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Tour Overview

Discover the captivating blend of history and modernity on this 4-day Guangzhou and Foshan Cultural Tour. In Guangzhou, explore the iconic Yuexiu Park, Zhenhai Tower, and the majestic Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Stroll through Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and experience the colonial charm of Shamian Island.

Travel to Foshan to witness the thrilling Lion Dance at Ancestral Temple and wander through Lingnan Tiandi’s cultural enclave. Delve into ancient ceramic art at Nanfeng Kiln and enjoy hands-on experiences in pottery making and paper cutting. Uncover the cultural treasures of Guangzhou and Foshan, leaving with cherished memories of this enriching journey.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience the vibrant nightlife with a captivating 70-minute Pearl River night cruise, witnessing Guangzhou’s stunning skyline.
2. Explore the historic Yuexiu Park, Zhenhai Tower, and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, gaining insights into Guangzhou’s rich heritage.
3. Immerse in traditional arts at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and admire colonial charm on Shamian Island.
4. Embark on a cultural journey in Foshan: Lion Dance at Ancestral Temple, Lingnan Tiandi’s blend of old and new, and the ancient Nanfeng Kiln.
5. Discover the art of pottery making and paper cutting, indulging in Foshan’s local crafts and traditions.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Guangzhou, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide and driver at the airport. They will assist you with your luggage and then transfer you to your hotel in the city.

    After check-in at the hotel, you will have some free time to relax and recover from your journey. Feel free to explore the immediate vicinity of the hotel and get a sense of the local surroundings.

    In the evening, your guide will offer some suggestions for activities. One highly recommended option is to take a 70-minute Pearl River night cruise. The cruise will take you along the Pearl River, where you can marvel at the city's stunning skyline illuminated by colorful lights. This is a perfect way to begin your trip and get a glimpse of the city's vibrant nightlife.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Guangzhou

    Guangzhou Pearl River Night Cruise
    Pearl River Night Cruise

  2. Morning: After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you to start the city tour. The first stop is Yuexiu Park, a sprawling oasis in the heart of the city. As you stroll through the park, you will encounter several historical landmarks, including the Five Rams Sculpture, Zhenhai Tower, and the Guangzhou Museum. The Five Rams Sculpture symbolizes the legend of Guangzhou's founding, while Zhenhai Tower offers a glimpse into the city's ancient past.

    Next, you will visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, an impressive building dedicated to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China. The hall's architecture is a blend of traditional Chinese and Western styles, and inside, you will find exhibits detailing Sun Yat-sen's life and his contributions to China's history.

    Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
    Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

    Afternoon: For a deeper dive into Guangdong's cultural heritage, you will explore the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. This exquisite structure showcases traditional Cantonese architecture and houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, where you can admire various artifacts and artworks.

    Later in the afternoon, you will be driven to Shamian Island, an island with a rich colonial history. Its tree-lined streets and European-style buildings evoke a nostalgic charm. Take a leisurely walk and discover the island's unique atmosphere.

    Guangzhou Shamian Island
    Shamian Island

    The last stop for the day is Huacheng Square, located in Zhujiang New Town. Here, you can admire the modern cityscape and the iconic Canton Tower, one of the tallest towers in the world.

    After the tour, you will be escorted back to your hotel, where you can rest and reflect on the day's experiences.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guangzhou

  3. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up to begin your journey to Foshan City, which is about an hour's drive from Guangzhou.

    The first destination in Foshan is the Ancestral Temple, a magnificent and well-preserved complex dedicated to three prominent figures in Chinese history: Beidi, the God of the Northern Earth, Guangong, the God of War, and Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher. While here, you will be treated to a captivating Lion Dance Performance, a traditional art form that symbolizes good luck and prosperity (not available on rainy days).

    Foshan Lion Dance Performance
    Lion Dance Performance in Ancestral Temple

    From the Ancestral Temple, you will head to Lingnan Tiandi, a cultural enclave that seamlessly blends old-world charm with modern elements. Explore the narrow alleys and courtyards, where you'll find boutique shops, art galleries, and traditional tea houses.

    Continuing your Foshan exploration, you will visit Ancient Nanfeng Kiln in Shiwan. This ancient kiln complex dates back over 500 years and has played a significant role in Chinese ceramic history. Take a guided tour of the kilns, traditional houses, and winding paths. Don't miss the chance to stroll along Shiwan Doll Street, where you can witness skilled artisans crafting exquisite ceramic figurines.

    After an eventful day, you will be driven back to your hotel in Guangzhou's downtown area, where you can rest and relax.

    In the evening, you can choose to engage in Foshan cultural experiences, such as learning the art of pottery making or paper cutting (at additional cost). Engaging with these traditional crafts will deepen your appreciation for the local culture and arts.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guangzhou

    Foshan Paper Cutting
    Experience Paper Cutting in Foshan

  4. Enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel, making the most of your last moments in Guangzhou.

    Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping or explore nearby attractions.

    At the designated time, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport or train station for your onward journey to your next destination or back home.

    With unforgettable memories of Guangzhou and Foshan, your journey comes to an end. Until we meet again!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • 3 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to/off Guangzhou;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions, like Foshan cultural experiences;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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