Xian and Luoyang are two of the four most famous ancient capital cities in China. Taking a bullet train from Xian one will arrive in Luoyang in about 2.5 hours. Quiet some tourists choose to do a side trip to Luoyang to appreciate Longmen Grottoes, see most authentic Kungfu Show in Shaolin Temple, and learn more about Luoyang.
Longmen Grottoes, Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits, Luoyang Museum, Shaolin Temple.
Attractions: Longmen Grottoes, Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits, Luoyang Museum
Your driver in Xian will meet you in your hotel at around 07:00 and escort you to North Xian Railway Station. You will take a bullet train to Luoyang. The train tickets will be sent to your hotel reception or concierge in advance. Upon your arrival in Luoyang, our local guide and driver will meet you at the railway station.
The guide will escort you to visit the Longmen Grottoes, which is a treasure house of ancient stone-carving artworks. There are over 100 thousand stone statues that vary from 2-centimeter to 17.14-meter high and extend for about 1094 yards along the two banks of Yi River. After lunch, you will pay a visit to Museum of Luoyang Eastern Zhou Royal Horse and Chariot Pits. The Eastern Zhou Dynasty is the last slivery dynasty in Chinese history. It is followed by the first feudal dynasty in Chinese history – the Qin Dynasty. The museum is built on the site of a large scale accompanying pit of the imperial mausoleum. Here you will explore the secret of the imperial mausoleum and appreciate the exquisite cultural relics. The last stop of today is Luoyang Museum.
Accommodation: Hotel booked by your own
Day 2 Luoyang-Xian by Bullet Train
Attractions: Shaolin Temple (Lunch)
After breakfast on your own, please meet your driver and guide in hotel lobby at 09:00. Then you will driver for about 1 hour 20 minutes to Shaolin Temple, the birth place of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Martial Arts. Here you will see the Kungfu show performed by Shaolin monks. Finish sightseeing, our guide will see you off at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take the bullet train back to Xian. When you return to Xian in the afternoon, our driver will pick you up from Xian North Train Station and transfer you back to hotel in Xian city area.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.