This 5-day suggested itinerary covers different elements of Shandong province in China: the history, heritage sites, landscape, culture, and holy Mount Tai. It makes an ideal tour for visitors who are climbing fans or with family.
|2~5 pax||6~9 pax||SSP|
|Tourist Class||966 USD||680 USD||150 USD|
|Superior Class||997 USD||710 USD||181 USD|
|Deluxe Class||1230 USD||943 USD||413 USD|
|Tourist Class||Shandong International Hotel||Tai’an Lijing Plaza Hotel||Oriental Confucian Garden Hotel|
|Superior Class||Shungeng Hillview Hotel||Tai’an Lijing Plaza Hotel||Queli Hotel|
|Deluxe Class||Crowne Plaza Guihe Hotel||Ramada Plaza Tai’an||Shangri-La Hotel Qufu|
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Blessed with both natural and supernatural allure, the Shandong peninsula on China’s northeastern coast has developed a legendary reputation. Its dazzling landscape – a lush environment with rivers and underground springs running to and fro, topped by granite peaks -- all but evoke inspiration.
And believe it or not, this was where the great Confucius was born, here is where he grew and developed his classic philosophy of virtue and ethics.
It was only 300 years later when China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, climbed Tai Shan, Shandong's tallest peak to finally affirm China as a united empire.
And there's more to Shandong than its glorious history, there's a vibrant energy along Qingda, often trumpeted as one of the best places to live in all of Asia.
From mountain climbing to eating fine seafood to quaffing beer, the beach is nearby and if you wanted to, can do all of the above all on the same day.
With this Shandong tour, you'll get to spend 5 days exploring the best of the province with your very own private tour guide.
Welcome to day 1 of your Shandong tour, it starts off slow easing you in upon arrival in Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport.
It is here where you will be greeted by a local English-speaking guide with a welcome board with your name on it.
After we find you, your Chinese-speaking driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in the city center.
Jinan is the capital city of Shandong province and is famous for its 72 artesian springs that it is called as the “Spring City”.
We know you may be tired from jet lag, so you'll have the rest of the day to do whatever you want.
Welcome to day 2 of your Shandong tour, it starts after your buffet breakfast at your hotel in Jinan City.
You will be driven to Mountain Tai which is located north of the city of Tai’an, in Shandong province and known as the eastern mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China. It takes approximately one hour and forty minutes by car.
When you arrive in Mount Tai, you will take a cable car to the top of the mountain and pay a visit to Dai Temple.
Dai Temple is the largest and most complete ancient construction in the area. It is a Taoism Temple and was used to make sacrifices to the Gods of Heaven and Earth for the ancient emperor in China.
It is also used for worshipping the God of Mount Taishan. Mount Taishan is shown on the reverse side of the 5 yuan bill of the 5th series renminbi banknotes too.
Afterward, your Shandong tour guide will take you down by cable car and transfer you to Tai’an city.
You will stay overnight at Tai’an this evening!
Welcome to day 3 of your Shandong tour. It starts after breakfast, you will navigate your way to Qufu.
It takes approximately one hour and twenty minutes by driving. Qufu is the hometown of Confucius and is noted for its Confucian culture and historical relics.
After checking in the hotel at Qufu and taking a short rest, you will proceed to visit Kong Family Mansion, the Confucius Temple and the Cemetery of Confucius.
They are the most well-known cultural sites and must-see places in Qufu; collectively they are called San Kong(三孔). Moreover, they have been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.
You don't want to miss it!
Tonight, you stay overnight in Qufu.
Welcome to day 4 of your Shandong tour, it starts off by enjoying your nice buffet breakfast at your hotel, you will be driven back to Jinan City.
It takes approximately two hours by driving. Today you will pay a visit to Baotu Spring, an artesian karst spring.
It's often praised for being the most iconic spring among the 72 famous springs in Jinan City. The Chinese Qianlong Emperor famously bestowed its honorary title of, "First Spring under the Heaven".
Afterward, your Shandon tour guide will escort you to visit Daming Lake, also named Lake of the Great Splendour.
This is the largest lake in Jinan and one of city’s most famous landmarks.
Later on, you will be transferred back your hotel where you'll get to have free time to do whatever you like.
Enjoy your evening!
This is technically your last day of your Shandong tour, after enjoying breakfast, you will be escorted to Jinan airport, ending of the fabulous Shandong tour in China.
If you want to book this Shandong tour, please call us at 1-888-373-6881 or contact us.