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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake (Xi Hu) Tours and Tickets

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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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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

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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Hangzhou Impressoin West Lake- Enduring Memory of Hangzhou Show Tour

Hangzhou Impressoin West Lake- Enduring Memory of Hangzhou Show Tour

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See two different sides of history-saturated Hangzhou—and enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance, hosted right on its UNESCO-listed West Lake—with this two-in-one excursion. Following pickup at your hotel, venture first to the historical Hefang Street, where you can spy local landmarks, shop for souvenirs, and more. Then, once evening descends, transfer to the West Lake to see the Enduring Memories of Hangzhou show: a one-of-a-kind performance featuring dancers, light shows, music, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.18
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$87.18
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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
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$180.27
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$180.27

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
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$128.21
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$128.21
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One-Day Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea Culture & West Lake Private Tour

One-Day Hangzhou Dragon Well Tea Culture & West Lake Private Tour

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Enjoy a private tour that showcases the fine tea of Hangzhou along with top attractions in the area. Start with a boat cruise on West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to Lingyin Temple, known for impressive Buddha statues, and see the caves of Flying Peak, which also has hundreds of statues. After lunch, discover one of the region’s most famous teas, dragowell tea, also known as longjing tea. Visit the China National Tea Museum and Meijiawu Tea Village to learn about the renowned tea’s production.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.73
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$190.73
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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
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$115.00
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$115.00
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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
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$276.00
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$276.00
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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
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$275.00
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$275.00
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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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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
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$169.54
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$169.54
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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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VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show with Private Transfer

VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show with Private Transfer

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Staged entirely upon the lake itself (a stage has been built 3 centimeters below the surface), Impression West Lake is a spectacle of light, music, dance and theatrics. The stories are based on Hangzhou legends. Using the lake and its surroundings as props, lights and hundreds of actors create a sensational performance. It is a unique outdoor performance on natural settings. Staged on the West Lake, the performance appears vivid and incredibly beautiful. Mixed with the myths and legends of the West Lake, the show leads you to a sweet thousand-year dream. The special concealable auditorium ensures each seat a wonderful place to enjoy the dazzling show. The state-of-the-art sound system is surely to offer a surprising musical enjoyment. Be sure to catch it, the show is a must-see when you come to Hangzhou. Come and enjoy the most amazing and beautiful spectacle you will see in your life.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.65
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$82.65

4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options

4-Hour Hangzhou City Private Customized Tour with Options

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Explore the ancient city of Hangzhou on this private, customizable excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, craft an itinerary that suits your interests and visit top attractions like Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Garden, and West Lake. Learn about Hangzhou’s history and culture from a knowledgeable, English, Mandarin Chinese or German-speaking guide and enjoy a delicious meal (optional) before returning to your destination.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.32
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$112.32
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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
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$170.00
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$170.00

Jack HangZhou Private Tour

Jack HangZhou Private Tour

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Make the most of your time in Hangzhou by booking this block of 3 day tours with your private guide. Groups of up to six will be collected from your Hangzhou hotel each day, exploring different sights each day, including Lei Feng Pagoda, boating in West Lake, tea plantation tours on Day 1, Wuzhen Ancient water town on Day 2, and Ling Yin Temple, Xixi Wetland, and Mr. Hu’s Former residence on the third day.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.42
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$167.42
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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
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$468.00
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$468.00
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Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

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Discover the city Marco Polo famously called ‘paradise’ on this private full-day tour of Hangzhou, including hotel pick-up. Capture photos of the glittering West Lake; admire the unique rock formations of Feilai Mountain; and see landmarks like Lingyin Temple, Leifeng Pagoda and Six Harmonies Pagoda. After lunch (own expense), discover the history of China’s silk trade at the fascinating National Silk Museum, then stroll down the lively shopping street of Qinghefang.
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  • 8 hours
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$172.71
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$172.71
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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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Hangzhou West Lake and Tea Plantation Half Day Tour

Hangzhou West Lake and Tea Plantation Half Day 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) \ ~An in-depth, half-day tour of Hangzhou, with private hotel or train station pickup ~Cover the city’s top highlights in a single visit, perfect for travelers short on time ~Get the best views of traditional pagodas and arched bridges on a scenic boat ride ~Learn how tea is picked and processed, and get a taste of China’s finest brews
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  • 4 hours
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$169.54
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$169.54
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VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show Tour with Authentic Dinner

VIP Seated Enduring Memories of Hangzhou Show Tour with Authentic Dinner

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Firstly, visit Hefang Historical Street. With brilliant culture and long history, it is regarded as a typical symbol of ancient Hangzhou. It represents the old story and showcases the folk culture of Hangzhou, which is an ideal place for shopping, to buy souvenirs, taste local snacks as well as savor the beautiful artifacts. Besides, there are some local popular restaurant, if you like, you can have dinner here, our guide will give you good recommendation. 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. Filmmaker Zhang is the mastermind of many renowned stage spectacles, including the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The show is praised “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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.16
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$127.16
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1 Day Hangzhou Private Tour

1 Day Hangzhou Private Tour

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Travel to Hangzhou from Shanghai on this all-day private tour. Discover the natural beauty of the capital of China’s Zhejiang province and see the main attractions including the Lingyin Temple, the Six Harmonies Pagoda, and the picturesque West Lake area, which has been known to influence Chinese poets and painters.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.00
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$312.00
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Hangzhou Day Tour with Private Vehicle

Hangzhou Day Tour with Private Vehicle

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You can walk or take a cruise dawdling around willow-fringed West Lake, one of the nation's top sights. The most famous city lake in China, it's vast, placid and beautiful in equal measure. With its pagoda-capped hills to the north, picturesque causeways and lakeside gardens and parks. You may also have a chance to photograph spectacular photos across the water to the setting sun.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$223.63
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$223.63
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VIP Seated Impression West Lake Show with Private Hassel-Free Transfer Service

VIP Seated Impression West Lake Show with Private Hassel-Free Transfer Service

See one of the best night shows in China during 50 minutes Impression West Lake Show near the lakeside in Hangzhou. Feast your senses on the spectacle of light, music, dance and treatrics of the show. It's a unique outdoor performance on natural setting. Mixed with the myths and legends of the West Lake, the show leads you to sweet thousand-year-dream. Come and enjoy the most amazing and beautiful spectacle you will see in your life. The round way transportation from Hangzhou hotel/train station on this tour is included to make your jouney more hassel free.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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