Meet your private guide at Hangzhou Railway Station or your hotel lobby in downtown and set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle.
The first stop is the famous West Lake; it has influenced not only poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historical relics but also has been one of the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers. It was awarded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 because it reflects "an ideal fusion of humans and nature." You can take a private rowing boat cruise (at your own expense ) to get away from the bustling crowd and to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of West Lake. Otherwise, you will walk around the lake with your guide.
Next visit Guo's Villa, Considered to be the best existing traditional private garden in Hangzhou and a great place to relax and revel in the beauty of Song-era tea houses and pavilions. Only local people come to this garden to enjoy their leisure time. The villa not only provides you with a better understanding on this Chinese old "leisure capital" but also is an ideal place for photography.
Continue your tour to Longjing Green Tea Plantation and Village (Meijiawu), the origin of the most famous variety of green tea, Longjing, in china with beautiful natural scenery. (There are many tea houses in the village and you will have a chance to sample local tea). Interestingly, at a local tea grower's tea house, you could learn how to prepare local delicacies if you are interested. Learn to cook local dishes. If you don’t wish to cook, just sit back and enjoy their flavors.
Later on, you will be able to explore the bamboo lined path at Yunqi. This is a 1km (0.6 mile) stone-paved path that cuts through dense bamboo forest all the way to Yunqi Valley. It is an ideal and quiet place to get away from the crowds for leisure stroll.
Your final stop is Qinghefang Old Street, a good place to experience the lifestyle of Old Hangzhou since it is the epitome of historic Hangzhou. It is also a great place for shopping, food.
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