2-Day Bullet Train Trip of Qufu City Highlights and Mount Tai from Zhengzhou
See the highlights of Qufu and Tai'an on this 2 day private tour from Zhengzhou by round-trip bullet train. Take the panoramic cable car up to the Jade Emperor Peak, admire ancient monasteries as you travel to Jade Emperor Temple, Song Dynasty Bixia Temple and more. Gain insight into the culture and history of the Mount Tai. While, Qufu City is known as the hometown of Confucius. Learn about the the history of the region and Confucius culture from your local guide as you visit the World Cultural Heritage sites including Temple of Confucius, Confucius Family Mansion and Confucius Cemetery. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, transportation fee, entrance fee, cable car round trip, local lunch and round trip bullet train ride. Please book your own hotel in Qufu or Tai'anItineraryDay 1: Zhengzhou - Tai'an - Qufu Stop At:
Mount Tai, Hongmen Road, Taishan District, Tai'an 271000 China
Your driver will transfer you from your hotel in Zhengzhou to the Train Station. Take the morning train to Tai'an (3.5 hours.) Upon arrival, meet your friendly local tour guide, heading to Mount Tai directly.
Travel to Taishan Tourists Center, take the shuttle bus to halfway point on the mountain - Mid-Heaven Gate (Zhongtianmen) which takes about 30 minutes. Then take the panoramic cable-car to the South Heaven Gate (Nantianmen), which brings you an amazing view of the nearby rolling peaks.
Accompanied by your tour guide, stroll around the Jade Emperor Peak. Admire the stone tablets and inscriptions in the area. Walk to Jade Emperor Temple, which was built in honor of the Jade Emperor of Taoism. Explore the Bixia Temple which was built at the year of 1008 during the Song Dynasty. It is the one of the masterpieces among Taoist buildings and represents the high constructing level of ancient Chinese architecture. Gain insight history of Taoism in China and its influence of Chinese culture.
Travel to Tai'an Railway Station, and take the 20 minutes bullet train ride to Qufu Train Station. You will be transferred back to your hotel in Qufu, please book on your own in advance
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Qufu - ZhengzhouStop At:
Confucius Temple, Shendao Road, Qufu 273100 China
Meet your friendly local tour guide in your hotels lobby then heading to Temple of Confucius directly.
Temple of Confucius which was first built in 478BC to commemorate Confucius. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces. Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, learn about the symbolic significance of the architecture, admire the statue of Confucius, pay a visit to the stone tablets, steles and pavilions, discover Confucius' life experience, and many other historic and cultural items related to Confucius and Confucius culture.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Former Residence of Confucius in Qufu, Within the city, Qufu 273100 China
Next, explore the Kong Family Mansion. The descendants of Confucius live here and they were in charge of conducting elaborate religious ceremonies on occasions such as plantings, harvests, honoring the dead, and birthdays.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Confucius' Parents' Cemetery, Fangshan Country, Qufu 273100 China
Enjoy a lunch in the near by restaurant, explore the Confucian Cemetery in the afternoon. Confucian Cemetery has served as the family graveyard of Confucius and his descendants for more than two thousand years. There are about 3,600 tombstones dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties still standing in the cemetery.
After the tour, your tour guide will take you to Qufu Railway Station for your train back to Zhengzhou (approx.3 hours). Once arrives, your driver will pick you up at Zhengzhou Railway Station and transfer you back to your hotel in Zhengzhou City. You also can choose to finish your tour in Qufu.
1: You will take the train on your own, your local English speaking tour guide will meet you in Tai'an
2: Please book your own hotel in Qufu
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duration: 2 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel in Zhengzhou, please provide hotel information when make booking
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.