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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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    4.87 Reviews
    Ole Lam
    Australia
    Posted on November 26, 2019
    The itinerary was well planned. Our tour guide was earnest and her explanations were thorough. The driver did a good job by driving us safely from one place to another. It was a good trip to Qingdao!
    Alison Rahman
    United Kingdom
    Posted on October 28, 2019
    On this Qingdao tour, private packages to Mt. Laoshan, the service of restaurant, accommodation, tour guide and driver were rated as five-star. The guide was humorous and knowledgeable. Our driver supplied the best service. He was also considerate and gave us much assistance. Well, although they had changed cars for us twice due to emergencies, we all thought it was not a problem, and they sincerely apologized to us! Giving them my thumb-up for their rigorous and modest work attitude!
    Thomas Decoster
    Spain
    Posted on September 29, 2019
    We had no trouble getting picked-up and dropped-off at the airports. The hotels we stayed in every night was consistent with the introduction on the websites and there was no difference, The TravelChinaGuide was really attentive and thoughtful. The guide was talkative and funny whose explanations were thorough and interesting. We were all attracted! The lunch arrangement was very good and the dishes were rich, full of seafood and special dishes. Tasteful!!
    William Haas
    United Kingdom
    Posted on September 11, 2019
    I was recommended the TravelChinaGuide from my colleague! The customer consultant Doris replied to all my emails and answered all my questions in anticipation of this trip. Finally, I made my choice. The excellent travel experience proved that my worries were misplaced. The guide was reliable, offering the first-class service! We liked this Qingdao tour very much!
    Hugo
    Canada
    Posted on August 27, 2019
    I recommended TravelChinaGuide to everybody who desires to see the beauty of Qingdao. Their service was super. No mandatory consumption! I would like to choose the guide again on my next Qingdao tour!
    Gloria
    Australia
    Posted on August 12, 2019
    Reasonable arrangements, comfortable accommodation and scenic sights! We had an excellent driver and he was very attentive and punctual at all times. Our guide was so energetic and kind. We liked his explanation in an amusing way. We also loved the food, the best we ever had. The 1 day Qingdao brewery tour was fantastic!
    Maria Lackey
    USA
    Posted on August 01, 2019
    In general, we thought it was an excellent trip with a very good price. The guide was nice, patient and benevolent. Her explanation was clear and funny. Very happy time on the Qingdao tour!