Silversea Luxury Cruises A Dalian

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.

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Excursions depuis Dalian

Dalian Highlights and 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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis Dalian

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Warriors & Forbidden City

Taking this unique overland program provides a memorable experience of visiting the most famous treasures and wonders of China - the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall, plus a chance to view the life-size terra cotta army in Xian, consisting of 8,000 individual soldiers and horses, each a unique work of art.

02MIDDAL-A Warriors & Forbidden City

Departure: Dalian

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Re-join ship: Tianjin

Reserve by: At least 90 Days Prior to Sailing


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to sailing. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.


Important: Guests must obtain their own visa for China prior to joining the cruise.


Experience this unique location by visiting the most famous treasures of China - the Forbidden City in Beijing, plus a chance to view the life-size terra cotta army in Xian, consisting of 8,000 individual soldiers and horses, each a unique work of art. Take a guided walking tour of the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the famous Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world and site of numerous historic events


DAY ONE -Dalian/Xian

Departing the ship, transfer to the airport for the approximate two-and-a-half-hour mid-day flight to Xian. A box lunch is provided for you to enjoy before arriving at the airport. Explore Xian and its surrounds with a visit to the Ancient City Wall. The City Wall's sheer mass, 39 feet (12 meters) high and nearly 9 miles (14 kilometres) long, may explain why the wall is considered the most complete fortified structure still standing.


Following your visit, drive through the city and proceed to the Wyndham Grand Xian (or similar) for check-in. There is time to freshen up before departing for the cultural Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. This fabulous performance of classical entertainment depicts a variety of historical relics, providing insight and keeping alive the splendid culture of the ancient Tang Dynasty. Dinner served during this spectacular show. Thereafter, return to the hotel.


Overnight accommodation at Wyndham Grand Xian South or similar - Xian.


DAY TWO - Xian/Beijing

After breakfast and check out, a 60-minute drive takes you to the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum located about 20 miles (32 km) north of Xian. Commence your visit to China's premier archaeological site and Xian's most famous attraction.


Nothing prepares the visitor for the amazing sight of a stunningly well-preserved, life-size honour guard standing in ranks near the tomb of Emperor Ch'in Shih Huang-ti, who died in 210 BC. The soldiers were first discovered in 1974 by a local farmer who was digging a well. So far, three vaults have been excavated, the first alone containing more than 6,000 men and horses arranged in an imposing formation. Every soldier differs in facial features and expressions and most carry actual weapons of the day. The find is regarded by many as the most sensational archaeological discovery of the 20th century. A protective hangar constructed over them comprises now the Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors.


Time permitting, a stunning audio-visual show can be viewed in a separate building and shops offer a wide variety of souvenir items.


After lunch at local restaurant inside the Museum, drive to the Xian airport for the afternoon flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the Four Seasons Hotel for check-in. The hotel features luxury accommodations as well as fine dining venues. There is time to relax and freshen up before dinner, choosing dinner at one of the hotel's Three restaurants: Set menu dinner at Cai Yi Xuan (Chinese), Opus (Western), or Mio (Western). All meals include choices of two drinks from soft drink, local beer or house wine.


Overnight accommodation at the Four Seasons Hotel - Beijing.


DAY THREE - Beijing

Following breakfast, begin today's sightseeing with the visit to Beijing's national symbol, Tiananmen Square. Known as 'Gate of Heavenly Peace', the square is dominated by a gigantic portrait of Chairman Mao. Since imperial times, Tiananmen Square has always provided an impressive stage for declarations and key events in local history. In modern times, the solemn flag-raising ceremony has become a revered daily celebration. It was from the giant gate that Chairman Mao proclaimed the People's Republic on October 1, 1949.


Your next visit will be to the legendary Forbidden City. Off-limits to the public for 500 years, the vast complex of this World Heritage Site was opened in 1949 as the Palace Museum. Within its walls lies a maze of palaces built between 1417 and 1420 as the residence of China's emperors. With some 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms, maintenance and restoration are an on-going process.


From here, proceed to a local restaurant for a Chinese-style lunch followed by the 2.5-hour coach journey to Tianjin, where the ship welcomes you back.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of many steps at most sites. Therefore, it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes and dressing in layers is recommended. A warm jacket or sweater is necessary this time of year. Dress code throughout the trip is casual with sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to leave jewellery and valuables on board. The order of the itinerary may be amended due to flight schedule changes or other unforeseen factors. In case of flight changes, the tour sequence may be reversed or amended. Access to certain areas of the Forbidden City are restricted by the Chinese government. Remember to bring your camera. There are baggage restrictions as follows: Hand Baggage gross weight is limited to 5 kg (11 lb.) and size is limited to 20*40*55 cm. One checked bag must be less than 20 kg (44 pounds). A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme. Guests must obtain their own visa for China prior to joining the cruise.

Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at Wyndham Grand Xian South (or similar) - Xian

· One-night stay at Four Seasons Hotel - Beijing (or similar) - Beijing

· Two breakfasts, two lunches, one boxed lunch, and two dinners (lunch and dinner include choice of two glasses of local beer, house wine, soft drinks, water)

· Flights (Economy Class) - Dalian/Xian. Xian/Beijing. At an additional charge, an upgrade to First or Business Class may be requested, subject to availability. Requests must be submitted at the time of booking this programme. Each flight is quoted separately and is non-refundable once confirmed.

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Chinese visa, any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government/citizens' activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.