Grand Canal and Culture of Hangzhou
Discover Hangzhou's ancient heritage on this introductory private day tour
- Hear stories of Hangzhou's ancient history from an expert, local English speaking guide
- Learn more about some important aspects of Chinese history at the China Fan and Umbrella museums
- Take a cruise on the incredible Grand Canal - a vast network of canals with a history dating back to the 5th Century
- Take a stroll in the iconic Dadoulu Historic Districts - one of the best preserved historic districts in Hangzhou where you can find old shops and restaurants
What to expect
Perfect for discovering the delights of beautiful Hangzhou, this ideal one day trip including lunch will take you around some of Hangzhou's most iconic sights. You'll start off at the Xiang Ji Temple, before moving on to Dadoulu Historic District where you'll see some fine examples of ancient Chinese architecture. Hangzhou was once described by Marco Polo as the 'the noblest city in the world' and on this trip you'll discover why. After lunch, enjoy a gentle cruise down the Grand Canal, dating back to the 5th Century! Once a terminus town on China's Grand Canal system, Hangzhou drew artists and poets alike from all over China. With an expert local English speaking guide on hand, learn all about Hangzhou's history up close and personal. The perfect Hangzhou experience!