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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
Price varies by group size
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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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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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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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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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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 "Heaven On Earth" Full Day Coach Tour from Shanghai

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Discover the delights of Hangzhou on a day trip from Shanghai, including lunch. Depart Shanghai by air-conditioned coach, and travel to the city Marco Polo called the ‘the noblest in the world.’ Once a terminus on China’s Grand Canal, Hangzhou drew artists and poets from the 9th century on for its West Lake, a vision of calm waters, pavilions and islands. Learn Hangzhou’s history from your guide as you enjoy a lake cruise, visit a garden and green tea plantation; and admire the ancient Six Harmonies Pagoda and more.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$170.00
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$170.00
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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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$77.14
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$77.14

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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Luxury Private Hangzhou G20 President Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Luxury Private Hangzhou G20 President Trip from Shanghai by Bullet Train

Follow in the steps of the dignitaries who attended the 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou on this private VIP day trip. Tour West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site, explore Longjing tea village, and visit the China National Silk Museum. For lunch, choose between the G20 presidential menu at the West Lake State Guesthouse or a Longjing tea experience followed by organic Hangzhou cuisine in a secret pavilion.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$745.60
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$745.60
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All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

All-Inclusive Hangzhou Highlights Tour with Boat Ride and Lunch

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Escape to a more tranquil area of China during this tour of Hangzhou highlights, including round-trip transport and lunch. Take a boat across the UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Lake, and experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Meijiawu Tea Village. Walk down the bamboo-lined path at Yunqi and stop for a meal at a tea farmer’s house, if you've selected the all-inclusive option.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00
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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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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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All Inclusive Luxury Tour of Private West Lake boat, Bamboo Forest & Tea Village

All Inclusive Luxury Tour of Private West Lake boat, Bamboo Forest & Tea Village

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Check off Hangzhou’s culinary and cultural highlights in one seamless, hassle-free day on this private door-to-door tour. Experience the grace of West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from a traditional rowing boat, then sample tea and learn about how it's processed at a traditional tea village. Stroll the Yunqi bamboo path, visit the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan, and soak up city views from the Hangzhou Chenghuang Pagoda.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.00
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$141.00
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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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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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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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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

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
Price varies by group size
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$115.00
Price varies by group size
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Hangzhou Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket

Hangzhou Night Tour with Impression West Lake Show VIP Ticket

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Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or Hangzhou train station. Firstly, visit West Lake, with brilliant culture and long history, it is regarded as a typical symbol of Hangzhou. It represents the old story and showcases the folk culture of Hangzhou, which is an ideal place for sightseeing, to relax. If you like, you can have dinner by the lake area, our guide will give you good recommendation. Then you will walk around the lakeside to see the local life. After that, you will enjoy one of famous natural shows in China, the “Impression West Lake Show”. This show lasts around 1 hour, which was directed by Zhangyimou, Fanyue and Wangchaoge. “A scene in heaven and a dream on earth”. It is definitely a magnificent show with a tremendous music, culture and history set on the stunning backdrop of West Lake. With the colorful light bright during the show, dancing on the surface of the lake appears particularly prominent.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.37
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$95.37
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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
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$135.00
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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 167 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 167 West Lake (Xi Hu) tickets and tours on Viator.
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