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Private Tour: Best of Chongqing Including Chongqing Museum

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    What to Expect
    You’ll be picked up from your Chongqing hotel and taken by private air-conditioned vehicle on a tour to the city’s top attractions. Your expert local guide will explain how Chongqing, a major port, is called ‘Mountain City,’ as it lies at the intersection of the Yangtze River and Jialing River.

    Morning Half-Day Tour:

    Get a great view of both these rivers at Eling Park, which was built as a private garden in 1909 and is located on Eling Mountain. Discover how this mountain attained its former name of Goose Nape Hill – its narrow shape resembles the nape of a goose’s neck.

    Next, head to the top of Pipashan (Pipa Mountain) for a tour of the Chongqing Museum, featuring more than 40 exhibit halls displaying 100,000 relics spanning more than 3,000 years of history. With your guide, browse interesting cultural and artistic antiques including bronze wares, pottery, paintings, porcelain and sculptures. You'll then return to your hotel in the afternoon.

    Afternoon Half-Day Tour:

    After hotel pickup, head straight to the General Joseph W Stilwell Museum, founded in memory of the American general who contributed a great deal, politically and militarily, to the Chinese people. This three-story museum is actually Stilwell's former residence and headquarters, and in the courtyard, you’ll see an engraving of a speech by American president Franklin D Roosevelt.

    Your next stop is Arhat Temple, whose location is a bit of a surprise; wedged tightly between skyscrapers and apartment blocks, this 1,000-year-old Buddhist temple and monastery is a place of worship and home to 18 monks. As you approach the entrance, you’ll notice hundreds of terracotta sculptures. Step inside with your guide and walk around for a glimpse into this region's religious culture.

    Finally, get a taste of Chinese wildlife on a visit to the Chongqing Zoo, where you’ll see adorable pandas! You’ll be taken back to your hotel in the evening.

    Full-Day Tour:

    Choose the full-day tour and enjoy all of these activities, including a lunch of traditional Chinese specialties before continuing your tour to the General Joseph W Stilwell Museum. Hotel drop-off is included in the evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from your Chongqing hotel
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Expert guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Lunch (full-day tour only)
    • Entry/Admission - Stilwell Museum/Former Residence of General Stilwell (Shidiwei Jiangjun Jiuju)
    • Entry/Admission - Three Gorges Museum
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    The guide was nice and spoke good English, however, did not include places we requested and ended early with no explanation. Also, when we asked her and the driver to take us a short (10-minute walk) distance to the city wall they declined as "it was not on their way)
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    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Han Tang Tours
    158 reviews
    Jenny J
    Perth, Australia
    18153
    Great fun way to see a different part of the City
    We just booked one of the drivers off the street so did not book a recognized tour as such. It is quite funny,
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    Claudia R
    Hong Kong, China
    5323
    Be aware and don't do it
    I booked this tour for my brother and his wife. First, the tour was 45 minutes late picking them up at the hotel.
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    Min Li F
    Pasadena, California
    198
    As good as it gets!
    The driver came punctually, picked us up, drove us safely to the airport, and that was it! As good as it gets!
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    Min Li F
    Pasadena, California
    198
    As easy as it gets
    We arrived 30 minutes earlier and got out of the airport extremely fast too. I thought our guide wouldn't be here
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    cjean168
    Rancho Palos Verdes, California
    353
    Enjoyed our tour from Beijing
    The weather in Beijing was cold, we visited the Great Wall entered from the Jiayuguan pass near Beijing. The view
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    Wonderfulmskate
    21
    Amazing experience
    Hiking the Great Wall of China was a bucket list item for me and it was amazing to visit! I arranged the tour
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    natachag281
    33
    GREAT!
    Vicki was an amazing guide. Super knowledgeable and friendly. She stayed with us the entire time, giving amazing
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    Eamon O
    Melbourne, Australia
    131
    An amazing Journey!
    A great all around journey with informative tour guide. I preferred the Great Wall as I feel that more more
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    TravelDeFamly
    Oakland, California
    34587
    PEK to Downtown Hilton
    We got in late and had a small issue with the 144hr Visa office, but we got through the issue and came to the
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    sbhan927
    63
    Great 1 day tour
    We had a great time with Coralin on our tour of Beijing! We were able to pick and itinerary of sights, and she
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    FMA1111
    Bethesda, Maryland
    20
    Very informative
    enjoyable and took the whole day to complete, guide spoke English well and the lunch was very good and generous.
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    KellyD2507
    101
    Great day out
    It's a full day, the forbidden city is huge,you really can't appreciate how big the place is until you've been.
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    Andy M
    40
    Bejing Airport Tranfer to Downtown Hotel
    Our airport transfer by Hangtang International Travel Services worked quite well. Our driver was waiting for us
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    Wendyjoubert1
    31
    Great Wall of china
    Excellent service, great guide, worth every penny. Would suggest this trip to all visiting Beijing absolutely
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    missladybughome19131
    5214
    What an Experience
    To come to the Great Wall and climb it or take the Cable Car to 14th floor and climb the rest. Wonderful site. You
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