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[1-Day Tour] West Lake & Leifeng Pagoda (Private)

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Hangzhou

West Lake | Leifeng Pagoda | Nanshan Road

Once a retreat for emperors, poets and painters, the scenic spots of Hangzhou's beguiling West Lake are immortalized in classical Chinese art and literature. Nowadays, West Lake is one of China's most popular tourist destinations, retaining all the charm of its rich history. Find out why Hangzhou has long been considered "heaven on earth" in China. Explore Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Leifeng Pagoda, the Bai and Su Causeways and the Southern West Lake Scenic Area. Finally, experience another side of Hangzhou's fame: the Meijiawu Longjing Tea Plantation, home to renowned dragon well tea.

Details

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

9:30 a.m. West Lake (Xī Hú, 西湖) (about 1 hour)

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.

10:30 a.m. Leifeng Pagoda (Léifēng Tǎ, 雷峰塔) (about 30 minutes)

Leifeng Pagoda, rising above West Lake's south shore, is a fascinating window on Chinese culture and history as well as a wonderful place from which to view Hangzhou's famed lake.

11:00 p.m. Nanshan Road (Nánshān Lù, 南山路) (about 1.5 hours)

Celebrated as a place of romance and culture, the Southern West Lake scenic area is a must-see Hangzhou attraction. Visit Nanshan Road, a former hub for poets and artists and home to a host of Southern West Lake highlights. Enjoy the atmosphere of Nanshan Road's many cafes, art galleries and bars. Check out Yongjin Lake and Yongjin Pavilion and stroll through Hangzhou's magical Orioles Singing in the Willows park. There will also be a chance to visit Long Bridge and Double Cast Bridge, two of Hangzhou's three Lovers' bridges and the backdrops for many historical tales of romance.

12:30 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price)

2:00 p.m. Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi (Yún Xī Zhú Jìng 云栖竹径) (about 1 hour)

The serene Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi is a 1 - km (0.6 mi) stone-paved footpath that cuts through dense bamboo forest on its way to Yunqi valley. Enjoy a peaceful stroll with green bamboo groves towering over you and a murmuring stream running alongside the path.

3:30 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.

5:30 p.m. Return to hotel

* 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) Lunch

2) 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.