Duration: 7 hours
Highlights: Zhanqiao Pier, Zhanqiao Park, St Michael’s Cathedral, Little Fish Hill Park, Badaguan Scenic Area, Tsingtao Beer Museum
Start/End: Qingdao Cruise Terminal/Qingdao Cruise Terminal
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Qingdao Shore Excursions
Your tour begins with pickup from Qingdao Cruise Terminal by your guide and driver, who’ll transfer you to Zhanqiao Pier, which is also known as Qianhai Pier, Nanhai Pier or Big Dock. Originally built in 1931 and renovated in 1985, the pier is now 440 meters long and 8 meters wide. The image of Qianhai Pier has become the official logo of the locally brewed Tsingtao beer. Climb to the top floor for a breathtaking view of the sea.
Continue on to Zhanqiao Park before visiting St Michael’s Cathedral. The cathedral was built by German missionaries on the top of a centrally located hill, and it is one of the major historic sites in Qingdao.
After a scrumptious local lunch, head to Xiao Yu Shan Yuan (a Little Fish Hill Park), a spectacularly designed park and it’s also a worth-visit recreation area. It also offers incredibly amazing views of the Qingdao city only at the height of 60 m (197 feet). Stroll along the stairway and find the way to Number One Bathing Beach, Huiquan Bay, Small Qingdao Island, Zhan Bridge, Lu Xun Park and other amazing sights.
Next, we travel to the east side of Qingdao to visit Badaguan Scenic Area. Walk through its lush seasonal gardens and immerse in the wonderful views of German-styled buildings. The tour cannot complete without a visit to Tsingtao Beer Museum, which celebrates the namesake brewery. Learn about the long history, achievements and recognition of Tsingtao beer, which was founded by Germans in 1903. Return to the port for your cruise departure. Trip ends.