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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

Karenkatz,
Westborough, Massachusetts
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Beijing Pingyao 4 Day Overnight Train Tour
Overview:
Tour Code: SHXP-03
Destinations: Pingyao Ancient City + Zhangbi Underground Castle &
Underground
Duration: 4 Days ( starting from and back to Beijing )
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price: Starting from US$ 270
Customizable: Yes
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 01
Beijing Pingyao (overnight train )

Pick up from your hotel in Beijing and take the evening train train for Pingyao. Overnight night on train ( 4-bed cabin ).

Meals: No
Hotel: 4-bed cabin on train
Day 02
Pingyao Zhangbi Wang's Family Courtyard Pingyao

Arrival at Pingyao Railway Station in the early morning, met and transferred to your hotel in the walled ancient city of Pingyao. After breakfast, drive south about 60km for Wang's Family Courtyard. Wang's Family Courtyard was once one of the richest family in Shanxi Province, very successful business man. It has hundreds of rooms to meet family needs. People are especially amazed by the architecture of the huge courtyard house from 300 years ago. Also from family city wall, you can see some old cave dwelling under the wall.

Wang's Family Courtyard

After Wang's Family Courtyard, continue to drive north 20km to the restaurant by Zhangbi Village. You will have lunch in the local restaurant with yummy local foods on your own. After lunch, walk into Zhangbi Village to visit the ancient tunnels and the old village itself popularly known as Zhangbi Underground Castle. The Village has the oldest and longest tunnels in all China. With three sides facing gullies, one leaning on the mountains, Zhangbi Village was once an military fortified village with esily guided and difficultly attacked. After Zhangbi Underground Castle, back to Pingyao.

Zhangbi Villag

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Hotel: No
Day 03
Pingyao Beijing (Overnight Train)

After breakfast, visit the Mingqing Street. Ming and Qing Street, also called Nanda Jie (South Avenue). It is one of the busy and interesting streets in which to experience ancient Chinese culture. It is 440 long, Ming and Qing Street used to be the commercial center of Pingyao ancient city.

Ming and Qing Street

Then visit the Ancient City Wall of Pingyao City. The city of Pingyao is one of the four remaining well-preserved ancient cities in China. The city wall has a perimeter of 6.4 kilometers and is over 12 meters high and 3.5 meters wide.

Ancient City Wall of Pingyao City

Continue to visit the Rishengchang Exchange Shop. It is the earliest bank in China, first opened in the 18th century. Rishengchang was the first money exchange shop in the history of China.

 Rishengchang Exchange Shop

After lunch,visit Armed Escort Company Museum. It offers an eye-opening armed escort in protecting commerce. Cash moving from one area needed the armed escort firm to thwart thieving hands.

Armed Escort Company Museum

Finally visit County Government Office, an ancient city hall and law court. After the Pingyao tour, then transfer to Pingyao Railway Station for overnight train K610 (20:42 - next day 6:01 ) to Beijing. Overnight on train ( 4-bed cabin ) 

County Government Office

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Hotel: Yes
Day 04
Arrival at Beijing

Arrival at Beijing Railway Station, met and transferred to your hotel in Beijing 

Meals: No
Hotel: No

Price List for this tour (Price per person in US dollars)
Travelling Party Class A Class B Class C
2 persons $380 $355 $350
3-5 persons $350 $330 $325
6-9 persons $320 $300 $295
10 persons up $300 $275 $270
Single room supplement $55 $35 $30
Remark:
1.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.
2.Please avoid visiting Pingyao during Chinese public holidays ( Spring Festival, May 01- 03 and October 01 - 08 ). To visit Pingyao during the Chinese public holidays, you are kindly requested to contact us for new quotes since all the hotels and guesthouses will raise their rates about 120%!

Hotels in Use for this tour :
City Class A (Mattress Beds) Class B ( Stone Kang Beds) Class C (Stone Kang Beds)
Pingyao The Kylin Grand Hotel
or same class
Harmony Guesthouse
or same class
Harmony Guesthouse
or Zhengjia Guesthouse

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Price inclusion:
1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use
2.Beijing - Pingyao - Beijing overnight train ( soft sleepers )
3.Entrance fees as mentioned
4.Private car or van with English speaking guide
5.The prices above are based two persons sharing one room
6.The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
  Price exclusion:
1.Gratuities for your tour guide and driver
2.Lunch and dinner
3.Travel insurance for your coverage of injury or accident

Travel Tips:
Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and pay attention to the climate in Pingyao

Tour Code:
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