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Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

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Hangzhou, China
Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


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.
  • Full-day Hangzhou city tour with West Lake cruise, Lingyin Temple and lunch
  • Tour the grottoes around Lingyin Temple, founded in 328 by revered Indian monk Hui Li
  • Sample high-quality tea at Dragon Well Tea Plantation
  • Get great photo ops of Six Harmonies Pagoda on a West Lake cruise
  • Visit Red Carp Pond, one of the famous scenes from ‘Ten Paintings of West Lake’
  • Have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant
  • Includes informative guide, entrance fees, transport, and lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Professional guide
Cruise along West Lake
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Hangzhou , Hangzhou, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake , No.333 Xihu Avenue, Hangzhou 310002 China
8:30 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour requires a minimum 2 adult per booking
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Hotel information detail should be provided 24 hours before departure.
  • Local guide will contact to confirm the departure in the evening before departure day.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • OPERATED BY China Travel Depot
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Leaf the tour guide is fantastic...
, Jan 2017
Leaf the tour guide is fantastic, she went out of her way to please everybody.Tour was great, lots to see but the lunch in the village was not enough to eat, many dishes put small portion.
Fiona was a wonderful guide. We...
Marilyn C
, Jul 2016
Fiona was a wonderful guide. We loved our stay. I had not printed the itinerary, but I was sure that a visit to the Tea Plantation was included, but Fiona insisted it was not so we did not get to do that which we were supposed to do. Our 8 hour tour was reduced to 5 hours. I was disappointed.
Nice tour. Second time I've done...
Sherry V
, Apr 2016
Nice tour. Second time I've done this tour, but friends wanted to go so I tagged along. Glad I did. It was just as enjoyable the second time around. Our guide, Bonnie, was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Traffic in Hangzhou is...
May L
, Apr 2016
Traffic in Hangzhou is horrific. Tempels are worthwhile visiting. The WLake is fantastic.
Interesting trip, guide was kind and...
May L
, Apr 2016
Interesting trip, guide was kind and informative, the traffic was horrible!
Beautiful area and Lingyin Temple is...
, Nov 2015
Beautiful area and Lingyin Temple is very interesting
Your guide is friendly and...
, Mar 2015
Your guide is friendly and professional, best day tour to see the major attraction , I and my wife is only group on that day so it become the private tour , highly recommend it!!

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