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Tour Overview

This 2 days fully guided small group tour is ideal for those visitors who want to explore the splendid history and culture of Xian at a reasonable price. The itinerary covers the top attractions in this ancient capital including Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Museum, Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Dinner, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, and Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square. We will pick you up and drop you off at your downtown hotel each day and you just watch the city unfold before your eyes through your guide’s detailed explanation. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the tour.

Highlights od this tour:
1. Pay a short visit to Terracotta Figures Factory to learn about the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks.
2. Enjoy a spectacular Tang Dynasty music and dance show and taste delicious dumplings with different fillings.
3. Take a walk or ride a bike on the 600-year-old City Wall.
4. Step into the paradise of gourmets – Muslim Quarter to taste a variety of local snacks.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel in the morning and drive to Terracotta Warriors. Before visiting the museum, we will pay a short visit to Terracotta Figures Factory where you will learn about the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks. There are also souvenirs like mini warriors if you are interested. Known as “the eighth major miracle of the world”, the terracotta army is one of the top ten places of historical interest in China. It was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. You will have about 2.5 hours exploring the museum.

    Xian Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant

    PM: After lunch, we will continue to visit Banpo Neolithic Village. This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. BTW, on the way to Banpo Museum, we will pass by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and have a glimpse of it in the car.

    In the evening, you will enjoy the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show. Upon arrival at the theater, you will have dumpling dinner at dining hall. After that you will move on to performance hall to appreciate the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. The show will end at about 21:10.

    After the show, you will be escorted back to hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel in city area booked by yourself

    Tang Dynasty show
    Tang Dynasty show

  2. AM: The tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. The tour will begin with Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two Buddhist temples built in the Tang Dynasty. The pagoda sits in an ancient Chinese style garden. You will also have chance to visit Xian Museum to appreciate plenty of precious cultural relics. Next we will move on to North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda to admire the pagoda from a distance and enjoy some relaxing time walking on the square.

    Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant

    PM: After lunch, we’ll head to Xian Ancient City Wall. The 600-year-old City Wall is the most completely preserved and largest city wall in China. Visitors can optionally ride bikes on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. After that you will stroll around the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square. The last stop is the Muslim Quarter. Many special local products and snacks could be found along this street. At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

    Xian Ancient City Wall
    Cycle on Xian Ancient City Wall

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $215 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 itinerary
  • Simple lunch on both days and dumping dinner on the first day
  • Transfer in air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver

Price excludes

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

Kind notice

  • A minimum of 2 people are required to operate the tour.
  • The cost is based on pick-up and drop-off at Xian downtown hotel. If you arrive in or depart Xian by train on the day and need train station transfer, the extra cost is CNY100 per way for Xi’an Railway Station and CNY200 per way for Xian North Train Station.
  • The itineraries of two days may be done in inverse order according to the booking of other tourists, but we promise you will visit all mentioned sites except for force majeure.
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