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.
- Day 1: Shanghai-Xian by Overnight Train (Z92 18:55-09:16)
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: XianSmall Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall (Breakfast + Lunch)
AM: 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.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: 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.
- Day 3: Xian-Shanghai by Overnight TrainTerra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Muslim Quarter, Bell and Drum Tower Square (Breakfast + Lunch)
AM: 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.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: 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
- 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.
- Overnight soft sleeper train Shanghai-Xian-Shanghai (4 beds in one cabin)
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
- Lunch & Hotel breakfast mentioned in the itinerary
- 1 night accommodation in Xian with daily breakfast
- All transfer as mentioned in itinerary
- Air-condition car and driver, English speaking tour guide
- One bottle of mineral water per day
- Personal expense
- Guide service on the train
- Gratuities (recommended)
Booking MethodStep 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours. Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking. Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us! Email: [email protected] Cellphone number: +86 18792910029 WhatsApp / Wechat ID: 008618792910029 Facebook: @xianholidaystravelagency
In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!
The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices.
If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants and they’ll book the hotel for you.
Our Tour Guide
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.