Highlights

Make an unforgettable journey with most tourist highlights in and around Guangzhou (Canton). View picturesque scenery in Yuexiu Park; admire impressive historic sites in Xiguan Old Houses and Southern Yue King Mausoleum Museum; experience the life-style in Qingping Market.

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Arrival in Guangzhou, be met and transfer to hotel. After a short rest in hotel, visit Xiguan Old Houses to start our Guangzhou tour. Xiguan is the old district of Guangzhou filled with local architecture (Qilou buildings and bustling alleys), Cantonese Opera (the Bahe House, home of the original opera style), ancient foreign trade (the Shisan Hang trading center, active for centuries) as well as traditional Cantonese delicacies and morning tea. You will take a leisure walk at Lychee Bay Scenic Area nearby. Later, go to Beijing Road for a snack hunting and then take local water taxi from Tianzi Pier to Canton Tower Pier. You can choose to take a Canton Tower trip at own expenses. From the sightseeing floor, you can have a bird view of the whole city. Transfer back to Hotel afterwards.

After breakfast in hotel, you will be picked up from hotel for a full day city sightseeing. The first stop is Chen Family Temple. It was established during the Qing dynasty in 1894 with funding from members of 72 Chen clans, and thus served to accommodate the families' young candidates as they prepared for the imperial examinations.The most distinguishable feature of it is the 11 carved ridges set on the nine halls. Each ridge portrays a theme taken from famous traditional dramas. Today it houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum. Later, visit Southern Yue King Mausoleum Museum, which houses the tomb of the second ruler of Southern Yue Kingdom called Zhao Mo during Han Dynasty dating back to 100 B.C.One of the most important excavated objects is the silk-jade garment made up of 2,291 pieces of jade is the spotlight of the mausoleum. You will have typical Cantonese Zaocha style meal for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall and Shamian Island. Shamian Island was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing government in the 19th century. Today's trip finishes at Qingping Market, where you can take free walk before leaving Guangzhou.

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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