Pingyao & Yuncheng: Shanxi Highlights (Private)

Private Tour:  USD 603 - 2133
Duration: 5 Days(need to book 5 days in advance)
Location: Taiyuan
Available From:  Dec 17, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014

Description

Explore some of the highlights of Shanxi Province on this five-day tour featuring stays in Pingyao and Yuncheng. The tour starts at Jinci Temple garden. Believed to be as old as 1,500 years, it features 43 colored clay statues, a 3,000 year old cypress tree, and a marble stone bridge. At the Chang Family Compound you’ll discover a splendid residential complex built during the Qing Dynasty, paid for by the family’s successful tea exporting business. On day two you’ll explore Pingyao, the best-preserved walled city in China. The next morning you’ll visit two temples, Shuanglin Temple, famous for its colorful statues, and Guangsheng Temple, featuring one of China's most exquisite glazed tile pagoda. On day four you’ll stop by Guandi Temple, built to enshrine the famous hero Guanyu of the Three Kingdom period. Next, you’ll travel to the Yellow River, to see the Grand Iron Bulls sculptures, originally part of a floating bridge that sunk and was forgotten to time. Then you’ll visit Diyinyuan, where you’ll see cave dwellings typical of the area. Finally, you’ll visit the Taoist Yongle Palace in Ruicheng. Built during the Yuan Dynasty, it is famous for its collection of Taoist frescoes and murals.
Pingyao & Yuncheng: Shanxi Highlights (Private)
Location: Taiyuan
  • N°  travelers
  • Price/person
  • 1 person
  • USD 2133
  • 2-5 people
  • USD 1153
  • 6-9 people
  • USD 661
  • 10(+) people
  • USD 603
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Start times: between 08:00 and 10:00
  • Pick-up point: Taiyuan Airport
  • Frequency: Daily
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Itinerary

Place a check mark next to Shanxi on your China travel list with this attraction-packed tour. This premium tour offers comfortable private transportation for you and your private group from Taiyuan to Xi’an, stopping in Pingyao and Yuncheng along the way. You’ll be able to relax and leave all the details to your English-speaking guide. In Pingyao you’ll stay in a folk-style four-star hotel and in Yuncheng, a five-star hotel. With all entrance tickets and daily breakfast buffet and lunches included, there’s nothing left for you to do but enjoy the sights!
Times shown in the schedule are for your reference only.

Day 1
Step 1: Meet your guide at Taiyuan Airport.
Step 2: Drive to Jinci Temple. (50mins)
Step 3: Sightseeing at Jinci Temple. (2hrs)
Step 4: Lunch at local restaurant. (1hr)
Step 5: Drive to the Chang Family Compound. (1hr)
Step 6: Visit the Chang Family Compound. (2hrs 30mins)
Step 7: Drive to Pingyao. (1hr)
Step 8: Drop-off at your hotel in Pingyao.

Day 2
Step 1: Pick-up at your hotel.
Step 2: Visit Pingyao Ancient City.
Step 3: Lunch at a local restaurant.
Step 4: Continue sightseeing in Pingyao.
Step 5: Drop-off at your hotel.

Day 3
Step 1: Check-out of hotel and pick-up by guide and driver.
Step 2: Drive to Shuanglin Temple. (25mins)
Step 3: Sightseeing at Shuanglin Temple. (1hr)
Step 4: Drive to Guangsheng Temple. (2hrs)
Step 5: Visit Guangsheng Temple. (2hrs)
Step 6: Late lunch at local restaurant. (1hr)
Step 7: Drive to Yuncheng. (2hrs)
Step 8: Check-in to your Yuncheng hotel.

Day 4
Step 1: Pick-up at your hotel.
Step 2: Drive to Guandi Temple. (50mins)
Step 3: Visit Guandi Temple. (2hrs)
Step 4: Drive to Yellow River Grand Iron Bulls site. (1hr 30mins)
Step 5: Lunch at local restaurant. (1hr)
Step 6: Sightseeing at the Yellow River Grand Iron Bulls site. (2hrs)
Step 7: Drive to Diyinyuan. (1hr)
Step 8: Visit Diyinyuan. (45mins)
Step 9: Drop-off at your hotel.

Day 5
Step 1: Check-out of hotel and pick-up by guide and driver.
Step 2: Drive to Yongle Palace. (1hr 30mins)
Step 3: Sightseeing at Yongle Palace. (2hrs)
Step 4: Lunch at local restaurant. (1hr)
Step 5: Drive to Xi'an. (4hrs)
Step 6: Drop-off at your Xi'an hotel.

Included In Tour Price

1. Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
2. Air-conditioned private car, van, or coach depending on group size
3. English-speaking tour guide
4. Admission tickets to the main entrance of scenic spots listed in the above itinerary
5. Travel agency liability insurance
6. Lunches and buffet breakfasts
7. Hotel accommodation (two nights in a 4-star folk-style PIngyao hotel, two nights in a 5-star Yuncheng hotel).
8. Accommodation in twin share, single room supplyment: 150 dollars.

Not Included In Tour Price

1. All additional fees not listed as included in tour price will be the responsibility of the travelers
2. Individual travel insurance
3. Tips/gratuities for the guide and driver
4. Dinners
5. Entrance tickets for extra scenic areas not included in main admission
6. Hotel accommodation in Xi'an
 

Notes

1. The times listed above may vary due to factors outside the control of the tour guide and driver (e.g. traffic or weather conditions)
2. Children younger than age 3 may participate for free
3. Your tour guide will reconfirm the departure time with you one day before your tour starts
4. A 10% tip/gratuity for the guide and driver is encouraged for quality service
 

Terms And Conditions

This activity can be changed or canceled without penalty at any time prior to 72 hours before the date at which the activity is scheduled to commence. If you cancel between 72 and 24 hours before the date at which the activity is scheduled to commence, you are entitled to a refund of 80%. If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the date at which the activity is scheduled to commence, you are entitled to a refund of 70%.

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