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Shamian Island Tours and Activities

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Beyond Guangzhou’s soaring skyscrapers, discover another, older side of the city when you visit Shamian Island. A sandbank island in the heart of the city that once served as a busy port, Shamian Island was divided between British and French concessions in the 19th century. Today, it’s known for its heritage architecture and ample charm.

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Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour

Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour

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Get to know historical Guangzhou on a full-day sightseeing tour. Traveling between the landmarks by air-conditioned coach, absorb the bustling streets and architecture as your driver-guide sheds light on the city’s ancient history and culture. Visit top Guangzhou attractions including the Chen Clan Academy, Five Ram statue and Guangzhou Museum; and see the restored canal of Lizhiwan Brook, and colonial buildings on Shamian Island. Enjoy a tasty Cantonese snack lunch along the way and finish at the Six Banyan Temple, an ornate Buddhist complex crowned by a beautiful pagoda.
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  • 8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.48
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US$79.48

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

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Explore important cultural sites in the city of Guangzhou (formerly Canton) on a full-day sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable private guide. Travel by private vehicle and on foot to go in-depth on visits to Chen Clan Temple and the Guangdong Folk Art Museum on-site, the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Six Banyan Temple and Shamian Island. Your tour includes informative commentary from your guide, along with lunch at a Chinese-style lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$149.00
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US$149.00
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5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting

5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting

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Participate in this 5-hour walking tour of Sai Kwan area in the western region of downtown Guangzhou where it possesses special architecture of Lingnan style to see delicate handmade article and sample delicious Cantonese cuisine. Experience the local life and customs of Guangzhou off of the beaten paths. Travel the hundred of years old official Wharf, British and French Concessions, traditional Chinese Medicine Market, and Taoist Temple...etc. to learn the history and customs of Guangzhou.
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  • 5 hours
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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US$71.80
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Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

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Hi this is Candice and Zack from Guangzhou Local Tours Co.,Ltd and we have been dedicated in providing diverse customized private tours for foreign visitors in Guangzhou for the past 5 years. Born and raised in Guangzhou as local natives, with fluent English and full enthusiasm, we are very proud of our hometown and feel obliged to present the best Guangzhou to any traveller who step on our motherland, and we are keen on sharing with you the profound knowledge and culture of our historial and beautiful city.^_^. The most popular 100 sites in Guangzhou are displayed below in the itinerary, and for a standard 7 hours full day tour we could visit 4-5 places in general with a stop for lunch or dinner at a local restaurant for authentic traditional Cantonese food and Chinese tea. Half day or full day city tour bookings are available on Tripadvisor, but contact us directly by email for custom request or cheaper offer options, thank you and wish you have nice days to Guangzhou:)
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  • 4 to 7 hours
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US$150.00
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US$150.00
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Hongkong to Guangzhou(by bullet train) one day private tour

Hongkong to Guangzhou(by bullet train) one day private tour

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This tour is suitable for those who come visit Guangzhou from HK by highspeed train in the morning and back to HK in the evening in one same day, without staying a night in Guangzhou.There's highspeed train commuting between HK and Guangzhou so makes it easy to drop a visit to Guangzhou even you have your accommodation and limited time in HK. We will pick you up at Guangzhou south train station(the bullet train station) to start the tour, visit the major sites in downtown Guangzhou and at the end of the tour, drop you off at the same train station for your return train back to HK.This is a tailor-made private tour only for you (your group), highly flexible and the itinerary could be customized based on your interest or special request. The tour incorporates both driving and walking, for sightseeing as well as trying some local food. We will follow up with you to firm up the itinerary after you book this tour on Tripadvisor.^_^.
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  • 7 hours
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US$190.00
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US$190.00
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Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise Ticket (Redemption Required)

Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise Ticket (Redemption Required)

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Prebook this evening boat cruise ahead of time, and get a a front-row peek at Guangzhou’s glittering skyline by night. With convenient ticket redemption right at the dock of Dashatou Wharf, it’s easy to have a stress-free night out. Glide along the Pearl River, and admire the city’s top landmarks along the way, from the Canton Theater to the low-lying Ersha Island. Cruises depart every twenty minutes.
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  • 1 hour
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US$60.52
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US$60.52
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Guided Cycle Tour of Guangzhou

Guided Cycle Tour of Guangzhou

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Explore the best of Guangzhou during this 4-hour small-group cycling tour of the city’s center. Start in the oldest parts of the city and meander through hutong alleyways and outdoor markets, stopping for visits at places such as the City God Taoist Temple, People’s Park and Ersha Island. Approaching present-day Guangzhou, visit the Canton Tower and the famous Guangdong Museum and Library. Learn about the city’s rich history from your local guide and travel at a leisurely pace as you bike along, stopping to snack, take pictures and chat with locals along the way. 
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  • 4 hours
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US$67.45
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US$67.45

Private Pick-up From Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Hotels in City

Private Pick-up From Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Hotels in City

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This is a hassle free one way private transfer service from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) to downtown Guangzhou. Your driver will meet you at passenger pick-up area of arrival hall, and send you to the hotel or place you want to go in Guangzhou. Enjoy luxury private car service for tour or business trip in a sedan or MPV. You will experience professional chauffeur, reliable and prestigious car service all the way. Smoke-free vehicles are guaranteed, and baby seats are available (please note while booking).
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  • 1 hour
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US$67.00
per group
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US$67.00
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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Private Transfer

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Private Transfer

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Enjoy a convenient and private transportation between Guangzhou airport and your hotel at Guangzhou. You will be greeted by our driver and transferred directly to your destination. * Meet and greet at arrival hall * Our drivers can track your flight, so they can be on time for your airport pick up/ drop-off. Free waiting for any flight delay issues. * 24/7 Help Center for any changes/updates to your ride *Cancel at least 24 hours prior to your service and get a full refund *Wide array of vehicles according to your needs *All-inclusive fare
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
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Half Day Layover Trip in Guangzhou

Half Day Layover Trip in Guangzhou

Don’t just stay in the airport: make the most of your Guangzhou layover, and embark on a whirlwind sightseeing tour of the city. Meet your group in the morning directly at Terminal 2 in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, and set off via air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll visit a number of key attractions, including the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, the Canton Tower, and the Guangzhou Opera House. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Cantonese dim sum meal before returning to the airport.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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US$66.67
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US$66.67

Private Full Day Tour: Amazing Guangzhou Old and New Highlights

Private Full Day Tour: Amazing Guangzhou Old and New Highlights

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Guangzhou, also known as “Canton”, one of the most modern cities in the Pearl River Delta, with about 2000 years history. This private one day 8-hour city tour takes you to experience the dynamic Guangzhou and its remarkable old and new historic sites with your own local expert guide .Discover the popular sites such as Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Five Ram Statue, Thousand year old Bayan Tree Temple, Shamian Island , world-class modern architecture such as Canton Tower, Opera House ,Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Library and more .Flexible itinerary catering to your own preferences. Enjoy a delightful Cantonese Dim Sum lunch or dinner with the recommendations from the guide. Private transportation ensures a more relaxing and exclusive experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$151.80
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US$151.80
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Guangzhou city tour and Pearl River day cruise with a local guide

Guangzhou city tour and Pearl River day cruise with a local guide

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See Guangzhou’s highlights in one day and experience the city like a local on a 7-hour private trip by metro and public boat. Using public transport makes for easy exploring while providing real insight into city life. See the Five Rams statue, visit the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, enjoy a Pearl River cruise to the Canton Tower, and more. A dim sum lunch, selected entrance fees and transport included.
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  • 7 hours
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US$139.00
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US$139.00
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One-Day Guangzhou City Highlights Private Tour

One-Day Guangzhou City Highlights Private Tour

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Experience the highlights of Guangzhou on a private, full-day sightseeing tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with your own private guide, visit top attractions such as Shamian Island, the Five Ram Statue and Guangzhou Museum, set in the 5-story Zhenhai Tower. Learn fascinating facts about Guangzhou’s ancient, medieval and colonial past from your expert guide, and delve deeper into the city’s history at the Chen Family Temple and mural-coated, 2,000-year-old Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. A delicious Chinese lunch at a local restaurant is included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$143.34
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US$143.34
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Private Customized Guangzhou Layover Tour with Dim-Sum Meal

Private Customized Guangzhou Layover Tour with Dim-Sum Meal

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Turn your long layover in Guangzhou into a tour of the city with your local expert guide on this fully flexible private tour, which includes round-trip transportation from the airport. Discover the best of this dynamic metropolis along pearl River Delta. See top attractions such as Canton Tower, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou Opera House,Huacheng square , visit amazing Qing Dynasty Chen Clan Ancestral temple, appreciate the spectacular architectures and amazing local folks ,arts crafts , enjoy a leisure walk in the green lush Yuexiu Park and more alongside a guide with extensive knowledge about Guangzhou; or work with your guide to create a customized itinerary that suits your interests. Additionally savor a delightful Cantonese Dim-sum from the region.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$206.67
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US$206.67
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Private Guangzhou History and Culture Tour with Dim-Sum Option

Private Guangzhou History and Culture Tour with Dim-Sum Option

Explore the wonderful historic and cultures sites in Guangzhou on this exclusive private tour with a knowledgeable guide, learn the city’s fascinating history and culture behind its modern prosperity. Visit Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall to admire the great father of Republic China, appreciate the spectacular architectures and amazing local folks ,arts crafts at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall , immense yourself in the fascinating history in the Mausoleum of Nanyue King, take a relaxing stroll along the former “ French and British ” concession at Shamian Island. Upgrade the tour with the delightful local Dim-Sum lunch or dinner to savor the city’s best gourmet.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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US$98.47
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US$98.47
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Private VIP Guangzhou Full-day Tour: Canton Tower Lunch, Night Cruise and More

Private VIP Guangzhou Full-day Tour: Canton Tower Lunch, Night Cruise and More

This VIP private day tour will let you explore Guangzhou by visiting Canton Tower, Shamian Island, Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum, Beijing Road, and Pearl River. At 9:30am, you will be picked up from your Guangzhou hotel. Firstly you will visit the nice Lychee Bay area in the old town. Then you will head to the Shamian Island, which is famous for the European architectural buildings. Then you enjoy the buffet lunch at the revolving restaurant on the 106th floor in the Canton Tower. You will also view the entire city on the 107th floor of the 6000-meter-tower. It is interesting to learn the early history in Guangzhou back to 2000 years ago in Nanyue King Tomb Museum after lunch. Beijing Road is a wonderful place for shopping and view food, snacks, shoes, clothing etc. Take a night cruise at 7pm to view the lights beside the Pearl River, that is one of the must-do things in Guangzhou. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel where the tour concludes.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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US$337.44
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US$337.44
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Small Group, Guangzhou Day Tour, Cultural Sites, Modern CBD, Local Guide

Small Group, Guangzhou Day Tour, Cultural Sites, Modern CBD, Local Guide

This is a small group tour to explore the old and modern Guangzhou with a local guide. You will visit the cultural sites including the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period, Academy of Chen Clan, Shamian Island, Pearl River, and Canton Tower...etc.
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  • 8 hours
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US$81.03
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US$81.03

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing With Lunch

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing With Lunch

This is a private tour only for your group. The listed price of 350USD is fixed for per group(1-5pax). Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour by comfortable vehicle and on foot. This private full-day tour with a friendly local guide is a great introduction to the former city of Canton. You’ll visit numerous cultural attractions and historical landmarks such as the Chen Clan Temple and its Guangdong Folk Art Museum, the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and Six Banyan Temple. Your tour includes a visit to Shamian Island and a Chinese-style lunch. Private transport with professional driver is included, from hotel pick up, travel from one site to another during the tour, to hotel drop off at the end of the day with ease and comfort.
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  • 7 hours
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US$358.98
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US$358.98
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Guangzhou Half Day Private Tour with Din Tai Fung Meal

Guangzhou Half Day Private Tour with Din Tai Fung Meal

This private tour will let you have a quick look of the city Guangzhou with included Din Tai Fung meal. There are morning and afternoon departure for the tour, and you can choose either 8:30am or 2 pm departure. You will be picked up from your centrally located Guangzhou hotel lobby, then start the city tour with a local guide. The attractions are Academy of Clan Chen, Six Banyan Temple, Shamian Island, Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Lychee Bay, and Flower City Square. You will also view the stunning Canton Tower before your lunch (morning departure) or dinner (afternoon departure). Din Tai Fung is a renown Taiwanese dumpling restaurant, where you will taste the steamed dumplings and yummy vegetables. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel where the tour concludes.
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  • 5 hours
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US$199.00
Price varies by group size
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US$199.00
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6-Day Private Tour from Guilin to Guangzhou

6-Day Private Tour from Guilin to Guangzhou

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guilin and Guangzhou with this private 6 days tour from Guilin. You will be picked up from Guilin hotel and dropped off at Guangzhou.
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  • 6 days
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US$1,371.73
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US$1,371.73
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Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local Guide

Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local Guide

This exciting sightseeing private tour by private transfer and on foot with a friendly local guide will offer you a great opportunity to know the historical city Guangzhou.
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  • 9 hours
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US$239.00
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US$239.00
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10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo and Nanning by car

10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo and Nanning by car

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guangzhou,Guilin and Nanning with this private 10 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Nanning.
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  • 10 days
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US$2,625.65
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US$2,625.65
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Private Guangzhou Best Day Tour with Canton Tower, Baiyun Mountain and More

Private Guangzhou Best Day Tour with Canton Tower, Baiyun Mountain and More

Explore Guangzhou’s top sites on this fully guided private day tour, visit the natural landmark at Baiyun Mountain, city’s iconic building at Canton Tower and marvel at the amazing city skylines at 433Meter star observation deck. In addition, pick some other popular local places you like to visit in the city. Enjoy flexible departure based on your travel scheduled. Travel with your own knowledgeable guide to get great overview of the city, culture, custom and life.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$221.80
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US$221.80
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Private Guangzhou full day sightseeing tour from morning to evening

Private Guangzhou full day sightseeing tour from morning to evening

This private tour is suitable for those travellers who only have one day available for tour in Guangzhou and desire to learn as much as possible about Guangzhou in one whole day's tour(11-12 hours) from morning to evening. Usually it takes two days to cover the major attractions in Guangzhou, yet this tour will let you explore the most popular sites in Guangzhou combined in one day. You will have a knowledgable local English-speaking guide to accompany you to visit and explain each top sites in Guangzhou and help you achieve a deep understanding of the city. Private transport with professional driver is included, from hotel pick up, travel from one site to another during the tour, to hotel drop off at the end of the day with ease and comfort. And you will have a chance to bite into the famous traditional Cantonese food, tea and dim sum as lunch/dinner with the guide during the tour. Only you and your family/your group will participate as this is a private tour.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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US$185.00
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US$185.00
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Should I book Shamian Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shamian Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Shamian Island 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shamian Island costs USD 25.00. Guided Shamian Island tours start around USD 25.00 per person.
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