Best of Qingdao

  • Port

    Qingdao, China

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 6½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

With a population of nearly nine million people, Qingdao is a major industrial city on the Shangdong Peninsula. Historically known as Tsingtao, the city is also an important seaport and major naval base in northeast China. Your tour begins with a pleasant photo stop at the famous St Michael’s Cathedral. Built by the Divine World Missionaries in 1934, this Catholic church is considered an important landmark in Qingdao. Its location has been the host of many documentaries and is a popular background for wedding photos. Continue to Zhaoqiao Pier, the official symbol of Qingdao. Extending into the sea like a dragon, the nearly 1,500-foot-long wharf is the first wharf in Qingdao. Enjoy Some time to walk around at the pier, with a photo stop at the Huilang Pavilion at the far end of the wharf. Drive along the Badaguan resort area before enjoying a lunch of Northern China-style cuisine. Badaguan, literally meaning Eight Passes, is a picturesque region east of Qingdao city. The ‘eight passes’ are actually eight avenues named after parts of the Great Wall. Tree-lined avenues and century-old villas make this a rather appealing area. After lunch, visit Zhanshan Temple—an active and functional Buddhism sanctuary in Qingdao. Built in 1945, the temple boasts a large collection of precious Buddha statues and Buddhist scriptures. The highlight of the day will be a stop at the world-famous Qingdao Beer Museum, where you will learn about how the Germans influenced the Chinese in the important (some would even say essential) tradition of beer brewing. Built in 1903 by German settlers, Tsingtao Brewery is the oldest beer brewery in China. Explore the history of the famous brewery and taste authentic Tsingtao beer. Since 1903, Tsingtao Beer has been brewed using the same unique process originated by German and British settlers. Good things never change! Tsingtao beer is not only the most popular beer in China but also the best-selling Chinese beer in the USA. Tsingtao brew masters use some of the finest ingredients from around the world but what makes Tsingtao special is the fresh springwater from Mt Laoshan—the origin of Taoism in China.