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Shamian Island
Shamian Island (literally translated as “Sandbar” Island), a 44-acre sandbank separated from Guangzhou by a canal, was given as a concession to the French and British governments after the First Opium War in 1841. The island quickly grew into a prosperous expat enclave where trading companies from Europe, the United States and Japan came to do business.

The stone mansions, churches, yacht club and sporting venues drew the envy of Guangzhou residents, who didn’t even have paved roads until the early 1900s. Local Chinese authorities restricted traders to the small area and forbade them from learning Chinese or bringing over their children and wives.

Today, many of the colonial mansions have been restored to their former glory, and the island, now partly pedestrianized, is home to a series of bars, cafes and boutique shops. The neo-gothic Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has reopened for worshippers in recent years and is worth a visit; along with the riverfront area along the Pearl River in the center of the island where locals come to fish or practice tai chi.
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Amazing Guangzhou Day TourFull-day Tours

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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Guangzhou Classic Tour,Zhujiang New Town, Qingping Market etc.Cultural Tours

Guangzhou Classic Tour,Zhujiang New Town, Qingping Market etc.

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Highlights Visit not only the new modern part of Guangzhou, but also hang around the old city downtownPrivate experienced English guide for a more personalized experienceAll entrance fees includedFree hotel pickup and drop-off includedTransit by public transport
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including LunchCity Tours

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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Private Guangzhou City Tour by Metro and Public BoatPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Guangzhou City Tour by Metro and Public Boat

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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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Ranking No1 Guangzhou Day Tour from Global Visitors:From old City to Modern CityCultural Tours

Ranking No1 Guangzhou Day Tour from Global Visitors:From old City to Modern City

This tour is Ranking No1 Guangzhou Oneday Tour from Global Visitors. Aiming to show you the essence scenic spots in Guangzhou. Visit Guangzhou in one day with a private guide who shows you the city’s culture and tradition. Introduce the funny story of the city with you in your own speaking language so that will let you have no gap between Chinese. Travel around the famous and popular attractions which will give you totally different idea about Guangzhou. During this tour, you will have a chance to visit Chen Clan Academy,Shamian Island,Shisanhang Museum,Lychee Bay,Cantonese Opera Museum,Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street,Zhujiang New Town,Canton Tower. Enjoy the delicious Cantonese lunch and snacks during the tour. It is absolutely the most classic tour route for the first-time visitors.
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Pearl River Night Cruise & Eveing Tour in Guangzhou with Private TransportNight Cruises

Pearl River Night Cruise & Eveing Tour in Guangzhou with Private Transport

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Witness the beauty of Guangzhou at dusk on this 1.5-hour evening cruise on the Pearl River, including private hotel transfers. With your private guide on-hand to point out all the highlights, you’ll glide beneath the striking Guangzhou and Haizhu bridges; pass glittering landmarks like Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion and Shamian Island; and see the magnificent White Goose Pool. Back on solid ground, enjoy a romantic stroll along the illuminated waterfront, before heading back to your hotel. 
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Guangzhou Golden City Tour:Chen Clan Academy, Shamian and Canton TowerCultural Tours

Guangzhou Golden City Tour:Chen Clan Academy, Shamian and Canton Tower

Visiting Guangzhou in one day with a private guide who shows you the city's cultural and historical highlights. Traveling between the landmarks by air-conditioned vehicle and absorb the bustling streets and architecture on the city’s ancient history and culture. Visit top Guangzhou attractions including the Yuexiu Park, Chen Clan Academy, Five Ram statue and Mausoleum of the Nanyue Kingdom; and stroll around the Beijing Road Ancient Avenue, see the colonial buildings on Shamian Island. Enjoy the tasty Cantonese lunch and finish at the Canton Tower which is the second highest TV tower in the world. There is no doubt that it will be a perfect choice for first-time visitors with limited time.Highlight:• Visiting the Five Landmark Scenic Spots of Guangzhou in 1 Day with leisure• Private experienced English guide for a more personalized experience
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Ranking No1 Guangzhou Day Tour from Passengers:From old City to Modern CityCultural Tours

Ranking No1 Guangzhou Day Tour from Passengers:From old City to Modern City

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This tour is Ranking No1 Guangzhou One day Tour from Global Visitors. Aiming to show you the essence scenic spots in Guangzhou. Visit Guangzhou in one day with a private guide who shows you the city’s culture and tradition. Introduce the funny story of the city with you in your own speaking language so that will let you have no gap between Chinese. Travel around the famous and popular attractions which will give you totally different idea about Guangzhou. During this tour, you will have a chance to visit Chen Clan Academy, Shamian Island, Shisanhang Museum, Cantonese Opera Museum, Canton Tower. Enjoy the delicious Cantonese lunch and snacks during the tour. It is absolutely the most classic tour route for the first-time visitors.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Half Day Guangzhou Tour with 9 OptionsCultural Tours

Private Half Day Guangzhou Tour with 9 Options

Have only a short amount of time to discover Guangzhou? Make the most of your stay, and see only the attractions that interest you most, on this half-day, private sightseeing tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off directly from your hotel. Create your own itinerary: choose four stops from a list of nine highlights, including landmarks like the Canton Tower, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, and more. At tour’s end, return to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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Amazing Guangzhou Golden City Tour and Pearl River Night CruiseCultural Tours

Amazing Guangzhou Golden City Tour and Pearl River Night Cruise

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Visiting Guangzhou in one day with a private guide who shows you the city's cultural and historical highlights. Traveling between the landmarks by air-conditioned vehicle and absorb the bustling streets and architecture on the city’s ancient history and culture. Visit top Guangzhou attractions including the Yuexiu Park, Chen Clan Academy, Five Ram statue and Mausoleum of the Nanyue Kingdom; and stroll around the Beijing Road Ancient Avenue, see the colonial buildings on Shamian Island. Enjoy the tasty Cantonese lunch.After that, you will go to take the Pearl River Night Cruise and enjoy the night view of Guangzhou. There is no doubt that it will be a perfect choice for first-time visitors with limited time.
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  • 12 hours
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Old Guangzhou City Tour: Chen Clan Academy,Shangxiajiu Street & Shamian IslandCultural Tours

Old Guangzhou City Tour: Chen Clan Academy,Shangxiajiu Street & Shamian Island

Wander around the local Cantonese street, experience the local Cantonese life, talk with local people and feel the culture here. This absolutely will be an unforgettable experience in your life. The theme of travel is to touch the essence of the local culture and grab the difference between the local and your hometown, and it is one of the most attractive parts of travelling. So in this tour, you will have a chance to experience the local life in Guangzhou, not only will give you a full picture of Guangzhou culture but also will let you have more idea about China. There is no doubt that it will be the most popular tour route for the visitors who loves old culture.Highlights • Visit Guangzhou in the oldest part and feel the local life• Read about the old Guangzhou history and know about the history of maritime silk road
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One-Day Guangzhou City Highlights Private TourCultural Tours

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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Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with carCultural Tours

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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Private Tour: 5-Day Tour from Guangzhou to YangshuoMulti-day Tours

Private Tour: 5-Day Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo

Start the tour from the bustle Guangzhou to explore the city, then take bullet train to Yangshuo to indulge into the picturesque river and mountain view. The attractions you will visit include Tomb Museum of Nanyue King, Academy of Clan Chen, Shamian Island, Canton Tower, Li River etc.
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  • 5 days
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Guangzhou Half Day Private Tour with Din Tai Fung MealBus & Minivan Tours

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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Guangzhou Typical City Tour: the modern and the old GuangzhouBus & Minivan Tours

Guangzhou Typical City Tour: the modern and the old Guangzhou

With the aim to give you more experience of Cantonese culture, this tour is going to show you some famous scenic spots of Guangzhou.There is no need to worry about the communication with the local Cantonese. Because there is a private guide who will take good care of you and show you the culture and tradition in Guangzhou. Travel around the famous attractions will give you more idea and feeling about Guangzhou.Highlight• Experience the most traditional Cantonese style alley• Travel around the landmark of Guangzhou• Traditional Cantonese cuisine lunch and snack
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  • 8 hours
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5-Hour Private Guangzhou Yumcha Tasting with Local Food Market ExperienceCultural Tours

5-Hour Private Guangzhou Yumcha Tasting with Local Food Market Experience

Famed as the “Eating Paradise”, Guangzhou or Canton has been well known for all different kinds of the delicacies and various food markets. Take this fully private food and culture tour with the local expert guide. Explore both old and modern parts of the city include the ancient park with Ming-Dynasty city wall, oldest pedestrian street, largest seafood market, historic colonial island etc while immerse yourself in the profound local culture, food and market scenes. Savor a delightful YumCha in the local popular restaurant to appreciate its culinary, tea culture and the relaxing ambience among the locals.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Private flexible Guangzhou City Highlight Tour with Dim-Sum TastingCultural Tours

Private flexible Guangzhou City Highlight Tour with Dim-Sum Tasting

Promising as one of the most dynamic cities in the Pearl River Delta ,with about 2000 years history, Guangzhou has its splendid sounds to offer. This fully flexible city tour take you to visit 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.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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Private Tour: 6-Day Tour from Hong Kong to YangshuoMulti-day Tours

Private Tour: 6-Day Tour from Hong Kong to Yangshuo

Start the tour from the bustle Hong Kong to explore the city with a full day, then move to Guangzhou to enjoy the wonderful Cantonese culture. Afterwards transfer to Yangshuo to indulge into the picturesque river and mountain view. The attractions you will visit include Star Avenue, Hong Kong Light Show, Victoria Peak, Tomb Museum of Nanyue King, Academy of Clan Chen, Shamian Island, Canton Tower, and Li River etc.
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  • 6 days
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Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local GuideBus & Minivan Tours

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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Guangzhou Private Explore Day Tour From Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home PortPorts of Call Tours

Guangzhou Private Explore Day Tour From Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home Port

Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home Port is a new port for the cruises. This private day tour will let the travelers explore the historical attractions in Guangzhou to learn the history. Please check your China Visa policy as per your nationality.
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Guangzhou Historical City Tour: Chen Clan Academy, Beijing Road,Shamian IslandCultural Tours

Guangzhou Historical City Tour: Chen Clan Academy, Beijing Road,Shamian Island

This tour is aiming to show you the old and historical scenic spots in Guangzhou. Visit Guangzhou in one day with a private guide who shows you the city’s culture and tradition. Introduce the funny story of the city with you in your own speaking language. Travel around the famous and popular attractions which will give you totally different idea about Guangzhou. Enjoy the delicious Cantonese lunch and snacks during the tour. It is absolutely the most popular tour route for the first-time visitors.Highlights • Visit the old and historical part of Guangzhou and feel the traditional culture• Private experienced English guide for a more personalized experience• Traditional Cantonese cuisine lunch and snack
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  • 8 hours
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Memories are made of Guangzhou with beautiful pictures in classical scenesLiterary, Art & Music Tours

Memories are made of Guangzhou with beautiful pictures in classical scenes

All of you can enjoy the beautiful scenes in Guangzhou within one day, but don’t you want to bring the memories of these with you along? Surely you can get your own memories from our particular trip of the picture-taking in Guangzhou. Our professional photographer will take you from the classical place to the modern spot to take your own pictures, Redtory( or you may choose Huangpu Old Village) , Shamian Island, Canton Tower, exactly punch card points in Guangzhou, plus taking the only tram here to get the best view of Peal River banks. Oh, you get rent the Hanfu clothes to wear in the whole trip to take pictures, and, get some fun.Highlight• Professional single-reflex follow-up photography, full film delivery, guarantee the bottom 40 photos per person
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A Dynamic Journey to Traditional Culture in Guangzhou:Lion Dancing ExperienceDance Lessons

A Dynamic Journey to Traditional Culture in Guangzhou:Lion Dancing Experience

Lion Dancing is an excellent folk art in China. Through many Kungfu movies, Lion Dancing is gradually recognized by all over the world. In this experience, you can not only watch the wonderful Lion Dancing Performance, but also learn the Lion Dancing techniques with guidance of the local professional Lion Dancing Team coach and train with the Lion Dancing team. You will experience the authentic lion dance in Foshan (near Guangzhou) during this amazing journey, the original birthplace of lion dance, enjoy it and learn some new tricks. Moreover, after the experience, you can also visit several popular scenic spots in Guangzhou for foreigners and experience the most traditional "Xiguan amorous feelings" in Guangzhou. This journey is rich in content and intuitive in feeling. It is a very good choice for tourists that eager to learn about Chinese culture.
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