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Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour

Amazing Guangzhou Day Tour

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8
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$79.48
From
$79.48
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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* A traveler said: "Guangzhou Day Trip Originally booked a group trip but it was just 2 of us. Picked up on time. Very attentive guide. Spoke good English. Very nice lunch. Can recommend."


Private Pick-up From Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Hotels in City
From
$67.00
per group
This is a hassle free one way private transfer service from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) to downtown Guangzhou. Your driver will meet you at passenger pick-up area of arrival hall, and send you to the hotel or place you want to go in Guangzhou. Enjoy luxury private car service for tour or business trip in a sedan or MPV. You will experience professional chauffeur, reliable and prestigious car service all the way. Smoke-free vehicles are guaranteed, and baby seats are available (please note while booking).
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Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise Ticket (Redemption Required)

Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise Ticket (Redemption Required)

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9
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
$60.52
Price varies by group size
From
$60.52
Price varies by group size
Prebook this evening boat cruise ahead of time, and get a a front-row peek at Guangzhou’s glittering skyline by night. With convenient ticket redemption right at the dock of Dashatou Wharf, it’s easy to have a stress-free night out. Glide along the Pearl River, and admire the city’s top landmarks along the way, from the Canton Theater to the low-lying Ersha Island. Cruises depart every twenty minutes.
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* A traveler said: "Although it was very difficult to locate the ship terminal, the river cruise itself was fantastic. The ever changing lights and colors of the buildings on both sides of the river were just amaxing. Althougb I must have been the only foreigner on the cruise, there were no problems at all."


4-Hour Guangzhou Layover Bus Tour

4-Hour Guangzhou Layover Bus Tour

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15
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$29.99
From
$29.99
Make use of a layover at Guangzhou Baiyun Airport by getting to know vibrant Guangzhou on a small-group sightseeing tour. Discover the best of this bustling metropolis by air-conditioned vehicle, and hear intriguing facts about its history and architecture from an expert guide. See top landmarks such as the Canton Tower and Guangzhou Opera House, and visit the beautiful, 19th-century Chen Clan Academy to admire the ornate architecture, stone carvings, and historical folk art. Conclude with some traditional Cantonese dim sum at a local restaurant.
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* A traveler said: "An excellent tour if you are short of time, our Guide Mark was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Guangzhou. The dim sum lunch was a perfect way to finish. Just a note that to leave the airport you will need to fill out a visa application at airport which can take up a lot of time."


Guided Cycle Tour of Guangzhou

Guided Cycle Tour of Guangzhou

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133
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$69.72
From
$69.72
Explore the best of Guangzhou during this 4-hour small-group cycling tour of the city’s center. Start in the oldest parts of the city and meander through hutong alleyways and outdoor markets, stopping for visits at places such as the City God Taoist Temple, People’s Park and Ersha Island. Approaching present-day Guangzhou, visit the Canton Tower and the famous Guangdong Museum and Library. Learn about the city’s rich history from your local guide and travel at a leisurely pace as you bike along, stopping to snack, take pictures and chat with locals along the way. 
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* A traveler said: "Great tour. Experienced and knowledgeable guides with very good English who offered lots of history and allowed us to see a side of Guangzhou we hadn't seen. Highly recommend."


Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Private Transfer

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) Private Transfer

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1
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size
From
$25.00
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a convenient and private transportation between Guangzhou airport and your hotel at Guangzhou. You will be greeted by our driver and transferred directly to your destination. * Meet and greet at arrival hall * Our drivers can track your flight, so they can be on time for your airport pick up/ drop-off. Free waiting for any flight delay issues. * 24/7 Help Center for any changes/updates to your ride *Cancel at least 24 hours prior to your service and get a full refund *Wide array of vehicles according to your needs *All-inclusive fare
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Half Day Layover Trip in Guangzhou

Half Day Layover Trip in Guangzhou

  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$66.67
From
$66.67
Don’t just stay in the airport: make the most of your Guangzhou layover, and embark on a whirlwind sightseeing tour of the city. Meet your group in the morning directly at Terminal 2 in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, and set off via air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll visit a number of key attractions, including the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, the Canton Tower, and the Guangzhou Opera House. You’ll also enjoy a traditional Cantonese dim sum meal before returning to the airport.
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Guangzhou Local Tours: Tailor-made Guangzhou private city tour

Guangzhou Local Tours: Tailor-made Guangzhou private city tour

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32
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$170.00
Price varies by group size
From
$170.00
Price varies by group size
This is a tailor-made private tour only for you (your group) in Guangzhou, highly flexible and the itinerary could be customized based on your interest or special request. You will have a full experience of Guangzhou from a local's perspective, with the company of a knowledgable local guide and a private car with driver to show you around downtown Guangzhou and have the traditional Cantonese dim sum for lunch. The popular sites in Guangzhou are Baiyun Mountain, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial, Six Banyan Temple, Lychee Bay scereny, Shamian Island, Flower City Square, Canton Tower, Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, Yuntai Garden, Chen Clan Academy, Yuexiu Park,Nanyue King's Mausoleum Museum and so on. You can choose 4-5 of the above sites to visit for this standard 7 hours tour with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou. We will follow up with you to firm up the itinerary after you book this tour on Tripadvisor.^_^.
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* A traveler said: "Zack took us on a great tour of the city. Highly recommended for everyone including young families like ours."


5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting

5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting

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14
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$71.80
Price varies by group size
From
$71.80
Price varies by group size
Participate in this 5-hour walking tour of Sai Kwan area in the western region of downtown Guangzhou where it possesses special architecture of Lingnan style to see delicate handmade article and sample delicious Cantonese cuisine. Experience the local life and customs of Guangzhou off of the beaten paths. Travel the hundred of years old official Wharf, British and French Concessions, traditional Chinese Medicine Market, and Taoist Temple...etc. to learn the history and customs of Guangzhou.
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Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

Local Guangzhou private tour guide service with car

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9
  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "Great tour of Guangzhou by Zack! As foodies, we opted for our own itinerary which included both food and sightseeing and Zack took it all in stride! We ate our fill at the best local dimsim restaurant and other culinary delights Guangzhou had to offer. Comfortable car, no stress journey and a knowledgeable, easy to talk to tour guide made it very pleasant. Thanks Zack! Looking forward to visiting again."


Guangzhou half day private tour with car

Guangzhou half day private tour with car

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7
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$165.00
Price varies by group size
From
$165.00
Price varies by group size
Half day tour is suitable for those who have limited time for visiting the city or who travel with elderly and want a relaxed tour given the hot and humid weather in Guangzhou. The tour start time is flexible depending on your convenience and preference, could start the tour on morning or afternoon upon your request. The tour incorporates both driving and walking, and typically includes sightseeing as well as trying some local food. Check out the suggested itinerary below, but contact us if you have special requests. Here's the proposed itinerary (4-5 hours): Pick up from hotel; Sun yat-sen Memorial Hall; Lunch at a traditional Cantonese restaurant to try dim sum; Xiguan old house community and Lychee bay park; Flower city square (New downtown); Drive back to hotel. The itinerary is meant to be flexible and may not be exactly as described. Contact us if you have any requests.
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Guangzhou layover private tour

Guangzhou layover private tour

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7
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$190.00
Price varies by group size
From
$190.00
Price varies by group size
This private tour focuses on foreign layover travellers who have a flight stopover in Guangzhou with China Southern Airline and take advantage of the 24 or 144 hours free transit visa policy to leave the airport and enter the city for a tour. We will pick you up at Guangzhou airport or your layover hotel in Guangzhou to start the tour, visit the major sites in downtown Guangzhou and at the end of the tour, drop you off at the airport for your connecting flight depart from Guangzhou. This is a tailor-made private tour only for you (your group), highly flexible and the itinerary could be customized based on your interest or special request. You will have a full experience of Guangzhou from a local's perspective with the company of a knowledgable local guide and a private car with driver, and have traditional Cantonese dim sum for lunch. We will follow up with you to firm up the itinerary after you book this tour on Tripadvisor.^_^.
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Half day private layover tour with Cantonese dim sum lunch/dinner

Half day private layover tour with Cantonese dim sum lunch/dinner

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6
  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$180.00
Price varies by group size
From
$180.00
Price varies by group size
This half day layover tour is suitable for those who have a flight stopover in Guangzhou and want to make full use of the stay to visit the city with the 24 hours free transit visa offered by Chinese government. We will pick you up at Guangzhou airport, help you to visit the major sites in downtown Guangzhou with a traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch, and at the end of the tour drop you back to the airport for catching up with your connecting flight departure from Guangzhou. It's a tailor-made private tour so after you book this tour, you can discuss with us for which sites you like to visit in Guangzhou, also we will have some suggestions for you and propose a suitable itinerary.
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All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

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5
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$269.00
Price varies by group size
From
$269.00
Price varies by group size
If you have time for one day trip from Guangzhou, make it the watchtowers of Kaiping. These multi-story towers (diaolous) were built as flood refuges, forts and residences from medieval to modern times, with the later ones incorporating Western architectural styles. On this private 10-hour trip, visit these castle-like buildings at Zili village, explore ornamental Liuyuan Garden, and see Chikan Old Town’s east-meets-west architecture. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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* A traveler said: "Short day trip to a beautiful village area near Guangzhou with an interesting history. It makes for a nice escape out of the city."


Guangzhou half day private tour with public transportation

Guangzhou half day private tour with public transportation

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3
  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size
From
$80.00
Price varies by group size
You will have a full experience of Guangzhou city from a local's perspective, with the company of a knowledgable local guide to show you around downtown Guangzhou by taking taxi or metro, and the itinerary could be customized based on your interest and special needs. Highly flexible and tailor-made only for your group. The popular sites in Guangzhou are Baiyun Mountain, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial, Six Banyan Temple, Lychee Bay scereny, Shamian Island, Flower City Square, Canton Tower, Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, Yuntai Garden, Chen Clan Academy, Yuexiu Park,Nanyue King's Mausoleum Museum and so on. You can choose 3 of the above sites to visit for this standard 4 hours city tour with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou. We will follow up with you to firm up the itinerary after you book this tour on Tripadvisor.^_^.
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Hongkong to Guangzhou(by bullet train) one day private tour

Hongkong to Guangzhou(by bullet train) one day private tour

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3
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$190.00
Price varies by group size
From
$190.00
Price varies by group size
This tour is suitable for those who come visit Guangzhou from HK by highspeed train in the morning and back to HK in the evening in one same day, without staying a night in Guangzhou.There's highspeed train commuting between HK and Guangzhou so makes it easy to drop a visit to Guangzhou even you have your accommodation and limited time in HK. We will pick you up at Guangzhou south train station(the bullet train station) to start the tour, visit the major sites in downtown Guangzhou and at the end of the tour, drop you off at the same train station for your return train back to HK.This is a tailor-made private tour only for you (your group), highly flexible and the itinerary could be customized based on your interest or special request. The tour incorporates both driving and walking, for sightseeing as well as trying some local food. We will follow up with you to firm up the itinerary after you book this tour on Tripadvisor.^_^.
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Chinese classical garden and lion dance&Kungfu show private tour

Chinese classical garden and lion dance&Kungfu show private tour

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3
  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$190.00
Price varies by group size
From
$190.00
Price varies by group size
This 9 hours day trip tour(with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou) will let you explore Foshan city, the hometown of Bruce Lee, which is around 1.5 hours driving to the west of Guangzhou. Here's what you can do in this tour: 1) Visit ancient Chinese classic garden to enjoy the beautiful green landscape by specially planted trees as well as southern Chinese style architecture; 2) Visit the muesum of Ip-man, the master of Bruce Lee, get an idea of how Foshan city fostered many Kungfu stars and their life, history and influence to the world; 3) Watch the Kungfu show by professional masters and apprentices from martial art school; 4) Watch the traditional Chinese culture-Lion Dance by professional performers; 5) Lunch at a local restaurant to try the decilious Foshan cuisine. With the company of a knowledgable local guide and a private car with driver, The tour incorporates both driving and walking, for sightseeing as well as trying some local food.
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* A traveler said: "This is a great tour displaying the great martial arts history of the town, which itself is close to Guangzhou. Our tour guide, Zack of Guangzhou Local Tours, was an excellent planner, allowing us to get good front row seats for shows as well as see everything without having to rush. He also went out of his way to go above and beyond the normal tour experience, giving us a tour of the new Guangzhou downtown despite it being outside of the tour description."


Foshan Cultural One Day Tour including Ancestral Temple & Nanfeng Ancient Kiln

Foshan Cultural One Day Tour including Ancestral Temple & Nanfeng Ancient Kiln

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3
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$177.00
Price varies by group size
From
$177.00
Price varies by group size
Discover China’s craft-making heritage on this private full-day tour from Guangzhou to Foshan, famous for its exquisite ceramics. Keep your camera to hand as you visit the landmark Foshan Ancestral Temple, decorated with locally made furnishings and ornaments. After a typical Chinese lunch (included), visit the Nanfeng Ancient Furnace to watch a traditional pottery demonstration and have a go at spinning the pottery wheel. Finally, admire the beautiful handicrafts on sale at the Shiwan Art Ceramics Market and perhaps buy a unique souvenir to take home with you. 
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* A traveler said: "GREAT TOUR. This was my first private tour and I was a bit intimidated by "China" but I had a wonderful time. My guide spoke very good English, was knowlegeable and considerate - not to mention fun. My main reason for taking the tour was to buy some of the traditional Chinese Ceramics, but I really enjoyed the Ancestral Tempal with Kung Fu demonstration and "Dancing Lions". Very happy I chose this tour."


Private Full Day Tour: Amazing Guangzhou Old and New Highlights

Private Full Day Tour: Amazing Guangzhou Old and New Highlights

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3
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$151.80
Price varies by group size
From
$151.80
Price varies by group size
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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Private Guangzhou night tour with Pearl River Cruise and Canton Tower

Private Guangzhou night tour with Pearl River Cruise and Canton Tower

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3
  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$65.00
Price varies by group size
From
$65.00
Price varies by group size
With a knowledgeable local guide, this 3 hours night tour gives you the chance to experience the fantastic lights in the city after dark, have a bite into the yummy Cantonese dim sum for dinner, visit Canton Tower or take the night cruise on the Pearl river(optional). Proposed itinerary options are: Pick up at hotel or meet at a specific location in new downtown of Guangzhou; Dinner for traditional Cantonese dim sum at a local restaurant; Visit Flower City Square to see the night view of the city with many beatuiful colorful lights illuminated from different modern buidlings; Visit Guangzhou Library to see the smart machines with stunning technology; Visit Canton Tower or take the Night Cruise on Pearl River(optional); The guide will help you buy the ticket to visit Canton Tower or night cruise at the end of this tour (you can take metro or taxi back to hotel afterward on your own). Any customers are welcome to discuss with us to firm up the customized itinerary. ^_^.
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* A traveler said: "My husband and I had a wonderful experience in this private tour with Guangzhou Local Tours, the Cantonese dim sum dinner at a traditional local restaurant(tea house was what they called) was a highlight, we had the most delicious authentic dim sum ever! We were the only foreigners eatting in the restaurant among the locals and we enjoyed that very much, not touristy place. After dinner we had a relaxed walk at Flower City Square, we were impressed by the gorgeous lights in the modern city after dark, we saw Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou Opera House, Asian Games Park, Canton Tower and Guangzhou Library. The book automatic circulation system and book shower machine(ultraviolet scanning sterilized) in Guangzhou Library is really amazing! Our guide Zack is very knowledgeable about his hometown(Guangzhou) , speak perfect English and provided great insight to the local culture and history of the city. The tour ends at Canton Tower wharf so one could easily extend their trip on their own by visiting Canton Tower(take elevator to go up) or taking the night cruise on Pearl River, the landmark and must to do things in Guangzhou. It's such a smooth and well planned tour we experienced and learned a lot in 3 hours! Highly recommended!"


Private Tour to Gulong Canyon with Glass Bridge and Water Falls from Guangzhou

Private Tour to Gulong Canyon with Glass Bridge and Water Falls from Guangzhou

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3
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$187.68
Price varies by group size
From
$187.68
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a fun and exciting outing on this fully exclusive private tour to Gulong Canyon or Gulong Gorge located in Qingyuan county north of Guangzhou city. 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. Private and comfortable MPV van with experienced driver insure a more comfortable journey. Different tour options cater to different travel requests.
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Flexible Private Guangzhou Shopping Tour with Local Shopping Guru

Flexible Private Guangzhou Shopping Tour with Local Shopping Guru

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2
  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$76.93
Price varies by group size
From
$76.93
Price varies by group size
As China’s largest the manufacturing center and famed as the “Shopping” Paradise, Guangzhou has its various whole-sale markets to all the small commodities retail shops and streets, this fully private customized market shopping tour takes you to shop in the best places, with the knowledge and expertise from your local shopping assistant.
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All-inclusive Guangzhou Historic City Private Day Tour

All-inclusive Guangzhou Historic City Private Day Tour

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2
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$151.67
Price varies by group size
From
$151.67
Price varies by group size
Visit the top historical sites in Guangzhou with a private guide who shares informative commentary about the city’s rich history and culture. See the 19th-century architecture of the Chen Clan Academy, the picturesque environs of Lizhiwan canal, a variety of goods at Qingping Market, and monumental Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Enjoy an escape from the city bustle inside Banyan Pagoda, a 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple with important Buddhist relics. Try Cantonese dishes for lunch and relax in your own private vehicle as you travel around the city.
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* A traveler said: "The tour guide was very thoughtful to begin the tour slightly later than scheduled after she found out that I had arrived late the previous night. The conduct of the tour was smooth, and the guide had an excellent command of the English language. She was also very knowledgeable. An overall excellent tour!"


Guangzhou local neighbourhood & urban village private tour

Guangzhou local neighbourhood & urban village private tour

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2
  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$170.00
Price varies by group size
From
$170.00
Price varies by group size
Out of the beaten path local experience in Guangzhou In this tour we are not going to visit major tourist attractions, but to explore and understand local people's culture and life in the city. We will visit the pedestrian street (where locals walk and shop), vegetable market, local neighborhood buildings, hospital and public parks to see how the locals spend their time in daily life. And you'll have a chance to visit a local family (a standard residential apartment in a local community) to talk and interact with the hosts (they are Cantonese opera lovers who went through the "cultural revolution" in their young age). ^_^. Pick up from hotel; Local pedestrian street in old downtown; Public park or hospital; Lunch for local street food (roasted pork/duck, Cantonese dessert, etc); Urban villages (the shaking-hand buildings, rent houses) and vegetable market; Private home in a local community; Drop off to hotel. The itinerary is flexible and contact us if you have any requests.
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