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Hangzhou Cultural Legacies Tour for Asians and Overseas Chinese

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From $69 per person

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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.

Duration: 6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Boat Ride on West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Meijiawu Longjing Tea Village, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Yue Temple

Pick-up point:
Your hotel/Hangzhou train station/Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport

Finishing point:
Your hotel/Hangzhou train station/Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

Payment Types:
Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

Available: Daily (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Boat Ride on West Lake, Leifeng Pagoda, Meijiawu Longjing Tea Village, Bamboo Lined Path at Yunqi, Yue Temple
  • Accommondation: No
  • Meal: No

Get ready for a hassle-free pickup right from your Hangzhou downtown hotel or the Hangzhou train station. Your personal tour guide will be waiting to greet you, setting the tone for an exceptional day ahead. Let us know your specific interests or attractions you'd like to explore so we can tailor the commentary and itinerary to your preferences.

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Experience a Serene Boat Ride on West Lake
Indulge in the serene beauty of West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site and arguably Hangzhou's most iconic gem. Glide along the tranquil waters and let yourself be swept away by the enchanting surroundings. Your guide will be there to enhance your experience, pointing out the historical pagodas, elegant Chinese-style arched bridges, picturesque tree-lined walkways, verdant islands, and lush gardens that adorn this breathtaking landscape. Take in the harmonious blend of nature and culture, immersing yourself in the essence of Hangzhou's allure.

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Unveiling the Enigma of Leifeng Pagoda
Experience the allure of Leifeng Pagoda as you ascend to its heights, granting you sweeping vistas of the serene West Lake. Against this breathtaking backdrop, the enchanting tale of Bai Suzhen, the White Snake, and Xu Xian comes to life. Engage with a narrative that has captivated hearts for centuries, delving into the layers of romance and mystique that unfold within the shadows of this ancient pagoda.

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Lunch: Culinary Delights of Hangzhou
Indulge in an authentic Hangzhou lunch, a journey for your palate. Relish local delicacies such as West Lake fish in vinegar sauce and fragrant Longjing tea-infused dishes, savoring the flavors that have enchanted generations.

Tea Village Serenity and Natural Beauty: Meijiawu Tea Village Exploration
Embark on a journey to the picturesque Meijiawu Tea Village, a haven where the art of tea cultivation thrives amidst undulating hills. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of this experience as you engage in a traditional tea ceremony, a time-honored ritual that brings the essence of tea culture to life. Take a moment to savor the delicate nuances of the renowned Longjing tea, with each sip becoming a gateway to the heart of Hangzhou's rich tea heritage.

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Tranquility Amidst Bamboo Groves: Discover Yunqi Bamboo Forest
Seek solace in the embrace of Yunqi Bamboo Forest. Here, amidst the gentle rustling of bamboo leaves, discover a haven of tranquility and harmony. This serene sanctuary resonates with the soothing melodies of nature, inviting you to find solace and rejuvenation amidst the whispering bamboo groves.

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Cultural Immersion at Yue Temple: Unveil the Legacy
As your journey nears its conclusion, find yourself at Yue Temple, a living embodiment of China's rich and profound heritage. Within its serene courtyards, a tale of great significance awaits – the story of General Yue Fei. His unwavering loyalty and profound sacrifice resonate profoundly in the annals of Chinese history, a testament to honor and dedication that continues to inspire to this day. Explore the grounds, connect with the past, and let the spirit of General Yue Fei leave an indelible mark on your cultural exploration.

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Concluding this captivating experience, we will ensure a seamless drop-off at your downtown hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station.

Lasting Memories of Hangzhou: As the day draws to a close, carry with you the legends of Bai Suzhen and Xu Xian, the panoramic views from Leifeng Pagoda, the rich tapestry of Hangzhou's culinary treasures, the serene beauty of tea villages and bamboo groves, and the spirit of General Yue Fei. This tour encapsulates the enchanting allure of Hangzhou, where stories and experiences intertwine to create an unforgettable journey.

Optional Activities

We provide off the beaten track Hangzhou activities as below to enhance your tour experience. You can choose some of them to customize the above tour. Or if time permits, you can add one or two of them in the above itinerary (Only additional entrance fee required. And some are free charge of entrance fee).

Morning Market & Breakfast Experience   Cost for Breakfast: within 20RMB Per Person
If your hotel doest not provide breakfast or you are a foodie and want to taste real Hangzhou. This is a great chance to see how Hangzhou wakes up by experiencing the tastes, sounds and local way of life. Get whisked through Hangzhou's old streets, alleys and morning market with our local guide to eat the most authentic breakfast at places we know and you can't find on your own.

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Blind Date Culture at Wangsong Campus   Free Charge
Feeling the local dating culture at Wansong Academy where the locals take part in the blind date fair "Chinese Matchmarking Day".Here attracted over thousands of young singles and their parents. ( Available on each Saturday morning)

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Westlake Sunset Watching at Chenghuang Pavilion   Entrance Fee: 40RMB per person
Follow our guide to climb up to the Cheng Huang Pavilion where is the one of the best locations for admiring and photographing the sunset on Westlake.

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Local Wet Market Visting    Free Charge
Do you want know more about local life? Come with our guide to visit the local wet market. To most locals, wet market is a destination for freshest produce while it is a must-see attraction for a cultural experience to tourists.

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Local Family Visiting    Free Charge
If you are interested in local culture and life style, we can arrange local famliy visting to sip famous Longjing tea, learn how to cook local food as well as taste Hangzhou cuisine. Local residents will invite you warmly to experience Hang-style life.

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How Our Teams Serve you at China Private Tour

1-on-1 Travel Consultant
Our travel consultants have been working in local tourism for years, they are professional, experienced and responsible sharing our wealth of knowledge to plan your trip. They will formulate customized tour plan based on your travel interests, time, and budget as well as providing professional suggestions. Beside, they will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned. 

Excellent Local Guides
All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture but also prepared to talk frankly about whatever topic interests you. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town. They’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. 

Private Car and Driver
We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained.(Not over 4 years). Our drivers are are local, polite, friendly and helpful with over 10-year drive experience. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra space for your luggage.

Meals & Dining
If the meals are included in the itinerary. We will take you to the best local restaurants and help you order dishes according to your preference on spot to guarantee that the food is freash not pre-cooked. Some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, your private guide will be still delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local featured restaurants every week based on the online reviews of customers. We have a large selection of different restaurants which cater to the specifications of our customers, and are available to provide various options, such as vegetarian, Muslim, Chinese, Western, Jewish, and Indian restaurants. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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Reviewed on 12 September 2023

I booked a private tour with YourWayHoliday led by Nancy, our tour guide, and I couldn't have asked for a more enriching and nostalgic experience. Twenty years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Hangzhou, and this tour offered a unique opportunity to revisit some of the cherished sites I had explored back then.

What truly set this tour apart was Nancy's exceptional depth of knowledge in history and culture. Her insights and anecdotes breathed life into each site we visited, allowing us to appreciate the rich heritage of Hangzhou in a profound way.

The itinerary was brilliantly designed, blending old favorites with new discoveries. We strolled through the mesmerizing West Lake, where the shimmering waters and lush landscapes haven't lost their charm over the years. Nancy's vivid storytelling transported us to ancient times as we explored the picturesque Lingyin Temple and its intricate pagodas.

One highlight was revisiting the legendary Meijiawu village, the birthplace of Longjing green tea. Sipping the tea surrounded by its lush plantations brought back cherished memories.

As we explored the serene Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi, it was evident that Hangzhou's timeless allure was as captivating as ever. Our visit to the charming Qinghefang Old Street was like stepping into a living museum, where the past seamlessly blended with the present.

This tour was a delightful journey through time, allowing me to reconnect with Hangzhou's cultural treasures and make new memories. I highly recommend this day tour in Hangzhou, especially if you're looking to relive the past while discovering the city's vibrant present. Thanks to Nancy and the team for curating such an exceptional experience.

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