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[2-Day Tour] Classic Hangzhou (Private)

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Multi-Day Tour | Private Tour

Daily

Hangzhou

Lingyin Temple | West Lake | Xixi Wetland | Longjing Tea Plantation | Hefang Street

Not many places can offer such varied vistas as West Lake; the variety of picturesque sights all piled into one area are enough for one SD card at least, but make sure to bring another to capture the silk works and old water villages at Xixi Wetland, and tea fields of Longjing. End the tour with a return to modern-day China and a stroll along Hefang Ancient Street, a pedestrian street where foodies can sample everything from popular street snacks to exotic morsels like scorpions and giant snails. It's also the perfect place to pick up some cultural knick-knacks and souvenirs to commemorate your trip. You'll also visit the Lingyin Temple, one of the most important Buddhist sites in China.

Details

Day 1 Hangzhou (includes lunch)

9:00-9:30 a.m. Hangzhou train station / downtown hotel pickup

10:00 a.m. Lingyin Temple (Língyǐn Sì, 灵隐寺) (about 1 hour)

The Lingyin Temple, which literally means "where the divine rest in seclusion," has long been considered one of the most important Zen Buddhist (Chán in Chinese, 禪) temples in China. Established in 326 AD, Lingyin is located at Feilai Feng, making it one of Hangzhou's most significant and popular attractions.

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. West Lake (Xī Hú, 西湖) (about 1.5 hours)

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011, Hangzhou's premier tourist attraction, West Lake and its surrounding gardens, hills, rockeries, temples, pagodas and parks have for centuries inspired poets, officials and tourists with their beauty. This beauty pulls an estimated 12 million domestic tourists and half a million foreign tourists annually making it—and, consequentially, Hangzhou—one of China's most tourist-heavy locales.

Its placid waters and lush tree-lined shores, praised by emperors and poets alike, have been the setting of many famous events in Chinese literature and history. Board a vessel and cruise across the lake to view famous sights like Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai and Su Causeways and Solitary Hill. Flower Harbor Park, located next to Su Causeway, houses many of Hangzhou's most well known attractions, including Red Carp Pond and Peony Garden.

4:30 p.m. Return to your downtown hotel in Hangzhou (arranged by yourself)


Day 2 Hangzhou (includes lunch)

9:00 a.m. Xixi Wetland (Xī Xī Shīdì, 西溪湿地) (about 2 hours)

1,800 years of history have given Xixi wetland an abundance of cultural heritage to explore. Home to water villages with farms and homesteads scattered along its many canals and waterways, it is also famed for its silkworm cultivation, Dragon Boat racing and as the birthplace of South Chinese Opera.

1:00 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant

2:30 p.m. Longjing tea plantation (Lóngjǐng Wèn Chá, 龙井问茶) (about 1 hour)

The Longjing tea plantation is home to dragon well tea (longjing cha) one of China's most famous types of tea. Located in Meijiawu, the plantation is a legendary Hangzhou attraction where you can tour the grounds, learn about the complexities of tea and experience a traditional tea ceremony.

4:00 p.m. Hefang Street (Héfǎng Jiē, 河坊街) (about 1 hour)

Shop for souvenirs and snacks along Hangzhou's Hefang Street. A lively commerce center since the Song Dynasty, this pedestrian street is lined with shops and restaurants occupying traditional buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasty architectural style. Busy stalls selling various souvenirs add to the hustle and bustle of this famous street.

5:00 p.m. After the tour ends, you'll be transferred to the airport/station for departure.

* Please note: 1 shopping stop (tea) will be arranged during the trip, about 45 minutes.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

1) Accommodation

2) Meals

3) Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Free cancellation for bookings cancelled at least 3 days in advance. If you cancel 2 days or less before your visit, a 100% cancellation fee will be charged per booking.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel or train station. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Derek @(+86)18957111233 for any urgent matters.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.