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All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch provided by China Private Tours-Day Tour

All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch
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About
This Hangzhou highlights tour is a great way to see more peaceful, natural parts of China. Skip the crowds and busy urban areas, and instead have a guide take you to areas of natural beauty, such as West Lake, Meijiawu Tea Village, and Yunqi Valley. A hassle-free day with nothing to organize as round-trip transport, a boat trip, and entrance fees are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Save time and see multiple Hangzhou highlights in one day
  • Boat trip across UNESCO World Heritage Site West Lake included
  • Traditional lunch at a tea farmer's house (if option selected)
  • Stress-free day with entrance fees and transportation included
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in central Hangzhou/Hangzhou Railway Station. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle and, if you have specific interests, your guide can adapt the schedule to suit your needs. First stop is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: West Lake. Enjoy a boat ride and then visit Guo’s Garden (Villa), which has a backdrop of teahouses and pavilions. Lunchtime is a highlight—visit a tea farmer’s house and learn how to cook local delicacies (if the all-inclusive option is selected). Next up is Meijiawu Tea Village, which is famous for being the origin of Longjing green tea. After tasting some, visit a bamboo-lined path in Yunqi. The last stop of the day is Qinghefang Old Street. Learn about Old Hangzhou, see historic buildings, and go shopping. The day ends with a return trip back to your starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Save time and see multiple Hangzhou highlights in one day
  • Boat trip across UNESCO World Heritage Site West Lake included
  • Traditional lunch at a tea farmer's house (if option selected)
  • Stress-free day with entrance fees and transportation included
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with a pickup from your hotel in central Hangzhou/Hangzhou Railway Station. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle and, if you have specific interests, your guide can adapt the schedule to suit your needs. First stop is a UNESCO World Heritage Site: West Lake. Enjoy a boat ride and then visit Guo’s Garden (Villa), which has a backdrop of teahouses and pavilions. Lunchtime is a highlight—visit a tea farmer’s house and learn how to cook local delicacies (if the all-inclusive option is selected). Next up is Meijiawu Tea Village, which is famous for being the origin of Longjing green tea. After tasting some, visit a bamboo-lined path in Yunqi. The last stop of the day is Qinghefang Old Street. Learn about Old Hangzhou, see historic buildings, and go shopping. The day ends with a return trip back to your starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6977P19
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Lunch if you choose the all inclusive tour option
  • Entrance fee if you book the package tour option
  • Boat ride on West Lake if you book the package tour option
Exclusions
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup service can be arranged at Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Hangzhou Train Station is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Lunch if you choose the all inclusive tour option
  • Entrance fee if you book the package tour option
  • Boat ride on West Lake if you book the package tour option
Exclusions
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup service can be arranged at Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Hangzhou Train Station is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    West Lake (Xi Hu)
    Stop: 110 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Guo's Garden
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Longjing tea fields
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Yunxi Zhujing Scenic Resort
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    QingHeFang
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Bianca T
Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Day trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai
Jan 2020 • Friends
Private tour for the two of us with Tommy! We were picked up from Hangzhou East Station and taken to all the main sights of Hangzhou, hidden away from tourists which was appreciated. We especially enjoyed the history and the knowledge shared with us. Being tea enthusiasts, loved seeing how the green tea was made!!

Thanks Tommy for your help :)
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stay633068
Courtice, Canada2 contributions
Wuxi to Hangzhou to Shanghai
Nov 2019
Visit to West Lake gave breath-taking views of surrounding mountain hills. Saw the artwork that is currently displayed on the 1Yuan bill. Also visited the Tea Plantation at Meljiawu and learned great things about the green tea.

Thank you to our tour leader Sen Xu (along with his colleagues David and Marco) who gave a very enlightening education of the Chinese culture and provided numerous excellent musical entertainment along our many and long bus rides.
Written 3 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

robhall
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand11 contributions
Hanzuou city is a must see
Sep 2019
Scenic city.Very green.Guide Nancy took care of us very well.The tour was interesting,informing and could be changed to suit your personal needs.Only superlatives to describe the day.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adventurer788807
2 contributions
Great day with Marin
Sep 2018 • Family
Marin was a very good guide; knowledgeable, spoke good English, friendly and patient with the 4 of us. It was perfect to start the day on West Lake when hardly anyone was there; peaceful, quiet and interesting. The tasting and visit to the tea plantation was a highlight as well. All in all a great day with Marin. Thanks again.
Written 22 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NewShanghai2018
Shanghai, China1 contribution
Guide Sharon was superb
Aug 2018 • Business
It was a business trip and had a day off. We were picked up at my hotel lobby by my guide Sharon, she was very friendly, knowledgeable and experienced.Throughout the day, she used her way to show me the best part of the city.I really enjoyed the beauty of West Lake, which is the symbol of Hangzhou city. We also visited the biggest temple in Hangzhou, named Lingyin Temple. Sharon gave me a detailed explaination for the status and told me the story about Flying Peak. Thanks to China Private Tour and Sharon, I will definitly recommend this company to my friends!
Written 9 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elena D
1 contribution
Great day in Hangzhou with Bonnie
Aug 2018 • Solo
Had a wonderful time in Hangzhou with Bonnie. She was very knowledgeable and friendly, and answered all my stupid questions :) it was a pleasure to be guided by her through the amazing city of Hangzhou. I was particularly impressed by the West Lake (it gave me such a peaceful sensation) and the Lingyin temple, an absolute gem! We had a great lunch at the farmers' house (I'd recommend trying the chicken cooked in green tea and the eggplants) and went for a walk in the bamboo forest. The trip was very well organized and everything went smoothly. I had such a great time that I won't forget.

Ask for Bonnie next time you take a trip to Hangzhou!
Written 8 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ucmkjmo
Shanghai, China1 contribution
Unforgettable experience with tour guide Sharon
Jul 2018 • Family
We booked a day tour to Hangzhou for our family and we really enjoyed it. The tour was well arranged. Our private tour guide Sharon was professional, knowledgeable, patience and gave us an insight into Hangzhou. The agency provided air-conditional vehicle for us, comfortable and the driver was very polite.

During the day, we visited the famous West Lake, Buddhist monastery-Lingyin Temple, Dragon Well Green Tea Plantation and the old street. Beyond that, we enjoyed the lunch at local tea farmer’ home that recommended by our guide, the food is simple home-cooking but good taste. We also had a short cooking class from local tea farmer. Finally, we walked along the old street, named Hefangjie in Chinese where you can buy some gifts for your friends. Hangzhou is such a beautiful city, please do not miss it.
Written 31 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear ucmkjmo, Thanks for chosing us! Sharon has been working with us since from last year. She is warm hearted,patient and knowledgeable. Hope to see you again in China. Nancy Coordination Tourism Manager China Merchants International Travel Company 24 Hours Hotline: +86 137 3541 1378 Wechat: samhangzhou Skpye. chinaprivatetour
Written 8 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

evobelievo2016
Wuxi, China14 contributions
Horrible! Make sure you get David (based on his reviews), otherwise HARD pass!
Extremely disappointing 1:1 private tour. I live in China and have traveled extensively going to 11 cities and hiring a tour guide at 7 of them. I already have low expectations based on experience but this one took the cake! Truly horrendous, waste of time and the $20 round trip train.

Cons
1. Mia the tour guide’s English was poor. It was a 2 or 2.5 out of 5 at best. She could not explain or express herself easily in English.
2. The tour guide did not work for China Private Tours, she worked for Zhejiang International Youth Agency Travel Company and was loaned to China Private Tours because they didn’t have an available guide of their own.
3. The tour guide told me she does international tours and doesn’t do Hangzhou tours.
4. The tour guide knew almost nothing about Hangzhou. She could tell me nothing about the history of the city or the history or stories/tales of ANY of the sites we went to: West Lake, Guo Garden, Yunqi Bamboo Path, Linyung Temple, Longjing Tea Village, Qinghefang Street.
5. She told me she had never been to Guo Garden or Yunqi Bamboo path.
6. I tried getting her to explain anything about HZ and these sites and she told me she would do so for anything she knew (but she knew nothing so I got nothing out of this) about but that she didn’t have any background on these places. I tried asking her specific questions and she told me she didn’t know and tried to look up background on Baidu.
7. At West Lake it took 30 minutes to get boat tickets because she didn’t know the correct place to go. Guide was asking Chinese Tourists for help.
8. The boat at West Lake she bought tickets for was the large ugly metal boat with 300 people on it not the traditional Chinese wooden boats for 30 that I’ve been on in other tours to Guilin, etc.
9. The meal was supposed to be at a tea farmers house where I was supposed to learn how to cook local delicacies. This may have been at a tea farmers house but it seemed more like just a small restaurant and I was just put in a room and served the food. That’s it.
10. She also didn’t know that the lunch was included in my rate so I had to show her the information on my booking otherwise I was going to have to pay 100+ RMB for the meal.

Pro’s
1. Tour guide was very nice.
2. The Lunch meal tasted very good but not unexpected as most tours I’ve taken like this in China have been similar

The only value I got from this was having a local person there and a driver knowing where they were going. Oh and she snapped some photos of me. But this tour was not as advertised. I easily could have gotten the same or better experience picking a random person off the street in Hangzhou and asking them to take me around with a competent driver at about 1/3 the price. I have had many friends take me around cities like Shanghai and Nanjing and they know a lot about city, dynasties and local tales and lores. This guide knew nothing of this.

I complained to Viator sending the facts above and response from China Private Tours was guides English is good or bad depending on opinion/requirements and they believe they provided tour as described (Not true). They offered $60 of $224 refund.

I responded to Viator that this was outrageous reply and unacceptable. Viator within 12 hours agreed to offer full refund. While not pleased given I repatriate in 2 weeks for good at least they did what they could to make it right.

This may not show as verified review because I had to book direct with Viator because of website issues but this experience and review is 100% legit!
Written 29 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear evobelievo2016, First of all, thanks for chosing us! 1,This tour was a last minute booking tour on Viator (Around 12 Hours ahead). Before booking this tour,you called Viator to confirm the availability.Then Viator called us to confirm the availability later.We confirmed with Viator that we only have one guide Mia (Not our fulltime guide)available since we had 8 tours on that day. We have the contract with Zhejiang International Youth Agency Travel Company to help each other for high seasons. But since it's guide Mia cause all the above problems you listed. We return you the tour guide servie fee $60=400RMB. This tour was a direct booking from Viator not from our company, we got the payment for this tour from Viator was 168USD=1120RMB. We are sorry for this part, we didnt train Mia strictly since she was loaned from Zhejiang International Youth Agency Travel Company. 2, We received many excellent reviews(Almost 98% for excellent) from our clients based on the farmer's lunch. For the cooking part,it's an optional activity for free. Mia must be not familiar with our tour itinerary and cause the misunderstanding. 3, For the boat ride,we do highly recommend the big boat with AC in summer. The wooden boats with very limited space and without AC which is very hot in summer. And the prices are the same. 4, Since we are the biggest and most professional travel agency in Hangzhou taking overseas tourists. We have full time guides David, Bonnie, Nancy, Sharon, Sam, Marin...We train them very well and you can tell from the reviews clinets gave to them on Tripadvisor. We are not 100% perfect at moment, we are trying our best to improve it. Thanks agian for chosing us and your feedback. We will make it better. Nancy Coordination Tourism Manager China Merchants International Travel Company 24 Hours Hotline: +86 137 3541 1378 Wechat: samhangzhou Skpye. chinaprivatetour
Written 8 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sheelavijayan2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
West lake boat trip
May 2018
West lake and its surroundings are sooo beautiful. Everywhere green. Loved the place and dint feel like coming back
Written 14 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mamamiacarol
Luzon, Philippines13 contributions
Incredible day in Hangzhou with an awesome guide
Apr 2018 • Friends
Bonnie was an excellent guide who was very attentive and knew a lot of information about Hangzhou. It was an incredible experience! The highlight was having lunch in the balcony of a farmer's home overlooking the tea plantation. West lake boat ride was amazing and the gardens and villas we visited were fabulous. I loved the street filled with vendors where we experience local goods and cuisine.
Written 9 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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