Hangzhou has been thrown into the international spotlight after playing host to the G20 Summit in September 2016. This tour gives visitors the chance to experience the best of this international city, long lauded as one of the most beautiful in China. Featuring prominently in this trip is Hangzhou’s West Lake, a UNESCO World heritage site that has inspired painters and poets from all over China for centuries. Boating and cycling around the lake, as well as witnessing the spectacular Impressions West Lake show (also the site of the glittering evening gala held during the G20 Summit), are some of China's most magical experiences. New for 2016, the tour adds a visit to the Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum Complex, where you can try your hand at some traditional handicrafts.
What makes this tour special:
In addition to West Lake, this tour explores Hangzhou’s other most famous export: tea. You'll have the opportunity to sample different varieties at a tea plantation and learn about the development of tea culture at the China National Tea Museum.
If you are a fan of modern architecture, ask if your guide can arrange a half-day trip to the China Academy of Arts’ Folk Art Museum designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, which evokes the rooftops of a traditional local village.