Qingdao Holidays

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to China! Upon arrival we will be there to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing

Today enjoy an excursion to Tiananmen Square, the imperial Forbidden City and Silk Alley markets.

Ming statue

Day 3: Beijing

Don some comfortable shoes. Today we drive out of the city to Badaling, where we can walk a section of the Great Wall. Some sections are fairly steep, but the walk on the vast wall that snakes for thousands of kilometres is one of those ‘must do’ experiences! Continuing a short distance from Badaling, we visit the tombs of the Ming emperors.

Summer Palace

Day 4: Beijing - Qingdao

Today we board the soft seat train to Qingdao. Here we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 5: Qingdao

Enjoy a day at leisure in Qingdao.

Day 6: Qingdao

Enjoy a day at leisure in Qingdao.

Day 7: Qingdao - Jinan

Enjoy the morning at leisure before taking the train this afternoon to Jinan. Here we will meet you and transfer to your hotel.

Jiaxuan Temple

Day 8: Jinan - Qufu

Enjoy a visit to the UNESCO listed Tai Shan (Peaceful Mountain), perhaps the holiest of the five Chinese holy mountains devoted to Taoism. The upper reaches are approached by cable-car. Visit also Bu Yang Village. Continue to Qufu, birthplace of the sage - Confucius, where tonight by rickshaw, you’ll travel to the Apricot Altar Theatre, to enjoy a Confucius Singing and Dancing Show.

Day 9: Qufu - Suzhou

Enjoy a tai ch’i lesson with a Master of tai ch’i. Occupying a hallowed place not only in the minds of the Chinese but also legions of Japanese and Koreans who come here on pilgrimage, Qufu is greatly revered. Although the sage lived in relative obscurity, his descendents dwelt in the grand Confucius Mansion (Kong Fu) in the heart of Qufu. Wielding immense political clout and wealth, the Kong family, referred to as the First Family Under Heaven, built a palatial mansion. Next to the mansion is the Confucius Temple (Kong Miao), a lengthy complex of memorial gateways, courtyards and pavillions. Afterwards, enjoy a rickshaw tour around the Old City. Later, overnight train to Suzhou.

Day 10: Suzhou

Today we enjoy a tour of ancient Suzhou, a Venetian-like town with it’s UNESCO-listed gardens and many waterways and bridges.

Day 11: Suzhou - Shanghai

Enjoy a visit to the Fish-Net Master’s Garden and Tiger Hill, before relaxing on the afternoon train to Shanghai.

Day 12: Shanghai

Once known for its decadent magnetism that attracted fortune-seekers and adventurers, Shanghai looks like a European city in a Chinese setting. Enjoy a big day out in Shanghai, with a visit to the Oriental Pearl TV tower, Jade Buddha Temple, charming Yuyuan Gardens, and the Old City. This evening, witness Shanghai’s illuminated skyline on a Huangpu River cruise.

Day 13: Shanghai

Free day in Shanghai. Perhaps take a stroll along the Bund and blow some cash at the shops on famous Nanjing Road.

Day 14: Shanghai

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.

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last updated - 24 Oct 2014 9:55 PM