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|Nr. of travelers||1~9 pax|
|Price per person||141 USD|
* This tour must be booked at least 1 day in advance prior to the tour date. If you need to book this tour within 1 day prior to the tour date, please contact us at (+86 571) 8527-8076 to confirm the availability.
* If your pick-up place is not from a hotel or the hotels in downtown, please send the e-mail to email@example.com. We will check the availability.
*The exact pick-up time from your hotel will be confirmed one night in advance, through the hotel phone call or hotel message. Please make sure that you will offer the correct contact for the hotel and the names used for the hotel booking.
*The attractions are subject to change without the advanced notice.
As an old says goes, ”Above there is the Heaven, below are the Suzhou and Hangzhou,” Hangzhou is considered to be one of the most leisurely and romantic cities in China.
It is famous not only for its fascinating natural landscapes and views, but also its legendary love stories and cultural heritage.
As the capital city of Wuyue Kingdom (907 A.D.-978 A.D.) and South Song Dynasty (1,127 A.D.-1,279 A.D.), Hangzhou developed into one of the most prosperous cities in the world.
The famous traveler Marco Polo once called Hangzhou, "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world."
Hangzhou has the reputation for being a beautiful garden city and one of the top 5 richest cities in China, filled lots of jobs and locals who live by a “no worry, no hurry” motto.
The city itself, is known for being home to the happiest people in the country.
Meals: Chinese Lunch
Welcome to your 1-day tour of Hangzhou, we start off easing you in when one of our English-speaking tour guides will pick you up at your hotel lobby at the appointed time, you'll join in with the rest of the tour group.
Feel free to mingle with the other travellers and tourists.
From here we drive (around 2.5 hours) to Hangzhou. On arrival, our tour of Hangzhou first makes a stop at a famous landmark, Six Harmonious Pagoda, located at the side of Qiantang River, which used to be the lighting house for the ships on the river and was considered the protection tower of Hangzhou in the ancient time.
The pagoda was originally built in Song Dynasty. The tour of Hangzhou continues and we drive to visit the famous Meijiawu Tea Plantation and village.
Here is where we'll get to experience what a traditional tea ceremony is like and understand how important tea culture is to Chinese culture.
Interestingly enough, tea was invented in China accidentally by Emperor Shen Nong, a Chinese deity, ruler and scientist in 2732 B.C.
According to the legendary story, tea leaves from a wild tree landed in one of his boiling pots of water. He enjoyed the the drink so much that he conducted further research on the plant's medical properties, uncovering its health benefits. Ever since, tea became a staple of Chinese culture.
Your group tour of Hangzhou takes a moment for lunch.
In the afternoon we start with a leisurely cruise on the famous West Lake and enjoy the picturesque lake view -- stunning.
West Lake has been the inspiration of many intellectuals, artists and poets. It's made up of five parts by three causeways. You'll find breathtaking temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within West Lake.
Romantics from all over the world truly appreciate this cruise, it's a hidden diamond with something extra special.
The cruise ends at Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor.
We stroll around along the tree-lined Su Causeway and visit the Red Fish Pond.
Here's where we end your tour of Hangzhou and we drive back to your hotel in Shanghai.
For more information on this classic tour of Hangzhou, feel free to contact us at 1-888-373-6882.
Ancient Town, Ancient Village, Nature, Walking Tour, World Heritage Site
Attractions: Meijiawu Tea Plantation and village, Red Fish Pond, Su Causeway, West Lake, Zhejiang
Cities visited: Hangzhou
Provinces visited: Zhejiang
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
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Type of transportation: Private Car