2- Day Hangzhou Essential Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Hangzhou Arrival, Visit Lingyin Temple and West Lake
lingyin temple

Your tour guide, driver and car will wait for you at the airport, transfer to city area and start the sightseeing tour to Lingyin Temple andWest Lake. As one of the most important Buddhist temples in China, Lingyin Temple boasts plenty of pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. The Happy Buddha is one of the most impressive stone Buddhas there. Your guide will unfold their stories to you in a vivid way. Located in front of the temple proper, Flying Peak is an outstanding Buddhist grotto site, in which are engraved numerous Buddha images. Not to miss the amazing stone carvings in the stone cliff face of the mountain. Lunch is excluded.

The West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. A visit to Fairy Island is worthy, see one of the Ten Best Views of West Lake - Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, lush islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.

Day 2: Experience In-Dept Dragon Well Tea Culture, Hangzhou Departure

Visit the Former Residence of Xueyan Hu before you start the deeply exploration of Chinese Dragon Well Tea culture. Great insights into the past. You will see a very well-preserved old Qing Dynasty house of Xueyan Hu, a famous and rich Chinese businessman and his 13 wives.

Take part in a series of activities to learn about Hangzhou unique tea-Dragon Well Tea (Longjing Tea). Leave for Meijiawu Tea Village to get in touch with famer’s planting, picking up, making tea and taste tea. Meijiawu is a tea farm covered by tea bushes all over the village. Morning is the best time to visit the village and enjoy a breath of fresh air there. Local Hangzhou style Lunch is included. Visit the China Tea Museum to learn about Chinese tea’s, origin, history, present and future. See some exquisite teapots used in the past. Later, you will climb up Chenghuang Pavilion to enjoy a tea performance. The pavilion is also an optimum spot for people to get a bird eye view of Hangzhou.

After the tour, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Trip Notes
Private car transfer from Shanghai to Hangzhou is not offered due to the limitation of cars/buses from other cities on weekdays. We suggest you arrive at Hangzhou by train/air. High speed train tickets and flight tickets booking service are offered.

Interested? Each tour can be tailored.