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  • Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Duration:  13 hours (approx.)

Visit mainland China on a full day tour from Hong Kong and see some of China's iconic sights. You'll meet an adorable panda at a safari park, see an amazing display of Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and their horses, and tour the city of Guangzhou, formerly known as Canton.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Shekou Industrial Zone and Guangzhou
  • Catamaran ride to Shekou
  • Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses from Xian
  • See the Chinese panda at the Safari Park
  • Chinese lunch in Guangzhou
  • Afternoon Guangzhou city tour
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off
  • Informative and friendly guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Pandas and Terracotta Warriors! It's no surprise that this day trip to mainland China is so popular. You don't have to worry about getting a visa, and the super-scenic ferry ride to China and comfortable train ride back to Hong Kong are extra perks.

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What You Can Expect

Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong

Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors from Xi'an

Your full-day trip to mainland China starts with a 50-minute catamaran ride and coach trip to Shekou Industrial Zone, China's first Special Economic Zone. During weekdays, outside school holidays, you'll visit a kindergarten, and then it's on to a safari park to see the Chinese panda. If time permits, you'll also visit a market to experience everyday life in China.

Your visit to the Exhibition Hall in Shekou is a must, for the display of Qin Dynasty Terracotta Warriors and Horses unearthed in Xian, acclaimed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. You'll also see bronze wares more than 2000 years old, wall paintings, and porcelain and pottery from the Tang Dynasty also unearthed in Xian.

Your day trip continues to Guangzhou, one of the largest cities in southern China. After lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, you'll take a city tour of Guangzhou, the political, economic and cultural heart of Guangdong province. Highlights include the Six Banyan Tree Temple and the Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat Sen.

After visiting Guangzhou, you'll return to Hong Kong by express train to Kowloon Station and Hong Kong Island transfer.

Please note: Your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking. This is required for your China Group Visa.

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Nationality
  • Hotel name whilst staying in Hong Kong

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Wonderful. What a terrific, if very long, day. Michelle, our guide for the duration couldn't have been more helpful, informative or fun and Albert, who joined us once we arrived in Shenzhen, was a mine of information. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone, indeed, it has whetted our appetites for a longer trip to China in the near future.

Jim Bris
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This was a long day, but not too much walking, so overall very good and an interesting introduction to a changing China. We were collected at our hotel (City Garden HK Island) by Michelle at the allotted time (also confirmed prior to collection) and taken by bus to collect others around HKI. We then went through customs and immigration and took a 1 hour ferry ride to Shenzen where we were met by Richard (Michelle stayed with us all day too) and a comfortable coach. We did the Kindy thing first and then to the Cultural Museum. There are four selected "original" terracotta figures here and you get a brief overview of the history behind them. Next into the shop by the terracotta warriors for the "hard sell" aspect where they get you to hopefully buy jewellery mainly, but some miniature terracotta warriors too. The emphasis here is unfortunately not the warriors but more the jewellery - if anything, this was the low point of the trip and in my opinion, unnecessarily drawn out.
Next on to the zoo - which was almost empty when we arrived and the coach drives in up to the panda area - no chance to see anything else at the zoo aside from the pandas, nonetheless, quite interesting.

Long drive (2+ hours depending on traffic) to Guangzhou which was interesting although pretty much built up all the way. Lunch (quite late - so Michelle encourages you to buy snacks before you leave HK and can be eaten on the bus) next in busy Guangzhou - Cantonese and pretty authentic, although a bit rushed. Walk through some markets with interesting and live things for sale (warned of pick-pockets here - so be careful). Off next to a temple and then to the train station for a pleasant train journey back to HK, arriving back around 11.00pm.

They also take photos during the day and offer these for sale at days end - quite nicely presented.

Finally - tips are requested/suggested by Michelle.

A very interesting day for a first trip to China - probably not good for small children.

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