On this four-day private guided tour from Beijing, see wondrous ancient Chinese architecture in and around the towns of Pingyao and Datong. Learn about the historical and cultural elements of Pingyao's important sites, including the Rishengchang Exchange House and the old city wall. Explore the Wang Family Courtyard, a mansion with lavish classic architecture, and discover the secrets of the Hanging Temple. You'll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes. Throughout your tour, hear interesting facts and tidbits about China's ancient heritage and the significance of these sites from your expert guide.
Venture away from bustling Beijing for four days of classical Chinese history on this private tour to the old towns of Pingyao and Datong with your own private guide. Pingyao is the only city in China that has completely preserved its ancient backdrop and displays no modern influences. Datong is a historical town that dates all the way back to the Han Dynasty. Step back in time as you explore these old cities and see neighboring cultural sites like the Wang Family Courtyard, the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes.
One-way flight from Beijing to Tai Yuan (near Pingyao) and the bullet train ride back to Beijing are both included.
Please see the Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule.
Additional infoConfirmation will be received at time of bookingPlease advise any specific dietary requirements at time of bookingScan of passport including name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants in order to confirm transportation arrangements
A current valid passport is required on the day of travelYou MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the travelerStandard hotel rooms in China contain two single/twin beds; double-occupancy rooms contain two single/twin beds for a maximum of two adults; single-occupancy rooms contain two single/twin bed for a single person
If you book Double Occupancy but need another bed for a child, call the local tour operator after booking to request this, and an additional bed will be put in your room (contact information will be provided on your confirmation voucher)
If you have an odd number of adults in your party, a single-occupancy room must be booked in addition to your double-occupancy room(s)
Seats on the bullet train back to Beijing are soft, adjustable, second-class seats; the air-conditioned bullet train has a restaurant car, bar and restroomsBookings for dates between October 1-7 will be subject to any necessary itinerary adjustments due to the public holiday
ConditionsConditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as: Hotel for pick up Weights for helicopter tours Choice of times for tours Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.Departure dateDailyDeparture time7am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Tour Details Tour w/ Double Occupancy Room
3 nights in a private room with two twin beds in 4-star hotels; two people per room
Tour w/ Single Occupancy Room
3 nights in a private room with two twin beds in 4-star hotels; one person per room