Guangzhou, China

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See Guangzhou in one day with a private guide who shows you the city's cultural and historical highlights. Visit Huacheng Square and Shamian Island, and stop at the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and the Guangzhou Museum. Get an in-depth look at the city's ancient landmarks and modern attractions, traveling by private vehicle and on foot. This comprehensive city tour is perfect for first-time visitors or people with limited time.

  • Full-day private city sightseeing tour of Ghangzhou, formerly Canton
  • Stroll through Huacheng Square and marvel at modern structures like Canton Tower
  • Visit Shamian Island to see western influences on Cantonese architecture
  • Explore the exhibits at Chen Clan Academy’s Guangdong Folk Art Museum
  • Go underground to the 2,000-year-old city at the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
  • Walk through Yuexiu Park and visit the Guangzhou Museum inside Zhenhai Tower
Upon pickup from your Guangzhou hotel, travel in a comfortable private vehicle to your first stop, Huacheng Square,

Take in the lush greenery as you walk through this modernized section of Guangzhou. See architectural landmarks such as the Guangzhou Opera House, Children’s Palace and the 37-floor Canton Tower – the tallest tower in the world. Then drive to Shamian Island to see historical buildings from the colonial European period. Learn about the British and French influences on the town's neoclassical architecture and design.

Next up, admire the rich decorations of the Chen Clan Academy, originally a temple that dates to the Qing Dynasty. Once used to prepare for imperial exams, the elaborately decorated building now houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum. Browse exhibits that feature Cantonese craftsmanship from Guangdong Province, including Chinese ink works, traditional embroidery and ceramics.

Have lunch at a local restaurant around midday, then continue your tour at the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, which dates back 2,000 years to the Han Dynasty. See cultural relics such as King Zhao Mo’s burial garment, made with more than 2,000 pieces of jade connected by silk thread.

From there, walk to Zhenhai Tower (Five Stories Pagoda) via Yuexiu Park. Enjoy the serene park, the largest in downtown Guangzhou, and walk by Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. When you reach the Ming-era Zhenhai Tower, head inside to visit the Guangzhou Museum. Tour the museum with your guide and see informative displays about Guangdong's history and culture.

At the end of a full day, your tour ends with drop-off at your Guangzhou hotel.


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, Jun 2016

Great tour! The tour guide was super helpful and great service overall!

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