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Once praised as the most beautiful city on Earth by the Italian explorer Marco Polo, Hangzhou has long been ranked as a popular tourist destination. In addition to fully enjoying the beauty of West Lake, our private Hangzhou tours and group day tours also enable you to learn about the traditional culture and appreciate the fine art at Six Harmonies Pagoda, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Village... Spending time in nearby Wuzhen or Nanxun Water Town will leave you with an unforgettable memory as well.

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How to get to Hangzhou?

Hangzhou, a charming city in southeast China, is easy to reach by air or by high-speed trains. It has good access to major cities such as Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Shanghai, Kunming, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Hangzhou Airport also operates regular international flights to and from some cities in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe and the United States.

How to Plan a Hangzhou Tour?

Generally speaking, 1 to 2 full days are enough to cover the best places of interest in Hangzhou city. If you get some extra time, you may also consider taking a side trip to one of the distinctive water towns nearby such as the pristine Nanxun and the popular Wuzhen. Besides, traveling to its neighboring cities such as Shanghai, Suzhou, Huangshan, Nanjing, or Shaoxing via convenient high-speed trains are worthwhile options for Hangzhou tour packages. If you contact us, we will be pleased to offer you some good suggestions on top 10 Hangzhou tours.
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What is the best time to visit Hangzhou?

Best time to visit: March to May & September to November

The climate in Hangzhou is warm and humid with four distinct seasons. The city is at its best from March to May, when the weather is usually gentle and lovely with beautiful flowers blossoming everywhere. From September to October, the sightseeing spots appear as multi-hued painter's palettes, making another great time for a Hangzhou vacation package. Though it is a little bit cold in winter from December to February, you can enjoy your trip without interference from massive crowds. If your time is flexible, we suggest you avoid travelling during middle June to early July, as well as August due to the plum rain season and occasional typhoons.
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Hangzhou comes into its most beautiful season!

Is visa-free transit available in Hangzhou and its nearby cities?

Yes, passengers from 53 countries or regions have been able to apply for the 144-hour visa-free transit permit at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport since Jan 30th, 2016. It allows travelers to stay as long as 144 hours to visit Shanghai as well as cities in Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces without holding a visa. In addition to Hangzhou, other tourist-favored destinations such as Suzhou, Nanjing and Wuxi are all within the visa-free range for a 1-7 days Hangzhou Tour. However, those who visit Huangshan in Anhui Province from Hangzhou still need to apply for a China visa.
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    4.734 Reviews
    Posted on May 16, 2021
    Hangzhou was a beautiful city. We had great flexibility of visiting with the group together and exploring the city on our own on this 2 days Hangzhou tour.

    We tasted many delicious Hangzhou dishes and snacks in a restaurant recommended by our guide. The hotel was outstanding and provided a great breakfast with many selections.
    Rob Veltri
    Posted on February 07, 2021
    Our guide was careful and responsible for our itinerary and accommodation. The facts about Hangzhou were explained concisely and on target. Sincere thanks for the efforts he put into arranging all the details. We were very satisfied with this Hangzhou tour!
    Colleen Costa
    Posted on November 25, 2020
    The accommodation was great, providing us with a cozy environment and amazing views.
    The Day 1 itinerary of the 3 days Hangzhou trip was a little intensive. We visited 5 attractions on the first day and the cruise on the West Lake was the most relaxing!
    The guide was devoted to explaining the beautiful scenery, so fascinating!
    Posted on August 12, 2020
    I had to say that my tour guide was excellent! She made detailed explanations for us when we visited Wuzhen Water Town and West Lake. Both of them were my favorite spots in Hangzhou. With her explanation, I had a deep understanding of Wuzhen Water Town and West Lake. I would like to go there with my friends again if time permitted. Sincere appreciation was going to my tour guide with her company in Hangzhou!
    Posted on July 13, 2020
    Whenever we arrived at a scenic spot, our tour guide could always give us an explanation in detail. She was so professional and knowledgeable! And she put everything in order and brought us a pleasant trip. In Hefang Ancient Street, a widely-known historical and cultural block in downtown Hangzhou, we enjoyed delicious specialties and visited various kinds of shops there. How unforgettable journey!
    Posted on June 22, 2020
    A perfect Hangzhou trip! On the first day, we took a cruise to visit West Lake. The West Lake was the must-see attraction in Hangzhou. Taking a cruise to visit West Lake, we were attracted by its beauty. From a distinctive perspective, Leifeng Pagoda was in sight. How interesting! We also tasted many local cuisines. They were so delicious!
    United Kingdom
    Posted on June 02, 2020
    With a professional and dedicated tour guide, our Hangzhou tour was exciting. We had a well-designed itinerary and considerate tour guide!
    Robin Call
    Posted on May 11, 2020
    Our handsome tour guide had much patience and maintained a high sense of responsibility.
    He organized a reasonable itinerary for us, including accommodation, eating, driving and travel. We had a great time on the whole Hangzhou tour with full of satisfaction. On the way to the destination, touching stories referring to culture, history, and local specialties of Hangzhou were told to us. They were attractive. With his efforts, our Hangzhou tour came to a happy ending. Sincere appreciation was going to my dedicated tour guide! ... More
    Emanuel Roberts
    Posted on April 14, 2020
    Our Hangzhou tour was over with a happy ending! My best memories were left in Wuzhen Water Town. It was an ancient water town in Zhejiang. This ancient town had many old houses lining up along the river and flagstone lanes as well as stone bridges. Walking along the stone paths, we had enjoyed the delicious specialties in the snack street and experienced the local customs. Wuzhen Water Town had four parts, including Dongzha, Nanzha, Xizha, and Beizha. And the last two were of great popularity. They were indeed beautiful! ... More
    Posted on March 30, 2020
    About 4 months ago, we ordered a 5 days Hangzhou tour to Huangshan on Travel China Guide. All the arrangements made by them were satisfactory including guides, hotels and attractions. The sightseeing of Yellow Mountain impressed me most. We took a Cloud Valley Cable Car up the mountain while enjoying the gorgeous snow beauty. Be sure to visit the Flying Over Stone, strange views of the sea of clouds and rime! No hesitation in recommending Travel China Guide to anyone wanting to visit China.
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