3 Days Jinan and Qufu Classic Tour Extended to Mt. Taishan

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-- Baotu Spring, Daming Lake
-- San Kong (Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius and Kong Family Mansion)
-- Mount Taishan
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Tour Code: CTG-SD02

Tour Description

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.

Day 1 Arrival in Jinan ( Lunch )
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.
Highlights
Baotu Spring Daming Lake Furong Ancient Street          
Baotu Spring Daming Lake Snacks in Furong Ancient Street          
Day 2 Jinan - Qufu - Taian ( Breakfast, Lunch )
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.
Highlights
San Kong Temple of Confucius Cemetery of Confucius          
Sign of San Kong Scenic Area Statue of Confucius in Temple of Confucius View of Cemetery of Confucius in Fall          
Day 3 Taian Departure ( Breakfast, Lunch )
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.
Highlights
Mount Taishan Grand Viewing Peak Jade Emperor Peak          
Long Stairs up to South Heaven Gate Grand Viewing Peak Jade Emperor Peak          
Package Details
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.
Hotels in Jinan
Jinan Hotel
Sofitel Luxury Hotel Jinan
Located in the commercial area of Jinan, Sofitel is a 51-floor luxury hotel built in European style, housing 326 rooms with free WiFi, 4 restaurants serving Chinese, French and Japanese cuisines. It offers easy access to the main attractions of Jinan, just 5-minute drive from railway station and 30-minute drive airport.
Jinan Hotel
Silver Plaza Quancheng Hotel
The 4-star Silver Plaza Quancheng Hotel in Jinan, located in the commercial center of the city, is 20 drive minutes from the railway station and 60 minutes from the airport. The 12-floor hotel has 400 guest rooms and restaurant serving Chinese and Western dishes. For business travelers, the hotel provides a wide range of meeting rooms, with the largest room capable of holding 350 people.
Jinan Hotel
Shandong Liangyou Fulin Hotel
Liangyou Fulin Hotel is a tourism hotel located in the financial and trade center of Jinan, just 5-min-walk from Quancheng Square, 15-min-drive to railway station and 40-min-drive to airport. There are 192 well-equipped rooms and suites. The hotel features various restaurants, banquet halls and large conference centers.
Hotels in Taian
Taishan Hotel
Ramada Plaza Taian
Ramada Plaza Taian is the first foreign-related five-star standard garden hotel in Taian City., just 10 minutes drive from railway station, 5 minutes from the bus stop and one hour from airport. To the west is Tian Wai Chun, the base camp for hikers climbing Mount Taishan. The hotel, equipped with 328 guestrooms, is designed combining the modern architecture with the natural views of Mount Taishan.
Taishan Hotel
Lijing Plaza Hotel Taian
Lijing Plaza Hotel is a four star luxury hotel situated at the foot of Mount Taishan, near commercial area, just 3-minute drive from the mountain scenic area. With a wide range of room type, the hotel houses over 130 guestrooms, 20 banquet rooms and meeting rooms of different scale, in order to meet the needs of different customers.
Taishan Hotel
Taishan International Hotel
Taishan International Hotel is equipped with 117 elegantly-decorated rooms and suits, settled at the foot of Mt. Taishan and adjacent to the scenery river. with convenient transportation, the hotel is 2km away from the train station, one hour drive north to the Jinan city and south to the Qufu city.

Meals in the Package

-- 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

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.

shandong food shandong food
Braised Intestines in Brown Sauce Kongfu Yipin Pot

Comments

Dear Cherry,

We are back from our China trip. It was thoroughly enjoyable. The whole thing went very smoothly. Please accept our heartfelt thanks. All the hotels, guides & travel arrangements were excellent. Thank you for your warm care!

Customer: Mr. Oven 

Destination: Shandong

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Dear Nancy,

Thanks for arranging our wonderful holiday to China in October. You made our trip to china above our expectations. Everything was as per the schedule and we would like to thank you and your team for your great efforts. I look forward for my next trip to China.

Thanks and best regards

Customer: Mr. Hanson 

Destination: Shandong

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