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Price Details (per person in US Dollars) - 2010

4 Star (★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 929
$ 181
$ 727
$ 181
$ 623
$ 148
Shoulder
$ 914
$ 169
$ 712
$ 169
$ 611
$ 138
Low Season
$ 899
$ 156
$ 697
$ 156
$ 596
$ 126
5 Star (★ ★ ★ ★ ★)
Travel in party of
2-5 persons
6-9 persons
10 persons or more
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
in twin
single supp.
High Season
$ 1,117
$ 335
$ 914
$ 335
$ 792
$ 287
Shoulder
$ 1,087
$ 310
$ 884
$ 310
$ 732
$ 238
Low Season
$ 1,072
$ 298
$ 869
$ 298
$ 702
$ 213
High Season: May 1-May 31, September 1- November 15
Shoulder Season: March 1- April 30, June 1-August 31, November 16- November 30
Low Season: Dec 01 - February 28

Important Note:
Due to the current fluctuation of the Rand against the US Dollar, we have quoted in US dollars for the land portion of this tour only. For the International flights, please advice us with your names as appearing on your passports to enable us to check for the availability of class of travel on our special IT fare.


Services included
A.  Hotels (twin share basis) as listed in the itinerary.
B.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
C.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with a private English Guide in each city.
D.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
E.  Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary.
F.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
G. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Xi'an - Johannesburg).
           see International airfare
           Please advice us with your names to enable us to check for the availability on our
           special IT fare. Fare increase for tickets bought after Mar 31.
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges (+- R1,150)
C.  Domestic airfare and taxes
D.  Visa Fees.
E.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
F.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
G.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
H.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     add the single supp. price to the per person sharing rate.

Note:
  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements separately in US Dollars. However, our prices are still subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB.
  2. Subject to availability of the respective class of travel on Cathay Pacific airline. Please advise us with your names to enable us to check for availability on our special IT fare.
  3. The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer or cheque deposit, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to 5% surcharge.

Featured Hotels for this tour

City
4 Star option
Rating
Beijing
Feitian Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Taiyuan
Yu Yuan Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Pingyao
Hong Shan Yi Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ )
City
5 Star option
Rating
Beijing
Prime Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Taiyuan
Taiyuan Longcheng International Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Pingyao
Yun Jincheng Hotel or similar
( ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ )
Home >> More Private Tours >> Off the Beaten Track >> Beijing - Taiyuan - Pingyao Tour

Beijing (3N) - Taiyuan (1N) - Pingyao (1N) - Train (1N) tour

Visit Beijing to appreciate the might and grandeur of Imperial China and walk on the Great Wall. Venture to where few foreigners have gone to - visit Taiyuan and Old Town Pingyao for a glimpse of ancient China.
Minimum 2 persons. 
                                                                                                                                               

Day 1
Beijing
Upon arrival and after clearing customs, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you at the airport in Beijing and take you to enjoy the night views of Beijing CBD & SOHO Business Street and visit the Houhai Lake Bar Street before returning to the hotel.

Day 2
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, start your tour of Beijing by first visiting Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City - the largest ancient imperial palace ever built in the world. Drive on perhaps the most important street in Beijing - Chang an Avenue and your guide will point out  the National Grand Theatre and Ancient City Walls. After seeing how the royalties lived, have Jiaozi (dumplings) together with a chinese family for lunch and enjoy a pedi-cab tour of the Hutongs. Later, visit the famous Wanfujing street to see where the rich Beijing people shop, there is a Snack street off Wanfujing street where you will be given the opportunity to sample local delicacies. In the evening, enjoy the exciting and dramatic Kung-fu show before returning to the hotel.

Day 3
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, special Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, Journey to the The Great Wall at Badaling. Stroll along this incredible wonder and enjoy the breathtaking view. After lunch at a good Chinese restaurant, drive back to Beijing to visit the Imperial gardens - the Summer Palace. Drive through "Chinese Wall Street"-Beijing Bank Street and later, put your bargaining skill to work at the famous Xiushui market. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Peking Roasted Duck. After dinner, you will be taken to the Olympic sites for a photo opportunity of the Bird's Nest (National Olympic Stadium) and the Water Cube (Olympic Aquatic Centre) from outside. At night, these two buildings are lit up and very pretty compared to during the day.

Day 4
Beijing - Taiyuan (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the holiest temple in Beijing - Temple of Heaven - used to offer sacrifice to the heavens by the Emperors in ancient times. After lunch and it is time to say goodbye to your Beijing guide as you will be transferred to the station for your train journey to Taiyuan.  Express Train (Included) from Beijing to Taiyuan (soft seater). Upon arrival, your local guide will take meet you at the station and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 5
Taiyuan - Pingyao (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Double-Pagoda Temple before driving to Pingyao. These two pagodas in the temple are considered the symbol of Taiyuan city. On the way to Pingyao, you will visit the Jin Ci Temple, a combination of historical and cultural relics mixed with beautiful landscapes. Visit the Qiao Family's compound and have dinner before checking into your hotel.

Day 6
Pingyao - Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and take you for a full day tour visiting the Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Tongxinggong ancient bank bodyguard establishment and Ming and Qing Street. Lunch will be at a good Chinese restaurant. In the evening, you will be transferred to the train station for your overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 7
Xi'an
Arrival Xi'an in the morning.
For a tour of Xi'an, click here.
You could add the above tour to any of the tours in our private tour section.