S-BJ13: 3 Days Private Datong Tour from Beijing

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Day 1 Beijing - Datong
Today, you will take a soft sleeper train for about 7 hours from Beijing to Datong by yourself. We will book the train tickets and deliver them to your hotel in advance. Upon arrival in Datong, your private guide will pick you up at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel for a two-night stay.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Yungang Meigao Hotel
Day 2 Datong
Yungang Grottoes
Yungang Grottoes
After breakfast, you will visit one of the four greatest grottoes in China, Yungang Grottoes. Situated to the west of Datong City, Yungang Grottoes were carved on the southern foot of the mountain, stretching for about one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the east to the west. There are altogether 252 niches and 51,000 vivid Buddha statues, representing the splendid Buddhist grotto art of China between the 5th and 6th century. Then you will visit another amazing attraction, the Hanging Monastery. Constructed about 1,500 years ago during the late Northern Wei Dynasty, the Hanging Monastery, as the name suggests, was enchased in the cliff of the mountain. Although 1,500 years has passed, 40 halls of the monastery stand there solidly and firmly.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Datong Exit
Hanging Monastery
Hanging Monastery
This morning, you will first visit Huayan Monastery. It is a huge temple complex with many shrines, well restored pavilions and a beautiful garden. Here you could get a good view of the city from a wooden tower inside the complex. Then take a look at the Nine-Dragon Screen. This is the oldest and largest screen wall in China. With more than 600 years history, the colorful painted carvings still bring the dragons to life vividly. After that, a private transfer will take you to the railway station and your pleasant China tour ends here.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Train fare of Beijing/Datong
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Greg from UKRAINE | Mar. 13, 2019 21:06Reply
Beijing 144-Hour Visa breakdown
Hello. If arrive afternoon then stay 5 nights in a hotel, there is not way this would be over 144 hours? Does anyone know exactly how its calculated?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hector | Mar. 14, 2019 01:08

From 00:01 on the day following entry. Five nights won't take you over 144 hours.
Asked by umang from USA | Sep. 12, 2018 02:52Reply
how to do international to international transfer in beijing airport both flights are airchina
I have flight from lax to mumbai through beijing. I have only 1.5 hts to transfer on beijing airport.
I am very worry how i will do it as very few people spead in beijing.
How airchina will help me in transfer after i land in beijing did they provide bus and did they have any special notification on bus about where the passanger will go.
If anyone has done international to international transfer please let me know the detail procedure with airchina.
Answers (1)
Answered by Zoey | Sep. 12, 2018 18:52

First, you need to confirm whether your flight is a connecting flight. If it is a connecting flight, your luggage will be directly transferred, which can save some time. Then you may follow the instruction at the airport to make the transfer. For more information, I suggest you consult the airline company and reconfirm.
Asked by umang from USA | Sep. 11, 2018 17:23Reply
is 1:30 min sufficient to transit at Beijing Capital Airport?
I am traveling from lax to mumb through BJ through Airchina.
Both my flight are airchina.
My concern is i just have 1:30 min time for transit for my next airchina flight to mumbai.
Is this time is sufficient and please let me know the procedure for transit.
I am also concern that is the staff knows english or not on airport.
Answers (3)
Answered by James from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 11, 2018 19:27

If you don't need to transfer in different terminals, then your time is sufficient if you hurry up. The transfer procedure are as follow:

STEP1:Flight Arrival

STEP2:Transfer Procedures

STEP3:Border Inspection

STEP4:Security Check

STEP5:Custom Inspection

STEP6:Flight Waiting and Boarding

Yes, most of the staff can understand English.
Answered by umang from USA | Sep. 12, 2018 02:41

can you please let me know how i will go the airchina will help me in going on the right way after i arrive at the airport.
When i will land on beijing is the bus will come for pickup and did they will say that where should i go for international to international transfer.
Answered by James | Sep. 13, 2018 19:05

Upon landing, there are clear English signs at the airport that can help you find directions.
The transfer area will have some staff that can help you a lot.

In addition, do you mean the free airport terminal buses? If yes, you can wait for the bus at T1: outside Gate 7 F1, T2: outside Gate 7 F1, T3: Gate 5 F1 and the bus route is as follow:Gate 5 F1 of T.3 -> Departure floor of T2 -> Departure floor of T1 -> Gate 7 of Arrival floor of T2 -> Gate 7 Arrival floor of T1 -> Departure floor of T3.

You can tell the staff where you wanna go. They will remind you when you arrive at your terminal building.
Asked by Sean from USA | Mar. 29, 2018 16:21Reply
Could I get taxi from forbidden city to Yanqi Lake conference center, what would fare be?
Answers (1)
Answered by James from CANADA | Mar. 29, 2018 21:57

Yes, you can and the fare is around 230yuan.
Asked by Kelly Meissgeier from USA | Jan. 09, 2018 16:47Reply
144 Hour Free Transit Visa work for both for layovers too and from my destination?
I am a US citizen traveling through PEK on my way to S Korea. I am planning on staying one night in PEK on my way to INC, and one night in PEK on my way back to the US two weeks later. Will I need a visa for that, or will I be covered under the 144 Hour Free Transit Visa, even though its over two layovers?
Answers (1)
Answered by Brace from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 09, 2018 20:33

For your first journey: US-Beijing-Yinchuan-S Korea: If the whole stay in the country is within 24h, you can enjoy 1 24h visa free transit. If not, you need to get a visa in advance.
For the second journey: S Korea-Beijing-US, you can enjoy the 144h visa free transit.
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