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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$149.00
Price varies by group size
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$149.00
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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
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$71.80
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.80
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$151.80
Price varies by group size
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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
Price varies by group size

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.67
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$206.67
Price varies by group size
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Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local Guide

Guangzhou Explore Private Day Tour With A Local Guide

This exciting sightseeing private tour by private transfer and on foot with a friendly local guide will offer you a great opportunity to know the historical city Guangzhou.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.00
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$239.00
Price varies by group size

2 Days Guangzhou Private Tour from Airport

2 Days Guangzhou Private Tour from Airport

Step into a world where past activities and memories fuel the current lifestyle and also generations to come in the most vibrant environment during your Guangzhou layover. Explore ancient history from Nanyue King Tomb, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Museum, Six Banyan Trees Temple and Chen Family Clan even get to know colonial history at Shamian Island and charming Sacred Heart Cathedral, enjoy shopping and night cruise on beautiful Pearl River. Put your worries aside and take this fabulous Guangzhou layover tour.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$527.00
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$527.00
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5-Day Private Tour from Guilin to Guangzhou

5-Day Private Tour from Guilin to Guangzhou

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guilin and Guangzhou with this private 5 days tour from Guilin. You will be picked up from Guilin hotel and dropped off at Guangzhou.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,230.37
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$1,230.37
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1 Day Historical Guangzhou Layover Tour from Airport

1 Day Historical Guangzhou Layover Tour from Airport

Acknowledge spectacular local customs, history and architecture alongside a guide with extensive knowledge about the city, get to know historical Guangzhou by visiting Liurong Temple, European-style Sacred Heart Cathedral and Shamain Island.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.00
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$260.00
Price varies by group size

10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo and Nanning by car

10-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo and Nanning by car

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,625.65
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$2,625.65
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Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing With Lunch

Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing With Lunch

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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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$358.98
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$358.98
per group
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.47
Price varies by group size
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$98.47
Price varies by group size
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Private Guangzhou City Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Private Guangzhou City Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.83
Price varies by group size
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$152.83
Price varies by group size

6-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin

6-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guangzhou and Guilin with this private 6 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Guilin.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,343.59
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$1,343.59
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Private Half Day Guangzhou Tour with 9 Options

Private Half Day Guangzhou Tour with 9 Options

Have only a short amount of time to discover Guangzhou? Make the most of your stay, and see only the attractions that interest you most, on this half-day, private sightseeing tour. Pick between morning and afternoon departure times, and set off directly from your hotel. Create your own itinerary: choose four stops from a list of nine highlights, including landmarks like the Canton Tower, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, and more. At tour’s end, return to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.11
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$204.11
Price varies by group size

5-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin

5-Day Private Tour from Guangzhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Southern China including the Guangzhou and Guilin with this private 5 days tour from Guangzhou. You will be picked up from Guangzhou hotel and dropped off at Guilin.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,205.13
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$1,205.13
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Guangzhou Day Tour- Cantonese Culture and Life Experience

Guangzhou Day Tour- Cantonese Culture and Life Experience

Visit highlights of Guangzhou including Have dim sum for breakfast in the morning,Shangxia jiu shopping street, Qing ping market, Hualin temple,Chen clan Academy,Shamian island with this private Guangzhou day tour.You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guangzhou hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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$241.03
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From
$241.03
Price varies by group size

Private Tour: 5-Day Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo

Private Tour: 5-Day Tour from Guangzhou to Yangshuo

Start the tour from the bustle Guangzhou to explore the city, then take bullet train to Yangshuo to indulge into the picturesque river and mountain view. The attractions you will visit include Tomb Museum of Nanyue King, Academy of Clan Chen, Shamian Island, Canton Tower, Li River etc.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,157.95
Price varies by group size
From
$1,157.95
Price varies by group size

Guangzhou Relics and Scenic Private Day Tour With the Lunch

Guangzhou Relics and Scenic Private Day Tour With the Lunch

Visit highlights of Guangzhou including Yuexiu Park and Five Ram Statue and Zhenhai Tower, Chen Clan Academy, Shamian Island,GuangXiao Temple with this private Guangzhou day tour.You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guangzhou hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$241.03
Price varies by group size
From
$241.03
Price varies by group size

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.00
Price varies by group size
From
$98.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Guangzhou full day sightseeing tour from morning to evening

Private Guangzhou full day sightseeing tour from morning to evening

This private tour is suitable for those travellers who only have one day available for tour in Guangzhou and desire to learn as much as possible about Guangzhou in one whole day's tour(11-12 hours) from morning to evening. Usually it takes two days to cover the major attractions in Guangzhou, yet this tour will let you explore the most popular sites in Guangzhou combined in one day. You will have a knowledgable local English-speaking guide to accompany you to visit and explain each top sites in Guangzhou and help you achieve a deep understanding of the city. 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. And you will have a chance to bite into the famous traditional Cantonese food, tea and dim sum as lunch/dinner with the guide during the tour. Only you and your family/your group will participate as this is a private tour.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$185.00
Price varies by group size
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$185.00
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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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