Visit the stunning city of Hangzhou during this scenic day trip, with private pickup from your hotel or train station. Perfect for travelers short on time, it covers all of the highlights in a single excursion. Glide across serene, UNESCO-listed West Lake on an iconic boat ride, learn the ins and outs of tea cultivating and tasting at Meijiawu Tea Village, and shop for antique embroidery along the centuries-old Song Dynasty Imperial Street.
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- An in-depth, half-day tour of Hangzhou, with private hotel or train station pickup
- Cover the city’s top highlights in a single visit, perfect for travelers short on time
- Get the best views of traditional pagodas and arched bridges on a scenic boat ride
- Learn how tea is picked and processed, and get a taste of China’s finest brews
Your centrally located hotel in Hangzhou or Hangzhou Train Station
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
First, take a Boat Ride on the 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 the Ten 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, move to the Meijiawu Tea Village: Drogon Well Tea, 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.
The last stop is the Song Dynasty Imperial Street. Has been renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan, but still leads to the Palace of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127AD). The road that stretches 400 meters (1,310ft) is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others.
After the tour ends, our tour guide and driver will drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station.
- Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
- Boat Ride Fee
- Bottled water
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Air-conditioned private vehicle
- Private city transfer
- Optional activities
- Personal expense
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