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10 Days Comprehensive Exploration: THE SOUL OF SHANDONG

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From $1246 per person

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As the coastal area of eastern China, all the cities in Shandong have high tourism value. It is not only the birthplace of Confucian culture, but also breeds many historical and cultural sites. This 10 day tour will lead you to a comprehensive exploration of Shandong Province, including 8 cities such as Zibo, Weifang, Qingdao, Qufu, Yantai, Penglai, Jinan and Weihai, ect.

Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Zibo, Weifang, Qingdao, Qufu, Yantai, Penglai, Jinan and Weihai

Pick-up point:
Qingdao Airport (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Jinan Airport (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion, Wechat, Alipay

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Day 1 Qingdao Arrival

  • Place&Transport: Arrive in Qingdao, the arrival tickets not included
  • Today's Activities: Tsingtao Brewery Museum
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Qingdao
  • Meal: L

Upon your arrival in Qingdao, our local guide and driver will meet you at the Qingdao Airport (based on your requirement) and escort you to your hotel.

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After lunch, you will be taken to visit the Tsingtao Brewery Museum. It is the only beer museum in China, with an exhibition area of more than 6000 square meters. The museum is located in the old factory building and equipment of Tsingtao beer a hundred years ago. With Tsingtao Beer's history and technological process as the main line, it concentrates the development history of China's beer industry and Tsingtao beer, integrating cultural history, production technological process, beer entertainment, shopping and catering. Here, you can feel the charm of Tsingtao beer from all aspects. Since Qingdao is famous for the Tsingtao Brewery, have a cup of Tsingtao beer, which proves that you have been here.

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Drive back to your hotel.

Day 2 Qingdao

  • Place&Transport: Qingdao
  • Today's Activities: Zhanqiao Pier, Little Qingdao Isle, Badaguan Scenic Resort
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Qingdao
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, first visit the Zhanqiao Pier. Zhanqiao Pier is one of the symble of Qingdao seaside scenic spot. It was built in 1892, the 18th year of Guangxu in Qing Dynasty. It is the earliest military special artificial wharf building in Qingdao. It is an important landmark building and a famous scenic spot in Qingdao.

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Then, head  to the Little Qingdao Isle, It is the landmark of Qingdao,Because the trees on the island are evergreen, that it is called "hengqin island". The shape of the island is like a zither, the water is like a string, and the wind and waves are like the sound of a zither. Excellent sightseeing experience makes tourists feel like in the picture.

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After lunch, pay a visit to the Badaguan Scenic Resort, Founded in the 1930s, Badaguan is a famous scenic resort in China. It is the scenic spot that best embodies the characteristics of "red tiles, green trees, blue sea and blue sky" in Qingdao. Before liberation, it was the villa area of bureaucrat capitalists. After liberation, the government carried out a comprehensive renovation of Badaguan, making it one of China's important sanatoriums. Many party and state leaders and important international friends stayed here.

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After the sightseeing, drive back to your hotel.

Day 3 Qingdao-Weihai

  • Place&Transport: Qingdao
  • Today's Activities: Lao Mountain, Drive to Weihai
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Weihai
  • Meal: B,L

Check out from your hotel and put your luggage in the car. You will first visit the Lao Mountain in the morning. Laoshan Mountain, located in Laoshan District, is the main mountain range of Shandong Peninsula. Laoshan Mountain is the first peak of China's coastline, known as the "first famous mountain" on the sea.

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After the hiking tour, drive you to the Weihai city (3hrs).

Day 4 Weihai-Yantai

  • Place&Transport: Weihai
  • Today's Activities: Liugong Island, Drive to Yantai, Changyu Wine Museum, Yantai Hill Scenic Area
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Yantai
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, you will visit the Liugong Island, located at the mouth of Weihai Bay, has an island coastline of 14.95 km. For Weihai City's marine natural barrier, it plays an extremely important role in national defense. From Ming and Qing Dynasty to liberation, many naval battles took place here, especially the Sino Japanese war. Since the opening of the closed military restricted zone in 1985, it has become a famous scenic spot. You can enjoy the beautiful seashore scenery as well as explore the historic sites there.

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After you trip in Liugong Island, you will be escorted to Yantai.

Continue your tour to Changyu Wine Museum. It is one of the few professional museums in the global wine industry and public in September 1992. It is a national AAAA tourist attraction. The Museum systematically and comprehensively introduces the development history, corporate culture and wine culture knowledge of Changyu company for more than 100 years, which is the hard epitome of the rise of Chinese wine industry and national enterprises.

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Then, you will visit the Yantai Hill Scenic Area centered around the base of the Yantai Hill. Seen from a distance, lush trees grow on it and the antique architecture dots among them.

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Drive back to your hotel.

Day 5 Yantai-Penglai-Weifang

  • Place&Transport: Yantai
  • Today's Activities: Penglai Pavilion, Drive to Weifang
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Weifang
  • Meal: B,L

In  the morning, you will be taken to the Penglai Pavilion. Since its opening in the 1980s, the scenic area has developed into an ancient architectural complex with Penglai Pavilion as the center, Penglai water area and Tianheng mountain as the two wings, and Shenxian, Jingwu, Ports and oceans as well With four kinds of folk culture as the background and mountains, seas, cities and pavilions as the pattern.

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After the sightseeing, you'll be escorted from Pengnlai to Weifang.

Day 6 Weifang-Zibo

  • Place&Transport: Weifang
  • Today's Activities: Weifang Kite Museum, Shihu Garden, Weifang Yangjia Bu Folklore View Garden, Drive to Zibo
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Zibo
  • Meal: B,L

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. 

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

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

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After today’s tour, drive to Zibo. Stay overnight in Zibo.

Day 7 Zibo-Qufu

  • Place&Transport: Zibo
  • Today's Activities: Ancient Qi City Relics Museum, Funerary Horses Museum, Drive to Qufu
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Qufu
  • Meal: B,L

Today’s tour starts from the Ancient Qi City Relics Museum. It is a comprehensive museum integrating the collection, exhibition, protection, research, education and leisure functions of cultural relics. It was moved from the former Qi ancient city site museum (Qi History Museum) and opened on September 12, 2016.

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

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After the tour, drive you to Qufu (2 hours). Stay in the local hotel in Qufu.

Day 8 Qufu-Tai'an

  • Place&Transport: Qufu
  • Today's Activities: Confucius Temple, Dai Temple, Drive to Tai'an
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Tai'an
  • Meal: B,L

After breakfast, drive you to the Confucius Temple. It is the first temple in the world to enshrine Confucius and is estimated to date back to 478 AD. Resting upon what was Confucius's residence before, the temple spans about 50 acres, second to the Forbidden City. Confucian culture is one of the earliest Chinese traditional cultures that spread from China to the world. Now you can go to the original birthplace to feel its strong cultural heritage.

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After lunch, drive 1 hour to Tai’an. The activity in Tai’an today is Dai Temple. Founded in the Han Dynasty, it is the place where emperors worship Mount Tai.

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After the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Tai’an.

Day 9 Tai'an-Jinan

  • Place&Transport: Tai'an
  • Today's Activities: Mt.Tai, Drive to Jinan
  • Accommondation: Four Stars or Five Stars Hotel(Can be customized) in Jinan
  • Meal: B,L

Pick up from your hotel in the early morning and drive you to visit the Mt.Tai-One of the five famous mountains in China.

Mount Tai, also known as Daishan, is located in the middle of Shandong Province, with the main peak at an altitude of 1532.7 meters. Mount Tai has been worshipped by the people and emperors since ancient times. There is a saying that "Mount Tai is peace, all the world is peace". From the first emperor of Qin Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, 13 emperors successively ascended Mount Tai in order to offer sacrifices.

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Upon arrival, you will be taken to the Halfway Gate to the Heaven. You could have 1.5 hours’ hike to the top of the Mt. Taishan. On the top, visit South Heavenly Gate, Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak... 

Afterwards, take cable car and private car to get down from the mountain and transfer to Jinan. Stay overnight in Jinan.

Day 10 Jinan Departure

  • Place&Transport: Jinan
  • Today's Activities: Daming Lake, Baotu Spring Park, Jinan Departure
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B,L

Today, first visit the Daming Lake. Daming Lake is one of the three historical sites in Jinan. Located in the north of the old urban area of Lixia District, Jinan City, it is formed by the confluence of many springs in Jinan. The water flows into Xiaoqing River through Luoshui river. Daming Lake has a long history with many old buildings and natural landscapes. After the Tang Dynasty, all the poets left famous poems, which is one of the must-visit spots in Jinan.

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Then, head to the Baotu Spring Park. Baotu Spring is also one of the three famous scenic spots in Jinan. It is said that when Emperor Qianlong visited South, he found that the tea made from Baotu Spring water was very sweet and delicious, that Baotu Spring was named "the first spring in China". Baotu Spring, Qianfo Mountain and Daming Lake are the three famous places in Jinan. In 2013, it became a national AAAAA tourist attraction.

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After lunch, drive you to the Jinan Airport (based on your requirement), our service ends.

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1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
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