5 Days Jinan, Mountain Tai and Qufu Combo Tour

Tour Code: CTJN02
Tour Duration: 5 Days
Attractions: Baotu Spring, Daming Lake, Thousand Buddha Mountain/Mount Qianfu, Mount Tai, Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius / San Kong, Dai Temple/Daimiao

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Jinan Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

When you arrive in Jinan airport, your local English speaking guide will meet you and then transfer you to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

 

Day 2 Jinan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Baotu Springs, Daming Lake, Thousand Buddhas Mountain

This morning, we will first visit the Baotu Springs. Baotu Spring, also known as the "First Spring under Heaven", is one of the most popular of Ji'nan's springs with a long history of more than 2,600 years. Together with its environs, it has been turned into a park of the same name, located to the southwest of the old city district of Ji'nan.

Then we continue the tour to visit Daming Lake. Located in the center of Jinan, Daming Lake Park is regarded as one of the three must-see tourist spots in Jinan together with the Baotu Spring Park and Thousand-Buddha Mountain. Formerly known as "Lotus Seed Lake" and "West Lake", the lake got its current name in the Jin Dynasty.

Afternoon, we move on to visit the Thousand Buddhas Mountain. During the reign of the Emperor Kaihuang (581-600AD) of the Sui Dynasty (581-618AD), Buddhism became flourished. Many monasteries were built around Lishan Mountain and numerous Buddhist images were sculptured on the rocky cliffs. Hence the place became known as the Thousand Buddha Hill, which today also embraces Yellowstone Cliff (Huangshi Ya) and Jueshan Mountain in the south and east respectively.

Day 3 Jinan to Tai'an to Qufu (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Mt. Tai, Dai Temple

After breakfast, we will drive to Mount Tai Tourist Attraction which is located in Tai'an. Take Car & Vehicle to the Top of the Mountain. Mountain Tai, Covering an area of 426 square kilometers with the highest peak 1,545 meters above sea level; the majestic Mt. Tai is one of the China's national parks and the first of the Five Sacred Mountain in China.

Have a visit to the Dai Temple. First built in Han Dynasty, it is the largest and most completed ancient building complex of Mount Tai. Emperors of the past dynasties held celebrations in the temple to worship heaven and earth, and sacrificed to the God of the mountain. Besides, it was also the first stop for the pilgrims on their way to the Tai Mountain.

Later that day you will get down the mountain and then be drive to Qufu by car. Qufu, it is the former resident of Confucian.

Day 4 Qufu to Jinan (B, L)

Sightseeing:  Confucius Mansion, the Confucius Temple and the Confucius Forest

Today we will learn the Confucian culture with the visit to Confucian Temples, Confucian Mansion and Confucian Family Graveyard. They are called Three Confucians, which are now one of the four extant great architectural complexes in China.

Among many preserved Confucian temples of different dynasties all over China, the Confucian Temple in Qufu is the largest and earliest one. It represents the culture and history of Confucianism. Confucian Mansion: It is also called Yanshenggong Mansion, a large house consisting of 463 halls, rooms, towers and houses, covering an area of 13.3 hectares-the largest landlord manor in China's history. The courtyard is divided into three family temples. The main building in the center was first used as a government office then changed to dwelling house later. Confucian family graveyard: It is the graveyard of the Confucian family and has a history of more than 2340 years. There are about ten thousand tombs inside the graveyard .Also many stone steles, lanes and pavilions can be found here.

After the tours, you will be driven to Jinan. Check in the hotel.

Day 5 Jinan Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport for your next destination.

Tour Price

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.