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Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong

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icon14 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Hop aboard a catamaran and explore mainland China on this full-day trip from Hong Kong. Your guide takes you to some of the nation’s most iconic destinations, and to meet pandas at the Shenzhen Safari Park. Tour the thriving metropolis of Guangzhou and learn more about the Qin Dynasty’s terracotta warriors and their horses. Experience the beauty, history, and excitement of China’s third-largest city—formerly known as Canton—before returning by train. Lunch, transportation, and visas are included in the cost of this half-day trip.
  • Full-day trip to mainland China from Hong Kong with a professional guide
  • Ride a catamaran to Shekou Industrial Zone in Shenzen
  • Observe a Chinese panda at Shenzhen Safari Park
  • See terracotta warriors from Xian at Shekou’s Exhibition Hall
  • Take a guided afternoon tour of Guangzhou, China's largest trading port
  • Enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Pandas and terracotta warriors—it's no surprise that this day trip to mainland China is so popular. You don't have to worry about getting a visa, and the super-scenic ferry ride to China and comfortable train ride back to Hong Kong are extra perks.
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Pick-up is available from downtown hotels. Exact details to be advised upon confirmation of booking.
Local guide
Lunch
One-way catamaran
Air-conditioned vehicle
One-way express train (Guangzhou to Kowloon Station)
China group visa
Beverages
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour from selected hotels in downtown Hong Kong and Kowloon. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Kick off your full-day mainland China trip with hotel pickup in Hong Kong or Kowloon. Ride a local catamaran and coach bus as you make your way to Shekou Industrial Zone. This area once served as a base for foreign oil workers and is widely recognized as China’s first Special Economic Zone. Weekday trips include a visit to a local kindergarten to meet some children and see how Chinese schools operate.

Depart the school and head towards Shenzhen Safari Park to meet cute and cuddly pandas up close. Stationed along Xili Lake, this park is home to numerous species of protected animals, including Asian elephants, Siberian tigers and red-crowned cranes.

If time permits, make a stop at a local market to see how locals go about their daily lives. Purchase items and interact with mainland residents during this lively visit. Next it’s on to the Exhibition Hall in Shekou, where your guide leads you past Qin Dynasty terracotta warriors and horses that were discovered in Xian. Learn about their historical significance as you wander the halls of this impressive museum lined with bronze artifacts, sculptures and other artifacts that date back to the 3rd century. 

Continue on to Guangzhou—China’s third largest city. Enjoy a typical lunch at a local restaurant and then venture out on a sightseeing tour of this urban landscape. Learn about the politics, culture and traditions that drive this city once known as Canton, and pay a visit to several key destinations, like the Six Banyan Tree Temple.

End your day with a return trip to Hong Kong and an express train to Kowloon Station, followed by a Hong Kong island transfer. A friendly driver ensures you arrive safely at your hotel after a memorable day touring mainland China.

Please note: Your tour is not confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking, This is required for your China group visa:
• Full Name as per passport
• Date of Birth
• Passport Number
• Passport Expiry Date
• Nationality
• Gender
• Hotel name while staying in Hong Kong

Please make sure to send the copy of each passenger's passport which show the Full Name, Date of Birth and Passport number to complete the booking process.
Itinerary
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Shekou
Hop aboard a fast ferry and explore mainland China on this full-day trip from Hong Kong. Your guide takes you to some of the nation’s most iconic destinations, and to meet pandas at the Shenzhen Safari Park. Tour the thriving metropolis of Guangzhou and learn more about the Qin Dynasty’s terracotta warriors and their horses. Experience the beauty, history and excitement of China’s third largest city—formerly known as Canton—before returning by train. Lunch, transportation and visas are included in the cost of this half-day trip. • Full-day trip to mainland China from Hong Kong with a professional guide • Ride a fast ferry to Shekou Industrial Zone in Shenzhen • Observe a Chinese panda at Shenzhen Safari Park • See terracotta warriors from Xian at Shekou’s Exhibition Hall • Visit the children at a local kindergarten (not available during school holidays) • Take a guided afternoon tour of Guangzhou, including the Temple of Six Banyan Tree and Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall • Enjoy Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
Duration: 14 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you have continuous journey to Mainland China after your Hong Kong trip, you must hold a multiple entry China visa. It’s your own responsibility to apply for multiple entry China visa prior to the trip
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please note that the kindergarten is closed during school holiday
  • Please make sure to send the copy of each passenger's passport which show the Full Name, Date of Birth and Passport number to complete the booking process.(Please make sure to provide 5 work days before the departure date)
  • China Group Visa: Please note: Your tour will not be confirmed unless you provide the following information at time of booking:
  • Full Name as per passport
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Number
  • Passport Expiry Date
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Hotel name while staying in Hong Kong
  • Please note: Indian nationals must apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration online before they can visit or transit the HKSAR visa-free (if seeking to enter the HKSAR during transit). More detailed explanation, please check with Hong Kong Immigration Department
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There will be no visit to the kindergarten for the period 19 Jan - 18 Feb 2019 due to Chinese New Year holidays
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Hong Kong

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Guangzhou (Canton) China Day Trip from Hong Kong.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You are encouraged to take photos of the children as if they were a show." See review
  • "We spent a lot of time on the bus and the train, but if you want to get into mainland China from Hong Kong to see it and say you've been there, this is a great tour." See review

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Exciting trip...be prepared for long travel times
CLB2222
, Jul 2019
This tour does Shenzhen AND Guangzhou, which wasn't clear to me. The school and jade factory (boring) are in Shenzhen, then a LONG drive to Guangzhou and LONG trainride back. But worth it!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for your time writing to us and we are glad to hear that you enjoy the tour . We hope we can be of service in near future .
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Great day out
Wander12990201636
, Nov 2018
Had a great day out to china Alex the guide was very good and funny and so was the guide in China cannot remember his name. It was a long day but worth it
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You start your day 7am and return to...
Mark S
, Apr 2018
You start your day 7am and return to your hotel at 1130pm it was such a long day and you spend 80 of your day travelling to and from places. The kindergarten was good but not worth a stop. The terracotta warriors were very disappointing and is just really a stop to sell you jade jewellery. The panda stop was also disappointing they were sleeping and thats all u get to see would of been better to spend more time at the zoo looking around. Then you spend the next 3 hrs driving to Guangzhou having lunch at 4pm, also disappointing cold food, holes in table cloths etc, then from there we walk to the market which was good and then drive to the temple which was also good. Then you drive to the train station and wait there for an hour or so till you catch the train back to Hong Kong. The day would be much better if you caught the train both ways to Guangzhou and spent more time seeing the local attractions. The tour guides for the day were very informative and helpful. But be aware they do ask for a tip which I thought was a bit much especially how expensive the tour is and there are three of them to tip.
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Only negative was this is a very...
Neville M
, Feb 2018
Only negative was this is a very long day, 16 hours from start to finish, would be beneficial if you could join the tour at the ferry terminal as was 2 hours from being collected to getting on ferry. Guides were extremely knowledgeable.
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Alex, Albert and Bill the driver...
Leanne C
, Feb 2018
Alex, Albert and Bill the driver were great. A lot of information provided in a friendly and passionate way. A long but well timed day that gives you just a taste of China. What made this trip was one wonderful guide, Alex, accompanying the group from beginning to end.
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While visiting China was...
laffgirl49
, Jan 2018
While visiting China was fascinating, the Viatour guide Michelle rushed us through every location except a very small Jade museum with one terracotta warrior that then opened up to be a Hugh jewelry store, where we were given more then enough time to shop! Our tour started out with a sales pitch to buy a map and photos of what we were going to see that day along with a set of chopsticks. Most people in our group did not buy that. Our Dim Sum lunch which was delicious was very rushed. In and out in 20 minutes. When we went to visit the Pandas at a beautiful zoo, we took a few shots of the bears and then hurried back on the bus....never to see anything else at the zoo. When we went to see a monument and wanted to go inside, she told us no one could enter because they were having an important meeting inside that day, not sure that was true since I saw tourists all around the building. All in all, visiting China was fascinating but we would have preferred a tour that was not a forced march!
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Very interesting trip with...
the.dyertribe
, Jan 2018
Very interesting trip with knowledgeable guides Michelle and Richard who looked after us really well. The trip had lots of variety. A highlight was the kindergarten, as well as the history of the region.
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Excellent guide - mindblowing and eye...
Malcolm B
, Jan 2018
Excellent guide - mindblowing and eye opening day. Well worth the money.
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Another outstanding day trip to...
Susan K
, Jan 2018
Another outstanding day trip to mainland China using boat, bus and train. Fascinating look at two major cities in China. The sights, the people and the food. A must see and do adventure!
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Disappointing.Experience second...
Leeanne R
, Jan 2018
Disappointing.Experience second rate.Pandas behind a small glass enclosure in a zoo.The 4 warriors yes the only 4 displayed behind glass in a 'museum',or a jade retail outlet.Kindy saw us looking through windows to see classes in action. No interaction. Temple good , too long on bus. Save your money
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