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Afternoon Tour: Canton Tower, Chen Clans Academy and Pearl River Cruise

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

While staying in the port city of Guangzhou, take advantage of all its must-see spots on this tour, which includes pickup and drop-off from downtown hotels. Go from admiring sights at the top of the hourglass-shaped Canton Tower to exploring the 19-building Chen Clan Academy complex. Stop for an authentic dinner of Southern Chinese cuisine before finishing with an hour-long cruise along the Pearl River.
  • Guangzhou tour
  • Visit Canton Tower and Chen Clan Academy
  • Enjoy a dinner of Southern Chinese cuisine
  • Stop by the Wanling Market to pick up some souvenirs (own expense)
  • Cruise along the Pearl river by boat for an hour, and pass under 10 famous bridges
  • Dinner, entrance fees, and Guangzhou hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Must be 10 years of age or older to go on this tour
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Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transfer to the tour sites
Professional and friendly English speaking guide
Traditional Southern Chinese cuisine dinner
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Guangzhou city centre.

Departure Time

1:00 PM
Get picked up from your hotel in Guangzhou in time to begin your city tour.

First up on the day’s agenda is the Canton Tower. The 1,954-foot (595-meter) tower is one of the tallest TV towers in the world. Once you get to the top, take your time admiring the views around the city. After, visit Chen Clan Academy. The academy was established in 1894 as a place for students to prepare for their imperial exams, and it consists of 19 buildings, nine halls, and six courtyards.

Stop to rest and enjoy an included dinner, and then head over to Wanling Market where you can walk off your meal and shop for souvenirs (own expense). 

The last part of your day trip is the 1-hour boat cruise along the Pearl River. Pass by sights such as the White Goose Pool, Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion, and the Guangzhou Hotel. Plus, admire famous bridges such as Renmin Bridge, Haizhu Bridge, Guangzhou Bridge, and Jiefang Bridge as your boat travels under them. When the cruise ends, hop back in your vehicle for a ride to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Canton Tower
Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Guangzhou city centre and bring you to the first stop of the visit, the Guangzhou TV and sightseeing tower. This building, also known as Canton Tower, is the symbol of the city, and it is one of the highest structures in the world. From the sightseeing platform you can enjoy incredible views that you won’t be able to get elsewhere of Guangzhou and surrounding areas.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
After the TV tower, we will take you to visit Chen Clan’s Academy, also known as the Guangdong Provincial Museum of Folk Art. The academy was established in 1894 in Qing Dynasty, as a place for students to prepare for their imperial examinations, examinations students were required to take in order to join the civil service in the Qing Dynasty. The Chen Clan Academy consists of 19 buildings in total, with nine halls and six courtyards. The complex forms around a north-south axis, which is very common throughout China. The architectural styles are great examples of traditional Chinese architecture and you will also have the chance to see beautiful southern art pieces such as wood carvings and pottery, that also help give a better idea about how people lived. After this visit you will enjoy a traditional Southern Chinese cuisine dinner followed by a visit to the Wanling Market to do some shopping. Do not forget to bargain!
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pearl River (Zhujiang)
In the evening, we will take you for a Pearl River cruise, when you’ll be able to revel at Guangzhou’s modernity as the sparkling lights on both riverbanks pass by, and the moon reflects on its waters creating a magical atmosphere. Night cruises start from the White Goose Pool and end at either the Guangzhou Bridge in the east or the Baihedong (White Crane Cave) in the south. During the one-hour cruise visitors will be able to experience the beauty of the Pearl River and sights such as the White Goose Pool, Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion, the Guangzhou Hotel and the European architecture of Shamian Island buildings. The ship also passes under ten famous bridges including Renmin Bridge, Haizhu Bridge, Guangzhou Bridge, and Jiefang Bridge. After that, we will bring you back to your downtown hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 2 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Beijing Variarts Tours Activities Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Alvin C
, Nov 2019
Appreciate that they email and reconfirm with you days before the actual tour. Our guide was efficient and accommodating. Arrived on schedule. Overall a pleasant experience.
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