Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes From Beijing Private Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel
    Dates: See Availability
    Return point: Your centrally located hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You cannot imagine until you stand gazing up at them how awe inspiring are the statues and stone-cut architecture of the Yungang Grottos. Over 50 thousand Buddhas in 252 man-made caves punctuate the cliff of Wuzhou Mountain.The statues range in size from tiny Buddhas smaller than an inch, arrayed like tiles in the sandstone, to great carvings 55 feet high (17 meters). UNESCO made this a World Heritage Site in 2001, describing it as a classical masterpiece of Chinese Buddhist art. Half a century in the making, involving tens of thousands of workers, this temple like the great cathedrals of Europe is a testament for the ages. It can not but raise our gaze. Your private English-speaking guide will explain it all in detail.

This marvel is our destination. But first a more modern adventure: We'll shoot from the city for a roughly two-hour ride on the Beijing-Datong bullet train. From sleek steel to ancient stone pretty amazing contrast in this day to remember for a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi

Yungang Grottoes private tour

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Marks Guide & Driver Service, Beijing-china">Beijing

Mark's Private tour

Duration: 8 hours

Inclusions

Local hand slice noodle lunch

Transport by private vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Round Tickets of Bullet Train between Datong and Beijing

Professional English speaking tour guide

Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

During Chinese public holiday, please book this tour 2 weeks in advance.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

need bring your passport

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 16-Dec-2018

    Booked a trip with Mark’s Guide n travel service . Provided with a Friendly and humble driver 小 谢. Keep us with conversation thru the 4 1/2 hour journey to the destination.Brought us to a restaurant that serve good food

  • 05-Nov-2017

    This was a very long tour, but extremely worth the four hour drive from Beijing. Sights along the drive were awesome and the Grottoes were unbelievable, 45 Grottoes with amazing carvings everywhere. Lunch in Datong was wonderful and the local tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. One of the highlights of our visit to Beijing.

  • 05-Nov-2017

    This was a very long tour, but extremely worth the four hour drive from Beijing. Sights along the drive were awesome and the Grottoes were unbelievable, 45 Grottoes with amazing carvings everywhere. Lunch in Datong was wonderful and the local tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. One of the highlights of our visit to Beijing.

  • 23-Apr-2017

    First off don't let the length of the day stop you from doing this tour!!! It was phenomenal!!! Bruce picked us up bright and early to start our long drive to The Grottoes. We arrived 3.5 hours after being picked up and Bruce told us where to go. This wasn't a tour as much as Bruce was our driver. I was a little concerned about that at first but as we wandered the grottoes and found each cave to be more amazing than the next we were all glad we were left to experience this at our own pace and as a family. After leaving with our mouths dropped to the ground from the sheer amazement of this place we met Bruce in the parking lot where we proceeded to the town of Datong for lunch!!! Bruce ordered a feast for us that we will remember forever. The restaurant was a blast more of a banquet hall and we were able to see a 12 year old boys birthday party going on and all the cultural fun that came with that!!!
    Such a great day in every way and we would highly recommend Bruce and the long trip to The Grottoes. You'll never forget them!!!

  • 23-Apr-2017

    First off don't let the length of the day stop you from doing this tour!!! It was phenomenal!!! Bruce picked us up bright and early to start our long drive to The Grottoes. We arrived 3.5 hours after being picked up and Bruce told us where to go. This wasn't a tour as much as Bruce was our driver. I was a little concerned about that at first but as we wandered the grottoes and found each cave to be more amazing than the next we were all glad we were left to experience this at our own pace and as a family. After leaving with our mouths dropped to the ground from the sheer amazement of this place we met Bruce in the parking lot where we proceeded to the town of Datong for lunch!!! Bruce ordered a feast for us that we will remember forever. The restaurant was a blast more of a banquet hall and we were able to see a 12 year old boys birthday party going on and all the cultural fun that came with that!!!
    Such a great day in every way and we would highly recommend Bruce and the long trip to The Grottoes. You'll never forget them!!!