Welcome to Guǎngzhōu

Guǎngzhōu, known formerly as Canton, is China’s busiest transport and trade hub and the third-largest city in the country. A giant metropolis, Guǎngzhōu is home to both gleaming towers and leafy alleys, and its history as a strategic trade port to the South China Sea has afforded it a colonial background and culturally diverse population that combine to give Guǎngzhōu a cosmopolitan flair. Additionally, the China... Read More

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$754.66 Small group tours

4-Day Private Tour of Hong Kong and Guangzhou

Experience both bustling city life and serene natural landscapes on this four-day privately guided tour of Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. Walk through the lively business district of Hong Kong and enjoy magnificent aerial views from Victoria Peak with your guide. Marvel at traditional Chinese architecture at Chen Clan Academy in Guangzhou. And be wowed by the gorgeous natural landscape of Lotus Mountain. This tour includes accommodation, all necessary transfers and most meals.

$64.99 Sightseeing tours

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour by comfortable vehicle and on foot. This private full-day tour with a friendly local guide is a great introduction to the former city of Canton. You’ll visit numerous cultural attractions and historical landmarks such as the Chen Clan Temple and its Guangdong Folk Art Museum, the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and Six Banyan Temple. Your tour includes a visit to Shamian Island and a Chinese-style lunch.Your friendly local guide will meet you in the lobby of your Guangzhou hotel and drive you by private vehicle to several top attractions in the city. Along the way, hear informative commentary as you stop to explore the famous cultural and historical landmarks.First, head to Chen Clan Temple, built in the 1890s for ancestral worship by the Chen family. Also called Chen Family Academy, the building was once used by students in preparation for their imperial exams. Inside, admire the wood, brick and ivory carvings, and the elaborate design of the interior beams, ridges, walls and columns.Currently housing the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, the landmark features exhibits from all regions of Guangdong Province. Your guide will point out the outstanding Cantonese craftsmanship in traditional embroidery and Chinese ink designs as well as rare print arts and ceramics.Next, stop at the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King to view the Nanyue Royal Tomb, which dates back 2,000 years to the Han Dynasty. Situated on Xianggang Hill, the slope descends 20 meters to the underground tomb, divided into seven separate chambers and filled with more than 1,000 burial artifacts – including bone, ash, clothing and arrow tips. Step back in time and discover the secrets of the tomb with your guide. Within the (100 square-meter) complex, view the wall painting and a number of cultural relics, including King Zhao Mo’s burial garment. Made of more than 2,000 pieces of jade connected by silk thread, it’s the only one of its kind in the world!Around midday, your guide will take you to a local establishment to enjoy a lunch of traditional Chinese specialties. Afterward, walk to Six Banyan Temple, a renowned Buddhist cultural site built in 537. The temple’s main hall enshrines three giant Buddhist statues, each reaching 6 meters high -- the largest copper Buddhist statues existing in Guangdong Province. Admire the colorful exterior carvings of the 184-foot Flower Pagoda, which has 17 interior levels although it appears to have only nine from the outside. Your guide will tell you about the decorative copper pillar at the top of the tower, cast during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), From here, your guide will drive you to Shamian Island, an oval islet situated on the north bank of the Pearl River’s White Goose Pool. The historical buildings of this quiet island showcase British and French influences on its neoclassical architecture. Designated a key protected relic of the state, Shamian Island is referred to as the Ninth Sight of Guangzhou. When you complete your private tour, your guide will transport you back to your Guangzhou hotel.

$48.99 Boating & cruises

Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou with Private Transport

Let the magical beauty of the Pearl River enchant you on a night cruise in Guangzhou. You’ll be captivated by the romantic atmosphere as you admire the sparkling lights of the city skyline. A private guide will accompany you and share interesting tidbits about the sights along the way. From White Goose Pool to either Guangzhou Bridge or White Crane Cave, you’ll pass under ten bridges and view famous landmarks illuminated at night. Your tour includes a walk along the waterfront and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle.After hotel pickup by private vehicle, your guide will accompany you on your two-hour cruise along the Pearl River – the largest river in Guangzhou as well as China’s third largest waterway. The cruise will take the front river route, passing downtown and the loveliest scenery along the waterfront. Start your cruise from White Goose Pool, also known as ‘Night Moon over the Goose Pool’– one of Guangzhou’s top attractions. Your guide will tell you the legend about the deep, jade water, which has charmed visitors since ancient times with reflections of light on a moonlit night. As you float past Guangzhou’s famous landmarks, listen to historical anecdotes about each site. You’ll see Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangdong Art Museum and Guangdong Overseas Chinese Museum – all located on Ersha Island. Imagine the splendor of the 210-foot (64-meter) high Aiqun Mansion (Aiqun Hotel), once considered China’s highest building.Passing under Haizhu Bridge and heading north, take in the lights at Haizhu Square, once referred to as the 'Red Heart of the Pearl River.’ Your guide will point out Ta Ying Lou on the west bank, and discuss its mix of Chinese and western architectural styles. You’ll see the North Gate Square of Sun Yat-Sen and the noteworthy architecture on Shamian Island, admiring the beauty in their reflections on the Pearl River.Once you’ve cruised under all ten bridges – including Guangzhou Bridge, Haizhu Bridge and Jiefang Bridge – your guide will accompany you on a waterfront stroll before returning you by private vehicle to your hotel.

$149 Sightseeing tours

Private One Night Danxia and Nanhua Monastery Tour From Guangzhou

This 2-day tour offers you opportunity to explore the 2 well-known sites in Guangdong province, Danxia Mountain and Nanhua Monastery. You will climb up the mountain and view the stunning river running between mountains. The amazing Body Buddha in Nanhua Monastery will impress you profoundly.

$1250 Small group tours

Private 3-Day Classic Northern China Tour: Xi'an and Beijing from Guangzhou by Air

Spend three full days discovering northern China’s ancient and modern history on a classic, private tour to Xi’an and Beijing from Guangzhou. View the UNESCO-listed terracotta warriors and Emperor Qin’s Mausoleum before exploring the Xi’an City Wall and Muslim Quarter. You’ll also walk around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and visit two World Heritage sites: the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Your action-packed itinerary includes the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, a great alternative to the busier Badaling section. The tour concludes in Beijing. Airfare, deluxe hotel accommodation and airport transfers are included. Enjoy personalized commentary from your professional, private guide.

$350 Small group tours

2-Day Gorgeous Guilin Tour from Guangzhou by High-Speed Rail

This tour is perfect for anyone who is visiting Guangzhou and has a few days to see Guilin. Take a high-speed train to Guilin and begin a day of adventure. You will visit the famous Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Stop at a pearl shop to browse and buy yourself a souvenir or a gift for someone special. In China, pearls are considered a symbol of health, longevity and wealth. On the second day you will enjoy a cruise on the Li River that will lead you to an afternoon of shopping and exploring the famous West Street.