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Confucian Culture Tour from Beijing to Qufu

4-Day Beijing (3Days)Taian Qufu (1Day) Taian Beijing

Specially designed for student groups or layover travelers in Beijing stretching out to Shandong. Take high speed train and get on the top of Mountain Tai, get a sense of Confucian culture in Confucius' hometown: Qufu.

  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Best Season: Summer
  • Exprience:

From $729 USD p/p


  • Easy arrangement with our local land tour guide
  • Forbidden City and Great Wall in Beijing
  • Mountain Tai with round-trip cable car
  • Experience traditional culture in Confuius' hometown

Tour Itinerary



Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Guozijian(Imperial College), Confucian Mansion, Hutong Tour in Dongcheng District

Tian\'anmen Square

Today your Beijing tour guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. The first stop is the world's largest public suqare: Tian'anmen Square. Getting in the gate of the Forbidden City, you are walking into the history of China.

After lunch, you will stop by a time-honored pearl store. Later, you will get to Guozijian, aka the Imperial Academy and visit Confucius Temple nearby. Later, take a rickshaw ride in the Hutong.


- Smart Tips:

  • Today's visit ends up at the Hutong erea in Dongcheng District. You can extend your adventure to Nanluogu Xiang for clubing, lounging, dining or simply window-shopping.
  • Find a nice restaurant nearby for a bite of Peking Duck, we recommend Hua's Restaurant for it's right in the neighborhood. Find more info on our tag "Solo Adventure!".
  • Ready to rock? Mao Live House is bringing international artists together in the name of rock'n'roll. A good place to check out China's up and coming music trend. More info is on our tag.
  • DAY


    Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car)


    As your Beijing tour guide walks your way to the site, you can see many local folks take the holy site Temple of Heaven as an open-air playground for Taichi, Yangko and sword dancing.

    Next stop for today is the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. A one-way cable car ride and one-way slide-way is included in our trip. Later, stop by to see how the cloisonne ware comes out at a cloisonne factory before heading back.

    Later at night, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the train station and an onward train will take you to Xi'an.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Sliding down the Great Wall would count as an excitment, however, you can request to change to one-way cable car ride if you prefer.
  • Ease your body with a traditional Chinese massage after the visit to the Great Wall. Find more info on our tag about ISpa, one of the high-notch massage and spa centers in Beijing.
  • DAY

    Beijing to Taian by Train No. G111 (Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station - Taian Railway Station) Dep 08:43 - Arr 10:35

    Hotel to Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Taian), Mount Tai Tourist Attraction, Cable Car(round trip), Dai Temple, Vehicle to the Top of the Mountain, Our guide and driver will escort you from Taian to Qufu


    Early in the morning, you will take a high speed train to Tai'an.

    After a short break, you will get on the top of Mountain Tai and visit Dai Temple. Have lunch in a local restaurant before we drive to Qufu.

    Check in upon arrival and have some free time around the city.


    - Smart Tips:

  • It takes about 1 hour to drive to Qufu from Tai'an.
  • Our recommendation for your dinner in Qufu: Harmony Little Bean Restaurant, a good place to eat like a locals. More info can be found on our tag.

    Taian to Beijing by Train No. G144 (Taian Railway Station - Beijing Nan (south) Railway Station) Dep 18:09 - Arr 20:00

    Confucius Temple, Confucian Mansion, Confucian family graveyard, Our guide and driver will escort you from Qufu to Taian, Train station Transfer (Taian)

    You may haven't heard of Qufu, but you must hear of Confucius, who is a great educationalist and philosopher having profound impact in Chinese culture.

    After breakfast, you will visit Confucius Temple, Confucian Masion and Confucian Family Graveyard.

    After lunch and some free time, you will be on the way to Tai'an. Taking a high speed train to Beijing. Our service ends here.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Your China holiday shouldn't end here, book extended tours with us and discover more of China!
  • If you want to go to the airport or hotel in Beijing, please request an airport transfer instead of the transfer to hotel.
  • Price Per Person in US Dollars

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Tourist Class Superior Class Deluxe Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.

    Optional Activities


    Mao Live House

    As the capital's premier music venue, Mao Live House takes the advantage of Mao's name and makes it a loud and trendy place for local artists and international bands to play off.(Address:111 Gulou Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing)

    Hua's Restaurant

    Peking Duck Dinner at Hua's Restaurant

    Hua's Restaurant, or Huajia Yiyuan, offers a special dining experience in a royal mansion with authentic royal court food. Peking Duck is also their best specialty.Near Wangfujing Street, you can take an easy after-dinner walk or explore the nearby Hutongs.