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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake (Xi Hu) Tours and Activities

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West Lake (Xi Hu) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a top attraction in the heart of old Hangzhou. With mountains on three sides and plenty of charming gardens, bridges, pagodas, temples, and islands, it’s easy to see why this scenic man-made lake has inspired so many poets and painters through the ages.

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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
Price varies by group size
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$276.00
Price varies by group size
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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
Price varies by group size
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$275.00
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Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai including West Lake Cruise

Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai including West Lake Cruise

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Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Hangzhou, a city shrouded in history and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Shanghai. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, gain fascinating insight into China’s most esteemed tea at Meijiawu Tea Village; cruise on the idyllic and inspirational West Lake; and marvel at the alluring architecture of the Six Harmonies Pagoda. Explore the historical highlights and cultural delights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city on this all-inclusive tour, during which lunch, round-trip transportation and entrance fees are complimentary.  
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.27
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$180.27
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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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Hangzhou Cooking Class and Local Market Tour

Hangzhou Cooking Class and Local Market Tour

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There’s more to Hangzhou’s culinary scene than Dragon Well (Longjing) tea. Enjoy the insights and access only a local guide can provide on this door-to-door food tour. Explore the Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, shop for goodies at a wet market, and whip up lunch with a farmer in Meijiawu Tea Village. After taking in the scenic highlights of West Lake, including a boat cruise, sip Dragon Well at a classic teahouse.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.00
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$148.00
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Xitang Water Town and Hangzhou City Highlights Combo Tour

Xitang Water Town and Hangzhou City Highlights Combo Tour

This day tour covers main highlights of Hangzhou and Xitang Water Town. With your personal guide to enjoy the beauty of landmark of Hangzhou-West Lake, learn the Hangzhou local Longjing Tea Culture and spend the lesuire time at Xitang Water Town. Unlike the ancient towns of Zhouzhuang and Wuzhen, Xitang is not a bustling village that people in the town live ordinary and peaceful lives.What attracts visitors most is the easygoing lifestyle that local residents have followed for thousands of years. Xitang is a fantastic place to experience a feeling of simplicity and leisure. 
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$256.00
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$256.00
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Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Private Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

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Take in the highlights of beautiful Hangzhou on a private full-day tour from Shanghai. After hotel pickup and transfer by high-speed train to Hangzhou, your private guide takes you to see some city attractions, such as Faxi temple. Moreover, enjoy a tasty lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Longjing village. There, learn about the process of farming and producing dragonwell tea, the region’s most famous product. Finally, enjoy a scenic boat cruise on UNESCO World Heritage-listed West Lake before returning to Shanghai. Note: This tour also offers small group option with minimum 2 people per booking.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$258.00
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$258.00
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Private Hangzhou Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Private Hangzhou Half Day Sightseeing Tour

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Visit the stunning city of Hangzhou during this scenic day trip, with private pickup from your hotel or train station. Perfect for travelers short on time, it covers all of the highlights in a single excursion. Glide across serene, UNESCO-listed West Lake on an iconic boat ride, learn the ins and outs of tea cultivating and tasting at Meijiawu Tea Village, and shop for antique embroidery along the centuries-old Southern Song Imperial Street. If you'd like, enjoy a homecooked lunch at a local farmer's home (at your own expense)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.00
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$128.00
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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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All-inclusive Customized Hangzhou Layover Tour

All-inclusive Customized Hangzhou Layover Tour

Welcome to Hangzhou! Make the most of your stopover in Hangzhou and visit the city highlight in a limited time. This tour take you to West lake, Linyin temple, Feilai peak, and Longjing Tea plantations. Entrance tickets, private guide, lunch are all inclusive. Please note: • This layover tour requires at least 8 to 10 hours between two connecting flights. • The latest tour departure time is 3PM • If you wish to be picked from your hotel, please advise your desired tour start time upon booking • If you wish to be picked/dropped from/to your hotel, please choose One Way Airport Transfer tour option
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$189.67
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$189.67
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All Inclusive Hangzhou Highlghts & Alibaba Company Visiting Combo Tour

All Inclusive Hangzhou Highlghts & Alibaba Company Visiting Combo Tour

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So many visitors to Hangzhou focus only on the city’s majestic past. On this private day tour, discover not only the classic vistas but a side of Hangzhou tourists rarely see: its modern, vibrant business districts. Begin with the traditional West Lake cruise, Guo Garden tour, and a stop at a tea village. Then admire Qianjiang New Town’s dramatic skyline and the spectacular latticework HQ of Chinese tech titan Alibaba. Feast on homecooked food during lunch at a local farmer's home.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.00
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$141.00
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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

Hangzhou Impressoin West Lake- Enduring Memory of Hangzhou Show Tour

Hangzhou Impressoin West Lake- Enduring Memory of Hangzhou Show Tour

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See two different sides of history-saturated Hangzhou—and enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance, hosted right on its UNESCO-listed West Lake—with this two-in-one excursion. Following pickup at your hotel, venture first to the historical Hefang Street, where you can spy local landmarks, shop for souvenirs, and more. Then, once evening descends, transfer to the West Lake to see the Enduring Memories of Hangzhou show: a one-of-a-kind performance featuring dancers, light shows, music, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18
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Ultimate 3-Day Tour Package: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou with Zhouzhuang or Tongli

Ultimate 3-Day Tour Package: Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou with Zhouzhuang or Tongli

This action-packed, multi-day sightseeing junket combines a classic Shanghai city tour with two tantalizing day trips—the ultimate introduction for first-time visitors. Tick off the highlights of Shanghai and then discover the sights of old-world Hangzhou and Suzhou, plus your choice of water town, either Zhouzhuang or Tongli. Tours also include a boat ride, tea tasting, and traditional meals each day.
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  • 3 days
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$896.00
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$896.00
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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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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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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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Enduring Memories of Hangzhou West Lake Show VIP Ticket with Private Transfer

Enduring Memories of Hangzhou West Lake Show VIP Ticket with Private Transfer

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Take in the spectacular “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” show, and leave all the planning to someone else, with this seamless, VIP experience. In the evening, meet your vehicle at your hotel and head to Hangzhou’s UNESCO-listed West Lake. Settle into your VIP seats, sit back, and relax: the spectacular, open-air show, hosted on the lake’s waterfront, combines dance, musical performances, acrobatics, light effects, and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$128.21
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$128.21
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Genuine West Lake and Tea Experience with Locals

Genuine West Lake and Tea Experience with Locals

Enjoy walking or riding a bicycle around one of the most beautiful natural lake West Lake, and visit the sights around the lake such as Broken Bridge, Lei Feng Pogoda, etc. Depends on the visitors' personal interests. Then finish the trip by the Hu Pan Ju(Lakeside Tea House) where you can enjoy one of the most famous Longjing Green Tea while sitting right next to the west lake and enjoy the view
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

Private Hangzhou Tour of West Lake, Guo Garden, Tea Platation & Hefang Street

Private Hangzhou Tour of West Lake, Guo Garden, Tea Platation & Hefang Street

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Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary during this full-day private tour of Hangzhou. Explore the region around West Lake, including an optional private boat ride and a tea ceremony at the Meijiawu Tea Village. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or visit a local farmer's home for a homecooked meal (own expense).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
Price varies by group size
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$135.00
Price varies by group size

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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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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Day Tour of Picturesque Hangzhou

Day Tour of Picturesque Hangzhou

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Tour the scenic cultural highlights of Hangzhou on a full-day coach tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. Take a boat ride on West Lake and visit Lingyin Temple, a Meijiawu tea plantation, and the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda). Learn about Chinese history and architecture while you explore each landmark.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.08
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$77.08

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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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since West Lake (Xi Hu) 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 175 West Lake (Xi Hu) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit West Lake (Xi Hu) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to West Lake (Xi Hu) costs USD 59.49. Guided West Lake (Xi Hu) tours start around USD 59.49 per person. See all 175 West Lake (Xi Hu) tickets and tours on Viator.
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