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Tour Informations:

Tour Type: A private tour for your family or your friends exclusively
 Duration: one day
 Pick-up point:Your Hotel & train station around 9:00am
 Finishing point:Your Hotel & train station around 5:00pm
 Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)
 Payment Types: Cash, Wire, Paypal, WesternUnion
 Available: Daily
 (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)




Day 1
Place & Transport: Hangzhou
Today's Activities: The hangzhou Westlake(includingThree Ponds Mirroring the Moon), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, China National Tea Museum, Meijiawu Tea Village(Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea), Longjing Imperial Tea Garden(18 Imperial Tea Bushes), Hupao Spring (Tiger Running Spring)
Meal: No

Boat cruise on westlake

- The Westlake Hangzhou (including boat cruise on westlake): West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. On the boat you can see one of theTen Best Views of West Lake--Three Pools Mirroring the Moon.The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.

 

Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond

-Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park)
This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish.


-China National Tea Museum: China National Tea Museum is the only national museum with the tea theme as a subject. It locates in Shuangfeng,Longjing Road- the hometown of the Dragon Well Tea - Hangzhou. It is open to public in 1991. It occupies 3.7 hectares and 8,000 square meters construction area. It is a modern museum which includes a lot of parts, such as culture revelation, science publicity, science research, academic communication, tea tasting, leisure, etc. The National Tea Museum is the exhibition center of Chinese tea culture; it is the professional place to collect tea cultural relics and tea materials. It is an important base to go on with tea research and tea culture activities. The most important one is that China National Tea Museum is the cradle to spread the Chinese tea art and culture to the world. The area is serene and relaxing. It is surrounded by groves of tea trees and the area is beautifully manicured. And there is a stream with small bridges running in front of the museum. The museum itself is a comprehensive one and has descriptions in English and Chinese.


Tourist learning how to make Longjing Tea from the Tea Farmer organised by Hangzhou Private Tour

- Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Meijiawu has long been well known for its Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea tradition. It is a good place to understand the brilliant past and equally bright future of tea in China. Taking tea dates back to several centuries before the birth of Jesus! In the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), people considered tea to a medicine for curing ailments. But drinking tea as a social function or leisure or cultural purposes date back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Drinking tea in China was quite popular around 760 AD. Meijiawu Village in particular is famous for its history of offering exquisite tea. This beautiful village will make you to feel the pleasure of a perfect cup of tea, watch several tea ceremonies.

Later you are arranged to drink green tea in one of a local tea farmers'house. The tea farmer will teach you how to pick, fry, select the leaves.

Have your Lunch at the restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.( In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You shold go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). We give you the meal options as below:

1) Lunch at Local Tea Farmer's Tea House to know the real life of the local people: And we also can organize tea farmers teach you how to prepare, cook local delicaies if you want to. You can learn how to cook: Beger's Chicken, Westlake carp in vinegar source (Do not be scared, no bones!!! Aha), Lotus root, bamboo shoot...and other many tasty vegetables )
2) At the local restaurants which are popular with local people, such as Grandma's Kitchen, Green Tea Restaurants...And also fancy ones as well, 28 Hubin Road(Top 50 Best in Asia, Jinsha Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel. We are the local, we are the sources. We know many excellent restaurants even not listed on Lonely Planet and some other travel guides.

 

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Longjing Imperial Tea Garden(18 Imperial Tea Bushes) : Longjing tea was granted the status of Gong Cha, or Imperial tea, in Qing Dynasty by Chinese emperor Kangxi. According to the legend, Kangxi's grandson Qianlong visited West Lake during one of his famous holidays.

He went to the Hu Gong Temple under the Lion Peak Mountain (Shi Feng Shan) and was presented with a cup of Longjing tea. In front of the Hu Gong Temple were 18 tea bushes. Emperor Qianlong was so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred these 18 tea bushes special imperial status. The trees are still living and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for more money per gram than gold.

 

Hupao Spring (Tiger Running Spring)

Then move on to visit the Hupao Spring (Tiger Running Spring). In china, there is an old saying " Water is the mother of Tea, tea-set is the father of tea". Hupao Spring ranks third in China for its water quality. It is also an ideal place to view the beautiful landscape and sample the delicious spring water. Local residents and travelers from other cities all relish the great pleasure of sipping a cup of Longjing tea made from the water of Tiger Running Spring. Indeed, Longjing tea and Hupao Spring are acknowledged as two wonders of West Lake. From ancient times to the present day, many renowned poets and significant figures have left written paeans of praise to these local wonders.


Price: From USD 60 P.P

 
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Price Includes:
1.Transportation: Private air-conditioned car or van with chauffeur for all the transfers
2.Tour guide: Conducted by a professional english & chinese-speaking guide
3.Entrance Fee to all the tourist attraction listed above

Price Excludes:
1.Meals and beverage. We take the tourists to the Local Restaurants to stay away from the tourist restaurant. Our guide help the tourists order the food they want to try and pay on their own on actual happen)
2.Personal expenses: phone bills, laundy, optional tours, postage, excess baggage charge, entertainment fees out of the itinerary
3.Tips four guides and driver

 


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Learning how to make Longjing Tea from the Tea Farmer organised by Hangzhou Private Tour.

 


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