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3 Days Qingdao Beer Festival Tour

Qingdao Essence Exploration

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What makes Qingdao world-famous? Tsingtao Beer of course! If you are the one interested beer, don’t hesitate to visit Qingdao during Qingdao International Beer Festival, a big carnival which is known Asia’s Oktoberfest Oktoberfest. It usually starts in july and lasts for around 16 days (might be changed slightly every year).

Taking this 3 days tour, you are able to throw yourself in the revelry of Qingdao International Beer Festival, grabbing beer from different countries, ganbei (cheers) to each other, eating fresh seafood and local snacks, watching various performance, taking part in interesting competitions, etc. Apart from the joyful atmosphere, you won’t miss the highlights of Qingdao as well. The best seascape, mountain view and architectures with styles from different countries will savored in your tour.

Highlights of this tour

  • Be thrown into Qingdao’s biggest carnival with happy atmosphere, music show, dance show, light show, firework show, etc.;
  • Satisfy your taste with Tsingtao Beer as well as many other different beer from different corners of the world;
  • Discover Qingdao’s beauty from different perspectives like nature, culture, architecture and religion by visiting its must-be-visited attractions.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Qingdao
Travel Length:
Tour Code:
CD-QDBT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureFestivalPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Qingdao Arrival

Welcome to Qingdao, a famous seaside city with marvelous coastlines and great Tsingtao Beer. Our guide will meet you at the airport, train station or hotel and escort you to Qingdao Beer Museum, where you can watch the exhibition of the complete process of making the beer and taste the freshly brewed beer. Since Qingdao is famous for the Tsingtao Brewery, you will have a better understanding about the beer and the city after today's visit. Before leaving, you will take a fresh sip of 2 glasses of Qingdao beer in the museum.

Then you will first visit Badaguan Scenic Resort (also called Eight Passes Scenic Resort) which is named after 8 important military fortresses in China's history. In fact, it is not a resort and there are no passes here. It is a pretty neighborhood with about 200 old buildings in over 20 different countries’ styles, including German, Russian, French, American, Danish, Greek, Spanish, Swiss, Japanese... Take a nice stroll in the scenic streets and get some great shots. The landscape of Badaguan becomes most marvelous in spring when lots of flowers are in full blossom and in autumn when the leaves present a stunning mixed hue of yellow, orange, red, etc. To fully appreciate the buildings, you can walk into the Princess House, Butterfly House, Spanish Villa and Huashi House (optional).

Arrival Ideas: 1) it is available to take a high speed train from Beijing (4.5h), Jinan (2-2.5h), Tianjin (4~4.5), etc., and a flight from Beijing (1.5h), Shanghai (1.5h), Xian (2h), Luoyang (1.5h), Guangzhou (3.5h), etc. 2) we suggest you take a morning flight or high speed train and arrive in Qingdao before 10 a.m. for a better sightseeing experience in Qingdao.

Tsingtao Brewery Museum Building Pricess House in Badaguan Scenic Resort
Day 2 Qingdao (B, L)

After breakfast in your hotel, you will be escorted to Golden Beach, one main venue for Qingdao International Beer Festival. A lot of international beer tents will be set up in the beach, respectively theming on many famous domestic and international brands, such as Belgian Druid Beer, Germany Wolstein Beer, Canada Rosell Beer, Denmark Carlsberg Beer, etc. In the tents, you can not only taste the beer from different countries, but also enjoy the local snack and exotic performance. In addition to beer and food, there also many entertaining activities for fun, including some kids-friendly activities like children drama, children puppet show, children circus, etc.

Then you will drive to the Laoshan Century Plaza, the other venue for this big day. In the Beer City of Laoshan Century Plaza, beer, food, performance can be savored as well. Equipped with delicately-decorated Beer gardens, interesting beer bars and many drinking units, Laoshan Century Plaza offers a real luxurious experience of beer feast. Besides, there are various exhibitions and competitions, such as Beer Brands Exhibition, Art Exhibition, Dinosaur Exhibition, Photography Competition, Seafood Cooling Completion, etc. When the night falls, you will also be treated with magnificent light shows and firework shows.

After the indulgences of Qingdao International Beer Festival, you will drive to your hotel near Laoshan Mountain for accommodation.

Enjoy Beer During Qingdao Beer Festival Fashion Show in Qingdao Beer Festival
Day 3 Qingdao Departure (B)

After the breakfast, visit Laoshan Mountain, which is known as the Most Famous Mountain on the Sea. This trip focus on Taiqing Scenic Area - the highlight of Laoshan Mountain today. As you arrive, a big statue of Laozi - the founder of Taoism will come into your eyes. Your sightseeing journey starts with a nice hike from Bashui River to Longtan Waterfall. Bashui River is named after the eight streams converging into the river and Longtan Waterfall is one of the streams. During your hike, you can get an enjoyable view of the waterfalls, peaks, rocks, various plants as well as the Yellow Sea from different perspectives. Then, you will continue your hike to Shangqing Palace and Mingxia Cave which are two featured Taoist Temples. In Mingxia Cave, you will get a breathtaking view of the mountain and sea from above. After the amazing sightseeing trip, you will take a cable car down to Taiqing Palace, the largest Taoist temple and the Taoism communication center in Qingdao. There are many Taoist buildings and statues in this temple delivering a cultural savory of Taoism.

After that, you will be transferred to Qingdao airport or train station to catch your flight/train to next destination. Tour ends!

Lao Mountain Scenic Area Taiqing Palace and the Statue of Laozi

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