Qingdao is perched on the southern seaboard of Shandong Peninsula. It is well-known to the west by its postal map spelling Tsingtao. The city boasts western style buildings, as well as modern architectures and charming natural scenery. With its cool sea breezes, fresh air and delicious seafood Qingdao is where more people come to build sand castles and dream of retirement. It is not only an important economic and cultural hub in the eastern coast of China, but also an international coastal tourist resort, a famous Chinese historical and cultural city and the central city of Chinese marine scientific research and marine industry development. Qingdao is also an international shipping center in Northeast Asia, and one of 14 Chinese coastal cities open to the outside world.
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Chinatravelkey provides private package Qingao tour, one day Qingdao tour, airport transfer and railway station transfer, transfer service from Qingdao to Yantai.
Qingdao Tour Routes Arranged by Chinatravelkey
One Day Tour
Qingdao Island half day tour
Laoshan 1 day tour
1 day tour of Jianqiao Pier, No.1 Bathing Beach
QD-PO-04. Qingdao City One Day Tour - Small Qingdao Island, Qingdao Beer Museum, Badaguan scenic area, Wusi Square
QD-PO-05. Qingdao City One Day Tour - Mt.Laoshan, ZhanQiao Pier, Bathing Beach
Tour Include Hotel
3 days tour
QD-PT-01. Qingdao airport transfer
QD-PT-02. Qingdao railway station
service of Qingdao to Yantai
QD-PT-04. Qingdao Cruise Port- Hotel
Place to Start Qingdao Tour
Our English-speaking guide can pick up travelers from airport, railway station, hotels and apartment in Qingdao.
Note of Qingdao Tour
Please aviod visiting Qingdao during Chinese holiday: May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7.
Best Season of Qingdao Tour
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Qingdao is situated beside the sea; it enjoys a monsoon climate and oceanic climate. All four seasons in Qingdao are mild without extreme cold or hot weathers. It rains a lot in Qingdao, and the temperature differs from day and night a lot. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is January. Best season to start your Qingdao tour is April to November. Sky is clear in autumn and spring, while summer is short and with long winter.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
Prepare light sweater and jacket in spring and autumn, long-sleeve shirts will also be comfortable. Take some summer clothes such as shirts, shirts and skirts; do not forget to bring you a coat for the evening tour to the beach. Though winter is not so cold in Qinghai, warm clothes are needed, down jackets and thick sweater will protect you from the chilly wind beside the sea. Moreover, sunglasses, sunscreen cream or a hat will be good tools to prevent the strong sunshine beside the sea.
Accommodation of Qingdao Tour
Qingdao has complete star rating hotels including five stars to three stars which can cater to the needs of all kinds of travelers. Totally, there are more than fifty star rating hotels in Qingdao and many world top brand hotels are included. Moreover, to satisfy the requirements of those backpackers, some budget hotels such as youth hostels are also available. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, guests will always feel at home and relax. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Qingdao Traffic: Ways to get in Qingdao:
--Travelers can take plane to Qingdao Liuting International Airport. It is located in Chengyang District of the city and is one of the most important air transit centers in China. Almost one hundred national and international airlines are serves in the airport at present, including forty-eight destinations both in domestic and abroad. You can take shuttle bus to the city after landed in this airport.
--Qingdao city boasts three railway stations in total; they are Qingdao Railway Station, Sifang Railway Station and Cangkou Railway Station. More than thirty trains go between Qingdao and other major cities in China everyday, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuchang, Nanchang, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Xian, Lanzhou, Xining, Chengdu, Taiyuan, Dandong, and also cities inside Shandong Province.
--As a coastal city, surly Qingdao has a harbor—Qingdao Harbor. It is now the first rate Good Harbor in Asia and has routes to Korea and Japan. You can have good view of the sea by ship.
Internal transport: Taking bus is a convenient way to visit around. They can lead you to every corner of the city and is so cheap. The other way to get around is by taxi. There are two kinds of taxi in the city—Santana and Jetta. They are fast and also convenient.
Qingdao Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid rush tourist season in 1st May to 3rd May and 1st October to 7th October, they are two national holiday in China. In those periods, it will be very crowd on the street and the famous tourist spots.
Qingdao Food: Food in Qingdao is belonging to Shandong cuisine. Tanks to its geographical position you can taste so many delicious seafood in Qingdao. Other cuisines like Cantonese, Sichuan, Shanghai and so on are also available in the city. Spring and summer are the best seasons to enjoy the seafood especially when it goes with Tsingtao Beer and Laoshan Mineral Water. Some special local dishes are: Xiaohonglou Guantangbao, Sanxian Xhengjiao, tianfu Yuanxiao, Meige Agar-Agar Jelly, Steamed Hongdao Oyster, Mandarin Duck Chicken, Fried Red Squama Fish, Yingzhou Bayu, etc. there are so many delicacies that could not be listed.
You can find some local foods in those restaurants: Chunhelou Restaurant, Yiqinglou Seafood Restaurant, Qingdao Food Restaurant and Haidao Yucun Hotel.
Western food could be found in Fusion Wine Bar and Grill, Da Vinci Restaurant, Family Western and Lisa’s Pizzeria, etc.
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
Shopping: What to buy?
Qingdao is a seaside city in Shandong province. There have various commercial products and some good sea products you can purchase, for instance seashell carving, seafood products, seashells, Laoshan mineral water, Laoshan Cola Laoshan Yunfeng Tea and Tsingtao beer.
Where to buy?
Local products could be found in the following places:
Qingdao Shell Sculpture Factory (206 Yan’an Third Road)
Longshan Underground Commercial Street (14 Longshan Road)
Jimo Road Commodity Wholesale Market
Taidong Pedestrian Street
Zhongshan Road Shopping Street
Qingdao Cultural Product Shopping Street
Festivals: There has few festivals in Qingdao, but some of them are famous in the world, for instance, Qingdao International Beer Festival. It is held annually in August or September in the city. You can taste all kinds of beers in this festival and take part in some competition about drinking beers; there is so much fun in this festival. People from all around world come to join this international festival every year. Other festivals are:
Qingdao International Afforestation Fair
APEC SMEs Technology Conference and Fair
China Qingdao Fishing Competition
China Qingdao Ocean Festival
Qingdao International Beach Festival
Recreation in Qingdao
There are lots of recreation activities in Qingdao for leisure, Golf, dolphin shows and bars are all available in the city. Recreation district is in downtown area, there are great number of bars and clubs within the district. Stone Old Man Tourism holiday area is a good place to have fun. Besides, night market and Beer Street are all available. Some traditional programs like opera or film could be seen in Qingdao Drama Theater and Qingdao Opera House. Some famous nightclubs and Cafes are:
Honolulu Club (Huiquan Dynasty Hotel, 9 Nanhai Road)
Freeman Coffee (38 Hubei Road, Shinan District)
Music Kitchen (5 Hong Kong Middle Road)
Hailedi KTV (109 Jiangxi Road)
Must-see Attractions of Qingdao Tour
No.1 Bathing Beach: Located on Huiquan Bay of Qingdao it is the biggest bathing beach in Asia and is famed for soft sand, clean water and calm waves. No. 1 Bathing Beach is 580 meters long and 40 meters wide, surrounded by mountains in three directions, luxuriant green trees and modern high-rise buildings alongside waterfront villas. The bathing beach is divided into a swimming zone and non-swimming zone. July, August and September is the best time to visit.
Tianheng Island: It is a long narrow island 3.5 kilometers off the coast of Wali Town in Jimo City. Tianheng Island is the most famous local historical site and is home to fishing and farming community of 200 households. One of Tianheng Island’s specialties is the Tianheng inkstone, which is used for mixing ink in Chinese painting and calligraphy. The stones are widely available for purchase on the island.
Badaguan: Badaguan Scenic Area is located in the east of Qingdao city; it is a famous picturesque sanitarium area in China. There has both beautiful scenery and also garden-like villas and foreign-styled buildings. Badaguan Scenic Area used to be a place where people from more than twenty countries, such as Russia, Britain, France, Germany and the United States. Many leaders of the Chinese Communist Party and foreign friends of China have stayed here.
Mountain Laoshan: It is a famous tourist destination. Since ancient times, Laoshan Mountain was regarded as the mountain where immortals live; it is famous for its marvelous mountainous scenery and coastal landscape. On Laoshan Mountain, there are remarkable rocks and queer caves as well as clear springs and flowing cascades. Mt Laoshan is the most recognized mountain of all mountains on the coast of China. Thus it is a must to see when traveling in Qingdao.
Taiqing Palace of Laoshan: It is a sacred Taoist Palace lies on the southern slopes of Mount Laoshan and reserves the typical architectural style of the Song Dynasty. It is reputed as the second most magnificent Taoist building in China. The Taiqing Palace has three courts and 155 rooms, Sanguan Hall, Sanqing Hall and Sanhuang Hall. Of all the existing buildings on the mountain, the Taiqing Palace is the largest and possesses the longest history.
Small Qingdao Island: It is an important resort of the Qingdao Coastal Scenic Area. It is a great place to enjoy ocean views and to soak up an island atmosphere. The island is famous for its unspoiled natural scenery, which includes steep rocky outcrops, and a variety of trees, such as cherries, pomegranates and hibiscus. There are also statues and pavilions that can be viewed at various locations. This all makes for a delightful island to visit.
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