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One-Day Hangzhou Classic Day Trip

Be honored as a “paradise city on earth” by Marco Polo, Hangzhou is a must-see city for visitors. This tailor-made one-day private tour enables you to get the real beauty of West Lake, as well as to learn about Chinese traditional tea culture at Meijiawu. And the stunning well-preserved Buddhist architecture at Lingyin Temple will leave you with an unforgettable memory. You will be shocked and wonder how the made them! The tour is leisure and meaningful. The itinerary can be customized as you like.

About This Tours

  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Availability : Depart on every day
  • Departure: Shanghai
  • Guide Language : English
  • Easy Cancellation : Up to 14 days before departure: 100% full refund; 7 to 13 days before departure: 90% refund; 3 to 6 days before departure: 50% refund; 2 to 0 days days before departure: no refund

What To Expect

  • Take a boat tour on West Lake to admire the Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon, Mid-Lake Pavilion, Leifeng Pagoda, etc.
  • Stroll leisurely along the Su Causeway to explore this fairyland.
  • Appreciate various fish and flowers at the Flower Harbor Park.
  • Admire the Buddhist architecture in Lingyin Temple and Flying Peak.
  • Taste fresh dragon well green tea in Meijiawu village.

Tour Itinerary

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The night before your tour: arranging a pickup time

We will send you an email with your guide’s name and contact number. Your local guide will call you between 7 and 8 pm the night before tour for confirm the exact pickup time. If you don’t answer the phone, your guide will leave a message at the front desk.

For any emergency, please contact our office at +86 15978055067


Pick up from your hotel and visit the West Lake and the Flower Harbor Park

After breakfast at 7:30am, your tour guide will pick you up from hotel and escort you to the pier of Zhongshan Park. Then take a boat to start visiting the West Lake, which is is reputed for it’s beautiful scenery, embraced by hills like a pearl.

The Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon offers the best place to enjoy a beautiful full moon at the mid lake. In Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, candles are lit inside the holes of three pagodas. So the candle light, moonlight and lake light mix together and shinning on the three-pool area in the lake. It’s also a perfect place for a leisure stroll as it resembles a traditional Chinese water and mountain painting---bridge, ponds, pavilions, trees. Another island is Mid-Lake Pavilion, which is the oldest island in Hangzhou and creates an elegant scenery with unique atmosphere. This tranquil spot is said to have inspired the famous poem Chong Er (Endless Love).

Disembark on Su Causeway, which is named after the great litterateur -- Su Dongpo. It’s a great place for walking and the Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring is one of the top 10 classical attractions in Hangzhou. After a short walk, you will arrive at the Flower Harbor Park. Here, the large variety of flowers and golden fish are the leading roles. The Peony Park is the perfect place to enjoy flowers with more than 200 species while the Red Fish Pond is the best place to watch and feed the golden fish. The colorful flowers and golden fish make up a harmonious picture for you.

West Lake Boat Ride

West Lake Boat Ride

Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond

Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond

Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon

The Picture on 1 Yuan Bill - Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon


Lunch Time

Lunch arrange in a local restaurant, your guide will helps to order dishes base on your preference.

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Visit Lingyin Temple and Flying Peak

After lunch, you can find peace and quiet in Lingyin Temple and Flying Peak. Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, presenting the longstanding cultural heritage. The large temple includes Heavenly Kings Hall, the Mahavira Hall, the Medicine Buddha Hall, and the Jigong Hall. The temple is surrounded by majestic peaks and sky-reaching old trees. Thousands of visitors and Buddhist faithful come and show their faiths. You may even get chance to take part in a series of Buddhist cultural activities, like praying ceremony, sermon ceremony, chanting sutra etc.

Lying on the opposite is Flying Peak, which is a limestone peak over 209 meters in height. On the peak, there are about 300 sculptures from the Five Dynasties and Yuan Dynasty. You can admire the special art of stone carving and ancient Buddhist culture.

Worshippers burning incenses in Lingyin Temple

Worshippers Burning Incenses in Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple

Buddha Statues on Flying Peak

Buddha Statues on Flying Peak

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Taste Longjing Tea in Meijiawu Village

With a history of 1200 years, West Lake dragon well green tea is one of the famous tea varieties in China. Meijiawu Village boasts the most important dragon well tea production basis. You can wander around the village to see beautiful mountains and fancy houses dotted under the green hills with the lush verdant tea field, which is like an oil painting of green jadeites.

To get a deep insight of the tea culture, you can experience the tea-picking with local farmers in the tea plantation. You will first learn to choose appropriate tea leaves and pick them in a right way. Then learn to stir-fry the tea leaves a few times until dried. Last step is to make a fresh West Lake dragon well tea and taste it. You can also watch the tea ceremony performance and the introduction.

Tour ends. The tour guide will transfer you to your hotel.

Tea Harvesting

Tea Harvesting

Tea Fixation

Tea Fixation

Price Per Person in US Dollars

1 Person 2 - 3 Person 4 - 5 Person 6 - 9 Person 10 - 20 Person
$ 203 $ 122 $ 98 $ 77 $ 68

* Price per Person in US Dollars 1 Person $ 123 The price may change during some festivals including Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid- Autumn Day and National Day (1st-7th October).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

* An extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier than 09:00 or later than 19:00.

Price Inclusion

Entrance Fees:

To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.


Chinese lunch at well selected restaurant.

Private transfer:

Between your hotel and scenic spots by private air conditioned vehicle.

Private Guide:

An English-speaking guide and driver provide you with the best local knowledge available.

Service Charge & Government Taxes


Price Exclusion

  • Airfare/train tickets/hotel/China visa
  • Any meals not listed above
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping and attractions that are not listed in the itinerary
  • Excess baggage charges and travel insurance
  • Extra fee may be applied if there is a pickup or drop-off earlier 09:00 or later than 19:00


Tour Code: HZALC-5

Tour Type: One Day Trips  (Private Tour)

from US $122 p/p

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