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Shandong Tours & China Shandong Trips 2020/2021

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Shandong, a peninsula located in China's northeastern coastline, is a legendary place full of natural and supernatural charm. Its vast land is dotted with rivers, springs, peaks and sea views. No matter you step into the central capital and surrounding cities, or visit the eastern coastal cities, the natural scenery can be intoxicating. Moreover, Shandong is one of the cradles of China's long civilization. The first World Natural and Cultural Heritage site and the greatest one of China's Five Sacred Mountains – Mount Tai, an imperial mountain visited by 72 emperors, stands majestically in Taian, Shandong. The most influential philosopher and social theorist – Confucius was born and developed his thoughts in Qufu, Shandong. The Asian Oktoberfest takes place annually in picturesque Qingdao, Shandong, and the International Kite Festival is held annually in the kite's hometown – Weifang, Shandong. Far more than that, Shandong owns numerous intangible cultural heritage and eight of them are listed in UNESECO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In addition, Shandong Cuisine is the first of Eight Most Famous Chinse Cuisines. Traveling Shandong means a great feast of China's alluring nature, profound culture, interesting festival and tasty cuisine.

How to Plan your Shandong tour? A classic Shandong tour takes about one week. For Qingdao and Jinan are two transportation hubs of Shandong, we suggest you start your Shandong tour from Qingdao and ends Jinan, or in the opposite way. You can spend 2 ~ 3 days appreciating the spectacular seascape and featured architectures in Qingdao, 1 ~ 2 days hiking to the summit of Mount Tai, and 2~3 days exploring the life story of Confucius in Qufu and Jinan. For more experience, it's highly recommended to extend your trip to Weihai, Yantai, Weifang, Zibo, etc. for an in-depth Shandong exploration.

China Discovery is a leading travel agency with more than 3600 positive feedbacks from our customers over the world. We are professional in providing high-quality tour packages with flexible itinerary and personalized service. Browse our best-selling Shandong tours and short trips by destinations for your inspirations, or check our first-hand travel information for a more effective travel. Of course, you can also have longer China Tours with Shandong to see the diversity of China better. We are always ready to customize a tour in your own way, so feel free to contact us to start your unique tour now.

  • Top 8 Shandong Tour Packages

Shandong Tours by Destinations

In Shandong, you can enjoy different scenery in its various destinations. Qingdao, the host of Qingdao International Beer Festival, is an impressive coastal city. Jinan, the city of spring, owns numerous springs in different sizes as well as many other poetic waterscape. Mount Tai is a holy mountain for a cultural hike and a breathtaking sunrise. Qufu, of course, is the best place to know about the whole life of Confucius as well as experience China's traditional culture. In addition, Yantai, Weihai and Weifang show you more aspects of Shandong. Following are well-selected Shandong tours lasting for 2 to 5 days by destinations. If you are short in time, it is available to spend 2~3 days visiting one of the top destinations for a glimpse of Shandong's beauty.

  • Qingdao
  • Mount Tai
  • Qufu
  • Jinan
  • Yantai
  • Weihai
  • Weifang
Lao Mountain Scenic Area

3 Days Qingdao Highlights Tour

Highlights: Laoshan Mountain, Qingdao Beer Museum, Badaguan Scenic Resort

This tour takes you to explore all highlights of Qingdao in 3 days, involving seascape sightseeing, mountain visit, Qingdao Beer experience, Taoism exploration...

Spectacular Landscape of No.2 Bathing Beach

2 Days Qingdao Short Stay

Highlights: Qingdao Beer Museum, Badaguan Scenic Resort, Former German Governor's Mansion

Want to have a high-quality Qingdao experience in limited time? This tour allows you to visit only the essence of Qingdao in 2 short days.

Impressive View from Xiaoyushan Park

6 Days Beijing Qingdao Tour

Highlights: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Qingdao Beer Museum, Badaguan Scenic Resort

This tour takes you to explore China's rich culture in Beijing and great seascape in Qingdao to your fullest in one go. In addition, you will enjoy the comfortable transfer by high speed train.

Tsingtao Beer

3 Days Qingdao Beer Festival Tour

Highlights: Tsingtao Brewery Museum, Zhanqiao Pier, Little Qingdao Isle, Badaguan Scenic Resort

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...

Beautiful Mount Tai in Bright Days

2 Days Enjoyable Mount Tai Hiking Tour

Highlights: Mount Tai Essential Hike, Dai Temple, Cable Car Ride, Sightseeing Bus

Hike the most scenic and interesting trail of Mount Tai hiking and explore the sacred temples and historical sites. Use convenient sightseeing bus and cable cars to save time and energy.

Hiking Trail to Nantianmen of Mount Tai

2 Days Most Classic Mount Tai Hiking with Sunrise Tour

Highlights: Hongmen to Nantianmen Classic Hike, Tianzhufeng Hike, Dai Temple, Mount Tai Sunset & Sunrise

Hike the classic hiking path of Mount Tai which is also known as “the imperial road” and stay a night on the mountain so that you can enjoy the incredible sunset and sunrise. Hike down Mount Tai with another different road which is tranquil, uncrowded and beautiful.

Dacheng Hall - Most Grandiose Building in Confucian Temple

2 Days Mount Tai Qufu Tour from Beijing

Highlights: Mount Tai Hiking, Dai Temple, Confucius Temple, Kong Family Mansion, Confucius Cemetery

With our time-efficient itinerary and fully-inclusive packaged tour services, you can visit the sacred Confucius Temple also enjoy a wonderful hiking on Mount Tai, the most famous mountain in China.

Tsingtao Brewery Museum Building

4 Days Qingdao Qufu Mount Tai Essence Tour

Highlights: Tsingtao Brewery Museum, Xiaoyuashan Park, Qingdao No.2 Bathing Beach, Mount Tai Hiking, Confucian Temple

Start your vacation in Qingdao, the city of bear and coastal landscape, then travel to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, finally hike the majestic Mount Tai.Private tour package includes your own guide and driver.

Confucian Temple Sacrifice

3 Days Confucius Culture Exploration with Mount Tai

Highlights: Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius, Kong Family Mansion, Mount Tai Hiking

Enjoy an In-depth exploration of the life story and philosophy of Confucius in Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, also take a leisure and scenic hike to World Heritage Site Mount Tai. Private and fully inclusive tour package.

Dacheng Hall - Most Grandiose Building in Confucian Temple

2 Days Mount Tai Qufu Tour from Beijing

Highlights: Mount Tai Hiking, Dai Temple, Confucius Temple, Kong Family Mansion, Confucius Cemetery

With our time-efficient itinerary and fully-inclusive packaged tour services, you can visit the sacred Confucius Temple also enjoy a wonderful hiking on Mount Tai, the most famous mountain in China.

Dacheng Hall - Most Grandiose Building in Confucian Temple

6 Days Best of Shandong Tour

Highlights: Mount Tai, Tsingtao Brewery Museum, Laoshan Mountain, Confucian Temple, Baotu Spring, Daming Lake

Best of Shandong Tour: 6 days private tour from springs city Jinan to romantic Qingdao via majestic Mount Tai and famous Qufu. Fully-inclusive tour package with local tour guide, great hotels, meals, etc.

Tsingtao Brewery Museum Building

4 Days Qingdao Qufu Mount Tai Essence Tour

Highlights: Tsingtao Brewery Museum, Xiaoyuashan Park, Qingdao No.2 Bathing Beach, Mount Tai Hiking, Confucian Temple

Start your vacation in Qingdao, the city of bear and coastal landscape, then travel to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, finally hike the majestic Mount Tai.Private tour package includes your own guide and driver.

Jinan Baotu Spring

2 Days Classic Jinan Tour

Highlights: Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Thousand Buddha Mountain, Black Tiger Spring, Shandong Museum

To encounter with the active spring and tranquil lakes, observe how the locals enjoy their leisure living, step into an unexpected old street in charming Jinan.

Mount Tai - Wu Yue Du Zun Rock Inscription

4 Days Jinan Mount Tai Qufu Cultural Tour

Highlights: Mount Tai, Mount Tai Cable Car, Confucius Temple, Kong Family Mansion, Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Dai Temple

Visit Qufu – the birthplace of Confucius, Mount Tai – the most sacred mountain in China and Jinan, the city of springs with a leisured pace. All the highlights are covered.

Dacheng Hall - Most Grandiose Building in Confucian Temple

6 Days Best of Shandong Tour

Highlights: Mount Tai, Tsingtao Brewery Museum, Laoshan Mountain, Confucian Temple, Baotu Spring, Daming Lake

Best of Shandong Tour: 6 days private tour from springs city Jinan to romantic Qingdao via majestic Mount Tai and famous Qufu. Fully-inclusive tour package with local tour guide, great hotels, meals, etc.

Seascape Around Yangma Island

2 Days Yantai Classic Tour

Highlights: Yantai Hill Park, Changyu Wine Museum, Yangma Island, Penglai Pavilion

This 2 days tour takes you to experience the best of Yantai in limited time. Highlights of Yantai, including alluring seascape, pleasant beaches, featured European architectures, featured islands as well as some old Chinese structures.

A Taste of Qingdao Beer in Qingdao Beer Museum

5 Days Qingdao Weihai Yantai Coastal Tour

Highlights: Qingdao Laoshan Mountain, Tsingtao Beer, Badaguan Scenic Resort, Weihai Liugong Island, Chengshantou Scenic Area, International Bathing Beach, Yantai Hill,, Penglai Pavilion

Starting from Qingdao, and returning to Qingdao after trips in Weihai and Yantai, you can enjoy pleasant weather, golden and soft beaches, reachable islands, amazing seafood, clean city….

Weihai International Bathing Beach

2 Days Weihai Leisure Vacation Tour

Highlights: Liugong Island, Weihai International Bathing Beach, Chengshantou Scenic Area, Hailu Island

Step on the most beautiful islands of Weihai, enjoy stunning beach and local culture. Private packaged tour with your own tour guide and diver, comfortable hotels, authentic local delicacies.

A Taste of Qingdao Beer in Qingdao Beer Museum

5 Days Qingdao Weihai Yantai Coastal Tour

Highlights: Qingdao Laoshan Mountain, Tsingtao Beer, Badaguan Scenic Resort, Weihai Liugong Island, Chengshantou Scenic Area, International Bathing Beach, Yantai Hill,, Penglai Pavilion

Starting from Qingdao, and returning to Qingdao after trips in Weihai and Yantai, you can enjoy pleasant weather, golden and soft beaches, reachable islands, amazing seafood, clean city….

Weifang Kite Museum

3 Days Weifang Kite Festival Tour

Highlights: Weifang Kite Museum, Yangjiabu Folk Culture Village, Shihu Garden

This tour takes you to attend Weifang International Kite Festival. A short break in Weifang city and best for family with kids! In the Kite Capital of the World, you'll join the locals fly a kite, catch the chance to experience kite making and folk painting...all about kite, all about fun

Beautiful Chengshantou Scenic Area

9 Days Shandong Panorama Tour

Highlights: Mount Tai, Confucius Temple, Liugong Island, Weifang Kite Museum, Qingdao Laoshan Mountain, Zibo Ancient Qi City Relics Museum

A Shandong panorama tour which is an eye-pleasing experience of both culture and nature. It is recommended for all kinds of travelers, no matter you are seniors, couples or young people, students, etc.

Shandong Travel Guide & Articles

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Extend Your Shandong Tours

Equipped with convenient airlines and high speed rails, Shandong can be traveled with many destinations easily. In fact, its location between Beijing and Shanghai makes it a great stop for the frequent Beijing-Shanghai high speed trains, so you can conveniently travel Shandong with Beijing and Shanghai. You can spend 3 ~ 4 traveling Beijing’s highlights and then start a Shandong tour. If you want to enjoy more about China’s civilization, we strongly suggest you extend your tour to its neighbor - Henan where famous Shaolin Temple and old capital city Luoyang are located. If it is your first time to China, don’t miss Guilin - most idyllic city with breathtaking karst landscape, Xian - the old capital city representing China’s past, Chengdu - the hometown of giant panda, etc. Discover the best Shandong China tours below or contact us to customize a unique tour according to your own needs!

Amazing Different Terra Cotta Warriors
10 Days China World Heritage Tour in Northern China

Beijing / Mount Tai / Qufu / Zhengzhou / Shaolin Temple / Luoyang / Xian

Dacheng Hall - Most Grandiose Building in Confucian Temple
6 Days Classic Beijing & Shandong Tour

Beijing / Qufu / Mount Tai

Temple of Heaven Tour
10 Days Beijing Shandong Tour by Bullet Train

Beijing / Jinan / Mount Tai / Qufu / Qingdao

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