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Tour Overview

This 3-day Xian tour from Chengdu by high-speed train is an ideal choice for people who just end their holiday in Chengdu and are looking for a tour to Xian. With this tour, you will discover the best Xian highlight attractions: Terracotta Warriors, City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Small Wild Goose Pagoda… Follow us to enjoy a fantastic trip to this cultural city.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Be amazed by the grand Terracotta Warriors and Horses to explore the long history of Xian.
2. Discover the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China by cycling or strolling on it.
3. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which has over 1300 years history and preserves the Buddhist relics.
4. Satisfy your taste bud in the food street of intangible cultural heritage-Yongxingfang Food Culture Square.
5. Explore the cultural heritage relics unearthed in Shaanxi Province which are presented in Shaanxi History Museum.
6. With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. In the morning at 07:30, your driver in Chengdu will meet you at your hotel lobby and transfer you to Chengdu East Train Station for the train to Xian. Please get off the train at Xian North Train Station. Your Xian local guide will greet you at the exit and then escort you to your hotel in Xi'an.

    Lunch will be at your own expense (please feel free to ask your tour guide for suggestions)

    During the afternoon, your guided exploration continues with a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, another cultural gem of Xian. This ancient structure reflects the rich history of the region, offering insights into its architectural and religious heritage. Following this, indulge in the culinary delights of Yongxingfang Food Street, a vibrant locale where you can savor a diverse array of local and regional dishes. Immerse yourself in the flavors of Xian's culinary scene, adding a delicious dimension to your day of exploration.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

  2. Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 08:30 and transfer eastward to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most extraordinary archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Located in Lintong District, about 30 kilometers east of Xian, the museum houses life-sized terracotta sculptures depicting the army of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China. These intricate statues, dating back to the third century BCE, showcase a high level of craftsmanship, offering a captivating glimpse into ancient Chinese military history and burial practices. Marvel at the meticulous detail of each warrior, horse, and chariot, and learn about the historical significance and ongoing archaeological efforts at this iconic site.

    Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    In the afternoon, your exploration continues with a return to the downtown area. Admire the Ancient City Wall, a testament to the city's historical significance. For an exhilarating experience, consider the optional opportunity to ride a bike along the wall, immersing yourself in panoramic views of Xian. The final stop of the day is the bustling Muslim Quarter, a vibrant neighborhood known for its diverse culinary offerings and lively atmosphere. Stroll through its lively streets, absorbing the rich blend of cultures and flavors. Indulge in local delicacies, witness traditional craftsmanship, and experience the warmth of this cultural hub.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Xian Food Biang Biang Noodles
    Biang Biang Noodles in the Muslim Quarter

  3. A culturally enriching journey will take you to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Originally built during the Tang Dynasty to house Buddhist sutras and relics, this iconic structure stands as a testament to ancient Chinese architecture and religious heritage. Explore its surroundings, adorned with statues and vibrant squares, providing insight into the Tang Dynasty's grandeur. Continue your exploration with a visit to the Shaanxi History Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts spanning thousands of years of Chinese history. You will marvel at the extensive collection of ancient artifacts, sculptures, and historical exhibits, providing a comprehensive understanding of Shaanxi's rich cultural heritage.

    After immersing yourself in history, savor a delightful lunch at a local eatery, experiencing the flavors of Xian's culinary offerings.

    The afternoon concludes with your guide escorting you to the Xian train station or airport for your departure.

    Shaanxi History Museum in Xian
    Tri-colored glazed potteries of the Tang Dynasty in Shaanxi History Museum

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price includes

  • 2nd class ticket for high speed train of Chengdu – Xian
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Chinese style lunch
  • All transfer as mentioned in itinerary including Chengdu train station transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle and licensed driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per pax per day

Price excludes

  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (Highly recommended)
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