2-day Tour to Explore the Essence of Hangzhou Natural Scenery and Its History

Spend the wonderful two-day private tour to discover the beautiful city Hangzhou from its old perspectives and natural scenery. Visit the top famed historical highlights in Hangzhou. Indulge yourself in picturesque West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders and. Take a stroll along the Su Causeway filled with peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and beautiful flowers. Admire the legendary Buddhist culture at Feilai Peak and the Leifeng Pagoda. During the trip, you will have ample time to stroll on the brick road of Wuzhen Water Town which has the reputation of “the last pillow in China”., taste the authentic food on the street, watch the neon and noisy exchanges in this picturesque place which will take you back to the ancient times.

per adult from

$558

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • Downtown Hotel and Railway Station Pickup and Drop-off in Hangzhou
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Licenced driver
    • Admission tickets
    • Experienced tour guide
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Leifeng Pagoda
    • Entry/Admission - Westlake Hangzhou
    • Entry/Admission - Fei Lai Feng
    • Entry/Admission - Wuzhen Water Town
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities(optional)
    • Accommodations

  • Day 1: Leifeng Pagoda-Su Causeway-West Lake-Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor-Feilai Peak

    Stop At: Leifeng Pagoda, 15 Nan Shan Lu, Xihu Qu, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China, 310007
    Your trip starts with a pickup at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station. Then count on our comfortable vehicle with licensed driver who will help you with your luggage and take you to the first attraction-Leifeng Pagoda, which was an octagonal, five-storeyed structure built of brick and wood. The body of the pagoda was made of brick, but the eaves, balconies, inside landings and balustrades were made of wood. Stones with the Huayan Scriptures inscribed on them were inlaid on the inner walls of the pagoda. There used to be sixteen sculptures of vajra arhats at the foot of the pagoda, but they were later moved to Jingci Temple. The pagoda became a household name in China thanks to the popular folk tale, "The Legend of the White Snake", a touching love story about a girl who changed into a snake and a young man. The story has been repeatedly adapted for traditional operas and also for modern movies and TV series.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: 苏堤, Xihu, Hangzhou, China
    Then take a stroll along the Su Causeway. The peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and beautiful flowers make the causeway a fairyland, which entices a consistent flow of modern tourists as it did in the ancient times.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Westlake Hangzhou, Hangzhou Shi, Zhejiang Dist, Hangzhou China
    After the wander, relax yourself with a 40-minute private boat sailing on the picturesque West Lake to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful scenery with its islands, causeways, temples, pagodas and ornamental planting. More luckily, you can catch the rare chance to enjoy “Three Pools Mirroring the Moon”.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Huagangguanyu Park, China, Zhejiang Sheng, Hangzhou Shi, Xihu Qu, 西山路5-1号
    Later, head to Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor which is one of the top10 scenes of West Lake. Featured with flower harbor, red carps, flowers, lawn and forests, Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor is one of the most enjoyable leisure activities for you visiting the West Lake. Then you have ample time to go to a local restaurant to try any authentic food you are interested in and take a rest.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Fei Lai Feng, Lingxi South Road, Xihu Distict, Hangzhou 310000 China
    In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to visit adjacent Feilai Peak, about 3 km west away from the West Lake. It's also known as Peak Flying from Afar, which flew to China to spread Buddhism from India according to the legend. It features in uncountable Buddhist carvings lining the riverbanks and hillsides and tucked away inside grottoes. Being 168 meters tall, Peak Flown From Afar (Feilai Peak) is composed of limestones and is home to various fantastic caves owing to the long-term ground water solution, including Longhong Cave, Jade Breast (Yuru) Cave, Shooting Sun (Shexu) Cave and Roaring Ape (Huyuan) Cave. The grotesque rocks of the caves are of various shapes, and some are like flying dragons, some like running elephants, some like frightened apes and some like crouching tigers. After the tour, escort you to your downtown hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Dongzha-Xizha

    Stop At: Wuzhen Water Town, No.18 South Shifo Road Wuzhen Town, Tongxiang 314501 China
    Count on our comfortable vehicle with licensed driver who will help you with your luggage and take you to Wuzhen Water Town in about 1.5 hours' driving. The whole town is divided into Xizha (western street) and Dongzha (eastern street) by a crisscrossing river. You will visit Dongzha first which maintains the basic original layout. Taking a stroll around the streets of Dongzha, you can find out the original living status of the local people. There are different kinds of manual workshops. If you are interested in the working process of creating blue calico and Sanbai Liquor, you can not miss this place. Workshops like the Hongyuantai dye-house and Sanbai liquor workshop reflect the authentic life of the local people. What's more, Dongzha has many famed scenic spots, like the Former Residence of Mao Dun, Lizhi Academy, Qinggengyudu and Hanlin Mansion. These archaic buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasty are magnificent. In the afternoon, head to Xizha which is an ancient place now set aside for sightseeing. Xizha is located to the west street of Wuzhen Water Town, and here you can also witness many distinctive manual workshops and classical pavilions. it consists of 12 islands, which are connected by over 70 small bridges. You can take ample time to experience and enjoy the tranquil beauty and poetic flavor of Jiangnan water towns. Each store here has only one style and sells a single kind of commodity. After that, when night falls you can't miss the night tour in Xizha. With water alleys, ancient bridges and white walls illuminated by lights, the building of the ancient town has already been replaced with a gorgeous shining dress. Boarding an ancient bridge, the most beautiful night view of Wuzhen is also present. After appreciating the night scene, escort you to catch your train or back to your downtown hotel.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train stations.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Elephant Tour

Activity ID: V-184839P104

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