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2 Days Qingdao City Short Stay

Qingdao Essence Exploration

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Qingdao, an iconic coastal city of China, is attractive with crisp sea air and relaxing holiday atmosphere. It is a dazzling modern city preserving its old charm.

Want to have a high-quality Qingdao experience in limited time? Just choose this tour. This 2 days Qingdao tour only focuses on the essence of Qingdao. You will get a wonderful experience with a great combination of historic European architecture, breezy seaside and modern comforts as well as strong beer aroma. All the itinerary can be customized according to your own needs.

Highlights of this tour

  • Take a deep breath of the crisp sea air of Qingdao and be immersed in the relaxing holiday;
  • Step into Qingdao Beer Museum which is full of delicate aroma to explore the history of China's most famous beer & original brewery;
  • Take a leisurely stroll in lovely and peaceful Badaguan (Eight Passes) Scenic Resort for a great view of history buildings with different styles of different countries.

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 a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to 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-QDT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
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.

Next, you will drive to Qingdao Site Museum of the Former German Governor's Residence which was built for the German governor when Germans occupied Qingdao during in late 19th century. The large building is packed with original furniture and period pictures that really make you wonder what it must have been like for Germans over a hundred years ago move to China to administer a far flung colony.

Then you will visit Xiaoyushan Park to enjoy a 360-degree view of Qingdao City. Reach the small hill in this park with a short climb, you will feast your eyes by looking across to the spectacular beach close-by, the strip stretching into the sea, the red-tiled and white-walled villas, etc. The popular attractions you can see from the hill include German Governor’s Mansion, Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach, Little Qingdao Isle, Zhanqiao Pier and Huiquan Bay. After that, take a short visit to Zhanqiao Pier, a symbol of Qingdao city. It was built in 1891 as a naval pier, and now is a famous landmark in the Qingdao Bay.

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.

Enjoy Qingdao Beer in the Museum The Former German Governor's Residence Zhanqiao Pier - the Symbol of Qingdao
Day 2 Qingdao Departure (B, L)

After breakfast in your hotel, 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). Then you will visit Qingdao No.2 Bathing Beach, just near Badaguan Scenic Resort. In spite of its small scale, it enjoys a peaceful environment and gorgeous scenery.

In the afternoon, you will have a walk along the coastline of Qingdao City to May Fourth Square in Qingdao's central business district. It is best recognized by a big sculpture of “May Wind” near the seaside. Then move to the 2008 Olympics Sailing Center where impressive scores of sailing boats and yachts are there to please your eyes with quaint surroundings - rows of cafes, good restaurant, street musicians, etc. Moreover, it is the best place to look at the glittering skyline of Qingdao.

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

Beautiful Street of Badaguan Scenic Resort in Spring 2008 Olympics Sailing Center

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