Visit some of Hangzhou's most important monuments and discover intriguing legends, beautiful architecture and fascinating history on this guided tour of the Leifeng Pagoda and China National Silk Museum.
Leifeng Pagoda & Silk Museum Tour
Having been picked up from your hotel or meeting point at 8:30 am, we'll begin our guided tour of some of Hangzhou's most important places of interest. Following the Legend of the White Snake, one of the best known stories in Chinese culture, we'll head to the Leifeng Pagoda, located on Sunset Hill just south of the West Lake. We'll spend an hour and a half uncovering the mysterious stories that surround this eight-sided five-storey temple, which was originally built in 975 AD.
After exploring the pagoda, we'll head onwards to the National China Silk Museum, where we'll have the opportunity to learn how silk has been produced in the country for over 5000 years. What's more, we'll discover the importance of the trade route known as the Silk Road in Chinese history.
At 12:30 pm we'll stop for a well-earned break to enjoy a delicious lunch of typical Hangzhou delicacies in a local restaurant (not included).
With renewed energy, we'll continue our tour to the former residence of Hu Xueyan, an enormous complex where we'll bear witness to the luxurious way of life enjoyed by the wealthy at the end of the Qing Dynasty. Learn about Chinese architecture and admire the Zhiyuan Garden, home to the largest man-made cave in China.
Our next stop will be on Qinghefang Street, the city's most historic shopping street, where we'll spend an hour exploring. Stroll past its centuries-old shops and take the opportunity to buy some typical snacks, or choose to enter the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine to learn about traditional herbal-based treatments.
The tour will come to an end at around 5 pm, and the driver will drop you back off at your hotel.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
Private English language tour
Up to 3 peopleUS$ 290
Up to 7 peopleUS$ 345
Up to 12 peopleUS$ 425
Up to 20 peopleUS$ 535
8 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
Pick up from hotel or central meeting point.
Private and exclusive tour, there will be no one else in the group.
Entry to museums.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Hangzhou local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).