5 Days Hangzhou Tea Culture and Water Town Tour
Hangzhou is famous for Longjing tea and the nearby water towns. This tour combines the experience of both Chinese tea culture and water town. Far away from the noise and bustle of modern city, the ancient water towns display idyllic landscapes and tranquillity to you.
- Pick tea-leaves in a local tea plantation
- Take a boat cruise in West Lake
- Visit the tranquil and authentic water town
Customizable Tour Itinerary
Your personal guide and driver will wait for you at the airport arrival hall, holding your name sign. They will transfer you from the airport to the hotel. You will have free time after the check-in.
Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Four Seasons Hotel Hangzhou at West Lake,
Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale Hangzhou,
Zhongwei Sunny Hotel
In the morning, go visit the National Tea Museum with the theme of tea and tea culture. It vividly reflects the long history, rich and colourful tea culture of China and the historical track of Chinese tea civilization for thousands of years.
After the visit of the museum, I bet you have gained some knowledge of Chinese tea. It is time for you to get first-hand experience by visiting a local tea plantation. You will have a tea culture experience at Meijiawu Tea Village. Along with the farmer, you will step into the tea plantation, pick up tea-leaves, stir-fry tea and enjoy a tea ceremony. It is a great chance to learn the Chinese tea culture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at local restaurant with a la carte menu
Feature Dinner Option: Lou Wai Lou Restaurant Gushan Road Branch, Grandma's Restaurant Hubin Branch, XinBai Lu Restaurant Longyou Road Branc, Zhangshengji Restaurant with a la carte menu
Optional evening activity: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou
Meijiawu Tea Village
After breakfast, start the tour from West Lake Scenic Area, where you could see numerous temples, Chinese-style arched bridges, pagodas, gardens and artificial islands. A relaxing boat cruise is arranged. Continue the tour to Lingyin Temple, which attracts thousands of visitors and Buddhist faithful every day with its long history and charming scenery. Next to it, it is the Peak Flown From Afar, famous for its beautiful scenery and stone carvings that are comparable with Dazu Stone Carving in Sichuan area.
After the tour, find a local teahouse to feel the local atmosphere and taste the local tea. The tour comes to an end with the visit to Six Harmonies Pagoda, a representative ancient pavilion-style tower in China. Visitors can get a wide and beautiful view by climbing up the pagoda. Looking out from the top of the pagoda, sightseers can see as far as the misty horizon, enjoying the unforgettable, breath-taking scenery.
Drive about 1.5 hours from Hangzhou to Wuzhen Water Town after breakfast. Though with a long history of 1,300 years, Wuzhen Water Town is surprisingly well preserved. Visiting it is like taking a step back in time. Here you could enjoy the folk performance and see the local life. A relaxing boat cruise will allow you to watch the ancient buildings and local life along the canal.
Nanxun Water Town
Today is your departure day. Pack your bag and wait for the guide at the hotel lobby at the confirmed time. The guide will help you with the airport check-in. Wave your goodbye to the guide at the airport check-in gate.
Peak from Afar
- In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
- Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
- Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
- Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
- Your own English-speaking guide service.
- Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.
- International transportation.
- Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Personal expenses.
- Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
- Gratuities to guide and driver.