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Qingdao Historic City Tour
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Qingdao, China
Discover Qingdao City, located on the shore of the Yellow Sea on Shandong Peninsula. Enjoy an all-day highlights tour of a city famous for its culture, European influence, beaches, and countless scenic spots.
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In 1987, Qingdao became a German concession and a major German naval base in the Far East. The German Imperial government began construction on the foundations and streets of the city seen today. Qingdao has consequently become a unique city in China, blending both its Chinese ancestry with a rich European feel.

Your tour begins with a visit to the city pier, a structure built in 1891 adjacent to the beautiful beaches. The pier stretches 1,445 feet (440 m) out into the sea, where a traditional octagonal pavilion sits atop its terminus.

Stroll the grounds at Xiaoqingdao Park to see tiny Xiaoqingdao Island with its historic white lighthouse. Then stop by beautiful Qingdaoshan Park, where the featured attraction is an underground fort built by the Germans that you’ll tour before a stop for lunch.

Perhaps the most famous highlight is the Tsingtao Beer Museum. Founded in 1903 by German settlers, this brewery turned museum chronicles Tsingtao Beer’s century-old history through interactive and entertaining displays—not to mention samples of China’s internationally known brew that is sold in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Move on to one of the best viewpoints Qingdao has to offer. Climb 427 feet (130 m) in a high-speed elevator to the viewing platform of the TV Tower for a panoramic view of the city’s red-tile roofs, green trees, cerulean sea, and blue sky.

Your all-day tour comes to a finish with a visit to the Qingdao Museum. Browse the vast collection of Chinese paintings, artifacts unearthed from the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras, and treasures from the Northern Wei Dynasty.

Inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transfers from your hotel
  • English-speaking guide
  • All applicable admission fees
  • Lunch

Duration:
Approx. 8 hours

Available:
Mon., Wed., Fri., and Sat.

Departure time and location:
Between 8-9 AM; from the lobby of your hotel

Return time and location:
Approx. 5 PM; to the lobby of your hotel

Note:
Children under 2 participate for free, but may not occupy a seat

Redemption instructions

After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

Exchange your voucher for activity:
Confirmation is required. Contact Gray Line Beijing at least 48 hours before your trip date to ensure your reservation and to confirm pick-up time for tour selected. Upon pick-up, present your voucher and photo ID in exchange for service.
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