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Private Day Tour of Qingdao City Highlights Including Lunch

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Qingdao, China
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Get to know Qingdao and its historical highlights in one day on this private city tour. Visit the pavilion-crowned Xiaoyushan Park for panoramic city views, and explore Qingdao Island and the Badaguan Scenic Reserve. Then, stroll along Zhanqiao pier and explore the old Zhejiang Road district. Lastly, tour the world-famous Tsingtao Brewery, where beer was made for Qingdao’s early-20th-century German population, and finish with a beer-tasting. Chinese lunch, entrance fees, and private transport included.
  • Private full-day Qingdao city highlights tour
  • Climb up hilltop Xiaoyushan Park (Little Fish Hill Park) for bird's-eye city views
  • Delve into Qingdao Island and the leafy avenues of Badaguan Scenic Reserve
  • Walk on Zhanqiao pier and explore the old Zhejiang Road area, including St Michael’s Catholic Church
  • Tour the 1903-built Tsingtao Brewery and taste its famous beer
  • Includes Chinese lunch and entrance fees
  • Private, air-conditioned transport and central hotel pickup and drop-off included
Chinese Lunch
Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
An professional English-speaking guide
Private transfer
Entrance ticket of the spots as indicated in the itinerary
Food and drinks, unless specified
Personal expense
Gratuities
Children's entrance tickets

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If your pick-up location is not within the scoop of definition, your guide will meet you at an appointed place and transfer you back to the same location after the tour ends, or you can pay additional car charge for pickup and drop-off service from your hotel.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Depart your central Qingdao hotel with your guide, and set off by private, air-conditioned vehicle.

On route, hear how Qingdao, today known for its skyscrapers, beaches, and parks; was a modest fishing port until cessation by Germany in 1899. During the 16-year cessation and decades following, it developed into a major port city.

Climb through Xiaoyushan Park (Little Fish Hill Park), a classical-style garden offering panoramic city views, and explore the Badaguan Scenic Reserve, whose leafy avenues and villas were built by the British, Swiss, and other nationalities.

Explore Xiao Qingdao Park (Qingdao Island), which lent the city its name, admiring its botanical gardens and German-built lighthouse.

After a break for a Chinese lunch, stroll along Zhanqiao pier, built in 1891 to enable larger vessels to dock at Qingdao. Today, the pier stretches 1,312 feet (400 meters) into Qingdao Bay, and boasts a Chinese-style pavilion at one end.

Then, take in the German-style architecture and twin-towered St Michael’s Catholic Church of the charming Zhejiang Road area, Qingdao’s oldest district.

Finally, tour the 1903 Tsingtao Brewery, built for Qingdao’s one-time German population. See the facilities here, and taste some of the famous beer before your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Qingdao XiaoYushan Park
Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby of your Qingdao hotel or Qingdao International Port(No.6 dock). A private car will transfer you Xiaoyushan Park, and you walk up to the hilltop to enjoy panoramic view of the city and some of the landmarks you will be visiting later today. Xiaoyu mountain is located at the southeast corner of yushan campus of China Ocean University. With 60 meters elevation and 2.5 hectares, it is the first classical mountain garden park in Qingdao.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Qingdao Yingbinguan
Built in 1907,this German castle-like building of royal European style was the residence of the German Governor in Qingdao and hence named"Governor's House". In 1934, it was renamed "Guest House" and became the top-notch hotel in Qingdao. Chairman Mao stayed here in the summer of 1957.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zhanqiao Pier
Continue your visit to Zhanqiao, the pier was originally 656 feet (200 meters) long and built in 1891 to enable the larger official vessels of Qing Dynasty to dock at this small fishing village. Later, the pier was renovated and extended to 1,312 feet (400 meters) in length, stretching out into Qingdao Bay. The pier has a Chinese-style pavilion at the southern end that contrasts with the European architecture of Zhongshan Road that leads onto it.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Badaguan Scenic Resort
Before your lunch, you will have a visit of Badaguan Scenic Reserve is located in the east of the city where, in the past, many foreigners came and built their houses with their heritage of architectural style. Strolling around the avenues you will find British, Japanese, Russian and Swiss style buildings.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Qingdao Beer Museum
After lunch, you will be driven to world famous Tsingtao Brewery. It was built in 1903 for the large German population residing there. The brewery has many exhibits that show its history and how the beer was made over 100 years ago. You will also see the bottling plant and finish your brewery visit with a free tasting of the famous beer. After the visit, you will be transferred back to your Qingdao hotel or Qingdao International Port where your tour ends.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Wendy Wu Tours-Day Tour

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Day Tour of Qingdao City Highlights Including Lunch?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

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The tour was great! Qingdao is a...
Michele O
, Mar 2017
The tour was great! Qingdao is a beautiful city and this tour shows you all the great sites around town. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly! We were a group of three people with two of us being over 70 years of age. He took his time and made sure we were well taken care of during the day.

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