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Shamian Island Tours and Activities

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Beyond Guangzhou’s soaring skyscrapers, discover another, older side of the city when you visit Shamian Island. A sandbank island in the heart of the city that once served as a busy port, Shamian Island was divided between British and French concessions in the 19th century. Today, it’s known for its heritage architecture and ample charm.

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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$149,00
Price varies by group size
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US$149,00
Price varies by group size
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Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour

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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79,48
From
US$79,48

Guangzhou Private Tour with After Dinner and Pearl River Cruise

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$184,75
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US$184,75
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Private Customized Guangzhou Layover Tour with Dim-Sum Meal

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$206,67
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US$206,67
Price varies by group size
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Guangzhou Private Historical Highlights Tour with Dim Sum Lunch

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$182,34
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US$182,34
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Private Half Day Guangzhou Tour with 9 Options

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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$204,11
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US$204,11
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Private Full Day Tour: Amazing Guangzhou Old and New Highlights

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$151,80
Price varies by group size
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US$151,80
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Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150,00
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US$150,00
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Guangzhou city tour and Pearl River day cruise with a local guide

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
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$139,00
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US$139,00
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Half-Day Private Tailor Made Guangzhou City Tour with Dim-Sum Option

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$94,36
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US$94,36
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Guangzhou Private Explore Day Tour From Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home Port

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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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$204,11
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From
US$204,11
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6-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin

6-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guangzhou and Guilin with this private 6 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Guilin.
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  • 6 days
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US$1 343,59
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From
US$1 343,59
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Amazing Guangzhou Private City Tour - Half Day

Amazing Guangzhou Private City Tour - Half Day

This is a private tour only for your group. The listed price of 350USD is fixed for per group(1-5pax). Contact us if your group is more than 5 people. Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour. You'll visit many cultural attractions and historical landmarks with the company of a knowledgable English speaking guide. Learn about Guangzhou’s rich past, sights and culture, absorb the sights, sounds and atmosphere along the bustling streets. Visit Chen Clan Academy to experience traditional Lingnan architecture, arts and culture. See the European colonial buildings on Shamian Island, Lizhiwan Brook canal and Five Ram statue. Delve into the Guangzhou Museum in Zhenhai Tower and visit the Six Banyan Temple. And savor a traditional Cantonese dim sum 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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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$350,00
per group
From
US$350,00
per group
Taking safety measures

26-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Chengdu with the Driver

26-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Chengdu with the Driver

Visit highlights of China including the Gaungdong, Guangxi, Guizhou,Yunnan and Sichuan provinces with this private 26 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Chengdu.
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  • 26 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$4 102,57
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From
US$4 102,57
Price varies by group size
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10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin and Nanning

10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin and Nanning

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guangzhou,Guilin and Nanning with this private 10 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Nanning.
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  • 10 days
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US$2 523,08
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From
US$2 523,08
Price varies by group size

 6-Day Private Tour from Guilin to Guangzhou

6-Day Private Tour from Guilin to Guangzhou

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guilin and Guangzhou with this private 6 days tour from Guilin. You will be picked up from Guilin hotel and dropped off at Guangzhou.
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  • 6 days
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US$1 371,73
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US$1 371,73
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Guangzhou private day tour to Gulong Canyon Glass Skywalk Bridge and waterfalls

Guangzhou private day tour to Gulong Canyon Glass Skywalk Bridge and waterfalls

Get away from the busy and hectic city and embrace the amazing natural beauty among the vast mountains, valleys, water falls etc. Marvel at the world’s longest and widest sky bridge while stepping on its 99% transparent glass path. Immerse yourself in the ultimate fun while take in its fantastic view of the areas. Travel with your own knowledgeable guide to get great understanding of the region and culture.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$240,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$240,00
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5-Hour Private Guangzhou Yumcha Tasting with Local Food Market Experience

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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$117,95
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From
US$117,95
Price varies by group size
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Guangzhou Day Tour- Cantonese Culture and Life Experience

Guangzhou Day Tour- Cantonese Culture and Life Experience

Visit highlights of Guangzhou including Have dim sum for breakfast in the morning,Shangxia jiu shopping street, Qing ping market, Hualin temple,Chen clan Academy,Shamian island with this private Guangzhou day tour.You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guangzhou hotel.
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  • 8 hours
From
US$241,03
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US$241,03
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Guangzhou Private Tailor-Made Day Tour with Canton Tower and Other Highlights

Guangzhou Private Tailor-Made Day Tour with Canton Tower and Other Highlights

Enjoy a fully guided private day tour to discover the amazing Guangzhou or Canton city from its old and new perspectives. Marvel at the city’s spectacular skylines from 433M tall observation deck at the Canton Tower, visit the ancient ancestral temple at Chen Clan, find Guangzhou’s historic footprints at Charming Island, parks. Fully tailor-made itinerary catering to your own travel needs.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$194,25
Price varies by group size
From
US$194,25
Price varies by group size
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10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo and Nanning by car

10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo and Nanning by car

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guangzhou,Guilin and Nanning with this private 10 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Nanning.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$2 625,65
Price varies by group size
From
US$2 625,65
Price varies by group size
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1 Day Historical Guangzhou Layover Tour from Airport

1 Day Historical Guangzhou Layover Tour from Airport

Acknowledge spectacular local customs, history and architecture alongside a guide with extensive knowledge about the city, get to know historical Guangzhou by visiting Liurong Temple, European-style Sacred Heart Cathedral and Shamain Island.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$260,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$260,00
Price varies by group size

3 Days Guangzhou Airport Layover Tour

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
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$670,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$670,00
Price varies by group size

Guangzhou highlights private day tour with lunch

Guangzhou highlights private day tour with lunch

This is a private tour only for your group. The listed price of 350USD is for per group(up to 5 person), contact us if you are more than 5 people. 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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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$350,00
per group
From
US$350,00
per group
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Should I book Shamian Island tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shamian Island can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 54 Shamian Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Shamian Island 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shamian Island costs USD 71.80. Guided Shamian Island tours start around USD 71.80 per person. See all 54 Shamian Island tickets and tours on Viator.
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