This tour is one of the best-selling Xian day tours, covering the top Xian highlights. You will follow an attentive and knowledgeable guide to discover the breathtaking Terracotta Warriors and Horses, capturing the legacy of the Qin Dynasty, immerse in the history of the Ancient City Wall, pedal along its majestic expanse, and explore the vibrant Muslim Quarter. This curated journey seamlessly blends ancient marvels with modern delights, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of Xi’an’s cultural tapestry.
Highlights of this tour:
1. Discover the top highlights of Xi’an with a knowledgeable guide including the Terracotta Warriors, the City Wall, the Bell & Drum Tower Square, and the Muslim Quarter.
2. Admire the world’s greatest man-made wonder – the Terracotta Army, built by China’s first emperor.
3. Take a leisurely stroll or bike tour on the ancient City Wall, feel the gentle breeze, and overlook the gorgeous cityscape.
4. Sample the wide variety of local snacks and flavors of life in the Muslim Quarter.
After breakfast in your hotel, get ready for a day filled with historical wonders and cultural delights. Our tour guide will pick you up from your downtown hotel at 08:30. Then, we will head directly to Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Discovered in 1974 by local farmers, this archaeological marvel features an army of life-sized terracotta soldiers, each with unique expressions and intricate details. Crafted over 2,000 years ago to accompany Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife, the site provides a captivating glimpse into the military might and artistic prowess of ancient China. Your knowledgeable guide will share captivating stories about the discovery and restoration of these awe-inspiring artifacts, enriching your understanding of this world-renowned historical site.
Lunch: savor the flavors of authentic Xi’an cuisine at a local restaurant. Enjoy a delicious lunch, featuring regional specialties that showcase the rich culinary heritage of the area.
Return to Xian City and explore the Ancient City Wall, a well-preserved fortification that surrounds the city center. You can opt for an exhilarating bike ride atop the wall for panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Feel the ancient history come alive as you traverse this architectural gem. Next, you will be transferred to the iconic Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, where traditional Chinese architecture meets the modern city life. Admire the intricate design of these historic structures and learn about their cultural significance from your guide.
Muslim Quarter is the last stop of today’s tour. It is a bustling neighborhood with narrow alleys filled with local shops and street food vendors. You will be immersed in the lively atmosphere, sample delicious snacks, and explore the unique blend of Chinese and Islamic cultures. As the day concludes, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel. Reflect on the day’s adventures and treasure the memories of Xi’an’s rich history and cultural diversity.