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Shandong Tours

As one of the cradles of ancient Chinese civilization, Shandong has formed a unique tourism style by mixing together its natural beauty, local characteristics and rich historic resources. On a Shandong tour, you are able to: walk into Qufu, the hometown of Confucius, to appreciate the profound oriental culture; admire the most revered Mount Taishan, one of China's Five Sacred Mountains; visit the 'City of Springs', Jinan; and relax at the charming seashores in Qingdao, Yantai and Weihai.

FAQs on Shandong Tours

What are things to do in Shandong?

Learn about Confucius Culture
Qufu, a city with over 5,000 years' history, is the hometown of Confucius and the birthplace of Confucianism. By taking a trip to Qufu, you will visit many traditional Chinese cultural sites including Confucius Family Mansion, Confucius Temple and Confucius Cemetery, which are world-renowned for its profound cultural background, long history as well as the rich collection of cultural relics and have been listed in the World Cultural Heritage site in 1994.
Explore the Natural Beauty of Mount Taishan
In addition to the brilliant historical and cultural heritages, Shandong also has beautiful natural landscapes among which the Mount Taishan in Tai'an is regarded to be the most representative one. Normally, one day is enough for a Taishan tour itinerary, but if you prefer to enjoy wonders of the fascinating sunrise and the seas of clouds, you may stay one night at the hotel on top of the mountain.

Besides, Dai Temple is also an important site in Mount Taishan area. Constructed in Han Dynasty (202BC-220), it is the largest and best preserved ancient architectural complex, containing more than 150 ancient buildings in various types that can be compared with the royal palaces.
Enjoy a Seaside Holiday
Shandong province is situated on the eastern coast of China. Along its 3,000 kilometers coastline sits four seaside cities - Qingdao, Yantai, Weihai and Rizhao. After the cultural experiences in Qufu and Taishan, you can extend your Shandong tour package to these coastal cities for a leisure trip. At the summer resort Qingdao, you can either spend your time on Mt. Laoshan, a famous Taoist mountain, or visit Qingdao seaside scenic spots including Zhan Bridge, May 4th Square, Badaguan, etc. Moreover, Penglai Pavilion Scenic Area in Yantai, Liugong Island in Weihai and the Beach Resort in Rizhao are also good places for a summer vacation in Shandong. If you are interested, please contact our travel consultant freely. We will be glad to provide you with a customized Shandong tour based on your requirements.

How to get to Shandong and travel around?

The transportations in and to Shandong province from other cities of China are well-developed, including flights, trains and buses.

Most cities in Shandong have airports, and attribute to the international airports. It is much easier to plan a Qingdao, Yantai and Jinan tour from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Russia, Hong Kong, Macau and other countries or regions.

When travelling in Shandong, the main transportation is high-speed train, and normal trains are also available. Hereunder is a list of the high-speed train schedules between the main cities in Shandong:
High Speed Train Schedules
Route Duration Route Duration
Jinan - Qingdao 2-3 Hours Yantai - Weihai 0.5-1 Hours
Jinan - Yantai 3-4 Hours Qingdao - Yantai 1-2 Hours
Jinan - Tai'an 20 mins Qingdao - Tai'an 3 Hours
Jinan - Weihai 3.5-4.5 Hours Qingdao - Weihai 2-2.5 Hours
Yantai - Tai'an 4 Hours Qingdao - Qufu 3.5 Hours

What is the best time to visit Shandong?

Speaking of the best time to start a Shandong tour itinerary, spring (March-May), summer (June-August) and autumn (September-November) are all good choices. If you visit Mount Taishan, you may come in May for the sight of the marvelous "Sea of Clouds" or on cool autumn days to appreciate the red leaves.

Qingdao is bustling in summer due to the golden season for a seaside holiday, and the International Beer Festival held in Qingdao every August should not be missed as well.