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Private Tour: Classic Hangzhou and Tea Culture Day Trip

  • Private full-day tour of Hangzhou and Longjing tea village
  • Admire the beauty of World Heritage-listed West Lake during a boat cruise
  • See an extensive collection of Buddhist artifacts at Lingyin Temple and Flying Peak
Private Tour: Classic Hangzhou and Tea Culture Day Trip
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Enjoy a private tour that showcases the fine tea of Hangzhou along with top attractions in the area. Start with a boat cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to Lingyin Temple, known for impressive Buddha statues, and see the caves of Flying Peak, which also has hundreds of statues. After lunch, discover one of the region’s most famous teas, dragowell tea, also known as longjing tea. Visit the China National Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Village to learn about the renowned tea’s production.
What to Expect
Your private tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Hangzhou city downtown at 9:00am and transfer you to take a wooden boat ride on the beautiful West Lake - the symbol of Hangzhou. The tranquil water is occasionally decorated by ancient pagodas, bridges, lush islands and hills. The boat ride finishes at Flower Pond, the best spot for viewing fish and flowers, and have a pleasant walk in the park.

Continue to Lingyin Temple, one of the most famous and popular Buddhist temples in China. It is known for many Buddhist carvings and statues and the Happy Buddha is the most impressive one. Next to the temple is Flying Peak - an outstanding Buddhist grottoes site consisting of over 300 statues.

Lunch is not included in the tour to ensure your flexibility of choice. Feel free to ask your tour guide for recommendation of local restaurants and dishes or head to local tea farmer’s house for home-made delicacies prepared with tea. The afternoon is dedicated to an in-depth tea tour. Tea is originated in China with wide varieties. Dragon Well Tea, or called Longjing Tea in Chinese, is a famous kind of Green Tea, and Hangzhou is the origin place and top producing area of the Dragon Well Tea. You will visit Meijiawu Tea Village to learn and experience the process of making tea, such as picking, refining and brewing. Visit China Tea Museum to learn about the history of tea and see some exhibitions of tea wares. Later on enjoy a tea ceremony performance and taste tea at an old-style pavilion on hill top. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
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Reviewed today
Great day with Fiona in Hangzhou

I had a wonderful day in Hangzhou! Fiona was waiting for me when I arrived at the train station and was with me the entire day. Her insights and information was wonderful. She answered every question I had perfectly. I could not have asked for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hangzhou with Rachel - Highy Recommended

We visited Hangzhou in November 2018, and it was beautiful. A boat ride around West Lake was the most memorable part, and Rachel's knowledge of the area and willingness to help impressed us the most. In addition to sharing tips about local restaurants (which were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gregory Z
chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Thanks so much for your reveiw and recommendation for Rachel. We're glad you had an enjoyable time together. Hope you can visit again. Customer-care Team

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Warm-hearted guide

My wife and I visited Hangzhou in September. Our guide Gerry is a good person. Because he showed us many beautiful places. Not only that, when we asked price about drones in China, he took much time to look for information. He sent picture and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2018

Hi there Thanks for visiting Hangzhou with us in September. We're glad that you found Gerry to be helpful and warm hearted. Hope you can visit with us again. Customer-care Team

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Highly recommended

Five of us took a weekend trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou and had a great time. Our tour person (Gerry) was very accommodating and genuinely nice. He was very knowledgeable about Chinese historical culture and took the time to explain the stories and meanings of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank htd106
chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there What a nice way to spend the weekend with your friends, to Hangzhou. You experienced and learned a lot with Gerry. We do hope that you can visit with us again to explore neighbouring areas. CH Customer-care Team

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Hangzhou Weekend Trip with Gerry

I traveled to Shanghai for a week + business trip. To top off the week, four of my friends and I took a weekend sightseeing tour of Hangzhou. Our tour guide was Gerry. He was a great guide and very accommodating to us and what...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smt9170
chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi there What a fantastic way to spend the weekend when you are in Shanghai. Thanks for allowing us to help arrange your weekend get-away. We're glad that you had a great time with Gerry and to know you were well looked after. CH Customer-care...More

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27 November 2018|
Response from ksoriley | Reviewed this property |
I believe everything will operate normal business hours as they do not celebrate the holiday. Hong Kong is the only exception I can think of. I hope this helps.