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8Days Shandong Cherry Blossom + Peony Flower Festival (CPLP1)

Valid for travel in Apr 2018 onwards

ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHTS :

GRAND FLOWER FESTIVAL

  • Qingdao Cherry Blossom, Jinan Begonia flower, tulip & magnolias flower etc.
  • Peony-King of Flowers: Ten-thousand Mu Peony plantations in Heze
  • Peach Blossom* and spring heralding flower

CTC EXCLUSIVE

  • Visit Zhaoyuan Town and enjoy the fun of gold panning
  • Sample freshly brewed Tsingtao Beer

DELICACIES

  • Qixia Flavor
  • Jiaodong Flavor
  • Baxian Feast
  • Zibo Qiguo Flavour
  • Jinan Dumpling
  • Mudan Flacor
  • Confucius Family Feast
  • Taishan Farmer’s Meal
  • Lucai Cuisine
  • Weifang Local Dish
  • Qingdao Seafood
  • Qingdao Flavor

ACCOMMODATION: Stay 5* hotel throughout + 2N upgrade to Qingdao Sheraton or similar

DAY 1: Singapore - Qingdao - Yantai

Assemble at Changi Airport for our direct flight to Qingdao — the famous tourist city in Shandong province. Upon arrival, proceed to Zhaoyuan for a visit to Gold Panning Town. Zhaoyuan is well known for its gold resources and production. Walk along the town featuring architecture style of the Song Dynasty. Also you will indulge yourself in the fun of gold panning. We will then head for Yantai to visit the Moon Bay.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: Yantai - Penglai - Zibo

In the morning, we will visit the Zhangyu Wine Museum. Then, head for Penglai, the legendary home of the 'Eight Immortals' of Daoist mythology and en route, enjoy a captivating scenery of Pear Flowers in the bloom, all from the comfort of the coach. You will visit the Eight Immortals Scenic Area and view Penglai Pavilion from afar. For lunch, we will be having the Yantai Baxian Banquet before continuing our coach ride to Zibo in the center of Shandong Province.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Zibo - Jinan Baihua Garden

After breakfast, proceed to explore Zhoucun Village- once an important port in ancient north China. Thereafter, we will head for Jinan -- capital of the Shandong province. Visit the picturesque Daming Lake and Heihu Spring, one of the famous 72 pools. After a pleasant walk along Kuan Houli Street, we will head to Jinan’s Baihua Garden & Baihuazhou Scenic Area to appreciate all the different kinds of flowers, like the begonia flower, tulips, magnolia flower, and many more.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Jinan - Heze Peony Garden - Qufu

This morning, we will depart for Heze – home to China’s Peony Flowers. Upon arrival, visit Chaozhou Peony Garden, the largest of its kind in the world with the most number of species of peonies. After that, head for Qufu, the hometown of Confucius and the “sacred city” of the East. We will visit the Confucius Mansion, to learn about the historical residence of the direct descendants of Confucius in the City of Qufu. From the mansion, the family tended to the Confucian sites in Qufu and also governed the largest private rural estate in China. Today, the mansion is a museum and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Qufu - Tai'an Peach Blossom - Mt.Taishan

After breakfast, we will depart for Tai’an by coach. On the way, we may see Peach Blossoms at Feicheng.* (*Depending on weather conditions & flower season. If not available, there will be no replacement). Upon arrival, we will ride a cable car up Mt.Taishan (2-way cable car included) which ranks first among China's five sacred mountains. The main attractions on Mt. Taishan include the carvings on the cliff, South Gate, Tianjie and Yuhuang Peak, the topmost of the mountain. Tonight, sit back and enjoy a grand cultural show <China Mount Taishan Ceremony> on own expense. (*<Mount Taishan Ceremony> will be replaced by<The Puppet Show> due to weather condition).

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Tai'an - Weifang - Qingdao Cherry Blossom

After breakfast, we coach to Weifang where the origins of kite-making was said to have come about. At the Yangjiabu Folklore Garden, we can learn to make kites and do wooden painting on the spot. Also, we will visit the World Kite Museum & enjoy a different kite-flying experience. Then we will continue on our coach journey to Qingdao and tour the Badaguan (Eight Passes) Scenic Spot which is well-known as an architecture museum. Next proceed to Zhongshan Park to see the beautiful Cherry Blossoms.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Qingdao

After breakfast, proceed to visit the famous Qingdao Beer Brewery. Our next highlight will be the Little Fish Hill Park and Zhanqiao Pier, the landmark of Qingdao. We will briefly visit the famous Catholic Church & Huiquan Bay and also take some time to admire Wusi Square. Along the Sightseeing Path that is 12.8km long and 33m wide, you will be able to enjoy the sea view with its unique charms.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: Qingdao - Singapore

Today, if time permits, you can do last minute shopping till departure transfer to the airport for your international flight back to Singapore. We hope you have enjoyed your trip with CTC Travel.

Meals Plan: Breakfast

REMARKS

  • Taxes / Flight schedule subject to change.
  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • Remarks:
  • 1) Additional tour (RMB650/Adult, RMB350/Child below1.2m): Qingdao Governor’s Mansion+ Small Qingdao Islet+ Zibo Ancient Vessels Hall + Qingdao Taidong Night Market + *
  • 2) Actual sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice
  • 3) In the event of discrepancy between Chinese and English itineraries, refer to the Chinese itinerary
  • 4) Flower season (for reference only, season blooms are subject to the weather conditions):
  • Peony: Mid Apr - End Apr
  • Spring heralding flower: Mar - End Apr
  • Peach/Apricot: End Mar - Apr
  • Cherry: Mid Apr- Early May
  • Plum/Asiatic/Magnolia/Tulip: End Mar- Early May
  • 5) All hotel ratings are based on local terms.


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