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9-day China Glimpse on Train

Tour code: ETC-B42   

Experience the fastest high speed train from Beijing to Taiyuan/Pingyao. The grand Great wall, intact well-preserved ancient town Pingyao are those listed for your exploration. Take a overnight train to Xi’an and see the entombed Terracotta Army!

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Beijing
Arrival in Beijing
2 Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Hutongs
4 Beijing/Taiyuan/Pingyao
Transfer to Pingyao, Jinci Temple
5 Pingyao / Xi'an
Pingyao Ancient Town, Qiao Family Compound, Double Forest Temple, Train to Xi'an
6 Xi'an
Ancient City Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum
7 Xi'an / Beijing
Shaanxi History Museum, Lesser Wild Goose Pagoda, Grand Mosque
8 Beijing
Free Time
9 Beijing
Beijing Departure

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing

Arrival in Beijing. Pick up by our guide and transfer to hotel.

Day 02 Beijing (B, L)

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven where you can pray in faith as it worked as sacrificial compound building for the Ming and Qing emperors and it boasts of the largest sacrificial place in Beijing among a few imperial altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon super natures. Tiananmen Square is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Then we go to the Forbidden City--with over 9,000 rooms and over 250 acres. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

Day 03 Beijing (B, L)

Climbing the Great Wall is a must during your Beijing tour as we plan a private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall (round-way cable car) for you today. The grand Great Wall is really amazing and good place to challenge. In the old days, Beijing City is like a boxy bean curd or a chess board with each Hutong lying due north to due south or due east to due west. This square layout not only influences Beijinger's way of living, but also affects their thoughts and actions. A pedicab Hutong tour is prepared for you to have a closer experience.

Day 04 Beijing-Taiyuan-Pingyao (B, L)

Take a morning train to Taiyuan (4 hours), be met at the train station and transferred to have lunch. Then proceed to visit Jinci Temple, it was founded about 1,400 years ago and expanded during the following centuries, resulting in a diverse collection of more than 100 sculptures, buildings, terraces, and bridges. after that, drive to stay at Pingyao.

Day 05 Pingyao – Xian by train (B, L)

3 highlights today: first, pay a visit to Pingyao Old Town, where ancient Chinese banks were first born. The city has maintained all its features and showing an unusual complete picture for changes and developments of society, culture, economy and religion. Secondly, go to the Qiao Family Compound, a masterpiece of traditional civil architecture in North China. It encompasses 8,724.8 square meters of land, consisting of 6 large yards and 20 small yards with 313 houses in total. At last, visit Double Forest Temple for worship and sightseeing. Later, take the train to Xian (about 3 hours). Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel.

Day 06 Xi’an (B, L)

Visit Ancient City Wall, the most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Later, transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-size models.

Day 07 Xian – Beijing (B, L)

In the morning, visit Shaanxi History Museum, one impressive museum housing more than 370,000 pieces of historical relics. Lesser Wild Goose Pagoda is the second spot-- it was built in the year 707 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). As it is newer and smaller than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda the name was given to distinguish the two. Then go to the Grand Mosque, built in a Chinese architectural style and most of the grounds are taken up with gardens, the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets. Transfer to take an overnight train to Beijing.

Day 08 Beijing (B)

Arrival in Beijing, be met and transferred to the hotel. Free time for your own exploration.

Day 09 Beijing exit (B)

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

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As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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