The 2-day tour collects the essence of Hangzhou scenery and history for you. By touring the most representative lake, Buddha temple, pagoda, pedestrian street, tea village, you'll feast Hangzhou's color and fragrance and hence enjoy the elegant Hangzhou lifestyle.
Cruise on West Lake and enjoy the fabulous view of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon.
Tour the magnificent Six Harmonies Pagoda, the guard of Hangzhou city.
Learn the interesting tea processing at Dragon Well Tea Village.
Treat yourself with the fresh tranquil air at Lingyin Temple.
|Today's Activities||All Hangzhou tours can only be launched with the No.1 attraction West Lake. This elegant scenic spot has been bearing thousands of odes since the 9th century ever. West lake boasts various views in four seasons. In summer you can see the enormous area of lotus blossoms whereas in winter you’ll be addicted to the snowcapped bridges and pavilions.
Have a boat cruise on the serene lake. You’ll be listening to the love story of the White Snake entrantress and the mortal Xu Xian (one of the four folk stories in China) while cruising past the iconic sunset-redden Leifeng Pagoda, under which the White Snake entrantress suffers confinement as the legend goes. The boat also takes you to another spot Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. Let your guide show you a RMB 1 note and you’ll find the amazing picture of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon on its backside!
Later you will take a side trip to Dragon Well Tea Village, where you could know more about tea-making process (tea planting) and Chinese tea culture. The tea village also provides a fabulous distant view of the mountains that parade around West Lake. Then drive back to the downtown hotel and spend a good Hangzhou night.
|Today's Activities||Today’s tour begins with the 1,600-year-old Lingyin Temple that hides itself at a mountainous corner of West Lake scenic spot. The temple features a large number of grottos and religious rock carvings, the most famous of which is the incredible Flying Peak.
Then let’s move on to Six Harmonies Pagoda, a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture built to calm the tidal waters of Qiantang River and aid in navigation.
Steer to Hu Qingyu Tang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum to explore the mysterious and interesting system of traditional Chinese pharmacy. The museum is based on a gorgeous architectural compound of an old pharmacy shop whose owner was one of the wealthiest businessmen in late Qing Dynasty （1644-1911）. You’ll have your eyes wide open at the display of a myriad of valuable Chinese herbal materials and the hand-operated process by skilled pharmaceutical workers.
The last stop is Hefang Street,a unique pedestrian street displaying Chinese crafts and local snacks. You can have a great time appreciating paper cutting and hand-made dough figurines, or feast on dazzling local snacks like roasted walnuts and dragon-whisker candy. End the rich eye-opening tour and leave for the airport or railway station to your next destination. Wish you a nice Hangzhou memory!
|Your Group Size||Deluxe Class||Superior Class||Tourist Class|
|2 - 5 persons||$318||$218||$198|
|6 - 9 persons||$245||$145||$125|
|single room supplyment||$135||$60||$35|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 1 breakfast and 2 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: Accommodation in Hangzhou|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 1 breakfast provided by the hotel and 2 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
Hangzhou dishes are best representative of Zhejiang cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. Hangzhou dishes are noted for its elaborate preparations, sophisticated way of cooking and its most refreshing taste.
-- Dongpo Pork: A little fatty but not oily. Named after Su Dongpo, a famous man of letters of Song Dynasty.
-- West Lake Sour Fish: featuring tender fish meat with sweet and sour sauce.
-- Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea: Sliced meat and crispy rice with fragrance of Longjing Tea
|Dongpo Pork||Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea|