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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.
Side trip to Suzhou
Day trip to Wuzhen Water Town

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.
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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    4.819 Reviews
    Paulina Lord
    USA
    Posted on November 30, 2019
    Excellent service and communication regarding show tickets (enduring memories hangzhou/impression west lake). The tickets were waiting for us upon arrival. :)
    Mark
    USA
    Posted on November 25, 2019
    I went to Hangzhou in August and really enjoyed myself on the Hangzhou tour. During this trip, what impressed me most was Six Harmonies Pagoda, which enjoyed a representative ancient pavilion-style tower in China. As one of the most famous pagodas in Hangzhou, it attracted many people. Based on the explanation from our tour guide, we knew that it was the best place to watch the splendid Qiantang River Tide with its height advantage and special location. It was so lucky to see such a splendid sight! Very stunning!!! ... More
    Ewald Leuthold
    USA
    Posted on November 05, 2019
    I was very satisfied with this trip. We had a visit to Lingyin Temple which was the combination of the fascinating nature and humanity landscape, including towering old trees, crystal streams, majestic halls, and the ancient temple. What’s more, our tour guide was easy-going and qualified. I would like to express my sincere thanks to her!
    Philip Capel
    UK
    Posted on October 30, 2019
    So far I am satisfied.
    Israel Chiang
    Mexico
    Posted on October 24, 2019
    This was a great experience. My guides, Ocean in Shanghai and Clara in Hangzhou, they´re lovely. Thank you very much.
    Shelley
    United Kingdom
    Posted on October 14, 2019
    What a pleasant trip to Hangzhou! Our guide was considerate. With beautiful sunshine, we were taken to West Lake for a cruise. The boat was slowly moving ahead and a subtle breeze was blowing by. So relaxing! Along the way, we had seen the famous Leifeng Pagoda and the scene of Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds from a distance. It was a wonderful Hangzhou tour!
    Vikram
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 25, 2019
    During the Hangzhou tour, I saw hundreds of books in Zhaoming Academy in Wuzhen Water Town. In the water town, weeping willows along the two sides were beautiful! Taking a boat, we enjoyed the picturesque surroundings of the town, watched the special aquatic dwellings and saw the local people's style of living. A great time!
    Monika Morreira
    New Zealand
    Posted on September 17, 2019
    We enjoyed this Hangzhou tour very much. With a well-planned itinerary, we had much fun during this trip. As well, our tour guide offered us the best service. Great gratitude was extended to her!
    Gordon
    USA
    Posted on September 09, 2019
    What a fantastic trip to Hangzhou! Our tour guide was dutiful and reliable. I would like to choose her as my tour guide on my next Hangzhou tour!
    Pamela
    Malaysia
    Posted on September 03, 2019
    Referring to our itinerary, it was full of ease and very reasonable. The beautiful views, tasteful food as well as comfortable accommodation were covered. All of these attributed to my qualified and kind tour guide. Thank you!
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