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3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights provided by Pingyao Day Trips Private One-day Tour

3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights

3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 48430P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee of the sights listed in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - City Wall of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Confucian Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Rishengchang Former Bank
  • Entry/Admission - Ping Yao Temple of the City God
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel room fee
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee of the sights listed in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - City Wall of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Confucian Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Rishengchang Former Bank
  • Entry/Admission - Ping Yao Temple of the City God
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel room fee
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    City Wall of Pingyao
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Pingyao Confucian Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ancient City of Pingyao
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Rishengchang Former Bank
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Ping Yao Temple of the City God
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
6 reviews
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juergen879
Paderborn, Germany8 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Jonathan introduced us to Verena as a guide in Pingyao. Verena was able to answer all kinds of questions and read every wish from our lips. She has the city, temples, kung-fu schools and was able to explain the life of the inhabitants wonderfully. Verena's English was excellent.
Rating:
Historical Knowledge: ***** Perfect
Language: ***** Perfect
Tour: ***** Perfect
Verena: A super nice and pleasant woman ******
Written December 26, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your trust, and thanks for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed our service with Verena. Verena is really good English speaking and local guide. We always try our best to serve the good tour servcie to our guests. Welcome everyone to visit Pingyao and Shanxi.---Jonathan
Written March 1, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leticia E
Philadelphia, PA19 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Can't say enough of this lovely town. As usual, China Highlights assigned us a superb tour guide, Verena, who spoke excellent English and knew the city super well, since she grew up there. We stayed at Jing's Residence, a boutique hotel that is a must if you are spending the night there. Our experience in Pingyao could not have been better!
Written June 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CQ2007
Manila114 contributions
Dec 2019
Read about Pingyao in the 1843 Magazine; and immediately set my heart on it. After reading some reviews on Tripadvisor, I emailed Jonathan of Red Plum Travel who arranged everything for us- including roundtrip tickets from Xi'An to Pingyao, and the pick-up and drop-off at the train stations (Xi'An and Pingyao). At Pingyao itself, Jonathan took us around by foot and introduced the city where he grew up in. Lunch and light snacks were included in our package. Everything was organized very well; and I'm very happy to have visited Pingyao with Red Plum Travel.
Written January 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pingyaotravelguide1
Thanks for your nice review of our Shanxi tour service. You just stay about 5 hours in Pingyao. We should not waste your time and must show you the most important sights, and serve the good service. from fast train station pick up and drop off, Pingyao highlights visiting, local food tasty, we should think about all and give you the impressive Pingyao trip for your family. Hopefully to arrange the Datong trip for your family after covid.
Written September 24, 2021
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Trisha J
Whangarei, New Zealand44 contributions
Oct 2019
Wow- we were so lucky we managed to get Johnathan at the last minute as we were initially undecided whether to get one or not. We were so thrilled as not only did Johnathan speak excellent English, he was incredibly informative with vast knowledge of the history and buildings of Pingyao. It was the best tour we did in China and thanks to Johanthan who gave us in-depth knowledge of a very ancient city. Would highly recommend Johnathan. Many thanks
Written November 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pingyaotravelguide1
Thanks for booking the tour with us and thanks for your nice review. We will always serve the above standard service to our guests. Come to Shanxi and book the Shanxi tour with us, you will enjoy the culture, services and meet the really nice persons in Shanxi.
Written September 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barney L
12 contributions
Mar 2019
My wife and I booked this three-hour private walking tour of Pingyao highlights through Viator. Our guide was Jonathan Zhang, who proved to be excellent. Knowledgeable, interesting, helpful, Jonathan made this tour something special.

Pingyao has an interesting history, which Jonathan explained to us. Inside the city walls, which are, unusually for historic Chinese cities, complete. From the walls we could see over the rooftops of the ancient city, which is composed almost entirely of traditional courtyard houses (in addition to the busy main streets of shops and restaurants).

We visited a number of temples -- Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist -- the museum of the first commercial bank in China. Yes, banking in China was started in Pingyao by the owner of a cloth-dyeing works who discovered that banking was more profitable than dyeing.

Long before banking started (in the 19th century), Pingyao was the HQ of a company that specialised in the secure transport of silver bullion around China, defended by men trained in Kung Fu.

There's lots to see in ancient Pingyao -- the modern city outside the walls is nothing to write home about -- and this would occupy a day or so.

If you choose to visit Pingyao, try to book Jonathan Zhang of Red Plum Travel (which you can do through TripAdvisor). He is excellent!
Written April 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tsumpy
Turin, Italy36 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
We contacted Jonathan for our 1-day tour in Pingyao. Since the first emails, Jonathan has been really accommodating to satisfying our requests. We met him at the hotel, and he guided us throughout the city's ancient streets, palaces, and temples. Specifically, we visited the following (from 8AM-3PM):
1. Rishengchang bank
2. Ming and Qqing street
3. Armed escort agency
4. City wall
5. Confucius temple
6. City God temple
He followed 'our pace' and demonstrated to be attentive to every specific need we advanced (e.g. finding gifts for friends and parents).
We really enjoyed our time with Jonathan- it was like we have known him forever.
We highly recommend Jonathan for your tours in Pingyao!! With him, you will get the best out of your visit.
Written November 9, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your recommendation, I am very pleased that you enjoyed this tour with me in Pingyao. It is good idea and good choice to visit highlights with guide in Pingyao within short time, Thanks for choosing me, very impressive.Of course not only 3 hours, we would like you to konw Pingyao better, so we don't mind to give you more hours for the tour. Good luck and hope see you again.
Written March 1, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Miao mountains should be delisted as a mountain walking tour. There is very little history there except as a ming d
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Temples in Pingyao
Jonathan was an excellent guide. Fluent in English was familiar with history and took pains to explain . Helped us
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Excellent tour guide!
We had an amazing day with Jonathan of Red Plum Tour. Jonathan is a very pleasant and experienced tour guide who sp
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Great one-day tour to Mian Mountain with Jonathan
We have been picked up in the morning at our Hotel at Pingyao and transfered by private bus to mian mountain. The p
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Great tour guide
Very friendly, competent and knowledgeable tour guide! Thank you very much for the nice tour! Thanks for the tip wi
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Excellent tour in Pingyao old city
. We arranged one day tour in Pingyao via mail with Jonathan who was very informative, helpful and quick to respons
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Amazing Day tour to Mian Shan
We spent a couple of days in Pingyao on our 3 weeks trip in china, because we wanted to visit the Mian Mountain. We
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Excellent Private Tour and Transfer Services with Pingyao Travel Guide.com
Just returned from a 15 day trip to China with my family. Jonathan, the owner of Pingyao Travel Guide.com organize
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Highly recommended guide
We just ended an extensive ten-day tour all over Shanxi (and little more until Luoyang) with Jonathan. We highly re
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A day in stunning mountains and visiting beautiful temples
Our excellent guide, Jonathan Zhang, accompanied us in a car he'd organised to the Mian Mountain area. It's an area
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Hanging Monastery to Pingyao
We had a wonderful trip around Shanxi province visiting sites that were of particular interest to us. Jonathan met
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Look-See visit
Jonathan was extremely helpful and accommodating with a bit of a specialized “look-see” visit we arranged to the Pi
siunyil
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Excellent tour!
We did a day and half of Pingyao Tour with Jonathan which included the visit to the old town, Wang’s compound, and
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Amazing trips to Datong Hanging (Xuankong) Monastery, Yungang Grottoes and Mian Shan
Jonathan was very helpful since the beginning, answering to all my emails very quickly and always adding extra and
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Great day trip to Pingyao with Jonathan!!
Our family of four toured Pingyao with Jonathan. Jonathan started us off with breakfast at a local restaurant whic
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