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Itinerary

When you book, itemize any special interests you may have—architecture, history, culture, tea, silk, or rural life—so your guide can prepare an itinerary to suit your needs. On the day, greet them either at the train station or your hotel before you explore the city by climate-controlled private vehicle.

The exact itinerary will vary according to your interests, but most will include a boat ride and landscape viewing on UNESCO-listed West Lake (Xi Hu), fourth-century Lingyin Temple, a walk in the tea fields, a Dragon Well (Longjing) tea tasting, and a visit to one of Hangzhou’s historic shopping streets. At the end of the day, your guide will drop you back to your hotel or the train station.

Locations visited
Lingyin Temple
West Lake (Xi Hu)
Fei Lai Feng
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Overview

Hangzhou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of China’s most celebrated destinations, but foreigners have yet to discover its charms. Locals speak little English, so a guide is essential for anyone who’d like to cover ground quickly. Make the most of the city’s key attractions—architecture, landscapes, tea, and silk—with this private Hangzhou tour tailor-made to suit your needs.

Highlights
  • Explore China’s “heaven on earth” during a fully customizable private tour
  • Savor classic views of West Lake, a UNESCO-listed site
  • Taste and learn about Dragon Well (Longjing) tea in Meijiawu tea village
  • Discover Chinese culture during a private tour with a local guide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice day in Hangzhou

My tour guide, Bonnie, was very knowledgeable regarding all of the sites in Hangzhou. She did a great job of showing me around and filling me in on the history and culture. The boat trip on Westlake was enjoyable, gave a lay of the land,...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Hangzhou is Beautiful and our guide David Was Fantastic

I'd been to Hangzhou in 1985 with my son (who was then in college) and recalled Hangzhou as the most beautiful and comfortable place in China we'd visited, with a very different feel from the many other places we'd visited as early (post-opening) tourists in...More

Thank Gerry G
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour guide , had a nice day

Our tour guide David was friendly and knowledgeable, I am happy that we booked this tour. We only had 1 full day in Hangzhou, this tour was a good way to see the main sites. It was raining that day, but it was no issue,...More

Thank Krisztina P
Reviewed 16 April 2018
Beautiful Hangzhou with Bonnie

Thank you Bonnie for a great trip! Bonnie picked us up at the train station on-time and did an excellent job leading our tour. We visited West Lake and toured it via boat, a Buddhist temple, and Longjing tea fields. Although the tea is expensive,...More

Thank Jacqueline H
hangzhouprivatetour, Manager at China Private Tours-Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Jacque Thanks for touring with us! Bonnie said she enjoyed the day with you very much. The tea in Hangzhou is the best green tea in china. If you are a tea drinker, you deserve it. Thanks for your review and your recommendation on...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018
1-day private Hangzhou tour with David

My tour guide for my day in Hangzhou was David. He picked me up from the Hangzhou East Railway station and provided transportation throughout the day in his car. I was a little worried because the tour company forgot to contact me 24 hours before...More

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Response from Gerry G | Reviewed this property |
The car we were driven around in was a rather full sized car, and there was plenty of room in the back seat, so I would think a 3rd person -- or booster seat -- could go in the back.
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