Ancient North China

For travellers seeking something a little off-the-beaten track, this incredible trip takes in the ancient towns and sights between Beijing and Xian, making it a great alternative to flying.

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Ancient North China

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6 Days / 5 Nights $1309*

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Includes: Accommodation, train Beijing/Datong, meals as specified, transfers and sightseeing as specified with local English speaking guides.


Tour STYLE: Private Tour



  • Incredible hanging temples at Mt Heng

  • The holy mountain of Wutai

  • Wandering the streets of ancient Pingyao

Tour Details

  • Day 1: Beijing – Datong

    Depart by scenic day train to Datong. Transfer to your hotel on arrival.

  • Day 2: Datong

    Experience a tour highlight with a visit to Yungang Grottoes, one of the most impressive cave complexes in China, carved from the cliffside in a honeycomb pattern and stretching for approximately one kilometre. B, L.

  • Day 3: Datong – Mt. Wutai

    Depart this morning for the Hanging Temple. On the slope of Mt. Heng, all buildings stand vertical to the cliff making the peak seem upside down. Next stop by the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the oldest and tallest wooden pagoda in China. After lunch travel to the sacred town of Mt Wutai. B, L, D

  • Day 4: Mt. Wutai – Taiyuan

    The most holy mountain of Chinese Buddhism, Mt. Wutai, is visited today with stops at the famed temples that dot the area. Journey to Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province. B, L.

  • Day 5: Taiyuan – Pingyao

    Transfer this morning to Pingyao to enjoy a walking tour of this ancient city. A World Cultural Heritage Site, Pingyao has a history dating back 2700 years. B, L

  • Day 6: Pingyao – Taiyuan

    Return to Taiyuan and opt to travel to Xian, Beijing or Shanghai from here. B.

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