Private one day Xiamen and Gulangyu highlight tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Xiamen

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A 8-hour private tour will take you to explore all the highlights of Xiamen. You will first take a ferry to  Gulangyu Island, from there you will climb onto the highest peak- Sunlight Rock, visit the unique seaside park-the  Shuzhuang Garden and the only Piano Museum in China. In the afternoon you will visit South Putuo Temple and  Hulishan Fortress. And finally have a leisure walk at the  Island Ring Road. Highlights:No shopping Lowest price guaranteeLunch in a local popular restaurant includedDeluxe round-way ferry tickets includedEntrance fees to all the attractions includedFlexible and tailor-made itinerary
After breakfasts, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby and transfer you to the ferry terminal. Then you will have a 20-minute deluxe ferry to your first highlight of Xiamen, the tranquil Gulangyu Island. Don't forget to take some stunning photos of Xiamen city and the Lujiang Channel on the ferry. Step out of the ferry, welcome to Gulangyu Island-the "garden on the sea".  You'll start your journey by strolling in the elegant alleys and admiring the distinctive architectures. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017,  Gulangyu is filled with the charming colonial buildings such as churches, consulates, etc, it is no doubt a museum of "Architecture of the World". Then you will climb onto the highest peak on Gulangyu-the  Sunlight Rock, admire the bird eye view of this tranquil island. Get down from Sunlight Rock, you will visit the unique seaside park to  Shuzhuang Garden with a world-class  Piano Museum in it, which is the only piano museum in China. After the visit on Gulangyu, you will take the ferry back to the Xiamen island and have an authentic seafood lunch in a popular local restaurant where the locals eat. After lunch, you will have a 30-minute good rest in a well maintained, air conditioned non smoking private vehicle while it takes you to your next highlight of Xiamen-the South Putuo Temple. The temple was first built in Tang Dynasty with over 1000 years of history, you can admire the famous Buddhist cultural relics collection here. Then you will go to your third highlight of Xiamen-the  Hulishan Fortress. Built in the year of 1891, the Hulishan Fortress integrated the styles of Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can touch and even stand on those well-preserved ancient military facilities (such as the gates, walls, emplacements, the barracks, the castle, the trenches and fortifications). Come out of the Hulishan Fortress park, you will have a leisure walk at the famous Island Ring Road at the beach, which is your last highlight of Xiamen. Enjoy the stunning sea view and the tender breeze, this is where your wonderful day ends. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel, airport, train station or any other places in downtown Xiamen like a restaurant or a bar if you like.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Chinese lunch at popular local restaurant
  • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel (within the Xiamen main island)
  • Professional, passionate English speaking tour guide service
  • Insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes & fees
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Meals which are not indicated in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY100 per person per day for each of them, please tip them separately.). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them