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Pingyao Tour from Shanghai

4-Day, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Private Tour (CT-SH-8)

Pingyao Tour from Shanghai
Pingyao Tour from Shanghai


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Going deep into Pingyao's history and culture, a break from the bustling city of Shanghai.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Shanghai to Taiyuan, Taiyuan to Pingyao (Flight FM9163 0810 - 1010)

Destinations & activities: Land transfer

This morning, your Shanghai 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 Shanghai, 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.
  • Meals: None


    Day 2


    Pingyao Tour from Shanghai

    Destinations & activities: Pingyao Ancient Town, Rishengchang Draft Bank, Ancient Mingqing Street and Pingyao Ancient City Wall

    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.


  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Dejuyuan Restaurant


    Day 3


    Wang Family's Grand Courtyard
    Wang Family's Grand Courtyard is located about 20km outside Pingyao Ancient Town

    Destinations & activities: Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family's Grand Courtyard

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch


    Day 4

    Pingyao to Taiyuan, Taiyuan to Shanghai (Flight MU2404 1345 - 1335)

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer

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

    Upon arriva, our Shanghai tour guide will take you back to your hotel or home.


    Meals: Breakfast



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    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.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
    • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
    • For Cancellation Refunds, please click here.

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    Tour Highlights

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

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