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Private Tour: Classic Hangzhou and Tea Culture Day Trip

  • Private full-day tour of Hangzhou and Longjing tea village
  • Admire the beauty of World Heritage-listed West Lake during a boat cruise
  • See an extensive collection of Buddhist artifacts at Lingyin Temple and Flying Peak
Private Tour: Classic Hangzhou and Tea Culture Day Trip
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Enjoy a private tour that showcases the fine tea of Hangzhou along with top attractions in the area. Start with a boat cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to Lingyin Temple, known for impressive Buddha statues, and see the caves of Flying Peak, which also has hundreds of statues. After lunch, discover one of the region’s most famous teas, dragowell tea, also known as longjing tea. Visit the China National Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Village to learn about the renowned tea’s production.
What to Expect
Your private tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Hangzhou city downtown at 9:00am and transfer you to take a wooden boat ride on the beautiful West Lake - the symbol of Hangzhou. The tranquil water is occasionally decorated by ancient pagodas, bridges, lush islands and hills. The boat ride finishes at Flower Pond, the best spot for viewing fish and flowers, and have a pleasant walk in the park.

Continue to Lingyin Temple, one of the most famous and popular Buddhist temples in China. It is known for many Buddhist carvings and statues and the Happy Buddha is the most impressive one. Next to the temple is Flying Peak - an outstanding Buddhist grottoes site consisting of over 300 statues.

Lunch is not included in the tour to ensure your flexibility of choice. Feel free to ask your tour guide for recommendation of local restaurants and dishes or head to local tea farmer’s house for home-made delicacies prepared with tea. The afternoon is dedicated to an in-depth tea tour. Tea is originated in China with wide varieties. Dragon Well Tea, or called Longjing Tea in Chinese, is a famous kind of Green Tea, and Hangzhou is the origin place and top producing area of the Dragon Well Tea. You will visit Meijiawu Tea Village to learn and experience the process of making tea, such as picking, refining and brewing. Visit China Tea Museum to learn about the history of tea and see some exhibitions of tea wares. Later on enjoy a tea ceremony performance and taste tea at an old-style pavilion on hill top. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Reviews (76)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Making Moments with Fiona from Hangzhou!

I could start this review by saying all the great things about Hangzhou... or Nanxun Water Village... however, I would rather start this endorsement with my ever first Hangzhou ambassador from the China Highlights team, Fiona! What’s that saying by Mya Angelou... “it’s not what...More

3  Thank NevilleAnitelea
chtcustomercare, General Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Neville & Craig Thank you so much for sharing with us how your time in Hangzhou and the Nanxun Watertown visit went with Fiona. We're so pleased that you had an incredible time with her and she made you feel at ease all along...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Smooth-Sailing & Friendly Guide

For the amount of time / energy level / quality of attraction, the itinerary was right. Not much time "wasted" driving around and more of the time spent visiting sights and understanding the place.

Thank Yuan-Stella
chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there Glad that you found your trip to be of smooth-sailing, and no time wasted. Hope that you can travel with us again. CH Customer-care Team

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Great Hangzhou tour

We did a great private tour with our guide Gerry, visiting the highlights of Hangzhou. Thanks, Gerry!

Thank riajeroen
Reviewed 23 August 2018
amazing city, amazing tour thanks to a GREAT travel agent and guide!!!

We were welcomed by Leaf, our amazing guide, at the airport, since we arranged also the airport pick up through the agency. The day after our arrival we visited the Nanxun water town, and it was stunning: narrow canals, beautiful lotus gardens and houses. on...More

Thank Robertina8891
chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi there We're very encouraged to have received such feedback about Leaf, and to read of your time in Hangzhou with her. We do hope that this would not be a last trip with us. Thanks for visiting. CH Customer-care Team

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Excellent Professional Guide

My wife and I visited Hangzhou with our Grandson (21 years old) who is studying Mandarin. It was our first trip to China. Our guide was 'Gerry' who met us at the airport and drove us to our Hotel where he sorted out a mix-up...More

Thank ed18314
chtcustomercare, Guest Relations Manager at China Highlights, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hi there We're glad that you found Gerry to be professional and helped you with all your arrangements in Hangzhou and even driving you all the way to Suzhou. We appreciate the recommendation, and hope that we can serve you again. CH Customer--care Team

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