Silversea Luxury Cruises To Dalian

While untamed growth has exploded haphazardly in many of China's cities, Dalian has a well-earned reputation for ease of living, and there's a carefree breeziness to the atmosphere here. Dalian is China at its best - experiencing an intense urban boom, but refusing to compromise on its tree-lined streets, and beautiful uncrowded beaches. Dalian's future is nearly as bright as its skyline, and the city is consistently ranked as one of the world's important financial centres, as well as one of China's most liveable cities. View more


An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in Dalian

Dalian Highlights & Home Visit

Experience the history, landmarks and people of Dalian in a unique new way during this half-day sightseeing excursion, and a memorable visit to the home of a local family.


People's Square

Depart the pier for the drive to People's Square, where locals gather to practice genteel ballroom dancing and badminton. Stately, Colonial-era buildings line the perimeter of People's Square, which was the site of scenes from the movie, The Last Emperor.


Kindergarten and Local Home Visit

Next, proceed on-foot to a local kindergarten. Upon arrival, visit with the children as they demonstrate their talents as painters and observe them put on a singing, dancing and musical performance. Leaving the kindergarten, head to a local home to visit with a Dalian family. Upon arrival, chat with your hosts and experience a taste of traditional Chinese hospitality. The Chinese have long welcomed foreign visitors into their homes, and there is no better way to experience their traditional home life than from the inside. Tea, candy and locally-made sweet cakes are served during your visit.


Farmer's Market and Friendship Shopping Centre

Continue on to the bustling Farmer's Market. A hub of activity in the city, the Farmer's Market offers a wide array of produce and seafood for sale. Your tour concludes with a brief stop at the Friendship Shopping Centre to browse for souvenirs. Afterward, you may opt to re-board the coach and return directly to the ship, or remain in town for independent shopping and return to the pier via the ship's shuttle bus.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Local guides are the best-available, and may not be up to the standards of those found in bigger cities. The tour sequence may vary.

Dalian Kaleidoscope

Discover the splendid beauty and landmarks of Dalian during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Green Hill Platform and People's Square

Depart the pier for the brief drive to Green Hill Platform for panoramic views over Dalian. After a photo stop here, re-board your coach and continue on to People's Square, where locals gather to practice genteel ballroom dancing and badminton. Stately, Colonial-era buildings line the perimeter of People's Square, which was the site of scenes from the movie, The Last Emperor.


Xinghai Square, Beida Bridge and Tiger Beach Park

Next, proceed for a visit to Xinghai Square, the largest public square in Dalian. Its large star shape and the roar of the nearby ocean inspired its name, which means 'Star Sea Square'. During your visit, learn how its design and construction represent a perfect combination of traditional and modern Chinese cultures. From here, drive along scenic Binghai Road and take in marvellous views of the Chinese coast. Afterward, a brief stop is made to photograph the Beida Bridge, followed by another brief stop at Tiger Beach Park, an acclaimed recreational area boasting enormous tiger sculptures and the largest birdcage in China.


Friendship Shopping Centre

Your tour concludes with a visit to the Friendship Shopping Centre to browse for souvenirs. Afterward, you may opt to re-board the coach and return directly to the ship, or remain in town for independent shopping and return to the pier via the ship's shuttle bus.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Dalian at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Dalian at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Dalian at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Dalian at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 4 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Dalian City Walk with Ancient Kite Flying

Experience the unique sights and traditions of Dalian City during this scenic, half-day excursion via coach and on-foot.


Zhongshan, Victory and Friendship Squares

Depart the pier for the short drive to Zhongshan Square, the first and oldest of its kind in Dalian. Built in 1899 by the Russians, this city centre becomes a lively scene of music and entertainment in the evenings. From Zhongshan, walk toward the renowned People's Square. En route, pass Victory Square, home to world-class shopping, and Friendship Square, named to honour the alliance of China and the Soviet Union; its giant crystal sphere is quite remarkable. Take special note of Qingniwaqiao, home to a railway station and more spectacular shopping.


People's Square

Continue along Zhongshan Road to People's Square. Formerly known as Stalin Square, it was built to commemorate the liberation of north-eastern China in 1945 from the Red Army of the Soviet Union. Rolling Meadows and gentle doves adorn this lovely city square, where you can take a leisurely stroll before proceeding for a refreshment stop at a local bar.


Labour Park and Kite-Flying

Next, re-board your coach and drive to nearby Labour Park. The highlight of your day is an opportunity to fly a kite here (weather-permitting). Kite-flying dates back over 2,000 years in China, where indigenous bamboo and silk still provides the ideal materials for this delicate airborne apparatus. Upon arrival, try your hand at practising this ancient skill, still thrilling young-and-old the world over with the fancy of flight. Following your visit, you may re-board your coach for the short drive back to the pier, or opt to be dropped off at the Friendship Shopping Centre for independent shopping at your leisure, then transfer back to the pier via the ship's shuttle bus.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and at the sites visited. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Golf at Bangchuidao Island

Relax and unwind on the idyllic island of Bangchuidao during this picturesque, half-day golfing excursion.


Bangchuidao Island

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to Dalian's beautiful Bangchuidao Island, home of the most famous swimming beach in Dalian. This scenic islet consists of Bangchuidao Island, its Guesthouse and Golf Club, and features steep cliffs, craggy stones, blossoming flowers and singing birds.


Bangchuidao Golf Club

Upon arrival at Bangchuidao Island, proceed to the Bangchuidao Golf Club, a small, lovely course by surrounded with water and hills, and begin your memorable, 9-hole round of golf. At the conclusion of your golf outing, re-board the coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable golf clothing, soft spikes and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.