Pingyao Tour from BeijingPingyao Tour

Days 2
Destination 1
Experiences 10

Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, Adventure, At a Glance

Pingyao is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and for good reason. This stunning walled city has been impeccably well preserved and contains some of China's most fascinating historical buildings.

After stepping off the bullet train from Beijing, you'll first have a chance to explore Pingyao's ancient city walls. Inside the city walls, pedestrians rule; the absence of cars means a stroll around the city streets is a much calmer and more laid-back experience than walking anywhere else in China!

Once you have a ticket for the city you can visit many of its most popular historical sights, including the Confucian Temple and the Ancient County Government Office. History fanatics will also love the Rishengchang Exchange Shop, considered the first draft bank in China's history.

Your guided tour in Pingyao will include visits to the underground military complex of Zhangbi Castle and Shuanglin Temple with its beautiful Buddhist statues. Your visit will also feature lots of delicious meals that showcase the unique flavors of Shanxi cuisine.

Simply ask one of our travel agents if you would like to make any changes to this tour package, as any itinerary can be modified to suit your preferences.

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Pingyao Tour from Beijing Map
  • Transfer to Beijing Train Station – bullet train to Pingyao, around 4 hours, 250-350 km/h
  • Pickup at Pingyao Train Station
  • Lunch – Shanxi cuisine
  • Ancient Government Office – the largest and best-preserved ancient county government office in China
  • Mingqing Pedestrian Street – walk along this ancient street and experience the day-to-day life of Pingyao
  • Overnight – Pingyao

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Accommodation – if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your agent know
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Other personal expenses (laundry, extra hotel services, etc.)

Notes

  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to include, simply let your agent know
  • Prices vary according to your date of travel and any special requests you might have. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
  • For tour booking terms and conditions, please read our Terms of Service

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