2 Days Relaxing Hangzhou Tour with West Lake Sightseeing

Explore this Historic West Lake with Sightseeing Bus

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Expect to explore the picturesque West Lake in a different way? How about trying a Sightseeing bus tour along the famous Bai Causeway and Su Causeway? Our well-designed West Lake tour aims to deliver you the best sights and attractions of this lakefront destination in a relaxing pace.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy a cycle of exploration around West Lake to see its tranquil lake views as well as the ancient bridges, pagodas, tree-lined walkways, beautiful hills, green islands and lush gardens;
  • Experience the peaceful Buddhism atmosphere and breath the fresh tranquil air at Lingyin Temple;
  • Learn about authentic traditional Chinese tea culture and enjoy a cup of best Dragon Well Tea.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Hangzhou
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-HTCT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hangzhou

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In the early morning, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby or railway station and escort you to the bike-rental station near Broken Bridge of West Lake, the iconic and world heritage site of Hangzhou.

You’ll begin your cycling exploration at the famous lake landmark – “Lingering Snow Over the Broken Bridge” which is an arched bridge that gives the illusion of being broken after winter snowfall. Continue west along Bai Causeway perfectly decorated by pink peach flowers and weeping willow trees, proceed westward to “Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake”, an ancient, water-rimmed terrace to rest your legs. After having a look at the picturesque West Lake, get on your bike to continue your trip to Yue Fei Temple, dedicated to a revered general of the Southern Song Dynasty. Park your bike and step inside to view the three temple halls and the courtyard that contains Yue Fei’s tomb. After the visit, continue your biking north of Su Causeway and you’ll pass “Lotus Swaying in the Breeze” and “Dawn at Su Causeway in Spring”. Challenge yourself by passing the six arched bridges and finally arrive at “Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor”. Park your bike and climb up the soaring Leifeng Pagoda, octagonal, five-story structure originally built in 975 AD, to listen to the famous folk tale “The Legend of White Snake” as well as have a panoramic view of West Lake.

In this afternoon, be escorted to appreciate Chinese silk by visiting China National Silk Museum. Here, you’ll have full knowledge about 5000 years Chinese silk history and the Silk Road, learn the whole process how silk is made, as well as witness the changing of Chinese and Western fashion and clothing over the centuries.

Then, you’ll go to take an enjoyable walking at the famous Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian street full of ornate Chinese architectures, local delicious snacks and interesting handcrafts. Visit century-old Chinese pharmacy - Hu Qing Yu Tang to appreciate the exquisite architecture as well as learn about the history and development of traditional Chinese medicines.

Optional evening activity: 1) watch a magnificent night show - Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, a live performance with changing lights, music and dancing on the West Lake, which usually starts at 7pm; Notice: the Impression West Lake would be unavailable during December 17, 2018 to the early-March, 2019 for the cold winter in Hangzhou. 2) feast your eyes to enjoy an amazing Music fountain show at Third Park , near the eastern lakeside of West Lake.

West Lake SummerWest Lake Shuangtou Bridge Hefang StreetWest Lake Cycling Experience
Day 2 Hangzhou & Hangzhou Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll first visit Lingyin Temple, about 3 km west away from the West Lake. With a history of nearly 1700 year, Lingyin Temple is hidden in the luxurious forest, and offers charming and peaceful landscape and impressive Buddhist culture. Next, extend your visit to the adjacent Feilai Peak, also known as Peak Flying from Afar, which flew to China to spread Buddhism from India according to the legend. It features in uncountable Buddhist carvings lining the riverbanks and hillsides and tucked away inside grottoes. 

Later, drive about 7km to Meijia Dock Dragon Well Tea Village, a picturesque wonderland surrounded by mountains with large area of tea plantations. You can go for a walk among the tea plantations, marvel at the beautiful surrounding sceneries, also sit down to enjoy a cup of the best Dragon Well Tea.

Lastly, move to next site – Liuhe Pagoda situated around Qiantang River to see the masterpieces of ancient Chinese architecture. If energy permits, you can climb onto the top to have a spectacular view of Qiantang River and surrounding hills.

After the tour, be free until your guide and driver escort you to catch your flight / train to next destination.

Dragon Well Tea PlantationLingyin Temple

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