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: 7 - 8 Hours
The hangzhou Westlake,Guo Garden,Drangon Well Tea Plantation,Xixi National Wetland Park,Hangzhou Yunman Hot Spring,
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Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou day trip!
The first stop is the West Lake, a must have on your Hangzhou trip. There is a saying prevalent among tourists - “The West Lake is beautiful on sunny days, charming on rainy days, gorgeous on foggy days and simply stunning on snowy days.”
For a glimpse of the stunning views of West Lake coated in white and for those tired of being pushed around by swarms of tourists, Maojibu, Turtle Pond, Yuhu Bay around the West Lake all make for nice getaways and vantage points from where to view West Lake.
Later, drive to the Guo Garden : Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa (Guo Zhuang, ??) is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections Living in Quietness, where the owner lived the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors, bridges, rockwork, trees.
After lunch, move to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation:Drogon Well Tea (simplified Chinese: ???; traditional Chinese: ???; pinyin: lóngjing chá), also known as Longjing tea, is a variety of roasted green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title. Meijiawu Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important Dragon tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery. And our guide or Tea Farmer will show you how to pick the leaves, how to fry the leaves and how to drink the best tea in China.
After lunch, drive to Xixi wetland Park. Back in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) Xixi’s plum blossom was one of the ‘Eighteen Views of Qiantang (now West Lake)’. Today the highlight of viewing plum blossom in Xixi, which is crisscrossed by six creeks, is that you can take a boat trip along the creeks to enjoy Lv’e Plum Blossom, the best of its kind.
Xixi Plum Blossom Viewing Festival is held from February 19 to March 12. During the festival Xixi has prepared a special itinerary which includes taking a sculling boat to enjoy the plum blossom where you will witness Yue opera while tasting Dim Sum made from the plum blossom itself. When you are back on land you can shelter yourself under an umbrella of blossom and witness the art of Tai Chi and the traditional charms of China’s tea ceremonies.
At last, have a warm hot spring experience at the Yunman Hot Spring. Inside the No. 1 World Hotel near Hangzhou Paradise Park. Yunman Hot Spring is of the hydrocarbonate kind and has been tested and authenticated by national authorities as a medical hot spring with low sodium radon. Currently, there are four zones in Yunman Hot Spring, with the Rain Forest Bubble zone being the largest and offering functions such as producing bubbles and massages. The Original Hot Spring offers original hot spring water without any additions and focuses on the special functions of the hot spring itself. In the zone of Xiang Ju Hua She, the hot spring has added flower elements, where the main function is to beautify the skin. The last zone, Tian Zhu Cao Tang is suitable for sub-health people with its added traditional Chinese medicines.
Drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou Train Station and your tour ends.
Other Recommended Seasonal Hangzhou Tours:
2018 Recommended Hangzhou Day Trip in Summer (Jun.- Aug.)
2018 Recommended Hangzhou Day Trip in Spring (March - May)
2018 Recommended Hangzhou Day Trip in Autumn (Sep.-Nov.)
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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.
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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)：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.
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David did a great job on the tour. He is very knowledgeable about the places we visited in Hangzhou and the Chinese history. The view of the westlake and wetland park in winter are amazing. Would highly recommend this tour in winter and would recommend David to anyone coming to visit Hangzhou.