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$396 Day Trips & Excursions

Shanghai to Shandong 2-Night Private Tour by Bullet Train

Discover elements of Chinese culture through the eyes of Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism on this private 2-night tour of Shandong Province. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Qufu along with sacred places at the summit of Mt Tai. Take a high-speed train round-trip from Shanghai or continue to Beijing – it’s your choice – with pickup and drop-off at the train stations by private vehicle. Your tour includes two nights’ accommodation at the Qufu Queli Hotel plus breakfast and lunch.

$68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Beijing Private Hutong Culture Tour and Dumpling Cooking Class

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), BeijingIn the morning, meet your guide upon pickup from your centrally located hotel in Beijing. You're transported by private vehicle to the first stop, Lama Temple, one of the most revered Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. The original prince's palace was converted to a temple in the 18th century and blends both Han and Tibetan styles of architecture. View the world's largest wooden Buddha statue.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, BeijingConfucius Temple, built to pay tribute to Confucius during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. Venture inside the temple complex to find more than 100 ancient trees and 198 steles. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hutong Tour, BeijingBoard a rickshaw for a ride through the hutongs. While you weave through the ancient alleys, your guide points out numerous traditional-style gates and shops. On arrival at a local family's home, take part in a cooking demo and learn to make Chinese dumplings. Watch a game of cricket fighting and eat a home-style meal for lunch.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bell and Drum Towers, BeijingAfternoon, you can climb up the Drum Tower for a panoramic view of the old Beijing-Shichahai area. Then walk to Yandaixiejie Hutong, an age-old lane dating to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th century,Duration: 1 hourStop At: Yandai Xie Street, BeijingThen walk to Yandaixiejie Hutong, an age-old lane dating to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th and 14th century.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Shichahai Scenic Resort, BeijingTour will ending at Houhai(Shichahai ) Lake. Conclude your private tour with transport back to your hotel.Duration: 30 minutes

$64 Cultural & Theme Tours

Qufu Confucius Temple Private Tour plus Kong Family Mansion

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Qufu city centre to start this tour in this city known as the hometown of Confucius. First you will visit the Confucius Temple, or in Chinese Kong Miao. The origins of the temple date back to the 5th Century B.C., as it was built shortly after Confucius’ death. In 478 B.C., Duke Ai built a temple honoring Confucius, who, at the time, was still largely unknown outside the province. By the 2nd Century B.C., the fame of Confucius had spread and the Han Emperor Wu began offering sacrifices at this site in 205 B.C. The temple was expanded but subsequent generations of rulers, and for the next thousand years, untold numbers of buildings were built and torn down in many rounds of rebuilding. After your visit to the temple, you will enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch. Next you will visit the Confucius’ Family Mansion. This is where both Confucius and his descendants allegedly lived for over 2,500 years. The yard boasts 466 rooms and myriad courtyards, most of which are off-limits to tourists, but there are enough open to give you a general idea of the grandeur of the place. Then you will have a nice 30 minutes walk to reach the Cemetery of Confucius, which is where the Confucious (Kong in Chinese) clan is all buried, as well as some of Confucius’ disciples. Construction on this cemetery was begun in 1331, but in total there have been 13 different renovations and extensions. The oldest graves found here date back to the Zhou Dynasty. After this last visit, we will take you back to your hotel in Qufu city centre. If you wish to be dropped at the Qufu train station, your guide will help you to find a taxi on your own expense.

$525 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Qufu Historical Tour from Qingdao by High Speed Rail

Day 1 [L, D]:Make your way to High Speed Rail (HSR) Station in Qingdao and take the train from Qingdao to Qufu (about 3.5 hours). Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the Kong Family Mansion, the former residence of Confucius and his descendants. The size of Kong Family Mansion is similar to a imperial palace and plays an important role in the history of architecture in the world. Next attraction is the Temple of Confucius. Since 1994 the Temple of Confucius has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site listed as "Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu". Established in BC478, it was built as the former residence of Confucius. Stay overnight in Qufu.Day 2 [B, L]:After breakfast you can visit Confucius Cemetery. Located in the north of Qufu city, the cemetery covers more than 3000mu areas. It is the largest private cemetery in the world and its artificial garden which is best conserved as well. After the visit, you will be transferred to the HSR station and take the train back to Qingdao City. The tour ends at the HSR station in Qingda.

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

Chinese Religious Exploration of Temples and Mosque In Beijing

Meet local tour guide at your downtown hotel lobby at 8:30 am, aboard the private vehicle and enjoy comfortable transfer to start the religious tour. Get a basic religious knowledge from your guide on the way. This morning, you will visit the Yonghe Lamasery, Temple of Confucius and Temple of Heaven. Yonghe Lamasery was the former residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince and later became the national centre of Lama Administration. The Temple of Confucius at Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown of Qufu. And the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors paid homage to the glory of heaven, is the largest group of structures in the country dedicated to rituals. Later you have a delicious lunch served in a nice local restaurant, then continue the religious trip to White Cloud Temple, Fayuan Temple and Ox Street Mosque. The White Cloud Temple, also named Baiyun Taoist Temple, is one of the three "ancestral courts" of the Quanzhen Sect of Taoism. Fayuan Temple is the oldest Buddhist temple in Beijing with a long history of more than 1,300 years. And Ox Street Mosque (Niujie Mosque) is Beijing’s most historical and majestic mosque firstly built in 996. After tripping to Taoism temples, Buddhist temples, Confucian Temple and Mosque in Beijing, you will surely gain rich knowledge of Chinese Religions from your informative guide. Then return to your hotel to conclude the trip.

$313 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Private Tour: Confucian Culture & Mount Tai from Qufu with transfer

Day 1 San Kong, Qufu - Tai'anAt around 8:30 am in the morning, your private English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Qufu. If you are not in Qufu before starting the tour, please appoint a pickup from railway station before the departure date with your guide (contact details will be sent to you after booking).You will first drive to visit San Kong, namely the Kong Family Mansion, Temple of Confucius, and the Cemetery of Confucius. They are symbolic of Chinese people holding Confucianism in esteem and commemorating Confucius, renowned for rich culture, long history, magnificent scale, prodigious relics and scientific and artistic value. In the afternoon, be driven to Tai'an (about 1.5 hours) for overnight.Accommodation in Tai'an: booked by yourselfDay 2 Tai'an, Mount TaiAround 8:30 am, be picked by your guide and driver from your hotel and head for the holy Mount Tai as well as Dai Temple, Puzhao Temple, and Bixia Temple. Mount Tai, or Taishan, is China's most sacred mountain. For centuries, emperors climbed it to pay homage to heaven and earth. You can take the cable car up to the top of the mountain and enjoy a great panoramic view of the surrounding area. After the visit, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Tai'an or Tai'an railway station. Service ends.