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Two Days Hangzhou Highlights Gourmet Tour

From $145 per person

Tour Style:
Hangzhou Cuisine is one of the most popular Chinese cuisines in China. It features in a delicate, appetizing and refreshing taste, and Hangzhou is the paradise for every foodie. So don't lose the chance to try authentic Hangzhou foods and snacks while visiting the beautiful West Lake, exploring tea culture, etc.

Duration: Two days,one night

Attractions(Cities):
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

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

Finishing point:
Your Hotel & train station in Hangzhou,Hangzhou airport

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

Payment Types:
Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion

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

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Westlake(Boat ride),Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park),China Hangzhou Cuisine Museum,Louwailou Restaurant,Lingyin Temple & Peak Flying From Afar
  • 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 as below: 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

Day 2

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Guo Garden,Meijiawu Tea Plantation & Village,Hu Qingyu Tang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum,Hefang Street
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Drive you back to the Hangzhou Train Station or the Hangzhou Airport 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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