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[2-Day Tour] Classic Luoyang with round-trip bullet train (Private, depart Xi'an, no-shopping)

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Multi-Day Tour | No-Shopping | Nearby Travel | Private Tour

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Xi'an

#D1 Longmen Grottoes | Luoyang Museum | #D2 White Horse Temple | Shaolin Temple

Per guest prices are based on a group of 4.

Longmen Grottoes (龙门石窟)

Luoyang's most revered Buddhist site and popular tourist attraction, the Longmen Grottoes or "Dragon's Gate Grottoes", lie twelve kilometers (7.5 mi) to the south of the city center. Separated by the Yi River are Xi'ang Shan (eastern bank) and Longmen Shan (western bank), two mountains riddled with thousands of caves and niches featuring some of China's most spectacular rock carvings and inscriptions. Work on the carvings began in the Northern Wei Dynasty (471-499 AD) and continued over the Sui Dynasty (581-619 AD) well into the Tang Dynasty (618-690 AD). There are plenty of nooks and crannies to poke your head/camera into, but there are five spots that shouldn't be missed: Guyang Cave, Binyang Cave, Wanfo Cave, Lotus Cave and FengXi'an Temple.

Shaolin Temple (少林寺)

Henan's Shaolin Temple is located approximately 85 km (53 mi) southwest of Zhengzhou's downtown area. Established in 520 AD by Indian monk, Tamo, the temple is dedicated to the study of Chan (sometimes called Zen or Ch'an) Buddhism and the mastery of martial arts-the variety of which has inspired the making of more than 170 movies, including a number of Hollywood flops. The reputation of the Shaolin Temple precedes it through the many films depicting the famous marital art born within its walls from Zen Buddhism. Nested at the foot of Shao Shan, from which it derives its name, the Shaolin Temple opens its doors and invites you to attend an impressive Kung Fu performance, after which you will head to the nearby Pagoda Forest, home to 232 magnificent pagodas and tomb to many eminent Shaolin monks and abbots.

Luoyang Museum (洛阳博物馆)

The Chinese historical museum houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in five showrooms—covering five developmental periods including the Primitive, Slavery and Feudal Societies.

White Horse Temple (白马寺)

Established by Emperor Ming in the year 68 AD, it is the first Buddhist temple in China and has built a reputation as the country's No.1 Ancient Temple. You will witness the wonder of the Tianwang, Great Buddha, Daxiong and Jieyin Halls as well as the Qingliang Terrace and Pilu Pavilion with your guide. The guide will describe the history of Buddhism in China and the pivotal role the temple played for the religion in the country.

Details

Day 1 Xi'an-Luoyang (includes lunch)

7:00 a.m. Xi'an hotel pick up and transfer to Xi'an North Train Station (about 30 minutes)

Help yourself to take the bullet train G2002 leaving Xi'an at 08:20 a.m. and arriving Luoyang at 10:17 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Your driver and/or tour guide will pick you up from the high speed train station and then transfer to the first destination.

11:00 a.m. Luoyang Museum

The Chinese historical museum houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in five showrooms—covering five developmental periods including the Primitive, Slavery and Feudal Societies.

12:00 p.m. Lunch at a local restaurant

3:00 p.m. Longmen Grottoes (about 2 hours)

6:00 p.m. Return to Luoyang

Stay overnight at the hotel you've arranged in downtown (at your own expense).

Day 2 Luoyang-Xi'an departure (includes lunch)

8:30 a.m. Hotel pickup

9:00 a.m. White Horse Temple (about 2 hours)

11:30 a.m. Lunch at a local restaurant

1:30 p.m. Shaolin Templ (about 2.5 hours)

4:00 p.m. After the tour ends, you'll be transferred to the station (about 1 hour)

Help yourself to take the bullet train G661 leaving Luoyang at 7:01 p.m. and arriving Xi'an at 8:48 p.m.

9:00 p.m.Xi'an train station pickup and transfer to hotel (without guide)

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) Round way high speed train tickets between Luoyang and Xi'an

2) English-speaking guide service

3) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Accommodation

2) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Cancellation Policies:
Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product. Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 72 hours in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.

How to Join the Group:
On departure date you will be picked up from hotel (please check the pickup range as specified in details). You will be contacted before 6:00 p.m. the day before departure to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. We may contact you via phone (if provided), hotel reception, or email. If we cannot reach you before this time, please call the emergency contact number which you will find listed on the confirmation email.

Emergency Contact:
Please call Susan @13891966219 for any urgent matters.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.