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1. From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day
Benefit from pick-up at your Guangzhou hotel at 07:00 and transfer with your guide to Guangzhou Nan Railway Station (Guangzhou South). Catch the bullet train to Shaoguan, about 1 hour's journey to the north. Upon arrival in Shaoguan, travel to Danxia Mountain, declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "China Danxia" in 2010. Climb to the summit of Zhanglao to experience the highest peak of Danxia Mountain, and get bird's eye views of the surrounding outcrops of the mountain range. Marvel at the curious rock formation of Yang Yuan Stone, ("Male/Father Stone") and its remarkable resemblance to a phallus. After a quick snack, continue to the Buddhist monastery of Nanhua Temple. Known for its Buddha statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Amitabha in the Grand Hall. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch before returning to Shaoguan Railway Station to catch the bullet train ba...
2. Guangzhou Night Tour
Meet your guide at 4:00 PM pm in the lobby of a centrally located hotel, and start the night tour in Guangzhou. Head to Lychee Bay where you will view the old Xiguan buildings with traditional Canton Style, arch bridge and stage. Be transferred to Beijing Road to wander around the shopping street. Enjoy a Dim Sum dinner at local restaurant. Afterwards, take a cruise on the Pearl River for about one hour and enjoy the fantastic river views and the lights on both sides of the Pearl River. Later, visit Canton Tower which is the third highest TV tower in the world. If you are interested, you can buy the entrance ticket to the top of the Tower. Be transferred back to your hotel at around 10:00 PM.
3. Guangzhou Day Tour By Metro & Boat
At 9:30 am, your guide will wait for you at outside Exit A, Yuexiu Park station for Metro Line 2. Then you will climb up Yuexue Park to view the token of the city, 5 Rams Sculpture.The local legend goes that five immortal beings wearing robes of five colours came to Guangzhou on the backs of rams. Each being carried rice and gave it to the people as a sign that Guangzhou would be free of famine. A sculpture was erected in Yuexiu park in 1959 to pay tribute to this story, and to the origins of the name Guangzhou (meaning five rams). Afterwards you will walk to the Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period, where you will go inside the original tomb that was excavated in 1983 while constructing a hotel here. The tomb proves the long history of Guangzhou that can be tracked back to 2200 years ago. There is an exhibition hall to display all kinds of relics excavated in...
4. Full-Day Guangzhou Highlight Coach Tour
See the top square in Guangzhou, Huacheng Square where locals enjoy themed and leisure activities. Afterwards, go to the Guangdong Province Museum and see a magnificent exhibition. Later proceed to Guangzhou Opera House. Appreciate and take a picture of the futuristic exterior of this masterpiece by Zaha Hadid. From here, you will have a distant and grand view of Canton Tower. Later, you will explore the InBev International Beer Museum inside the tower. Listen to the insightful stories of beer by the commentator. The last destination is Beijing Road Pedestrian Street. You will be dazzled by the bountiful choices for shopping and cuisine, try as much as you can. Do not miss the glass panels on the ground which cover the ancient road from the Song dynasty 960 AD to 1279 AD. The tour ends in Beijing Road Pedestrian Street. You can choose to go back to your hotel by coach or spend the ni...
5. Guangzhou: Cantonese Opera and Pearl River Night Cruise
Have you already seen the well-known streets and attractions in Guangzhou? Set out for a must-try on the water. Hop onto a cruise and enjoy the one and only Cantonese Opera on water. This 1.5–hour evening tour offers you the chance to experience Cantonese Opera and the sparkling night view along Pearl River. The Cantonese opera show on the cruise starts at 8:00pm. The whole cruise tour lasts 1.5 hours, so you have some leisure time on the deck of the cruise after the opera. As you board the cruise, take a seat in the arena, you can expect a wonderful night featuring a ferry in a ferry, a story within a story. The Cantonese opera on the cruise includes two programs: A Tale of Cantonese Opera, lasting 40 minutes, and Blooming Flowers and Full Moon, for 15 minutes. Then you will enjoy a 30-minute on–board sightseeing tour as the cruise sails on Pearl River. After disembarking, you will b...
6. From Guangzhou: Zhaoqing Full-Day Private Tour
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Guangzhou at approximately 07:00, and then journey to the historical city of Zhaoqing at the foothills of Dinghu Mountain in Guangdong Province. Learn the origins of the mountain's name from its resemblance to a Chinese bronze vessel known as "Ding." Upon arrival, climb the mountain, where the peaks rise above ancient towering trees, and get spectacular views of the waterfalls, historical buildings and trees of verdant green. Continue to Seven Star Crags for a closer look at the limestone rocks situated in and around Star Lake directly across from Paifang Square in downtown Zhaoqing. Wander around the park and soak up the natural splendor. The crags are naturally arranged in the same formation as the 7 stars of the Big Dipper constellation and offer spectacular views of Star Lake and its migratory birds. Return to Guangzhou and get drop off at your...
7. Kaiping Private Day Tour From Guangzhou
At 8.00 am, your guide will pick up you from your hotel and take a ride 2 hours to Kaiping where you visit Liyuan Garden, Zili Village. In Kaiping there are many Diaolou(Watch towers) that are listed as cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Kaiping Diaolou and Villages were built by overseas Kaiping people during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These buildings take three forms: communal towers built by several families and used as temporary refuge, residential towers built by individual rich families and used as fortified residences, and watch towers to defend agaisnt local banditry. Then you will visit Chikan old town to view the local rural life before lunch. Afterwards you will be transferred back to Guangzhou, drop off at the hotel where the wonderful day trip concludes.
8. Guangzhou Chimelong International Circus Evening Tour
Your circus tour starts after a pick-up from your hotel in the late afternoon between 5:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Ride a coach to Guangzhou Chimelong International Circus and take a seat in the open-air amphitheatre or upgrade to first-class ticket for a closer and more interactive views of the stage in the centre area, just by paying a little extra in booking process. As the performance starts, leave out all the rest and immerse yourself in the concerto presented by skilled acrobats, dancers, and agile animals. The lights, the colors, the sounds, most importantly the breath-taking performers make for an exciting experience. From clown acts, dances, magic, to carnival parades and exciting stunts such as tricks on high wires and fiery wheels. The 1.5-hour show ends with a diving performance. Outside the circus arena, take a easy stroll or browse in gift shops and restaurants before catching y...
9. China, Hong Kong and Macau: eSIM Data Plan
Enjoy a high-speed data pack to stay connected with your friends and family on WhatsApp and seamlessly check up on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter throughout your trip to China. Access all these Apps and websites without being restricted by the Chinese firewall or using a VPN, providing you with connectivity if you are going to China, Hong Kong, or Macau. This data plan comes with an eSIM and you don’t have to switch SIM Cards between your devices anymore. Simply scan the eSIM profile then follow the simple steps of installation and you can get connected to the Internet once you arrive. The eSIM data service is only supported on eSIM enabled devices. Please check if your devices have eSIM functions before you place the orders.
10. Pearl River Night Cruise with Private Transfers in Guangzhou
At 19:00 PM, your guide will pick up you at the lobby of your centrally located Guangzhou hotel with GetYourGuide signage with your name. Then you will take a private vehicle to the Dashatou Pier where you will take a cruise. It takes about 40-50 minutes to cruise from Dashatou to Canton Tower, then come back along the Pearl River. On the cruise, you will view the Ersha Island, Canton Tower, International Finance Center etc. which are lit with colorful lights in the evening to construct a stunning night landscape in the city. Your guide will tell you different names of the bridges and buildings and afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel where the trips concludes.
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What people are saying about Guangzhou
The history of Guangzhou is incredible, and learning about the culture, the background to the creation of the city and the vibrant and successful city is today was great
Good but expensive for 1 person.
Lovely friendly helpful guide, though cost for private tour for 1 person for 3 hours was expensive, & more than private day tour for 1 person for 6 hours!!??
Had a great time
Had a wonderful time. Our guide Miss Lin was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely look into future trips here
It was a very nice experience. It worth every cents
It was ver wonderful and helpful tour. Thank you!!