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8 Days Shandong History & Culture Tour

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

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  • Funerary Horses Museum
  • Weifang Kite Museum
  • Confucian Temple
  • Mount Tai
  • Weifang Kite Museum
  • Funerary Horses Museum
  • Mount Tai
  • Confucian Temple
Tour Code:
CD-SDHCT-08
Tour Type:
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Shandong enjoys the honor of being the birthplace of Confucius, Mencius and boasts a large number of culutral hetitages. Our special designed trip will take you to explore the local history, experiencing the traditional folk culture of Shandong.
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Highlights

Visit:
Baotu Spring
Daming Lake
Confucian Temple
Confucian Mansion
Confucian Cemetery
Mount Tai
 
Ancient Qi City Relics Museum
Weifang Kite Museum
Shiwu Garden
Tsingtao Brewery Museum
Zhanqiao Pier
Eight Passes
Experience:
Explore the culture & history of Confucianism in the birthplace of Confucius, Qufu;
Visit the unique Kite Museum in Weifang and enjoy the traditional folk culture there;
Lear more about the history of Shandong in Zibo;
Take the trip to the most popular destinations, Jinan and Qingdao in one go.

Sampling Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Jinan Arrival

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Welcome to Jinan, the city of springs! Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Jinan. After a little bit rest and fresh up, head to visit Baotu Spring Park, where Baotu Spring, the best spring under the heaven, is. There are many clear and crystal spring pools and magnificent pavilions in the park, which make it a fairyland in the city center.

Later, you will move on the Daming Lake Park, 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.

Baotu Spring Park
Day 2 Jinan - Mount Tai (B)

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In the morning, you will transfer to Mount Tai, the first mountain of the five most famous Mountains in China. You will first visit the famous Dai Temple, the largest and most completed ancient building of Mount Tai, where ancient emperors always held sacrificial ceremonies.

After lunch, you’ll start your Mount Tai tour. Take the private car to the Halfway Gate to the Heaven. Then, you could have 1.5 hours’ hike to the top of the Mt. Taishan (if physical condition limits, you could take cable car to South Gate to the Heaven). On the top, visit South Heavenly Gate, Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak and more.

Later, take cable car to get down the mountain. Stay overnight in Tai’an.

Mount Tai
Day 3 Mount Tai - Qufu - Zibo (B, L)

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On this day, transfer to Qufu from Tai’an. Today, you’ll have in depth exploration of Confucianism in the hometown of Confucius. 

The highlight is to visit “San Kong”, the name given collectively to the three main sites of Confucius: the Confucian Temple, The Confucian Mansion and the Confucian Cemetery. You will get a full understanding about the life of Confucius, as well as the Confucian culture.

In the afternoon, escort to Qufu East Train Station to take a 1.5-hour G train to Zibo, the Capital of the Ancient State of Qi.

Confucian Temple
Day 4 Zibo - Weifang (B, L)

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Today’s tour starts from the Ancient Qi City Relics Museum, which is among the first batch of cultural relics protection units authorized by the State Counci.

Then, you will visit the Funerary Horses Museum in Hetouya Cun Village. It is the graveyard of monarchs and aristocrats of the Spring and Autumn Period.

After the tour, transfer to Zibo Train Station to catch a G train to Weifang (36 minutes). Stay in the local hotel in Weifang.

Funerary Horses Museum
Day 5 Weifang - Qingdao (B, L)

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After breakfast, you will visit the Weifang Kite Museum, the only Kite Museum in the world, which gives a very interesting overview of the development and the art of making kites.

Later, you will have a walk in the Shiwu Garden, which was once the official residence of an minister in Ming Dynasty. You will appreciate the great combination of the garden and the nature.

Then, you will go to Weifang Yangjia Bu Folklore View Garden to watch a folk show or create a woodcut painting of your own.

After today’s tour, catch a G train from Weifang Train Station to Qingdao (70 minutes). The local guide will pick you up at Qingdao train station and send you to your hotel in Qingdao.

Weifang Kite Museum
Day 6 Qingdao (B,L)

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On this day, you'll visit Mount Lao. Facing the Yellow Sea, it is one of China's major scenic resorts and has long been held as the reputation of No. 1 Famous Mountain on the Sea. It is also a famous Taoist mountain featuring both mountainous and coastal view. Among all the famous mountains in the whole China, it is the only mountain on the coast. You won’t miss Taiqing Palace, the largest, oldest and most valuable of the temples in Mount Lao.

In the afternoon, on the way back to Qingdao downtown, take a stop at the 2008 Olympics Sailing Center. Then you will visit the Tsingtao Brewery 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.

Lao Mountain Scenic Area
Day 7 Qingdao (B, L)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you will have a city exploration in Qingdao city. The first stop is 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.

Then followed a trip to Little Qingdao Isle, whose shape is like an ancient violin, is also called “Violin Isle”. Waterside pavilions, red reefs with blue waves, white tower with green trees and an arbor makes the island as the heaven created a beautiful picture.

Later, you will have a walk in the Badaguan Scenic Resort. It is a great place to embrace Qingdao which is well known for the old villas of different architecture styles. If you miss the Badaguan when visiting Qingdao, it means you haven’t fully seen Qingdao.

The last activity today is to visit Qingdao No.1 Bathing Beach, the biggest one in Qingdao.

Zhanqiao Pier
Day 8 Qingdao Departure (B)

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Today is free for you until to be transferred to the airport or train station to catch flight/ train for your next destination. Service ends!

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Thanks Wing, we came back safely and had a great trip overall. We had great tour guide and driver whom we will recommend without doubt and we took the liberty to change the schedule as we toured, depending on the weather and situation, which suited us. I’m actually glad lightning struck, allowing us to spend the last night in XM, as I think 2 days and 1 night in the Tulou is more than sufficient. I’ll leave Chew to comment on your email but you can also take my comments here if you want. Thanks again !

Hi Wing,

Yesterday just before check out at Xiamen ,  i had already completed a detailed questionnaire form and handed over to Adam.

(1)  How do you like our tour arrangements and are you willing to recommend our service to your friends?

Yes, it was good service from tour coordinator, tour guide and driver. They are all very professional and good people.  I will recommend to friends for sure.  

(2)  Do you have some suggestions for us to improve our service?

The initially proposed 3D2N itinerary is an overkill of Tulou visits.   The original plan was such that we visit Chu Xi on Day 3, but Chu Xi is the furthest (3 hours) from Xiamen, so it doesnt make too much sense cos it would be a mad rush if guests are rushing to fly off on Day 3.    Our tour guide Adam adapted the itinerary, we cut down the more commercialized tulous and he even  included He Keng Tulou which is the place that Hollywood Mulan was filmed in, that was a real treat.   

From our experiences, if we fly into Xiamen by 9am, we would have 2 full days of Tulou visits, which is more than sufficient.  First nite at HeRongZhuang was a good experience, the staff are very hospitable and room was very nice.   Second nite at Prince Hotel there was power failure, and after being in the dark for 4 hours, we decided to check out and drove to Xiamen.  We were on the road from 9.30pm to 12 midnight.  I think it would be better if the itinerary just have first nite in Tulou and second nite in Xiamen, with Day 3 in Xiamen.  

(3)  If you want to do travel again in China, would you like to use our service again?

Yes.  I would certainly consider

 

Regards

Chew - 2020.09.23‚ Singapore, September 23, 2020

Dear Wing,

The hotel is beautiful. We took a walk around and end up having dinner in the hotel. It's very nice.

We got back to the hotel a while ago. We enjoyed the trip with Sara very much. She is a lovely woman like you. And once again thank you very much for the lovely souvenirs.

Werawan - 2020.09.23‚ Japan, September 23, 2020

Dear Johnson,

Sorry for my late reply.

We were really very happy with the whole trip to Yunnan province. It was very special and we still talk about it a lot.

The program you suggested was great, and we had a fantastic time. Everything was flawless, convenient and no long waiting times.

We specifically liked:

  • Your responsiveness
  • That the guides are locals and can really introduce the local culture to the guests.
  • That the guides were flexible in the day to day arrangements
  • English skills of all guides were excellent!
  • That the guides take pictures J
  • The driver Mr. Yu was super. We felt very safe

Alice was fantastic. We enjoyed that she told us about her village, family etc. to help us to understand the Bai culture better. We liked her personal style. It felt like walking around with a friend, joking and having a good time.

Tom also made the Lijiang experience a very memorable one. He also opened up, reflected and gave us great insight in traditions and culture of Naxi. He knows everyone.

The best about Aten was that he made some suggestions how to optimize the program and how to avoid tourist crowds. He loves to talk to the guests, exchange ideas and make this a mutual learning experience.

We would without any doubt recommend your agency. We consider to book trips with you in the future.

Thank you very much for everything.

 

Best regards,

Christine

Christine - 2020.09.21‚ Germany, September 21, 2020
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Baotu Spring Park
Baotu Spring Park

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Mount Tai
Mount Tai

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Confucian Temple
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Funerary Horses Museum
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Weifang Kite Museum
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Lao Mountain Scenic Area
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Zhanqiao Pier
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