Classic Qufu Private Day Trip from Jinan by Bullet Train

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See the highlights of Qufu on a private full-day tour from Jinan by round-trip bullet train. Qufu City is known as the hometown of Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher and educator during the Spring and Warring Period(770-221BC). 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 one day tour...
See the highlights of Qufu on a private full-day tour from Jinan by round-trip bullet train. Qufu City is known as the hometown of Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher and educator during the Spring and Warring Period(770-221BC). 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 one day tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, local lunch and round trip bullet train ride.
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Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Zhanbeicun, Shanghe, Jinan, Shandong, China

Your tour guide will pick you up from your Jinan city hotels lobby and take you to Jinan Railway Station. You will take the morning train to Qufu which takes about 40 minutes. Upon arrival, you will travel to the Temple of Confucius directly (approx. 20 minutes drive).

Stop At: Confucius Temple, Shendao Road, Qufu 273100 China

Your first stop is the Temple of Confucius which was first built in 478BC to commemorate Confucius. The temple has been reconstructed over the centuries. In total, it has undergone 15 major renovations, 31 large repairs, and numerous small building measures. More than 300 buildings erected through the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces with yellow roof-tiles and red-painted walls, they are surrounded by dark-green pine...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Zhanbeicun, Shanghe, Jinan, Shandong, China

Your tour guide will pick you up from your Jinan city hotels lobby and take you to Jinan Railway Station. You will take the morning train to Qufu which takes about 40 minutes. Upon arrival, you will travel to the Temple of Confucius directly (approx. 20 minutes drive).

Stop At: Confucius Temple, Shendao Road, Qufu 273100 China

Your first stop is the Temple of Confucius which was first built in 478BC to commemorate Confucius. The temple has been reconstructed over the centuries. In total, it has undergone 15 major renovations, 31 large repairs, and numerous small building measures. More than 300 buildings erected through the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The temple was built according to the specification for imperial palaces with yellow roof-tiles and red-painted walls, they are surrounded by dark-green pine trees to create a color contrast with complementary colors.


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qufu Dacheng Hall, Kong Temple, Qufu 272100 China

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: 30 minutes

Stop At: Former Residence of Confucius in Qufu, Within the city, Qufu 273100 China

Then, walk through the small market continue to 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. The first mansion was built in 1038 and was originally connected directly to the temple。

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kong Mansion, In the center of QuFu, Qufu 273100 China

The family mansion was inhabited by descendants of Confucius until 1937.Today, the mansion comprises 152 buildings with 480 rooms. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kong Forest, QuFu City North, Qufu 273100 China

Enjoy a lunch in the near by restaurant, then enjoy a short ride either by car or tuktuk to Confucius Cemetery. 

Confucian Cemetery has served as the family graveyard of Confucius and his descendants for more than two thousand years. It is the largest, oldest, and best-preserved single-family cemetery in China. This final resting place of Confucius and his descendants is commonly known as the Forest of Confucius because of the large number of trees, over 20,000, planted with numerous tombstones, temples, pavilions and sculptures. There are about 3,600 tombstones dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties still standing in the cemetery.

After the tour finished, your tour guide will take you to Qufu Railway Station and travel together back to your hotel in Jinan.

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (for hotels in Jinan city)
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Kong Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Qufu Dacheng Hall
  • Local transpiration fee in Qufu
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Former Residence of Confucius in Qufu
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Kong Mansion
  • Entry/Admission - Confucius Temple
Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your tour guide will pick you up from your city hotel's lobby

8:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.