3 Days Hangzhou City Essence Tour
West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Chenghuang Pavilion, Hefang Street
Tour Code: TCT-Hangzhou-02
Tour Type: Private Tour
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.
p.s. April will be the right month to enjoy a flower-visiting to the West Lake.
Price from $ 249
Day 1 Arrival Hangzhou
Arrive in Hangzhou. You will be met by our Hangzhou local tour guide at the airport or train station. Then you start Hangzhou tour directly. A Chinese lunch is arranged at local restaurant, where you could taste the authentic Hangzhou local food. In the afternoon, you have a leisure visit to West Lake with boat trip on the lake. West Lake is a like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. Then move to visit Lingyin Temple, one of the top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China, also one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. Then drop off at hotel lobby. Check in hotel and have a good rest.
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou
West Lake Hangzhou
Day 2 Hangzhou
After a leisure breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Meijiawu Tea Culture Village which is considered the best to return to the nature. With its idyllic beauty, the tea farmer will take you to the mountain area and you will be impressed by the tea terraces of high and low hill-slops. In the village, you will have chance to experience Chinese tea culture. You will not only see tea picking and tea processing, but also have a chance to experience as a tea expert, entering a tea plantation, picking the tea leaves, visiting the tea farmer’s house and enjoying the local tea ceremony.
Then you will have a leisure time along Hefang Street. Since the Southern Song Dynasty, there were lots of shops and restaurants in Qinghefang, as the political, cultural and business center of Hangzhou. Hangzhou Living Poetry Night Show (The original Impression of West Lake Show) is recommended as an optional activity. Or you could also choose to walk into the night foot market with your guide as an optional tour, to experience the more authentic Chinese people's life.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Meijiawu Tea Plantation
Day 3 Departure Hangzhou
Pick up from your hotel and drive to the Canal Square, start the tour by visiting Grand Canal Museum, located at the Gongchen Bridge area in north part of the city. The construction of the museum stands like a fan. It covers an area of 10700 squares meters. The museum is divided into five sections with the topic “Canals in the world and the Grand Canal in China” in the lobby. Here you can know the history, the formation, the digging and changes of the Canal. Then we move to workmanship and demonstrations pavilion. Here you have a chance to use your imagination to draw a picture on an oiled paper umbrella. In the Pavilion you have chance to see other traditional craftspeople working on their creations, such as making fans, umbrellas, teapots, scissors ect.
Then enjoy the canal view by taking a boat, walk around DaDouLu historic district and visit an ancient temple built in northern song dynasty—Xiang Ji Temple before lunch at a local restaurant.
Freet at leisure before transfer to airport or train station for your next destination.
Hangzhou Grand Canal Trip
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
|Hotel Class||Group Size||Dec. ~ Feb.||Mar. ~ Nov.|
|2 ~ 5 pax||$382||$386|
|6 ~ 9 pax||$249||$253|
|2 ~ 5 pax||$414||$414|
|6 ~ 9 pax||$282||$282|
|2 ~ 5 pax||$491||$559|
|6 ~ 9 pax||$359||$426|