Day 1 Xian Arrival
Upon arrival in Xian, Our driver will greet you at Xian airport by holding a welcome board with your name. Then the driver will transfer you to hotel in downtown Xian. The rest day is free for you.
If time allows, we recommend you try Hai Di Lao Hot Pot Restaurant, the best known hot pot restaurant in China. We recommend the restaurant in Saige Shopping Mall or the restaurant in North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda so you can either do some shopping or walk around for sightseeing because clients usually need to wait for 30 minutes before having hot pot.
After arriving at the restaurant our guide will explain menus and help you order the soup base, vegetable, meat, seafood, meatball, staple, etc. In the seasoning area there are tens of seasonings served. You can make the sauce according to your taste from these dressing with help of our guide. During the dinning time you may see the cool “Noodle Dance” when the noodle staff offer the hand-pulled noodles.
Day 2 Xian
Attractions: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Xian Museum, Muslim Quarter(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
In the morning your first stop will be Big Wild Goose Pagoda, where is a worship place for Buddhists. The pagoda was originally built to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda there is a big Garden, where people can have a retreat. Afterward you will visit ancient Xian City Wall, the largest and best preserved ancient city wall in China. The guide will introduce how it worked as the effective military defensive system in cold weapon times.
In the afternoon pay a visit to Xi’an Museum. The large numbers of historical & cultural relics in the museum will introduce you to history development of Xi’an. And later take a walk on Muslim Quarter to explore the best know food street in Xian. Lots of Xian snacks are available here. Our guide will introduce and recommend food and restaurant according to your interest for dinner.
Xian City Wall
Today you have two choice for lunch:
1. Visit a local family and have lunch in the family. You will be given a lesson on dumpling making or famous Chinese cuisine cooking. If you like you could also join-in the lunch cooking and enjoy sweet fruit of your effort.
2. Have lunch in Laosunjia Restaurant where you could try the best Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb/Beef Soup. Other local food like noodles and cold dishes are also worthy of trying.
Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup
Day 3 Xian
Attractions: Yuanjiacun Village, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Dumpling Dinner, Tang Dynasty Show (Breakfast + Dinner)
In the morning meet our guide in hotel lobby and start to folk culture & local food tour. Driving about 1 hours you will arrive at Yuanjiacun Village which is free of charge. In the village one will have chance to watch Qin Opera Show, try authentic local food, and experience milling flour, waving cloth, making vinegar and grinding soybean to make Tofu (Bean Curd). In the village there are lots of local food eateries. Our guide will introduce some best ones when wandering in street. We will not arrange lunch in fixed restaurant. You will leave lunch on your own interest so you could try as many kinds of local food as you like.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
In the afternoon drive to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. It was praised as “the eighth major miracle of the world” including Vault 1,2,3, with the total area of 22,780 square meters. It shows a much high level in handicraft and sculpture are the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century.
Then after dumpling dinner you will enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in the theater. The show ends at about 21:10. After the tour drive back to hotel.
Day 4 Xian Departure
Our local driver will pick you up from hotel lobby according to flight schedule and transfer to airport for flight departing Xian.