Be comforted by the beauty of Jinan, which can be watery, elegant and lazy thanks to the city’s various ancient springs and remains of cultural celebrities, enjoy the history-and-culture-rich Qufu excursion, conduct an exciting mountain hiking ---- all of which you'll experience on this comprehensive journey.
Enjoy leisure time by throwing yourself into the beauty of the Spring City
Close contact with the precious remains of Chinese great philosopher - Confucius.
Take in the dramatic landscape on the way hiking upon the imposing Mount Taishan.
|Today's Activities|| Jinan, the capital city of Shandong province, is well-known for its 72 ancient springs. As an iconic symbol of this spring city, Baotu Spring in Baotu Spring Park is a culturally significant artesian karst spring with the reputation of “the First Spring under Heaven”. The beautiful Chinese traditional gardens in the park, adorned with water, seals, wild birds, willow and stone display, etc., gives you an eye candy and mental relaxation.
The Wulongtan Spring (Five Dragons Spring) in Wulongtan Park, got its name from the nearby temple housing the statues of five sacred dragons. The park is also home to 26 ancient springs in different shapes, which forms a wonderful water world with attractive landscapes.
At Daming Lake, you can enjoy the unique flavor of Jinan’s main natural and cultural landmark. It’s a natural lake fed by the artesian karst springs of the area, displaying breathtaking views and historical and cultural values. You can choose to get a self-driven boat for a lazy ride to appreciate the park from a different perspective. Later take a stroll of Furong Ancient Street where you can have a taste of exotic food and snacks and get a feel for Jinan city.
|Today's Activities||After breakfast in Jinan, set out for Qufu city. Visit the most significant historical and cultural site San Kong (The Three Confucian) dedicated to commemorating the great Chinese philosopher - Confucius. It consists of Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion, where you can not only learn about the life story and great contribution of Confucius, but also appreciate a series of magnificent historical buildings and a variety of precious cultural relics. Afterwards, drive to Taian city and spend your nightlife at leisure there.|
|Today's Activities|| This day, Mount Taishan, listed as UNESCO's World Natural and Cultural Heritage, feasts your eyes on breathtaking natural landscape and comforts you with amazing cultural wonders.
Get on the cable car up to the mountain, tour South Heaven Gate formed by majestic traditional architectures mainly painted in red and yellow. Walk at leisure on the Heaven Street settled with featured shops and residential buildings. Catch a glimpse of the miraculous stone inscriptions carved in the perpendicular cliff of Grand Viewing Peak. Climb atop Jade Emperor Peak, the highest point of Mount Taishan, to appreciate the spectacular panoramic views.
After that, take the cable car down from the mountain. Enjoy your free leisure time before the flight to your next destination.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: 2-night accommodation in Jinan and Taian|
|Vehicle: A private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: An experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: Free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- This package include 2 breakfasts and 3 lunches
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Shandong food is one the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, ranked among the four most influential among these. Derived from the native cooking styles, Shandong food is divided into three sorts: Jinan cuisine, Jiaodong cuisine and Kongfu cuisine.
(1) Here we highly recommend Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce, one of the most famous traditional dishes of Jinan cuisine.
(2) Kongfu cuisine is an important part of Chinese food culture and gets well-preserved due to the significant status of Cemetery of Confucius in the ancient China. Kongfu Yipin Pot is one of the typical dishes of Kongfu cuisine.
|Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce||Kongfu Yipin Pot|