4 Days Shanxi Culture Tour from Taiyuan to Pingyao

Pingyao, Taiyuan is a charming city with Chinese traditional culture including food and architecture.  In this tour, you will travel to Pingyao Ancient City, and you will see the Jin Ancestral Temple, Shuanglin Temple and Qiao  Family Courtyard. 

Highlights:

    • Learn about traditional Chinese food and architecture.
    • Experience unique Chinese life.

Brief Itinerary

      • Day 1: Taiyuan Arrival
      • Day 2: Taiyuan – Pingyao
      • Day 3: Pingyao
      • Day 4: Taiyuan Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1  Taiyuan Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Taiyuan
Meals: No meal

Arrive in Tianyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province. It is reputed as a colorful and glorious Taiyuan City since the ancient time. You will be greeted at the train station by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.

Day 2  Taiyuan – Pingyao (100km, 2 hours driving)

Sightseeing and Activities: Jin Ancestral Temple, Shuanglin Temple, Qiao Courtyard
Accommodation: Pingyao
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will first visit Jin Ancestral Temple, the oldest wooden structure in Taiyuan. And then, have a 2 hours driving to Pingyao. On the way, we will visit Qiao Courtyard – an enclosed castle style construction which can be dated back to 1756. Another stop will be in Shuanglin Temple. After that, drive you to Pingyao Ancient City and have a rest of this day.

Day 3 Pingyao

Sightseeing and Activities: Wang Family Courtyard, Zhangbi Ancient Castle
Accommodation: Pingyao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Zhangbi Ancient Castle in Jiexiu City, Jinzhong

Today we will continue our Pingyao tour by firstly visit Wang Family Courtyard, an amazing example of Chinese civil residence architecture. After that, drive to have a trip of Zhangbi Ancient Castle – one of the “Chinese top ten charming ancient towns”. After this visit, drive back to Pingyao and have a rest.

Day 4  Taiyuan Departure

Sightseeing and Activities
Accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Taiyuan (about 2 hours) and catch the flight/train to your next destination.

Service Ends

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.