Take this 2 days Xian tour from Beijing by round way flights to discover this ancient Capital with most time squeezed onto attractions visiting but not transportation between the 2 cities. All transfer in Beijing, transportations and land tour in Xian well arranged in advance, you will be totally hassle free during the tour and 100% soak into the amazing trip to Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, Xian Ancient City Wall…
- Day 1: Beijing - Xian by FlightShaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter (Lunch)
AM: In early morning, our local driver (no guide) will pick you up from hotel lobby in downtown area by holding a board with your name and transfer to airport for 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 your arrival in Xi’an, our tour guide and driver will greet you at Xian airport. Board the private car to Xian city area. On the way, to the attraction spot, your guide will introduce the history and culture of this ancient city for you to catch a glimpse of reason why so many well-known relics were discovered on this land.
After about 50 mins’ driving, get to Daci’en Temple which houses Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It was originally built to hold Buddhist sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back from India in Tang Dyansty, 652 A.D. Now there is a big square divided into North Square and South Square, surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The design of the buidlings and statues is in Tang style, showing people the ever glory of that great time. It’s busier in the evening when many activities with Tang elements held by local amateur.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch in a local restaurant, visit Shaanxi History Museum which is one of the biggest and most famous museums in China. The museum houses the cultural heritage unearthed in Shaanxi Province. Although it’s a provincial Museum, the collection of relics here is at national level from both quantity and quality as Xian had been Capitals for more than 13 dynasties in ancient China. Following the tour guide, walk and stop at those priceless exhibits to learn the hidden history and splendid civilization of China.
Last stop is Muslim Quarter where many special local products and snacks to be found along this street. You can enjoy preserved meat, casserole, various noodles. At last, drive to hotel for check-in.
Accommodation: Hotel Booked by Us
- Day 2: Xian - Beijing by FlightTerracotta Warriors Museum, Xian Ancient City Wall (Breakfast + Lunch)
AM: Meet the guide at hotel lobby after breakfast and get on the car to Terra-cotta Warriors Museum, known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World” with a surprisingly high level in sculpture. It is located 30 km east of the Xi’an City and the original site was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974. The museum includes Pit 1(the largest pit), Pit 2, Pit 3, and the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. You will stay in the museum for 2-3 hours. Listening to the explanation from the expert tour guide, you will learn the hidden story of those live-sized sculptures and history of their owner: First Emperor of Qin who is also the first emperor of China.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, drive back to downtown area for the next site: Xian Ancient City Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, 1370 A.D., 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. Walking or riding a bike (optional with cost on your own) on the 600-year-old wall is definitely a life-time experience.
Finally, board the car to Xian airport to catch flight back to Beijing. Upon arrival in Beijing, our local driver (no guide) will hold a name sign and wait for you at the exit of arrival hall. Finish the full day tour with Beijing hotel drop-off.
- Transportation: Beijing-Xian-Beijing economy flights
- Accommodation: 1-night hotel in Xian
- Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
- Meal: 1 breakfast included at hotel and 2 lunches listed in the itinerary
- Guide: Excellent English-speaking tour guides in Xian
- Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
- Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
- Government taxes
- Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
- Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance.
- Any item beyond “Pirce includes”
- Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)