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3 Days Best Hangzhou Tour with Wuzhen Water Town

Vacation at “Paradise” City & Best Jiangnan Water Town

Hangzhou has abundant splendid sightseeing and charming culture in the city and a series of standard Jiangnan styled water town at the nearby cities. Why not discover the beauty of Hangzhou with a nearby antique water town in one go if you have 3 days?

In the 3-day trip, you will spend one day and one night at Wuzhen, the most famous and representative water town in China, to have an excellent admiration of the typical ink-painting like water town with little river floating across the black-tiled folk dwellings and leisure life pace and let time seize at the romantic peaceful night lights along the river and in the houses. Besides, for the rest two days, our guide will show you the best sightseeing, cultural essences and historical symbols of Hangzhou to understand the “Paradise City” in China. So, you’ll explore the must-go West Lake from different angles and admire fabulous views at the temple, forest, tea fields, ancient pedestrian street, and so forth with the interesting introduction of our local guide, who and our experience driver will accompany you through your trip in Hangzhou. What you need to do is only focusing on the highlights! Feel free to inquire for the best price of our valuable all-inclusive Hangzhou tour package!

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-HTW-03
  • 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.
  • Theme : Nature / Culture / History
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Have a classic discover of Wuzhen Water Town with a pleasant historical walking around and antique and interesting streets, alleys, old dwellings, halls, river banks at the East and West scenic areas;
  • Enjoy idyllic slow moments at West Lake to see the famous poetic sightseeing of the large lake with gardens, old bridges, pavilions, pagodas, ponds, hills, etc. and watch the relaxing lifestyle of local Hangzhou citizens;
  • Pay a spiritual and artistic visit to Lingyin Temple to admire the magnificent temple clusters and holy Buddha statues and take a relaxing walk at the uxurious forest to appreciate the outstanding historical sculptures on the cliffs;
  • Treat your eyes greatly by an exciting visit to the real Dragon Well tea plantation at Meijiawu Village, which enables you to immerse into the unlimited natural carpet in green and feel the refreshing aroma of Chinese style.
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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Day 1 Hangzhou Arrival & Wuzhen (L)

Today’s highlights: Wuzhen (West Scenic Area)

Welcome to Hangzhou! Your local travel guide and drive will meet you at Hangzhou airport / train station or your hotel and escort you to Wuzhen with about 1.5 hours driving to have a classic laid-back exploration of essence parts of Wuzhen, the East Scenic Area and West Scenic Area. (Note: the number and order of attractions can be adjusted based on your schedule and interests.)

Wuzhen with over 6,000 years old is one of the four great water towns at the region south of the Yangtze River and one of the ten most charming famous towns in China. Praised as the “last town resting on water in China” and a land flowing with mink and honey, Wuzhen is the top popular place to see the typical look of water towns in south China.

Upon your arrival, take your time to discover the West Scenic Area of Wuzhen, which is most popular among international visitors with over 20 scenic spots telling the culture, history and folk custom of Wuzhen and terrific night lights sightseeing. Stroll leisurely along the well-preserved streets and lanes to visit the remained dyeing workshop with herbs and hanging cloths, “three-inch “golden lotuses” with over 800 pairs of various foot binding shoes, old post office operating for more than 110 years, etc. Of course, you will not miss the Bailian Pagoda, Tongji Bridge and Renji Bridge, large classic garden, ancient academy, soy sauce workshop, plentiful of old constructions from Ming and Qing era, and various shops and stores selling local handicrafts and snacks.

As night comes, admire the charming night view of Wuzhen with various colored neon and lights drawing the outline of such an antique and elegant water town with rich South Chinese flavor and enjoy the peace of the hidden place. (Optional activity: you can get on a sculling boat to admire the water town sightseeing from a different angle along the little river, which needs extra payment.)

After the visiting, your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. Stay overnight at Wuzhen.

  • Wuzhen Water Town - Last Town Resting on Water in China Wuzhen Water Town - Last Town Resting on Water in China
  • Wuzhen Water Town West - Bailian Pagoda Wuzhen Water Town West - Bailian Pagoda
  • Wuzhen Water Town West Night Scenery Wuzhen Water Town West Night Scenery
  • Claire - Wuzhen Water Town, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Our customers Claire’s family visited Wuzhen Water Town, Jiaxing, Zhejiang, China in 2017.

Day 2 Wuzhen - Hangzhou (B, L)

Today’s highlights: Wuzhen (East Scenic Area), West Lake, Hefang Street, Hu Qing Yu Tang

Today, after breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and escort you to discover the East Scenic Area of Wuzhen. It is featured with water town appearance combining with rich life pulse, where diverse kinds of manual workshops and traditional stores lining the streets show you the bustling character of the old water town in South China. Walk around to visit the Fengyuan Double Bridge with corridor sheds, local pharmacy of over 100 years old, museum with abundant exquisite old beds with outstanding skills, exhibition hall with interesting displays of local folk customs and ceremonies, distillery with the live making of liquor, former residence of Mao Dun with the life story and literal contribution of that great man in China, traditional pawnshop with the culture of traditional mortgage, indigo fabric workshop, etc. Besides, hang around to admire the temples, mansions, many museums and exhibition halls and watch the real life of local people living in Wuzhen Water Town. After the visiting, be escorted back to Hangzhou!

In the afternoon, 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 that, 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.

After today’s visiting, be escorted 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 Spring West Lake Spring
  • West Lake Boating Experience West Lake Boating Experience
  • Hefang Street Hefang Street
  • Wuzhen Water Town East Scenic Area Wuzhen Water Town East Scenic Area
  • Indigo Fabric Workship at Wuzhen East Indigo Fabric Workship at Wuzhen East

Day 3 Hangzhou & Hangzhou Departure (B, L)

Today’s highlights: Feilai Peak, Lingyin Temple, Meijia Dock Dragon Well Tea Village

Good morning! After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet at your hotel. First, 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 the 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.

Then, drive uphill to 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.).

After the visiting, 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!

  • Lingyin Temple Lingyin Temple
  • Feilai Peak Stone Carvings Feilai Peak Stone Carvings
  • Relax at Dragon Well Tea Plantation Relax at Dragon Well Tea Plantation
  • Tea Picking at Meijiawu Village Tea Plantation Tea Picking at Meijiawu Village Tea Plantation
  • Toni and Anna from Spain - Feilai Peak, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Our customers Toni and Anna Visited Feilai Peak in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China in August, 2019.

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The quotation for this trip is from request Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2022.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.65. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Transportation between Hangzhou and Wuzhen listed in the itinerary;
  • Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges;
  • Leisure cruise and sightseeing vehicle at West Lake listed in the itinerary;

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains to/off Hangzhou not listed in the itinerary (We can book domestic flights or trains for you);
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc;
  • Optional activities listed in the itinerary: local tea grower family visiting, Enduring Memories of Hangzhou night show, and boat taking at Wuzhen.

Check What our Customers Say...

To whom it may concern:

My husband and I have recently taken a vacation to Zhaoqing and Qingyuan.

It was all organized by this Agency and the tourist agent Leo Li. The tourist guide was Matt

We want to express our gratitude for all the organization as well as the actual trip.

Holtels were just like we asked for, in fact they (2 hotels) were very nice. The places we went were gorgeous and everything well organized. Thanks.

We will keeping using this agency as we have been done in the past for more than 4 trips within in China.

Kind Regards.

Janislene & Floyd

Janislene & Floyd - 2021.05.28‚ Brazil & USA, May 28, 2021

Hi Leo,

Thanks for your email and apologies for not getting back to your earlier but its been a busy return to Beijing.

Verity and I were extremely happy with our tour with Bree. She and the driver went above and beyond waiting for us at the airport until the early hours of the morning as our flight was delayed.

In relation to Bree, she was a great guide. She obviously knew her stuff, was friendly and expertly navigated us around the sites. What we really appreciated was Bree taking us to places that were a little bit out of the way to take us away from the crowds so we could experience the spectacular scenery and views without too many people around us.

In relation to the tour and the schedule, we were really happy with the places on the itinerary and the time we were able to spend at each. Throughout the trip we did not feel rushed nor that we had too much time at any place and were really happy with being able to walk around some really beautiful places.

The choice was hotel was good as it meant we were close to the park which meant less driving in the morning and we were happy with the room.

In addition, the support we received prior to and during the trip from you and Bree was greatly appreciated. We have already passed on the details for the tour and your company to several friends of ours and we are already looking at when we could reschedule our Huangshan trip.

In relation to the Huangshan trip, we were wondering how much notice you need before booking? For example, if we decided on a Monday to do the trip, could we start it on the Friday of that week? We recognise that you require time to lock in hotel bookings, guides, tickets etc. but were wondering how much time was required.

Thanks once again for all your help.

Cheers

Marko

Marko - 2021.05.27‚ Australia, May 27, 2021

Hi Rita,

It was amazing! Thank you so much for everything

Claudia - 2021.05.24‚ Spain, May 24, 2021

Feedback from Gabriella:

Thank you Wonder! We had a wonderful trip!

Feedback from Anne:

Thanks for the kind present. We had a great trip indeed, Alex was a wonderful guide and everything was well arranged. We had some minor feedback on the hotel (no AC) but other than that: it's great.

Gabriella & Anne - 2021.05.23‚ Netherlands, May 23, 2021

Thanks Wonder for checking.

All was good.

Tamer - 2021.05.22‚ Turkey, May 22, 2021
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  • Wuzhen Water Town - Last Town Resting on Water in China Wuzhen Water Town - Last Town Resting on Water in China
  • Wuzhen Water Town West - Bailian Pagoda Wuzhen Water Town West - Bailian Pagoda
  • Wuzhen Water Town West Night Scenery Wuzhen Water Town West Night Scenery
  • Claire - Wuzhen Water Town, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Claire - Wuzhen Water Town, Jiaxing, Zhejiang
  • West Lake Spring West Lake Spring
  • West Lake Boating Experience West Lake Boating Experience
  • Hefang Street Hefang Street
  • Wuzhen Water Town East Scenic Area Wuzhen Water Town East Scenic Area
  • Indigo Fabric Workship at Wuzhen East Indigo Fabric Workship at Wuzhen East
  • Lingyin Temple Lingyin Temple
  • Feilai Peak Stone Carvings Feilai Peak Stone Carvings
  • Relax at Dragon Well Tea Plantation Relax at Dragon Well Tea Plantation
  • Tea Picking at Meijiawu Village Tea Plantation Tea Picking at Meijiawu Village Tea Plantation
  • Toni and Anna from Spain - Feilai Peak, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Toni and Anna from Spain - Feilai Peak, Hangzhou, Zhejiang

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