This one-day Xian tour from Shanghai is specially designed for visitors who have only one day in Xian. Your personal tour guide will lead you to marvel at the intricately crafted Terracotta Warriors and Horses, explore the well-preserved Ancient City Wall and savor the vibrant atmosphere of the Muslim Quarter. We will help you maximize your limited time and unlock the best Xian.
Highlights of this tour:
1. Enjoy a hassle-free Xi’an day tour from Shanghai, with comfortable transfers and an experienced guide.
2. Explore two of Xi’an’s most popular historical sites – the Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall – and gain an insight into their legendary construction history.
3. Spend some free time exploring the local food culture by sampling a variety of delicious snacks in the bustling Muslim Quarter.
In the early morning, our local driver will pick you up from your Shanghai downtown hotel by holding a board with your name and transfer you to Shanghai airport for your flight to Xian. Rest assured, your flight details will be sent to you by email in advance. Upon landing at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, be warmly welcomed by your local tour guide and driver. Then, they will transfer you to the iconic Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a testament to the ingenuity of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
Discovered in 1974, this vast army of meticulously crafted clay soldiers, chariots, and horses serves as a captivating representation of the afterlife beliefs of ancient China. Marvel at the lifelike soldiers, each with distinct expressions and details, standing guard over Emperor Qin’s mausoleum. Gain insights into the historical significance and the painstaking restoration efforts that have revealed the intricate details of this ancient masterpiece.
Lunch: Enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant, allowing you to reflect on the awe-inspiring experience at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
In the afternoon, depart for downtown Xi’an to explore the imposing City Wall. As you walk along this well-preserved structure, appreciate the architectural prowess of the Ming Dynasty and the panoramic views of Xi’an’s modern skyline. If time permits, you will be taken to immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of the Muslim Quarter. Traverse its narrow lanes, filled with the aroma of exotic spices and the lively chatter of local vendors. Engage with the rich cultural heritage of the Hui Muslim community, appreciating the unique blend of history and flavors.
Conclude your day of exploration as your guide and driver accompany you back to Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. Board your flight back to Shanghai, where your driver will be waiting at the arrival hall. Enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.
- Round-trip Shanghai-Xian-Shanghai flight tickets
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- Chinese style lunch
- Private transfer in an air-conditioned car
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
- One bottle of mineral water per person per day
- Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
- Gratuities (recommended)