5 Days Jinan - Mt. Taishan - Qufu - Qingdao Highlights

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The 5-day travel possesses a unique blend of history discovery and natural beauty - Jinan’s leisurely spring bathing, Mt. Taishan’s fascinating hiking, Qufu’s cultural exploration and Qingdao’s charming seashore life. It is really a perfect retreat for urbanites of all stripes that you can throw yourself into a colorful world full of surprises.

Underlined by nature sightseeing, mountain hiking, cultural quest, activities sharing etc.

Learn about the history of Qingdao beer and enjoy a beer feast if you want.

Immersed into diversified experience of Shangdong province.

Day 1 Arrival in Jinan ( Lunch )
Today's Activities Upon arrival in Jinan, you are picked up by local tour guide. Baotu Spring Park is you first stop of the city excursion. It houses Jinan’s most famous spring - Baotu Spring with the reputation of “the First Spring under Heaven”. Here you can appreciate the beautiful Chinese traditional gardens adorned with water, seals, wild birds, willow and stone display, etc.

Experience a wonderful water world with attractive landscapes in Wulongtan Park dotted with Wulongtan Spring (Five Dragons Spring). And throw yourself into the breathtaking views and historical and cultural atmosphere in Daming Lake, where 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 Furong Ancient Street          
Day 2 Jinan - Taian - Qufu ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Set out from Jinan to Taian, where you are served a memorable exploration of Taishan Mountain, which feasts your eyes on breathtaking natural landscape and comforts you with amazing cultural wonders.

Ascend the mountain by cable car, and then enter South Heaven Gate formed by majestic traditional architectures mainly painted in red and yellow. Wander around the Heaven Street full of featured shops and residential buildings. Have a look at 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. Drive to Qufu and stay overnight there.
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Mount Taishan Mount Taishan Mount Taishan          
Panoramic View of Mt.Taishan Grand Viewing Peak Sunrise on Mt.Taishan          
Day 3 Qufu - Jinan ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Start your morning tour at 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 Jinan city and spend your nightlife at leisure there.
Highlights
San Kong Temple of Confucius emple of Confucius          
San Kong Scenic Area Confucius Statue in Temple of Confucius Lingxing Gate in Temple of Confucius          
Day 4 Jinan - Qingdao ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities After breakfast, drive to Qingdao, a charming coastal city of Shandong province. The first stop is Xiaoyushan Park (Little Fish Hill Park), a classical garden-style construction offering natural beauty, architectural techniques and artistic skills. Then head to Qingdao Beer Museum to catch a glimpse of the history of Qingdao beer with significant cultural value and advanced beer-making technology and process; you can also enjoy the pleasures of beer-tasting, shopping and recreations.

Continue on to crescent-shaped Zhan Bridge, one of the famous landmarks of Qingdao shooting into the extensive sea. Standing afar, you can enjoy beautiful seashore views at leisure. Stay overnight in Qingdao.
Highlights
Qingdao Beer Museum Qingdao Beer Museum Zhan Bridge          
Entrance of Qingdao Beer Museum Exhibits in Qingdao Beer Museum Zhan Bridge          
Day 5 Qingdao Departure ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Morning start at May Fourth Square, recognized by the large "May Wind" sculpture, a popular tourist attraction named after the nationwide protest May Fourth Movement that started in Qingdao. End on a high note with an invigorating hiking upon Mount Laoshan to peek at the city from the summit, which is the highest coastal mountain with cultural significance which is regarded as one of the "cradles of Taoism". Later transfer to the airport for your next destination.
Highlights
May Fourth Square Mount Laoshan Mount Laoshan          
May Fourth Square Mount Laoshan Panoramic View on Mount Laoshan          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: 4-night accommodation in Jinan, Qufu and Qingdao
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 Qufu
Qufu Hotel
Shangri-la Hotel Qufu
Shangri-la Hotel Qufu is a brand-new international luxury hotel, characterized by deep cultural atmosphere and elegantly peaceful landscape. With 482 well-equipped rooms and suites, the hotel offer high quality service and free Wi-Fi covering all the area. It is an ideal spot to visit Qufu's famous attractions, within walking distance to San Kong, just 10-minute-drive to maglev station.
Qufu Hotel
Queli Hotel Qufu
Neighboring Confucius Temple and Kong Family Mansion, Queli Hotel is a renowned exquisite hotel built in Confucian architectural style. Equipped with 174 guestrooms, the hotel offers distinctive Confucian feast and wonderful traditional song and dance show. Other amenities include cafe, bar, health center, meeting room, etc. that meet guests' demands.
Hotels in Qingdao
Qingdao Hotel
InterContinental Hotel Qingdao
InterContinental Qingdao is a five star hotel housing 468 guestrooms, all of which are highlighted by the spectacular sea viewing or city viewing. With convenient transportation, the hotel is located at Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, just about 20 minutes drive to railway station, 40 minutes from airport.
Qingdao Hotel
Qingdao Huanghai Hotel
Located on Huiquan Bay, Qingdao Huanghai Hotel owns good water views and beaches. The restaurant has both Chinese and western cuisine and does room service. Just a short taxi ride away is May Fourth Square, Lu Xun Park, Huadong Winery, Qingdao Naval Museum and Qingdao Underwater World. There is a gymnasium, beauty parlor, a few boutique shops, and car rental desk to arrange touring trips.
Qingdao Hotel
Eastern Light International Hotel Qingdao
Eastern Light International Hotel is close to the Central Business District, the city government, Carrefour supermarket shopping, etc. Warm and comfortable rooms are equipped with free high-speed broadband Internet access. Breakfast is served introduced pure, self-breakfast business. The executive floor guests can enjoy exclusive VIP LOUNGE purely Japanese-style breakfast or breakfast.

Meals in the Package

-- This package include 4 breakfasts and 5 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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