1. Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary;
2. Meals: all meals as specified in the itinerary;
3. Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide;
4. Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
5. Accommodations: hotels based on double/single occupancy as specified;
6. Government taxes & fees;
7. Arrangement: planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
1. International flights to/from China, as well as transportation to/from the above city;
2. China visa fees;
3. Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature;
4. Our tour package does not include Travel Insurance. We recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to help protect you and your trip investment.
Jinan – Hotel Grand Mercure Jinan Sunshine by ACCOR or similar
Taian – Feicheng Blossom Hotel or similar
Qufu – Sun Plaza International Hotel or similar
The prices listed above are in US dollars, per person, based on the double occupancy.
The prices shown above are not valid during the China’s National Day Holiday, Chinese Spring Festival and some large exhibitions like Canton Fair.
Some tour packages feature few shopping stops in the itinerary, each factory /store visit takes approximately 45 minutes. No min purchase neede
Fly to Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province on China’s east coast with a history of about 2,000 years. The city is hospitable and receives visitors from all over the world.
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our tour guide. Tour the Quancheng Square, the central square of the capital city of Shandong Province, Jinan. As a modern cultural square, it has played a large role in enriching the lives of the citizens of Jinan.
Later on, transfer to your hotel.
After breakfast, you will visit Baotu Spring, a culturally significant artesian karst spring. It was declared the “Number One Spring under Heaven” by the Qianlong Emperor during the Qing dynasty.
Then visit the Black Tiger Spring, ranked the second most significant among the 72 named springs in Jinan (after the Baotu Spring).
Later tour Daming Lake, the largest lake in the city and one of city’s main natural and cultural landmarks. Enjoy the picturesque scenery. Tour the Thousand Buddha Mountain, a hill located southeast of the city. It is renowned for its numerous Buddha images which have been carved out of the hill’s rock faces or free-standing structures erected since the the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and its Xingguochan Temple.
In the evening, drive to Tai’an, located at the southern foot of Mountain Tai.
Mountain Tai is known as the eastern mountain of the Five Great Mountains of China. It is associated with sunrise, birth, and renewal, and is often regarded the foremost of the five.
Take the cable car to South Heavenly Gate to the top of Mt. Taishan. On the top, visit South Heavenly Gate, Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak, Dai Temple, and more. Later, take a cable car down and you will see a live show (seat in section D): “China Taishan the Emperors’ Fengshan Ceremony.”
In this 80 minutes live performance travelling through China’s 5,000 years of historical time and space, witness the interpretation of the rise and fall of the Chinese nation’s story, the true reproduction of the ancient five dynasties of political life characteristics, social and cultural aspects, and emperor Fengshan Scenes.
*Special arrangement “China Taishan • Fengshan ceremony” large-scale live performance (C zone). Get a 180-degree panoramic view of the natural landscape as a stage, combined with modern sound, light, production, and massive cast, perform the Qin, Han, Tang, Song, and Qing emperor historical background of five climbers Fengshan. The open-air performances from April 1 to October 31, will be suspended due to inclement weather. No refunds are offered.
In the morning, drive to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius.
Visit the Confucius Institute, the only one approved by the State Council establishment of the specialized agencies of the study of Confucianism. The Yan Temple is a temple dedicated to the memory of Yan Hui (521 – 490 BCe), the favorite disciple of Confucius.
Visit Qufu Confucian College.
You will visit the three most famous cultural sites of the city, collectively known as San Kong, i.e. “The Three Confucians”, the Temple of Confucius (a temple for the veneration of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism in Chinese folk religion and other East Asian religions.), the Cemetery of Confucius (a cemetery of the Kong clan where Confucius himself and some of his disciples are buried, as well as many thousands of his descendants.), and the Kong Family Mansion (the historical residence of the direct descendants of Confucius).
Visit the Confucius Six Arts City. The ancient Chinese thinker, educator, and politician, Confucian advocated that pupils receive instruction in “ceremony, music, archery, reading, math, and calligraphy.”
In the morning, drive to Zoucheng.
The philosopher Mencius was born in Zoucheng, then within the feudal State of Zou. His descendants lived in Zoucheng all the way to the present.
In the present day, there are three major sites in the city relating to Mencius: the Mencius Temple, the Mencius Family Mansion, and the Mencius Forest.
Head to Mount Ni. The hill is culturally significant because it is traditionally regarded as the birthplace of Confucius. Outside the eastern enclosure wall lies the Confucius Cave. According to the legend, Confucius was abandoned in this cave after birth by his mother because of his ugliness.
Then drive to Jinan. Tour the Yellow River Forest Park, a public park located on the northern bank of the Yellow River in the city of Jinan.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and take your flight to your home.
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