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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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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

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
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$149.00
Price varies by group size
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$149.00
Price varies by group size

5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting

5-Hour Sai Kwan Walking Tour with Unique Food Tasting

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
Price varies by group size
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$71.80
Price varies by group size

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
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$150.00
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$150.00
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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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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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  • 7 hours
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$190.00
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$190.00
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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
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$151.80
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$151.80
Price varies by group size

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
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$139.00
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One-Day Guangzhou City Highlights Private Tour

One-Day Guangzhou City Highlights Private Tour

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Experience the highlights of Guangzhou on a private, full-day sightseeing tour. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with your own private guide, visit top attractions such as Shamian Island, the Five Ram Statue and Guangzhou Museum, set in the 5-story Zhenhai Tower. Learn fascinating facts about Guangzhou’s ancient, medieval and colonial past from your expert guide, and delve deeper into the city’s history at the Chen Family Temple and mural-coated, 2,000-year-old Mausoleum of the Nanyue King. A delicious Chinese lunch at a local restaurant is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.34
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$143.34
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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
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$206.67
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$206.67
Price varies by group size

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
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$1,371.73
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Guangzhou private historical sightseeing tour

Guangzhou private historical sightseeing tour

This is a private tour only for your group. The listed price of 350USD is fixed for per group(1-5pax). 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. Private transport with professional driver is included, from hotel pick up, travel from one site to another during the tour, to hotel drop off at the end of the day with ease and comfort.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$358.98
per group
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$358.98
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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
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$98.47
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$98.47
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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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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
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$152.31
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$152.31
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Private Half-Day Guangzhou City Tour with Pickup

Private Half-Day Guangzhou City Tour with Pickup

Maximize your short stay in Guangzhou and get a great overview of the city on this private half day tour. Travel in a private, air-conditional vehicle and discover the city landmarks with a professional guide. Admire the magnificent view of the Pearl River or the city skyline from the observation deck of Canton Tower, appreciate the spectacular architecture at ancient Chen Clan ancestral Hall, learn about the fascinating history of Guangzhou at former “French and British” concession Shamian island or more. Savor a delightful lunch or dinner based your time schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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Guangzhou Private Explore Day Tour From Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home Port

Guangzhou Private Explore Day Tour From Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home Port

Guangzhou Nansha INTL Cruise Home Port is a new port for the cruises. This private day tour will let the travelers explore the historical attractions in Guangzhou to learn the history. Please check your China Visa policy as per your nationality.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11
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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
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$117.95
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$117.95
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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
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$94.36
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$94.36
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Small Group, Guangzhou Day Tour, Cultural Sites, Modern CBD, Local Guide

Small Group, Guangzhou Day Tour, Cultural Sites, Modern CBD, Local Guide

This is a small group tour to explore the old and modern Guangzhou with a local guide. You will visit the cultural sites including the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period, Academy of Chen Clan, Shamian Island, Pearl River, and Canton Tower...etc.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.03
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$81.03

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

Amazing Guangzhou Private City Tour - Half Day

Amazing Guangzhou Private City Tour - Half Day

This is a private tour only for your group. The listed price of 350USD is fixed for per group(1-5pax). Contact us if your group is more than 5 people. Get to know the historical city of Guangzhou on this exciting sightseeing tour. You'll visit many cultural attractions and historical landmarks with the company of a knowledgable English speaking guide. Learn about Guangzhou’s rich past, sights and culture, absorb the sights, sounds and atmosphere along the bustling streets. Visit Chen Clan Academy to experience traditional Lingnan architecture, arts and culture. See the European colonial buildings on Shamian Island, Lizhiwan Brook canal and Five Ram statue. Delve into the Guangzhou Museum in Zhenhai Tower and visit the Six Banyan Temple. And savor a traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch. Private transport with professional driver is included, from hotel pick up, travel from one site to another during the tour, to hotel drop off at the end of the day with ease and comfort.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$350.00
per group
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$350.00
per group

26-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Chengdu with the Driver

26-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Chengdu with the Driver

Visit highlights of China including the Gaungdong, Guangxi, Guizhou,Yunnan and Sichuan provinces with this private 26 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Chengdu.
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  • 26 days
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$4,102.57
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$4,102.57
Price varies by group size

Private Guangzhou Best Day Tour with Canton Tower, Baiyun Mountain and More

Private Guangzhou Best Day Tour with Canton Tower, Baiyun Mountain and More

Explore Guangzhou’s top sites on this fully guided private day tour, visit the natural landmark at Baiyun Mountain, city’s iconic building at Canton Tower and marvel at the amazing city skylines at 433Meter star observation deck. In addition, pick some other popular local places you like to visit in the city. Enjoy flexible departure based on your travel scheduled. Travel with your own knowledgeable guide to get great overview of the city, culture, custom and life.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$221.80
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From
$221.80
Price varies by group size

Full-Day Guangzhou New and Old Highlights Private Tour

Full-Day Guangzhou New and Old Highlights Private Tour

Guangzhou is one of the best-known cities of China. Visit the essential historical sites of old look of Guangzhou City, enjoy the new look of guangzhou in the CBD,and have an authentic traditional Chinese lunch, all in one day. Escorted by personal English-speaking tour guide, reliable driver and private car with hotel transfer service.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.67
Price varies by group size
From
$151.67
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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.
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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.
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