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2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train

From $290 per person
2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train
  • 2 Days Private Pingyao Tour from Beijing By High-speed Train

Tour Style:
Travel from Beijing to Pingyao by a high-speed train to explore Ping Ancient City, a World Cultural Heritage site. Discover the Qiao Family Courtyard, Mingqing Street, Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Armed Escort Company Museum, County Government Office with your personal tour guide & private transfer. Enjoy the hassle free tour service from your Beijing hotel, take the 4-hour high speed train from Beijing to Pingyao. When you take a tour in Pingyao, try to find out the real ancient china culture and taste the real tasty local food in local restaurant with your private local guide, that would be special experiences. .

Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):
Qiao Family Courtyard, Mingqing Street, Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Armed Escort Company Museum, County Government Office

Pick-up point:
Beijing downtown hotel

Finishing point:
Beijing downtown hotel

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Available: Daily

Day1 Beijing--Pingyao

  • Place&Transport: Beijing
  • Today's Activities: Qiao Family Countyard, Ancient Wall of Pingyao, Mingqing Street, Rishengchang Exchange Shop
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Our Beijing driver will escort you to Beijing train station to catch your train to Pingyao, ensuring a comfortable journey of approximately 4 hours. Upon arrival at Pingyao station, our local guide, identifiable by the "Your Way Holiday" meet-and-greet sign, will be waiting to welcome you at the station exit. Over the next two days, your personalized Pingyao tour will encompass a series of enriching activities, guided by our knowledgeable local experts.                     

Your Way Holiday

The first spot is Qiao Family Courtyard. It is a courtyard house located in Qi County, northeast of Pingyao Ancient County. It is the residential compound of well-known financier Qiao Zhiyong(1818—1907), who was the most famous member of the Qiao family. Construction began in 1756 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing Dynasty and was completed sometime in the 18th century. The estate covers 9000 square meters and has 313 rooms with 4000 square meters within 6 large courtyards and 19 smaller courtyards. Architects consider it to be one of the finest remaining examples of imposing private residences in northern China. It has been converted into a museum and has many period furnishings.

Qiao Family CourtyardQiao Family Courtyard

After exploring the historical Qiao Family Courtyard, renowned for its well-preserved Qing Dynasty architecture and cultural significance, you'll embark on a comfortable drive to your hotel in Pingyao. Your dedicated guide and driver will ensure a seamless transition, providing insightful commentary along the way about the local culture and history of Shanxi province. Upon arrival at your hotel, they'll assist with check-in, ensuring you settle in smoothly to continue your immersive journey through China's rich heritage.

In the late afternoon, your exploration continues with a visit to the Ancient Wall of Pingyao City, a masterpiece of ancient Chinese defensive architecture. Stretching 6,400 meters around the city, this wall is celebrated as one of China's best-preserved, meticulously maintaining its original Ming and Qing Dynasty design and structure. Standing 12 meters tall, its outer brick facing, battlements, and the surrounding four-meter-wide moat provide a vivid glimpse into the city's strategic fortifications and historical significance, offering a captivating insight into Pingyao's rich cultural heritage.

Ancient Wall of Pingyao CityAncient Wall of Pingyao City

Your final stop is Mingqing Street, situated along the central axis of Pingyao County. This historic street is a living testament to Pingyao's prosperous past, meticulously preserving stores dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Spanning 400 meters, it stands as the bustling heart of Pingyao's commercial center, showcasing 78 well-preserved establishments such as draft banks, pawn shops, drug stores, groceries, butcher shops, and clothing stores. Mingqing Street offers a captivating journey through time, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the vibrant trade and cultural heritage that defined ancient Pingyao.

Mingqing StreetMingqing Street

After your enriching exploration of Pingyao, your dedicated guide and driver will ensure a comfortable journey back to your hotel. They'll be on hand to provide any additional insights or information you may seek about the day's discoveries, ensuring your return is as seamless and enjoyable as the day's adventures. Whether you're reflecting on the historical marvels of the Qiao Family Courtyard, the imposing Ancient Wall of Pingyao City, or the vibrant Mingqing Street, their expertise and hospitality will ensure your journey concludes with a sense of fulfillment and appreciation for Pingyao's rich cultural tapestry.

Day2 Pingyao --Beijing

  • Place&Transport: Pingyao
  • Today's Activities: Armed Escort Company Museum, County Government Office
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Following a hearty breakfast, your day begins with a visit to the Armed Escort Company Museum, a fascinating institution founded in 1885. As your knowledgeable guide leads you through its halls, you'll uncover the compelling history of Pingyao's unique armed escort system. During the prosperous Ming and Qing dynasties, this private organization played a crucial role in safeguarding valuable goods and cash, facilitating secure trade across the region. Your guide will provide detailed insights into how Pingyao's merchants entrusted their wealth to these skilled escorts, ensuring safe passage amidst the bustling commerce of ancient China. The museum's exhibits offer a vivid portrayal of the era's economic dynamics and the innovative security measures that sustained Pingyao's thriving business community.

Armed Escort Company MuseumArmed Escort Company Museum

Your final stop in Pingyao is the County Government Office, situated southwest of the Ancient City center on Yamen Street. This grand complex stands as the largest and best-preserved ancient county government office in China, with roots dating back to the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). Stepping inside, you'll be immersed in the bureaucratic culture that flourished during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1912), evident in its architectural layout, ornate plaques, and intricate couplets. The office serves as a remarkable testament to Pingyao's administrative history, offering visitors a profound insight into the governance and societal structures that shaped this historic city over centuries.

County Government OfficeCounty Government Office

At the conclusion of your insightful tour in Pingyao, your attentive guide and driver will ensure a smooth transfer to Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station. They will assist with any final arrangements and provide helpful insights or recommendations based on your experiences in Pingyao. Upon boarding the comfortable high-speed train, you can relax and reflect on the day's discoveries as you journey back to Beijing, enjoying the scenic views along the way. Upon arrival at Beijing, your guide and driver will be waiting to greet you at the station, ensuring a seamless transfer back to your hotel, where you can unwind and reminisce about your memorable exploration of Pingyao's rich cultural heritage.

Optional Activities

During your 2-day private Pingyao tour from Beijing by high-speed train, immerse yourself not only in the cultural heritage of this ancient city but also in its rich culinary traditions. Indulge in authentic Shanxi cuisine, which includes delicacies like Pingyao beef, savory pastries, and handmade noodles. These local delights can be enjoyed at renowned restaurants nestled within Pingyao's historic streets, offering a perfect complement to your exploration of the city's architectural marvels and cultural landmarks.

Pingyao Beef 

Pingyao beef, revered for its tender texture and robust flavor, epitomizes the culinary mastery of Shanxi province. Whether braised to perfection in aromatic spices or simmered gently in hearty noodle soups, each dish showcases the region's rich gastronomic tradition. This local delicacy invites you to savor its succulence amidst Pingyao's historic ambiance, offering a taste of culinary heritage that spans generations.

Pingyao BeefPingyao Beef

Savory Pastries

Savory pastries add another layer of delight to your culinary journey. Youbing, a crispy fried pastry, beckons with fillings of savory minced meat or flavorful vegetables, offering a delightful crunch with every bite. Equally enticing is Guo Kui, a baked flatbread adorned with sesame seeds or savory minced meat, its aroma and texture embodying the essence of Shanxi's artisan baking traditions.

Pingyao Savory PastriesPingyao Savory Pastries

Hand-pulled noodles

Hand-pulled noodles from Shanxi are renowned for their chewy consistency and ability to absorb rich broths. Daoxiao noodles, expertly sliced from a block of dough into boiling water, promise a comforting and satisfying dining experience that reflects the region's emphasis on handmade culinary craftsmanship.

Hand-pulled noodlesHand-pulled noodles

Local Snacks

Exploring local snacks further enriches your palate. Ai Wo Wo, a sweet concoction of sticky rice and syrup, offers a delightful contrast to savory flavors, while Liangfen, a cold jelly-like noodle dish, tantalizes with spicy sauces that complement its refreshing texture.

Local SnacksLocal Snacks

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Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. City-to-City Train Tickets: Include the cost of train or flight tickets between the cities listed in the itinerary, ensuring a smooth and efficient travel experience.
7. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
8. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.


Price Excludes

1. Personal Expe nses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not included in the tour fees, allowing you to choose and participate based on your preferences.
6. Accommodation: Hotel stays are not included in the package. However, we will gladly recommend reputable and comfortable hotels for your consideration, ensuring a pleasant stay during your trip.

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