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1-Day Xiamen City Highlights and Gulangyu Island Private Tour

Xiamen, CN

1-Day Xiamen City Highlights and Gulangyu Island Private Tour

Xiamen, CN
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Experience the captivating beauty of Xiamen on this private tour that takes you to the city's most iconic landmarks. Begin your day with a picturesque 10-minute boat ride to Gulangyu Island, where you'll be enchanted by the stunning Shuzhuang Garden and explore the fascinating Piano Museum. As you stroll through the island, you'll be mesmerized by the blend of Chinese and foreign architectural styles, blooming flowers, and breathtaking coastline scenery. After a delicious lunch, continue your adventure at the majestic Nanputuo Temple, where you can admire sacred Buddhist statues and treasures. Finally, visit the historic Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot, where you'll have the unique opportunity to view cannonry from the Qing dynasties. With hotel pickup and drop-off included, this unforgettable tour allows you to immerse yourself in the rich history and natural beauty of Xiamen.

About this experience

  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Visit Gulangyu Island, a charming garden floating on the sea
  • Explore Shuzhuang Garden and the Piano Museum
  • Experience the South Putuo Temple and its sacred Buddhist statues
  • Discover the historical Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot
  • Enjoy a hassle-free private tour with pick-up and drop-off at your hotel
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • The private car & private guide
  • The entrance ticket and shuttle bus

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


In the morning, our tour guide and the driver will pick you up from your hotel at about 09:00. We will transfer you to a ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Gulangyu Island to start this private Xiamen day tour.

Gulangyu Island

The first stop is Shuzhuang Garden in the southern part of the island. With an ingenious layout designed around the natural terrain, the park includes two parts: the Garden of Hiding the Sea (Canghaiyuan) and the Garden of Making-Up Hills (Bushanyuan). Then, you will be guided to the Piano Museum, which houses a large assortment of historic and modern fine pianos from the collection of Hu Youyi. Gulangyu Island attracts a lot of tourists for its pleasant climate and picturesque views. Seen from a distance, it is like an enchanting garden floating on the sea. Roaming leisurely about the island, you will be amazed by buildings constructed in the Chinese as well as foreign styles, blooming flowers and lush trees, plus the fascinating coastline scenery. As a private garden once, the villa-style Shuzhuang Garden on the island owns many beautiful buildings such as pavilions and houses. In the Piano Museum within Shuzhuang Garden, visitors can also have a nice glimpse of the history of this musical instrument.

Admission Included

Nanputuo Temple

After lunch, your Xiamen day trip will be extended to the South Putuo Temple, a temple well-known throughout China and the location of the Buddhist College of Minnan. The South Putuo Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple originally built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). With large and imposing scale, it is composed primarily of four buildings: Devajara Hall, Mahavira Hall, Dabei Hall and the scripture library. If you are interested in Buddhist culture, you won't be disappointed admiring the sacred Buddhist statues and treasures inside the temple.

Admission Included

Huli Mountain Fort

After that, our guide will accompany you to the Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot which was a military outpost constructed during the latter part of the Qing dynasty. Today it features cannonry from the Qing dynasties. If time permits, you'll be able to walk along the Island Ring Road to view the spectacular seascape and man-made scenery.

Admission Included


At the end, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Xiamen.

More about this experience


Welcome to the 1-Day Xiamen City Highlights and Gulangyu Island Private Tour, a perfect opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Xiamen and immerse yourself in its rich cultural heritage. This private tour will take you to some of the most iconic attractions in the city, including the enchanting Gulangyu Island, the serene South Putuo Temple, and the historic Hulishan Battery scenic spot.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a day filled with awe-inspiring sights, fascinating history, and unforgettable experiences. Explore the charming streets of Gulangyu Island, known for its colonial architecture and beautiful gardens. Marvel at the intricate designs and tranquil ambiance of the South Putuo Temple, a renowned Buddhist temple with a history dating back over a thousand years. Discover the fascinating stories behind the Hulishan Battery, a coastal defense fortress that played a significant role in protecting Xiamen.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed for anyone who wants to delve into the heart of Xiamen's culture and history. Whether you are a history buff, a nature lover, or simply someone looking for an adventure, this tour caters to all. It is suitable for solo travelers, couples, families, and small groups who want a personalized experience of Xiamen's top attractions.

Why book this?

Book this private tour to unlock the secrets of Xiamen with the guidance of a knowledgeable local guide. Enjoy the convenience of private transportation, eliminating the stress of navigating public transportation. With a private car and guide at your disposal, you can customize the itinerary to suit your interests and spend more time exploring the places that fascinate you the most. This tour offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the history, culture, and natural beauty of Xiamen, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Good to know

During the tour, you will be provided with an air-conditioned vehicle and a private guide who will accompany you throughout the day. The tour includes the entrance tickets and shuttle bus fees, ensuring a hassle-free experience. A delicious lunch at a local restaurant is also included, allowing you to savor the flavors of Xiamen. At the end of the tour, you will be safely escorted back to your hotel in Xiamen, ensuring a convenient and comfortable journey.


Travelers who have experienced this tour have raved about the knowledgeable guides, the well-planned itinerary, and the seamless organization. They have praised the beauty of Gulangyu Island, the tranquility of South Putuo Temple, and the historical significance of Hulishan Battery. Many have expressed their satisfaction with the personalized nature of the tour, allowing them to explore at their own pace and delve into the fascinating stories behind each attraction. Overall, the reviews highlight the exceptional value and unforgettable experiences that this private tour offers to those visiting Xiamen.
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