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3 Days Shandong Essence Tour From Shanghai By High-Speed Train

From $265 per person

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Shandong is located in the Lower Reaches of the Yellow River and the eastern part of the North China Plains. Choose this 3 Days Shandong Essence Tour From Shanghai to discover the splendid culture and majestic landscape of China, you’ll climb the mountain Tai, see the Temple of Confucius, Cemetery of Confucius...

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):
Dai Temple, Mountain Tai, The Confucian Temple, The Confucian Mansion and the Confucian Cemetery

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai downtown

Finishing point:
Qufu Train Station

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Cash,Wire,Paypal,WesternUnion,Wechat,Alipay

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Day 1 Shanghai-Shandong (Tai'an)

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai to Shandong (Taian), Dai Temple
  • Accommondation: Three, Four, or Five stars hotel in Tai'an downtown
  • Meal: L

Our Shanghai private tour guide will meet you at the lobby of hotel and and transfer to shanghai Train Station, you’ll take 2-hour morning high speed train from shanghai to Tai'an.

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Upon arrival, our guide will lead you to visit Dai Temple. Dai Temple is one of the four China’s best-preserved architectural complexes. The other three are the Forbidden City in Beijing, the temple of confucius, the Kong Family Mansion and the cemetery of confucius in Qufu, and the mountain resort in Chengde. The Dai temple houses various stylish taoist buildings and precious stone tablets, attracting millions of tourists each year. 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. 

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After the tour, drive you back to your hotel in Tai'an downtown.

Day 2 Tai'an-Qufu

  • Place&Transport: Qufu
  • Today's Activities: Mountain Tai (South Heavenly Gate)
  • Accommondation: Three, Four, or Five stars hotel in Qufu downtown
  • Meal: B,L

Today, you’ll visit Mount Tai, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before a full-day excursion to Mountain Tai, a mountain of cultural and historical significance. 

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Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Leader of the “Fhsive 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. On the top, visit South Heavenly Gatesituated at the top of some 7,000 stone steps that wind up the slopes, each offering a different view. Admire Heavenly Street, Jade Emperor Peak, Inscription on the Cliff, Sun Rising Peak and more.

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Mount Tai: Rising 15story and Art”, it is a famous place both of Taoism and Buddhism. In history, 72 Chinese emperors came here for worshiping or holding ceremonies of handing crowns. In 1987, together with Dai Temple, Mount Tai was listed as world heritage site.

Afterthat, take able car and private car to get down from the mountain and transfer to Qufu. Stay overnight in Qufu.

Day 3 Qufu Departure

  • Place&Transport: Qufu
  • Today's Activities: Confucius Temple,Kong Family Mansion,Confucius Cemetery
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B,L

Today, you’ll have in depth exploration of Confucianism in the hometown of Confucius. 

Your first stop is the Temple of Confucius (Confucius Temple), the largest historical building complex in China. Confucian temple is a temple for the veneration of Confucius and the sages and philosophers of Confucianism in Chinese folk religion and other East Asian religions. They were formerly the site of the administration of the imperial examination in China and Vietnam and often housed schools and other studying facilities.

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Walk through several courtyards adorned with small gates and surrounded by tall green pines, just some of the more than 1,250 ancient trees planted here. Your guide will point out the impressive stelae, Han stone reliefs, carved pictures and stone dragon carvings.

Then head to the Kong Family Mansion, is located immediately to the east of the Temple of Confucius to which it had been formerly connected. The layout of the mansion is traditionally Chinese and separates official spaces in the style of a Yamen in the front of the complex from the residential quarters in the rear. Besides the yamen and the inner quarters, the complex also contains an eastern and a western study as well as a back garden.And the mansion was rebuilt east of the temple in the late 19th century and developed into an aristocratic residence, of which 152 buildings and 100,000 collections from the Ming and Qing period remain.

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Have lunch at the local restaurant.

After lunch you will visit the last stop-Confucius CemeteryIt is the largest, oldest, and best-preserved single-family cemetery in China. It is also a botanical garden, as there are over 42,000 trees in it, and the planting of trees in it started 2,400 years ago. After Confucius death in 479BC, most of his descendants and clansmen were buried in the cemetery, such as the tombs of his son Kong Li and grandson Kong Ji. The tomb of Confucius is 6.2 meters high and has a circumference of 88 meters, so it has been expanding ever since.

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After the tour, be escorted to the Qufu train station. Our service ends.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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