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Hangzhou Tours : See Marco Polo's favorite city

Reputed as the “city of heaven”, Hangzhou has long been an inspiration for poets and painters. The city is also known as the “capital of silk”, “world’s finest and most splendid city” in eyes of Marco Polo, famous explorer in 700 years ago. For centuries, the imperial pleasure gardens, bridges over the Jing-hang Grand Canal, boating on the west wake are well preserved. Besides, the city also offers many themed museums, prosperous markets and mind-bending science showcasing the city’s development. We have a list of tours introducing the culture and beauty of Hangzhou.

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How to Plan Hangzhou Tours

Being one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, Hangzhou is traveler-friendly city. How to make wise decision from the city can offer? Here are some basic ideas for your trip plan.  

How much time do you have in Hangzhou?

One full day spared from your business, holding 24-hour free transit visa, or one day excursion from Shanghai, focus on the city’s highlights – West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Guo’s Garden.


Two days and one night is always perfect itinerary for most of travelers. But if you are planning a leisure travel, add one or two days to experience the luxury resorts, like Aman Fayun Hotel.  


Hangzhou is always part of the circuit – Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Suzhou, Shanghai. These cities are well connected with bullet trains within 1-3 hours and each of them can be entry port. We can tailor make a 5-7 days tour depending on your arrival and departure city.

When do you want to travel?

Hangzhou is beautiful all year around with annual average temperature at 16.2℃. However, spring is the most favored season. Walking along the lakeshore with sweeping willow and flowering trees or boating on the lake are really rewarded trip.


During Chinese holidays, there are plenty of tourists in Hangzhou. Avoid visiting it during Chinese holidays - the spring festival (usually in January or February, the date changes according to the lunar calendar), Labor Day (May 1-3) and the national holiday (October 1-7).

What kind of accommodation do you prefer?

Hangzhou offers all type of accommodation from Inns to super luxury brand. There are many good hotels sitting along the shore of West Lake. We have a list of recommendations catering for family visitors, honeymooners, kid-friendly travelers, luxury brand lovers as well as those on business trips.


Estimated budget for hotels in Hangzhou city: 3-star chain hotels cost $90-1020 on average; 4 stars are $120-$150; 5 star $150-$250, luxury hotels are $250+.

How to get to Hangzhou?

Being an important business center and a base for economy, Hangzhou is a popular entry port in east of China. It is also well connected with all other cities in Yangtze delta and onto other domestic big cities as well. Many of the tourist destinations can be reached within 1 hour to 3 hours, like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Huangshan.


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