During the Xian day tour, you will unveil the vivid life-size terracotta warriors and horses in the morning. After lunch, traverse the expanse of China’s largest and impeccably preserved ancient city wall. Wander through the enchanting lanes of the Muslim Quarter to discover the hidden gem of the Great Mosque, where traditional Chinese and Islamic architecture harmoniously converge. By day’s end, you’ll find yourself captivated by the allure of this ancient capital, steeped in history and cultural splendor.
2. Experience how the Muslims have integrated their lives into this ancient city in the Muslim Quarter, and explore the most famous food streets in Xi’an.
3. Stroll around or enjoy cycling on the ancient City Wall, overlooking a spectacular view of the city.
4. See the Chinese pavilions with colored beams and engraved ridgepoles at the Grand Mosque.
Enjoy your breakfast and then your day begins with a pickup from your downtown hotel by our friendly English-speaking tour guide. Embark on a fascinating journey as you head directly to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an archaeological wonder that reveals the legacy of China’s inaugural emperor, Qin Shi Huang. These life-sized clay soldiers, meticulously crafted over two millennia ago, stand in military formation, each bearing unique details. Delve into the intricate craftsmanship and historical importance of this subterranean army, unearthed by local farmers in 1974. Be awestruck by the precision employed in creating these warriors, a testament to the extensive workforce devoted to safeguarding the emperor in the afterlife.
After the captivating visit to the Terracotta Warriors, indulge in a delicious Shaanxi lunch at a local restaurant. Savor authentic flavors and regional specialties, ensuring you have the energy for the rest of the day’s exploration.
Return to downtown Xian and venture to the iconic Xian City Wall, China’s largest and best-preserved ancient city wall. Immerse yourself in history as you stroll along the ancient fortifications. Optionally, take the opportunity to ride a bike on the top of the City Wall, enjoying panoramic views of the cityscape and its surroundings. Continue your journey to the heart of the ancient city, where the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square stand as iconic symbols of Xian. Explore the architecture and history of these magnificent structures, and take in the bustling atmosphere of the surrounding square.
Next, visit the Great Mosque, a major spot for religious activities among the Muslims in Xian. It is a tranquil oasis with a unique blend of Chinese and Islamic architectural styles. Marvel at the intricate designs, serene courtyards, and peaceful ambiance of this historic religious site. Last, take a leisurely walk to the nearby Muslim Quarter, renowned as the most famous food street in Xian. Immerse in the vibrant atmosphere as you explore the bustling market stalls and sample a variety of local snacks and delicacies. From savory lamb skewers to sweet treats, the Muslim Quarter offers a culinary adventure for every palate.
As the day comes to a close, your guide will transfer you back to your downtown hotel, ensuring a comfortable and memorable end to your day of exploration in Xian.
- Chinese style lunch
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
- Private transfer in an air-conditioned car
- One bottle of mineral water per person
- This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join your group
- Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
- Gratuities (recommended)