German Era Tour of Old Town Qingdao with Lunch and Beer Museum

German Era Tour of Old Town Qingdao with Lunch and Beer Museum
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$82.03
Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Description

Delve into the history of German-Era Qingdao, and it’s lasting legacy of finely preserved architecture, spa neighbourhood’s and of course the introduction of Tsingtao Beer.

The tour starts atop Signal Hill, to get the best view of Qingdao Old Town, and proceeds to a Walking Tour of the Old Town showcasing the  Gothic-style 60 meter tall St Michael's Cathedral, 120 year old Protestant Church and Bavarian styled Old Governors Mansion, with a lunch stop at a local food market. 

After lunch, it’s time to learn about the Tsingtao Beer Brewery, which is the perfect place to sample the freshest Tsingtao Beer - the brewery was established by the Germans. 

Finally the tour takes in Badaguan neighborhood, a spa village beside the seaside with its international inspired architecture. 

The full tour will take approx. 7 hours and will be with a experienced guide to offer a personalized service

This private 7 hour tour focuses on Qingdao Old Town, and the German influence that is still possible to see today.  A experienced tour guide will arrange to meet you for collection at your centrally located accommodation at 09.00 am, to begin the days adventure.

Signal Hill Park

The tour will then begin at Signal Hill Park with a short uphill 15 minute walk to the top will give you the best view of Old Town Qingdao. Its the best viewpoint to get a birds-eye view of red-roofed villas and greenery.  Your guide will point out the famous landmarks, many of which we will explore in the walking tour.

Walking Tour of Old City
Although the Germans were only in Qingdao for 15 years, they left behind numerous examples of European-Like buildings, which have been preserved for visitors. To explore these, a 2 hour walking tour will begin from Signal Hill. 
Just a short walk to the first stop is the ex- German Governors Mansion, one of the finest examples of colonial-era architecture, with its distinctive Art-Nouveau style. Built at a extravagant price in 1903, its opulence is still on show - we will take a 30 minute tour of the mansion.  

Shortly after, we will walk towards the Protestant Church, built in 1908, the picturesque church has a simple yet beautiful design. It's also has a still-working clock mechanic dated 1909. Finally, in the center of the Old Town is St Michael's Cathedral, iconic for its 60 meter spires, forming part of Qingdao's skyline. Surrounded by cobbled roads, the site is popular with local newly weds - everyday its possible to see dozens of wedding photo-shoots. . 

Think its time for a lunch break!  Lunch will be at Pi Chai Yuan local market. Here you'll find an array of interesting and diverse food offerings, and gives an authentic Qingdao dining experience.

Beer Brewery Tour
The biggest legacy of German rule was no doubt the introduction of the famed Tsingdao Brewary! So,  after lunch we will visit the site for a tour of its museum, where there will be free tasters if desired. The museum tells the  story of the popularity of this international renowned beer, and will take around 1 hour.

Badaguan 
Lastly, a short drive to Badaguan - 8 Passes neighborhood, an area famed for its coastal location and elegantly designed buildings and roads. The Germans created a coastal resort area for rest and relaxation, and invited guests from all around the world - which explains the array of unique and international architecture on sight. Influences from over 25 regions are visible, ranging from Russian Castle-like 'Huashi Lou' to a Danish 'Princess Palace'. The neighborhood is often named one of the most beautiful in whole of China!

Delve into the history of German-Era Qingdao, and it’s lasting legacy of finely preserved architecture, spa neighbourhood’s and of course the introduction of Tsingtao Beer.

The tour starts atop Signal Hill, to get the best view of Qingdao Old Town, and proceeds to a Walking Tour of the Old Town showcasing the  Gothic-style 60 meter tall St Michael's Cathedral, 120 year old Protestant Church and Bavarian styled Old Governors Mansion, with a lunch stop at a local food market. 

After lunch, it’s time to learn about the Tsingtao Beer Brewery, which is the perfect place to sample the freshest Tsingtao Beer - the brewery was established by the Germans. 

Finally the tour takes in Badaguan neighborhood, a spa village beside the seaside with its international inspired architecture. 

The full tour will take approx. 7 hours and will be with a experienced guide to offer a personalized service