Guangzhou Highlights and Canton Fair TourGuangzhou Tour

Days 3
Destination 1
Experiences 6

Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, Gourmet, At a Glance

Far and away the largest trade fair in China, the Canton Fair has been held twice a year in Guangzhou since 1957. It is renowned among trade fairs in China for having the widest range of products, the highest attendance, and the largest number of business deals. The Canton Fair is a must for anyone interested in Chinese trade and business. This three-day guided tour combines two days exploring the Canton Fair with visits to some of Guangzhou's best-known sights. While you are at the Fair, you will be accompanied by a guide who will act as your translator.

Guangzhou has been a hub of international trade and commerce for centuries and this history is reflected in its colonial architecture. Witness this architecture for yourself on a walking tour of peaceful, pedestrianized Shamian Island, a former foreign concession. You'll also get a chance to learn about ancient Chinese history at the world-famous Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King and take in panoramic views of the city from the top of Canton Tower.

Please note that the Canton Fair takes place twice a year in the spring (usually mid-April to early May) and autumn (usually mid-October to early November).

Every one of our package tours can be modified according to your preferences. Please ask your agent if you'd like to make any changes to this itinerary.

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  • Shamian Island – enjoy a tranquil walk around the many European colonial buildings of this historical foreign enclave
  • Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street – stroll along this popular commercial street with lots of shopping and food options
  • Lunch – Cantonese cuisine with stewed soup
  • Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King – one of the best museums in China, home to the incredible 2,000-year-old jade burial suit of the second Nanyue King (137-122 BC)
  • Canton Tower – take in bird's eye views of Guangzhou from the 488-meter-high observation deck
  • Overnight – Guangzhou

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


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  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
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