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Tour Overview

This Xian City Day Tour includes the most famous attractions in downtown Xian: Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Great Mosque, Bell and Drum Tower Square, and Muslim Quarter. You will admire the precious cultural relics in the museum, listen to a knowledgeable guide explaining the history and function of the amazing City Wall, wander around the Great Mosque to appreciate the mixed architecture, and enjoy local delicacy at the vibrant Muslim Quarter.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Follow your knowledgeable guide to the most famous historical sites in the city including the Ancient City Wall and the Bell & Drum Tower Square.
2. Get a glimpse of the development of Chinese civilization at China’s first major national modern museum – Shaanxi History Museum.
3. Visit the Grand Mosque, the main place of religious activities for Muslims in Xi’an, and learn about the daily habits of Muslims.
4. Take a leisurely walk along the Muslim Quarter and sample a variety of delicious snacks.

 

At 9:00 AM, your English-speaking tour guide and driver will greet you at your downtown hotel, ready to enjoy an exploration of Shaanxi History Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts that unravel the story of China’s ancient civilizations. Nestled in a modern architectural marvel, the museum houses over 370,000 exhibits, including intricate bronze ware, majestic terracotta warriors, and delicate ceramics. Delve into the profound cultural heritage of Shaanxi as your guide unveils the significance of each exhibit, providing context to the dynasties that once thrived in this region.

Next, travel to the Ancient City Wall, a remarkable structure that has withstood the test of time. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this well-preserved structure encapsulates centuries of history within its massive ramparts. As you walk atop the wall, feel the echoes of the past and appreciate the panoramic views of the city that have witnessed the ebb and flow of time. If you’re feeling adventurous, you have the option to pay extra and ride a bike on the top of the City Wall, providing a unique perspective of the city.

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Exhibit in Shaanxi History Museum

After lunch, head to the heart of Xian’s historical center – Bell and Drum Tower Square. Marvel at the architectural brilliance of the Bell Tower and Drum Tower, standing tall against the backdrop of the modern city. Your guide shares captivating tales of these ancient timekeepers, offering insights into their cultural and historical significance.

Continue your cultural journey with a visit to the Great Mosque, a place of worship and a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. Explore the fusion of Islamic and Chinese architectural elements, meandering through courtyards adorned with elegant archways and traditional calligraphy. Learn about the mosque’s role as a center for religious activities, exemplifying Xian’s cultural diversity. Conclude your day with a leisurely walk down Muslim Street, a bustling market where the aroma of local delicacies fills the air. Engage your senses with the sights, sounds, and tastes of Xian as you sample street food delights, interact with friendly vendors, and soak in the lively atmosphere.

As the day comes to a close, your guide and driver ensure a comfortable journey back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of Xian’s rich history, vibrant culture, and delectable local cuisine.

Bell Tower Square Xian
Bell and Drum Tower Square at Night

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $115 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • 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
  • This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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