S-BJ15: 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing

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Day 1 Beijing to Pingyao by High Speed Train, Visit Ancient City of Pingyao
Qiao Family’s compound
This morning, you will take a high speed train for around 4 hours from Beijing to Pingyao on your own. We will reserve the train tickets for you and deliver them to your hotel beforehand. Upon your arrival, your local tour guide and driver will pick you up at Pingyao railway station and transfer you to the boutique Yide Hotel for a one night's stay. It is a traditional courtyard with 300 years history and locates in the central part of Pingyao. The entire building complex comprises of six yard houses with hand-made fine wood fittings. More than a hotel, it is a place full of arts and culture. You will enjoy your stay here!

In the afternoon, start your Beijing to Pingyao tour package with a visit to the Ancient City of Pingyao. Pinyao was originally built 2,700 years ago and then was expanded about 600 years ago in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), keeping a complete city wall, the old street layout and a group of featured traditional architecture. The essence of Pingyao could be sensed while you are wandering along the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, namely the South Street of the ancient town. Here, you will find about one hundred various kinds of shops opened in old buildings, revealing the prosperous commercial atmosphere created by local merchants hundreds of years ago. Besides, you should also focus on the Temple of the City God, Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Tongxingong Ancient Bank Safeguard. It is worth to mention that Rishengchang is one of the earliest exchange shops in China. Finally, you could climb up and walk around the well-preserved Pingyao City Wall which looks like a giant turtle guarding the ancient town.

Accommodation: Yide Hotel
Day 2 Visit Qiao Family Compound, Depart from Pingyao
Today we will drive you to visit the Qiao's Family Compound, which takes around one hour from Pingyao. It is an ancient castle-like residence complex in north China, constructed by the local Qiao's family from 1756. The compound, covering an area of 4175 square meters (44,939 sq ft), is divided into 6 big courtyards in which there are 20 small courtyards and 313 rooms. The whole complex was built in a shape of double "Xi(喜)" to express their good wishes, as it is a Chinese character which means joy and happiness.  

Nowadays, Qiao Family compound displays more than 5,000 precious cultural relics which reflect the folk customs in Jinzhong area of Shanxi Province. It is also a treasure house to research the local residence, various kinds of brick and wood carvings, as well as delicate murals. 

While your Pingyao tour from Beijing ends, we will see you off at the railway station. We hope you have a pleasant onward journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part 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/Pingyao
  • 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
Questions & Answers
Asked by Lissette Dixon-Corpuz from USA | Jun. 26, 2019 10:37Reply
International Arrival & Departure Procedures at Beijing Capital Airport
I noticed that there are instructions for international "Arrival & Departure Procedures in T3 of PEK." Do you have the same or similar instructions for T2?
Answers (1)
Answered by Fred from GERMANY | Jun. 27, 2019 01:56

There are some guides and maps of T2. Just search for the key words Beijing Capital Airport T2 on this website.
Asked by Rizwan from PAKISTAN | Mar. 13, 2019 16:45Reply
Pakistani transit for 22 hours
I am flying from Pakistan to Australia via Beijing with a 22 hours layover. Can I get a 24 hours TWOV and attend an Auto Expo of just 1 day in Beijing.

If yes can I travel by any airline or I have to use Air China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin from UKRAINE | Mar. 13, 2019 19:29

Yes, you can get a 24 hours TWOV and attend an Auto Expo of just 1 day in Beijing. You can take any airline.
Asked by QPHAM26 | Mar. 12, 2019 10:41Reply
Hi can I use the Beijing Yikatong Card in other cities like Shanghai and Hangzhou? Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from FINLAND | Mar. 13, 2019 19:56

No, you cannot. You need to purchase the local transportation card separately.
Asked by Nike from HUNGARY | Mar. 04, 2019 12:08Reply
Hi. Im going with air china to Tokyo from Beijing Capital Airport we will land at the T3.
What is the transfer process?
I have around 2 hours will it be enough?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jason from USA | Mar. 05, 2019 19:06

Yes, 2 hours are enough for you to finish this international to international transfer.
The transfer procedures are the following:
Flight Arrival - Transfer Procedures - Border Inspection - Security Check - Custom Inspection - Waiting & Boarding
Asked by vanson thieu from UNITED STATES | Jun. 27, 2018 16:35Reply
Do we qualify for 144hr transit visa when visiting Beijing for 3days then going to Ulan Bator
From Hanoi to BJ by train Stay in BJ for 3 days then going to Mongolia by TransMongolia train. Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Taylor from CANADA | Jun. 28, 2018 04:39

Yes, according to this situation, you can enjoy the 144hr transit visa.
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