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Tour Overview

This Xian essence tour is perfect for visitors who have only 2 days in Xian and want to cover the highlights in this ancient capital such as the marvelous Terracotta Warriors and ancient City Wall. Our guide and driver will accompany you throughout the tour from picking you up at the airport till the time to see you off at the airport the next day. Whatever you are expecting from the trip, we always try our best to make our customers feel comfortable in a totally strange city and have a great time.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Be amazed by the spectacular 8,000 life-size warriors at the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.
2. Ride a bike on China’s largest and best-preserved city wall and learn the fact that it was built for military defense.
3. Enjoy a leisure time in the Great Mosque which is different from the mosques we usually see, more like a traditional Chinese garden.
4. Visit the Bell and Drum Tower Square in the heart of Xi’an ancient city before heading to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda to learn about the tales of Monk Xuang Zang.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Arrive at Xian Airport, where your dedicated tour guide will warmly welcome you by holding a sign with your name. Immediate transfer to the breathtaking Terracotta Warriors and Horses, an archaeological marvel discovered in 1974. The site comprises three large pits filled with over 8,000 life-sized terracotta soldiers, horses, and chariots. Crafted over two millennia ago for China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, this burial complex showcases the extraordinary skill of ancient artisans. As you wander through the pits, your guide will unveil the mysteries of this UNESCO World Heritage site, detailing the significance of each warrior and the fascinating history surrounding their creation.

    Terracotta Army in Xian
    Chinaxiantour's customers in the Terracotta Army

    Enjoy a delectable lunch at a local restaurant. Your guide will happily provide recommendations based on your preferences and dietary requirements.

    Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of Xian's rich history. Originally built in the 7th century to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India, the pagoda has undergone various renovations throughout the centuries. Climb the pagoda for panoramic views of the city or explore the surrounding gardens, which feature serene ponds and ancient relics. Your guide will share tales of the pagoda's significance in Chinese Buddhism and its architectural evolution.

    Following the visit to the pagoda, embark on a comfortable transfer to your downtown hotel, where you can unwind and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.

    Check in at your hotel in the heart of the city. Take some time to relax and freshen up.

    Optionally, explore the local neighborhood, discover Xian's vibrant atmosphere, and perhaps sample some street food or enjoy a leisurely evening stroll.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  2. Your knowledgeable tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, ready to embark on a day filled with cultural wonders.

    Begin your exploration at the Ancient City Wall, a masterpiece of medieval military architecture. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this well-preserved wall encircles the heart of Xian and offers a glimpse into the city's historical past. Optionally, experience a unique perspective by riding a bike along the top of the wall, reveling in panoramic views of Xian's cityscape.

    After soaking in the ancient atmosphere of the City Wall, proceed to the Bell and Drum Tower Square, a vibrant hub at the center of the ancient capital. Discover the historical significance of these iconic structures, which served as timekeeping instruments and landmarks in ancient Chinese cities.

    Xian Ancient City Wall
    The Ancient City Wall

    Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, allowing you to savor the flavors of regional cuisine (the lunch will be at your own expense).

    Continue your journey to the Great Mosque, a sanctuary for the Muslim community in Xi'an. Unlike typical mosques, this architectural gem resembles a traditional Chinese garden, adorned with Chinese pavilions featuring painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. Explore the serene courtyards and discover the unique blend of Islamic and Chinese architectural elements.

    Conclude your 2-day Xian tour with a transfer to Xian airport, where you can catch your next destination. As you bid farewell to this ancient city, reflect on the rich tapestry of history and culture woven into the fabric of Xian

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $209 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

  • Entrance fee
  • Transfer in air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Any meal
  • Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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