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Lingyin Temple is one of the oldest and most famous Buddhist temples in China and a top attraction in Hangzhou. Situated at the foot of Lingyin Mountain and surrounded by forest, Lingyin Temple is known for its tranquil setting, spiritual atmosphere, and numerous pagodas, grottoes, and Buddhist relics.

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Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

Hangzhou Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Tea Village & Hefang Street

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Set out on a scenic drive around Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed landscapes on this private full-day sightseeing tour and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary. Cruise around the mist-shrouded West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders, and stroll around the Flower Harbor Park. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple, sample traditional tea at the Meijiawu Tea Village and stop for lunch in a local family home (own expense).
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.38
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$153.38
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Flexible Hangzhou Private Tour from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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You can choose the attractions you visit and the places you see on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou. Work with your guide to customize your itinerary, and see famous spots, such as Meijiawu Tea Village, Leifeng Pagoda, Yuewang Temple, Liuhe Pagoda, and Longjing Village. Go on a boat ride on West Lake, see Chinese monks at Lingyin Temple, or even taste snakes on Hefang Street. This tour includes round-trip bullet-train tickets.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.00
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$276.00
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Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Hangzhou Private Customized Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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The dream-like beauty of West Lake led to Hangzhou's nickname as the "Heavenly City." Tour Hangzhou's top attractions, including the West Lake area and the Meijiawu Tea Farm, alongside a private guide on this day trip from Shanghai, which includes transportation and optional tour upgrades for lunch and entrance fees.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
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$275.00
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The Mostly Recommended Hangzhou City Tour with Authentic Lunch

The Mostly Recommended Hangzhou City Tour with Authentic Lunch

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See Hangzhou’s top highlights all in one day on this introductory, private tour. Meet your guide at your local hotel or the Hangzhou Railway Station, and travel first to the West Lake: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the scenic lake is a symbol of the city. Next, you’ll stroll down the Su Causeway, will explore the Lingyin Temple, will enjoy a tea tasting at the Longjing Tea Plantation, and more. This tour also includes a local lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$168.00
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$168.00
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Flexible Hangzhou Private Day Tour with Lunch

Flexible Hangzhou Private Day Tour with Lunch

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Spend the day discovering the highlights of Hangzhou on this flexible, private tour. Pick a departure time that suits you best, and set off directly from your hotel. You can explore the UNESCO-listed West Lake, enjoy a delectable farm lunch at the Longjing Tea Plantation, tour the ancient Lingyin Buddist Temple complex, stroll though vibrant Hefang Street, and more (admission at the sights own expense).
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.54
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$169.54
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Private Two Days Hangzhou Highlights Tour - Soul of Hangzhou

Private Two Days Hangzhou Highlights Tour - Soul of Hangzhou

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It takes more than one day to discover Hangzhou, the city Marco Polo described as heavenly. Experience the star attractions with a private guide on this door-to-door tour. First, cruise West Lake, tour Guo Garden, Huagang Park, and Leifeng Pagoda, and explore the National Tea Museum. On day 2, check off Lingyin Temple, Yunqi bamboo path, Southern Song Imperial Street, and sample Dragon Well (Longjing) tea at a tea plantation. You also have the option to add the Impression West Lake Show, if you'd like.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.67
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$226.67
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Private Day Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Private Day Trip to Hangzhou from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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With little English spoken, Hangzhou can be hard to navigate independently. Let your private guide take the strain on a day trip to the city by high-speed bullet train, with a personal driver to ensure you cover sufficient ground. Tour West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Qinghefang Ancient Street, Leifeng Pagoda, and the Longjing tea plantations as your guide explains the city’s rich history. Please note: Tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.00
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$348.00
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2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

2-Day Unlimited Private Trip to Suzhou and Hangzhou by Bullet Train from Shanghai

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An old Chinese proverb says, “In heaven, there is paradise; on earth, there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” Experience these two classical cities from Shanghai with a private guide to put the culture in context on this 2-day adventure by bullet train and private car. Choose between a guiding and transfer service, with fast train tickets, or upgrade for an all-inclusive package with lunch, entrance tickets, and a Suzhou boat ride.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$468.00
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$468.00
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5-Day Private Tour to Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou by High Speed Train

5-Day Private Tour to Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou by High Speed Train

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See the best of Shanghai and Suzhou on a private 2-day tour with an informative guide and small-group of up to nine guests. Visit the Shanghai Museum, walk through the lovely Yu Gardens and Bazaar, take in colonial architecture along the Bund, shop along Nanjing Road, and enjoy a Huangpu River cruise. Then travel out to Suzhou and Tongli water town to see ancient streets lined with charming old buildings and explore the Classical Garden of Suzhou.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,186.00
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$1,186.00
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Half-Day Flexible Private Hangzhou Highlight Tour

Half-Day Flexible Private Hangzhou Highlight Tour

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Don't waste time visiting places you're not interested in: on this customizable tour you can choose a few sights and attractions in Hangzhou that interest you most, and visit them with a guide. Learn about Chinese culture and history by checking out places that appeal to you. These might include West Lake, Lingyin Temple, the National Tea Museum, or many other interesting places.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Private Day Tour of Hangzhou City Highlights From Shanghai

Private Day Tour of Hangzhou City Highlights From Shanghai

Many Chinese know Hangzhou as ‘heaven on earth’. Find out why on this to-the-point tour that skips the public transport delays with a private guide and driver direct from your door. First, explore West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a relaxing boat ride. Next, discover Hangzhou cuisine over a restaurant lunch. Finally, head to the hills to admire Lingyin Temple and discover Hangzhou’s signature Dragon Well tea.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$306.67
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$306.67
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Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

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Enjoy a full-day tour with an experienced guide to explore the highlights of Hangzhou. Visit Lingyin Temple, one of the most renowned Buddhist temples in China, and see intricate Buddhist carvings in numerous grottoes. Then head to Dragon Well Tea Plantation where you drink tea in a shaded pavilion with spectacular views. Finally, take a scenic cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site, then stop at Red Carp Pond. Enjoy great photo ops on a tour that includes transportation by climate-controlled coach with hotel pickup and drop-off, and lunch included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.99
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$61.99

4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options

4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options

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Explore the ancient city of Hangzhou on this private, customizable excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, craft an itinerary that suits your interests and visit top attractions like Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Garden, and West Lake. Learn about Hangzhou’s history and culture from a knowledgeable, English, Mandarin Chinese or German-speaking guide and enjoy a delicious meal (optional) before returning to your destination.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.32
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$112.32
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Private Hangzhou Day Tour to cruise in West Lake, Tea Plantation & Hefang street

Private Hangzhou Day Tour to cruise in West Lake, Tea Plantation & Hefang street

Travel to the historical city of Hangzhou and enjoy a cruise tour on West Lake. Stroll on the Su Causeway and visit Yuefei Temple, admiring the surrounding mist-cloaked hillsides, pavilions, and willows. After lunch, continue along the path to visit the scenic spots around the west lake, LingYin Temple, Klippe Ling Yin, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, a traditional tea farming village nestled in emerald slopes. And last but not least, visit one of the original Chinese medicine shops at Hefang Street. Entrance fees, lunch, and private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.01
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$249.01
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Hangzhou Lingyin Temple Tour

Hangzhou Lingyin Temple Tour

You will be taken by a professional guide to wander around the Buddha park and the 1600-year-old temple. The vivid and detailed explanation will help you to better understand the Buddhas and Buddhism in China.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.15
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$28.15

All-Inclusive Classic Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

All-Inclusive Classic Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

This delightful private day trip from Shanghai takes you to discover the beauty of the Paradise City Hangzhou. Other than the wonderful Dragon Well tea culture experience and the relaxing boat ride in West Lake, you are offered two different sightseeing route options based on your personal interests. You can either choose to see the historical Lingyin temple and Leifeng Pagoda, or you can to visit Chenghuang Pavilion and Former Residence of Hu Xueyan. Local lunch, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and private vehicle service are inclusive. Get your train ticket upgraded to first class seating at time of booking.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$316.00
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$316.00
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Half Day Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Optional Morning or Afternoon Start

Half Day Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Optional Morning or Afternoon Start

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Maximize your precious time with a private guide and driver on this door-to-door half-day Hangzhou tour, available in the morning or the afternoon. Start with a scenic cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; continue to historic Lingyin Temple with its mystic caves and grottoes; finish at a tea garden in Meijiawu Tea Village, where the farmer will introduce you to Dragon Well tea.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.00
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$154.00
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Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

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Discover the city Marco Polo famously called ‘paradise’ on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou, including hotel pick-up. Capture photos of the glittering West Lake; admire the unique rock formations of Feilai Mountain; and see landmarks like Lingyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda and Six Harmonies Pagoda. After lunch (own expense), discover the history of China’s silk trade at the fascinating National Silk Museum, then stroll down the lively shopping street of Qinghefang.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.71
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$172.71
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Private Customizable Tour: From Shanghai To Hangzhou With Chinese Lunch

Private Customizable Tour: From Shanghai To Hangzhou With Chinese Lunch

Take one day from Shanghai to Hangzhou, visiting the all highlights of Hangzhou then end the trip in Hangzhou or Shanghai. 1.Non shopping tour 2.No tourist traps 3.No hidding fee 4.The best use of time 5.Your own Private tour 6.Flexible itinerary 7.Licensed guides and tour vehicles 8.Unbeatable price and 5 stars service
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$382.94
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$382.94
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 Hangzhou Private Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Tea Village

Hangzhou Private Day Tour of West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Tea Village

Set out on a scenic drive around Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed landscapes on this private full-day sightseeing tour and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary. Cruise around the mist-shrouded West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders, and stroll around the Flower Harbor Park. Visit the famous Lingyin Temple, sample traditional tea at the Meijiawu Tea Village and stop for lunch in a local family home.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.76
Price varies by group size
From
$198.76
Price varies by group size

Essential Hangzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Essential Hangzhou City Sightseeing Private Day Tour

Spend full with a local expert tour guide to discover the essence of Hangzhou. Take a boat to view the fascinating scenery at renowned West Lake, visit the Red Carp Pond in the south of the Flower Harbor Park, explore the splendid Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat), enjoy delicious local food and taste Dragon Well Tea. Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, entrance ticket fees and local lunch are all inclusive.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.00
Price varies by group size
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$228.00
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Private Botique Tour: Essential Hangzhou Sightseeing with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Private Botique Tour: Essential Hangzhou Sightseeing with Hotel or Railway Station Transfer

Enjoy a full-day private sightseeing with professional local tour guide, discover the essence of Hangzhou. You will take a boat to view the fascinating scenery at renowned West Lake, visit the Red Carp Pond in the south of the Flower Harbor Park, explore the splendid Lingyin Temple (Temple of Soul's Retreat), enjoy delicious local food and taste Dragon Well Tea.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.63
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$206.63
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3-Day Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou Private Flexible Tour Include Tongli Water Town

3-Day Shanghai Hangzhou Suzhou Private Flexible Tour Include Tongli Water Town

Enjoy the wonderful 3-Day private customized tour that takes you to experience the three famed cities in East China -Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Tongli Water Town.Choose the best sites in Shanghai include old and new that suites your interests .Explore Hangzhou with fantastic natural beauty, visit the UNSECO site West Lake; enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery of the Tea village; explore famed stone grottos and ancient street. Visit 2500 years old Suzhou city include the picturesque water town Tongli, take in the charming of oriental venice .Convenient door to door private transportation are included.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$585.00
Price varies by group size
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$585.00
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Hangzhou Private Customized Day Tour from Wuxi by Bullet Train

Hangzhou Private Customized Day Tour from Wuxi by Bullet Train

Enjoy a fully guided private day trip to “Paradise City” Hangzhou. Experience the efficient and modern bullet train, explore the famous UNSECO site West Lake(Xihu), lush green tea plantation ,amazing stone grottoes and grand temple with the companion of the local expert guide . Enjoy the customizable itinerary and choose Wuxi or Hangzhou city drop off base on your own travel needs after the tour.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.26
Price varies by group size
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$210.26
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Should I book Lingyin Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lingyin Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 91 Lingyin Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lingyin Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lingyin Temple costs USD 28.15. Guided Lingyin Temple tours start around USD 28.15 per person. See all 91 Lingyin Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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