Guangzhou, China

The cosmopolitan city of Guangzhou has been around for over 2,200 years and is one of only four Tier 1 cities in China. It’s a major trading port, its key coastal location makes it one of the most well connected cities in the country but it’s also a growing tourist centre with a cultural diversity that adds to its appeal.

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Thanks to its long history there is plenty for the visitor to do and see in Guangzhou. Visit the ancient Mausoleum of the Nányuè King, Clen Shan Ancestral Hall and the Guangdong Museum for a fascinating insight into the long and varied history of the region.

Explore the cultural history of Guangzhou, immerse yourself in the serenity of Yuexiu Park, and take a stroll through the markets of bustling Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street.

Explore the wonders of Guangzhou as you visit some of its most popular landmarks. Discover the Chen Clan Temple, the Mausoleum of Nanyue King Zhao Mo, and even the gorgeous shoreline of Shamian Island.

Food is the centerpiece of life and Guangzhou has the country's largest number of restaurants per capita. It is the birthplace of the most popular Chinese food in the west (Cantonese food). Here you can grab the authentic taste of sweet & sour pork, wonton soup and dim-sum. You can even do a food tour.

Guangzhou – Top Picks

Guangzhou has a long list of activities that we can incorporate into your guest experience programme. Below we have included our top recommendations.

  • Cycling tour along the Pearl River
  • Food tour
  • Cooking class – learn to cook Cantonese food
  • Explore the cultural history and visit the mausoleum and the Chen Clan Templ

Guangzhou is located in a humid subtropical climate zone, with plenty of sunshine and rainfall, and no snow in the last 100 years. Summers are long, humid and scorching, and winters are short, mild and sunny. The yearly average temperature in Guangzhou is 22 °C.


Available guest experiences in this Host City:

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Personal touch

We know how important it is to make your guests feel special. Here are just a few examples of ways in which we can personalise your guests’ experience:

  • Personalised invitations pre-event
  • Welcome letters and gifts
  • Volvo Ocean Race branded goodies
  • Personalised follow-up thank you card
  • Photo souvenir
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Food and Beverage

One Event Management (One) is amongst the pre-eminent caterers in Europe, with specialist operating entities in both “green field” sites and fixed venues. Our vision is to exceed the expectations of all of our stakeholders and deliver the most innovative events of their time. For our team at One, the honour of sharing in prestigious and world class events such as the Volvo Ocean Race is one we take great pride in.

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Want your guests to experience
a slice of the action?

Your guests can be part of this emotionally charged moment. From the Sailors Terrace, on board a VIP spectator boat, or on board a high-speed RIB, your guests can be part of the Race.

Our dedicated team will make sure your Volvo Ocean Race guest experience will be unique and unforgettable. Please contact a member of our team to tell us more about what you’re looking for and we can design a guest experience built around your needs.



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Meeting Spaces and Venue Hire

We have access to meeting and event spaces within the Race Village, that are available to for you to hire for your meetings and private events.

Venues include:

  • Sailors Terrace
  • The Boatyard
  • The Globe
  • Race Boat Experience

Please contact a member of our team to let us know your requirements and we will provide you know your requirements and we will provide you capacity, fit-out, and prices.

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To complete your experience

All of our guest experiences come with:

  • Access to a unique hospitality venue within the Race Village
  • VIP flag for the spectator boat and high-speed RIB
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Commentary and presentations by sailing professionals
  • First-class food and beverages by One
  • Photograph opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race trophy
  • Professional service from start to finish

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Bespoke Packages

We can design guest experiences around you. Our team can plan bespoke and tailor-made packages that work for your business needs and for your guests. We specialise in creating unique and unforgettable guest experiences.

In addition to the Guest Experiences, we can provide services including: flights, airport transfers, private coach hire, tour leaders, hosts/hostesses, accommodation, dinners, lunches, plus excursions outside of the Race Village.

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