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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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Private Tour: Best of Guangzhou Day TourFull-day Tours

Private Tour: Best of Guangzhou Day Tour

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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.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including LunchDay Trips

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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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 Private Tour with After Dinner and Pearl River CruiseDay Trips

Guangzhou Private Tour with After Dinner and Pearl River Cruise

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See Guangzhou by day and night on this private, 8-hour city tour, including a 2-hour cruise along the Pearl River. First, explore Shamian Island, and catch sight of the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Then, stroll down Guangzhou’s Zhujiang New Town area before popping into a local restaurant for dinner. End your tour by boarding a boat for a ride on the water where you'll take in views of the illuminated city at night, and see main highlights, such as Canton Tower.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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4-Night Hong Kong and Guangzhou TourMulti-day Tours

4-Night Hong Kong and Guangzhou Tour

Explore the top attractions of Guangzhou and Hong Kong on an independent 4-night tour that includes 4-star accommodation, transfers and guided tours. During your full-day tour of Guangzhou, visit Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, Chen Clan Academy, Zhenhai Tower, Guangzhou Museum, topped off with a Pearl River dinner cruise. In Hong Kong, take an evening city your to visit Victoria Peak and Sky Terrace, Aberdeen Harbor and the night life around Lan Kwai Fong. Includes accommodation, round-trip train between Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China visa and more.
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  • 5 days
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6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl RiverCity Packages

6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl River

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Journey from the gleaming skyscrapers of Hong Kong to the tranquil rice paddies and colonial towns of Southern China on this action-packed 6-day tour. Look out over Hong Kong’s famous skyline from Victoria Peak; cruise along the Pearl River in Guangzhou and learn to cook traditional Chinese dishes with a cooking class. Discover natural wonders like the Longji Rice Terraces and Reed Flute Cave in Guilin; take a scenic bike ride through Yangshuo and hike to Da Zhai in Longji. This private guided tour includes accommodation, meals and domestic flights.
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7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with TransportSelf-guided Tours & Rentals

7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport

Enjoy the best of both worlds on this independent 7-day tour of Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau, with guided sightseeing tours of each location, plus plenty of free time and flexibility. Admire the iconic Victoria Harbour skyline of Hong Kong, cruise along the Pearl River delta in Guangzhou and discover Macau’s UNESCO-listed landmarks, including the A-Ma Temple and the Ruins of St Paul. This action-packed tour includes 4-star accommodation with breakfast, private transfers and transport by train and ferry.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Customized Guangzhou Layover Tour with Dim-Sum MealBus Tours

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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Guangzhou Private Historical Highlights Tour with Dim Sum LunchPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Guangzhou Private Historical Highlights Tour with Dim Sum Lunch

Learn about the history of Guangzhou on this private 8-hour tour of the city, including round-trip transport and a dim sum lunch. Make stops at Chen Clan Academy, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, and Shamian Island. Plus visit Yuexiu Park, and see the Five Rams Sculpture and Zhenhai Tower.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Half Day Guangzhou Tour with 9 OptionsHalf-day 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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  • 5 hours
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Private Full Day Tour: Amazing Guangzhou Old and New Highlights Bus Tours

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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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Guangzhou city tour and Pearl River day cruise with a local guide Full-day Tours

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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  • 7 hours
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Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with carBus Tours

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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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  • 4 to 7 hours

Half-Day Private Tailor Made Guangzhou City Tour with Dim-Sum OptionBus Tours

Half-Day Private Tailor Made Guangzhou City Tour with Dim-Sum Option

Make full use of your short stay in Guangzhou by taking this fully customized half day tour with the local expert guide. Experience the city like a local by visiting the beautiful parks, famed temple, memorial hall, markets as well as some of magnificent historic sites. Get a great overview of the city’s culture, life and sounds that it has to offer, optional Dim-sum meal allow you to savor the best local delicacies. Enjoy the flexible departure time based on your own schedule.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Outstanding Cultural Private 7 hour Tour of GuangzhouFull-day Tours

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Outstanding Cultural Private 7 hour Tour of Guangzhou

This is a private tour only for your group. 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.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing With LunchFull-day Tours

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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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  • 7 hours

One Day Old Guanghzou Photography TourFull-day Tours

One Day Old Guanghzou Photography Tour

Immerse yourself in the historical highlights and cultural delights of Guangzhou on a private 8-hour guided tour. Walk around the old quarters of the city like Westside Mansion, Lychee Bay, Shamian Island, and Enning Road; delve into Cantonese Opera Art Museum with exhibitions. Witness the city's rich heritage at Yong Qing Fang and Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family. You'll also do some shopping at Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street before driving back to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Guangzhou full day sightseeing tour from morning to eveningBus Tours

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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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3 Days Guangzhou Airport Layover TourMulti-day Tours

3 Days Guangzhou Airport Layover Tour

If you’re wondering what you are going to do during your long layover in Guangzhou, check top things to do on this tour itinerary and experience local history and culture. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide throughout your experience.
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  • 3 days
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5-Hour Private Guangzhou Yumcha Tasting with Local Food Market Experience Private Sightseeing 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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  • 4 to 5 hours
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5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food TastingHalf-day Tours

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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Guangzhou Relics and Scenic Private Day Tour With the LunchDay Trips

Guangzhou Relics and Scenic Private Day Tour With the Lunch

Visit highlights of Guangzhou including Yuexiu Park and Five Ram Statue and Zhenhai Tower, Chen Clan Academy, Shamian Island,GuangXiao Temple with this private Guangzhou day tour.You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guangzhou hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Guangzhou Bus Travel ExperiencesOvernight Tours

Guangzhou Bus Travel Experiences

Hi! this is Albert, an English tour guide/translator in China. I have been working as a tour guide since 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Guangzhou University. Do you want to travel with a local? Do you want to travel with your big group friends together in a bus in Guangzhou? Travelling with us is like with your FRIENDS! See you in China!
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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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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