In this 2-day Xian tour, you will follow our exceptional tour guide and driver to see this ancient capital Xian unfold around you. On day 1, you will visit the well-preserved ancient building Big Wild Goose Pagoda and appreciate precious cultural relics at Shaanxi History Museum; on day 2, you will explore the over 2,000-year-old terracotta army and stroll on the Ancient City Wall to watch this amazing city from a different perspective. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you stories of these sites and answer all of your questions. You will be well taken care of throughout the tour.
2. Admire the numerous cultural relics in Shaanxi History Museum.
3. Take a leisurely stroll or bike tour on the ancient City Wall, feel the gentle breeze, and overlook the gorgeous cityscape.
- Day 1: Xian ArrivalBig Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum (Lunch)
Arrive at Xian airport or train station, where our friendly tour guide will warmly greet you, holding a sign with your name for easy identification. Transfer to your downtown hotel for check-in and a short rest to recover from your journey.
Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, sampling delicious regional cuisine and getting a taste of Xian's culinary offerings.
Post-lunch, embark on a visit to the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This ancient structure stands tall and majestic, originally built in the 7th century during the Tang Dynasty. The pagoda served as a repository for Buddhist scriptures brought from India by the monk Xuanzang. As you explore its intricate architecture and climb its levels, you'll gain insights into the role it played in preserving and disseminating knowledge and culture during ancient times.
Proceed to the Shaanxi History Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in China. Housed in a striking Tang Dynasty-style building, the museum showcases over 370,000 exhibits, including priceless artifacts dating back to prehistoric times. Walk through the different sections, each representing a unique era in Shaanxi's history. Marvel at ancient pottery, bronze ware, and the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, providing a comprehensive overview of the region's rich cultural and historical legacy.
Return to your downtown hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's experiences.
Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself
- Day 2: Xian DepartureXian Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Lunch)
At 09:00 am, our experienced tour guide and driver will pick you up directly from your hotel, ensuring a hassle-free and comfortable start to your day.
Begin your exploration with a visit to the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors and Horses, located in the Lintong District of Xian City. This archaeological marvel unveils the underground army guarding the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. The life-sized terracotta soldiers, each meticulously crafted with unique features, offer a glimpse into ancient military strategies and artistic excellence.
Enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring a variety of flavors and local specialties that showcase Xian's diverse culinary scene.
Continue your journey to the historic Xian Ancient City Wall, a symbol of the city's rich history and resilience. Built during the Ming Dynasty, the wall stands tall and proud, providing a unique perspective on ancient Chinese military architecture. Walk along the wall, explore the watchtowers, and admire the surrounding cityscape. For those seeking an adventurous twist, the option to ride a bike along the top of the City Wall is available, offering a thrilling and scenic experience. After the tour, our guide and driver will escort you to Xian Airport or train station.
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- Chinese style lunch
- Private transfer in an air-conditioned car
- Professional English-speaking tour guide and experienced 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)