You are here: Home » Shandong Tours » Jinan Tours » 2 Days Jinan City of Springs Tour

2 Days Jinan City of Springs Tour

Jinan

No documents found.

  • Jinan Baotu Spring
  • Daming Lake Park
  • Black Tiger Spring
  • Thousand Buddha Mountain
  • Jinan Baotu Spring
  • Black Tiger Spring
  • Thousand Buddha Mountain
  • Daming Lake Park
Tour Code:
CD-JNT-02
Tour Type:
Private Tour
questions
    Our private tour features:
  1. Affordable & worry free;
  2. Just you or your group;
  3. 1-to-1 travel consultant within 0.5~23.5 hrs;
  4. Flexible departure & itinerary;
  5. Private guide & vehicle;
  6. Customizable to your needs & interests;
  7. All inclusive service;
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Overview:
The 2 days in-depth short break tour takes to explore the best parts of City of Springs - Jinan!
Add to my wishlist Get a Quote

Highlights

Visit:
Daming Lake
Quancheng Road
Baotu Spring Lake
 
Thousand Buddha Mountain
Black Tiger Spring
Experience:
Visit Jinan, the city of springs for the marvelous lakes and springs;
See many buddhas in Thousand Buddha Mountain.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Jinan Arrival

No documents found.

In the morning, your guide will pick you up at your hotel, airport or train station in Jinan. On this day, start your first day out by visiting Daming Lake, relaxing yourself with the picturesque scenery. As the biggest lake in Jinan, it offers you the beautiful views of pavilions, buildings in willows and shades and lotus full of ponds.

After that, head over to Quancheng Road, which is Jinan’s most famous walkway. From there, head west towards Baotu Spring Park. The main attraction of the park is, of course, the famous Baotu Spring, called the No.1 Spring under heaven. There are many clear and crystal spring pools and magnificent pavilions in the park, which make it a fairyland in the city center.

In the late afternoon, head out the east gate of Baotu Spring towards Spring City Square. Oftentimes, during the evening the square’s musical fountain will perform. It is the awesome place to experience the local life at its most vibrant.

Jinan Baotu SpringDaming Lake Park
Day 2 Jinan & Jinan Departure (B, L)

No documents found.

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Your first stop today is Thousand Buddha Mountain (Qianfoshan), a mountain adorned with temples, caves, pavilions, terraces, towers and Buddhas. It stands only 300 m high, should only take you about one hour to walk up and from the summit, you’ll gave a great view of the City of Springs. You won’t miss Thousand-Buddha Cliff, Xingguochan Temple etc.

After descending Qianfoshan, head to the second most significant spring - Black Tiger Spring for the last bit of Jinan sightseeing. The spring water rises from a cave and cascades from three stone animal heads, dropping from a height of 28 meters into a stone pool that is 13 meters long and nine meters wide. Winds emit a terrifying roar as they blow through the cave where the water flows out; therefore, the spring got its name of Heihu (Black Tiger).

After the tour, be escort to airport or train station to catch the flight/train to your next destination. Service ends!

Black Tiger SpringThousand Buddha Mountain
Enquiry about this trip

Recommended Add-on Options

No documents found.

Read what other travelers think about this China trip. We only accept reviews from actual, confirmed travelers who purchased the tour / activity from us, so you can be sure the reviews are unbiased and authentic.

Dear Lily,

We had a wonderful time on our President 8 Yangzi River Cruise!  Our guide, Nina, was very helpful.  I think we were the only English-only speakers on the cruise. 

We got busses from FengDu to Chongqing. 

Thank you for your help arranging the train rides, this cruise and the Chongqing visit with Portia. 

Sincerely,

Margaret Briskin

 

China Travel Photos

At the end of our cruise, with guide Nina

Margaret Briskin‚ USA, August 11, 2019

Hi Leo,

Here is my review. I will likely post it on TripAdvisor to help other tourists out so they know what to expect. Let me know if you would like anything edited (such as the Wire Transfer vs PayPal part) if you find it harmful for your business. My intent is to describe my experience to other Western travellers that may have similar fears about booking a trip like this.

Thanks for all you did. The trip was both flawless and amazing.

I took a 2 week personalized vacation with Chendu Bamboo tours through China. I wanted to put some thoughts down to the TripAdvisor community as I had a lot of reservations going into it, and I hope my review will help clarify some of the items that I was uncertain of.

First, while I researching, I determined that I wanted to do a custom tour as none of the packages that I saw had everything I wanted. The towns I chose were Beijing, Xian, Dunhuang, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai. I submitted inquiries to multiple companies and ChinaDiscovery came back to me promptly with a very comprehensive tour that was detailed and in line with my expectations. The scary part of communicating my requirements was that it had to be done mostly through email, although the company was also quick to Skype call me to handle some of my more advanced questions.

If you decide to book a tour like this (and you are firmly in the middle class) this is and expensive endeavor. For you to pull the trigger, you can expect 4 big expenditures. First, you will need to put 1/3 balance down on the trip to reserve the reservation. That 1/3 was placed through PayPay, and the Paypal account that I placed it to did not look anything like the business I was dealing with. It was scary sending the money to such a strange account, but in the end, the transaction was fine. One point of confusion...you may research and book through ChinaDiscovery, however the invoice then turned into (in my case) Chengdu Bamboo International Tours Co, Ltd. I don't fully understand the relationship, but it was legitimate, although a little confusing of why the website said one thing, but the actual contractor that was doing the work said another. Another scary thing came later when I was asked to pay the remaining 2/3 balance, I was requested to do so via wire transfer. Again, a scary endeavor which I felt I would have no protection if the company was not legitimate. So fearing loss of funds, I reached a win/win compromise to use the Paypal account again (with Visa) to submit the funds. Once I received confirmation, the company executed the hotel, train and plane tickets flawlessly, communicating the reservations about 1 week later.

In short, my fears were unfounded.

You will also have to handle 3 other expenses. First, and not surprising are your international plane tickets, which I handled shortly after the deposit. But the 3rd and 4th were not known. As a US citizen, I needed to get Visas for myself and the family. A Chinese Visa costs about $160 per person, and to get it, you must carefully submit a form to the Chinese consulate in a designated region of the country. Because I delayed doing this, I needed to do expedited service. And because the form is brutal and requires you to send your passports to the Chinese consulate, I enlisted a visa expert (CIBT.com) in order to get in processed. Long story short, about $1K later, I received the last of the passports back from the consulate with about 2 days to spare. 

The other warning, since all the trips have drivers and tour guides that take you around, you are advised (not mandated) to give them tips. Unfortunately, there are no guidelines given or direction of how much to give. I spent time researching on the internet what were fair tips for always outstanding service. Now, 1 week after the trip, I still have no idea if I tipped fairly, generously or cheaply. But, calculate 2 weeks and 2 persons a day, you can calculate that it will cost you hundreds of dollars or thousands of Yuan.

Last warning to give about going to China...you'll need cash. Only some (not most) banks and stores are hooked up to the Visa and Mastercard system. This means, (1) you may need to search for the right bank to get cash in China in order to withdraw funds and (2) the vendors that you'll see only will take your cash. This caused some stress the first couple of days as I had trouble finding a bank that worked.

Now...for the good stuff. Once prepping for all that, the trip that was designed by Chinadiscovery (or Chengdu Bamboo Tour Company) was pretty spectacular. The guides were beyond great, and did a truly amazing, amazing job of being everything you would want as a tour guide. Prompt, flexible, funny, sometimes motherly, sometimes brotherly, open, honest, kind, insightful, human, knowledgeable and ...simply great. Each one in each town was different...but each of them took such pride in their cities/country that you are given a great gift.

The hotels were as good as it gets as well. Breakfast was included in all hotels...some food good, and other food great. The hotels were within walking distance to all the good things. For Beijing, 15 min walk to the Forbidden City. Shanghai? 5 minute walk to the River and 20 minutes to The Bund. I could go on, but the accommodations were really good. Combine that with flawless execution of all travel arrangements, it made for a stress free trip. The lunches were all Chinese and again, and food ranged from good to great. They always gave our family of 3 too much food for one sitting, and I felt embarrassed about leaving so much food behind.

In Beijing, our guide took us through Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, The Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven (among other places). When she took us to the train station, she insisted in walking us down to our seat on the High Speed railway car. When I asked if that is the company policy, she said 'that MY policy' (to ensure her clients get to where they are going). Amazing. We reached Xian for a day and Zoe gave us great insights of the growing city, the crowds, and life in China. Then onto Dunjuang, where Lily and her driver rearranged the schedule to ensure that we saw all the Silk Road sites. The schedule changes included her and the driver starting at 6AM (after we were picked up at the airport 10PM the night before) in order to ensure we saw everything. Then in Chengdu, Cherry helped so patiently with my wife's shopping at the Panda sanctuary. And in Guilin, Kennedy was awesome describing the land and China's ethnic minority. The insight for the rice fields and rivers were wonderful. We ate probably the best Chinese food of the trip in the fresh country air. Then finally, to Shanghai, where Zack was truly a joy, and one of the friendliest and enjoyable people I have ever met in my life. The city of Shanghai was amazing, and my son enjoyed it tremendously.

Two things I would do over if I could. First, I would plan to take it in June, not late July. We had to compete with the rest of China, which has summer break at this time. As a result, the places were packed with China tourist going to the same sites, which made the crowds a bit much. Second, I would have also altered the trip to spend 1 less day in Guilin and 1 more day in Shanghai. Other than that, I would not have changed anything.

China Travel Photos

Our Customized China Trip

John‚ USA, August 11, 2019

Hi Vivien,

The Suzhou has been wonderful experience. Both guide and driver were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They have made the trip extremely enjoyable. And thank you very much for helping to arrange Suzhou trip in such short notice. Your customer service and attitude is fantastic!!

Regards

Marcus‚ Singapore, August 8, 2019
>>Read Details

Here are recent candid photos of this China trip. If you want to share your own tour photos, simply email your photos to info@chinadiscovery.com with your Booking ID Number. Thanks in advance for sharing!

No documents found.

Jinan Baotu Spring
Jinan Baotu Spring
Daming Lake Park
Daming Lake Park

No documents found.

Black Tiger Spring
Black Tiger Spring
Thousand Buddha Mountain
Thousand Buddha Mountain

Quick Enquiry or Booking

We are here to be at your service! Please complete the following free enquiry form letting us know all of your requirements, and one of our experienced staff will be in contact with suggestions within 0.5-23.5 hours. Your Privacy is protected!

No documents found.

1.Check Your Tour Inform:

CD-JNT-02
2 Days Jinan City of Springs Tour
Jinan

2.Tell us more about your trip:


* Arrival dates are not fixed, and are up to you.

3. Tell us about yourself:

Required fields are marked with( *)
*
*
*Please double check it! Your email address will be kept strictly confidential.

submit

Visitors who viewed this tour also viewed

Confucian Temple
6 Days Best of Shandong Tour

Jinan / Mount Tai / Qufu / Qingdao

Funerary Horses Museum
8 Days Shandong History & Culture Tour

Jinan / Mount Tai / Qufu / Zibo / Weifang / Qingdao