This 2-day itinerary covers the essence of Xi'an, such as the Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and etc.
To begin with, you will be met at Xian Airport and transferred to your hotel. It is said that history of Shaanxi is the history of China. So, the first stop, we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which collects the highlights of the Shaanxi culture and shows a development of the Chinese civilization. Then you will visit Xian Ancient City Wall - the only unique and intact city wall that has survived in China. We will stroll along the massive city wall. You can choose to ride a bicycle or take an eco-car along the city wall (optional). Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show to experience the court dances and songs in Tang Dynasty in the evening.
Tang Dynasty Show
During summer vacation (July and August), we will arrange Xian Museum instead of Shaanxi History Museum. Because it is so crowded and noisy in the History Museum at this time of the year that you cannot hear the guide clearly. If you insist to go to Shaanxi History Museum, please tell us.
Breakfast & lunch
Pick up from your hotel. Drive to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses (40 miles away from downtown), which is the greatest archaeological findings of the century. You will appreciate the marvelous Terracotta warriors in full battle array of Emperor Qin's tomb.
In ancient China, when a person died, especially someone of high status or with wealth, there would be someone or something to be buried with the dead. The Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses were built to be buried with First Emperor of Qin when he died. Chinese emperors usually began to built their tombs when he was alive. Qin Shi Huang began to build his tomb soon after he became an emperor. It takes about 40 years to finish the whole project. Over 700 thousand labors took part in the construction of the Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.
Then you will have a tour to the Bell Tower, the emblem of Xi'an city. Inside the Bell Tower houses a huge bell which was originally used to strike for time every morning in ancient times.
After that, go to visit the Chinese-style architecture combined with dozens of Buddhist historic statues and murals at Big Wild Goose Pagoda,which is also a landmark of Xi'an city. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is widely renowned that Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka)had stored his classics here brought from India.This 7-story brick pagoda is a landmark of Xi’an.
After the tour, we will drop you off at the airport.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.
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I strongly recommend this tour! I was working in Shanghai and wasn't sure what to expect of traveling solo in China. This private guided tour gave me exactly what I wanted: all logistics taken care of so I could just relax and enjoy what Xi'an has to offer. The Terra Cotta Warriors are some of the coolest thi more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Lisa Applegate,12/08/2008
This was the first tour I took in China after working in Shanghai for a few months. I'm not too familiar with travelling around China so was somewhat anxious when I set out to fly to Xian. Those concerns were quickly put to rest when I arrived and met my tour guide at the airport. The entire trip was well orc more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Brandon Bray,02/14/2008
Communications from ChinaTour were good and timely, and we enjoyed this tour very much. We were met at the train station by a friendly guide who spoke good English and a capable driver with a comfortable vehicle. Our guide was very knowledgeable and both he and our driver were very helpful and obliging. The t more..
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] by John Wilson ,10/07/2019