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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 Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Dear Molly,

Hope you have been well.

We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours.

Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well.

We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.

Regards,

Mrs Wee

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Comment on our service from Brod, Australia
Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020.

China Silk Road Tour


Hi Sandy,

Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office & family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning.

The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda & Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed.

Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo & I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you.

Best regards,

Brod


 

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Comment on our service from Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
You put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.  

We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.

Thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip.

Best,

Jayne


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Comment on our service from Arnold Demeyere, Belgium

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

Dear friends of visitourchina,


We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.

For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).

“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. And they “give” us Molly Mo as contact person. It was a winning number from the lottery !

Molly took care of us like “a real mother” ! No question I’ve asked her, she answered them immediately with her advice and experience. Always in a very friendly and positive way, adding a human sense so we were even more longing to visit Nanning and it’s people. Molly organised our guide in Nanning, Wendy, who was TOP for us. Wendy took care of us, from early morning till evening with a very professional view on guiding adding a good human sense to her work. We were so good prepared we had one day on our own and we could fill in without problems.

It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.

So, we came back from Nanning after a too short stay with very positive feelings, hoping once more to visit China again.

We’re very grateful to Molly in the first place. She is the ideal person to represent Visitourchina. She take care of my many, many questions with a great heart, she had many patience with us and she never disappointed us, her answers give us the extra love for China and it’s people. Visitourchina must be happy with her.

It's a pity we couldn’t see her to transform our personal gratitude to her. Many, many, many thanks !


I hope this is not my least mail to you, I would miss our contacts,


Arnold en Rattana Demeyere




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Comment on our service from Brandon Michael Driggs,USA

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Hi Molly,

The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.

We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.

Best wishes,

Brandon


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Comment on our service from Serene Zhou,Philippines

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter. The trip was fun and informative.

Hi Stella,

I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter (Hope i didn't get his name wrong) .

The trip was fun and informative. Peter is extremely caring and helpful to all the guests who participated in this group trip to Mutianyu great wall & Ming Tombs tour. He made sure nobody was left out of left behind. He is very polite and attentive to our needs.

Peter also made sure we are safe, he was concerned about the distance if the guests could find their hotel or find their way back to their hotel. I must thank Peter for insisting to drop us near our hotel where we CAN see our hotel building at least.

I hope you can let Peter know that he's an awesome guide and the Americans and the rest of us had so much fun.

Best Regards,

Serene Zhou & Ernest


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