Shanghai is a gateway city in China for travelers from the world. From Shanghai, people plan their next stop to deeply discover China: Xian, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin…Xian as one of the greatest ancient capitals and the home of Terracotta Warriors is no doubt a hot destination after Shanghai for travelers. This tour from Shanghai to Xian in 3 days by overnight train is a budget way to visit Terracotta Warriors, City Wall and other Xian highlights.
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, Xian Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Muslim Quarter, Bell & Drum Tower Square
Private tour guide, Drivers, Vehicle, Entrance tickets, Xian hotel with breakfast, Soft-sleeper Train tickets(Shanghai-Xian-Shanghai)
Our Shanghai local driver will pick you up from hotel lobby by holding a board with your name and then transfer to train station to take the train from Shanghai to Xian. (we will book the train tickets for you and advise you the tickets details in advance).
Accommodation: Overnight Train Shanghai-Xian
Day 2 Xian
Attractions: Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall (Breakfast + Lunch)
Upon arrival, our tour guide and driver greet you at train station by holding a sign. Then drive to your hotel and help you check in. After a short rest, we will visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum. It is the twin of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Both the two pagodas are important witnesses for the history of Great Tang Dynasty. Small Wild Goose Pagoda attracts visitors with its special charms that it keeps quiet and peaceful in the bustling downtown area, has precious value on architecture and Chinese garden aesthetics.
After lunch, you will come to 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 Dynasty, 652 A.D. And then Move to the Ancient City Wall. It is not only the unique and intact city wall that has survived today in China but also the largest and most complete system of defense. Then you will be transferred back to hotel.
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 3 Xian-Shanghai
Attractions: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Muslim Quarter, Bell and Drum Tower Square (Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast in the hotel you will be picked up from hotel lobby. Then drive to visit famous and must-be see spot Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Famed of the eighth miracle of the world, the marvelous excavations in different underground 3 vaults show a surprisingly high level craftsmanship in old days. More than 6600 warriors with different expressions from each other testified the greatest intelligence of the first emperor Qin. Nowadays, the opened 3-D circular-screen movie let you deeply know the historical background of Qin Dynasty while enjoying its mysterious and splendid. In the afternoon, we will come to the Muslim Quarter by yourself. And then visit the last spot- Bell and Drum Tower Square. Located in the center of Xi’an and used for timekeeping in old days. You can experience beating the drum. Last arrival at railway station and take train from Xian to Shanghai.
Accommodation: Overnight Train
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 4 Shanghai Arrival
Upon arrival in Shanghai, our local driver will wait you at train station by holding a board with your name and transfer to your hotel.
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.