West Lake and Hangzhou Tours and Travel 2019/2020 2020/2021

A trip to Hangzhou, China, offers an impressive and tranquil retreat in a place that is celebrated for its over one-thousand-year-old natural beauty. Focused around its West Lake, any tour to Hangzhou incorporates wondrous panoramas across the verdant hills nearby and also boasts charming ancient shrines and temples in which to contemplate the very meaning of life. Away from its natural and cultural highlights, holidays in Hangzhou also provide tourists with an increasingly varied restaurant scene and nightlife too.

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Luxury G20 Trip to Hangzhou by Bullet Train

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Lynn, our tour guide, met us in our hotel lobby promptly as planned and we headed for our day trip
days01 From US$ 599 View Tour
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  • Aug 06
  • Aug 07
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Private Hangzhou Day Trip From Shanghai by Bullet Train

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11 hour cultural, religious and historic sites trip through West Lake and Hangzhou and Shanghai. Read More
hours11 From US$ 208 View Tour
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  • Aug 06
  • Aug 07

Private Hangzhou & Wuzhen Water Town trip

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2 day natural landmarks sightseeing trip visiting West Lake and Hangzhou and Wuzhenzhen in China. Read More
days02 From US$ 360 View Tour
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  • Aug 06
  • Aug 07
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Ultimate 3-day: explore Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou

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I had Lynn showing me Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou for three full days. With her help and knowledge ...
days03 From US$ 630 View Tour
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  • Aug 06
  • Aug 07

Chinese Tea Culture and West Lake Tour

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8 hour coffee and tea tour in West Lake and Hangzhou. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Travel China Guide Active 13 hours ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Coffee and tea tours & Local boat rides +1 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range1+ years old
hours08 From US$ 169 View Tour
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  • Aug 07
  • Aug 08

Dragon Well Tea Village, West Lake and Linyin Temple

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8 hour farm and plantation visits trip in West Lake and Hangzhou. Read More
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Epic China Adventure

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This tour was great, we got to see so much in each city. The buses were comfortable, and guides were
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Travel China Guide Active 13 hours ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities City sightseeing & Hiking +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train & Flight
  • Age Range11+ years old
days21 From US$ 4,489 View Tour
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Two-Week in China Including Yangtze River Cruise

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15 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and 5 other destinations in China. Read More
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West Lake and Hangzhou Tour Reviews

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Based on 6 customer reviews
Really recommend this tour Reviewed Tour: Epic China Adventure
5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From USA
“This tour was great, we got to see so much in each city. The buses were comfortable, and guides were all great. The food was delicious. I would recommend this tour or a similar one to anyone traveling to China.”
An absolutely fantastic guide and an absolutely fantastic experience Reviewed Tour: Ultimate 3-day: explore Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou
5 - Excellent
  • Len
  • From Australia
“I had Lynn showing me Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou for three full days. With her help and knowledge, I saw and did things I would never have done by myself. She even tailor-made the tour to suit my interests. I am going back to Shanghai again soon and I will certainly make sure that I book Lynn ahead of time.
Thank you Lynn!”
A great day in Hangzhou Reviewed Tour: Luxury G20 Trip to Hangzhou by Bullet Train
5 - Excellent
  • Andrew
  • From USA
“Lynn, our tour guide, met us in our hotel lobby promptly as planned and we headed for our day trip to Hangzhou. We had an easy transfer to the Station. Lynn explained everything and took care of getting us through the security check in and ticketing process. The train ride was very nice. We were met by another driver after the train ride, and we headed to the West Lake area. Lynn was wonderful throughout and answered all our questions and told us about the history of the area during our drive, boat tour and visit to the tea tasting. We even had some time to walk around the city center and do a little shopping before heading back. Overall, a really nice experience for our family! Lynn did an excellent job from start to finish and we would definitely recommend!!”

Hangzhou — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Travel Highlights

  • Take a tranquil cruise across the UNESCO World Heritage enshrined West Lake, and enjoy spectacular views of this lake and the hillside landscape.
  • Make the short, early morning stroll to Sunrise Terrace to take in West Lake in all its glory as the rising sun spreads its color right across the water’s surface.
  • Embrace the glorious art and architecture of Chinese Buddhism at Língyǐn Temple, a place of worship for centuries that is home to rock-carved Buddhas among its many artistic masterpieces.
  • Put on your walking boots and follow the signs towards Dragon Well Tea Village, a community renowned throughout China for its uniquely-flavoured tea.
  • Have your camera ready for the trip to Leifeng Pagoda, a must-visit destination on any Hangzhou vacation. Originally constructed in 975 AD, the pagoda collapsed and was rebuilt in 2002 AD.
  • Explore the ponds, lakes and swamps of Xixi National Wetland Park, a wonderland of lakeside life complete with authentic silk farms.

Travel Tips

  • You can plan your vacation to West Lake and Hangzhou at any time of year thanks to its subtropical monsoon climate.
  • Pick a hotel around the edge of the West Lake to minimise you travel times since, this is where many of the city’s most important highlights are located.
  • There’s a nightly Impressions Show of traditional dancing, fireworks and lighting that begins at 7:45 pm. Since the show is really popular, make sure to book tickets as early as possible.
  • Hangzhou hosts a range of festivals throughout the year, but the Lotus Festival in July – August is the most popular one. Though big on ambience during this festival, Hangzhou is also big on crowds during these times.
  • There are a number of banks in town with foreign exchange facilities. US dollars, Euros and British pounds are most widely recognised.