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Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :All seasons

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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Traveling by high speed train to Pingyao Ancient Town from the capital, this trip is easily enjoyable. Ideal for Expats and layover travelers in Beijing


  • Pingyao Ancient Town close-up visit
  • High speed train travel experience
  • Hotel with unique style in Pingyao

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing to Taiyuan by Train No. G605 (Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station - Taiyuan Railway Station) Dep 10:15 - Arr 13:07
  • Activities: Train station Transfer (Beijing), Train station Transfer (Taiyuan), Our guide and driver will escort you from Taiyuan to Pingyao
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Yunjincheng Folk Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Hongshanyi Guesthouse 4-star hotel  |  Dejuyuan Inn 3-star hotel

This morning, your Beijing tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or home and take you to the train station. A high speed train will take you out of Beijing, heading to Taiyuan.

In Taiyuan, China Travel's professional tour guide will escort you to Pingyao. Check in upon arrival.


- Smart Tips:

  • One of the best things of booking a tour is that much time and trouble will be saved from arranging land transfer and accommodation on your own.
  • The high speed train to Taiyuan leaves at 1015 and arrives at 1307.
  • The drive from Taiyuan to Pingyao takes about 1.5 hours depending on the traffic.

    Day 2 Pingyao
    • Activities: Pingyao Ancient Town, The Mingqing Street, The Rishengchang Draft Bank, Ancient City Wall
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Chengyifeng Folk-Style Hotel
    • Hotels: Yunjincheng Folk Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Hongshanyi Guesthouse 4-star hotel  |  Dejuyuan Inn 3-star hotel


    Honored as one of the best preserved ancient towns in China, Pingyao Ancient Town keeps the history alive. Today you will spend a whole day at this great town. You will visit Rishengchang Draft Bank, the first bank in China dating back to 1644. Later, have lunch in a famous old restaurant.

    Dedicate your afternoon to Ancient Mingqing Street and Ancient City Wall.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The major color tone in Pingyao Ancient Town is black and dark green. White shirt or light-colored clothes might cause overexpose while taking photos.
  • Tap water in Pingyao is pumped up from wells that are mostly over 200-meter-deep, thus the boiled water you drink at the hotel or retsuarant is a bit salty. We suggest you drink bottled water if you don't like the taste. (FYI, Nongfu Spring is one of the best brands for bottled water.)
  • There are many stores and vendors selling Pingyao Beef and claim themselves to be the most authentic. How to spot good beef? Make sure you buy the beef that is pink but not red and bagged in kraftpaper bags. Guanyun is one of the best brands to choose.


  • Day 3 Pingyao
    • Activities: Wang Family Courtyard, Shuanglin Temple
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Yunjincheng Folk Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Hongshanyi Guesthouse 4-star hotel  |  Dejuyuan Inn 3-star hotel

    Aging about 1,500 years old, Shuanglin Temple is known for its well-presvered clay sculptures and color paintings. Later, you will visit the impressive Wang Family's Grand Courtyard.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The drive from Pingyao to Shuanglin Temple is within  30 minutes, to Wang Family's Grand Courtyard is within one hour.
  • Pingyao Ancient Town

    Day 4 Taiyuan to Beijing by Train No. G610 (Taiyuan Railway Station - Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station) Dep 14:38 - Arr 17:24
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Pingyao to Taiyuan, Train station Transfer (Taiyuan), Train station Transfer (Beijing)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: No

    Our tour guide will escort you back to Pingyao, where you will take a high speed train back to Beijing.

    Your Beijing tour guide will take you back to your hotel or home.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The high speed train to Beijing leaves at 1438 and arrives at 1724.
  • Please note: If you are going to take a flight when you are back in Beijing, you shall arrange your own transfer to the airport. If you need our service, the price is 40 USD / Person based on a group of 2 travelers.

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    from US $549 p/p

    Price details

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.