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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
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$149.00
Price varies by group size
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$149.00
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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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$79.48
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$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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$184.75
Price varies by group size
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$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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$206.67
Price varies by group size
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$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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$182.34
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$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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$204.11
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$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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$151.80
Price varies by group size
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$151.80
Price varies by group size
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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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$150.00
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$150.00
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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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$94.36
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$94.36
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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
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$139.00
Price varies by group size
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$139.00
Price varies by group size

Private Guangzhou History and Culture Tour with Dim-Sum Option

Private Guangzhou History and Culture Tour with Dim-Sum Option

Explore the wonderful historic and cultures sites in Guangzhou on this exclusive private tour with a knowledgeable guide, learn the city’s fascinating history and culture behind its modern prosperity. Visit Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Hall to admire the great father of Republic China, appreciate the spectacular architectures and amazing local folks ,arts crafts at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall , immense yourself in the fascinating history in the Mausoleum of Nanyue King, take a relaxing stroll along the former “ French and British ” concession at Shamian Island. Upgrade the tour with the delightful local Dim-Sum lunch or dinner to savor the city’s best gourmet.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.47
Price varies by group size
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$98.47
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Guangzhou private day trip to Grand Skywalk Glass Bridge and Cave Fairyland

Guangzhou private day trip to Grand Skywalk Glass Bridge and Cave Fairyland

This is a private tour only for you and your group. If you are tired of hustle city life and wanna experience the peace or exhilaration that nature provides, join this day trip to seek for 100% satisfaction. This day trip(with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou) will let you explore the north outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Experience the fantastic mountain with waterfalls and the most reputable big glass skywalk bridge at Gulong Canyon, favor a unique taste for lunch at a local restaurant, and explore Cave Fairyland for its wonderful unique scene. For more info please refer to the tour sites introduction at the lower part of this tour description page. Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver plus full escort private English-speaking tour guide guarantee a smooth journey with ease and comfort.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
Price varies by group size
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$300.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Flexible Guangzhou Layover Tour of Old and New Highlights

Private Flexible Guangzhou Layover Tour of Old and New Highlights

Maximize your short layover time in Guangzhou and avail the opporunity to discover the city's amazing old and new highlights. Learn the local culture, history ,life and sites from your local knowledgable guide . The tour takes you to visit the top Guangzhou city highlights such as Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Canton Tower, Shamian Island, Local famed temple , parks or shopping street etc. It's a fully customized itinerary based on your time and interests. 
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$152.31
Price varies by group size
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$152.31
Price varies by group size
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Guangzhou Relics and Scenic Private Day Tour With the Lunch

Guangzhou Relics and Scenic Private Day Tour With the Lunch

Visit highlights of Guangzhou including Yuexiu Park and Five Ram Statue and Zhenhai Tower, Chen Clan Academy, Shamian Island,GuangXiao Temple with this private Guangzhou day tour.You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guangzhou hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.03
Price varies by group size
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$241.03
Price varies by group size

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
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$241.03
Price varies by group size
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$241.03
Price varies by group size

Most fun and relax private day tour from Guangzhou

Most fun and relax private day tour from Guangzhou

This is a private tour only for you and your group. If you are tired of hustle city life and wanna experience the peace or exhilaration that nature provides, join this day trip to seek for 100% satisfaction. This day trip(with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou) will let you explore the north outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Experience the fantastic mountain with waterfalls and the most reputable big glass skywalk bridge at Gulong Canyon, favor a unique taste for lunch at a local restaurant, and relax your body at hotspring pools after the hike. For more info please refer to the tour sites introduction at the lower part of this tour description page. Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver plus full escort private English-speaking tour guide guarantee a smooth journey with ease and comfort.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
Price varies by group size
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$300.00
Price varies by group size
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 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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$1,371.73
Price varies by group size
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$1,371.73
Price varies by group size

Guangzhou private day tour to experience skywalk glass bridge and hotspring

Guangzhou private day tour to experience skywalk glass bridge and hotspring

This is a private tour only for you and your group. If you are tired of hustle city life and wanna experience the peace or exhilaration that nature provides, join this day trip to seek for 100% satisfaction. This day trip(with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou) will let you explore the north outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Experience the fantastic mountain with waterfalls and the most reputable big glass skywalk bridge at Gulong Canyon, favor a unique taste for lunch at a local restaurant, and relax your body at hotspring pools after the hike. For more info please refer to the tour sites introduction at the lower part of this tour description page. Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver plus full escort private English-speaking tour guide guarantee a smooth journey with ease and comfort.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
per group
From
$400.00
per group
Taking safety measures

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
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$240.00
Price varies by group size
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$240.00
Price varies by group size
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2-Day Private Tour with the Guangzhou City Highlight and Canon Tower

2-Day Private Tour with the Guangzhou City Highlight and Canon Tower

Visit highlights of Guangzhou including the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall,Shamian Island,Qingping market,Hualin temple,Lychee Bay,Yuexiu park, Nan Yue Kingdom Tomb Museum and Canon Tower with this private 2 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guangzhou hotel.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$492.31
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$492.31
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Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local Guide

Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local Guide

This exciting sightseeing private tour by private transfer and on foot with a friendly local guide will offer you a great opportunity to know the historical city Guangzhou.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.00
Price varies by group size
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$239.00
Price varies by group size

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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$2,523.08
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$2,523.08
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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
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$670.00
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$670.00
Price varies by group size

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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$117.95
Price varies by group size
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$117.95
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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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