Train tour Beijing-Datong-Pingyao-Xian

Duration: 6 Days
Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Datong, Pingyao, Xian
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Tour Highlights

Train tour in the northern China, The combinations of Capital Beijing, traditional Datong, township Pingyao and ancient Xian is a perfect choice, This trip was rewarded as the Top Incentive and Cultural Program in 2011.

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Day  1  Beijing  

Take a taxi by yourself to the Beijing West Train station for the train (soft sleeper class, 4 berths in one compartment) to Datong. Train No.: K615 (leave Beijing at 15h40, arrive Datong at 21h45). Upon arrival at Datong railway station, pickup by our English speaking tour guide and drive to your hotel. (The train ticket Beijing/Datong will be delivered to your hotel in Beijing in advance)

Day  2  Datong   (B,L)

Drive 7km to visit Yungang Grottoes in the morning. Drive for 1 hour from Datong to see Hanging Temple and Wooden Pogoda in Yingxian county (75km south of Datong). It takes about 8 hours for today's sightseeing.

Day  3  Datong, Pingyao   (B)

Take K7807 to Pingyao(leave Datong at 07h45, arrive Pingyao at 15h06). Pick up at Pingyao railway station and transfer to the hotel. Visit Pingyao ancient town for the rest of the day.

Day  4  Pingyao   (B,L)

Continue our tour in Pingyao Ancient town, then drive to visit Shuanglin Temple, continue our driving to Taiyuan, visit Chang Family's Compound on the way. Later we'll drive to Taiyuan railway station for the train (soft sleeper class, 4 berths in one compartment) to Xian.

Day  5  Xian   (B,L)

Upon arrival at Xian railway station in the morning, pickup by our English speaking tour guide and drive to hotel to freshup and have breakfast. Afterward start our tours in Xian.

Day  6  Xian   (B,L)

Continue our tours in Xian. Later today you will be transferred to airport for flight to next destination.

Package Details

Tour Package Includes:

-- City transfers by train for soft seat class: Beijing to Datong.
-- City transfers by overnight train for soft sleeper class: Datong to Pingyao, Taiyuan to Xian.
-- Accommodations in Datong, Pingyao, Xian: Deluxe hotels are 4 star, superior hotels are 3 star.
-- Private escorted tours in with service of English Speaking tour guide.
-- Private land transfers by air-conditioned company coach.
-- All entrance fees of attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
-- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for western breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.
-- Need an incentive program for more than 10 persons?  Contact us to get a better discount.

Tour Package Excludes:

-- Other optional tours and activities in Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, Xian.
-- Insurance.
-- Flight arriving Beijing and departing Xian.   
-- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, telephone bill, laundry etc.
-- Other tours & meals not mentioned in the itineraries.
-- Gratuities to service staffs. Please read our "Tipping Policy".

Tipping Policy in China

Dear Sara,

We are at home in Germany again since one hour and it is time to thank you for your perfect organisation. Everything you promissed happened without any delay. You made a great job! The only missing we feel is your face. We never met you and never we got a picture. Perhaps you are wiiling to send a photo from yourself.

The trip through China was exiting and we made many experiences. Nevertheless our "chinese" son means we had no chance to see behind the fences and faces. And we wouldn't understand your culture. But perhaps we got a little touch and feel about your unbelievabel country, people, minorities, landscapes, towns and their developments etc. And when our son will stay in China - and it seems so - than we will come back soon. So again: Thank you for your patient and the excellent organisation. Very kind regards

Customer:Cristof ReiserUpdate Date: Friday, 18 October 2013

Dear Nancy, We enjoined our trip in Shanxi, the van very good, the driver and the guide good. The food: In cities the breakfast were very good. The breakfast in the Flower hotel in the mountains is still before the cultural revolution. The food is fair, but the atmosphere and the dining time (6:00 to 08:00). The breakfast in Pingyao bad. The lunch in Datong very poor, dish of earth egg with rice (10 RMB per lunch?) The lunches on Friday 13.7 and Sunday 15.7 very good. The lunch in Pingyao on Monday 16.7 poor (10RMB?). The lunch in Pingyao on Tuesday 17.7 fair (15 RMB?). I also enjoined exchanging emails with you and with Libby. Thank you and thank Libby.

Customer:DavidUpdate Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Hi Nancy
Thank you too for all your organization and help with our wonderful holiday in China. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed everywhere we went.

Beijing – Our guide, Bonnie, had good English and great knowledge of the places we went too. She was wonderful in taking my husband for a massage as he was suffering from a very sore neck. She also put us right into the correct carriage on the train and asked the guard to advise us when we were coming into Datong. Our driver was very good and we enjoyed our time with them both. Unfortunately, due to the holiday, Beijing sights were very crowded but we still enjoyed ourselves. We loved The Temple of Heaven, with all the older Chinese citizens, who responded to us so warmly . The hotel was very good and the food at the hotel and the lunches were very good too. My only negative comment on Beijing would be that I think the Hutong Company used was not good. We walked on our final day around the Back Lake where another Hutong Company were taking people around and I think the area around the Back Lake is much nicer place to go.

Datong and Pingyao – Our guide Anna was there to meet us when we arrived at the station. She was waiting right next to our carriage. The hotel in Datong was very good. Our driver was very good too. Anna also had good knowledge and her English was good too. We loved the places we went to and enjoyed the town of Pingyao. The food at the Guest House was excellent. Overall the food was good. We noted other Guest Houses in Pingyao and wondered how you chose the one you did. Anna took us to the plane.

Customer:PeterUpdate Date: Friday, 13 July 2012

Good Morning Sara, I did pay the additional money this morning at 7:15am. We enjoyed the tour very much yesterday. Chen was excellent & delightful!?I wanted to let you know I was not upset with Chen for calling late, I just wanted to be sure I did not misunderstand since I was asleep. Regards,

Customer:KathyUpdate Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012