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Hangzhou Grand Canal Essential Trip

From $70 per person

Tour Style:
Visit scenic spots of the Grand Canal such as Qiaoxi Historic Block, Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion, museums, Xiangji Temple, Fuyi Granary and Yunhe Bookstore.

Duration: 7 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
Qiaoxi Historic Block,Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion,Cao Fang canal boat,visit the world of swords and porcelains,Xiangji Temple,Fuyi Granary and Yunhe Bookstore,

Pick-up point:
Your Hotel & train station in Hangzhou

Finishing point:
Your Hotel & train station in Hangzhou

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Hnagzhou
  • Today's Activities: Visit scenic spots of the Grand Canal such as Qiaoxi Historic Block, Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion, museums, Xiangji Temple, Fuyi Granary and Yunhe Bookstore.
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou day tour. 

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Our Pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

In the morning, taking a breath of the fresh air in Qiaoxi Historic Block, you go through an alley and then walk into the national intangible cultural heritage site, the Laokaixin Teahouse(老开心茶楼). You can have some green tea as well as listen to stories of the history of the ancient house. You can also watch a drama show in traditional Chinese costume. Sitting in such an antiquated place, you may get an illusion of returning to the ancient China hundreds years ago. 

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Leave the Laokaixin Teahouse, walk along the lane for five minutes and then you will reach the Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion. Time to marvel at a wide selection of displays, or join in the tempting on-site handcraft activities. You will absolutely have unique and impressive experiences in the pavilion.

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After touring the Qiaoxi Historic Block, take a Cao Fang canal boat along the beautiful canal to the next spot Dadou Histric Block. On the boat you will hear a guide interpreting the history of the Grand Canal and watch a microfilm of the spot. 

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Reaching the Dadou Historic Block by boat, you will look round the ancient prosperous block and taste various delicious food. Then walk into the world of swords and porcelains to appreciate these fantastic artworks and hear interesting stories about them. When you are tired, you can find a seat in a teahouse to enjoy Chinese tea Maybe you will be very lucky to watch shows of spices and tea ceremonies (香道、茶道).

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The 1,000-year-plus-old Xiangji Temple is the most special spot in the Dadou Road Historic Block. It is the only temple enshrining and worshiping the Shan Kinnara Bodhisattva who is also called Kitchen God in Chinese myths. Located on the bank of the canal, Xiangji Temple was once among the three largest temples in Hangzhou during the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). Now the temple is the most popular one along the canal. You will get three incenses when you enter the temple to worship. 

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Next,visit the Fuyi Granary(富义仓)and Yunhe Bookstore(韵和书院) Go away from the Dadou Road to the south for 10 minutes, you will arrive at the Fuyi Granary, an integral part of the Grand Canal, a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Come to grab a meal or a drink within its spacious courtyard. Then you will listen to the introduction about the granary and Cao Yun cultures. You may be surprised at the matured technique of building granaries in the ancient China.

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Drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou Train Station and your hangzhou tour ends. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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