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4 Days Shanxi Flour Products Gourmet Tour

Tour Code: CFT06
Tour Duration: 4 Days
Destination: Pingyao, Taiyuan
Tour overview: There are various types of noodles in Shanxi, each tasting unique. Set out for Shanxi, the age-old province with traditional Chinese cuisine. Genuine Flour Products nice Rice Wine...there must be one to fulfill your stomach!

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4 Days Shanxi Flour Products Gourmet Tour 4 Days Shanxi Flour Products Gourmet Tour 4 Days Shanxi Flour Products Gourmet Tour 4 Days Shanxi Flour Products Gourmet Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Taiyuan Arrive in Taiyuan, be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Huakang Dijing Hotel - Taiyuan Grand Metropark Wanshi Hotel Shanxi Jinjiang Inn Taiyuan Municipality
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Day 2 Taiyuan/Pingyao This morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and then have a visit to Jinci Temple , also a visit to Gouda Cheese Farm.
Lunch at Taiyuan's Favourite Noodle House
After lunch transfer from Taiyuan to Pingyao by coach (1.5 hours). Hotel check-in and afternoon at leisure.
You will have a Gourmet Country Dinner. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Pingyao Yunjincheng Folk Hotel Hongshanyi Old Hotel, Pingyao Yu Feng Heng Hotel
B, L, D
Day 3 Pingyao This morning we will have a walking tour in Pingyao Old Town .
Lunch at Yun Jin Cheng.
After lunch, we drive to Jingsheng Village in Lingshi County to visit the Wang Courtyard Residence.
Dinner at Chang Sheng Yuan. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Pingyao Yunjincheng Folk Hotel Hongshanyi Old Hotel, Pingyao Yu Feng Heng Hotel
B, L, D
Day 4 Pingyao This morning, we will have a traditional Vinegar Workshop Visit.
Lunch at Pingyao Renjia.
After that, you will be transferred to railway station to take train to next destination. Details...
B, L
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Arrival / Taiyuan

Transfer via: Flight/train on your own arrangement Arrive in Taiyuan, you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Day 2 Taiyuan / Pingyao (B, L.D)

Taiyuan / Pingyao (B, L.D)

Transfer via: Private car on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Jinci Temple, Gouda Cheese Farm

This morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and then have a visit to Jinci Temple, a combination of historical cultural relics and beautiful landscapes. The welcoming boughs of a multitude of ancient trees provide an eye-catching entrance to the temple. Beyond this, the numerous halls, cabinets, pavilions and bridges are guaranteed to keep any visitor enthralled. Jinci Temple is world-famous because it is an ancient ancestral temple, something which is rare in China.

Then we will have a Gouda Cheese Farm Visit. Learn how to make your own Gouda cheese. Marc de Ruiter, China's only artisanal cheese-maker, will lead us through his cheese farm which produces traditional Gouda cheese. Learn about how Marc is committing to create a sustainable, all-natural and artisanal food and agriculture business in the heartland of Shanxi province.

Lunch at Taiyuan's Favorite Noodle House. China's heartland of noodles, dine in the provincial capital's favorite noodle house for a taste of over 15 varieties of noodles.

After lunch we will drive from Taiyuan to Pingyao by coach (1.5 hours). Hotel check-in and afternoon at leisure.

Gourmet Country Dinner. This afternoon you will have a wonderful country gourmet dinner in the beautifully restored Jing's Residence dining hall.

Day 3 Pingyao (B, L, D)

Pingyao (B, L, D)

Sightseeing: Pingyao Ancient Town, Wang Courtyard Residence

This morning, we will first have a Walking Tour of Pingyao. History comes alive as we explore the timeless allure of ancient courtyards and a complex of old private houses that have been converted into museums. You'll drink tea in a tea house, explore Pingyao's older quarter, and, together, discover a fabled ancient city.

Lunch at Yun Jin Cheng. Yun Jin Cheng is an old hotel with a history of nearly 300 years, and is also the first tourist foreign-involved folk custom hotel in Pingyao. Gathering local eating and drinking culture and folk-custom feelings and collecting eating, lodging, sighting, recreation, leisure enjoyment, conference and performing arts as an integral. This hotel is a deep residence and old court, where several courtyards are well arranged, have a unique style, and are very rich in the feature of Ming and Qing.
Feature: be rich in all kinds of flour products

After lunch, we drive to Jingsheng Village in Lingshi County to walk back in time to a land that carries heritage of wealthy bankers from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Wang Courtyard Residence, the former living quarters of a prosperous local family and truly a miniature version of the Forbidden City, still enthralls until today.

Dinner at Chang Sheng Yuan. Chang Sheng Yuan, the time-honored restaurant rooted in Ming and Qing Dynasty is noted for its rice wine. At that time, its customers were from Rishengchang, bureaucracy, caballero, and so on.

With the development of more than 300 years, the taste is more and more fragrant. The Rice Wine is named "liquid cake", because it is helpful to strengthen the stomach, relieve rigidity of muscles and promote blood circulation.

Day 4 Pingyao / Departure (B, L)

Sightseeing: Traditional Vinegar Workshop

After breakfast, we will have a visit to Traditional Vinegar Workshop. Visit the workshop that produces one of China's most loved condiments, aged Shanxi vinegar. The Dong Hu workshop continues the age-old tradition of making artisanal vinegar, dare we say equally as good as Modena Tradizionale Balsamic Vinegar. Tastings include aged 3, 5 and 8-year old vinegars as well as garlic, chili, and honey-flavored vinegars.

Lunch at Pingyao Renjia. Pingyao Renjia is worth of recommending for its genuine flour products. The master chef is the local, so the noodle, cake...are various and particular.

After that, we will be transferred to railway station to take train to next destination.

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
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Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
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Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
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Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


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Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

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Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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