In-depth Exploration of Dalian Costal Scenery & Ocean Park
3 Days are enough to get a relatively in-depth discovery of Dalian’s highlights. You won’t miss its romantic seaside landscapes, including the dreaming coastlines, beaches and geological parks. Besides, there is no shortage of ocean park exploration and seafood feasts!
This is certainly the best Dalian tour for all Dalian visitors, especially the first-timers! Let’s follow us to meet with the best Dalian with experienced local driver and knowledgeable English-speaking guide! Everything is well arranged in the trip, including the hotel, private car, entrance tickets, etc.
Welcome to Dalian. Let's pay a visit to Dalian Xinghai Square...
Today is for Geological Park, beach and coastal hiking...
Have fun at Tiger Beach Ocean Park and visit East Port Venice Water City before departure...
Welcome to Dalian! Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and driver at the arriving hall of Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport or the Dalian railway stations. Thereafter, be escorted to your hotel by our comfortable private car (non-smoking). Your guide will help you check in.
After a short relax, let's visit Xinghai Square. Xinghai Square, 2.5 times as big as famous Beijing Tianmen Square, is the largest square in Asia. Upon arrival, let's pay a visit to the interesting Dalian Shell Museum near the southeast side of the square first, which is said to have the largest number of shell exhibits in the world. The shells displayed in the museum are not only from China but also from Malaysia, New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Morocco and other over 30 countries. You will be impressed a lot by those adorable shells of different kinds, colors and shapes. Later, enjoy stunning sunset here. Romantic rays of the sunshine shinning on a long bridge across the broad sea with seagulls flying in the air, forming an extremely harmonious scene. If lucky, you will also be welcomed by a wonderful Music Fountain Show performed in the center of the square.
Optional activity: Next to the museum and square, there is also an amusement park. If time allows and you like, you can try whirligig, roller coaster, big pirate ship, etc. there (extra fee needed).
After the square tour, be driven back to your hotel for accommodation. Have a good night!
Arrival Ideas: Dalian can be easily reached by both flight and high speed train. It has international flights to/from Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc. and frequent domestic flights to/from Beijing (1.5~2 hours), Shanghai (2 hours), Guangzhou (4 hours), Harbin (4 hours), Jinan (1.5 hours), etc. High Speed Trains connect it with Shenyang (1.5~4.5 hours), Harbin (3.5~5 hours), Beijing (4~5 hours), Changchun (2.5~4 hours), etc.
Good morning! Today after breakfast, you will be driven for about 1.5 hours to visit Golden Pebble Beach (Jinshantan Scenic Area). First, head to its core scenic area - Jinshitan Coastal Geological Park. Here, stroll up and down along the coastal wooden trails to admire the broad sea views and strange rock formations. You will certainly be amazed by the amazing stone shapes. Some are like elephants, rocs, tigers, tortoises, dinosaurs, etc. And there is a unique reef, which is said to like the face of Beethoven. Later, hop on a sightseeing bus to the Golden Beach. Spend some leisurely moments here to have sand fun with your family or friends.
Thereafter, be driven for about 60 kilometers (1.5 hours around) to Fujiazhuang Park on Binhai Road. Upon arrival, enjoy a 4-kilometer-long coastal hiking along the wooden trails. The Binhai Road wooden trail is the longest in the world, which once broke the Guinness Records. And you will hike its most beautiful section. After the hiking, be driven back to your hotel to stay overnight. Have a good night!
Good morning! After breakfast, let's visit Tiger Beach Ocean Park, which is about a 0.5-hour drive from your hotel.
Tiger Beach Ocean Park (Laohutan) covers a large area of over one million square meters and occupies a winding coastline of more than 4,000 meters. It is extremely a surprise for family with kids and those who are into the lovely and mysterious marine animals. First, start your marine exploration from Coral Hall (Reef Aquarium), which is the largest one of its kind in China. Here, meet with diverse kinds of corals and jellyfishes in red, blue, yellow, purple and more colors. The lovely fishes swimming in between the corals are also fantastic. Then, visit the big highlight - Pole Aquarium. You'll find beluga whale, dolphin, polar bear, walrus, penguin and so forth and enjoy dolphin performances and acrobatic shows here. Later, be taken on a spectacular underwater safari on underwater tunnels and everywhere you look you'll find amazing tropical fish and awesome sharks swimming over your head or by your two sides! You're in their world now! Followed the visit of Pole Aquarium are shows performed by funny clowns and sea lions at Animal Show Arena. Continue the visit to Marine Mammal World. Enter the dramatic ship-like building to say hi to seals and sea lions. The last stop is Bird Forest, where there are red ibis, flamingo, grey crested crane, hornbill, black swan and other rare birds. Watch an interesting Parrot Show here.
Please note: The outdoor performances in Animal Show Arena and Bird Forest may be canceled when there are severe weather like heavy rain and wind.
After the ocean park tour, be driven for about 0.5 hours to East Port Venice Water City. Wandering around over 200 European-style castles and watching the boat with sharp top and end winding through the river besides you, you will get a strong feel of being in Venice.
Finally, be driven to the airport/train station to catch your flight / train to your next destination or home. Service ends!
Departure Idea: You are suggested to book a flight / train departing after 19:30.
Shenyang is only a 1.5~4.5 hours’ ride from Dalian by high speed train. This city is far more than the capital and transportation hub of Liaoning Province. It was the place where China’s final imperial dynasty - Qing sprung up. Therefore, it is a wonderful cultural destination for those who are curious of Chinese history and culture. If you are also history fans, you can add one more day from Dalian to Shenyang to visit its highlights, including two UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites - Mukden Palace and Zhaoling Tomb, Marshal Zhang Mansion and Beiling Park. Mukden Palace is especially a must-visit, which is also reputed as a miniature Forbidden City.
1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel
and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2023.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.45. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.
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We did quite a lot of research for travel agency before heading for our first trip to Lhasa, Tibet; since foreign travelers to Tibet have to purchase a tour. China Discovery did a great job in helping us get the Tibet Tourism Bureau permit, booking our train tickets from Xining, Qinghai Province, to Lhasa; and organizing a private Tibetan guide, Tenzin, and a driver, for our 5 days in Tibet. They also helped us with all Covid-19 safety measures and authorization requirements). Great sceneries and sites, especially Yamdrok Lake, Khambala pass (4800m), Potala Palace, Sera Monastery and Deprung Monastery. Our guide Tenzin spoke very well in English and was very helpful.
My suggestion: No need to visit Summer Palace; suggest organizing visit of Yack herd with Nomads in higher plateau and in Snow area. Otherwise, very good and Tenzin was excellent
You need to pack some personal gears, such as light and comfortable walking shoes, outdoor coat and pants. You'd better also pack sun cream, sun glasses.
1. A valid passport, a valid China visa and Tibet Permits are necessary documents for traveling in Tibet.
2. In Tibet, we suggest you avoid strong activity; do not take shower at the first day; drink more water and avoid of alcohol; better not to take oxygen if your AMS symptoms are mild. Always remember that if you have any problems or feel uncomfortable, please tell your guide immediately or contact our travel consultant.
3. A windbreaker, a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a down jacket (better with hat), sunscreen cream, sun block, skin cream and lip balm, sunglasses, medicine for urgent use.
Chengdu Research Base of Panda Breeding is only available to see giant pandas. If you are interested in giant panda volunteer experience, please extend to Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Shenshuping Panda Base or Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Base instead.
Taking high speed train to travel around China will be unique and special experience for you. Instead of taking flight, you can take high speed train from Beijing to Xian/Xian to Beijing, Chengdu to Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai/Shanghai to Yichang, etc. All are within comfortable traveling time to reach the destinations. If you are interested, please feel free to ask our travel consultants to arrange high speed train for you.
Vegetarian food in Chinese cuisine culture is usually divided into 3 categories: the Monastery Vegetarian Food, the Court Vegetarian Food and the Folk Vegetarian Food. And the main ingredients are: soybean, taro powder, mushrooms, fresh vegetables and tofu (bean curd). It will be easier to find the vegetarian restaurants in big cities of china, such as: Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, HK, etc.
We suggest you to list any food or ingredients that you are allergic to and let our travel consultant know. Then your travel consultant will mark them in the guide’s itinerary, so that our guides in different cities can make some preparations and arrangements in advance.
The tour guides and driver will be at the same restaurants with you, but they will only join the meal when you invite. Sometimes the drivers are shy to join as they usually eat fast and could not understand English talk around the table, so the guide will be with you more often.
Yes, you will. There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants, if you are interested in local food tasting. But remember, some local snacks may not match your stomach, so ask your guided for more information before eating.
In China, there are myriads of souvenirs for visitors, and each city has its own specialty.
Some of the best buys are:
Bargains are not acceptable in big supermarkets and department stores. But in some night markets or tourist shops, you can bargain for a lower price, since the vendors always ask for very high price for a certain item. You’d better ask the opinion of the guide first, and then the guide will tell you the real value and quality of the item. Please note that when the bargain is processing, the guide will be hesitate to help as it may annoy the bosses. Just try to let the guides know you will bargain in advance.
If you do not need something from them, just do not ask for price. Some of the venders are very persisted, and if they keep selling things to you, you can simply say “No, thanks.” (Chinese pronunciation: ”Bu, XieXie”). If they do not give up, you just keep silence. Silence is sometimes useful to handle this situation.
Call your guide, or if you can’t find your guide, call your travel consultant or our office immediately. All the phone numbers include in our confirmation letter. Keep the letter with your during your trip.
Note: As our Beijing office is using the different guide arranging system, so we will not be able to provide the Beijing guide information until the day before you arrival, but once we have it, we will email you immediately.
"Highest Standards of Quality and Honesty" is the core value of each specialized team at China Discovery.
Eveyone in our company is working hard for only one goal, which is to ensure the highest level of service, luxury, and attention to detail from the minute you begin planning your trip, to the day you return home.
Our travel consultants are professional, experienced and responsible, helping you from the very beginning to the end of your China trip!
After sending us an inquiry, one of our travel consultants will get back to you within 0.5~23.5 hrs. In the next few days, he/she will be working closely with you to formulate a customized tour plan, as well as providing professional suggestions based on your travel interests, time, and budget.
Beside, he/she will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned.
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Our local guide in every destination is not only very friendly, enthusiastic but also very informative and knowledgeable.
Once you arrive in the destination, the patient and punctual guides will pick you up and take you to get under skin of the city at your own pace. By in-depth discovery and explanation, they’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. Throughout the journey, they're not only expert guides who take care of all the details but also fellow travelers who are dedicated to help you explore in comfort and style.
Our guides are passionate about what they do, and it shows all the way!
Using our private transfer service makes you comfortable, relaxed and worry free all the way!
Our private service includes licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience and air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained cars/vans. Drivers are local, polite, friendly and helpful, taking you to your tourist sites, hotels, airport/train stations in safety. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra space for your luggage.
Our private transfer service guarantees you the highest comfort!
In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!
The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices.
If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants and they'll book the hotel for you.
Have good sleep in our well-selected hotels in all the destinations of China.
We can satisfy all the dietary requirements no matter you want Chinese local food, western food, vegetarian food or muslin food.
The restaurants we will take you for lunch or dinner are all designated tourist restaurants approved by local tourist administration bureau. They have very good sanitary conditions and the food is prepared fresh and clean.
There will be some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, and your private guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local restaurants to taste like Beijing Roast Duck, Xian Dumpling Dinner, Sichuan Hotpot, etc., if you are interested in local food tasting.
All the dining options will satisfy your stomach!
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