Planning a first trip to Hangzhou may seem daunting. You may be concerned about where to go, how long to stay, when to visit, the cost, the language barrier, and many other things. Don’t worry! Sit back and relax for a few minutes as we share our experience from designing over 100,000 Hangzhou tours.
1).If you only have one day in Hangzhou make sure you set foot on the Westlake Hangzhou, the Lingyin Temple, Guo Classic Garden,Dragon Well Tea Plantation & Village, watching the most famous show in China Impression Westlake Show and eat some hangzhou local food at the authentic hangzhou restaurant. With a bit more time,visit the Bamboo forest,China National Tea Museum, Six Harmonise pagoda will transport you deeper into the culture of Hangzhou, along with a tour of the Hangzhou Old Street and the Hangzhou Grand Canal.
2).Private Tours — the best option for first-time traveler in Hangzhou
Private tours are the high-value option for customers who want to get more out of their Hangzhou tour. With a Hangzhou-based tour operator like China Hangzhou Tour you can have an authentic, high-quality Hangzhou experience, designed to your requirements.Private transport and guides with good English offer comfort, flexibility, hassle elimination, and insights that you don't get alone or in a group.
Here, we made it easy. To help you plan your first travel to Hangzhou wisely, we collect the most popular Hangzhou tours as below with detailed information including must-to-see attractions in Hangzhou,must-to-do things, etc. All of them are recommended not by chinahangzhoutour.com, but by our customers and real tourists who visited Hangzhou.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Tour Style：Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, explore the best of Hangzhou on a full-day tour. Take a boat ride on West Lake to stay away from the crowds. the placid waters of which have been immortalized throughout history in literature and poetry. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation; walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：This comprehensive Skip-The-Line full day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into each scenic spot, which make your trip hassel-free and time well spent.
Attractions(Cities)：Boat Ride on West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Meijiawu Longjing Tea Village, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Yue Temple
Tour Style：Do you recall the tales your grandparents shared about Hangzhou? Stories like "The Butterfly Lovers - ??? & ???," "Legend of the White Snake - ???," and "Yue Fei's Loyalty to His Country - ??????". These narratives carry profound emotional memories, resonating deeply with Chinese and overseas Chinese alike. Our one-day Hangzhou tour is thoughtfully tailored for Asian visitors and overseas Chinese, celebrating these shared cultural sentiments. Guided by our bilingual expert with a profound historical and cultural background, this journey brings these tales to life against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes. Experience a serene West Lake boat ride, a poignant visit to the Leifeng Pagoda, an enchanting exploration of the Longjing tea village, a soul-enriching journey to Yuewang Temple, and a tranquil escape to the Bamboo Forest. It's an ode to history, a celebration of the senses, and an invitation to wholeheartedly embrace the enchantment of Hangzhou's spirit.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style：Discover the famous Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Accompanied by your private guide, stroll around Flower Harbor Park and take a relaxing boat on the West Lake. Visit the famous Lingyin temple; See the traditional Meijiawu tea mountain; wonder along the old Hefang Street and enjoy the magnificent Impression Westlake show. Local lunch and dinner, tea tasting at Meijiawu, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and private vehicle service are inclusive.
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
Tour Style：Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private door to door day tour. This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Hangzhou. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, you'll immerse yourself in its world renowned natural, historical and cultural features.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
Tour Style：As one of seven ancient capitals in China, the rich history and the splendid culture endow Hangzhou with profoundness. Come with us to discover Hangzhou's top attractions in two days. You'll enjoy boat ride on West Lake (Landmark of Hangzhou), Guo Garden, Leifeng Pagoda, etc. On the second day, explore Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation (Best Green Tea & China national tea), Bamboo Forest & Ancient street. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show.
In addition to those must-visit attractions in Hangzhou city, it offers much more off-the-beaten-track activities or culture highlights that can provide a different experience. If you are an experienced traveler to Hangzhou and want to find out more things to do in Hangzhou, you should check our In depth Hangzhou tours that featured with natural landscape, urban life, farming as well as culture. All of our special offered Hangzhou tours will let you to explore additional parts of Hangzhou not seen on classic Hangzhou tours. Please do not hestitate follow our Hangzhou tour guide to get an insight understanding of Hangzhou.
Attractions(Cities)：Laokaixin Teahouse,Xiangji Temple,Fuyi Granary and Yunhe Bookstore,Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum,Dadou Road Food Street.
Tour Style：Book this Hangzhou Day Trip focus on Hangzhou Grand Canal Culture and History. Conducted by professional hangzhou local guide to visit scenic spots of the Grand Canal such as Laokaixin Teahouse,Xiangji Temple,Fuyi Granary and Yunhe Bookstore,Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum,Dadou Road Food Street.You will know more history and culture thing about the The Grand Canal Hangzhou.
Attractions(Cities)：Maojiabu Village,Sweet Osmanthus Rain at Manjuelong Village,Hangzhou Botanical Garden,Zhaohui ginkgo,Xixi National Wetland Park
Tour Style：Book this special designed Hangzhou Day Trip and itinerary in Autumn to see the most beautiful time in Hangzhou. Boasting spectacular scenery throughout the year, this most vibrant city offers its visitors many a place in which to fall in love with autumn.
Attractions(Cities)：Breeze-Ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden,Yuhu Bay,Guo’s Villa,Hangzhou Botanical Garden,Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi,Nine Creeks Meandering Through a Misty Forest
Tour Style：A special designed Hangzhou Day Tour in Summer time visiting Breeze-Ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden, Botanical Garden, Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi, Nine Creeks Meandering Through a Misty Forest. Instead of fleeing the city why not take a look at Hangzhou's hottest things to do this summer to cool down in the hot day.
Attractions(Cities)：Solitary Hill,Su Causeway and Bai Causeway,Prince Bay Park,Yangmeiling Village,Dragon Well Tea Village
Tour Style：A special designed Hangzhou Day Trip for Spring time visiting Solitary Hill,Su Causeway and Bai Causeway,Prince Bay Park,Dragon Well Tea Village in. Hangzhou in spring offers its residents and visitors the best time to appreciate the reputed ‘misty March scenery of Jiangnan’
Attractions(Cities)： Twenty-Three Lanes at Imperial Street,Dajing Lane,Xiaohe Straight Street,Qiaoxi Historic Block,Baijingfang Lane,
Tour Style：Book this Hangzhou One Day Tour focus on the old urban Hangzhounese lifestyle to explore the routes to history, culture and an abundance of scenery. In Hangzhou, these historic lanes are usually clad with white-walls and black-tiled buildings with wooden windows, attics, courtyards and wells. To explore history and folklore, hidden lanes in old residential blocks offer a much better portrait of a city's past.
Attractions(Cities)：Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum, Hu Qing Yu Tang Pharmacy, HQYT Medicated Diet Restaurant, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Tour Style：Hangzhou Day trip of Traditional Chinese Medicine Study visiting the Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum, Hu Qing Yu Tang Pharmacy, HQYT Medicated Diet Restaurant, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. Talk with the masters learning herbs, acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Tui Na and massage and other Chinese methods for easing the aging and maintaining good health.
Are you looking for some side trips that depart from Hangzhou? If you have plenty time in Hangzhou, you are highly recommended to make one or two day side trips to its mesmerising neighbors. There are many wonderful tour destinations around Hangzhou that worth a visit - beautiful garden city Suzhou, "the Paris at the east" Shanghai, breathtaking natural wonders Huangshan, relax yourself on a Thousand Islands Lake Trip from Hangzhou, Shaoxing as well as pastoral water towns such as Xitang and Wuzhen. All Hangzhou side trips below are private tours with a private English-speaking guide and experienced driver.
Our recommended Hangzhou side trips as following. If what we have here in our present tour catalog is not what you expect, feel free to contact us for a tour that designing on your specific request.
Duration：5 - 6 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Wuzhen (West Scenic Area),Indigo Fabric Workshop,Wedding Museum,Chinese Footbinding Culture Museum,
Tour Style：During this Day Trips From Hangzhou: Wuzhen Sunset Tour with Riverside Dining Experience, you can enjoy exploring the old alleyways and streets of this unique place, stroll throung some of the same ares for World Internet Conference. At the same time, you will visit some musuem to learn the culture of Wuzhen. And then sit down the riveside for a local meal at one of the town’s best restaurant.
Duration：14 -15 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square
Tour Style：Experience the historical highlights of Beijing during a fascinating full-day trip from Hangzhou by air. Disregard time constraints with this convenient sightseeing experience, that allows you to see all of Beijing’s incredible landmarks in just one day. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, uncover the ancient mysteries of the Forbidden City and visit the ancient wonder of the Great Wall of China. Revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Hangzhou hotel on this time-efficient and enriching tour.
Duration：2 Days,1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：Purple Bamboo Forest, Puji Temple, Huiji Temple, Mountain Putuo,Tianyige Pavilion, Tianhou Temple
Tour Style：One of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains, Mount Putuo is a popular destination for pilgrimages. On this 2 Dyas Hangzhou to Putuo Island Buddism Pilgrimage Tour Package, discover the highlights of Mount Putuo without logistical hassle. On the first day, travel by private vehicle to Ningbo, after which you’ll take a hydrofoil to the island. See the Purple Bamboo Forest, Puji Temple, and more. On the second day, continue your sightseeing before returning to Hangzhou.
Duration：9 - 10 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Lingering Garden,Panmen Gate,Hanshan Temple,Pingjiang Historic Street,No. 1 Silk MillSuzhou
Tour Style：Suzhou is about 120 km from Hangzhou, around 50 minutes by train. It is also an easy day trip as there are almost 100 pairs of trains between Hangzhou and Suzhou. It is known as the Venice of the East as it is composed of a network of canals and bridges. It is a great option to go for a day trip from Hangzhou to Suzhou for both the proximity and the gardens and canals, which are very beautiful for sightseeing, and for points of interest.
Duration：14 - 15 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses,Xi'an City Wall,Muslim Quarter
Tour Style：Taking a Terracotta Warriors tour in Xian is always on top of the bucket list for travelers coming to China. The regular flights between Hangzhou and Xian makes Terracotta Warriors tours from Hangzhou easy and convenient. On this xian day trip from Hangzhou, you will come face-to-face with the eternally-stationed terracotta army that followed him into the afterlife, get a bird's eye view of modern living from the turrets of the Ming-era city wall and dig your chopsticks into the cuisine at Muslim Quarter.
Duration：8 - 9 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Jiangnan Ancient Village Cluster (Shen'ao Area), Tongjun Mountain,Fuchun River (Boat cruise is include)
Tour Style：Tonglu, known as the treasure trove of natural beauty and history.This Day Trips From Hangzhou: Tonglu Jiangnan Ancient Village Cluster Day Tour will bring you deep into the Tonglu county, explore the Jiangnan Ancient Village Cluster, know the local culture and custom. Enjoy a leisure time on boat to the Fuchun River. And pay a visit to the famous historical sites-Tongjun Mountain.
Hangzhou is a famous tourist destination in China, an ideal place to relax with your family or friends. As the saying goes " Above there is heaven and below are Suzhou & Hangzhou".
We sure that you will be immersed by numerous Hangzhou's profound historical and cultural relics. But If you come to Hangzhou with special interests, we also have various Themed Hangzhou Tours to meet your needs, such as Hangzhou Day Tour for Art & Architecture Lovers, A Hangzhou High-Tech Experience Day Tour, Hangzhou Seasonal Tours. Go with our Hangzhou Themed Tour, you will get to know the "real Hangzhou" through different aspects. The following Hangzhou tours are aimed at fully appreciating, understanding and feeling the city of Hangzhou - Tour Hangzhou in your type and on your own way.
Attractions(Cities)：Guo’s Villa, Former Residence of Hu Xueyan,Southern Song Imperial Street,Meijiawu Tea Culture Village,Qianjiang New City
Tour Style：Located in Jiangnan areas,Hangzhou,as one the seven capitals of ancient China and the center of politics,culture and economy of Zhejiang Province,still retains many traditional Jiangnan residences. Join Hangzhou architecture tour to appreciate characteristic Jiangnan residences and modern buildings.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise),Drangon Well Tea Plantation,Fresh Hema Store,Jack Ma's first unmanned supermarket,Xiaomi Store
Tour Style：Hangzhou has always enjoyed its laudatory title “Heaven on the earth”.Now Hangzhou is changing from an old city with beautiful scenery and graceful temperament to a world famous city with rapid economic development, strong innovation vitality, which is full of life happiness,emotion,temperature,and altitude.Booking this tour with us,not only enjoy the beauty of Hangzhou,learn the Hangzhou local culture,but also experencie the intelligent life in Hangzhou city and predict the future of Hangzhou.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise),Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond,Guo Garden,Drangon Well Tea Plantation,Zhiweiguan Restaurant,Meijiawu Tea Plantation,Qinghefang Old Street
Tour Style：This Hangzhou classic Tour for serenity,nature and history show you the most beautiful parts of Hangzhou, our private tour guide will lead you to enjoy the highlights in the city of Hangzhou in one day.Besides, Hangzhou Cuisine is one of the most popular Chinese cuisines in China. It features in a delicate, appetizing and refreshing taste, and Hangzhou is the paradise for every foodie. So don't lose the chance to try authentic Hangzhou snacks, especially the Dumplings.
Duration：7 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake,Guo Garden,Drangon Well Tea Plantation,Xixi National Wetland Park,Hangzhou Yunman Hot Spring,
Tour Style：Travel to Hangzhou in winter you don't have to sit in the snow and cold – unless you want to – because there's plenty to do and see during winter in Hangzhou. A special designed Hangzhou one day Tour in winter time visiting The Westlake, Guo Garden,Drangon Well Tea Plantation,Xixi National Wetland Park,Hangzhou Yunman Hot Spring to warm you up in the cold winter.
Duration：4 - 5 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation
Tour Style：This Hangzhou half day tour for Traditional Chinese Medicie and Hangzhou Tea Culture is special designed Hangzhou tour itinerary for the culture lovers, your knowledgable tour guide will lead you to visit the most famous medicine store-Huqingyutang to find the secret of health and experience the most famous Green Tea in China.
Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：China Grand Canal Museum,Gongchenqiao,China Umbrella Museum,Dadou Road Food Street,Xiangji Temple
Tour Style：In this Hangzhou 1 Day Tour: Hangzhou Grand Canal Culture and History, you will have a chance to learn about local history along the canal, visit the Grand Canal Museumce, take a boat cruise on the canal and other highlights. The Jinghang (Beijing- Hangzhou) Grand Canal is the longest ancient canal in the world. As the start/end-point of the canal, Hangzhou plays an important part in Chinese canal history. The Grand Canal may be the best way to explore lifestyle of Hangzhou locals.
In order to let our customers to experience the real life of Hangzhouese, China Hangzhou Tour offers many opportunities for those who travel Hangzhou with a
particular interest in a special area such as Hangzhou local food cooking class, hiking around West Lake Mountain, shooting the most charming scenery with our expert,
hot spring bathing with your family or friends, skiiing and more. These tours focus on individual
aspects of the city thus enabling you to touch and appreciate the city
of Hangzhou as a whole.
Hangzhou special tour is aimed at fully appreciating, understanding and feeling the city of Hangzhou - Tour Hangzhou in your type and on your own way. If you are not interested in the specail offered Hangzhou tour as following, please do not hesitate contact us for a talior-made Hanghzou tour.
Attractions(Cities)：Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, Food Market
Tour Style：Hangzhou local cuisine is representative of Zhejiang provincial cuisine, one of the eight famous culinary schools in China. Hangzhou local cuisine is characterized by freshness, tenderness, softness and a mellow fragrance. Book this half day gourmet experience tour in Hangzhou,your professional guide will help you explore the local food market and Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum.
Duration：7 - 8 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Culinary Class at local family, Food Markets, Tea Plantation and Tea House, Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum
Tour Style：Book this One Day in Hangzhou: Authentic Hangzhou Food & Culinary Tour to discover culture, heritage, real people and the regional food in Hangzhou that appeal to both locals and visitors with gourmet tastes, learning to cook several Chinese dishes as well as sightseeing the must-visited sites of China. Our Hangzhou food tours can be customizable based on a foodie’s biggest aspiration in food.
Attractions(Cities)：Xixi National Wetland Park
Tour Style：Hangzhou One Day Tour: Xixi National Wetland Park Local Fisherman Experience is a tour that gives a unique experience of slow travel to experience fishing first hand. Complete the fishermen experience with a Chinese lunch. If you don't like the bustling and hustling city, you shold definitely escape to this beautiful pace and book this unique experience.
Duration：6 - 7 hours
Attractions(Cities)：Guo’s Villa,Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden,Broken Bridge,Hangzhou Botanical Garden,Tiger Spring
Tour Style：Book this One Day Hangzhou Trip to enjoy the lotus flower at some famous places for viewing lotus flowers in Hangzhou to make you have a fresh and cool summer holiday. The best scenery that West Lake can offer in summer is miles and miles of lotus in full blossom. As one of the top ten most famous flowers in China, the lotus flower is one of the most favored for its remarkable beauty.
Duration：4 -5 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：Night Cruise On the Westlake, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style：There is an old saying in Hangzhou, rainy day is better than sunny day and night view even better than riany day for the west lake. Take a west lake boat cruise is an ideal thing to do when night falls. A night boat trip upon the West Lake and the famous Impression West Lake show will definitely fill you with excitement. Boat ticket, Impression West Lake Show VIP ticket,private transfer and professional English Guide all included.
Attractions(Cities)：Yuhuang mountain,Taoist temple Fuxing GuanTaoist Taiji,Geling Baopu Taoist Temple,Traditional Medicine,West Lake to Jingyi Taotang
Tour Style：Book this one Day in Hangzhou: Taoism & Taoist Study Tour to have a profound study of the philosophy of Taoism. Visiting the Baopu Taoist Temple,Taiji calss...to know the history and culture in hangzhou on other aspect. If you have got any ideas, please feel free to tell us and our professional travel consultants are here ready to help and customize the tour.
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