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Asia Shore Excursions has designed a wide choice of shore excursions at important ports in China, including Beijing (Tianjin port), Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dalian, Qingdao, Sanya, Xiamen, Yantai and HongKong. For every shore excursion, we always take care to enrich your trip to optimize your visit at each port while experiencing China in an individual way.

We also offer custom-designed trips with flexible and unique China shore excursions with your own private car, driver, and guide. Each of our tours provides the highest level of quality, safety, convenience, and value.

As a shore excursions travel expert, we recommend passengers applying for a Chinese visa in advance, as the immigration has the right to refuse the visa-free application, although the policy is applicable.

The important information about China visa-free transit policy

15-Day China Visa-free Transit

1) Passengers arriving China by cruise, and first arriving port is Shanghai
Eg. You are eligible for 15-day visa-free transit, if cruise itinerary is: Tokyo → Shanghai → Xiamen → Singapore;
You are not eligible for 15-day visa-free transit, if cruise itinerary is: Singapore → Xiamen → Shanghai → Tokyo
2)The visa-free transit should be applied by a local agent (specially appointed) in advance; the minimum number of travelers: 2 people.
3) Passengers should travel & leave on the same cruise. Which means you apply 15-day visa-free transit at Shanghai port firstly, and then you can do the shore excursions in other ports in China, like Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao, Xiamen.

72-Hour China Visa-free Transit

1) It’s available at the appointed city (appointed airport), and passengers should from 51 countries (nationality).
2) Passengers should arrive by international flight, and leave by international flight (going to a third country).
Eg. You are eligible for 72-hour visa-free transit if you fly from Tokyo to Beijing and then fly from Beijing to Manila; You are not eligible for 72-hour visa-free transit if you fly from Tokyo to Beijing, and then fly Beijing to Shanghai or Tokyo.
If your cruise arrives in Xiamen firstly and ends up in Shanghai, you still need a Chinese visa.

Top China Shore Excursions
 
 
  • Hong Kong Sightseeing

    Discover the bustling city of Hong Kong in this one-day shore excursion. Ride the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor to arrive at Hong Kong Island’s Central district. Visit Aberdeen Harbor’s fishing village and mingle with the locals at…

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  • Highlights of Qingdao

    Discover Qingdao and its legendary beer in this exciting 1-day sightseeing tour. Visit major highlights including Zhanqiao Pier, Zhanqiao Park, St Michael’s Cathedral, Little Fish Hill Park, Badaguan Scenic Area and Tsingtao Beer Museum for…

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  • Dalian City Tour

    Explore the elegance and charms of Dalian through visits to major attractions including Dalian Tiger Beach Ocean Park, Xinghai Park, Dalian People’s Square and Zhongshan Square. If your cruise docks in Dalian for…

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  • Xiamen Highlight

    Experience the best of Xiamen in this fantastic 1-day sightseeing tour. See the world’s largest cannon at Huli Hill Fort. Take in the mesmerizing views of Xiamen’s beautiful coastlines and sea as you travel along the Huandao Road…

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  • The Best of Guangzhou

    Get away from Guangzhou’s urbanized districts and explore the city’s past in this exciting one-day excursion. The itinerary covers most of historical highlights in this city including Yeuxiu Park, Nanyue King Tomb…

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  • The Best of Sanya

    See the best of Sanya in this incredible 1-day sightseeing tour. Learn about the spiritual life of Sanya people from a visit to the magnificent Nanshan Temple and relax on the stunning Tianya Haijiao beach…

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  • Shanghai Sightseeing Tour

    Explore Shanghai, the ‘Pearl of China’, through this 1-day shore excursion. The highlights of the tour include the Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, a silk factory, Fresh Water Pearl Gallery…

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  • Essence of Beijing

    Explore the essence of Beijing through this 2-day excursion. Discover world-famous attractions in Beijing with the help of a knowledgeable guide…

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Top Attractions for China Shore Excursions

China is an ancient country with over 3,600 years of written history as well as a rich and profound culture. Thanks to the long feudal period, Chinese culture is unique with a plenty of popular attractions around the whole country. Asia Shore Excursions would like to recommend some which are best suitable for your China shore trips.

The Great Wall of China - Ten Thousand Li Long Wall | Beijing

Be listed as one of New 7 Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a must-visiting spot in any Beijing shore excursion. Mention about China, you can’t miss the iconic symbol Great Wall – also the longest wall in the world. This attraction is an awe-inspiring wonder with ancient defensive architecture. It lands over rugged hills and lush green huge grassland that creates wonderful scenery. The wall originally had the length of over 21,000 kilometers, along with the natural destructions and wars over 2300 years, now the length is only nearly 9,000 kilometers. The most famous section that attracts visitors is close to Beijing named as Badaling. The Wall is not a continuous line of side walls, circular walls, parallel walls, and some sections don’t have walls with high mountains or rivers serving as a barrier. To build this amazing wonder, around 800.000 people included soldiers, forcibly-recruited peasants, convicts, slaves, and even prisoners of war had to hard work under the tough pressure of government.

The Terracotta Army | Xi’an - Emperor Qin’s Buried Battalions

The Terracotta Army is considered as one of the greatest archaeological sites of the 20th century and is an essential part of Qin Shi Huang tomb complex – the largest ancient imperial one in the world. The Army was praised as the Eighth Wonder of the World that no one can claim to have a trip to China without a visit to these terracotta figures. Were built over 2,200 years ago, a plenty of statues have been destroyed by being weathered and bacteria damaged. However, archaeologists still found over 8,000 real-size statues including soldiers, chariots, and horses. Surprisingly, no two statues are exactly alike, as if they are built following thousands of real objects! To create this miracle, over 700,000 laborers had to work for 40 years without a rest. Then when they finished, they had been buried alive to keep the secret about Emperor Qin’s Tomb pretending from thieves and enemies.

The Forbidden City - The Imperial Palace | Beijing

Always is in the top 5 most important palaces of all time in the world, the Forbidden City was a place where ordinary people were prohibited from entry. In the heart of capital Beijing, the palace is the best-preserved heritage sites in China, and the largest ancient palace in the whole world with the size is twice as the Vatican, and thrice as the Kremlin of Russian. Served as the imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty for 560 years with 24 Emperors lived here, the Forbidden City has exactly 9,999 rooms decorated with ancient artifacts and delicate items. That’s the reason why the palace becomes a large cultural museum opening for visitors nowadays. The best time to visit this palace is in spring and fall when the weather is pleasant. In spring, come with occasional rain, the mild temperature is a good condition for flowers blooming. While in fall, the weather is not too hot but not too cold and dry enough for a sightseeing tour.

The Bund | Shanghai

No Shanghai shore excursion excludes a visit to the Bund – the most recognizable symbols of the city. Lost in a living museum of the 1800s colonial-style with an endless stretch of waterfront spreading along with the poetry Huangpu River in the east and a line of 52 buildings designed in different architectural styles including Gothic, neoclassical, and even baroque in the west. This charming area can also be tasted with a cruise along Huangpu River. A night cruise is highly recommended when the Bund is lighted up and becomes a stunning showcase of things used to be considered as a distinctive contrast between light, historical architecture, and modern life.

Zhujiajiao Water Town | Shanghai

Your Shanghai shore trips will be more interesting with a visit to the Zhujiajiao Water Town. About 50 kilometers from the Bund, the town is the second Venice but with ancient Chinese style. Zhujiajiao was a trading area which was used to ferry goods along by little boats through 36 ancient bridges to traditional warehouses on the side of the canals. Nowadays, the warehouses transform into restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Strolling along the street to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere brought by the downtown. Visit the Kezhi Yuan including the main hall, a garden, and the beautiful man-made hill, then take a walk to Fangsheng Bridge - the largest stone arch bridge in Shanghai or hop on a cruise go through under the bridge to catch the overview of this fantastic stone structure.

Chen Ancestral Shrine | Guangzhou

Not only well-known as the paradise of shopping, Guangzhou also has many cultural values. If you are a cultural explorer, the Chen Ancestral Shrine will best suit with a Guangzhou shore excursion. Was built just in the 1890s, the Shrine also had the name of Chen Clan Academy where trained for the Confucian Imperial Examinations, and now is called Guangdong Folk Art Museum. There is a surprising fact that this Chinese-traditional-style shrine was built at the same time when buildings mushrooming in commercial areas with Western architectural style. The unique feature of the Chen Ancestral is that all intricate artworks were put into the roof that has 11 ceramic ridge crests that look like dragons lying on the surface of the stone handrails.
 

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