After hotel pickup by private vehicle, your guide will accompany you on your two-hour cruise along the Pearl River – the largest river in Guangzhou as well as China’s third largest waterway. The cruise will take the front river route, passing downtown and the loveliest scenery along the waterfront.
Start your cruise from White Goose Pool, also known as ‘Night Moon over the Goose Pool’ – one of Guangzhou’s top attractions. Your guide will tell you the legend about the deep, jade water, which has charmed visitors since ancient times with reflections of light on a moonlit night.
As you float past Guangzhou’s famous landmarks, listen to historical anecdotes about each site. You’ll see Xinghai Concert Hall, Guangdong Art Museum and Guangdong Overseas Chinese Museum – all located on Ersha Island. Imagine the splendor of the 210-foot (64-meter) high Aiqun Mansion (Aiqun Hotel), once considered China’s highest building.
Passing under Haizhu Bridge and heading north, take in the lights at Haizhu Square, once referred to as the 'Red Heart of the Pearl River.’ Your guide will point out Ta Ying Lou on the west bank, and discuss its mix of Chinese and western architectural styles. You’ll see the North Gate Square of Sun Yat-Sen and the noteworthy architecture on Shamian Island, admiring the beauty in their reflections on the Pearl River.
Once you’ve cruised under all ten bridges – including Guangzhou Bridge, Haizhu Bridge and Jiefang Bridge – your guide will accompany you on a waterfront stroll before returning you by private vehicle to your hotel.