MARVELS OF CHINA & THE JAPANESE ISLANDS

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Marvels of China & the Japanese Islands

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Taipei (Keelung), China (Taiwan)



8 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

sightseeing
Taipei, Essentail Taipei
Taipei, is Taiwan’s largest city as well as its economic, political and cultural center. It is a modern cosmopolitan metropolis with a lively and diversified face, filled with exuberance. You will board your motor coach for a day of Taipei highlights. A 50-minute drive will take you to the National Palace Museum which houses ancient Chinese artifacts and artwork, with some pieces dating back 5,000 years You will visit this museum, renowned as one of the greatest museums in the world before a short drive to the Martyrs’ Shrine, built in 1969. Here you will see its magnificent architectural style symbolizing the martyrs' brave spirit. It is the replica of the Taihe Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The highlight of your visit here is to see the ceremonial changing of the guards. You will then drive to the Grand Hotel for lunch. The Grand Hotel, with its traditional palace style architecture, vermilion pillars, stately archways, and brilliantly tiled roof, is not only a magnificent landmark of Taiwan, but it is an emblem of ancient China.  A 20-minute drive will get you to Lungshan Temple built in 1740. It is the city’s oldest and most famous, as well as one of Taiwan’s finest examples of temple design.  Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is your next stop. Constructed in the memory of the former president, Mr. Chiang Kai Shek, the Memorial is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. You will have a short shopping stop and the Handicraft Center and then drive to Taipei 101 the world's second tallest building. It is the pride of Taipei’s skyline and is testament to the country’s engineering and technological capabilities. It has the fastest elevator in the world takes only 37 seconds to go up to 89 floors to the observatory deck.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in conservative clothing with shoulders and knees covered and bring local currency.

price $139
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5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Taipei, Northern Coast
This tour will take you along the beautiful coastline with the bizarre rock formations of northern Taiwan. You will have a 40-minute drive to Yeliu Geo Park, a long cape formed by that Datum Mountain reaching into the sea that is famous for bizarre, fascinating rock formations created by erosion. Millions of years of sea erosion have molded coastal bedrock into strange sculptures, many of which resemble certain images. Be on the lookout for the famous Candle, the fairy’s Shoe, Bean Curd, etc. The most famous of these uncanny rock formations is the Queen’s Head.  You will drive another 40 minutes to Chiufen Village where it is said that there were only nine families here a long time ago. Chiufen used to be the center of gold mining. The village is next to the mountain and facing the sea. In 1890, someone struck gold near Chiufen. The poor village with only nine families soon attracted prospectors of 4,000 families.. The place is whispering its golden past. Now, there are many unique tea houses in Chiufen. These teahouses are good stops during a visit to this mountain village. Also, there is the beautiful ocean view of Keelung’s outer sea.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $79
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5 HRS

Easy

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Taipei, Taipei Lifestyle
Your motor coach today will take you on a 50-minute panoramic drive on your way to Taipei. You will stop at Di-Hua Street for a walking tour through and area that will give you a feel of  what Taipei City's past was like. The old-town market has scores of shops selling a variety of traditional goods such as Chinese medicines and herbs, temple icons and incense, spices and dried food, colorful bolts of cloth, bamboo and wooden crafts. You will have shopping time here before you head to a local  Tea House. Taiwanese tea culture includes tea arts, traditional tea ceremonies, and the social aspects of tea consumption. Most people in Taiwan drink tea and tea serves not only as a drink, but also as a part of the culture. You will take part in the Chinese Kong Fu tea ceremony involving the ritualized preparation and presentation of tea.  The term literally means "making tea with skill.” Today, the approach is used popularly by tea shops carrying tea of Chinese origins, and by tea connoisseurs as a way to maximize the taste of a tea selection, especially a finer one.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible

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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Taipei, Taipei Old & New
This tour will be a delightful mix of old and new Taipei.  Board your motor coach for a 50-minute drive to Taipei 101 the world's second tallest building. It is the pride of Taipei’s skyline and is testament to the country’s engineering and technological capabilities. It has the fastest elevator in the world which will take you only 37 seconds to go up to 89 floors to the observatory deck.  Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is your next stop. Constructed in the memory of the former president, Mr. Chiang Kai Shek, the Memorial is the attraction most visited by foreign tourists. Finally drive to visit Pao-An Temple and Confucius Temple.  Dedicated to God of Medicine, Pao-An Temple was built over 230 years ago. One of the islands oldest, the temple contains many ornate and intricate carvings. Confucius Temple is dedicated to the great Chinese philosopher whose teachings still influence modern Chinese. The Temple shows the art of architecture, the beams, columns, windows and doors are plain without carving, appearing the modest and humble of Confucianism (Closed on Monday).

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in conservative clothing with shoulders and knees covered.

price $99
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Miyakojima (Hirara), Japan



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

wildlife

culture

boating
Miyakojima, Miyakojima Highlight Tour
Two hundred miles southwest of Okinawa, Miyakojima is the largest of the eight islands of the Miyako Island Chain. The island bears many historical relics and beautiful white-sand beaches including Maehama, Painagama, Sunakawa, and Shigira Beach. Today, you will start your day with a scenic drive to the 2-mile long Irabu Ohashi Bridge, which is the longest toll-free bridge in Japan, and said to be the “Bridge of Dreams” because it has been 40 years from the planning stage, with a total project cost of 39.5 billion yen and took 9 years from the start of construction till completion. A scenic drive will continue to the glass bottom boat pier. A glass bottom boat ride is another great way to witness the beauty of Miyakojima. You will board your boat for a 45-minute ride looking at the beauty of the ocean below. Plenty of photo opportunities will await you at Higashihennazaki Cape, a long, narrow protrusion extending from Miyakojima, where the waves crash dramatically against the steep, jagged limestone cliffs. The ocean sparkles blue in contrast with the lush greenery of the cape and the limestone. At the tip of the cape is a picturesque white lighthouse, perfect for viewing the coral-dotted ocean panorama below. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Bring local currency, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. If guests cannot climb stairs to the glass bottom boat they can wait on the pier.

price $169
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Miyakojima, Miyakojima Panoramic Drive
Two hundred miles southwest of Okinawa, Miyakojima is the largest of the eight islands of the Miyako Island Chain. The island bears many historical relics and beautiful white-sand beaches including Maehama, Painagama, Sunakawa, and Shigira Beach. This panoramic tour will take you to all three bridges in Miyakojima where you can expect the best view on this island. You can enjoy the magnificent view by traveling the ¾ of a mile-long Ikema Ohashi Bridge, and stopping at the Ikema Island Observatory. You will continue to mile-long Kurima Ohashi Bridge and check out the Ryugujo Observatory. Finally head to 2-mile long Irabu Ohashi Bridge, which as the longest toll-free bridge in Japan, and said to be the “Bridge of Dreams” because it has been 40 years from the planning stage, cost a total of 39.5 billion yen and took 9 years from the start of construction till completion. You will stop at the Makiyama Observatory there.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Bring local currency, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

price $139
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Okinawa (Naha), Japan



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing
Okinawa, Bingata Experience
This unique tour not only gives you the opportunity to observe and learn the secrets of the art of Bingata, a multicolored dyeing process used for silk and vegetable fibers, but also allows you to actively participate in making your own creation. Depart the pier by coach for a short drive to Tembusu Naha, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the art of Bingata, originally produced solely for Okinawa's warrior class since the 15th century. Bingata-dyed fabric has been produced in the Ryukyu Islands for centuries, but is believed that the multi-colored dyeing process was originally introduced from southern China. Discover the secrets of this ancient art as you create your very own piece of Ryukyu Bingata, with a complex pattern of alternating light and dark dyes. At the end of this interactive class, you will be able to take home with you your piece of traditional Bingata as a souvenir of your visit.  Rejoining your coach, you will travel towards the Shurijyo Castle. This vermilion-colored castle was the seat of power during the 500-year reign of the Ryukyu Kindgom. Destroyed in World War II, the Castle was rebuilt in 1992 and is surrounded by beautiful gates that lead to Seiden or Main Hall. Following your visit at the Castle, you will be transferred back to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of walking that is considered strenuous at times and there are uneven surfaces and a significant number of steep steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and it is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. The Bingata dyeing process will leave permanent stains on clothing so casual clothing that you will not mind getting permanently stained is recommended, along with sturdy yet comfortable walking shoes. Shoes must be removed during the visit to the South Hall (Nanden) and main hall of Shurijo Castle. While photography is permitted on the grounds of Shurijo Castle, none is permitted inside. The Shrijo Castle has restoration work being done and some areas may not be accessible. We suggest that you bring local currency for any purchases at the sites. The order of the sites viewed or visit may vary.


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Okinawa, Naha Highlight Tour
Unlike other parts of Japan, Okinawa has its own separate history, having been the independent kingdom of Ryukyu during the 15th century. On this half-day excursion, you will explore the city of Naha, the capital and largest city of Okinawa Prefecture, and former capital of the Ryukyu kings. Leaving the port, you will drive to Shuri Castle, the administrative center and residence of the Ryukyu royal family for over 400 years, until Okinawa became a Japanese prefecture in 1879. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castle rests on a hill providing outstanding views of Naha and the sea. You will see the lavishly decorated Seiden (Main Hall), and the ornate Shurei Gate. Known as the Gate of Courtesy, it typifies Okinawan architecture and serves as a symbol of modern day Okinawa.  After the castle, you will be escorted to Shikina en Garden, which is known as one of the best Japanese Style Gardens in Okinawa. Departing the garden, you will drive to Kokusai-dori, Naha's main street, stretching for roughly 1 mile through downtown. Stroll through the neighborhood on your own, exploring fashionable shops and restaurants offering local products such as exquisite bingata fabrics, colorful tsuboya-yaki pottery and awamori liquor made from long-grained rice. Then you will be returned to the ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2.5 hours of walking that is considered strenuous at times and there are uneven surfaces and a significant number of steep steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and it is not considered suitable for those with mobility concerns. Shoes must be removed during the visit to the south hall (Nanden) and the main hall of Shurijo Castle. While photography is permitted on the grounds of Shurijo Castle, none is permitted inside. The Shurijo Castle has restoration work being done and some areas may not be accessible. Bring local currency for any purchases at the sites, sunscreen and a hat. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary.

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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Okinawa, Okinawa Prefectural Museum
Discover the rich cultural legacy of Okinawa on this tour that visits the new Okinawa Museum, completed in 2007. With over 80,000 items in its collections, the Museum traces the island's history and culture from the Ryukyu Kingdom to today. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the shops of Kokusai Street, hailed as Naha's Miracle Mile. Leaving from the pier, a 30-minute coach ride will bring you to Naha and the Okinawa Prefectural Museum. Upon arrival at the museum, you will have a 90-minute visit. This 4-story museum which was constructed largely with local Okinawan limestone, is of a style that reflects Okinawa's castles. The items housed here range in age from the 12th century to present day and include the Omorosoushi, a priceless collection of songs and historical items from the Ryukyu Kingdom. Following your time at the museum, you will transfer to Kokusai Street for a little local shopping. Originally a sweet potato field, this shopping mecca sprang to life in the years following World War II. Time here is own your own and you will have nearly 60-minutes to explore Kokusai's colorful mix of Japanese department stores and traditional shops. Browse for souvenirs as well as crafts that include ceramic items, fabrics and local foods.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 90-minutes of moderate walking, plus any walking at the guests' discretion during free time. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair (electric scooters are not allowed), are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. The museum is closed on Monday.


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5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Okinawa, Okinawa War Heritage Tour
Visit Okinawa's historic battlefield sites and monuments of the Battle of Okinawa in this interesting half-day tour. Departing from the pier, you will first travel towards southeast Okinawa, passing by several residential and commercial areas. Your first stop will be at the Former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters, located where Rear Admiral Ota and his men desperately fought in 1945. Once you have arrived, you will walk down the 101 steps into the narrow tunnels of the headquarters to see the commanding officer's room, staff room, generator rooms and more, giving you unique insight into the experiences the soldiers and officers had inside the headquarters. You will next make your way to Peace Memorial Park, which is built to commemorate the people who died in the war. In the Peace Park, you will also visit the museum with many displays telling about the battle in Okinawa. The final stop will be at Himeyuri Monument, which stands as a symbol of the severity of the Battle of Okinawa. It was built as a dedication to the more than 200 female students and their teachers who lost their lives as volunteer nurses in the Himeyuri Corps. 

Please note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of walking that is considered strenuous at times and there are uneven surfaces and a significant number of steps and narrow passageways to negotiate at the Naval Underground Headquarters. There are no elevators or ramps at this attraction. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites viewed or visited may vary. We suggest that you bring local currency for any purchases at the sites.


price $139
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Zhoushan / ZHUJIAJIAN, China



8 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

dining

culture

walking
Zhoushan, Buddha Cultural Tour
This tour will visit the Buddhist Academy of Mount Putuo and taste the unique local Buddha Tea during a traditional tea ceremony.  You will board your motor coach for the 30-minute ride to Mount Putuo. During your visit to the Buddhist Academy, you will find numerous antique-filled rooms and courtyards where Buddhist monks and scholars gather to study and discuss Buddhist Dharma. At the Academy, you will take part in a traditional tea ceremony. Your hostess will guide you through a tea ritual, offering you the opportunity to find inner peace through the local Buddha tea. Mount Putuo, as well as a number of nearby islands, is home to this famous Buddha Tea, which is planted around the local temples. The region enjoys a temperate marine climate as well as plenty of rainfall and humid air, giving it lush woods and fertile soil. Such natural conditions give rise to the unique quality that sets Buddha Tea apart. Buddha Tea can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), when it was offered as tribute to Buddha or as a gift to noble guests. Then you will head to the Putuo Museum, located in a historic building, which was officially opened in 2002. The museum exhibits over 400 artifacts that showcase the local fishing culture. This tour will also include a traditional and delicious Chinese Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellent. Dress in conservative clothing with shoulders and knees covered.  No shorts are allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor is it recommended for people with mobility issues.

price $89
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9 HRS

Moderate

dining

culture

walking

sightseeing
Zhoushan, Dinghai Art Tour
You will board your motor coach for the 1-hour transfer to Huangsha Village, Lichen Village and Nandong Village on Dinghai Island.  Dinghai is the only island municipality in China with a history that goes as far back as the Stone Age, when a primitive people known as the Hemudu thrived in this area. As well as sites of prehistoric significance, Dinghai also has a number of preserved historic sites, including some dating from the Ming Dynasty and the Opium Wars. The municipality of Dinghai covers an area of 557 square miles and includes 128 islands.  On this tour, you will visit the three villages of Huangsha, Lichen and Nandong. Famous for their beauty, these three villages  have many houses and buildings adorned with painted scenes depicting local life. Other noteworthy sights to discover on this visit are the ancient Ming and Qing Dynasty streets; the local art center, where modern art meets ancient architecture, both infused with local characteristics; and the traditional fishing boats that have sustained the locals for generations. Following you 2-hour tour of the villages you will continue to Ma’ao Hemudu Museum to learn about the Hemudu culture, a Neolithic culture that flourished in the area. The site at Hemudu was discovered in 1973. During your tour you will also enjoy a traditional Chinese Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellent. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor is it recommended for people with mobility issues.

price $79
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8 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

dining

culture

walking
Zhoushan, Putuo Classic Tour
Zhoushan Island gives its name to a group of some 400 small islands off the east coast of China in Zhejiang Province. These islands are in fact the peaks of submerged mountains rising steeply from the sea. Mount Putuo dominates a small rhomboidal landmass with a total area of about 4.8 square miles. The mountain is one of four in the country that are held sacred by Buddhists and it was here that over the centuries a large Buddhist community evolved. You will take a 30-minute motor coach ride to see this beautiful area and the Grand Guanyin Statue found there. Built in 1998 of bronze, limestone, marble and gold, it is a statue of Guanyin, a legendary figure who protects the fishermen and aids them safely to their harbor. The statue’s total height of 108 feet (33 meters) represents the 33 bodies of Guanyin or the 33 layers of the sky in Buddhist doctrine. Since the completion of this imposing statue, it has been visited and worshiped by millions of pilgrims annually. You will re-board your coach for the 30-minute ride to the Temples of Mount Putuo. Puji Temple, Fayu Temple, and Huiji Temple are the three largest of 20y temples on Mount Putuo.  Puji Temple, covering  2.72 acres, was first built during the Song Dynasty (970 - 1279), and is the main temple devoted to Guanyin. Fayu Temple was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), and consists of a multi-tiered complex constructed along the mountainside, incorporating numerous large trees that lend the temple an aura of tranquility and serenity. Huiji Temple is located on one of the peaks, which gave the temple its name. Your tour will include delicious and traditional Dim Sum lunch at a local restaurant.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and insect repellent. Dress in conservative clothing with shoulders and knees covered.  No shorts are allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor is it recommended for people with mobility issues.

price $139
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Qingdao, China



4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking

sightseeing
Qingdao, Qingdao at a Glance
You will board your motor coach for the 20-minute drive to St. Michael's Cathedral, known by locals as simply the "Catholic Church” and located in the oldest part of Qingdao. Built by German missionaries, the cathedral stands at the top of a hill facing Qingdao Bay. The church is active today with more than 10,000 people attending services here. Your next stop will be at Zhanqiao Pier, or Loading Pier, Qingdao’s first wharf.  This pier is 1,443.6 feet long and at the end of the pier stands an octagonal pavilion constructed in 1930, called, loosely translated, the Billowing Back and Forth Tower. Zhanqiao Pier is viewed in the eyes of many as the official symbol of Qingdao as it was made famous by being placed on the label of the Tsingtao Brewery beer bottles and cans. Another short drive away will take you to Badaguan, a historical mansion area located near Qingdao's coastline. The houses are built in a variety of European architectural styles and each street is lined with a single species of tree. You will have an opportunity to stroll along Badaguan's scenic streets and view the houses up close. The area is a popular destination for wedding photography and one can often see dozens of soon-to-be-wed-couples being photographed along Badaguan's shoreline and greenspace. Next to Badaguan, you will see a large rocky outcropping on which a stone Russian villa was constructed, called Huashi Lou. Built in 1932, the villa combines Greek and Gothic influences. It was once home to the president of the Kuomintang, Chiang Kai-shek. Your last stop will be Tsingtao Brewery, founded in 1903 by German settlers.  For an in-depth introduction to China’s iconic beer, you will head to the original and still-operating brewery. On view are old photos, preserved brewery equipment and other relics, but there are also a few fascinating glimpses of the modern factory line. The aroma of hops is everywhere. Of course, you will also get to sample brews along the way.

Please note:  Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the church and no shorts are allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues.

price $65
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Qingdao, Qingdao Landmarks
Qingdao is well-known for its unique examples of Western architecture, with the Qingdao Guest House truly deserving pride of place. You will board your motor coach for the 20-minute drive to the southern slope of picturesque Signal Hill. The splendid building (now a museum) resembles a classic German castle built in the Jugendstil or Art Nouveau style. You can marvel at original German furniture dating back to the Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911), as well as antiques, calligraphy and paintings, which have all been kept in their original locations. You will make a quick stop at Qingdao Taiping Shan Park, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of Qingdao before heading to Qingdao’s Protestant Church, which stands on a hill in the south of Qingdao. Built by German missionaries during the early years of the 20th century when the German imperialists opened China's trading ports and occupied Qingdao, it has long since been simply referred to as the “German Church.” The church used to have an identical twin in Germany, which was destroyed during World War II, making the building even more precious. The church, open to tourists since 1999, can hold a congregation of 1,400 people.

Please note:  Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the church and no shorts are allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues.


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Qingdao, Qingdao Old & New
You will start your tour with a visit to Tianhou Temple, or Temple of the Queen of Heaven, which was built in 1467 during the Ming Dynasty and is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Qingdao. Various Tianhou Temples can be often seen in China's coastal cities as well as in Southeast Asia, as it is generally believed that to worship the Queen of Heaven can ensure a smooth and safe sea voyage. As with other similar temples, the front gate of Qingdao's Tianhou Temple faces the sea. In 1996, Tianhou Temple was renovated, and became part of the Qingdao Folk Customs Museum, which houses more than 100 original cultural relics of local customs and folklore.  Your next stop will be the Qingdao Art Museum near the Ocean University campus. The building is itself a work of art, incorporating a rich mix of architectural styles ranging from Art Deco to Greek to traditional Chinese styles. Formerly home to the Red Cross Society in Qingdao before Liberation, the structure is now on the Qingdao Historical Register. The museum features regular temporary exhibits as well as permanent installations, and plays an important role in Qingdao’s art scene. Finally you will visit the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center, a sailing marina located on the former site of the Beihai Shipyard by Qingdao's Fushan Bay at Shandong Province in China. Constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics, it hosted the 29th Olympics and the 13th  Paralympic Sailing competitions.

Please note:  Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the church and no shorts are allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues.

price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking
Qingdao, Taoism & Mt. Lao
Board your motor coach for the 75-minute ride to Mount Lao, or Laoshan, a mountain located near the East China Sea on the southeastern coastline of the Shandong Peninsula. The mountain is culturally significant due to its long affiliation with Taoism and is often regarded as one of the "cradles of Taoism."  It is the highest coastal mountain in China and the second highest mountain in Shandong, with the highest peak reaching 3,716 feet.  At the peak of Taoist worship, Mount Lao was home to nine palaces, eight Taoist temples, and 72 nunneries that housed nearly 1,000 monks and nuns. However, many of these structures are no longer standing.  At present, the Taiqing Palace or Temple of Supreme Purity, and the Shangqing Palace or Temple of Great Purity, are the largest and oldest among the preserved Taoist establishments. Mount Laoshan is also known for its oddly shaped rocks, ancient trees, and crystal-clear springs. Among the most famous springs are the Tianyi Spring on the mountaintop, the Shenshui (Immortal Water) Spring in the Taiqing Palace, and the Shengshuiyang (Ocean of Holy Water) Spring in the Shangqing Palace. You will spend 1.5 hours in this tranquil setting.

Please note:  Bring your hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and wear comfortable walking shoes and conservative clothing. Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the church and no shorts are allowed. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not suitable for people with mobility issues.

price $129
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