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[1-Day Tour] Serenity & Beauty of Nature in Hangzhou (Private, no-shopping)

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Day Tour | No-Shopping | Private Tour

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Hangzhou

West Lake | Guo's Villa | Meijiawu Tea Village | Bamboo lined path at Yunqi | Qinghefang Street

Explore main highlights of fascinating city of Hangzhou including many attractions surrounding West Lake. You may also take a boat ride in the west side of the 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 & Village (Meijiawu) and walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to get away from the bustling crowds and fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou. Enjoy lunch at a local tea grower's house with authentic Hangzhou food or learn how to prepare an authentic dish.

Details

9:30 a.m. Hangzhou downtown hotel/ Hangzhou Railway Station pickup.

10:00 a.m. Boat ride on the West Lake (Xīhú Yóuchuán, 西湖游船) (about 1.5 hours)

First visit West Lake, which was awarded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 because it reflects "an ideal fusion of humans and nature." Take a boat cruise to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of West Lake. You may have chance to see some of top ten West Lake sceneries.

11:30 a.m. Guo's Villa (Guō Zhuāng, 郭庄) (about 1 hour)

Next visit Guo's Classic Garden, considered to be the best existing traditional private garden in Hangzhou and a great place to relax and revel in the beauty of Song-era tea houses and pavilions. The villa not only provides you with a better understanding on this Asian "leisure capital" but also an idea place for photography.

12:00 p.m. Lunch (1 hour)

Experience a culinary adventure in a tea famer's house. The most delicious part of your day will be the meal of your choice served family style and enjoy the beautiful tea village while eating.

1:30 p.m. Meijiawu Tea Village (Méijiā Wū, 梅家坞) (about 1 hour)

Continue to Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Village (Meijiawu), the origin place of the most famous variety of green tea, Longjing, in China with beautiful natural scenery (There are many tea houses in the tea village and you will have a chance to sample local tea). You can learn how the famer produce the tea.

2:30 p.m. Bamboo lined path at Yunqi (Yúnqī Zhújìng, 云栖竹径) (about 1 hour)

Later, explore bamboo lined path at Yunqi, which is a 1 km stone-paved path that cuts through dense bamboo forest all the way to Yunqi Valley, which is an ideal and quiet place to get away from the crowds for you to relax.

4:00 p.m. Qinghefang Street (Qīnghéfǎng Jiē, 清河坊街) (about 1 hour)

Your final stop is Qinghefang Old Street, a good place to experience the lifestyle of old Hangzhou since it is the epitome of historic Hangzhou. You could see well-preserved old buildings, explore interesting boutiques, and shop for unique souvenirs.

5:00 p.m. Return to Hangzhou Railway Station or downtown hotel.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

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

2) Gratuities to the tour guide & driver. (It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.)

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 Sam @(+86)13735411378 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.All listed meals are Chinese food unless otherwise noted. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7.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.