Explore Gulangyu Island on a private half-day tour from Xiamen. After a convenient cruise port pickup, visit the picturesque island of Gulangyu with an English-speaking guide. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the island and admire its colonial European architecture. Stop for a drink at one of its many cafés and check out the traditional Chinese gardens of Shuzhuang before returning to the port.
Your private guide and driver will meet you at your residence at downtown Xiamen and then you will be guided to the ferry terminal where you will start your visit to Gulangyu Island. Xiamen is an island connected to the mainland by Gaoji Causeway and Xiamen Bridge. Being located on the south eastern coast of China, Xiamen has mild weather all year round, making it an attractive and popular holiday retreat. And because of its large natural harbour, now closed off from the sea by land reclamation, the city became an important trading port since Song Dynasty. Your first visit today is to the small and picturesque island of Gulangyu just off of the southwest coast of the main island. Access to Gulangyu is by a short ferry ride, and when you reach the island, you will find that only electric powered vehicles are allowed so it is a peaceful retreat from the noise and fumes of petroleum powered vehicles. You will be able to take a leisurely stroll around the island and enjoy the natural beauty as well as the colonial European architecture of the churches and other buildings. Because this is a popular holiday spot, there are also many small cafes and boutiques for you to enjoy. You will also visit Shuzhuang Garden, originally a private villa built in 1931, that were opened to public since 1955. After returning to the main island, transfer back to your residence.