2-Day Luoyang Layover Tour from Xian to Beijing by Bullet Trains
Booking this tour you will dig out the essence of traditional Chinese martial arts, as Shaolin Temple is the cradle of Kung Fu. Longmen Grottoes, appeals to countless visitors for its highly valuated status in and out of China. It is the embodiment of royal will and behavior, with strong national religious color. The service of this tour includes entrance fees, accommodation in Luoyang, all hotel transfer and two-way bullet train.
Longmen Grottoes + Luoyang Museum + Shaolin Temple
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Bullet train + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel
AM: In the early morning from your Xian downtown hotel, the driver will pick you up and drive you to the railway station for the high speed train running to Luoyang. After around 1.5 hours, you will arrive in and be greeted by local guide holding a sign with your name, and then directly head to Longmen Grottoes, which is considered a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art with more than 100,000 stone statues varying from 2cm to 17.14m high. Longmen Grottoes extends for about 1,094 yards along both banks of Yi River and approx. 12 km far away from Luoyang city. It is one of the three most valuable Buddhist Cave and rock carvings in China.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Later on, we will stop by Luoyang Museum. There are over 1700 historical relics on display in 5 halls. Each hall reflects basic social facts of a period in ancient China like the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society and the Feudal Society.
When the tour is concluded, you will be escorted back to Luoyang local hotel for check in.
AM: After breakfast, the guide will meet you and take you to Shaolin Temple that is famous for Shaolin Kung Fu. You will have a chance to witness the real Kung Fu performed by Shaolin monks. Shaolin Temple is famous not only as one of China’s most important Buddhist temples but also as the center of Chinese Kung Fu. First constructed in 495, the temple was mainly designed to accommodate Batuo, a famous Indian monk. Now Shaolin Temple is reputed as “the Number One Temple Under Heaven” and also listed as UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2010. The temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin martial arts.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Finishing the tour, the guide and driver will transfer you to the railway station for departure. Take bullet train for around 4 hours to Beijing. Upon your arrival, Beijing driver will meet you at the exit of the station, and then send you to your own-booked downtown hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.