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Beijing-Datong-Pingyao old Town-Xi'an

Take a tour to meet with the Central China as it were in the ancient dynasties – Beijing, Datong, Pingyao and Xi'an.You will be impressed by all the sites you will see during this trip.


 See the highlight attractions in Beijing- Tiananmen SquareForbidden CityTemple of Heaven, Summer Palace 
 Hike the most beautiful section of the Great Wall - the Mutianyu Great Wall
Take a pedicab to explore the hutongs, old part of Beijing, Old Courtyard and Drum Tower 
Have an outside look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, a magic for the 2008 Olympic Games
Enjoy Chinese acrobatic  Show or Kong Fu show in the evening  
Program --lunch with the local family in their hutong home 

 See the highlight attractions in Datong and Pingyao- Yungang GrottoesHanging Monastery ,Piingyao Old Town.
 Walk along the old  streets and  old town ,explore the buildings and temples in Pingyao

See the highlight attractions in Xi'an- Terra-Cotta Army,City WallBig Wild Goose Pagoda and Da Ci'en Temple  in Xian and Great Mosque  in Xian.

Visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the legendary army of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses in Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s subterranean tomb.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the City Wall which protected Xi’an’s inhabitants from its invaders
Explore the famous Muslim Quarter and street
Enjoy the famous--Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a must-see performance in Xi'an for travelers all over the world, is a well designed performance of the traditional Chinese music and dance

Enjoy 7 Chinese lunches +1 peking duck dinner in Beijing +Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance in Xi’an
Transportatin between cities
Helpful and knowledgeable private English speaking tour guide
Enjoy Private air-condtioned vehicle and airport transfer

Arrival at Beijing

On arrival in Beijing, you will be met by our  Driver and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free for the rest of the day.

Beijing ( L )

Depart your hotel at 9:00am
Your tour will start from a visit to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world. 
Have an outside look at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, a magic for the 2008 Olympic Games
Lunch in the Local restaurant or  Lunch in the Local family with the homemade lunch
Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tiananmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years
Enjoy the later Chinese amazing Acrobatic show or Kong fu show
Return to hotel around 7pm

Beijing (L)(D) 

Depart your hotel at 8:30am
Heading to the The Mutianyu Great Wall,once arrive at the The Mutianyu Great Wall,you’ll enjoy a less hurried experience and take time to marvel at this wondrous structure and the surrounding hillsides.
Stop at the local restaurant for lunch.
 To the Drum Tower,Watch the Drum beaten performance(the last performance is at 4:50pm) at the Drum tower,then take the rickshaw to explore the local allays,you will visit a local family to see the courtyard as well.Bell tower have an interesting teahouse, if you want to learn the tea culture this is an option   
Peking Duck Dinner at the local restaurant
Return to hotel around 7pm

Beijing- Datong

Depart your hotel at 9:00am
Your exploration begins with a visit  to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven
Stop at the pearl market for 1 hour break bargainning shopping
Lunch in the the local restaurant
Our guie will escort you to the Beijing railway station for your afternoon train to Datong
K615 Depart at 15:36 Arrive Datong at 21:59.(Hard seats)
There are other choices of the train, if you want morning train trip it is ok,we will let you visit the Temple of heaven in the first day, and Summer palace after the Great Wall.
Train number Departs Arrives Duration
K23 Beijing
5 h 59m
K3 Beijing
5 h 59m
K43A Beijing
6 h 29m
K43B Beijing
6 h 29m
K615 Beijing
6 h 23m

Our driver in Datong will pick you up from the train station,drop you off at your hotel in Datong(for hotel recommendation please contact us
There are two overnight trains if you want 
Train number Departs Arrives Duration
1136/1133 Beijing West
6 h 16m
2602/2603 Beijing
6 h 19m


Depart your hotel at 9am 
Then  heading to the Yungang Grottoes,The three main sites in China that are famous for their stone sculpture are Dunhuang, Longmen and Yungang. Among these, the Yungang grottoes are considered first among equals, for their tremendous size, their ancient history, and their relatively complete state of preservation. In 1961, the State Council of China declared this a National Key Cultural Relics Protected Unit, and in 2001 the site was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.Fifty-three grottoes remain at Yungang today, with some 51,000 statues. The tallest among these is 17 meters high, the smallest is only a few centimeters. Carving techniques build on and further develop the traditional arts of the Qin and Han dynasties, but also absorb and merge into these the artistic traditions of both India and western regions
Stop at a local restaurant for lunch 
Move on to  the Hanging Monastery(around 1.5 hours driving). the Hanging Monastery of Hengshan Mountain is one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architectural complex. The monastery is also the only one built in honor to Sakyamuni, Laozi, and Confucius, who are founders of Buddism, Taoism and Confucianism respectively.The monastery is founded during the Northern Wei period (386-584) in the 6th century, boasting a history of over 1,400 years. An architectural complex was built on the base of the natural hollows and outcrops along the contour of the cliff. Over 40 halls and pavilions within an area of 152.5 square meters are connected each other by corridors, bridges, boardwalks. They are evenly distributed and well balanced in height. Inside the monastery are over 80 statues; some are cast with bronze, some with iron, some with clay and some are carved out of stone. Founders of Buddhism , Taoism and Confucianism are living friendly and harmoniously with each other.
Heading to the Pingyao old town, it is around 4 hours by highway.
Tranfer to your hotel in Pingyao old town

Pingyao-Overnight train to Xi'an(L)
Depart your hotel at 9:00am,please check out before the guide meet you
First you will visit the sights of the Pingyao 's city Wall.The Ancient City of Pingyao is well-preserved traditional counties as well as an outstanding example of a Han city of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). It provides an extraordinary complete picture of cultural, social, economic, and religious development during one of the most seminal periods of Chinese history.
Continue visit the visiting the most beautiful and most interesting temple(City God Temple,Chenghuang Miao)First bank of China(Rishengchang Exchange Bank),walk along the Ming and Qing Dynasty Street and the Armed Escort Agency 
In Between you will Stop at a local restaurant for lunch 
Here is the timetable for the overnight train from Pingyao to Xi'an

Trin Number Departs Arrives Duration Seats
2671 00:28 8:56am 8 hours 28 minutes Hard sleeper
1095 20:47 6:54am 10 hours and 7 minutes Soft sleeper
2669 21:46 6:15am 8 hours and 29 minutes Hard sleeper


Our guide in Xi'an will pick you up from the train station and continue the tour 
First you will visit the  Shan Xi History Museum,It is one of the important areas where Chinese nation lived and multiplied; it is also one of the places of the birth and development of Chinese civilization. It was the capital of 13 most glorious dynasties including Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang and so on. The rich cultural legacy and profound cultural heritage formed the Shaanxi unique historical cultural features. Shaanxi History Museum, known as “ancient capital pearl, Chinese treasure house”, is an artistic hall which displays Shaanxi history, culture and Chinese ancient civilization.

Move on to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Da Ci'en Temple,As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Da Ci'en Temple is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists,Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Situated in the Da Ci'en Temple, about four kilometers from the urban center, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The Pagoda was built in the Tang Dynasty to collect Buddhist scriptures.

Have lunch in a local Chinese restaurant

Move on to  the City Wall in Xian.In 1370,during the reign of hongwu,the first Ming emperor,these walls were built on the foundations of the Tang imperial palace,using rammed earth,quicklime,and glutinous rice extract.The 39-ft(12m) high bastions have bases up to 59 ft(18 m)thick.You can either climb up to the Wall to have a spectucalar view of the city or ride a bide along the  city Wall.

At  the end of the tour,our guide will drop you off at your hotel around 5pm


Our guide and driver will meet you at 9:00am
Then  heading to the Army of Terra Cotta Warriors.It was discovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well.The awesome ranks of life-size pottery figures,modeled from yellow clay,were made to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huang,despotic ruuler who unified China over 2,200 years ago.Excavations yielded three pits and over 7,000 soldiers,archers,and horses.Each warrior,originally colored with pigment and holding a weapon,has indiidually crafted expression.The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world's cultural legacies as the UNESCO.

Have lunch in a local Chinese restaurant

Continue to the  Great Mosque. The famous Great Mosque is located in the Muslim Area. For the tourists coming here, the bazaar in the Muslim area is most attractive with a wide area of stalls selling everything. The shopping is  very cheap and some unusual items we will seldom see anywhere else in China. The Great Mosque in Xian is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China

Enjoy the famous--Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, a must-see performance in Xi'an for travelers all over the world, is a well designed performance of the traditional Chinese music and dance
Transfer back to your hotel in Xi'an

The pick up location is in your hotel's lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
If you are travelling between different cities,then once you arrive the destination,get your luggage,walk out the hall then find your name sign.Our guide or driver will be there


It's a heavy itinerary,So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
For the Beijing-Datong,Pingyao to Xi'an overnight Train ,We will purchase the tickets for you,please send us every pessengers passport's photocopy
Tips for the train travel and type of trains please read OUR TIP
A Full payment or a Deposit of 200USD is required for this tour to pay through Paypal.please contact us to send you the invoice.
Each city you will have your own tour guide,when you take the train or plane our guide will not go with you,you are on your own,once you arrive each city,our guide will pick you up from the airport or train station holding your name sign
If you want breakfast or dinner which is no including in the price,just tell our guide,they will help you find the place to eat,please pay your own.

Children's Discount
In China,children's discount are based on height,please let us know your children's height,so we can give you the children's discount accordingly  

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Travelling Party
Beijing-Datong Hard seats
Pingyao-Xi'an soft sleeper 1095

Beijing-Datong Hard seats
Pingyao-Xi'an Hard sleeper 2669/2671
1 Person $2080 $2065
2 Persons $1280 $1265
3 Persons $1090 $1075
4 Persons $945 $930
5 Persons $860 $845
6 Persons $840 $825
7 Persons $820 $805
8 Persons $800 $785
9 Persons $780 $765
10 persons and above Please contact us for detailed quotation

Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
.Entrance fees and meals (L-Lunch) (D=Dinner)as mentioned
Cable car round trip or Ski-lift up and Tobaggan down Tickets
Dragon Boat on the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace(Boat is not running if meet bad weather)
Chinese Acrobatic show VIP Ticket
Tang Dynasty Highlight Dinner and cultural performance in Xi’an
Transportation between city mentioned above

Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Personal cost
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Airport drop off in Xi'an
Travel insurance
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