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Private Tour: Hangzhou Tea Culture Day Tour

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    Stop At: National Tea Museum, Shuangfeng Country, Longjing Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000 China

    In the morning, you will be picked up by your tour guide from your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station with a welcome signage.

    Your first stop is China National Tea Museum, the only national museum dedicated to tea. The National Tea Museum is not only a exhibition center of Chinese tea culture but also a professional facility to collect tea cultural relics and materials. It is an important base for tea research and culture activities and, most importantly, a cradle to educate the world with Chinese tea art and culture. The area is serene and relaxing surrounded by groves of tea trees that are beautifully manicured. The exhibition is very comprehensive with descriptions in both English and Chinese.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Longjing tea fields, Longjing tea village, Hangzhou China

    Next to visit Eighteen Imperial Tea Bushes with famous Longjing tea. Longjing tea was granted the status of "Imperial Tea" in Qing Dynasty by Chinese Emperor Kangxi. Emperor Qianlong was also so impressed by the Longjing tea produced here that he conferred a special imperial status on those 18 tea bushes. The bushes continue producing premium Longjing tea and the tea they produce is auctioned annually for higher price per gram than gold.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Hangzhou Longjingshan Tea Cultural Village, No.268 Wengjia Mountain, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310002 China

    Lunch at the local tea farmer’s restaurant at your own expense with a beautiful view of the tea farm on the hills. Enjoy the local food cooked by the tea farmers.

    After lunch move to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting.

    Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes

    Stop At: QingHeFang, No.113 Gaoyin Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou China

    The final stop is Qinghefang Imperial Street, renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan. Walk with your guide along this road that stretches 1,310 feet (400 meters) and leads to the imperial palace of the Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960–1127). If you wish, stop at any of the snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silk. It is a good place to experience the life of Old Hangzhou, you can see the well-preserved old buildings, explore the interesting boutique stores, and choose your favorite souvenirs.

    Drive you back to your hotel or Hangzhou train station and your tour ends.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We booked this tour as first timers in Hangzhou. The tour took a full day and hit all major scenic tourist attractions. Our tour guide was David. He was terrific! He was knowledgeable, funny, relaxed, organised and speaks perfect English! He brought us around Hangzhou...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank NoreenD_B
    Reviewed 4 January 2019

    I am so thankful for all the positive reviews about this tour. I am about to give another thumbs up review for this tour. We are a family of 4 with a 9 year old and a 77 year old elderly. We decided to get...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Miss_Singapore
    Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

    Three of us booked this day trip to learn more about Chinese tea and culture. David was terrific! He met us at the train station in Hangzhou after we took the bullet train from Shanghai (a fun must!). We avoided any lines at West Lake...More

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    Reviewed 23 September 2018

    We travelled as a couple from Australia to Hangzhou in September. The weather was overcast and cooler than the previous hot days. David picked us up from our hotel and was immediately very welcoming and insightful. The car was very comfortable and water bottles were...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank James P
    hangzhouprivatetour, Manager at China Private Tours-Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

    Dear James, Thanks for your time for the excellent review. David is one of the best tour guide in our company.He said he enjoyed the tour with you very much!!!Looking forward your next trip with us in CHINA! Sincerely yours, Bonnie/Sam Guest Relations Manager Customer-care...More

    Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

    Our private day tour was excellent! David, our tour guide, was incredible knowledgable not only about Hangzhou but all China. Due to the typhoon warning the museum was closed so instead he took us to another tea village and to a bamboo forest, which was...More

    Thank lorenamT3153YO
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