Taking flight from Shanghai to Xian to visit Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda and returning in the evening of the same day is an effective way to quickly capture the essence of Xian, China. From the morning hotel pickup in Shanghai to the last moment coming back to hotel, you will hassle nothing with all inclusive but only focus on the your Terracotta Warriors tour.
AM: In the early morning our local driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby by holding a board with your name and then transfer you to airport to take the morning flight to Xian (We will book the round way flights and advise you the flight tickets information in advance).
Upon your arrival in Xi’an, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the exit of Xian airport. Your adventure begins with Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses which is 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: In the afternoon we will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda which 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. If time permits, you will pay a visit to Muslim Quarter, the best known food street in Xian. You will meet lots of local snacks and specialties. It would be a good chance to record the local food with your camera.
Afterwards, your tour guide and driver will transfer you to Xian airport and take flight leaving for Shanghai. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, our local driver will wait for you at the exit of Shanghai airport by holding a board with your name and transfer to your hotel.
- Round-trip flight tickets Shanghai-Xian-Shanghai (Economy class)
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
- Chinese style lunch
- All transfer as mentioned in itinerary
- Air-conditioned car and driver
- English-speaking tour guide
- One bottle of mineral water per day per day
- Personal expense
- Gratuities (Highly recommended)