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Adam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This was a Great Tour, would thoroughly recommend if you have not been to Gunagzhou before or never scene the sites we had but just for business. It takes you round all the places in the city there is to see and you feel you have a real flavor of what the place has to offer. In all honestly the city only really has heritage wise what is on this tour, as a lot the place is new. By doing this tour you will see all you need to and feel you have discovered what there is to see. You also get a good flavor of the downtown, and the 20th Century part of the city as well. Our guide Katrina a local university student was great, she had good knowledge and buckets of enthusiasm, her English was also very good. So all in all if you don't know the city or were to start this is the tour for you!

John I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Even the heavy rain could not dampen the fascination of this city. The guide was excellent and clearly explained the places that we visited as indeed also the food at the excellent lunch. Highly recommended.

Rebecca M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Highly recommend - great mix of sites and wonderful meal (museum, temple, dim sum, shopping, Shamian Island) - and loved our guide!

Rita Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour is great as you are taken to the historical sights of the city. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and being a private tour meant that the driver of the van was ready and waiting for us each time. This made you feel special and being taken care of in such a busy and large city where English is not the first language.

Michelle C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

This tour was great! Our tour guide and driver picked us up on time at our hotel. The tour company called us the night before confirming our pickup time. The tour guide Jan-Ming? was very friendly and enthusiastic in teaching us about her city and culture. Our driver was quiet, but polite and absolutely fearless in traffic. We visited the burial site of the Nanyue King, the Temple of Six Banyan Trees, the Chen Clan Academy, strolled the streets of Shamian Island and along the Pearl River, had a nice lunch at a downtown hotel restaurant, and walked along a busy shopping street maybe Beijing Road?. There were a few shopping opportunities along the way. Overall, this was a great tour and an interesting learning experience. I highly recommend this tour.

Julie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

All of our group of five thoroughly enjoyed our full-day tour of Guangzhou. We were picked up on time and our driver (Chow?) was very good. He just materialised out of nowhere after each visit! All the places we visited were interesting and our guide Robert was very knowledgable and spoke perfect English. The Cantonese lunch was delicious! A very well-organised tour ~ thank you!

Mike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was fun. Our guide did a good job and the lunch was delicious.

Mai-ana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was for me and my 11 year old son. We were picked up from the airport, which did cost us extra, however it meant I had no hassle at all. The tour guide had very good English and was very knowledgeable, she was able to answer any questions we had about anything we saw. Would have liked her company at lunch to possible talk about some of the food, however the lunch was still delicious. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The tour was outstanding. Our driver called us at our hotel the night before the tour to arrange the start time. Our guide and driver picked us up promptly at the agreed-on time. Our guide spoke English very well, had grown up in the area, and gave us an excellent description of each of our stops. We stopped at a Buddhist Temple first. It happened to be the first day of the Lunar Month and there was a lot of activity there. We made two other stops before lunch. Both were very interesting and our guide told us about the history and customs at each stop. The lunch was excellent - very nice restaurant, very good food, and great service. We made three stops after lunch, including "Chinatown in China", as our guide joked. It was a great shopping district where the streets were closed off to traffic. The driver was excellent and the mini van was air-conditioned and very comfortable. It was a very educational, lively, and thoroughly enjoyable tour. I stongly recommend it. Guangzhou is large (17 million people) and would be extremely difficult to get around in without a good knowledge of the City. The tour made for a great day.

Susan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We only had 1 full day in the city so I convinced my husband that we should book this trip. It was definatly worth it. We were picked up from the hotel by our guide. Jack spoke fantastic English and was extremely knowledgable in the city and it's history. We saw lots of interesting things. The old kings buriel place was very interesting.
We had a lovely lunch and dropped off at the end of the day. It was a little expensive but we had a driver and a guide exclusively to ourselves for 6 hours. It was worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Deborah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

I highly recomend this tour, great guide who spoke english fluently and was very very knowlegeable and very willing to answer any questions we had. Great sights well worth the experience. Only disappointment was the lunch was in a restuarant that was a little run down but food was fine.

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

We only had a couple of days to spend in Guangzhou so we decided to book this whole day tour to take in the most of the city. We were very glad that we did. Frank, our tour guide, was very informative. The sites that we visited were all very interesting. But the comments and site-seeing between these was very interesting as well.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

I was on a business trip to Guangzhou with my colleagues and this tour is a wonderful intro to the city! Time well spent!

vivi United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

I loved it

cherie.wortley

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2015

Lili Lam was our tour guide - she was a very pleasant young lady and good company. She was prompt on all occasions. The tour was leisurely and enjoyable. We would have liked a little more history.

Debra L

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2014

This tour was interesting and our guide was helpful and friendly. However, it is expensive to go on
these tours and quite easy to get around by taxi so I would not recommend it.

Robert P

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
August 2014

We paid extra for a pick-up from the airport but couldn't find our guide. A clearer meeting point should be made.

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