Classic Xi'an to Beijing Adventure

Classic, Xi'an to Beijing
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Tour description

To truly understand China, you’ve got to get out and meet it on its own terms, which is exactly what this eight-day trip through the country’s northern reaches delivers. Up here, you’ll get to the big stuff (the Great Wall, Xi’an, Beijing) and lesser-known treasures that only the hardiest of travellers ever get to experience: Datong’s Hanging Monastery, the amazing Yungang Buddha Caves, the nearly 3,000-year-old city of Pingyao, even a calligraphy class, to name just a few.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Hands-On Moment: Traditional Paper-Cut Class, Pingyao
  • Forbidden City visit
  • Great Wall Mutianyu excursion
  • Hanging Monastery visit
  • Yungang Grottoes visit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Visit the forbidden city and the great wall
  • See thousands of buddha statues at the yungang grottoes
  • Enjoy an included calligraphy class
  • Explore the ancient city of pingyao


Day 1: Xi'an Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Xi'an/Pingyao Board a morning fast train to the ancient city of Pingyao. On arrival, get hands-on with a paper cutting class.

Day 3: Pingyao/Datong Hop on a train to Datong after a free morning in Pingyao.

Day 4: Datong/Datong Set eyes on the gorgeous Hanging Monastery and visit the Yungang Grottoes to see the thousands of Buddha statues.

Day 5: Datong/Beijing Take a final morning to explore Datong. Later, board a local train to Beijing and arrive in the evening.

Day 6: Beijing Enjoy a visit to the famed Forbidden City then take the rest of the day to explore on your own.

Day 7: Beijing Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.

Day 8: Beijing Depart at any time.