Day 1 Beijing-Xian
Attractions: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Lunch)
In the early morning our local driver will pick you up from hotel lobby by holding a board with your name and then transfer to airport to take the morning flight to Xian (We will book the round way flights and flights tickets information will be sent to you by e mail in advance). Upon arrival in Xian, our tour guide will greet you at Xian airport and transfer to visit Shaanxi History Museum which houses over 300,000 items which recreates Tang-dynasty architecture and successfully symbolizes the great extent of Shaanxi history and its remarkable culture. 1.5 hours for the visiting time. Then show you around Big Wild Goose Pagoda— a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. One of the pagoda’s many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang. At last we will drive back to hotel.
Shaanxi History Museum
Day 2 Xian
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Huaqing Hot Springs, Banpo Neolithic Village(Breakfast+Lunch)
After the breakfast in hotel our local guide will pick you up from hotel lobby. Then drive to visit famous and must-be see spot the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Famed as the eighth miracle of the world, the marvelous excavations in different underground 3 vaults show a surprisingly high level craftsmanship in old days. More than 6600 warriors with different expressions from each other testified the greatest intelligence of the first emperor Qin. Nowadays, the opened 3-D circular-screen movie let you deeply know the historical background of Qin Dynasty while enjoying it. Then move on to Huaqing Hot Springs which is one of famous hot springs in China, was famed for winter palace in the tang dynasty. After the Chinese style lunch we will visit the Banpo Neolithic Village dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement. Back to hotel in the downtown.
Day 3 Mt. Huashan
Attractions: Mt. Huashan (Breakfast)
After the breakfast, our English-speaking tour guide and driver pick you up from your hotel at 8:30am. We will arrive at the Mt. Huashan at 10:30am. We would like to suggest you to prepare some food for the whole climbing. The lunch is on your own. We will take a cable car to the North Peak. At the North peak, our guide will leave you for free to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. On the top of the mountain, there are several spots, such as the Buddhist and Taoist temples, sculptures and engravings. You will enjoy yourself very much on the 4 peaks. Passing the Gold Lock Pass you can buy a golden lock, and lock it on the iron chains on the Gold Lock Pass which symbolize safety and health. It must be marvelous scenery to see thousands of golden locks on the iron chains. On the Middle Peak (Jade Maiden Peak), you can enjoy its supernatural atmosphere. It must be fantastic and amazing to watch the sunset with your own eyes. Then you will move forward to the East Peak and the South peak and last come to the West Peak. You will have a good treat by the fresh air on the Mount Huashan! Our tour guide will meet you at the North Peak and take the cable car to the foot of the mountain together. At about 17:00pm, the driver will wait for you at the exit gate of mountain and then transfer you back to Xi’an city. Today’s lunch will be on your own because we will be on mountain top at noon.
Day 4 Xian-Beijing
Attractions: Xian City Wall, Bell and Drum Tower Square, Muslim Street(Breakfast+Lunch)
Pick up you in your hotel lobby in the morning and go to visit Ancient City Wall. It is not only the unique and intact city wall that has survived in China but also the biggest and most complete military system of defense in the world. Then move on to visit Bell and Drum Tower Square to have an out look of Bell Tower and Drum Tower. Located in the center of Xi’an and used for timekeeping in old days. If you are interested in the inner structure of Bell Tower and Drum Tower, your guide will help you buy entrance tickets on spot. After the lunch in the downtown, you will visit Muslim Street, which many special local products and snacks to be found along this street. You can enjoy preserved meat, casserole, various noodles, and Terracotta Warriors imitation. After the tour, our tour guide and driver will escort you to Xian airport and take late afternoon flight back to Beijing. The flight tickets are booked by us. Upon arrival, our local driver will wait you at train station by holding a board with your name and transfer to your hotel.
The Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square