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12-Day Essential Shanxi Tour

City Involved: Beijing-Datong-Mt. Wutai-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Shanghai
  • From: USD1160
  • Tour Code : TOC306
  • Starts/Ends : Beijing/Shanghai
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Trip Highlights: Tour Destination: Beijing, Datong, Mt. Wutai, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Shanghai. This is a tour with the essence of Shanxi Province combined with Beijing and Shanghai. this 12-Day Tour will have a exciting start from Beijing, with its incredible variety of ancient and modern sites. Fantastic is the exact but not the only word to describe the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Then move on to Datong in Shanxi Province, another ancient city. Here you will view the famous Yungang Grotto. Mt. Wutai is the next highlight and then pay a visit to Taiyuan city. Later, you'll fall in love with Pingyao with its quaint atmosphere and extant city wall. Finally, finish your tour in Shanghai with time to explore its major attractions.

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 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group SizeBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
2 personsUSD1360USD1450USD1630
3-5 personsUSD1320USD1410USD1590
6-9 personsUSD1160USD1250USD1430
Single supplementUSD290USD390USD520
CityBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
BeijingRich HotelJindu Holiday InnThe Prime Hotel
DatongHong Qi HotelHong An International HotelHaohai Hotel
Mt. WutaiHuibinlou HotelWufeng HotelWufeng Hotel
TaiyuanBingzhou HotelShanxi Grand HotelWorld Trade Hotel Shanxi
PingyaoThe Zhengjia HotelLizeyuan International HotelYunjincheng Folk Hotel
ShanghaiHansen HotelHoliday Inn DowntownNew World Mayfair Hotel
Service Inclusions
Hotel fare and daily buffet breakfastLunch and dinner listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees to the sightseeingChina domestic flight and airport taxes
Private vehicle, driver and guideAccident insurance
Service Exclusions
International air fare and airport taxPersonal expenses
Tips for guide and driver  

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, your guide will pick you up from the airport, then transfer to your hotel to check in.
Day 02: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today you will visit Tiananmen Square and theForbidden City, the largest and most intact structures of the imperial palace. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace. In the evening you will attend a famous Chinese Acrobatic Show.
Day 03: Beijing (B/L/D)
The highlight of today's tour is a trip to the Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. After lunch, you will visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site for 13 of the Ming emperors. For dinner, you will enjoy the famous Peking Roast Duck.

Day 04: Beijing / Datong (B/L/D)
You will visit the Temple of Heaven in the morning. Then tour Hutong by tricycle in the afternoon. After dinner, you will take a night soft berth train to Datong.

Day 05: Datong (B/L/D)
Arrive in Datong in the early morning; your tour guide will meet you at the exit of your train carriage. Full day tour of the Yungang Grotto, Nine Dragon Wall and Huayan Temple. Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.
Day 06: Datong / Mt. Wutai (B/L/D)
Morning take a bus to Wutai Mountain. Visit Hanging Monastery and the Wood Pagoda at Ying County on the way. Stay in Wutai Mountain for overnight.

Day 07: Mt. Wutai (B/L/D)
A full day to explore the Wutai Mountain Scenic Area. Wutai Mountain, also called Five-terrace Mountain, is one of China's sacred Buddhist mountain areas.

Day 08: Mt. Wutai / Taiyuan (B/L/D)
Morning drive toTaiyuan, visit the Jinci Temple---the most famous of all the historical relics in the city and Twin Pagoda Temple in the afternoon.
Day 09: Taiyuan / Pingyao (B/L/D)
Morning excursion to Pingyao by coach (2-hour drive), a well-preserved ancient city listed by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage in 1997. Visit the Shuanglin Temple, City Wall and Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop. After lunch, visit Ming-Qing Street and Courtyard Residence.

Day 10: Pingyao / Taiyuan / Shanghai (B/L/D)
Return to Taiyuan in the morning, transfer to airport to catch your flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Day 11: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today's excursion takes you to Nanjing Road,the Bund, the Yu Garden, and the well-known Temple of City Patron.
Day 12: Depart from Shanghai (B)
Today will be free for you to explore this city on your own. Later in the day you will be brought to the airport to take a flight to your next destination.
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