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Combine the best bits of Hong Kong with a glimpse of modern-day China on this private 4-day tour to Guangzhou, including accommodation, most meals and round-trip transport by train and ferry. Start your adventure in Hong Kong, where you can explore the buzzing Harbour City, cruise past Victoria Harbour and take in the views from Victoria Peak. Next, head to historic Guangzhou, where you’ll visit the legendary Chen Clan Academy, stroll the idyllic Yuyin Gardens, cruise along the Pearl River and climb the Canton Tower, China’s tallest building. 


  • 4-day, 3-night private tour of Hong Kong and Guangzhou
  • Experience the bustling commercial district of Hong Kong, including Canton Road and Harbour City
  • Take a ferry ride through Victoria Harbour for scenic city views
  • Ride the Peak Tram up to The Peak (Victoria Peak) and enjoy a spectacular aerial view of Hong Kong
  • Visit Chen Clan Academy and Shamian Island in Guangzhou
  • Enjoy a picturesque ferry ride across the Pearl River
  • Admire panoramic views of Guangzhou from Canton Tower
  • Marvel at Guangdong Province's beautiful scenery on a trip to Lotus Mountain and Yuyin Shan Fang
  • 3 nights of accommodation, most meals, a private vehicle and a friendly guide are all included

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Private Tour of Hong Kong and Guangzhou

Pearl River Night Cruise

With a private guide, see the best of Hong Kong and Guangzhou on this four-day, all-inclusive tour. First up is Hong Kong, a beautiful city of skyscrapers, mountains and a deep harbor. Explore the commercial center of Hong Kong both on foot and on a ferry through Victoria Harbour, and enjoy amazing views of the city on your way up to Victoria Peak.

You will then visit Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong province. With your guide, admire both the historical structures of the area and their stunning natural backdrops. You’ll also enjoy panoramic views of the city from the observation deck of Canton Tower, the tallest structure in China.

Please see the Itinerary below for more details on each day of the tour.


As this is a private tour, the time of day you eat your meals is flexible, depending on when you finish your sightseeing and guided tours. Breakfast is usually served in your hotels and other meals will be enjoyed at local restaurants where you can enjoy local delicacies.

Day 1: Arrival in Hong Kong
In the evening, meet your private guide in the lobby of West Hotel, where you will check in and be given a brief orientation regarding your activities for the upcoming days. Then have dinner at a local restaurant (own expense) and spend some time enjoying the city on your own.

Overnight: West Hotel in Hong Kong

Day 2: Hong Kong – Guangzhou (L,D)
Enjoy breakfast at any of the local restaurants around your hotel (own expense).

Spend the majority of the day getting to know the bustling city of Hong Kong with your private guide. Walk down Canton Road, a commercial street home to many upscale retail shops, business establishments and various shopping centers. Then step into Harbour City, the largest shopping and entertainment center in Hong Kong.

Next, experience one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hong Kong – The Peak. To get there, board a ferry and spend the next 10-12 minutes crossing Victoria Harbour on your way to Central, Hong Kong’s central business district. The cruise itself is considered a unique Hong Kong cultural experience by locals and tourists alike.

You will then take the Peak Tram up to The Peak, or Victoria Peak, as it’s officially known. The eight-minute tram will give you a spectacular perspective of the city with stunning views of Hong Kong Island and Victoria Harbour. Once you reach the top of The Peak, enjoy more panoramic views, as well as the lovely garden.

When your sightseeing in Hong Kong comes to an end, leave by train from the Hong Hum Station and head to Guangzhou. Upon arrival in Guangzhou in the late afternoon, enjoy a private transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Ocean Hotel in Guangzhou

Day 3: Guangzhou (B,L,D)
After breakfast, board the subway with your guide to visit the famous Chen Clan Academy, a symmetric academic complex of 19 buildings with nine halls and six courtyards. Marvel at the exquisite traditional Chinese architecture and the large collection of different Chinese artwork, from wood carvings to pottery.

From there, your guide will lead you to Shamian Island, a historical area that serves as a reminder of the European colonial period. Admire several of these colonial structures, like the French Catholic Church, the British Protestant Church and various bronze structures depicting Western figures from the past and present.

Then, board a ferry for a 20-minute cruise through the Pearl River and view the sights of the modern part of Guangzhou from the water. You will end at Canton Tower, an observation tower that stands at 1,968 feet (600 meters), making it the tallest structure in China. Head up to one of the observation rooms to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the city.

Overnight: Ocean Hotel in Guangzhou

Day 4: Guangzhou – Yuyin Garden and Lotus Mountain – Hong Kong (B,L)
When you’ve finished breakfast, head out on a trip to see some of Guangzhou’s beautiful landscapes. In a private vehicle, enjoy the drive to Yuyin Shan Fang (Yuyin Garden), one of the more famous gardens of the province. It has an ingenious layout consisting of pavilions, halls, bridges, lakes and hills. Stroll around the garden with your guide and take in the delicate artistic style of the temples and surrounding courtyards.

You will then be driven to Lotus Mountain (Lianhua Shan), appropriately named for the rocks that are formed in the shape of lotus flowers. Witness the unique scenery of its 48 red hills that boast both natural beauty and manmade sites. Admire the intricate architecture of one of the Buddhist temples, and see the majestic statue of Guanyin, made of 120 tons (109 metric tons) of bronze metal and 19 pounds (9 kg) of gold.

After your day of sightseeing and enjoying the Guangzhou outdoors, take a two-hour ferry back to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews


3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

Charles is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Tour to Guangzou is impressed.

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