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[4-Day Tour] Classic Hangzhou & Huang Shan (Private)

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Private Tour

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Huangshan | Hangzhou

West Lake | Lingyin Temple | Huang Shan
FREE cancellation at least 3 DAYS in advance

Check two of China's hottest travel destinations off your list in one trip! The gardens and traditional architecture of West Lake in Hangzhou and the misty peaks of Huang Shan (Yellow Mountains) await. Stroll through tree-lined Su Causeway as it crosses West Lake and the gardens and ponds of Flower Harbor Park. Spend another day seeing Fei Lai Peak and Lingyin Temple, both important Buddhist sights, and sample some of Hangzhou's famous tea at the Longjing Tea Plantation. From there, travel to famous Huang Shan and stay the night, waking up to watch the sun rise over the mountain before descending to Huangshan City to explore the local history and culture.

Details

Day 1 Hangzhou downtown hotel/train station pickup

West Lake (Xī Hú, 西湖) (about 2 hours)

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011, Hangzhou's premier tourist attraction, West Lake and its surrounding gardens, hills, rockeries, temples, pagodas and parks have for centuries inspired poets, officials and tourists with their beauty. This beauty pulls an estimated 12 million domestic tourists and half a million foreign tourists annually making it—and, consequentially, Hangzhou—one of China's most tourist-heavy locales.

Its placid waters and lush tree-lined shores, praised by emperors and poets alike, have been the setting of many famous events in Chinese literature and history. Board a vessel and cruise across the lake to view famous sights like Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai and Su Causeways and Solitary Hill. Flower Harbor Park, located next to Su Causeway, houses many of Hangzhou's most well known attractions, including Red Carp Pond and Peony Garden.

Hefang Street (Héfǎng Jiē, 河坊街) (about 1 hour)

Shop for souvenirs and snacks along Hangzhou's Hefang Street. A lively commerce center since the Song Dynasty, this pedestrian street is lined with shops and restaurants occupying traditional buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasty architectural style. Busy stalls selling various souvenirs add to the hustle and bustle of this famous street.

After that you will check in to the downtown hotel you've arranged in Hangzhou and the rest of the day is yours to spend relaxing or exploring the area. (Accommodation fee is not included in the price.)


Day 2 Hangzhou-Huangshan city (includes lunch)

Feilai Peak (Fēilái Fēng, 飞来峰) & Lingyin Temple (Língyǐn Sì, 灵隐寺) (about 2 hours)

Feilai Peak, 209 m (686 ft) tall, is a limestone mountain which is distinct from the sandstone peaks around it. Famous for its Buddhist grottoes and caves, the mountain also offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. Large stones scattered along the peak are said to resemble animals like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fleeing monkey.

The Lingyin Temple, which literally means "where the divine rest in seclusion," has long been considered one of the most important Zen Buddhist (Chán in Chinese, 禪) temples in China. Established in 326 AD, Lingyin is located at Feilai Feng, making it one of Hangzhou's most significant and popular attractions.

Longjing tea plantation (Lóngjǐng Wèn Chá, 龙井问茶) (about 1 hour)

The Longjing tea plantation is home to dragon well tea (longjing cha) one of China's most famous types of tea. Located in Meijiawu, the plantation is a legendary Hangzhou attraction where you can tour the grounds, learn about the complexities of tea and experience a traditional tea ceremony.

After Lunch at a local restaurant in Hongcun you will drive to Huangshan.

Tunxi Old Street (Túnxī Lǎojiē, 屯溪老街) (about 2 hours)

Located in Túnxī (屯溪), the central district of Huangshan City, Tunxi Old Street is a stone pedestrian street lined with old shops and restaurants in restored buildings, some originally dating back to the Song Dynasty, done in the traditional style of the region's Huizhou culture.

Stay overnight at the downtown hotel you've arranged in Huangshan.


Day 3 Huangshan city-Huang Shan (includes lunch)

Huang shan (Yellow Mountain, Huáng Shān, 黄山) (about 5 hours)

The craggy rock faces, hanging mists and clustered pines of Huang Shan create a lovely and distinctly Chinese landscape, one instantly recognizable from countless images on silk, paper and porcelain. The mountain range, consisting of some 70 peaks over 1,000 m (3,300 ft), spills across the southern province of Anhui in an exquisite jumble of scenic highlights—twisted lone pines clinging to stony spires, seas of clouds filling rugged valleys, and crystalline mountain spring-fed pools.

Climb up the mountain by Yungu cable car.

Enjoy stunning views from several viewpoints such as Shixin Peak (Shǐxìn Fēng, 始信峰), Lion Peak (Shīzǐ Fēng, 狮子峰) and A Monkey Gaping at the sea (Hóuzī Guān Hǎi, 猴子观海).

Lunch on top of the mountain

After lunch, it's time for more spectacular views from Paiyun pavilion (Páiyún Tíng, 排云亭), Feilai Stone (Fēilái Shí, 飞来石) and Brightness Summit (Guāngmíng Dǐng, 光明顶).

Stay overnight at the hotel you've arranged on Huang Shan.


Day 4 Huang Shan-Huangshan departure (includes lunch)

Early in the morning, enjoy a breath-taking sunrise over Huang Shan.

After that, go back to hotel and enjoy breakfast (not included).

Descend the mountain by Yungu cable car.

Lunch at the foot of mountain and then drive back to Huangshan city

Back in Huangshan city (Tunxi) you'll visit the Hukaiwen Chinese ink stick factory to find out how Anhui's famous calligraphy and painting ink sticks are made, or the Huizhou Culture Museum to learn about the local region's distinctive Huizhou culture. The itinerary is flexible depending on your train/flight.

After the tour ends, you'll be transferred to the airport/station for departure.


Please note:

-We recommend you book a train arriving in Hangzhou before 12:00 p.m.

-To request a tailor-made on this tour, please make a note in the "additional request" section while booking online or inform us by email at thingstodo@ctrip.com.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

-English-speaking tour guide

-Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

-Accommodation

-Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1. Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee (applied on per order basis).

-For departure dates during national holidays, if you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 4 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

2. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Zhou (18905591122) for any urgency.

3. Only credit card payments will be accepted. Once payment has cleared, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If credit card payment does not clear, your booking will automatically be canceled. In order to process your payment smoothly, we highly recommend you inform your credit card bank about this transaction in advance.

4. Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions. However, in such cases, Ctrip shall not change any services that have already been booked.

5. If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6. All listed meals are Chinese food. Please notify us ahead of time for any dietary restrictions (allergies, vegetarian, kosher, etc.).

7. Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

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