Private Historical Tour: Guangzhou City Sightseeing Including Lunch

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From $149.00

23 reviews   (4.65)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


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.

What's Included

Admission tickets

Chinese-style lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional driver

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Cruise port pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • ADULT: Age: 2 - 99

Additional Info

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers; infants can join free of charge
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
Chen Clan Temple is also called Chen Family Academy, which was built in 1890-1894. Chen Clan Temple used to be a private house for Chen family, where people in Chen family prayed for their ancestors. Now it is used as “Guang Dong Local Arts Museum”. There you can enjoy amazing carvings, like wood carving, ivory carving, brick carving, etc.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King
Mausoleum of Nanyue King, dating back to about 2000 years ago, reveals the very outset and depth of the history. The Nanyue Royal Tomb lies at the Xianggang Hill in north-western downtown. The original slope from hilltop leads you downwards through stone gate into the 20-meter-underground tomb in the hill, as if you were descending into the depth of history. The 100 square meters complex is of huge scale and systematic layout, made up of some 750 grit-stone pieces and divided into 7 chambers for different functions in front and rear parts. Rough colorful cloud painting is found on the walls and ceiling of front chamber while remains of bone ashes, clothes, arrow tips and life items are showed where they were in all chambers. Here you are subject to instant and vivid touch of a living world beneath of historic luxury.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple)
Six Banyan Temple was built in 537. It is a renowned Buddhist cultural site. The temple enshrines three large Buddhist statues -- the biggest copper Buddhist statues existing in Guangdong Province. The thousand-Buddha copper pillar cast in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is kept on the top story of the pagoda. The 184-feet pagoda appears to have nine stories; inside, however, there are 17 levels. Because of the colorful exterior carvings, it is popularly known as the Flower Pagoda.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Shamian Island
Located on the north bank of the Pearl River’s White Goose Pool, Shamian Island is an oval islet, covering a tiny area of 0.3 square meters. Thanks to the many buildings of Western classicism on the island, it has recently been designated as a key protected relic of the state, and is called “Ninth Sight of Guangzhou”.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street
Shanghaixiajiu is well known pedestrian shopping street in Guangzhou. With the memory of the people in Guangzhou, it brings you the long history of Guangzhou city, walking along it.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Worthwhile day tour
Cruiser150422, 16-07-2019
I was on business trip to Guangzhou and needed a relaxing day tour of Guangzhou city. I got what exactly I wanted. This was a private tour with English speaking guide (Kevin). They provided us with a nice big van. It was very comfortable and clean. The driver was safe driver. They covered the stops they agreed upon in timely manner. Lunch, tickets for the sights are all covered in the tour cost. Our guide, Kevin, was very informative. He has a good knowledge of history. The lunch provided was a buffet in a good restaurant. Our group contained 2 Indians and 1 Brazilian. We liked the food from the restaurant.
We are very happy with the tour. If you have a day for city sightseeing, you can definitely go for this tour. Ask for Kevin as your guide.
This private day tour of Guangzhou...
Eric_C, 08-05-2017

This private day tour of Guangzhou was perfect. My guide Nora took me to the Nanyue Tomb, the six Banyan Temple, the Chen Family's School and finished the with afternoon tea on Shamian Island.

Nora is very intelligent and well informed. Overall, it was a great day!

Brilliant, great experience thank you...
Ioan C, 14-09-2016

Brilliant, great experience thank you very much, highly recommended

Beautiful historical sites!
KrenzyAnn_V, 07-02-2020
Kevin Ling was our tour guide. We learned a lot about the main historical sights in Guangzhou because of his very knowledgeable prowess. We managed to fit in a lot of places in one day. Because of this full schedule, it seemed a bit rushed and we weren't able to take our time to take some pictures. Other than that, we still enjoyed this tour. We got to see a lot of amazing and beautiful places in Guangzhou.
well verse with all the sight seeing...
tonyskng5, 08-02-2018

well verse with all the sight seeing location and history, very relax and enjoying tour.

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