2-Day Private Tour from Beijing to Pingyao and Xian by Bullet Train
This private 2-day tour offers you an opportunity to take round-way bullet train from Beijing to old town of Pingyao in Shanxi Province for the quick visit to the old town that is a World Heritage Site in China. Attractions in this trip in the old town include Old City Wall of Pingyao, Bank Institutes, Confucius Temple, County Yamun etc. to acquire the first hand expression about Chinese history 200 years ago in the fabulous old town.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Local guide
- Round-trip bullet trains (second class)
- Transport by private vehicle
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
- Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple
What's excluded :
- Food and drinks, unless specified
Day 1: Beijing - Pingyao Via Bullet Train
Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
At 8 am, your guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby in Beijing with a sign saying your name, then transfer you to Beijing West Railway Station to catch a 4-hour bullet train to Pingyao.
Upon arrival in Pingyao, you will be transferred to old town of Piangyao. Pingyao was inscribed in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997, and is now renowned for its city layout from the Ming and Qing dynasties, conforming to a typical bagua pattern. More than 300 sites in or near the city have ancient ruins. Preserved Ming- and Qing-style residences number close to 4,000. The streets and storefronts still largely retain their historical appearance.
Pingyao was the financial center of China in the late Qing Dynasty. During those times, there were as many as 20 financial institutions within the city, comprising more than half of total in the whole country.
You can wander around Old City Wall of Pingyao, Confucius Temple, Rishenchang Bank Institute, Yamun etc. today.
Beef and noodles are very yummy local food, so do not miss opportunity to taste for the dinner time at the local restaurant.
Duration: 4 hours
No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Local nice guesthouse
Day 2: Pingyao - Beijing Via Bullet Train
Stop At: Shuanglin Temple, Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100 China
After hotel breakfast, you will go with your guide to Shuanglin Temple and Zhengguo Temple, you can choose bike to there if you wish. Shuanglin Temple was built in 571 AD during Norther Qi Dynasty. It was inscribed with Old Town of Pingyao and Zhengguo Temple at same on the list of World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. Shuanglin Temple is famous for its colored sculptures about the Buddhism that was made of local clay, some of which were made more than thousand years ago but still preserved very well to view its original spirit.
Then you will be transferred back to the Pingyao Railway Station to catch bullet train back to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be transferred back to your Beijing hotel where the tour concludes.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We also pick up from centrally located Beijing hotel
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- Stroller accessible
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers over 3 years old
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.