For a weekend getaway, an excursion to Hangzhou would be the best choice. Enjoy West Lake cruise with stunning natural scenery. And learn the tea-picking skills in the best Chinese green tea plantation Meijiawu Tea Village.

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Tea-picking in Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Plantation

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For a weekend getaway, an excursion to Hangzhou would be the best choice. Enjoy West Lake cruise with stunning natural scenery. And learn the tea-picking skills in the best Chinese green tea plantation Meijiawu Tea Village.

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  • Attractions


Around West Lake

This morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel or agreed place in Hangzhou. Then, you will begin your tour visiting the Former Residence of Hu Xueyuan, a billionaire trader of the nineteenth century. He built a house that is up to par with the most beautiful palaces of China in the heart of Hangzhou. With a miniature West Lake and a miniature artificial karst cave, this old residence combines Chinese traditional charm with the modernity of its time period. Close to the former residence of Hu Xueyan, visit the ancient Huqingyutang Pharmacy, which is now a museum of traditional Chinese medicine. If you have any problem, employees will find you a miracle herbal remedy in honor of tradition. Then exit with your guide as you stroll freely in one of the nicest streets in Hangzhou, the Hefang Street. This area is lined with houses that showcase beautiful traditional walkways and offer an ideal setting for any souvenir shopping if you wish. You can also enter one of the establishments that are run by the local population. If you like, find some local specialties such as ham or spices in local shops.
Then, you move to visit the
Leifeng Pagoda. Take the escalators of this modern Leifeng Pagoda to admire one of the most beautiful views of the West Lake from the top. You will also discover more about the history of the area's huge tidal wave.
This afternoon, a nice stroll along the banks of the
West Lake is arranged. This natural park is reputed as a grand symbol of Hangzhou. Remember to take pictures while relaxing on a peaceful cruise on West Lake's gorgeous waves. The most beautiful panoramas will make your tour unforgettable. The beautiful sights and funny activities available here are quite impressive. Then visit a former private housing garden with peaceful ponds of fish and flowerbeds of peonies.
Tonight, relax in the aisles along the beautiful lotus ponds in the Lotus Garden on the edge of the West Lake. Then attend the fabulous "
Impression West Lake" show on the shores of the lake. You may be taken by the actors walking on the water with melodious music. These actors trace the ancient history and legends of the ancient capital of Song, Hangzhou.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe


Tea-picking Experience

This morning, explore the surrounding hills of Hangzhou and discover one of the main places for harvesting Dragon Well tea, the Meijiawu Tea Village. Any visitor may initially get the impression of being lost in the middle of nowhere, considering how removed this tranquil environment may appear. Here, you will learn how to select the best leaves and conduct techniques for drying the tea leaves in the traditional Chinese way, which is in large bamboo baskets. After learning such techniques, an authentic tea ceremony will be offered. This experience will show you how to prepare and serve tea, which is a distinguished Chinese art. And finally, of course, do not forget to taste this Dragon Well tea, one of the most popular in China.
At the foot of the Wuyun Hill, take a stroll down a paved road that leads to the Yunqi bamboo forest. This oasis of freshness boasts thousands of bamboo. The promenade will take you to a small valley containing a peaceful pond.
After lunch at the Meijiawu Tea Village, visit the Lingyin Temple, shrine of the sect of Zen Buddhism in China. Nestled in the hills of a huge park, this site gives an opportunity to soak up the natural environment of this setting and the spirituality of this place while learning of its eventful past. Stroll within this site to discover a beautiful statue of the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni. Wander the paths of the park and see its magnificent Buddhist sculptures that were formed within the hollow spaces of its hills. There are more than 300 Buddhas that were carved into the rock of these hills, which is a rare sight in this area.

Then you will be dropped off at the hotel or agreed place in Hangzhou.

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

No hotel

1 destinations

Travel 50km

8 attractions and activities

Include

  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 8 )
  • The Constructions ( 7 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 6 )
  • Chinese Art ( 4 )


Around West Lake

 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Former Residence of Hu Xueyan,Hefang Street,Leifeng Pagoda,West Lake

Activities:Impression West Lake

Accommodation

Superior: Haihua Resort

Deluxe: Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale


Tea-picking Experience

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Yunqi Bamboo Forest,Lingyin Temple

Activities:Meijiawu Tea Village

Accommodation

No hotel

  • West Lake

  • Impression West Lake

  • Lingyin Temple

  • Meijiawu Tea Village

  • Yunqi Bamboo Forest

  • Leifeng Pagoda

  • Hefang Street

  • Former Residence of Hu Xueyan

Prices

Prices: Price may vary depending on the season, the price of transport and other external reasons. (Quoted in U.S. dollars and based on per person)

Classes 1 person 2 persons 3-5 persons
Economy 468298279
Superior 508315303
Deluxe 552343339

General Price Inclusion of Private Tours

1. The entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.(Including any cruise). 
2. Professional and private english-speaking guide for transfer and sightseeing. 
3. Private and well-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver for transfer and sightseeing. 
4. Meals as stated in the itinerary. Chinese meal in a tourist restaurant or a local restaurant. The number of dishes varies according to the number of persons in the group. The meal also includes a glass of softdrink or beer.
5. Accommodations usually with breakfasts as state in the itinerary. Prices given are calculated on the basis of a double room or a twin-bed room for one night. When requesting a single room, a supplement will be required. Usually,the room is available from 11 am and must be vacated by noon the next day. 
6. Service Charge and government taxes. 
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance. 
Your entire tour is covered by the travel agency's liability insurance, the insurance is directly regulated by the National Tourism Administration of China. This insurance covers accidents that transpire as a result of any services caused by a travel agency. It doesn't cover any incidents or physical problems occurring outside of the tour period caused by clients themselves. We, therefore, recommend you purchase additional travel insurance in your home country before departure. 


Excluded from the General Price of Private Tours

1. Chinese visa application fee. 
2. International flights fee 
3. Overload luggage fee. 
4. Tips for guides and drivers. 
5. Personal expenses. (such as room service, laundry, telephone bill...). The settlement of these expenses will be done when you check out. The deposit, which will be requested when you check in, will be returned on departure.

 


Notes

Tea-picking is only available in Spring while the Meijiawu tea plantation is open all year around
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