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Temples, palaces and pagodas: discover why Marco Polo described Hangzhou as "the most magnificent and elegant city in the world" on this free walking tour of the Chinese city.

Temples, palaces and pagodas: discover why Marco Polo described Hangzhou as "the most magnificent and elegant city in the world" on this free walking tour of the Chinese city.

Free Walking Tour of Hangzhou

Meet your guide at 10 am in the centre of Hangzhou, on the shores of the spectacular West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this beautiful natural space, home to numerous important monuments, we'll begin our free walking tour of the city that Marco Polo once called the most elegant in the world. What did the famous traveller see in it? We'll discover all on our tour!

Crossing over the famous Broken Bridge that spans the Bai Causeway, we'll learn all about the history of Hangzhou, and our guide will reveal one of the mysteries hidden in this beautiful area of West Lake... ever heard of the Legend of the White Snake?

Strolling onwards, we'll get to see the former temporary royal palace and a famous Hangzhou restaurant, before hearing all about the traditional local culture of seal engraving. Our tour will then come to an end at 1 pm in front of the Zhejiang Museum.

Important information

It is not possible to reserve this tour for groups larger than 6 people.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Fengqi Road Station.