Lingyin Temple.
Feilai Feng, also commonly translated as "Flying Peak", is located in front of the temple proper. The peak is so-named because it is made of limestone, giving it a craggy appearance very different from the surrounding mountains. You can climb up and down for a while to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery.
Lingyin Temple is located in the Feilaifeng scenic spot. It 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.
Afternoon, explore Song Dynasty Town (also called Songcheng), it is the largest Song Dynasty theme park in Hangzhou even in China. All the things there bring Song style to life. It is very interesting to see a new world. You can wear the ancient clothes wandering in the Song dynasty Town as if the time goes back to 700-1000 years ago (960AD-1279AD). You also can enjoy a performance show around 14:00pm - 15:00pm
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
Local Chinese lunch
All entrance tickets to the sights listed above
Gratuity to the guide and driver
The quoted price is for an 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.
Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.
Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.
For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals with great dishes. 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.
We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won't mix you with others.
Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won't take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.