3-Day Unique Pingyao Ancient City Tour from Beijing

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Ancient City Pingyao

3-Day Unique Pingyao Ancient City Tour Highlights

  • Touring the well-preserved Wang Family Compound.
  • Exploring the spectacular ancient city of Pingyao and its cultural heritage.
  • Experiencing the unique accommodation of a guesthouse in Pingyao.

Price Per Person

2 pax3~5 pax6~9 paxSingle supplement
525 USD460 USD393 USD60 USD

 

Notes:
*The above price is not valid in the duration of Spring Festival. Please inquire case by case when you book the tour in the duration.

Services Included:

  • Twin-shared room with breakfast.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • The bulletin train ride with second-class seat, from Beijing to Pingyao, from Pingyao to Beijing.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private experienced English-speaking guide.
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle service as specified in the tour.
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes.
  • Daily mineral water (free of charge).

 

Services Not Included:

  • The domestic flights.
  • The travel insurance.
  • The accommodation in Beijing.
  • The transfer from Beijing Railway station to the hotel in Beijing on Day 3.
  • Chinese visa.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.
  • Other charges not mentioned in the tour.

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Tour Schedule by Day


Day 1 Arrival in Pingyao

Meals: Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner.

Accommodation: Dejuyuan Guesthouse or similar
Beijing-Pingyao, D2001,07:45-12:08 (4 hrs 23 mins)

This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel lobby in Beijing, and transferred to the morning bullet-train to Pingyao. It takes around 4.5 hours one way. Upon arriving in Pingyao, our local tour guide and driver will meet with you at the Pingyao Railway Station.

Lunch will be served at a  local Chinese restaurant.

After lunch, drive to visit the well-preserved Wang Family Compound, which overlooks the historic Jingsheng village. The compound took over 300 years to complete and covers a total area of 250,000 square meters. It consists of 1 street, 5 alleyways, and 6 castles. The compound is an exceptional example of different styles of classical Chinese architecture. After the tour, drive to the guesthouse in Pingyao, enjoy a delicious local Chinese dinner in the town.

Courtyard of Family Wang

Day 2 Pingyao

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner.

Accommodation: Dejuyuan Guesthouse or similar

After breakfast, spend a full day exploring the ancient town. First on the itinerary, is a visit to the magnificent Ancient Wall, one of the best preserved ancient city walls in China. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Pingyao Ancient Town, the city wall is between 8 to 10 meters high, 8 to 12 meters wide at the bottom, and 3 to 6 meters wide in the top. It was an excellent defensive wall in ancient times.

Next, stroll around the Ming and Qing Dynasties Street, the central axis of the most prosperous business center in Pingyao during the Ming and Qing dynasties. This area highlights the cultural heritage of Pingyao Ancient Town.

Next on the itinerary, is the famous Rishenchang Draft Bank. Constructed in 1823 AD during the Qing dynasty, it was the first draft bank in China. Now, it also contains a museum.

The last stop is the former County Government, which was originally built during the North Wei dynasty. The structure was completed during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties. With a total area of 26,000 square meters, it is one of the best preserved ancient county government buildings in China. After the tour, drive back to your hotel.

Ming and Qing Dynasties Street

Day 3 Pingyao-Departure

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will have a free morning to explore on your own in the ancient town. Then you will be transferred to Pingyao Railway Station for the train back to Beijing. Upon arriving in Beijing, you will arrange your own transportation back to your hotel.

Ancient Wall