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China Northern China Discovery

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Discover famous monuments and hidden treasures in the gorgeous China! This tour will leave a deep impression, and you will create life long memories. You will visit sites like The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The National Stadiums for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Imperial temples, the Hanging Monastery. This tour will really allow you to immerse yourself in China’s magnificent history a...

Discover famous monuments and hidden treasures in the gorgeous China! This tour will leave a deep impression, and you will create life long memories. You will visit sites like The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The National Stadiums for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Imperial temples, the Hanging Monastery. This tour will really allow you to immerse yourself in China’s magnificent history and culture


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Tour itinerary includes
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • City
    City
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in China

Welcome to pulsating Beijing!

• Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel in a private car
• Discover the beating heart of Bejing on your own during the rest of the day!

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Days Inn Forbidden City (Beijing)

Day 2: Explore Incredible Beijing

By foot, and Rickshaw! 

• Have breakfast at hotel, then pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven.
• Experience a unique Hutong tour by taking a rickshaw this morning.
• Continue to the Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City!

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Days Inn Forbidden City (Beijing)

Day 3: The Northern Barrier of Ancient China

Not your typical tourist visit...

• Today is devoted to the Great Wall and the tombs of the Ming Emperors.
• Unlike Badaling, the Great Wall at Mutianyu offers breathtaking scenery undisturbed by crowds!• On the way back to the city, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues!
• Here, you will have the chance to take an exterior visit of National Stadium.

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Days Inn Forbidden City (Beijing)

Day 4: The Lama Temple of Beijing

• Wander in the royal garden of the Summer Palace.

• Have a lakeside cruise on the lovely Kunming Lake!

• Enjoy the magical views of the temples, pavilions and covered corridors around.

• Visit the Lama Temple, the only Beijing city temple that survived the Cultural Revolution...

• This is the largest Lama Temple outside Tibet!

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Days Inn Forbidden City (Beijing)

Day 5: From Beijing to Datong

Fly on to your next adventure

• Transfer to the airport and catch the flight to Datong!
• Be met by our localguide and transfer to your hotel, before visiting the Datong Nine-Dragon Screen Wall.
• Continue to the Yungang Grottoes, one of the largest grotto-groups in China!
• At last, visit Shanhua Temple, located in central Datong within the old city walls! 

Visited:
Datong
Accommodation
Night at Datong  (Datong)

Day 6: Yingxian and Wutai Mountain

• Head to Wutai Mountain and see the Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda.

• The Hanging Monastery was magically built into a near vertical rock face...

•... the whole structure being supported by nothing more than a few wooden beams!

• The Yingxian Wooden Pagoda is the oldest and tallest in China: over 900 years old!

• It has withstood several natural disasters, and is still in its original condition.  

Accomodation : Flower hotel.

Visited:

Day 7: Monastery Excursion

Gorgeous architectures and spirituality

• Enjoy a full day to explore the Wutai Mountain Scenic Area to see several monastery!
• Explore sights such as the Xiaton temple , Shuxiang temple and the Tailuo peak​Accomodation : Flower hotel.

Visited:

Day 8: From Mount Wutai to Pingyao

In the footsteps of ancient culture...

• After breakfast, we will take a 6 h drive to the ancient town of Pingyao!
 • Make a stopover at the compound of the family Qiao.
• Arrive in Pingyao in the late afternoon, and check-in at your hotel for the evening.

Visited:
Pingyao
Accommodation
Hongshanyi (Pingyao)

Day 9: Wandering at Pingyao Ancient Town

• Enjoy a guided tour of the Pingyao's old city wall, built in 1370. 

• Continue to the Rishengchang piaohao, the oldestbank in China!

• These establishments were home to China's first money merchants during Imperial times. 

• Time at leisure: explore the cobblestone streets, courtyards, residences, and museums!

• The many courtyard restaurants and cafes provide plenty of options for dinner.  

Visited:
Pingyao
Accommodation
Hongshanyi (Pingyao)

Day 10: From Taiyuan to Beijing

Travel at the speed of light... almost!

• Transfer to Taiyuan train station for bullet train back to Beijing.
• Meet local guide and transfer to hotel.
• Enjoy some evening leisure time! 

Visited:
Beijing
Accommodation
Days Inn Forbidden City (Beijing)

Day 11: Goodbye China

We hope you have enjoyed your stay! 

• Hop on the airport transfer, according to your departure time!
• Our agency is happy and ready to prepare activities just for you.
• Or extend your trip because you wish to continue the adventure!• We wish you a safe flight on you next journey, wherever you are heading! 

Visited:
Beijing

Beijing Datong Pingyao

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,840 / 11 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 paxSingle Supplement
Price per person in double room$2,100$1,860$530

Included in price:

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver who will remain with you throughout your time in that city
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • All mentioned activities in the program
  • All mentioned train tickets in second class carriage

Not included in price:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Other meals or beverage
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges: Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Please notice that the price will be much higher during Chines public holiday
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