Get to the heart of Qingdao's multicultural heritage on this 9-hour guided tour of Qingdao's old city. Enjoy panoramic city and sea views, see St ... More info ›
Get to the heart of Qingdao's multicultural heritage on this 9-hour guided tour of Qingdao's old city. Enjoy panoramic city and sea views, see St. Michael's Cathedral and the colonial mansions at Badaguan, admire the Zhan Bridge and Little Qingdao Island, and taste fresh beer at the Tsingtao Beer Museum. Tour includes lunch.
Meet your friendly local driver/guide at your Qingdao hotel between 8 and 9am for the drive to Xiaoyushan Park. Climb to the top of Little Fish Hill – although it's barely 200 feet (60 meters) high, it offers spectacular views of Qingdao's old European quarter.
Qingdao was under German rule from 1897 to 1922, with a substantial European population for decades after that. It's a heritage that's clear on your next stop, St. Michael's Cathedral, built in 1934 in a fusion of Gothic and Roman styles.
It's another short hop to the next attraction, Zhan Bridge, which stretches out into the sea adorned with a gracious pavilion. First built in 1891, it's a landmark of the city that has seen much transformation over the years.
From here, visit Little Qingdao Island, a pretty little gem topped off by a historic lighthouse, that offers lovely views across both sea and city.
Break for an included lunch at a local restaurant, before driving out to the Badaguan scenic area. This is home to a wealth of colonial-era mansions in a range of architectural styles, as well as some of Qingdao's most attractive waterfront.
No trip to Qingdao would be complete without trying the city's most famous export – Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer! You'll spend an hour at the Tsingtao Beer Museum, in the old brewery, established in 1903 and still making beer even now. Discover the history of the beer, see modern production in action, and taste fresh beer.
You'll be transferred back to your hotel around 6pm.