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Private Tour: Best of Guangzhou Day Tour

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Stroll through Huacheng Square and marvel at modern structures like Canton Tower
  • 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
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Private English-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch
Entrance fee of the listed sightseeing sights
Gratuities to tour guide and driver (Optional)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your Guangzhou hotel at downtown area
Dates: Daily
Return point: Your Guangzhou hotel

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall is an academic temple in Guangzhou, China, built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors' accommodation. It has hundred years history, very famous in Guangzhou.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Shamian Island
Shamian is a sandbank island in the Liwan District of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The island's name literally means "sandy surface" in Chinese. The territory was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing government in the 19th century. The island is a gazetted historical area that serves as a tranquil reminder of the colonial European period, with quiet pedestrian avenues flanked by trees and lined by historical buildings in various states of upkeep. The island is the location of several hotels, a youth hostel, restaurants and tourist shops selling curios and souvenirs.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
It is the second emperor's mausoleum of Nanyue empire, the history is longer than 2000years.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Yuexiu Mountain
Yuexiu mountain, also known as Yut Sau Shan 、Yut Sau HillorMount Yuexiu, is located in Yuexiu District, Guangzhou. It once formed the northern end of the old walled city, though most of the walls have been dismantled and the city has now expanded far beyond it. Its grounds now form Guangzhou's Yuexiu Park, which remains one of the most famous tourist attractions in Guangzhou, including beautiful natural surroundings and ancient sites.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Huacheng Square
Huacheng Square is the largest city square in the city of Guangzhou. The square is situated on the city axis in Zhujiang New Town, occupies a 56-square-kilometre-large (22 sq mi) area with Haixinsha Island to its south and Huangpu Avenue to its north.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY China Comfort Travel

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