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2 Days Hangzhou Excellent Gourmet Tour

Authentic Hangzhou Tastes

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Hangzhou Cuisine is one of the most popular Chinese cuisines in China, which is featured with a delicate, appetizing, refreshing taste. Why not take this 2 Days Hangzhou Gourmet Tour to have a wonderful taste of top Hangzhou must-see food and snacks in such a paradise of delicious food and charming sightseeing? In the 2-day itinerary, you will try the authentic Hangzhou dishes at local most famous restaurant brand and have a deep discovery at Hangzhou wet market to know real life and food culture. Moreover, we arrange a terrific cooking class experience for you to learn how to cook Chinese food. Of course, you will appreciate the best stunning sightseeing of West Lake and other beautiful temple, tea plantation, old street and so forth to meet a standard charming and poetic Hangzhou with nice flavor! Just go and savor!

Highlights of this tour

  • Have a classic visit to most popular highlights in Hangzhou, including West Lake, Lingyin Temple & Feilai Peak, Dragon Well Tea Plantation and Hefang Street to savor the best natural, cultural and historical charm of paradise Hangzhou;
  • Enjoy a wonderful lunch banquet at Zhiweiguan Restaurant, the local best & most famous one, to try various delicious and fresh Hangzhou gourmets;
  • Get under the skin of Hangzhou local life with an interesting exploration of famous representative wet market;
  • Know more about Hangzhou food and Chinese food with a nice cooking class experience with the help of a professional chef.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from request
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to 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-HZGT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hangzhou Arrival & Hangzhou (L)

Welcome to Hangzhou, the “Heavenly City on Earth” and capital city of Zhejiang Province! Upon your arrival, your local travel guide and drive will meet you at Hangzhou airport / train station or your hotel and escort you to start today’s Hangzhou exploration! (Note: the number and order of attractions can be adjusted based on your schedule and interests.)

First, visit Meijiawu Tea Village, a refreshing wonderland surrounded by mountains with a large area of emerald Dragon Well tea plantations in neat lines and curves. Walk among the tea plantations with fun and take beautiful photos (Optional activity: you can pay a visit to the local tea grower’s family and experience picking tea leaves, watching stir-drying tea leaves, enjoying tea ceremony, tasting Dragon Well tea, etc., which needs extra payment.).

Next, go to Feilai Peak (Peak Flying from Afar), which flew to China to spread Buddhism from India according to the legend. It features in over 300 Buddhist carvings lining the riverbanks and hillsides and tucked away inside grottoes. With over 1,000 years, it is the precious fresco treasure in the whole regions south of Yangtze River. Continue to the adjacent Lingyin Temple of nearly 1,700 year, which is the oldest and one of the most popular temples in Hangzhou. Hidden in the luxurious forest, it offers a charming and peaceful landscape mixed with the strong Buddhist atmosphere among the large scaled of magnificent and antique temple clusters.

After the Lingyin Temple visiting, it is time to feast your mouth. You will enjoy your lunch at the local most famous restaurant for Hangzhou Cuisine - Zhiweiguan. Don't miss its specialties - West Lake Fish in Sweet Sour Source, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea or Dongpo Pork.

After lunch, make the symbolic visit to the picturesque West Lake, which is the iconic site of Hangzhou and a pretty UNESCO World Heritage. Just as the famous traveler Marco Polo did and wrote: “A voyage on this lake offers more refreshment and pleasure than any other experience on earth”, you will start with a 45-minute leisure cruise to enjoy the tranquil lake views as well as the ancient pagodas, traditional arched bridges, tree-lined walkways, beautiful hills, green islands and lush gardens including visit to the beautiful Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon. After the cruise, stroll or take a sightseeing vehicle leisurely around to pass the famous Su Causeway, Bai Causeway, Broken Bridge, Gushan Hill, parks of Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lotus Swaying in the Breeze, Orioles Singing in the Willows, etc. (As the lake is too large, you can take the sightseeing vehicle at any place on the route to save energy. The fee is included.) After today’s visiting, be escorted back to your hotel in Hangzhou downtown. Have a good sleep!

Evening Ideas: 1) watch a magnificent night show - Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, a live performance by Yimou Zhang with changing lights, music and dancing on the West Lake, which usually starts at 7pm, needs extra payment; 2) feast your eyes with an amazing Music Fountain Show at Third Park, near the eastern lakeside of West Lake, free charged.

West Lake Boating Experience Lingyin Temple Relax at Dragon Well Tea Plantation Dongpo Pork Fried Shrimp with Longjing Tea
Day 2 Hangzhou & Hangzhou Departure (B, L)

Good morning! After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet at your hotel and then escort you to enjoy a nice historical walk at Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian street to see the typical old and prosperous Hangzhou in South Song era. Stroll to admire the ornate old styled Chinese architectures, interesting local handicrafts, delicious snacks, etc. Then, walk to the century-old Chinese pharmacy on the street - Hu Qing Yu Tang, which is also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum and was built by Xueyan Hu, a famous merchant in late Qing dynasty. Many locals still visit senior doctors there for treatment today. Marvel at the magic of traditional Chinese medicine by looking at the countless traditional Chinese medicines and herbs, various traditional tools and watch the live processing of medicines.

Next, have an interesting exploration at a local wet market. Walk around the featured neat market to see locals selecting among the various fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, etc. and feel the intelligent payment in China nowadays and get deep into local life style in Hangzhou. Also, your guide will help you buy the ingredients for your following cooking class.

Then, it is time to start your cooking class! You will learn more to cook an authentic Hangzhou dish or other simple Chinese dishes with the guidance of an experience and professional chef in a famous local restaurant, such as Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, Stir-fried Potato, etc. You will enjoy your dishes at your lunch time with other yummy food and snacks!

After lunch, your guide and driver will escort you to Hangzhou airport / train station to catch your flight / train to your next destination or home! Tour ends!

Hefang Street Local Wet Market in Hangzhou Cooking Class Experience in Hangzhou

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