Day Tour: Discovering Chongqing

Cultural & Theme Tours in Chongqing City

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Explore one of the largest and most fascinating cities in China on a 5-hour tour of Chongqing. Visit the city’s iconic sites such as the People’s Auditorium and the Hongya Dong. Then walk around the streets of Ciqikou Old Town.
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel in Chongqing city center to start the tour. First visit Chongqing People’s Auditorium, built between 1951 and 1954. Not only one of the major landmarks of Chongqing, it features an axially symmetric layout consisting of four buildings: the main auditorium, the east wing, south wing, and north wing. In total, it covers 25,000 square meters and demonstrates the incredible contrasts between different styles of traditional Chinese palace architecture. Then visit Ciqikou Old Town to capture a bit of old Chongqing. Famous for its production of porcelain during the Ming and Qing dynasties, now you can visit the tea bars, artists’ studios, and embroidery workshops to examine some of the arts and crafts of the region. Also be introduced to the unique folk opera. Finally, visit Hongya Dong to see some of the sculptures in the traditional Bayu architectural style and do some shopping as well. This is the perfect place to get souvenirs for yourself or friends and family from home. Here you will have some free time to walk around before being transferred back to your hotel or another location of your choosing in Chongqing city center by approximately 1:30pm.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by vehicle or minivan

What’s not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city