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Tour four cities in the Greater Bay Area for 6 days! Embark on an extraordinary journey through the enchanting Greater Bay Area, where a world of wonders awaits. Our Amazing Greater Bay Area Tour (Hong Kong Macau Shenzhen Guangzhou) takes you on a captivating exploration of four vibrant cities, each with its own unique charm and allure. Prepare for cultural immersion, culinary delights, and breathtaking sights that will leave you in awe.

Begin your adventure in the dazzling metropolis of Hong Kong, where the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures creates a dynamic tapestry. Marvel at the iconic skyline, indulge in delectable cuisine, and immerse yourself in the bustling streets of this cosmopolitan hub. Continue your tour in the charming city of Macau, where East meets West in a captivating fusion of cultures. Explore its UNESCO World Heritage sites, try your luck at glamorous casinos, and indulge in a delectable blend of Portuguese and Chinese cuisine.

Continue your journey to the bustling city of Shenzhen, a technological marvel and a shopper's paradise. Explore its impressive modern architecture, visit captivating theme parks, and immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this fast-paced city. Lastly, venture into the historic city of Guangzhou, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern innovation. Discover the city's rich heritage at the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, stroll along the scenic banks of the Pearl River, and savor the tantalizing flavors of authentic Cantonese cuisine. Book your tour now and embark on a journey filled with discovery, cultural treasures, and culinary delights.

You Can Experience “Must-see & Must-do” with This Tour
Highlight 1: Standing before the Ruins of St. Paul's, you'll be struck by the grandeur of the facade and the intricate carvings that adorn it. The sheer size and beauty of the ruins create a sense of awe and wonder.
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Highlight 2: As you step into Fortaleza do Monte, you'll be transported back in time to the 17th century. The well-preserved fortification allows you to imagine its strategic importance and the defensive measures taken during that era.
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Highlight 3: Take the historic Star Ferry to travel from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island. The ride offers stunning views of Victoria Harbour and the city skyline. You will be able to see some of Hong Kong's most iconic landmarks, such as the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the International Finance Centre, and the Bank of China Tower.
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Highlight 4: Enjoy a ride on the Peak Tram to reach the summit of Victoria Peak and ascend to the Sky Terrace 428, where you will be greeted with breathtaking 360-degree views of Hong Kong. From this vantage point, you can marvel at the magnificent city skyline, the glistening waters of Victoria Harbour, and the surrounding mountains.
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Highlight 5: Dive deep into Guangzhou city's roots. Step into the Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum and travel back in time to the Nanyue Kingdom of two thousand years ago.
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Highlight 6: Witness skyscrapers in Zhujiang New Town. Behold the iconic Guangzhou Tower, towering and gleaming against the city skyline. As twilight descends, saunter alongside the tranquil Pearl River, embracing the city's charm night scene.
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Highlight 7: Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, a masterpiece of Lingnan architectural design. Be captivated by its unparalleled decorative artistry, from the meticulous stone, brick, and wood carvings to decorative ceramic and lime sculptures...
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Highlight 8: Marvel at the impressive skyscrapers that adorn the Shenzhen skyline, including the top three giants. Ascend the tallest tower to behold a panoramic view of the city and even glimpse Hong Kong in the distance.
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Hong Kong (3 Days)

Half day visit: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Repulse Bay
Half day free exploration: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, Nan Lian Garden, Avenue of Stars, Light show

Macau (1 Day)

the Ruins of St. Paul's, Fortaleza do Monte, Senado Square, A-Ma Temple, Venetian Macao

Guangzhou (2 Days)

Yuexiu Park, Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum, Beijing Road, Huacheng Square, Canton Tower, Pearl River, Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Lychee Bay, Cantonese Cuisine, Yongqing Fang, Shamian Island

Shenzhen (1 Day)

Shenzhen Museum, Shenzhen Ping’an Financial Center, Splendid China Folk Village, Shenzhen Bay Park

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival | Pick-up & Transfer to Hotel

Néih hóu! Hong Kong is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures. It is a global financial center, a major tourist destination, and a foodie's heaven. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, your local tour guide and driver will meet you there and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your own leisure.

Arrival Ideas: As Asia's World City, travelers can easily arrive in Hong Kong by air. There are numerous international and domestic airlines available for you to reach Hong Kong and access the rest of Asia. You can fly to Hong Kong from most cities in China, such as Guilin, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, and more. Additionally, travelers have the option to take a high-speed train to Hong Kong from Guilin (3.5 hours), Guangzhou (1 hour), Shenzhen (0.5 hour), Kunming (7.5 hours), and other cities.

Free Time Ideas: You have the option to embark on your own exploration of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple (黄大仙祠) and Nan Lian Garden (南莲园池) during the afternoon. These attractions offer a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and natural beauty of Hong Kong. Additionally, indulge in a memorable stroll along the renowned Avenue of Stars (星光大道), where you can admire the awe-inspiring vistas of Victoria Harbor and Hong Kong Island adorned with its towering skyscrapers. If your schedule allows, make sure to catch the mesmerizing "A Symphony of Lights" show (幻彩咏香江) at 20:00, an enchanting display that transforms the Hong Kong skyline into a captivating audio-visual extravaganza, truly a feast for the senses.

DiningDining:
None
AccommodationAccommodation:
downtown Hong Kong, Kowloon
Day 2 Hong Kong Classic City Tour | Star Ferry, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village

Today, you will enjoy a half-day guided tour (09:00-13:30, about 4.5 hours) with us to explore the stunning city skyline, the beautiful Victoria Harbour, the traditional way of life, and the beach scenery.

In the morning, your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby between 08:50 and 09:00. It's time to enjoy your half-day trip in Hong Kong and explore the stunning skylines from a different perspective. Start by taking the famous Star Ferry (天星小轮) at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier (尖沙咀码头) and cross Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon in just 7 minutes. The Star Ferry, a historic ferry service that has been operating in Hong Kong since 1888, offers a unique experience with breathtaking views of the iconic skyline and Victoria Harbor. Disembark at Central Star Ferry Pier (中环天星码头).

After that, pay a visit to the highest point of Hong Kong Island - Victoria Peak (about 552 meters), also known as the Peak, where you can enjoy stunning views of the city skyline from another perspective. You will take the famous Peak Tram, which has been in operation for more than 130 years, and journey through the verdant woods to explore some hidden old buildings that were left behind from old Hong Kong. Once you reach the Peak, make sure to visit the Sky Terrace 428 - an observation deck that offers 360-degree views of the breathtaking Hong Kong skyline and beautiful harbor. Seize this rare opportunity to capture some amazing photos from the top.

Later, drive about 30 minutes from the Peak to the Aberdeen Fishing Village, where you will experience a very interesting contrast and change of pace from the Hong Kong business district and Kowloon. Aberdeen is a historic fishing village located in the Southern District of Hong Kong Island. It is one of the oldest and most traditional fishing villages in Hong Kong. Take a sampan ride through the village and witness the traditional way of life of the boat people. Visit the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market and see the fresh seafood that is caught and sold in Hong Kong. If time permits, take a stroll along the Aberdeen Promenade and enjoy the breathtaking views of the harbor and the surrounding mountains.

Lastly, escape the bustling cityscape and head to the tranquil Repulse Bay, one of Hong Kong's most famous beaches. Sink your toes into the soft sand, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the clear waters of the South China Sea. With its picturesque surroundings and serene ambiance, Repulse Bay offers the perfect setting for relaxation. Whether you choose to unwind on the beach or indulge in water activities, this coastal oasis will leave you rejuvenated. (Note: In the event of unfavorable weather conditions for beach relaxation, an alternative plan will be executed, leading you to the vibrant Stanley Market. Explore the lively marketplace teeming with an array of exquisite trinkets, fashionable apparel, and unique souvenirs that cannot be found elsewhere. Indulge in a moment of relaxation by savoring a cup of coffee or beer at one of the charming seaside cafés or pubs, providing respite from the bustling crowds.) Upon concluding the tour, you will be accompanied back to your hotel.

Free Time Ideas for Evening Tour:
If time allows, explore the lively street markets of Temple Street Night Market or Ladies' Market, where you can find a variety of local goods, including clothing, accessories, and souvenirs. The remaining time allows you to indulge in the vibrant street scene of Kowloon, with its bustling markets, shops, and restaurants. Take the opportunity to try some local street food or dine at a traditional Cantonese restaurant to savor the flavors of Hong Kong cuisine.

DiningDining:
Breakfast
AccommodationAccommodation:
downtown Hong Kong, Kowloon
Day 3 Macau Tour from Hong Kong by Ferry

If you have already explored Hong Kong and are looking to venture further, consider taking a day tour from Hong Kong to Macau. Begin your journey in the morning by heading to the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, where you can catch a TurboJET ferry to Macau. The ferry ride takes approximately 55 minutes and will bring you to Macau's Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal.

Upon arriving in Macau, start your exploration by visiting some of the iconic landmarks. The first stop could be the Ruins of St. Paul's, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent structure features a facade adorned with statues of saints, angels, and dragons, showcasing a fusion of Portuguese and Chinese influences. The grandeur of the church's facade and the intricate carvings are truly awe-inspiring. Take the opportunity to climb the stairs to the top of the facade, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of Macau and the Pearl River Delta.

Next, make your way to Fortaleza do Monte, also known as "Mount Fortress." This 17th-century fortification was originally built by the Jesuits and served as a defensive system. Climb Mount Hill within the fort and enjoy panoramic views of the city of Macau from its balustrades. As you explore, you'll also come across old cannons, providing a glimpse into the fort's historical significance.

Afterward, take a leisurely stroll to Senado Square, a vibrant public square situated in the heart of Macau. Visiting Senado Square immerses you in the city's unique culture and heritage. The colonial-style buildings that surround the square serve as reminders of Macau's Portuguese past, while the numerous shops and restaurants offer a delightful experience of the city's diverse culinary scene.

Make sure to pay a visit to the A-Ma Temple, the oldest temple in Macau, dedicated to the goddess Mazu, who is revered as the protector of seafarers. Explore the various buildings within the temple complex and learn about their religious significance.

If you're interested, you can also venture to the Venetian Macao, the largest casino in the world. Take some time to experience the opulence of the resort, try your luck at the tables or slots, or simply relax and soak in the luxurious atmosphere.

At the conclusion of your tour, your guide will accompany you to the cruise terminal, where you can board a ferry to return to Hong Kong. Thank you for choosing Asia Odyssey Travel (AOT) for your Hong Kong Macau tour. We are always dedicated to serving you and look forward to welcoming you again for your future trips to China/Asia.

DiningDining:
Breakfast
AccommodationAccommodation:
downtown Hong Kong, Kowloon
Day 4 Hong Kong to Shenzhen | Shenzhen Museum, Skyscraper, Splendid China Folk Village

In this morning, get to Hong Kong West Kowloon Train Station for your high speed train to Shenzhen (about 15-20 minutes). Shenzhen is the most competitive and innovative city in China! Bordering Hong Kong, Shenzhen has transformed from a small fishing village into a major metropolis and is known as China's first Special Economic Zone. Upon your arrival at the train station in Shenzhen, the tour guide and driver will meet and greet you at the exit and take you to explore Shenzhen.

First, your guide will accompany you to the Shenzhen Museum (深圳博物馆) for a comprehensive understanding of the history, folk culture, and development of the city. Inside the museum, you will explore the Folk Culture Exhibition Hall, where lifelike wax figures depict the traditional folk culture, lifestyle, and production methods of Shenzhen, with a specific emphasis on Cantonese and Hakka ethnic traditions. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to visit the Shenzhen Reform and Opening Exhibition Hall, providing insights into the rapid growth of the city.

Shenzhen's development has been remarkable, characterized by rapid growth. Despite being the smallest in terms of area among the four major cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, Shenzhen boasts the highest number of skyscrapers. Three iconic buildings stand out in the city: the towering Ping'an Financial Center, soaring to 599 meters in height; the impressive KK100, reaching 442 meters; and the notable Diwang Building, standing at 384 meters. The progressive increase in height among these three structures represents the different stages of Shenzhen's development. You will have the opportunity to ascend the tallest building in Shenzhen and the second-tallest building in China, the Ping'an Financial Center (平安金融中心). This 115-story, 599.1-meter skyscraper is surpassed in height only by the Shanghai Tower. Experience a thrilling ride in the world's fastest elevator and reach the observation deck located on the 116th floor. Witness the remarkable "miracle" of this city's ongoing growth and rapid development. Additionally, you will have the chance to take in the breathtaking panoramic view of Hong Kong from afar.

In this afternoon, make your way to Splendid China Folk Village (锦绣中华民俗村) and immerse yourself in history as you explore 5,000 years of culture in just one day. Splendid China is currently the world's largest and most content-rich scenic miniature area, divided into two parts: Splendid China and Folk Culture Village. The 82 miniature scenic spots are meticulously arranged according to the map of China, with a scale ratio of 1:15. Prepare to embark on a journey through five thousand years of Chinese history, all in a single day. Splendid China Miniature Scenic Area holds the title for being the largest miniature scenic area worldwide. As you stroll through the famous attractions of China, you'll find over 50,000 ceramic figurines carefully placed. Whether you're exploring the Great Wall, admiring the Dunhuang murals, marveling at the Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, or taking in the impressive buildings of Hakka Tulou, you'll have the incredible opportunity to "step into history and tour China in one day". While, the Folk Culture Village showcases 27 villages representing different ethnic groups, each offering a glimpse into their religious beliefs, languages, folk customs, traditional music and dance, traditional costumes, folk festivals, distinctive architecture, folk artists, and ethnic flavors. It provides a comprehensive display of the unique cultural characteristics and intriguing humanistic charm of the Chinese nation. Seize the rare opportunity to enjoy their dances and live shows and immerse yourself in the joyful atmosphere.

After indulging in the cultural experience, take a leisurely break at Shenzhen Bay Park (深圳湾公园). Whether you choose to take a leisurely stroll or find a tranquil spot to sit and relax, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the bay. Gaze upon the crystal-clear waters and marvel at the awe-inspiring silhouette of the Hong Kong skyline in the distance. If the weather permits, be sure to capture the beauty of the sunset and savor the gentle breeze that adds to the park's serene ambiance.

After the tour, be transferred to the train station for a high speed train to Guangzhou. Renowned as a major trading and cultural hub in southern China, its culture is deeply rooted in both its ancient history and its role as a port city, which led to its blending of local and foreign influences, creating a cultural symbol that's uniquely its own. Guangzhou is also a birthplace of Lingnan Culture, Cantonese Dialogue, Cantonese Cuisine, Cantonese Opera, etc. Upon your arrival at the train station in Guangzhou, the tour guide and driver will meet and greet you at the exit, and then escort you to the well-selected hotel in downtown Guangzhou.

DiningDining:
Breakfast, Lunch
AccommodationAccommodation:
hotel in downtown Guangzhou
Day 5 Guangzhou City Tour | Yuexiu Park, Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum, Beijing Road, Canton Tower, Pearl River

The Ancient Central Axis: Tracing Back to the "Origin" of Guangzhou

Spanning millennia, the ancient central axis of Guangzhou stands as a testament to the city's profound historical significance. This axis, running through key locales such as Yuexiu Park and Beijing Road, this historical vein pulsates with stories that have shaped Guangzhou's identity. The foundational point of Guangzhou can be traced back over 2,000 years ago when the Nanyue Kingdom during the Qin and Han dynasties established its capital here, marking the inception of an enduring narrative.

Greeted by the morning light, you can pay a visit to Yuexiu Park (越秀公园) like the locals. The park, which centers around Yuexiu Mountain, stands as one of the landmarks of Guangzhou. Yuexiu Mountain, an extension of Baiyun Mountain, has remnants from over 2,000 years ago left by the Nanyue King Zhao Tuo, hence its initial name "Yue King Mountain." Following the Xinhai Revolution, Sun Yat-sen frequented Yuexiu Mountain for reading and official duties. Today, Yuexiu Park is lush and vibrant, functioning as a comprehensive park that serves both locals' leisure activities and tourists' sightseeing.

Entering through the park's west gate, on your right, stands an 11-meter-tall sculpture known as the Five Rams Sculpture (五羊石雕) which is deeply rooted in a local legend integral to Guangzhou's cultural identity. According to the lore, during a severe famine thousands of years ago, five immortals rode into Guangzhou on five rams and presented the people of Guangzhou with rice stalks held in their mouths and wished the region to be forever free from famine. After their departure, the five rams transformed into stone, leading to the city's nicknames, the "City of Rams". It is more than just a physical landmark, as it embodies the city spirit of gratitude, compassion, mutual assistance, diligence, and bravery, and has become a symbol of Guangzhou. On the slope opposite the Five Rams Sculpture, you will see the only remaining section of the ancient wall from the Ming Dynasty. Over 600 years old, this wall bears witness to the urban layout's formation during that era.

Continuing your journey, ascend to the summit where the Zhenhai Tower (镇海楼), commonly referred to as the "Five-Storied Pagoda," stands tall and proud after its 600 years of repeated destruction and rebuilding. During the Ming Dynasty, Zhenhai Tower was the highest building in Guangzhou, and a good place for the ancient people of Guangzhou to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Once you reach the top, a panoramic view awaits, offering breathtaking sights of the Pearl River and Baiyun Mountain. This tower now hosts the Guangzhou Museum, a historical comprehensive museum that serves as a crucial venue for collecting and displaying historical artifacts of Guangzhou. Also perched on the mountain is the Sun Yat-sen Monument (中山纪念碑), built to commemorate the democratic revolutionary Sun Yat-sen. It was designed by the famous architect Lu Yanzi, who also designed the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (中山纪念堂), an octagonal palace-style structure that seamlessly blends Eastern and Western architectural styles. They are both located on the traditional central axis of Guangzhou city, forming a unified whole and becoming symbols of Guangzhou’s modern history.

After you visit Yuexiu Park, delve underground to explore the Western Han Dynasty Nanyue King Mausoleum Museum(南越王墓博物馆). Here, you'll get to witness firsthand the genuine tomb of Zhao Mo, the second emperor of the Nanyue Kingdom during the early years of the Western Han Dynasty. The museum serves as a reminder of Guangzhou's ancient history, the Nanyue Kingdom was a significant regional power and provides crucial insights into the Nanyue culture. For anyone interested in Chinese history, archaeology, or art, the tomb is the largest and the best preserved color-painted stone chamber found to date in the Lingnan region in South China and has unearthed numerous artifacts. Among all the 1,000 pieces of cultural artifacts, you won’t miss the spotlight “Jade Burial Garment” which is made up of 2291 pieces of jade, and also a collection of over 400 delicate ceramic pillows.

After visiting the Mausoleum Exhibition, head south to reach Beijing Road (北京路) - one of the most popular pedestrian streets in Guangzhou. This vibrant street offers a combination of global brands and local boutiques, as well as a wide range of dining options, from Cantonese street food to high-end restaurants. However, Beijing Road is more than just a shopping and dining destination. Known as Guangzhou's "millennium-old pathway," Beijing Road, once the nerve center of Guangzhou's political, economic, and cultural activities, has been the city's central axis since its establishment, with the city expanding outward from this starting point,. As you meander down the street, take note of the transparent glass panels underfoot. These panels offer a unique window into the past, revealing 11 ancient road layers from five historical periods: the Southern Han, Tang, Song, Ming, and Qing dynasties, as well as the base of the Song Dynasty's Gongbei Tower. Furthermore, Beijing Road is home to numerous historical and cultural sites. At the north end of the street is the Nanyue King Museum's Palace Exhibition (南越王博物院王宫展区), displaying archaeological remains of the Nanyue Kingdom's palace. Next to it is the Guangzhou City God Temple(广州市都城隍庙) which is the largest city God temple in Lingnan area during the Ming Dynasty. At the south end of the street is the Giant Buddhist Temple(大佛寺), showcasing a combination of traditional temple and Lingnan architectural styles.

The New Central Axis: Embracing the "Future" of Guangzhou

Following your journey through Guangzhou's ancient central axis, the narrative shifts towards the contemporary heartbeat of the city—the New Central Axis. It offers a contrast to the ancient legacies, introducing the city's modern evolution. As Guangzhou cements its place as a global metropolis, the new axis epitomizes the city's rapid development, ambition, and forward-looking vision.

Start your exploration at the Zhujiang New Town(珠江新城), which is Guangzhou's central business district and the symbol of its modern skyline. Home to towering skyscrapers: the sleek Guangzhou IFC Tower and the majestic CTF Finance Center. Looming in the distance is the iconic Canton Tower, an astonishing feat of engineering soaring to 600 meters. Locally, these three titans are affectionately dubbed "广州三件套" or "Guangzhou Three Piece Set."

The heart of the New Central Axis, Huacheng Square(花城广场), is a sprawling green urban park and public space surrounded by landmarks like the Guangzhou Opera House, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid, and the new Guangzhou Library, the Guangdong Provincial Museum. Most importantly, appreciate the slim outline of the iconic Canton Tower (广州塔) on the opposite bank of Pearl River. The square comes alive in the evening, with water features, light shows, and the shimmering reflections of the city's skyline in its man-made lakes.

Lastly, don't miss a stroll along the Pearl River(珠江), especially during the evening. With the city lights reflecting on the water, and the famous Pearl River Cruise passing by, it's a picturesque scene blending the old and new worlds of Guangzhou. As you conclude your journey along the Old & New Central Axis, you're left with an impression of a city that respects its past, yet eagerly embraces the future.

Evening Optional Activity: Dive into Guangzhou's enchanting night atmosphere with a memorable Pearl River night cruise (about 60 minutes) during 7 to 10 pm. A night cruise provides an unmatched vantage point to admire Guangzhou's skyline. Drift past iconic landmarks such as the Canton Tower, which shines brilliantly against the night sky, and the beautifully illuminated bridges that stretch across the river.

DiningDining:
Breakfast, Lunch
AccommodationAccommodation:
hotel in downtown Guangzhou
Day 6 Guangzhou Departure | Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Lychee Bay, Cantonese dim sum, Yongqing Fang, Shamian Island

Wandering Xiguan: Following the Steps of the Locals, Savoring Guangzhou

Today, we'll follow in the footsteps of the local “Lao Guang” residents and dive deep into the heart of Guangzhou's traditional old city - “Xiguan”. "Xiguan" (西关) is a historically significant area in Guangzhou, located in the Liwan District. It encapsulates the heart of old Guangzhou and showcases the essence of Cantonese traditions in terms of art, food, opera, and daily life.

The history of Xiguan can be traced back to the Ming Dynasty when it was a suburb outside the west gate of Guangzhou City. In the Qing Dynasty, as Guangzhou became an important port for China's foreign trade, Xiguan gradually developed into a prosperous commercial and residential area. At that time, Xiguan gathered wealthy merchants from all over the country, who built many luxurious Xiguan mansions here. Xiguan is also one of the cradles of Guangzhou culture and has nurtured traditional art forms such as Cantonese opera, Yuequ, and Guangdong music. Xiguan is also a representative of Guangzhou's food culture, and there are many famous Cantonese restaurants here.

Begin your journey at the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall(陈家祠), a representation of the traditional Lingnan architecture and culture. The clan concept in the Lingnan region (which covers Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, and parts of Fujian) is very strong, and people attach great importance to the worship and memorial of their ancestors. The ancestral hall is the place where people worship their ancestors and the carrier of the clan culture. The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall stands as the largest, best-preserved, and most exquisitely decorated ancestral hall-style architecture in China, earning it the title of the "Jewel of Lingnan Architectural Art". This majestic hall was collectively financed and constructed by the Chen clans from all 72 counties of Guangdong province and was fully completed in 1894. Spanning an impressive 15,000 square meters, it showcases the grandeur and prominence of Guangdong's predominant surname, Chen. However, the true marvel that has etched the hall's name in the annals of architectural history is its unparalleled decorative artistry. The hall showcases the "Three Carvings" (San Diao) - stone, brick, and wood carvings; the "Two Moldings" (Liang Su) – ceramic and lime sculptures; and additionally, the intricate cast ironwork and exquisite color paintings, together recognized as the "Seven Wonders" (Qi Jue). Each element, be it a wooden panel, a brick wall, or a stone pathway, is embellished with designs and motifs teeming with symbolism and folklore. Additionally, the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, where you can witness traditional Guangdong crafts such as ivory carvings, jade sculptures, Guangdong embroidery, and Guangdong colored ceramics, etc.

Continuing your Xiguan journey, drive to visit the scenic Lychee Bay (荔枝湾). Its name was derived from the abundant lychee trees that once lined its banks, bearing sweet fruit each summer. Once the backyard garden of wealthy merchants in Xiguan, the bay is now a serene water town in the heart of the city. As you meander along the bay, you will soak in the surroundings with age-old banyan trees lining its shores and rickety wooden boats gently drifting on its calm waters, bordered by aged buildings and temples. You will also encounter several historical bridges, each with its unique architecture and backstory, and come across the quintessential "Xiguan Big Houses" and other traditional Cantonese architectures, showcasing the opulence of Guangzhou's bygone era.

No journey through Xiguan is complete without indulging in its gastronomic delights. This area is the birthplace of several Cantonese culinary classics. From delicate shrimp dumplings to sumptuous rice noodle rolls and aromatic sweet soups, Xiguan's food offers a diverse range of flavors and textures. In addition, you can explore traditional teahouses and eateries that have withstood the test of time and continue to serve generations of Guangzhou residents. After your stroll, take a break at one of the many traditional teahouses along the bay. Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed local tea, accompanied by traditional Cantonese dim sum.

After enjoying Guangdong Yum cham (早茶), your next destination should be the Lychee Bay Grand Theater (荔枝湾大戏台). This theater serves as a venue for public benefit performances, to promote and preserve traditional Cantonese opera art forms. If your timing is right, you might be fortunate enough to catch a live performance. Nestled alongside Lychee Bay, the theater exudes a unique charm where the melodious chirping of birds harmoniously intertwines with the soulful rhythms of Cantonese opera echoing from the stage. Just a short distance away is the Lychee Bay Museum (荔湾博物馆), which showcases the unique cultural landscapes, folk customs, and historical narratives of Lychee Bay. Within its confines are three major exhibition areas. Notably, the Xiguan Folklore Hall(西关民俗馆) is transformed from a quintessential Xiguan grand mansion (西关大屋). Through authentic household furnishings and scene displays, it partially recreates the traditional archetype of a Xiguan house, offering a close glimpse into the lifestyle, cultural ambiance, and daily scenarios of Xiguan residents of yesteryears.

Then, your Xiguan exploration takes a new turn as you make your way to Yongqing Fang. Yongqing Fang(永庆坊) is located on the historically rich Enning Road (恩宁路), which boasts the longest and most intact qilou (骑楼) street in Guangzhou. The qilou, a hallmark of Guangzhou architecture, features a continuous covered walkway on the ground level with residential spaces above. This design, combining shopping and sheltered pedestrian access, epitomizes the city's blend of commerce and community. Post-renovation, Yongqing Fang manages to retain the vintage charm of old Guangzhou's Xiguan flavor, all the while infusing modern commercial artistry into its fabric. Strolling down Yongqing Fang, you're immediately embraced by a confluence of the old and the new. Rows of well-preserved, traditional Xiguan-style houses line the street, their facades exuding old-world charm, while their interiors house a myriad of trendy boutiques, art galleries, craft shops, and coffee joints, bringing a touch of contemporary urban chic to the historic surroundings.

There's no better place to conclude the journey than the enchanting isle of Shamian. Shamian Island(沙面岛), a sandbank island in the Liwan District, is a testament to Guangzhou's cosmopolitan past. It served as an important port and trading post, especially during the 18th and 19th centuries when China opened up to foreign trade. This history has left an indelible mark on Shamian, with its European-style architecture, bronze statues, and meticulously manicured gardens, making it a stark contrast to the bustling modernity of the rest of Guangzhou. Strolling along Shamian's tree-lined avenues feels like a journey through time. The well-preserved colonial buildings, once the homes and offices of foreign merchants and diplomats, now house boutique hotels, cafes, and shops. Many of these structures are a fusion of Neo-Classical, Gothic, and Baroque architectural styles, with some Chinese elements subtly incorporated.

Then, it is time to conclude your 6-day Greater Bay Area tour. Your guide will accompany you to the airport or train station for your flight or high-speed train to your next destination. You will remember Guangzhou's multifaceted history, its spirit, and its ability to harmoniously blend the old with the new.

Thank you for choosing Asia Odyssey Travel for your Guangzhou tour. We are always dedicated to serving you and look forward to welcoming you again for your future trips to China/Asia.

DiningDining:
Breakfast, Lunch
AccommodationAccommodation:
None

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The above price is based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on travel date, group size, hotel class, program in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.

What’s Included?

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Experienced drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
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Professional licensed English-speaking local guide
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Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
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Domestic flights (economy class) or high-speed trains (second class) listed in the itinerary
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Admission tickets, activities, meals listed in the itinerary
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Accident insurance
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Our service from tour planning, handling, operational and finishing your trip

What’s Excluded?

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International airfares
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Entry visa fees
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Personal expenses
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Single room supplement
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Recommended optional activities
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Arrival/departure flights or train on the first and last day
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Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

Important Trip Notes for Booking a Private China Tour

How do I book a private China tour?
It is very simple to book a private China tour. Select the tour you are interested, and click “Make an Enquiry for Free”. Tell us your demands and likes while submitting the form. During this process, you don’t need to pay immediately. After sending us your requirements, one of our professional travel experts will get back to you within 0.5 to 24 hours. When all the information have confirmed, then you make the deposit. Please feel free to contact the travel expert directly if you have any questions prior to booking.
Extend Your China Tour
The above itinerary is the sample one that most travelers would go like that. The tour can be customized based on your likes, interests and budget. At the same time, if you want to extend this tour, just tell us your favored destinations and things to do. Our professional travel experts will redesign the trip totally for you and your group at the best price. Tell us your ideas now >>
Transportation
In a private tour, it means you will transfer to the tourist attractions in one city by private vehicle. The private car we selected is spacious, comfortable and air-conditioned. And the driver we use are very experienced. As for traveling between two destinations, we use domestic flights (economy seat) or high speed trains (second class seat, usually less than 6 hours). The local guides and drivers will pick you up at the airport/train stations, and escort you to the hotel.
Meals
“B” stands for breakfast. You will have it at your hotel in the morning.
“L” stands for lunch. The restaurants we will arrange for you are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. All are in good sanitary conditions. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.
“D” means dinner. All dinners are excluded in the itinerary. You have the chance to taste some authentic Chinese food and local snacks.
If you have special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free), please let us know before your booking. We will try our best to take care of you.

Accommodation & Hotel Condition for Your China Tour

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Have a good sleep everyday is very important during your China tour. In a private tour, you can decide on your own which hotel class you want - luxury 5 star, comfortable 4-star or economic 3-star.
All the hotels in each destination we selected are at good location, close to commercial street or tourist attractions. And, all the hotels we use have a business relationship for many years and they have windows, air-conditioners, hot water, showers, wifi... (except for basic accommodation condition when travel to Mount Everest) to ensure you luxury and comfortable sleep experience. The staff can speak English and they will provide you the high quality service. If you have any requirements, you can ask them to help.

Photo Gallery for This Itinerary

  • Victoria Harbour Beautiful View
  • Enjoy iconic skyline of Hong Kong from Avenue of Stars
  • Avenue of Stars, waterfront promenade located in Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Symphony of Lights, breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong
  • Admire the cityscape from Victoria Peak
  • Take a boat ride to explore the Aberdeen Fishing Village
  • Take a walk along Repulse Bay
  • Try delicious food at Hong Kong Temple Street
  • the Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral, Macau
  • Senado Square, Macau
  • Dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu
  • Venetian Macao
  • Enjoy Sunrise of Shenzhen Bay Park
  • Towering skyscraper located in Shenzhen
  • Ethnic performance in Splendid China Folk Village
  • Visit Shenzhen Museum for Folk Culture & Development
  • Yuexiu Park
  • Beijing Road at Night
  • Guangzhou Huacheng Square
  • Guangzhou Huacheng Square
  • Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
  • Lychee Bay, Guangzhou
  • Xiguan Grant Mansion
  • Cantonese Dim Sum

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Tour Information
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Flexible Dates
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Trusted Route
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Guaranteed Experience
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Trip Style: Private Tour (flexible travel dates & numbers of travelers)
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Tour Code: AOT-THK-008
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Travel Route: Hong Kong - Macau - Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Guangzhou
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Features: Skylines, History, Culture, Architecture, Skyscrapers, Museums, Cuisine, River Cruise

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(Based on a private tour for two people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people.)

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