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Qingdao, located on the east coast of China, is a large seaside city as well as a major seaport. It is renowned for its rich history and culture, clear air, enchanting seascape, mellow Tsingtao Beer and fresh seafood. What's more, the Sailing Competition held in this city during the Beijing Olympics in 2008 makes it a major attraction. Our private Qingdao tour packages enable you to enjoy the charming sea view, go hiking at Mt. Laoshan and Little Fish Hill Park, learn the history and brewing process of Tsingtao Beer, experience the profound Confucian culture at Confucius Temple and more.

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How to get to Qingdao?

By Air: Qingdao is well connected to most of the major Chinese cities by domestic flights. It is also easily approached from oversea destinations including Busan, Seoul, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, etc.

By Train: As high-speed train network is expanding, it is very easy to make a Qingdao tour package from Jinan, Beijing and Shanghai. The train journey takes around 3 hours, 5 hours and 7 hours respectively.

By Ship: Being a large seaport in east of China, Qingdao has a developed water transport network. It provides ferry lines connecting with Incheon, Shimonoseki, Shanghai, Dalian and Guangzhou.

A panoramic view of coastal Qingdao
Mt. Laoshan facing the Yellow Sea

What is the best time to visit Qingdao?

Benefiting from the monsoon climate with distinct marine features, Qingdao has a mild weather in all four seasons, without extreme cold and hot temperature. In spring and autumn, it is warm and humid. The coldest season is January with an average temperature of 0.9℃ below zero (30.4°F). Summer is cool and pleasant with the temperature ranging from 20 to 28℃ (68 to 82.4°F). The best travel period is from the end of March to early November, especially in late August, when it comes to the golden season due to the mild seawater temperature.
Beautiful sailboats berthing in the Olympic Sailing Center

Qingdao International Beer Festival

It is a yearly festival held in Qingdao since 1991 and lasts for 15 days from the second weekend of August every year. As China's Oktoberfest, this carnival featuring artistic parades, beer tasting, music, food, trade exhibitions, gala performances and various contests attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Hence, during this time hotels, tour guides and vehicles would be in great demand. It is best to arrange your trip to Qingdao as early as possible if you want to experience this beer carnival.
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    4.718 Reviews
    Steve Silverman
    Norway
    Posted on April 18, 2021
    The Qingdao 3 days package tour was great! The weather was super fine and the scenery was very beautiful! Our driver and guide were very professional and provided much help during our trip.

    Our guide was humorous and his explanation was delicate and interesting…The driver was kind and kept the bus clean. Thanks too much for the aid and assistance of the driver and guide!
    Chelsea
    USA
    Posted on April 18, 2021
    The service was good! The guide was very humorous and his knowledge reserve was very rich. A pleasant Qingdao tour!
    Martha Gerrity
    New Zealand
    Posted on December 31, 2020
    A very happy trip! We were very satisfied with this Qingdao tour!

    It was such a lovely city I would have shared much more time there with my family!
    Pradeep
    UK
    Posted on August 03, 2020
    The whole trip was well arranged, and the service consultant Cindy on line all the way to help solve problems timely. During the trip, the guide and driver were prompt and courteous and responsible. They tried hard to make us feel comfortable and cool though the weather was so hot. Also, the hotel was rated five-star and we slept very well. Everything worked smoothly and just something went wrong with the order but well settled in the end. Thank you for everything!
    We had great fun on the Qingdao tour!
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    Elsie
    Australia
    Posted on July 05, 2020
    Playing well! Staying well! Eating well! On the Qingdao 4 days tour, our driver was polite and skilled. The guide was versatile and funny and brought us much pleasure and joy. I loved my trip to China with TravelChinaGuide.
    Mark
    United Kingdom
    Posted on June 09, 2020
    The journey was relaxing! The weather was lovely. A well-organized tour was ensuring that we had enough time to visit the most important sites. We had great fun on the Qingdao day tour!
    Eagleson
    Australia
    Posted on May 11, 2020
    We really felt that the trip was outstanding, we were very happy on the Qingdao 3 days tour package! Every night we went out to eat delicious local cuisines. Much fun!
    Murray
    Canada
    Posted on April 04, 2020
    We thoroughly enjoyed the perfect 2-day Qingdao tour! The Shangri-La Hotel was wonderful providing great views and first-classic service. Our guide and driver were both responsible and tried their best to give us a pleasant journey!

    All the attractions were worth seeing. We got a fantastic panoramic view of Qingdao’s coastal scenery at the Little Fish Hill Park. In addition, the Qingdao Beer Museum offered us a unique experience of learning brewing equipment and tasting the authentic Qingdao’s Beer. ... More
    Rosie
    USA
    Posted on February 28, 2020
    We were satisfied with the accommodations and it was a pity that we climbed the Mt. Laoshan on a rainy day (drizzle). But our explorations of other attractions were not bad. Special thanks to the tour guide for the vivid and interesting explanations and attentive services throughout the trip.
    Dorrell
    USA
    Posted on January 19, 2020
    On this Qingdao 2 days private tour, we took our child to enjoy the Qingdao customs, beer, seafood, and sea breeze. Relaxing! We were deeply impressed by the enthusiasm and sincerity of the local people.
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