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Guangzhou: Pearl River Night Cruise with Buffet Dinner

1. Guangzhou: Pearl River Night Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Benefit from pick-up at your downtown Guangzhou hotel at around 17:30, and then board a comfortable vehicle to journey to the start of your Pearl River cruise. Stretching for more than 2,000 kilometers, and the third longest river in China, the Pearl River is a gem of Guangzhou city. Admire the breathtaking sights and illuminated monuments after dark as you feast on a buffet dinner. See the tall Canton Tower floodlit for the night. Built for the 2010 Asian Games, the tower topped out in 2009 at 595.7 meters, briefly making it the tallest tower in the world. Journey along the ribbon of the Pearl River as it connects historical sites and the beautiful scenery. Get an insight into the modern culture and historical legacy of Guangzhou as you relax into the delightful experience. Return to the wharf after approximately 1.5 hours, where a vehicle will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

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Pearl River Night Cruise with Private Transfers in Guangzhou

2. Pearl River Night Cruise with Private Transfers in Guangzhou

At 19:00 PM, your guide will pick up you at the lobby of your centrally located Guangzhou hotel with GetYourGuide signage with your name. Then you will take a private vehicle to the Dashatou Pier where you will take a cruise. It takes about 40-50 minutes to cruise from Dashatou to Canton Tower, then come back along the Pearl River. On the cruise, you will view the Ersha Island, Canton Tower, International Finance Center etc. which are lit with colorful lights in the evening to construct a stunning night landscape in the city. Your guide will tell you different names of the bridges and buildings and afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel where the trips concludes.

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Guangzhou Night Tour

3. Guangzhou Night Tour

Meet your guide at 4:00 PM pm in the lobby of a centrally located hotel, and start the night tour in Guangzhou. Head to Lychee Bay where you will view the old Xiguan buildings with traditional Canton Style, arch bridge and stage. Be transferred to Beijing Road to wander around the shopping street. Enjoy a Dim Sum dinner at local restaurant. Afterwards, take a cruise on the Pearl River for about one hour and enjoy the fantastic river views and the lights on both sides of the Pearl River. Later, visit Canton Tower which is the third highest TV tower in the world. If you are interested, you can buy the entrance ticket to the top of the Tower.  Be transferred back to your hotel at around 10:00 PM.

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Guangzhou Day Tour By Metro & Boat

4. Guangzhou Day Tour By Metro & Boat

At 9:30 am, your guide will wait for you at outside Exit A, Yuexiu Park station for Metro Line 2. Then you will climb up Yuexue Park to view the token of the city, 5 Rams Sculpture.The local legend goes that five immortal beings wearing robes of five colours came to Guangzhou on the backs of rams. Each being carried rice and gave it to the people as a sign that Guangzhou would be free of famine. A sculpture was erected in Yuexiu park in 1959 to pay tribute to this story, and to the origins of the name Guangzhou (meaning five rams). Afterwards you will walk to the Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period, where you will go inside the original tomb that was excavated in 1983 while constructing a hotel here. The tomb proves the long history of Guangzhou that can be tracked back to 2200 years ago. There is an exhibition hall to display all kinds of relics excavated in both the tomb and Guangzhou. Then you will take metro to Academy of Chen Clan, or The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, which is an academic temple built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors' accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. Academy of Chen Clan is a complex with traditional Canton architecture style, and notable for the rich decoration which exist inside, outside the halls and in almost every beams, ridges, walls and columns including a large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving. Afterwards, take the metro to Shamian Island to wander around the European architectural style area which was former colony for British and French 100 years ago. Your guide will take you to a local restaurant to taste yummy Cantonese Dim Sum for the lunch. Then you will take a public boat from here to Canton Tower on the Pearl River, view the river, buildings and bridges on the boat. The impressive Canton tower is 600 meters in the height; you can view it on the square. If you are interested, you can buy a ticket to overlook the city. The pleasant day trip concludes at the Canton tower where you can take taxi or metro back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Guangzhou

Excellent guide, we had a very good day

Ben is an excellent guide. Our flight was delayed and he very patiently waited for us until we reached the meeting point. It helped us accommodate the schedule according to what we wanted to see due to the time we had lost.

Good but expensive for 1 person.

Lovely friendly helpful guide, though cost for private tour for 1 person for 3 hours was expensive, & more than private day tour for 1 person for 6 hours!!??

Had a great time

Had a wonderful time. Our guide Miss Lin was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely look into future trips here

Very interesting, impressed with service.

Pick up was on time, easy to book and a great experience.

It was a very nice experience. It worth every cents