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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.

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Xian Pingyao 2 Day Highspeed Train Tour

Overview:
Tour Code: XAST-09 
Destinations: Pingyao Ancient City + Qiao Family Courtyard
Duration: 2 Days ( starting from and back to Xian )
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price: Starting from US$ 185
Customizable: Yes

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Day By Day Itinerary
Day 01
Xian Pingyao

Pick up from your hotel in Xian and take the 3-hour morning high speed train for Pingyao. Arrival at Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station, met by our English speaking tour guide and transferred to Pingyao.  

Before getting to Pingyao Ancient City, you are arranged to have a side trip to Qiao Family Courtyard. The fame of Qiao Family Courtyard is linked to the Chinese film director - Zhangyimou. Zhang Yimou is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and one-time cinematographer. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with the film Red Sorghum. In 1992, he made a film named "Raise the Red Lanterns", nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. From then on, Qiao Family Courtyard has been receiving hundreds and thousands of tourists all year round.

Qiao Family Courtyard

After Qiao Family Courtyard, move on to Pingyao Ancient City. Check-in at our pre-arranged lodging in Pingyao. There are lots of eateries in Pingyao including the yummy food in your guesthouse and easy for you to arrange your own lunch and dinner at affordable prices. 

Late afternoon tour begins with 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, and 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. Back to your hotel in Pingyao.

Rishengchang Exchange Shop

Meals: No
Hotel: Yes
Day 02
Pingyao Xian

After breakfast, continue to visit Pingyao in the morning. First 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. At the end of your Pingyao tour, you are transferred to Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station for the 3-hour afternoon high speed train back to Xian. Met and transfer to your hotel in Xian.

County Government Office

Meals: Hotel breakfast
Hotel: No

Price List for this tour (Price per person in US dollars)
Travelling Party Class A Class B
2 persons $270 $245
3-5 persons $250 $220
6-9 persons $225 $200
10 persons up $210 $185
Single room supplement $55 $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)
Pingyao The Kylin Grand Hotel or same class Harmony Guesthouse or same class

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Price inclusion:
1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use
2.Xian - Pingyao - Xian Highspeed Trains ( second class )
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 customizable.
  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


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