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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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    4.88 Reviews
    Posted on August 19, 2019
    When I arrived in Hangzhou, I had a good rest. The next day, I visited Xizha in Wuzhen Water Town. Xizha had a long history, we could see delicate stone carvings, varied stone bridges, flagstone paths, and black-awning boats floating over the flowing rivers. I was so happy to see such beautiful scenery on a good day! I also visited the Dye-house, were hanging a lot of the printed cloths. It was interesting to learn this traditional Chinese handicraft. The Hangzhou, Wuzhen tour was amazing!
    Kevin Paolino
    Posted on August 11, 2019
    The sights in West Lake Scenic Area were fantastic. I would like to travel there again if time permitted. I really enjoyed my Hangzhou tour!
    Posted on August 05, 2019
    We had a wonderful time in Hangzhou. We took many photos of the beautiful sights. In the afternoon, we climbed Peak Flown From Afar. The path winded through the high peaks. On top of the mountain, it was cool to have a cup of Chinese green tea. I loved the Hangzhou tour!
    Robyn Saechao
    Posted on July 30, 2019
    The Hangzhou tour was great! The fine weather, nice tour guide, beautiful sights, and delicious food really left me a deep impression. I would like to go there again!
    Anja MacMillan
    Posted on July 24, 2019
    Great satisfaction and highly recommended! I had fun in the Hangzhou tour. Firstly, I would like to express my sincere thanks to my tour guide who was earnest, charming and benevolent. Secondly, my great appreciation was going to my driver. He was dedicated and reliable. As I arrived at Wuzhen Water Town, I loved the town immediately! It was so beautiful!
    United States
    Posted on February 17, 2019
    Our trip to Hangzhou was brief, but the schedule was consistently complicated by my changes. Due to previous commitments I had to make constant changes in our schedule up to our date of arrival. My office contact, Emily took my changes with grace, humor, and constant support. I am most grateful to her tolerance of my requirements. This tour was my third tour with this company, but certainly not my last. I have found everyone extremely helpful and cooperative to my requests. I will be planning another trip in October. My tour leaders in Hangzhou were also excellent. Their knowledge of subject was complete plus they had a great deal of knowledge of the world outside of China. Most impressive! Their command of English was some of the best that I've heard during my three years of visiting and working in this country. Please use me as a constant supporter of TravelChinaGuide. ... More
    Rosalind Salzman
    Posted on February 12, 2019
    So far, so good. I will write a review after the trip. Awaiting final documents/vouchers/information.
    Posted on February 02, 2019
    The other reviews are right - the Romamce is the Song Dynesty show is not to be missed. Stunning to watch. Dinner was ok -