Xi'an 2-Day Private Tour with Hotel: Pingyao Ancient Town and Shuanglin Temple

If you have extra time in Xi'an. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the nearby city Pingyao which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 2-day private tour leads you to explore Pingyao’s many old landmarks at your own pace. Experience the speedy bullet train of China for your short excursion from Xi'an. This tour includes train tickets, tasty local lunch, all entrance fee, overnight accommodation, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Pingyao, or return Xi'an/ Beijing

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Bottled water
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin...
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance Fee
    • Train Tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
    • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Ancient Government Office
    • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Confucian Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Single supplement charge of accommodation

  • Day 1: Xi'an-Pingyao(L)

    Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
    Your driver will pick you up from your Xi'an city hotels lobby and take you to the Xi'an Railway Station. You will take the morning train to Pingyao old town, it takes about 3 hours by bullet train to arrive Pingyao.

    Upon arrival, meet your friendly local tour guide, you will be transferred to Pingyao old town to enjoy a delicious lunch in the local restaurant.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pingyao Ancient Government Office, Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000 China
    Then accompanied by your tour guide, you will start a walking tour of the Pinayao Old City. Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Pingyao old city is nowadays one of China's four best preserved old cities. Step into the city, the old past comes alive. The Ming Qing Street is flanked with shops of local handicraft. Rishengchang shows us the glory of the first Chinese exchange shops. The ancient government office tells everything about the bureaucracy of the feudal society.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pingyao Confucian Temple, In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100 China
    If time allows, you shouldn’t miss the Temple of City God, Confucius Temple and museums in different themes.

    Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on where you wan to go in the old city.

    Then, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Pingyao
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Pingyao 4 Star hotel

    Day 2: Shuanglin Temple Pingyao - Xi'an /Beijing (L)

    Stop At: Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308 China
    Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning, then head to the Wang Family Compound. 

    Wang Family Coumpound is a luxurious residence built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family. It is not only an example of residential architecture, but also a museum of architectural art. Its sculptures of stone, wood and brick can be found everywhere in the courtyard. The crafts are refined and exquisite. Altogether there are 231 courtyards and 2,078 houses.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shuanglin Temple, Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100 China
    After a lunch in the local restaurant, you will start to explore the Shuanglin Temple in the outskirts of the ancient city. Shuanglin Temple is reputed to be the 'ancient painted sculptures museum'. It houses more than 2,000 colorful sculptures reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. In 1997, it was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO as an important cultural site of Ping Yao City in 1997.

    After your Pingyao tour finished, your guide and driver will drop you off at Pingyao Railway station in the late afternoon.

    You can chose to end your tour in Pingyao or return Xi'an or heading to Beijing.

    Note: You will take the train on your own, your local English speaking tour guide will meet you in Pingyao to show you around the sites for two days.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from you hotel in Xi"an ,please provide hotel information when make booking
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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Organised by Discover Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-11301P571

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