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Hangzhou Private Day Trip of serenity,nature,history and future

From $70 per person

Tour Style:
Discover the treasures of Hangzhou on a private full-day trip includes visits to West Lake and Dragon Well Tea Plantation to learn about the tea-making process, visit the Guo's gaden to see how the local people enjoy their life in Hangzhou since Hangzhou was chosen as the most liveable city in China...And visit the Hangzhou CBD will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center.

Duration: 6-7 hours

The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD

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: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(includingThree Ponds Mirroring the Moon), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: No

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 as below: 

Our pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"

First, take a bost cruise in the westlake,The Westlake Hangzhou (including boat cruise on westlake): West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. On the boat you can see one of theTen Best Views of West Lake--Three Pools Mirroring the Moon.The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.


After that, visit the  Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park). This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish. 


Later, drive to the Guo Garden : Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa (Guō Zhuāng, 郭庄) is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers. 


After visiting the Guo's villa, drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch!

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

Have your Lunch at the restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.( In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You shold go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). We give you the meal options as below:

1) Lunch at Local Tea Farmer's Tea House to know the real life of the local people:And we also can organize tea farmers teach you how to prepare, cook local delicaies if you want to. You can learn how to cook: Beger's Chicken, Westlake carp in vinegar source(Do not be scared, no bones!!! Aha), Lotus root, bamboo shoot...and other many tasty vegetables )

2) At the local restaurants which are popular with local people, such as Grandma's Kitchen, Green Tea Restaurants...And also fancy ones as well, 28 Hubin Road(Top 50 Best in Asia, Jinsha Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel. We are the local, we are the sources. We know many excellent restaurants even not listed on Lonely Planet and some other travel guides.

After lunch, move to theMeijiawu Tea Plantation:Drogon Well Tea (simplified Chinese: 龙井茶; traditional Chinese: 龍井茶; pinyin: lóngjǐng chá), also known as Longjing tea, is a variety of roasted green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title. Meijiawu Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important Dragon tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery. And our guide or Tea Farmer will show you how to pick the leaves, how to fry the leaves and how to drink the best tea in China.


After tea testing, move to Bamboo lined path at Yunqi: The forest is breathtaking. It really makes you realise how insignificant you are when you stand next to the bamboo trees towering way above you. You are surprised at how hard the bamboo actually was - no wonder Asian builders use it as scaffolding! The thing really liked about the bamboo forest is the light - even though the forest was dense, it still seemed really light and crisp, because of the fact the bamboo's all green (not like normal trees where the trunk is dark brown). It gives the forest a totally different vibe, hard to explain but it was just fascinating.


The last stop is The Hangzhou Qianjiang CBD, located in the southeast side of downtown Hangzhou, next to the Qiantang River. It is 4.5 km away from the West Lake Scenic Spot. The central area of the Hangzhou CBD (total area 3.29 km2) will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center. Overall development plans include 650m2 of Grade-A offices, hotels, shopping malls and luxury residences. This place will give you a different impression about Hangzhou and show you the future of Hangzhou.


After the tour, our tour guide and driver will drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the hangzhou train station and your tour ends. 

This Hangzhou Private Tour has been populer with our many clients: 

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
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Reginia Wong
Reviewed 08 October 2019
Amazing trip in Hangzhou

Without doubt, Hangzhou is one of my favorite city in China.
Our guide, Nancy, was simply the best. She was able to plan each day in a well-organized pace without skipping on any details. Her knowledge and passion of each attraction left us wanting to learn more about this city’s rich culture and traditions. The entire trip filled with interesting information and you can tell that she really loves what she does. Thank you Nancy!

We would highly recommend Nancy and Hangzhou Private Tour for anyone considering visiting Hangzhou, China.

Peter Murphy
Reviewed 02 October 2019
Fantastic day tour in Hangzhou

A friend and I booked this day trip to Hangzhou. The experience was excellent from start to finish. David was our guide and he did a great job. We really enjoyed the day with him and he is a wealth of knowledge about China, Shanghai, and Hangzhou. I commend his on her English skills. We walked the waterfront of Hangzhou, visited the beautiful garden, toured a tea plantation with a stop for lunch at a tea farmer's restaurant. The food was some of the best that I had while traveling in China. We ended the day with a stroll through the Hangzhou old market streets. Hangzhou should not be missed if you are traveling to China. It is a beautiful city and Hangzhou Private Tour made the day effortless for us.

Reviewed 12 September 2019
The best tour experience in Hangzhou

We ( family of seven) traveled from the Netherlands to Hangzhou and went to see all the great attractions and places under the guidance of David. His organization skills, knowledge of Hangzhou in combination with his fluent English made our travel experience extremely enjoyable. We fully recommend Hangzhou Private Tour and guide David to anyone looking for the best Hangzhou experience.

John Sanders
Reviewed 01 September 2019
Great tour guide. Thanks to Hangzhou Private Tour and guide David.

My wife and I very much enjoyed our trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai. It was clear that it would not have been reasonable to attempt such an itinerary without the organization from Hangzhou Private Tour handling the complicated logistics. Our round way train tickets were booked and sent to our hotel on time by Hangzhou Private Tour. We were picked up at our hotel in Shanghai in the morning by our driver in Shanghai and drove to the Shanghai train station for the train to Hangzhou. Having both a local guide and driver allowed us to maximize the amount of time we had in Hangzhou. We really enjoyed the boat ride on westlake, Guo's villa and the tea plantation & Village. The lunch at a local farmer's house was SUPER! David is one of the best tour guides that I've ever met in China. He was very welcoming, patient, personable, professional, and thoughtful. He knew a lot of interesting historical and cultural facts about the many scenic sites we visited in Hangzhou. He also went above and beyond to help make our visit go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. I would definitely recommend him to all my friends visiting Hangzhou in the future.

Juanita Ladyman
Reviewed 01 September 2019
Impressive Hangzhou Day trip

My family and I have visited China twice, we booked the tour with few travel agencies and had a number of tour guides. Some were great and others were just okay. And this time, we had a great experience in Hangzhou with Hangzhou Private Tour (It could be the best experience we had so far in China). I appreciate how they have a pre-sales/trip planning person then a post-sales follow-up person that remains in touch throughout our tour. Sam was my sales person, and Bonnie was my follow-up contact, and both were outstanding in all respects. David was our tour guide in Hangzhou. His English was as if he had been speaking it his whole life. He captured and kept our attention throughout the whole day (a hard task to accomplish with a large range of ages from preteens, teens, and adults). He made us feel special and important. When anyone asked what I like about China, my reply is always the same, the day in Hangzhou with David and Hangzhou Private Tour.

Mario Montero
Reviewed 29 August 2019
Excellent Service, Great Tour guide! Thanks to Hangzhou Private Tour

Our visit in Hangzhou was perfect. Our guide David and driver met our train in a private car and escorted us to the Westlake, the private garden close by the westlake, and my favorite tea plantation & village. The food at a local farmer's house was very good and plentiful. Beth Keck had recommended your service and I will let her know that the tour was very special. Thanks to David who was an excellent tour guide. He was very educated and knowledgeable about Hangzhou. He was a nice, friendly, and experienced guide. We learned a lot from him, Thank you again for an excellent tour!!

Reviewed 04 August 2019
Great hangzhou tour experience with tour guide David

It was a great hangzhou tour experience with tour guide David. It was only a short day trip, but really unforgettable. The West Lake is just as beautiful as it has be introduced by my chinese friends before my arrival. I love the trees and flowers over the lake and in parks around there. It is just peaceful and beautifull. Our tour guide David did a good job with providing cultural and historical information, in my opinion. He gave us proactive briefings both on the van and during the visits of each site as well as answering our questions. Through his briefings, I learned many things about the history of Hangzhou and China that I didn't know before. He took me to the boat tour on the lake, which is a unique experience for me to explore the beauty of nature.
Hangzhou is a historical city. Although I dont have no much knowledge on the city history. But I could see from its old houses and streets.
I love the city and hope to come back again soon.

Ms. Dianne Baillie
Reviewed 28 July 2019
Great trip in earthly paradise Hangzhou.

We had a great time in hangzhou ! Our tour guide Jason treated us like close friends, showed us around enthusiastically and responded to endless questions with patience. We were really enjoyed the Guo's garden to see how the locals enjoy their life in Hangzhou and the dragon well tea plantation and the tea village. I'd recommend Jason and Hangzhou Private Tour to anyone without hesitation.

Nora Howells
Reviewed 23 July 2019
Hangzhou Day Tour with David. Fantastic!

We booked a Hangzhou tour for 6 people and David was our tour guide. We had the most amazing time visiting the local attractions, such as the lake (We took a boat ride on westlake), the Guo's villa (My favorite place during the tour), tea plantation and the old street. David was the best guide I had ever met, he explained everything with passion and made the trip a lot of fun. The tour was extremely organised and attention was paid to detail. We were made to feel very welcome. We were also taken to a local tea farmer's restaurant with delicious food. I would highly recommend David and the company if you want a tailored tour which will show the best places with a local touch! Absolutely great!

Wynne Canada
Reviewed 22 July 2019
Fantastic English Speaking Tour in Hangzhou!

I thoroughly recommend Hangzhou Private Tour to anyone visiting the Hangzhou region. I organised my tour at very short notice (the day before) and was perfectly looked after. I was staying in Shanghai and my trip planner Sam was extremely helpful in advising me the best way to get to Hangzhou from Shanghai for the tour.

My tour guide Tommy picked me up from the station and led me on a fantastic day tour of the town. The weather for the day was quite dreary which made for difficult viewing of the lake.

Due to the weather Tommy suggested some different places to visit which were fantastic. I really enjoyed the visiting to the Guo's villa, a reach people's house in the ancient china. Tommy's knowledge of the Hangzhou area was phenomenal!! His English is fantastic and he makes you feel completely comfortable on the tour.

It is extremely difficult to find English speaking people in this area but Hangzhou Private Tour caters to the English speaking market beautifully.

I will definitely be using this company again to do a Springtime tour.
Thank you Tommy and Hangzhou Private Tour for making my China trip memorable.

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