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Witness the beauty of Guangzhou at dusk on this 1.5-hour evening cruise on the Pearl River, including private hotel transfers. With your private guide on-hand to point out all the highlights, you’ll glide beneath the striking Guangzhou and Haizhu bridges; pass glittering landmarks like Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion and Shamian Island; and see the magnificent White Goose Pool. Back on solid ground, enjoy a romantic stroll along the illuminated waterfront, before heading back to your hotel. 


  • 1.5-hour night cruise on the Pearl River in Guangzhou with a private guide
  • Admire breathtaking views of the illuminated city skyline
  • View famous landmarks like Zhuhai Square, Aiqun Mansion and Shamian Island from the water
  • Pass under Guangzhou Bridge, Haizhu Bridge and Jiefang Bridge and more!
  • Waterfront stroll plus round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou with Private Transport

Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou with Private Transport

After hotel pickup by private vehicle, your guide will accompany you on your two-hour cruise along the Pearl River – the largest river in Guangzhou as well as China’s third largest waterway. The cruise will take the front river route, passing downtown and the loveliest scenery along the waterfront.

Start your cruise from White Goose Pool, also known as ‘Night Moon over the Goose Pool’ – one of Guangzhou’s top attractions. Your guide will tell you the legend about the deep, jade water, which has charmed visitors since ancient times with reflections of light on a moonlit night.

As you float past Guangzhou’s famous landmarks, listen to historical anecdotes about each site. You’ll see Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangdong Art Museum and Guangdong Overseas Chinese Museum – all located on Ersha Island. Imagine the splendor of the 210-foot (64-meter) high Aiqun Mansion (Aiqun Hotel), once considered China’s highest building.

Passing under Haizhu Bridge and heading north, take in the lights at Haizhu Square, once referred to as the 'Red Heart of the Pearl River.’ Your guide will point out Ta Ying Lou on the west bank, and discuss its mix of Chinese and western architectural styles. You’ll see the North Gate Square of Sun Yat-Sen and the noteworthy architecture on Shamian Island, admiring the beauty in their reflections on the Pearl River.

Once you’ve cruised under all ten bridges – including Guangzhou Bridge, Haizhu Bridge and Jiefang Bridge – your guide will accompany you on a waterfront stroll before returning you by private vehicle to your hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

My wife and I thought the Pearl River Night Cruise a quite remarkable experience. Never before have we seen lighting used in the way it is on the Pearl. Brilliant fireworks have their place in ephemeral displays of light, colour and spectacle, but the elegance and the sheer number of riverside features, buildings, bridges, boats, ferries, all illuminated by the brilliant placement of lighting, made for a memorable experience for us both.
It is a trip we highly recommend that any visitor to Guangzhou take in. Thanks to you and our guide on the night.


4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

All credit to the tour guide Ms.Maggie Ho for a wonderful tour.
Speaks good English.

Donald R

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Great view on top of Boat Guide was very talkative

Debra L

1 star rating: I do not recommend this October 2014

To be honest this tour was very disappointing. It was very expensive for my daughter and I to go on.
We could not understand our guide easily. We were taken to the boat and he left us and advised
there would be an english translation of the Pearl River. This was not the case and we didn't have
a clue what the landmarks were. It was by far the worst tour I have ever done and I booked 2 in
Guanzhou in China and 2 transfers in Rome with Viator for this holiday.

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