4-Hour Guangzhou Layover Bus Tour

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Guangdong
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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If you have a day of temporary layover in Guangzhou, this 4-hour small-group city tour will be your best choice to see the highlights of Guangzhou attractions. You will have the opportunity to see Chen clan academy, LiChi Bay, Canton tower, Canton Opera House, and Haixinsha Park before heading to a local restaurant for delicious Cantonese Dim Sum.


Airport transfer

Lunch included

Small-group tour

Small-group tour by minibus

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Pass By: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Before 8:30am, please meet up your friendly guide at the accommodation counter of China Southern which beside No 50 gate in Terminal 2 Guangzhou baiyun international airport. Then, embark for a 4-hour sightseeing tour in downtown Guangzhou. It is recommended that the departure time of your connecting flight be after 4pm.

Stop At: Chen clan ancestral hall-Folk Craft Museum, Guangzhou, Guangdong

First, you will visit the Chen clan academy which is listed as "Cultural Relics of National Importance" since 1988 and currently under preservation of the State. Built by 72 families of Chen clan in 1894 to accommodate the need of their sons for imperial examination preparation, it also served as an Ancestral temple. The academy or Ancestral temple was later converted into Chen Clan's Industry College before becoming a middle school. Today, it is home to Guangdong Folk Art Museum housing a massive collection of southern Chinese art including intricate wood carvings and potteries. The Chen clan academy exemplifies traditional Chinese architecture and decoration styles and greatly influences cultural and architectural developments worldwide.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lychee Bay Scenic Area, Guangzhou, Guangdong

Next, your will visit Haixinsha Island which is located in the southern tip of Zhujiang new town, a newly developed CBD just north of the iconic landmark, Canton tower, and east of Er Sha Island. Haixinsha island was once used as garrison and warehouses for the People's Liberation Army until it was selected as an development site for the stadium hosting opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 Asian Games. The island also sits at the new city center surrounded by new CBD and Pearl river. You will make stops at LiChi Bay, Canton tower, and Canton Opera House for photo opportunities outside of the structure.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Guangzhou opera house, Guangzhou, Guangdong

The construction will become the 3rd largest Opera House in China, next to Beijing's and Shanghai's. It is designed in grey and black by British female designer ZahaHadid and features natural, rustic shapes and distinctive materials in sharp contrast to neighboring buildings. It is a state of the art post-modernist building.The opera house will cover 42, 000 square meters and provide a floor area of 46, 000 square meters. It will comprise a 1,800-seat theater, a 400-seat multi-functional hall and a 4,000-square-meter front parlor and lounge. It will have an underground parking lot for over 250 vehicles, connecting with the underground parking lots of nearby Guangdong museum and Guangzhou Children' s Place.

Stop At: Zhujiang new town, Guangzhou, Guangdong

Huacheng Square in reference to Guangzhou's nickname as the "city of flowers," the huge square occupies 560,000 square metres augmented with trees, plants and even an artificial lake.The spokesman for the Guangzhou government was proud of the name chosen by the fact that it could easily be pronounced in Mandarin and Cantonese and sounded fashionable, active and energetic.Huacheng Square is surrounded by 39 modern buildings including the 2nd Guangzhou Children's Palace, the Guangzhou opera house, Library and the Guangdong museum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Canton Tower, Guangzhou, Guangdong

This new TV broadcast tower of Guangzhou, 610 meter and 37 floor high, is the highest tower in the world. It was used for the TV program production and broadcast forthe 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010.The elegant structure stands on the southernwaterfront near Xingang Road in Haizhu District, facing the Zhujiang New Town. Its construction was commenced on the "May Day" in 2006, and was scheduled for completion 2010 June. It costs about RMB1.6 billion yuan. It covers about 84,000 square meters, including a 454-meters-long body and a 156-meter-long aerial on top. The project is technically challenging and demanding, according to the constructor.
At the end of your tour, enjoy delicious Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to the airport. Dim Sum is a Cantonese style bite-sized cuisine traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. It is also known for its unique way being served at some restaurants where waitstaff carting them among tables of guests for their convenience to pick the dim sum dishes that suit their tastes.



Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Registration time: 6am to 8am Duration time: 9am to 2pm (5 hours) Recommended flight: departure time later than 4pm

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Jan-2020

    Unfortunately we could not visit the museum because of the Corona epidemic. The flowersquare was amazing. The park is not suitable for people that have a walking problem. The dim sum lunch was excellent. Melet was a real good and nice tourguide and the driver was very nice.

  • 04-Oct-2019

    Dim sum was delicious. Tour guide spoke good English. It was during China’s 70th anniversary, so there was more to see.

  • 28-Jan-2018

    Amazing value!!! And our guide was great! She is a professional translator and tour guide, and we had a relaxed and fun tour with her. She answered all our questions, offered interesting insights, and ordered our dim sum lunch for us. The tour desk was easy to find in Guangzhou airport up near Gate 20, and the staff there spoke English and were very helpful and friendly. The bus seats about 20 people, and was clean and modern, with air conditioning and seat belts. The driver was very skilled. I like that the tour began with the most modern part of the city 40 minutes from airport comfortable ride. We visited the main square near Canton Tower, the Opera House, main library, tall skyscrapers, and Guangzhou Museum. We did not enter those buildings on this tour, but our guide had lots of information about their architecture. Then she gave us 10 minutes to explore the square, and it was easy to find her again. Back on the bus for another drive, which took us to the very traditional and beautiful folk arts museum. Museum tickets were included in the tour price, and our guide arranged our entry and showed us around while answering questions about the history and art. Then she gave us 15 minutes to explore, take pictures, and buy souvenirs she offered to help us in the gift shop if we wanted. Really beautiful museum, partly outdoors. Back on the bus, and visited a popular outdoor flower park with Guangzhou's Five Rams statue. Our guide explained the good luck legend of the Five Rams, and showed us part of the 1000 year old city wall nearby. The statue was on a hill, but the stairs and slope were well maintained and safe. Finally we drove to a modern restaurant for a really big dim sum lunch. Again, this tour has amazing value - the meal was included in the tour price!! Our guide seemed to be good friends with the staff there many came by to say hello and she helped us order foods we would like -- a fun variety but nothing too strange. She recommended many of her own favourites. So much tasty food! : We chatted during lunch -- it was relaxed and comfortable. Then we went back to the airport, and were dropped off where we started Gate 20 tour desk... where the desk staff helped us find our hotel shuttle. The tour was from 8:30am or a little after to 2pm. I am impressed by Guangzhou and want to come back. I recommend this tour to anyone! It was excellent.

  • 28-Oct-2017

    An excellent tour if you are short of time, our Guide Mark was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Guangzhou. The dim sum lunch was a perfect way to finish. Just a note that to leave the airport you will need to fill out a visa application at airport which can take up a lot of time.

  • 07-Nov-2016

    Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Mark, was wonderful and the sites were gorgeous. I was actually blown away by the architecture of the towers and the library. The food was delicious and way more than I expected... it was worth the price of the tour alone. I was even able to pick up some souvenirs for family on the tour. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 12-Oct-2016

    Very good guide and left feeling satisfied that I'd seen a representative slice of the city. Strongly recommended for anyone who has the time to see Guangzhou.

  • 16-Sep-2016

    It was great to have half day tour in Guangzhou. We have limited time but could see Guangzhou perfectly during transit from SFO to Guangzhou.. The tour was committed departure even thought only 2 persons with big bus. The Tour Leader was friendly and great. It is recommended.