Special Experiences:Pick up from your hotel/apartment by our private English-speaking guide and driver at 10:30PM and transfer to Beijing railway station. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Datong.
Day 1 Beijing-Datong Today Arrangement: Pick up from your hotel/apartment by our private English-speaking guide and driver at 10:30PM and transfer to Beijing railway station. Take an overnight soft sleeper train to Datong.
Day 2 Datong-Beijing Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Attraction(s): Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Nine-Dragon Screen Today Arrangement: Our tour guide and driver in Datong pick you up in a comfortable car and then have a Chinese breakfast. Drive to Hanging Temple and start the morning tour. The temple hangs on the west cliff of a hill, more than 50 meters above the ground, hence got its name. It is an ancient temple first built in 491AD and was mainly rebuilt and maintained in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The most attractive feature lies that it is an integration of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. After lunch, move on to Yungang Grottoes. The grottoes are a must see for Datong tourists and hold over 50,000 Buddhist statues, extending to about 1 km. Then have a close look at the Nine Dragon Screen in Datong, which is one of the three noted Nine Dragons Screens in China. Built in 1771, the screen has 9 dragons playing with pearls with a background of clouds and seawater, made of 270 pieces of glazed titles, very magnificent.
After dinner, be transferred safely to the Dadong railway station and leave for Beijing by an overnight train.
Big Buddha, Yungang Grottoes
Day 3 Beijing Today Arrangement: Be met in time by our English-speaking guide and driver at Beijing railway station and transferred back to your hotel/apartment.
Discount for children from 2 to 12 years old differs according to your tour size.
If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please contact us, we could give a very competitive discount.
If you need to prolong your stay in Beijing, or arrive a few days earlier, please let us know and we'd be happy to extend your hotel bookings, or arrange additional tours for you.
Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
Meals as listed in the itinerary.
Free-bottled mineral water.
Private English-speaking tour guide and private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
Free visits to handicraft factories.
Service charge & government taxes.
Soft sleeper train tickets: Beijing-Datong (No.1133, 23:03-05:17), Datong-Beijing (No. 1134, 23:25-05:20).
Luggage transfers between railway station and hotel.
China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
Entry or exit China airfare.
Gratuities, tips to guides or drivers.