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8-Day Shandong Tour with Culture & Education

Tour route: Jinan - Qufu - Tai'an - Weifang - Zibo - Jinan

  • Tour code: ODY-CN-099
  • Tour Style: Affordable Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour).
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: Private tour with flexible travel date.
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Day 1: Arrival, Jinan
Upon your arrival in Jinan, you will be driven to the hotel by your private guide. After check-in, start a relaxing tour in this city with Daming Lake, Furong Street and Black Tiger Spring to get close to the daily life of the local people.
Day 2: Jinan - Qufu, San Kong
Today, you will be escorted to Qufu (about 2 hours) – the birthplace of Confucius. After arriving in Qufu, pass through three parts of the so-called “San Kong” to learn about Confucius’s profound ideas about social life and education. Walk around the Kong Family Mansion where formerly used as a residence of Confucius’s descendants to see the precious historical relics. Pay a visit to the Temple of Confucius – the restructured building of Confucius’s former residence, and head to view the Cemetery of Confucius where is the exclusive tombs of Confucius and his descendants.
Day 3: Qufu, Lecture of Confucianism
Start today’s tour with a lecture about Confucius and His Influence of his theory to experience the Confucianism thoughts. In the afternoon, enjoy the euphonious and classical Chinese traditional music on another lecture about Chinese Folk Song and Music. In the evening, learn about Chinese Paper Cutting and give yourself a firsthand experience. These three lectures can really help you to have some deep insight into Chinese civilization.
Day 4: Qufu - Tai’an, Mount Tai
Today, you will be tansferred about 1.5 hours by car to Tai’an to view the magnificent landscape of Mount Tai. Upon your arrival at the foot of Mount Tai, stroll across the Puzhao Temple to admire the well-preserved antique architecture. Later, hike up to the top of Mount Tai - the first of the Five Sacred Mountain in China, and appreciate the picturesque view of the surrounding area. Proceed to visit the Bixia Temple which exhibits the statue of Goddess Bixia, and then return by taking cable car.
Day 5: Tai’an, Dai Temple
Start today’s tour with the Dai Temple to explore this largest and best-preserved ancient building complex of Tai'an. It formerly was a place for the emperor to make the sacrifice and worship the God of the Mount Tai and pray for peace and prosperity. Later, head to a local village to experience people’s daily life and learn from them to make dumplings. Finally, you will spend the night huddled around bonfires, singing and dancing with the local people.
Day 6: Tai’an - Weifang, Kite Museum
Today, set off by car about 3 hours to Weifang - the Kite Capital of the World. After arriving in Weifang, pay a visit to the Kite Museum to learn about the development and the art of making kites. Later, you will move on to the Yangjiabu Folklore Garden to experience how to make a kite and how to make Chinese traditional woodcut New Year pictures. Also you can get close to the local lifestyle in the ancient time through these folk customs.
Day 7: Weifang - Zibo - Jinan, Zhoucun Ancient City
Today, return to Jinan on road. On your way to Jinan, stop in Zibo to wander in the Zhoucun Ancient City which is a good place for taking photos, to see the historical shops and silk streets. Continue to the China Ancient Chariots Museum, you will be amazed by one of the top 10 archaeological discoveries in the year 1990 - the immolated chariots and horses of the Spring and Autumn period.
Day 8: Jinan, Departure
Have your own free time at leisure until being escorted to take your flight to next destination.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

There is no doubt that your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.


Hotel criteria for each tour class

Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class

It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

Standar Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience. 
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Comfortable Hotel


Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Deluxe Hotel


Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.

A la carte lunch

When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.

Your own dinner choice

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.

When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.

Private Transportation

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.

In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.

To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.

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Any part of this itinerary can be altered to fit your need, e.g. accommodation, add/skip city, tour length.

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