Private Hangzhou Tea Plantation Tour from Shanghai

Summary

Depart from your Shanghai hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenery on the ride to Hangzhou. Listen as your guide explains the culture of Chinese Tea. Once arrived at Hangzhou, program begins in West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Hangzhou, originally constructed as a park for the emperor and dotted with pagodas, the park offers a wonderful example of Chinese landscape architecture. You will enjoy the most famous Hangzhou food nearby the lake. After lunch you will move on to visit the Tea Museum and go to Long Jing village where one of the most famous green teas - Dragon Well Green Tea is grown. You will also visit the tea garden where the Chinese emperor owns, learn how Dragon Well Green Tea is fired in a wok. During this unique day trip, You'll learn about tea in Chinese history and culture, learn the tricks behind making a great cup of Chinese tea and have a taste of the most famous green tea.  Customize your itinerary according to your interests and relish the flexibility of this private tour; venture to restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch (own expense) and then return to your private vehicle after a full day of Hangzhou exploration. Bid your guide farewell at your Shanghai hotel, where the tour concludes.

Tour info

Duration
10 hours
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Why take this tour?

Learn the basics of different teas, how they're grown, their use in cuisine and ritual, and some of the subtleties of tea appreciation. Situated in a fertile area of the delta southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou is renown for its particular variety of green tea, the most ubiquitous type of tea consumed in China. It is also home to one of the top tea science institutes in the country. As a result, it's the perfect place for learning about and sampling tea.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

  • Private tour

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Shanghai Pathways-Private One-day and Walking Tours

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About operator:

If you want unique & authentic tours to see the real Shanghai, come join us! We take you behind the scenes of a destination to reveal it's hidden gems and appreciate the Chinese culture. We believe this is the perfect style of travel experience for those who want to get off the beaten path and really connect with the destination. With English speaking Chinese guides who lives in Shanghai, you are assured a real local experience. The experience can be as short as a couple of hours, or a whole day, but in every case we will take you to interesting places to meet locals, and really see what makes the place tick.

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