24-29 May 2020
Asia/Shanghai timezone

CHINA TOURS

Is it your first trip to China? Would you like to visit some sights in China before or after the conference? We have curated a selection of tours no longer than three days and offered to InterPore2020 participants at special rates. If you are interested in any of these tours, please contact travel manager Snow for more details.

E-mail: snow.ho@discoveryqingdao.com

Mobile:+86-186 6166 2259

NOTE:

The quotations are calculated for groups of more than 20 people. If the number of participants in the tour is less than 20, the price will need to be recalculated.

The tours will be charged the RMB rate. Foreign currency is shown for reference only and was subject to the real-time exchange rate at publication.

The following tours are operated by the travel company and are not related to the InterPore meeting.


1.Explore Taoism in Laoshan Mountain

Tourist Route:Laoshan South Route –Taiqing Temple

Laoshan Mountain is known as the "No.1 Mountain on the Sea". It is situated on the coast of the Yellow Sea with a summit 1,133 m above the sea level. It stands by the sea with magnificent peaks, fantastic cliffs and clear streams and waterfalls. It has been known from ancient times as the"immortals" " abode" and "fairyland". The chronicle book "Qi Ji" says: "The high Mount Tai is not as good as Mount Laoshan". Qinshihuang, the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty and Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty visited Laoshan. Emperor Xuanzeng of the Tang Dynasty assigned officials to come for elixir. Many scholars and celebrities visited here. Laoshan is also acclaimed as the"No. 2 Taoist Quanzhen Forest in the World" with 9 palaces, 8 temples and 72 nunneries. Laoshan Taoist priests are well known in history.  There are three routes to Laoshan; the middle, southern and eastern routes.

Taiqing Temple is located to the south of Qingshan Village and on the north bank of Taiqing Bay. Facing the sea, Taiqing Palace leans against seven peaks. In the first year of Western Han Dynasty (140 BC), Zhang Lianfu built a Sanguan Temple Taiqing Temple is the largest among all temples and nunneries in Laoshan Mountain. Taking up an area of 4,442 square meters, Taiqing Temple has more than 150 rooms. Sanguan Temple, Sanqing Temple and Sanhuang Temple have their own gates and walls. Besides, there are two courtyards named Martyr's Shrine and Shrine of Master of Scriptures. Taiqing Temple is the second taoist temple just next to the Baiyun Taoist Temple in Beijing, being called "the second temple under heaven" of Quanzhen school of Taoism.

Quotation:390RMB / P.P (55USD/P.P)

Inclusions
Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities;
Meals: Lunch;
Tour guides: English-speaking guide;
Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified; 
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour.
 

2.Qingdao One Day City Tour

Tourist Route:

Zhanqiao Pier – Little Fish Hill Park –Former German Governor’s House – Tsingtao Beer Museum-Eight Great Passes –the Olympic Sailing Center

Zhanqiao Pier

As known as Seashore Pier, Southern Sea Pier or Big Marina, the Jutting Pier is a symbolic structure of Qingdao, which was first builtin1892. When the Commander of Deng zhou, stationed troops in Qingdao, in order to facilitate the transportation of military supplies and anchor the warships of the Northern Navy, a 344meter long simple pier was then built on the southwest coast. Now, the Jutting Pier has become a famous attraction and symbolic structure of Qingdao, In the daytime, the Pier is frequented by stream of visitors, who are leaning on the railing and overlooking the charming sea. When the night falls, the colorfully decorated lights are turned on, glorifying the bridge.

The Little Fish Hill Park

As we all know, Qingdao is famous for its green trees, red roofs, blue sea and blue sky. Among all the tourist attractions, Little Fish Hill, also known as "Xiao Yu Shan" is the best. . Little fish hill is not very high. It is a green mountain, with 2.1 hectare of green belt. Trees and flowers are everywhere. On the hills, there are beautiful towers, corridors and pavilions. They make Little Fish Hill a perfect combination of natural beauty and architectural beauty. Standing on the top of little fish hill, tourists can oversee Zhanqiao Pier Park, Little Qingdao Isle, Luxun Park, the Bathing Beach, Badaguan and other tourist attractions quite clearly. The view is splendid.

Tsingtao Beer Museum

Tsingtao Beer Museum is located at No 1 Tsingtao Brewery, It covers an area of more than 6000 square meters, and composes of 3 tourist area including century –old history and culture, beer production line, multifunction entertainment area. As a world –class and the only beer museum in China, Qingdao Beer Museum has been awarded as a key national preservation unit of cultural relics, a 4A national tourist attraction.

Eight Great Passes

Eight Great Passes was built in 1930s, there were 8 streets in this area and each of the street was named after the important military passes in China, so that the area is called the Eight Great Passes. With well preserved old streets and European villas, the romantic bays and beaches form a unique European continental taste, It has been called ”the world expo in architectures” , and also cited as the most beautiful urban district in China".

The Olympic Sailing Center

The Olympic Sailing Center Located in the Qingdao Fushan Bay in the eastern new zone, the Olympic Sailing Center is the 1st class sailing competition fields as well as a new landmark and tourist site of Qingdao,. The major buildings used to win "Lu Ban Award", the top award of architecture quality in China. The sailing event of 29th Olympic Games and 13th Paralympic Games were held here in 2008, after wards m it hosted international sailing races such as Volvo Ocean Race, Clipper World Race and ISAF sailing world cup.

Quotation:310RMB / P.P (44USD/P.P)

Inclusions
Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
Meals: Lunch
Tour guides: English-speaking guide.
Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified; 
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
 

3. Taishan & Qufu Three Days Tour

Shandong, a jewel between Beijing and Shanghai, is the hometown of Confucius and birthplace of ancient Chinese civilization.The friendly Shandong has many interesting cities to offer with classic itineraries and special themes for different interests. No matter you want to appreciate the beautiful coastlines of Shandong Peninsula, or want a deep exploration about Confucius culture...you can choose from our best Shandong tours to experience unique features.

Tourist Route:

Day 1 Bullet Train to Tai'an from Qingdao (L/D)

On this day, you'll take 3-hour morning high speed train from Qingdao to Taishan. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up at the train station and transfer to visit Dai Temple. Founded in Han Dynasty, it is the largest and best-preserved architectural complex of Mount Tai. As a Taoist Temple, Dai Temple was a place where the emperor made sacrifice and worship the God of the Mount Tai and pray for peace and prosperity. Dai Temple, in its fame and antiquity, is on a par with the Forbidden City, the Temple of Confucius, Kong Family Mansion and other well-known sites in China. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel.

Day 2 Tai'an - Qufu (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you'll visit Mount Tai, leader of the "Five Taoist Mountain in China". Take the private car to the Halfway Gate to the Heaven. Then, you could have 1.5 hours'hike to the top of the Mt. Taishan (if physical condition limits, you could take cable car to South Gate to the Heaven). On the top, visit South Heavenly Gate, Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak and more. Afterwards, take cable car and private car to get down from the mountain and transfer to Qufu. Stay overnight in Qufu. 

Day 3 Qufu-Qingdao (train) (B/L)

On this day, pick you up at your hotel in Qufu. Today, you'll have in depth exploration of Confucianism in the hometown of  Confucius. The highlight is tovisit "San Kong", the name given collectively to the three main sites of Confucius: the Confucian Temple, The Confucian Mansion and the Confucian Cemetery. You will get a full understanding about the life of Confucius, as well as the Confucian culture.After the tour, be escorted to train station to catch a train to your next destination. Service ends!

Quotation:2180RMB / P.P (308USD/P.P)

Inclusions
Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
Meals: as specified in the itinerary;
Tour guides: excellent English-speaking guide;
Accommodations: 4 star hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified;
Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified; 
Train tickets: Qingdao-Tai’an and Qufu-Qingdao ( 2nd class seat)
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour.

4.Shanghai Tour

Tourist Route

Day 1 Qingdao-Shanghai (Air)  ( L/D )

Taking the morning flight to Shanghai, your guide will pick you up from the airport, Your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing dynasty. Next, you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes! Take a relaxing Huangpu River cruise to see the city's most significant edifices and streets sparkling under the atmospheric cover of darkness.

Day 2 Shanghai (B,L)

Have you wondered why Shanghai developed into a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city from what was originally a shabby fishing village? This morning’s tour to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center will answer that question fully while also giving you an overview of the City’s ambitious plans for future. The Center is a fashionably designed modern museum, themed with “City, Citizens, Environment and Development”. Different usages of photography, models and interactive multimedia displays make your visit enjoyable and entertaining. The best features are the old rare photos of landmarks, such as the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, during the international settlement, and the large scale model showing the detailed layout of Shanghai.
Next is a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple, the site of the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures. This peaceful kingdom of Buddhism hidden among modern blocks and dominating mansions is a great place for a nice break in this very busy city. After lunch, you'll visit Xintiandi, composed of Shikumen and modern architectural style, you could not only experience, Shanghai's historical and cultural legacies, but also enjoy the graceful and leisure lifestyle here. Next is Fuxing Park, Located in the French Concession, it is the only French-style garden in Shanghai, offering stark contrast with the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

Day 3 Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai-Qingdao (B,L)

Suzhou of over 2,500 years old is abundant with ancient culture and history of Wu State in ancient times.
City like Suzhou which gathers its best highlighting attractions together in the historical old city area is ideal for taking a day trip. This tour brings you the best features of Suzhou in a brief day tour - Appreciate the beautiful Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classic gardens of China; Spend some leisure time on the Shantang Street to experience the very history and local life of Suzhou; Explore the most historical site in Suzhou – Tiger Hill; Have fun to see see how the exquisite silk garment is produced at No.1 Silk Factory, drive back to Shanghai airport, and taking the flight to Qingdao.

Quotation:4180RMB / P.P (590USD/P.P)

Inclusions
Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
Meals: as specified in the itinerary;
Tour guides: excellent English-speaking guide;
Accommodations: 4 star hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified;
Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
Air tickets: Qingdao-Shanghai and Shanghai-Qingdao
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour; Government taxes & fees
 

5. Beijing Tour

Tourist Route

Day 1: Qingdao-Beijing(train) : Pick-up to Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City
Taking the train to Beijing, our guide will meet you outside of Beijing train station, then transfer you to the downtown hotel. After a break, you will visit the Tiananmen Square to start your Beijing tour. Strolling round the large square is very enjoyable where you will see Beijing with ancient and modern elements, then walk north to the Forbidden City. As the largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China, it vividly indulges us with a whole impression of the royal life.

Day 2: Beijing : Badaling Great Wall - Ming Tombs ( B/ L/ D )
After breakfast at hotel, you will have an excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, which is regarded as the most popular section of China Great Walls. It is also the best-preserved section, built during the Ming Dynasty. Later you will go to the most famous tomb of Ming Tombs - Changling, it is the largest in scale and is completely preserved, inhumed the fourth emperor of Ming Dynasty. Besides, you have a good chance to taste famous Peking Roast Duck.

Day 3 Beijing-Qingdao (train) : Temple of Heaven ( Breakfast, Lunch )


The last day, after breakfast, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties once worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Nowadays, it serves as a park. And most of Beijing People would come here for doing morning exercises. Later after having lunch, our tour guide will take you to train station back to Qingdao. Wishes you enjoy this tour very much.

Quotation:2648RMB / P.P (375USD/P.P)

Inclusions
Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
Meals: as specified in the itinerary;
Tour guides: excellent English-speaking guide;
Accommodations: 4 star hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified;
Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified; round train tickets Qingdao/Beijing ( 2nd class seat);
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour; Government taxes & fees.
 

6.Xi'an Tours:Warriors & Emperors

Tourist Route

Day 1 Xi'an Arrival 

Taking the flight to Xi'an, Xi'an is a historic city and also the capital city of Shaanxi, which plays a vital role in the course of western development. You will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Visit the ancient city wall.(D)

Day 2 Xi'an City Tour ( B,L )

In the morning, Visit the excavation of more than 6,000 Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Reproduction Factory on the way. Lunch enjoy the Handmade Noodle while watching a noodle-making show. Tonight you will enjoy the well-known Xi'an Special Dumpling Banquet while being entertained by the colorful Tang Dynasty Show.  (B/ L/ SD)

Day 3 Xi'an Half-day Tour & Departure ( B,L )

Visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, and transferred to the airport, taking the flight to Qingdao.(B)

Quotation:3890RMB / P.P (548USD/P.P)

Inclusions
Admission fees: to sightseeing spots & activities specified;
Meals: as specified in the itinerary;
Tour guides: excellent English-speaking guide;
Accommodations: 4 star hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified;
Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified;
Air tickets: Qingdao-Xi'an and Xi'an -Qingdao
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour; Government taxes & fees.