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The Ultimate Shandong Province Discovery Tour

Jinan, Shandong ShengChina

5 Days / 4 Nights
for Member Pricing

The Ultimate Shandong Province Discovery Tour

Standard DreamTrip
Marvel at popular sightseeing destinations with 3 wide-ranging tours — visit the birthplace of Confucius, explore ancient temples & monuments, spend a night at a hotel atop UNESCO-protected Mt. Tai & so much more. Book by September 18.

About Your Trip

Calling all adventurers, nature enthusiasts and history buffs — this DreamTrip is for you! Get ready to be wowed by spectacular landscapes, inspired architecture and ancient cultural traditions and more as you traverse Shandong province. Don’t forget your camera! You’ll want to capture every moment of the fun during the 3 different outings that take you from Jinan to Tai’an city and Qufu and back to Jinan, the provincial capital city.

Kick things off with a journey to Tai’an’s world-famous, UNESCO-protected mountain. But first, you’ll enjoy lunch and a performance of Chinese shadow puppetry. Food and art — what better way to appreciate a region’s culture? Continue to Tai’an where you’ll take a shuttle to the cableway station for your adrenaline-pumping cable-car ride* to the top of Mt. Tai (or Taishan). As the most sacred of Taoism’s 5 holy mountains in China, this is truly a special destination. Once you check into your mountaintop lodgings, you’ll be treated to a final tour before dinner. Set off on foot to check out Heaven Street, Bixia Temple, the soaring Jade Emperor Peak and more. You’re sure to be impressed by this serene setting and the mountain’s staggering beauty.

The following day, check out Dai Temple, a magnificent temple complex dating from the Song dynasty before heading to Qufu. In this ancient city, you’ll visit the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion, a sprawling UNESCO World Heritage Centre around which the city has further developed. While you’re here, take in a live show that illustrates aspects of the life and philosophy of this sage man. End your day in the “Confucius Forest,” the cemetery containing the tomb of Confucius, his leading disciples and descendants.

Your final tour brings you to Heihu Spring which feeds into Jinan’s moat. From there, you’re off to Daming Lake in the historic center of the city, before returning to the hotel to enjoy some relaxing downtime on your own.

*Please note: In the case of bad weather, the cable car will be closed and you will need to hike up and down the mountain on foot.

What we love:

• Mt. Tai is not the highest of China’s Taoist holy mountains, but it is the most significant. It’s where an estimated 72 emperors over millennia had performed sacrifices and ceremonies of dedication and thanks to the gods.
• The cemetery of Confucius contains the graves of more than 100,000 of the famed philosopher’s descendants, the Kong family.
• To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips™ app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!


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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights* in Jinan, China, as well as:
• Full-day Taishan and Tai’an tour; includes lunch, dinner, a cable-car ride, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Full-day Qufu tour; includes lunch, dinner, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Half-day excursion to Heihu Spring and Daming Lake; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• English- or Chinese-speaking guide.
• 4 breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner.
• Round-trip airport transfers.
• A host, whose goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips experience from landing to liftoff — they host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more. (Please note: A host will be provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.)

Please be aware that all guests are required to provide accurate personal/passport information by the submission date indicated below in the Transportation section. If you do not submit proof of your real-name identity accurately and on time, you will not be permitted access to this DreamTrip's activities and attractions.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.




Transportation


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA), approximately 22.5 miles (36 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Required Identification and Airport Transfer Information

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA) to the hotel on October 25 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
The hotel to Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport (TNA) on October 29 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.

Reminder: Due to some travel restrictions currently in place within China, regional authorities require that all guests provide personal/passport information as part of the country’s real-name identity registration system.

Please submit your required personal/passport information (and your flight details if you are arranging airport transfers) HERE by October 11.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.


 
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Destination

Shandong is widely considered one of the primary birthplaces of Chinese civilization. For more than 5,000 years, the province has influenced culture and religion throughout China. Confucianism, Taoism and Chinese Buddhism are still practiced today in temples that were built centuries ago. More than half of Shandong’s border is coastline and peninsulas on the Bohai and Yellow Seas.

Within this incredible setting, you’ll find the provincial capital set along the former site of Ji River — destroyed during flooding of Yellow River — lending the city its name, Jinan (“south of the Ji”). Modern Jinan is considered the center of culture and commerce in Shandong.

South of Jinan is Tai’an, a prefecture-level city at the foot of Taishan (Mt. Tai), the most sacred of Taoism’s 5 holy mountains. Tourism is a thriving industry here, as this bustling city is the gateway to a world of natural wonders along with cultural and historic ones.

Qufu, meanwhile, is best known as the hometown of Confucius, the famed philosopher and teacher. A massive, UNESCO-protected temple complex holds shrines, monuments, pavilions and the family home, making it a popular pilgrimage site.
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Titanium Inclusions

As a Titanium Member, you’ll indulge in extra special benefits, starting with an immersive culture experience at Confucius Six Arts City on Day 3 (1:30-6 p.m.). This themed scenic area gives visitors insight into Confucian arts: music, mathematics, calligraphy, charioteering, archery and ancient rituals. Your amazing tour highlights 3 performances on Chinese studies — such as poetry, music and dance — and 2 lessons, including an archery course.

Plus, Titanium Members will enjoy the Platinum Inclusions on this DreamTrips experience.

Life is amazing when you’re a Titanium Member!
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive, per-person boat cruise along Jinan’s beautiful moat on Day 4 (2:30 p.m.). With this alternative sightseeing experience, you’ll get a new perspective on some of the city’s most revered attractions — from the water!

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Itinerary

Day 1 (Jinan)

Arrive at the airport and transfer to Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Check into Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza at any time after 2 p.m.
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
6 p.m.: Set-menu welcome dinner at the hotel.
Overnight at Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza.

Day 2 (Tai'an)

8-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day Taishan and Tai’an tour; includes lunch, dinner, a cable-car ride*, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer toward Tai'an; enjoy a performance of traditional Chinese shadow puppetry along the way and learn about the process for making puppets.
• Noon – 1 p.m.: Chinese-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant.
• 1 p.m.: Transfer to UNESCO-protected Taishan (Mt. Tai) at Tai’an.
• From Tai’an, transfer to Taohuayu cableway station.
• 2:30 p.m.: Ride the cable car to the summit.
• 3 p.m.: At the top, enjoy a walk along Heaven Street, visit Bixia Temple and see the Moya stone carving dating from the Tang dynasty along with Jade Emperor Peak.
• 4 p.m.: Descend the mountain by cable car.
• 6 p.m.: Set-menu dinner at a local restaurant.
• Transfer to Wanda Realm Taian and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Wanda Realm Taian.

Day 3 (Qufu)

7-7:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Full-day Qufu tour; includes lunch, dinner, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Dai Temple.
• 8:10 a.m.: Arrive at and tour Dai Temple, a Taoist temple complex.
• 9 a.m.: Transfer to Qufu.
• 10:30 a.m.: Arrive at Qufu and visit Kong Family Mansion —the home of Confucius and part of a massive complex of monuments, tomb, temple and more.
• 11 a.m.: Enjoy a live show illustrating the life and philosophy of Confucius.
• Noon – 1 p.m.: Chinese-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant.
• 1:30-6 p.m.: Spend time exploring the Confucius family cemetery known as “Confucius Forest.”
• 6 p.m.: Set-menu dinner at a local restaurant.
Transfer to Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu and check in.
The rest of the evening at your leisure.
Overnight at Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu.

Day 4 (Jinan)

8-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Half-day excursion to Heihu Spring and Daming Lake; includes lunch, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9 a.m.: Depart from the hotel and transfer to Heihu Spring.
• 11 a.m.: Arrive at and visit Heihu Spring.
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Chinese-style, set-menu lunch at a local restaurant in Jinan.
• 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Visit Daming Lake.
Transfer to Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza and check in.
The rest of the day and evening at your leisure. Dinner is at your own expense.
Overnight at Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza.

Day 5 (Jinan)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.

*Please note: In the case of bad weather, the cable car will be closed and you will need to hike up and down the mountain on foot.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Details

Newly renovated Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza is an elegant high-rise hotel boasting grand architecture and design, intriguing modern art and delightful decor. Located in Jinan’s central business district, it’s close to popular attractions like Baotu Spring, Qianfoshan (Thousand Buddha Mountain) and more. For a different perspective on the city, why not visit the Silver Sky revolving restaurant for 360-degree panoramic views?

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants and 1 teahouse-martini bar.
• Covered outdoor pool.
• Fitness center.
• Within walking distance of Boatu Spring and Qianfoshan.
• Close to shopping and dining.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Superior Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child.
• Luxurious Lanvin Paris toiletries.
• Bathrobe to use during your stay.
• Hairdryer.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• 42-inch (107-centimeter) flat-screen television.
• In-room safe.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Sofitel Jinan Silver Plaza
No. 66 Luoyuan Street
Jinan, Shandong 250063, China



Wanda Realm Taian is set in the city's central business district and part of the Wanda Plaza complex, putting guests close to shopping, dining and more.  After a busy day of discovery in this beautiful place, you can retreat to your modern, well-appointed guest room that’s designed with comfort in mind.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants, 1 bar and 1 cafe.
• 1 indoor pool.
• Spa (services available at an additional cost).
• Fitness center-leisure room with sauna.

Deluxe Room accommodations with:

• 1 double bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child.
• Bathroom with walk-in shower.
• Magnifying mirror.
• Hairdryer.
• LCD television.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Wanda Realm Taian
Block 2, Wanda Plaza, No. 566 Taishan Avenue
Tai'an, China



Multi-award-winning Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu offers a modern and luxurious respite in the heart of an ancient city, with unparalleled access to world-renowned, UNESCO-protected attractions. You’re sure to feel right at home thanks to premium amenities, impeccable service and special little touches like an extensive pillow menu and signature Shangri-La toiletries.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants, 1 bar and 1 lobby lounge.
• Indoor heated pool.
• CHI, The Spa, with massage services and face and body treatments available (at an additional cost).
• Fitness center, sauna and whirlpool hot tub.
• Outdoor tennis court.
• 15-minute walk to the temple and cemetery of Confucius and the Kong family mansion.

Deluxe Room accommodations with:

• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child.
• Comfortable lounge chair beside floor-to-ceiling window.
• Feather duvet and pillow menu.
• Spacious bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.
• Premium Shangri-La toiletries.
• Hairdryer.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Electronic in-room safe.
• 40-inch (102-centimeter) LCD television with satellite and movie channels.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qufu
No. 3 Chunqiu Road
Qufu 273100, China



Pricing for children for these hotels may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Terms and Conditions section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: The price shown above is subject to change based on promotional pricing availability, room type(s) booked, taxes, etc.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Please note: A host is provided only on trips with bookings of 10 or more adults.

Gratuities at the hotel are not included. We suggest providing hotel gratuities at your own discretion.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.
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Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than September 18 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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