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Private Tour: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour provided by China Private Tours-Day Tour

Private Tour: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour

Private Tour: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour
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There is no better place to experience the best green tea, Longjing in Hangzhou than other places in China. Hangzhou is the home of tea and silk. Longjing tea is considered the best green tea in China. Enjoy a 6-hour tour accompanied by your knowledgeable guide and skillful driver, visit the National Tea Museum, Tea Plantation, Meijiawu Tea Village, try the Longjing Tea and talk with tea famers. You'll not only learn about Chinese tea culture, also immerse yourself in the process of tea-making and beautiful scenery. You have the option to have an authentic home-cooked meal at a local famer's home. To make your trip comfortable and easy, we provide FREE WI-FI, PHONE CHARGER, COLD DRINKS AND UMBRELLA (no extra charge). Note: If you come from Shanghai by train, recommend timing: Arrival: Around 9:30am; Departure: Around 18:00pm. Both Hangzhou East train station and Hangzhou railway station are work for this tour. Free charge of train station pick up & drop off service.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6977P2
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
  • Admission Fee & Boat Ride on West Lake if you book the package tour
  • Professional English & Chinese Speaking Tour Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled Water/Soda Drinks/Cold Drinks
  • Lunch if you book the all inclusive tour option
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup& drop-off service is arranged at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
  • Admission Fee & Boat Ride on West Lake if you book the package tour
  • Professional English & Chinese Speaking Tour Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled Water/Soda Drinks/Cold Drinks
  • Lunch if you book the all inclusive tour option
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup& drop-off service is arranged at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    National Tea Museum
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Longjing tea fields
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Hangzhou Longjingshan Tea Cultural Village
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    QingHeFang
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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vanafanta
Los Angeles, California16 contributions
Relaxing day with Bonnie
Jun 2019
I had the most wonderful time with Bonnie on our tour! Our 3 week stay in China was filled with mostly winging things and making last second decisions so Bonnie and her given tour was such a fresh breath of air! We took a cruise on a boat while Bonnie told us stories about Westlake. We learned about the art of tea making and visited a beautiful museum. Lunch was great and it didn't feel like we were on a tour at all and I mean that in the best way! Bonnie was always by our side giving us the low-down as we strolled and stopped to pick some tea ourselves and learned how to spot the different kinds of tea. We loved the douli so much that Bonnie got a couple of them so we could take some pictures. She was sweet and let us take a bunch of pics and didn't rush us. All in all if you're going to be in the area you MUST take this tour!
Written 11 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noreen_B
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Private Tour Hangzhou's West lake, Tea Plantations, Temples and Shopping Street
Jul 2019 • Friends
We booked this tour as first timers in Hangzhou. The tour took a full day and hit all major scenic tourist attractions. Our tour guide was David. He was terrific! He was knowledgeable, funny, relaxed, organised and speaks perfect English! He brought us around Hangzhou at a pace that suited us & he answered all our questions.
I would highly recommend this tour experience, and especially David as a guide.
Written 18 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Miss_Singapore
Singapore12 contributions
A fantastic Day tour of Hangzhou with David
Dec 2018 • Family
I am so thankful for all the positive reviews about this tour. I am about to give another thumbs up review for this tour. We are a family of 4 with a 9 year old and a 77 year old elderly. We decided to get a private tour because we felt it was easier to manage in terms of time and places to visit. This was the best decision we made. Our guide, David and the driver, Mr Zhang was so patient with us. David is very knowledgeable and speaks fluent English. Mr Zhang is a very skillful driver. His car was so clean and comfortable.

Our day started with a pick up from our hotel. It was snowing on the day of our tour and David reminded us to bring enough clothing to keep us warm. We headed to West Lake and we were away from the huge crowd which was great. My son had his chance to play with snow and we had so many beautiful photo opportunities of the lake (recommended by David). We went on the river cruise on the lake and David shared so many interesting facts about the beautiful structures built around the lake.

After that we proceeded to the tea farmer's house for lunch. We found the food home cooked and my son (a picky eater) loved the chicken dish. We all generally enjoyed the meal. The price of the meal was average, I feel. We can always find cheaper food or more expensive food elsewhere but we thought of it as a contribution of the tea farmer community. We were happy with David's recommendation. We had a dining room facing the tea plantation which is not something we see everyday.

After lunch, we proceeded to a place to try Long Qing tea. Our guide gave us some very interesting information about the Long Qing tea. The tea tasting was lovely (especially after lunch on a cold snowy day). The lady explained a lot about Long Qing tea, how to brew it and its benefits. They were very clear about their products and pricing but were not pushy. There was a souvenier shop which sold snacks made from Long Qing tea. My son loved the Long Qing Mochi there. After that, we went to see the Long Qing well and headed back to a shopping street called Qinghefang Old Street. After shopping, we were sent back to our hotel and that was the end of our wonderful day trip in Hangzhou. We left Hangzhou with fond memories and David and Mr Zhang was definitely a part of those wonderful memories. I would recommend this tour for any family who wants their own tour as it gives you time to explore at your own pace. Booking a tour with them was very easy and seamless. They responded very fast and were spot on with my queries. This was a wonderful experience from start till end. Thumbs up!!
Written 3 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

elmtree_10
Chicago, IL2 contributions
Informative and fun day in west lake and tea plantations
Three of us booked this day trip to learn more about Chinese tea and culture. David was terrific! He met us at the train station in Hangzhou after we took the bullet train from Shanghai (a fun must!). We avoided any lines at West Lake for a boat tour, he showed us key highlights in the area, then took us for a tea farmer lunch which was fresh and delicious. Despite some rain, we saw the tea museum, met with tea farmers, saw tea plantations and had a great,full but relaxing day. We highly recommend it!
Written 17 October 2018
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James P
1 contribution
A historical journey through the culture of tea
Sep 2018 • Couples
We travelled as a couple from Australia to Hangzhou in September. The weather was overcast and cooler than the previous hot days. David picked us up from our hotel and was immediately very welcoming and insightful. The car was very comfortable and water bottles were welcoming. Our day started at West Lake and the boat ride allows you to feel the vastness of the lake. The haze enhanced the beauty of the skyline.

David provided a thorough history of every surrounding aspect throughout the tour. We liked that there were no pushy sales tactics and we were not taken to tourist shops. We felt looked after as David ordered lunch based on his recommendations and an English speaking guide was arranged for the tea ceremony and tea tasting. We could move around at our own pace and David was happy to take photos of us when requested. He even recommended other places to visit while in Hangzhou.

Overall it was a perfect day and a tranquil experience. We highly recommend David and China Private Tours. Without the tour we could not have felt the significance of each place we visited. Hangzhou is a beautiful city. Although it is leading in technology, it is good to see the preservation of nature and greenery.
Written 23 September 2018
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Dear James, Thanks for your time for the excellent review. David is one of the best tour guide in our company.He said he enjoyed the tour with you very much!!!Looking forward your next trip with us in CHINA! Sincerely yours, Bonnie/Sam Guest Relations Manager Customer-care Team chinahangzhoutour.com
Written 10 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lorena M
Newport, KY1 contribution
Excellent tour with David!
Our private day tour was excellent! David, our tour guide, was incredible knowledgable not only about Hangzhou but all China. Due to the typhoon warning the museum was closed so instead he took us to another tea village and to a bamboo forest, which was great!- We had a delicious lunch at a local farm, it was simple but really good and with a wonderful view. He never sold us anything, we had to ask him where could we buy tea. My husband and I were very impressed with the ART of making tea, so we were looking forward to take some back home.

I definitely recommend this tour!

Lorena
Written 16 August 2018
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TarjeiH
Bergen, Norway80 contributions
Mostly great, but avoid the "teafarmer meal"
We had mostly a great day, visiting the lake, tea village and tea museum. We opted for the lunch at the tea farmer. Big mistake! As we arrived we saw the ☹️ :-( from the latest health inspection, that should has been our cue to escape. Yet we decided to try the food. The kitchen was more industrial the homey, the pork and bamboo was reheated from frozen state, the fish and chicken were anything but fresh. To no surprise, nothing we was served was edible, and from the smell it was clear that eating the fish would be a health-hazard. We had to eat elsewhere, and this also cost us an hour of the time with the guide.

By all means this is a great tour, just opt for local food at a restaurant and not the "home coocked meal".
Written 7 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear TarjeiH, Thanks for chosing us and your review for our tour guide Sharon.For the lunch, we are the first company in Hangzhou to choose this farmer's house for home cooked meal. After receiving more reviews on Tripadvisor, more travel companies sending people there for home cooked meal. We will contact the farmer to discuss it making the meal experience better. Thanks for your feedback. Nancy Coordination Tourism Manager China Merchants International Travel Company 24 Hours Hotline: +86 137 3541 1378 Wechat: samhangzhou Skpye. chinaprivatetour
Written 8 August 2018
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JakeBoodski
San Francisco, CA10 contributions
Hangzhou Tea Plantation with David
Fantastic tour thanks to David. There were a lot of negative things that I'm not gonna go into but, once we got to Hangzhou @12:30PM, it got better. Very simple lunch but everything we had were good. It was a miserable day because of the traffic and the rain. Our tour guide David was awesome. We got to Hangzhou later than usual for this tour but he never rush us. We got tea that we wanted. We would love to go back to Hangzhou again. We'll make sure to stay there for more than a day next time...
Written 14 April 2018
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Dear Jake, Thanks for booking the tea culture day tour with us! David said you are the real tea lover,he really enjoyed the time with you on the tea plantation! Thanks for your review and your recommendation on TA.Looking forward your next trip with us in China. Nancy Web:chinahangzhoutour.com 24 Hours Hotline: +86 137 3541 1378 Wechat: samhangzhou Skpye. chinaprivatetour
Written 17 April 2018
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Monica Y
1 contribution
private tour to Westlake and Tea Village with Bonnie
Mar 2018 • Solo
Overall was a great tour day for me as someone that really loves to drink tea.
Bonnie and the driver came to hotel to pick me up in the morning and from the start Bonnie was quite warm and friendly. Bonnie is local from Hangzhou, so throughout the day she shared many facts and history about Hangzhou and longjing tea.
Of course it costs a bit more for a private vs a group tour, but i really enjoyed how it was more personal to what i wanted to see. You don't get the usual "hard sell" and brought to the pre-arranged places where they try to sell to you....to make up for the cheaper group tour costs (this is based on other group tours i've taken in the past).
The only time i was really sold anything was at the tea village (cultural tea center i think), but this was ok for me since I intended to buy tea anyways and the tea sample i got there tasted pretty good.
This tour is highly recommended in the March and early April time frame as it is during the tea season. I visited the 3rd week of March and got to see the young longjing tea leaves ready for harvest. You'll get to see the farmers out busy picking tea leaves. Best time to buy longjing tea is in late march for the best quality.
Written 5 April 2018
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Barryfisherfromthebu
Pittsburgh, PA9 contributions
Tea Culture Day Tour
Jan 2018 • Couples
Great trip. Started with boat ride on West Lake followed by a comprehensive visit to The Tea Museum of Hangzhou. Great lunch at a local tea farmer's restaurant followed by tea tasting and visit to the famed Dragon Well. Knowlegable and friendly tour guide Nancy made us feel very welcome. Great value for the cost.
Written 15 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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