3 Days Guangzhou Food Tour
“Eating in Guangzhou!” It cannot be called a trip to Guangzhou without the tasting of local Cantonese food! This 3 days Guangzhou tour is particularly made for foodies and takes you to savor most of top must-eat gourmets, such as Dim Sum (Cantonese morning tea pastries), Cantonese Char Siu, sweet soups, and so forth on the most well-known food streets – Wenming Road and top best old restaurants. Furthermore, as a food and culinary culture discovery, this tour will take you to see the local popular market to see the real food materials and figure out why and how Cantonese people keep health with high talent. Furthermore, between your satisfying food enjoyments, our local guide will take you to see the must-see Yuexiu Park, Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Huacheng Square, Xiguan Ancient House, and more to learn the interesting history of this city and its prominent success as a world top metropolis in classic and leisure pace! Let’s start to try and explore glad things for taste buds and eyes!
- Have the utmost flavourous taste of top best Cantonese food in Guangzhou, including dim sum, Cantonese cuisines, desserts, etc. in the famous restaurants and along most famous food streets;
- Pay a local visit to Qingping Market to see numerous common and precious food ingredients and explore daily life of Guangzhou people deeply and the secrets of health keeping of the patient Cantonese people
- Admire real Guangzhou culture and history with classic visit to tope must-goes, including Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and traditional Xiguan Ancient Houses with lots of fantastic architecture relics;
- Admire real Guangzhou culture and history with classic visit to tope must-goes, including Chen Clan Ancestral Hall and traditional Xiguan Ancient Houses with lots of fantastic architecture relics.
- Day 1 Guangzhou Arrival
- Day 2 Guangzhou
- Day 3 Guangzhou & Guangzhou Departure
Day 1 Guangzhou Arrival
Sightseeing and Activities:
Welcome to Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide at the arrival hall of the airport or train station. Then, be escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable car. The rest of today is on your own to explore this modern metropolis. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.
Day 2 Guangzhou
Sightseeing and Activities: Yuexiu Park – Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall – Temple of the Six Banyan Trees – Cantonese Dim Sum Lunch – Chen Clan Ancestral Hall – Huacheng Square.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
After breakfast, your local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Start to explore the old and new Guangzhou City from Yuexiu Park, the largest city park in Guangzhou. Stroll leisurely in the verdant park to see the Five Rams Statue from which you will savor the interesting legendary story of the five rams and know why Guangzhou is called the “City of Rams”. Then, continue to appreciate a five-storey ancient structure in red – Zhenhai Tower which was changed as Guangzhou Museum. Have a brief learning about Guangzhou’s over 2000 years’ history and if you like, climb up the tower to get a bird’s-eye view of Guangzhou city. After the morning stretching with fresh air, move your steps to the nearby Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall which was built in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Enjoy the Chinese and Western combining styled octagon-shaped main building in bright red and blue from outside. Enter the hall to know Dr. Sun deeper with excellent exhibitions of his biography and contribution to the country and people, and get a simple learning about the contemporary history of China in the 18th – 19th centuries. Before leaving, admire the 5.5-meter tall bronze statue of Dr. Sun outside in the yard and show your respect to this world famous great Father of the Nation in China. Later, pay a short visit to the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. With a history about 1500 years, this temple is one of the birthplace of Chinese Zen Buddhism where you can have a simple understanding about Chinese Buddhism. Walk leisurely and admire the 57.6-meter octangular brick-wood Flower Pagoda and see some exquisite Buddha statues.
After that, have a break and enjoy the specially arranged Cantonese lunch and dim sum in one of the best reputed local restaurants along Shangxiujiu Pedestrian Street area to know why Cantonese food is so famous and popular around the world.
In the afternoon, continue to visit the must-see Chen Clan Ancestral Hall which is regarded as the largest, most beautifully decorated and best preserved traditional ancestral temple in Guangdong Province. Roam among the tranquil houses and courtyards built during 1888-1894 to discover its architectural origin and find out whether it was an ancestral hall or an academy for the Chen Family in Guangdong initially. Since it is famous as the “Pearl of Lingnan Architectural Art”, you will taste the super exquisite colorful decorations of vivid patterns of various flora and fauna, figures and immortals to feel the highly skillful construction and decoration of Lingnan people and know their typical folk culture and best wishes of harvest and prosperity in ancient China.
After the historical and artistic exploration, be transferred to the urban central axis in Zhujiang New Town to see the modern cityscape of Guangzhou at Huacheng Square. Have a leisure stroll between the glittery skyscrapers and peculiar shaped modern buildings to feel the fast development of this metropolis. Most importantly, appreciate the slim outline of the iconic Canton Tower on the opposite bank of Pearl River.
Day 3 Guangzhou & Guangzhou Departure
Sightseeing and Activities: Shamian Island – Qingping Market – Xiguan Ancient Houses – Beijing Road – Wenming Road – Back to Hotel / Guangzhou Departure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
After breakfast, your local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Firstly, you will be driven to see Shamian Island where over 150 European styled old buildings from the colonial period from 19th century are well preserved for a nice savory. Take a relaxing walk in the strongly exotic street block in emerald and imagine the past life and changes of Guangzhou told by those historical remains. Then, continue to visit Qingping Market to find out how Cantonese people do for daily regimen. Have an interesting exploration through the 2000 stalls, browse different kinds of Chinese herbal medicines and other exotic ingredients and be overwhelmed by the sights and products.
After that, have a break and glut yourself with the well prepared lunch with Cantonese Cuisines in one of the best reputed restaurants in Lychee Bay area.
Then, you will visit Xiguan Ancient Houses in Liwan District to see the representative traditional Lingnan architecture of ancient Guangzhou which had been built by the wealthy businessmen during the Qing Dynasty. Get into the old houses and know the local architectural characteristics and style from its plane layout, arcade formation and section to trivial decoration. Furthermore, move your steps to Cantonese Opera Art Museum well designed in the style of Lingnan garden to learn history and development of Cantonese Opera. After that, be transferred to the city center and take a simple walk along Beijing Road with hundreds of years’ history. This bustling commercial street is packed with shops, malls and restaurants and you can feel the prosperity of old Guangzhou by visiting some ancient sites. Then, walk not far to Wenming Road that is praised as one of the must-visit food street in whole Guangzhou and nice for arcade buildings appreciation. Enjoy your simple walk along the narrow street lined with tens of restaurants and food store, and fill your stomach with the must-eat sweet soups, rice noodle rolls, Cantonese old-fire soups, pastries, and more. Tell your likes to your guide to taste delicious food along Wenming Road.
After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel or to the airport / train station to catch the flight / train to your next destination or home. Service ends!
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
- Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
- Chinese visa fees;
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.