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With a population of seven million people, Guangzhou is one of southern China’s biggest cities and the heart of the Cantonese region. While rich in history and attractions, it also makes a good hub from which to explore surrounding cities. Here are some of our favorite day-trip destinations from Guangzhou.

Foshan — 21 miles (34 kilometers) away
If you’re interested in the history of Chinese ceramics, consider a day trip to the city of Foshan, an important trade port famous throughout China for its handicrafts. Tour the Foshan Ancestral Temple to get a visual sampling of locally produced ceramics, visit a 16th-century ceramics furnace, watch a demonstration by a ceramics artisan, or walk in the footsteps of Bruce Lee in his humble childhood home.

Hong Kong — 74 miles (119 kilometers) away
By far the most popular day trip from Guangzhou is to neighboring Hong Kong. Thanks to a high-speed train, you can be in Hong Kong—which feels worlds away from the vast cities of mainland China—and through immigration in under two hours. On a typical Hong Kong day trip from Guangzhou, you’ll get to marvel at the iconic skylines of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, ride the funicular to the top of Victoria Peak, do some shopping in Stanley Market, and take a sampan ride through Aberdeen Harbour.

Kaiping — 76 miles (122 kilometers) away
The castle-like, UNESCO World Heritage–listed diaolou (watchtowers) of Kaiping, located near the village of Zili, were originally built as forts, residences, and flood refuges. Over 1,800 of the original 3,000 diaolou still remain, exhibiting a range of Eastern and Western architectural styles from medieval to modern times.

Shenzhen — 86 miles (139 kilometers) away
Shenzhen, Guangzhou’s neighboring city, is home to one of the Canton’s most popular attractions: the Splendid China Folk Village and neighboring Window of the World, with its scaled-down replicas of iconic world landmarks. This young city—merely a farming community until the 1980s—is quickly becoming a destination in its own right.

Day Trips by Air
If you’re pressed for time, you can visit some of China’s most iconic attractions on day trips by air from Guangzhou. Options include the Terracotta Warriors of Xian, the pandas of Chengdu, the modern skyline of Shanghai, or the highlights of Beijing—including the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Temple of Heaven.
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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
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$149.00
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All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

All Inclusive Kaiping Diaolou Heritage Private Day Trip from Guangzhou

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If you have time for one day trip from Guangzhou, make it the watchtowers of Kaiping. These multi-story towers (diaolous) were built as flood refuges, forts and residences from medieval to modern times, with the later ones incorporating Western architectural styles. On this private 10-hour trip, visit these castle-like buildings at Zili village, explore ornamental Liuyuan Garden, and see Chikan Old Town’s east-meets-west architecture. Includes lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
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$269.00
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$269.00
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Private Day Tour to Gulong Canyon Glass Bridge from Guangzhou

Private Day Tour to Gulong Canyon Glass Bridge from Guangzhou

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A network of spectacular walkways thread their way over the Gulong Gorge (Gulongxia). A cantilevered glass platform stands 236 feet (72 meters) above the gorge; a glass bridge runs 1,080 feet (329 meters) across the canyon. Experience them without the stress of queuing for tickets on this private guided tour, with door-to-door transfers direct from your hotel. Besides the walkways and a guided hike, your day includes a local lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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$249.00
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$249.00
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Gulong Canyon Grand Glass Skywalk Bridge private tour

Gulong Canyon Grand Glass Skywalk Bridge private tour

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This day trip will let you explore the north outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Based on your interest, you can choose 2 places of interest to visit for this tour from the 4 options below: 1) Gulong Canyon, climb adventure tracks, see big waterfalls in the mountain and walk onto the Grand Glass Skywalk Bridge to overlook the impressive subtropical mountain&valley. 2) Hotspring Spa Resort, for bathing and relaxing your body in the natural hotspring pools with different flower essence or Chinese herbal medicine ingredients. 3) Forest Peaks Corridor, for beautiful delicate small mountains landscape viewing and cycling ride for fun. 4) Jinlong Cave, fantastic natural miracles for boat ride and walking into the exquisite cave. The above 4 sites are relatively close to each other located to the north of Guangzhou around 2 hours driving, visiting 2 of them would compose a 9 hours day trip. Suitable for adult and kids.
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  • 9 hours
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Seven Star Crag private tour

Seven Star Crag private tour

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This day trip tour will allow you to explore Seven Star Crag scenery, which is a famous natural wonderland for its delicate seven small hills, magical caves as well as the large beautiful lake, all together compose a picturesque scenery. Visitors would be impact for this magical creativity of nature. Here's what you could do: 1) Boat ride on the lake to visit several islands at the Star-lake national wetland reserve and observe various wild birds; 2) Climb one of the seven pretty hills with fine walkway and enjoy an overlook view of the landscape from the peak; 3) Explore the exquisite cave with colorful lights illuminated on diverse rocks and stalactite; 4) Take a fun bicycle ride along the boardwalk surrounding the large lake for best photo taking spot; 5) Have a bite at the local specialty-sticky rice with pork, bean and salted egg yolk wrapped by bamboo leaf; 6) See the numerous gorgeous poem inscriptions on rocks composed by ancient Chinese poets about 1000 years ago.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.00
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$210.00
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Private Day Tour to Yingxi Corridor and Cave Fairland(ChuanTianYan) fr Guangzhou

Private Day Tour to Yingxi Corridor and Cave Fairland(ChuanTianYan) fr Guangzhou

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Trade Guangzhou’s bustle for a day in the countryside on this private, full-day tour. Following morning pickup directly from your hotel, travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle into the Guangdong countryside. Discover the Yingxi Forest Corridor—renowned for its picturesque mountains, bamboo forests, and temples. Stop for a lunch break at a traditional restaurant, where you can sample jiulong tofu and other local delicacies. Then, continue to the enormous Chuantian Cave, where you’ll go on a boat tour of the scenery.
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  • 10 hours
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$259.00
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$259.00
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Xiqiao Mountain and countryside village private tour

Xiqiao Mountain and countryside village private tour

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This day trip(with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou) will let you explore the west outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Based on your interest, you can choose 2 places of interest to visit for this tour from the 4 options below: 1) Xiqiao Mountain, national 5A natural resort with fresh air, sky lake reservoir, Karst cave as well as the big Buddha temple. 2) Martial Art institution, hometown of Bruce Lee, to watch Kongfu show and traditional Chinese lion dance. 3) Pingsha Island village, bicycle ride on the island to observe the local village with broad farmland and orchard(dragon fruit, grape, fig, banana and so on). 4) Guoyi Film City, for the royal palace model and local commercial street for films taking. The above 4 sites are relatively close to each other located to the west of Guangzhou around 1.5 hours driving, visiting 2 of them would compose a 9 hours day trip. Suitable for adult and kids.
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  • 9 hours
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Dinghu Mountain private tour

Dinghu Mountain private tour

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This 9 hours day trip tour will let you explore Dinghu Mountain, which is 1.5 hours driving to the west of Guangzhou. The tour incorporates both driving and walking, for sightseeing as well as trying some local food(for example the local specialty 裹蒸粽 , sticky rice with bean, pork. etc). Dinghu Mountain is one of the four "Most Renowned Mountains" in Guangdong Province, with waterfalls, dense forest, adventure tracks as well as ancient buddhism temple. We could take the scenic spot car (offered by the tourists management center there) going up and down the mountain and explore the core area walking on foot to experience the "natural oxygen bar". The sky lake reservoir on top of the mountain provides super clean spring water which supply to major cities like Guangzhou. Visitors could take the boat ride on the beautiful Dinghu Lake in the mountain to visit butterfly valley, explore and hike among the primitive forest landscape.
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  • 9 hours
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$210.00
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$210.00
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Kaiping/Toishan private tour (UNESCO watchtowers and villages)

Kaiping/Toishan private tour (UNESCO watchtowers and villages)

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This 9 hours day trip will let you explore Kaiping(around 2.5 hours driving from Guangzhou), which is famous for its world class architectural and cultural heritage-Watch Tower (the house buildings look like fortress built in 1900s by overseas Chinese migrant workers) and villages. We would be travelling in a private car to visit a few UNESCO sites(like Li Garden, Zili Village) in the countryside area with many farmland, livestock shed and fishpond along the way. Kaiping/Taishan is also the hometown city for many overseas Chinese, if you are coming back to visit and looking for your ancestor's house, we can assist and arrange such a tour for you. We will follow up with you to firm up the itinerary after you book this tour on Tripadvisor.^_^.
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  • 9 hours
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$215.00
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$215.00
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Private Day tour to Mt Dinghu and Seven Star Crags from Guangzhou

Private Day tour to Mt Dinghu and Seven Star Crags from Guangzhou

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Escape the bustle of the city on this full-day private excursion to nature-filled Zhaoqing, with door-to-door vehicle transfers from Guangzhou. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed Dinghu Mountain Nature Reserve—a lush, protected biosphere containing over 200 bird species—and the 17th-century Buddhist temple of Qingyun. You’ll also stop at the Seven Star Crags for a panoramic peek at the iconic karst hills overlooking the water.
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  • 9 hours
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$229.00
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Baojing Palace Cave and Glass Skywalk Bridge private tour

Baojing Palace Cave and Glass Skywalk Bridge private tour

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Experience the big glass skywalk bridge in Qingyuan, and no need to climb many steps in the mountain, this one offers elevator to take you up to reach the glass bridge with ease, suitable for kids and elderly. This 9 hour day trip will let you explore the north outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Here're what you could do for this tour(all available and optional based on your interest): 1) Visit Baojing Palace Cave to see the colorful lights illuminated on diverse natural rocks; 2) Take the elevator up to walk the big glass skywalk bridge and have a overlook view at the gorgeous valley; 3) Zipline experience for fun; 4) Bungee jump experience for fun; 5) Slideway with sled-like vehicle for fun; 6) Electric boat ride on the tranquil lake to enjoy the surrounding hills; 7) Hotspring spa experience; 8) Video game(dinosaur shooting, VR&5D films), booth game(bowling, basketball throwing, carousel, archery)and Go Kart.
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  • 9 hours
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$215.00
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Private Tour: Hong Kong Day Trip from Guangzhou by Bullet Train

Private Tour: Hong Kong Day Trip from Guangzhou by Bullet Train

Grab your passport and hop on a high-speed bullet train to Hong Kong on this private tour from Guangzhou. Accompanied by your private guide, spend a full day exploring the island’s highlights, from the glitzy metropolis to the villa-lined beaches. Ride the funicular to Victoria Peak for a dramatic aerial view of Victoria bay, relax on the beach at Repulse Bay and take a sampan cruise from Aberdeen Harbour. Finally, haggle for souvenirs at the huge Stanley Market, browse the colorful Ladies’ Market or visit the landmark Wong Tai Sin Temple.
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  • 10 hours
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$775.00
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Day Tour to Hong Kong from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

Day Tour to Hong Kong from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

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Guangzhou is the perfect jumping-off point to explore Hong Kong—and this seamless, private tour helps you see its highlights in a single day. Depart in the morning from your Guangzhou hotel, and head to the train station. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, you’ll tour the busy shopping area of Mong Kok, will take the Star Ferry to Central, will explore the Avenue of Stars, and will even ascend Victoria Peak for panoramic city views. At tour’s end, take the bullet train back to Guangzhou.
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  • 12 hours
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$368.21
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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Danxia and Nanhua Monastery by Bullet Train from Guangzhou

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Danxia and Nanhua Monastery by Bullet Train from Guangzhou

Trade the frenetic energy of Guangzhou for two of the Guangdong Province’s most beautiful and peaceful attractions on this full-day, private tour. Your tour begins bright and early when you meet your guide at your hotel and transfer to Guangzhou South station. Hop aboard a bullet train and head first to Danxia Mountain: a region renowned for its ruggedly beautiful mountain scenery. Continue next to Nanhua Temple, a significant Buddhist landmark, before stopping for lunch and then returning to Guangzhou.
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  • 14 hours
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$349.00
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$349.00
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Private Day Trip to Shimen National Park and Conghua Hot Spring from Guangzhou

Private Day Trip to Shimen National Park and Conghua Hot Spring from Guangzhou

Take a day trip to the suburb of Guanzhou, you will visit the Shimen National Park firstly to breath the fresh air on the mountains. Then you will enjoy the hot spring bath in Biquan Air Hot Spring where there are 52 various hot spring pools with all different functions.
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  • 11 hours
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$275.90
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Private Day Trip to Baiyun Mountain and Yuexiu Park plus Nanyue King Mausoleum from Guangzhou

Private Day Trip to Baiyun Mountain and Yuexiu Park plus Nanyue King Mausoleum from Guangzhou

Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover independently as you explore Guangzhou’s green lungs with a private guide and driver. Ride a cable car to the top of Baiyun Mountain, explore the Mingchun Valley aviary, then feast on a Cantonese dim sum lunch. Fortified, discover two symbols of the city: the Five Ram Sculpture in Yuexiu Park, and the Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King.
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  • 8 hours
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$186.47
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Private Tour: Day Trip to Yangshuo from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

Private Tour: Day Trip to Yangshuo from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

Escape the city for a day, and venture to one of China’s most spectacular areas of natural scenery: this full-day tour from Guangzhou by bullet train makes logistics seamless. Following morning pickup at your hotel, transfer to the station and travel to Yangshuo. You’ll go for a peaceful boat tour along the Li River, will visit the heritage village of Xingping, will head to the scenic lookout of Moon Hill, and more. As you go, admire the region’s distinctive karst mountains and misty waterways.
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  • 15 hours
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$409.00
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$409.00
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One day's trip to visit the biggest glass bridge and glass platform in Guangdong

One day's trip to visit the biggest glass bridge and glass platform in Guangdong

This is a private tour(with hotel pick up/drop off in downtown Guangzhou) only for you and your family, so no other traveller will join you and the price of 500USD is for up to 5 people per group, which means this tour could accommodate your group of 1-5 person at a fixed rate. With the company of a knowledge English-speaking local guide, you will have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking view of Gulong Canyon with its grand natural waterfall as well as the famous biggest glass skywalk bridge and platform in Guangdong Province. The scenic spot offers shuttle bus to go half way up the mountain, and visitors have to cover the remaining half way by climbing and walking along the boardway and glass walkway, and finally step on the glass skywalk bridge and platform on top of the mountain. It's basically one hour to go up and one hour to come down including the double way shuttle bus ride. Private car with driver is included for double way transfer from hotel to Gulong Canyon and return.
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  • 7 hours
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$500.00
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Guangzhou layover private tour

Guangzhou layover private tour

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This private tour focuses on foreign layover travellers who have a flight stopover in Guangzhou with China Southern Airline and take advantage of the 24 or 144 hours free transit visa policy to leave the airport and enter the city for a tour. We will pick you up at Guangzhou airport or your layover hotel in Guangzhou to start the tour, visit the major sites in downtown Guangzhou and at the end of the tour, drop you off at the airport for your connecting flight depart from Guangzhou. 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. You will have a full experience of Guangzhou from a local's perspective with the company of a knowledgable local guide and a private car with driver, and have traditional Cantonese dim sum for lunch. 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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Half day private layover tour with Cantonese dim sum lunch/dinner

Half day private layover tour with Cantonese dim sum lunch/dinner

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This half day layover tour is suitable for those who have a flight stopover in Guangzhou and want to make full use of the stay to visit the city with the 24 hours free transit visa offered by Chinese government. We will pick you up at Guangzhou airport, help you to visit the major sites in downtown Guangzhou with a traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch, and at the end of the tour drop you back to the airport for catching up with your connecting flight departure from Guangzhou. It's a tailor-made private tour so after you book this tour, you can discuss with us for which sites you like to visit in Guangzhou, also we will have some suggestions for you and propose a suitable itinerary.
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  • 6 hours
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$180.00
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$180.00
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Flexible Xian Terracotta Warriors Day Tour from Guangzhou by Flights

Flexible Xian Terracotta Warriors Day Tour from Guangzhou by Flights

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Taking a trip with hassle free by air from Guangzhou to Xian is the most convenient way to know the ancient history of Xian city. This flexible day tour will provide all the transfer in Guangzhou and Xian, and round-way flights. More importantly, visitors will have the initiative to choose whichever scenic spot to go, and enjoy the tour on their own preference and schedule.
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  • 14 hours
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$655.00
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$655.00
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Kaiping One Day Excursion Tour including Diaolou, Zili Village, Chikan Town

Kaiping One Day Excursion Tour including Diaolou, Zili Village, Chikan Town

Kaiping is located in the southwestern part of the Pearl River, 100 km away from Guangzhou. It is one of the renowned homes to overseas Chinese. Kaiping is famous for the multifunctional houses with their own style, as well as "Diaolou".
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$277.00
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$277.00
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Guangzhou private day tour to World Record skywalk glass bridge and hot spring

Guangzhou private day tour to World Record skywalk glass bridge and hot spring

This is a private tour only for you and your group. If you are tired of hustle city life and wanna experience the peace or exhilaration that nature provides, join this day trip to seek for 100% satisfaction. This day trip(with hotel pick up and drop off in downtown Guangzhou) will let you explore the north outskirt of Guangzhou, immerse in the beautiful landscape in the countryside and escape the bustle city. Experience the fantastic mountain with waterfalls and the most reputable big glass skywalk bridge at Gulong Canyon, favor a unique taste for lunch at a local restaurant, and relax your body at hotspring pools after the hike. For more info please refer to the tour sites introduction at the lower part of this tour description page. Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver plus full escort private English-speaking tour guide guarantee a smooth journey with ease and comfort.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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$220.00
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$220.00
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Private Day Trip to Chaozhou from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

Private Day Trip to Chaozhou from Guangzhou by Round-way Bullet Train

Chaozhou or Chauchow is a well-known town for its long history and being the hometown for many overseas Chinese. This day tour will let you explore Kaiyuan Temple, Guangji Bridge, old town, and West Lake in Changzhou by round-way bullet train from Guangzhou.
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  • 15 hours
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$429.00
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