Hangzhou Cuisine is one of the most popular Chinese cuisines in China. It features in a delicate, appetizing and refreshing taste. If you want to try real Hangzhou specialties, do this tour package with our local tour guide. Especially eating in a chef’s dining room with probably the best dish of the tour, is not something every other tour company can offer. Your taste buds will be thanking you later!
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Westlake(Boat ride),Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park),China Hangzhou Cuisine Museum,Louwailou Restaurant,Lingyin Temple & Peak Flying From Afar,Guo Garden,Meijiawu Tea Plantation & Village,Hu Qingyu Tang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museu
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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"
Firstly, spend the peaceful and less-crowded morning time to visit the iconic and World Heritage site of Hangzhou – the picturesque West Lake(Boat ride is included). Just as the famous traveler Marco Polo did and wrote: “A voyage on this lake offers more refreshment and pleasure than any other experience on earth”, you will start with a 45-minute leisure cruise to enjoy the tranquil lake views as well as the ancient pagodas, traditional arched bridges, tree-lined walkways, beautiful hills, green islands and lush gardens.
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.
Continue your visit to the China Hangzhou Cuisine Museum which was established to preserve traditional cooking heritage and inspire yong generation to cook dishes, also represents the uniqueness of Hangzhou Cuisine to the entire world. Here in the museum, you will see hundreds of life-sized models of appealing food, including Buddhist vegetarian dishes, snacks eaten by canal-dwellers in the Middle Ages, and the delicate sweet pastries made in Hangzhou during the Song Dynasty, 800 years ago. The museum also run cooking classes for local people, street food fairs and special days for children to learn how to make tofu, cure ducks and pickle vegetables. (currently the cooking class is not available for foreign travelers). Month watering? Don't panic, because just beyond the galleries there's a huge restaurant serving many of the classic dishes from the exhibition.
After the West Lake visit, it is time to feast your mouth. You will go to have lunch in the most famous restaurant of Hangzhou Cuisine - Louwailou. It is also the place where the First Lady of the People's Republic of China, Peng Liyuan, gave a banquet to welcome wifes of presidents who attented the G20 Summit in September, 2016. Don't miss its specialties - West Lake Fish in Sweet Sour Source, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea and Dongpo Pork.
The last stop for today is the Lingyin Temple & Peak Flying From Afar: Lingyin temple, commonly translated as "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China. It was originally founded in 326 AD, but has been rebuilt no less than sixteen times since then. Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries.
Drive you back to your hotel.
Optional evening activities: Watch a magnificent night show – the Impression West Lake, a live performance with changing lights, music and dancing on the West Lake, which usually starts at 7pm; Notice: the Impression West Lake would be unavailable during December 16, 2017 to the mid-March, 2018 for the cold winter in Hangzhou.
After breakfast,visit 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 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.
Later, move to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation & Village: Drogon Well Tea, also known as Longjing tea, is a variety of roasted green tea from Hangzhou 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.
Lunch will be arranged at the Local Tea Farmer House, you will have a great chance to try the home-made Hangzhou food feeling the real life in Hangzhou.
Move on to the 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.And you will have a chance to see how chinese people use Traditional Chinese Medicine combine wih Chinese food.
Next, Lastly, go to hunt for some local authentic snacks at the famous Hefang Street, such as xī hú ǒu fěn(西湖藕粉), māo ěr duō(猫耳朵), yóu duō ěr(油多儿), etc. This street is also a great place to take a leisure stroll to appreciate ornate Chinese architectures and experience local custom. Extend your food adventure to the Imperial Thoroughfare of Southern Song Dynasty which is also full of local delicious foods.
Drive you back to the Hangzhou Train Station or the Hangzhou Airport and your Hangzhou Tour ends.
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Tour Style：Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, explore the best of Hangzhou on a full-day tour. Take a boat ride on West Lake to stay away from the crowds. the placid waters of which have been immortalized throughout history in literature and poetry. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation; walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：This comprehensive Skip-The-Line full day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into each scenic spot, which make your trip hassel-free and time well spent.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style：Discover the famous Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Accompanied by your private guide, stroll around Flower Harbor Park and take a relaxing boat on the West Lake. Visit the famous Lingyin temple; See the traditional Meijiawu tea mountain; wonder along the old Hefang Street and enjoy the magnificent Impression Westlake show. Local lunch and dinner, tea tasting at Meijiawu, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and private vehicle service are inclusive.
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
Tour Style：Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private door to door day tour. This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Hangzhou. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, you'll immerse yourself in its world renowned natural, historical and cultural features.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
Tour Style：As one of seven ancient capitals in China, the rich history and the splendid culture endow Hangzhou with profoundness. Come with us to discover Hangzhou's top attractions in two days. You'll enjoy boat ride on West Lake (Landmark of Hangzhou), Guo Garden, Leifeng Pagoda, etc. On the second day, explore Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation (Best Green Tea & China national tea), Bamboo Forest & Ancient street. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show.
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