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Tour Overview

This 2-day 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 of 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. In the morning, the tour guide will meet you in your downtown hotel and then drive to the Terracotta Warriors. This magnificent tomb contains thousands of lifelike terracotta figurines, including infantry, cavalry, archers, and generals, creating a vast scene reminiscent of an ancient army. Each terracotta warrior has a unique facial expression and equipment, showcasing the astonishing skills of ancient craftsmen. Visitors can get a glimpse of the military splendor of the Qin Dynasty era and feel the grandeur and brilliance of this ancient civilization. In addition to the terracotta warriors, the tomb complex includes structures such as underground chambers, providing visitors with a valuable opportunity to delve into Chinese history and culture.

    Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    After lunch, we will continue to visit the Banpo Museum, which showcases outstanding artifacts from the Neolithic period in China. Here, you can admire exquisite pottery, stone tools, and jade artifacts, revealing insights into the lives, craftsmanship, and societal development of ancient inhabitants. The museum also presents archaeological discoveries from the Neolithic period, offering a glimpse into the living environment and tools of that time.

    In the evening, you will enjoy the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show. Upon arrival at the theater, you will have dumpling dinner at the dining hall. After that, you will move on to appreciate the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, which presents the splendid culture of the flourishing Tang Dynasty to visitors, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of a millennium ago. Actors adorned in magnificent ancient costumes gracefully dance, while the captivating melodies resonate in the ancient ambiance. Through dance and music, this performance showcases the charm of the Tang Dynasty, transporting people back to the glorious era of this historical period. The show will end at about 21:10.

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

    Accommodation: Hotel in city area booked by yourself

    Xian Tang Dynasty Show
    The Tang Dynasty Dance Show

  2. The tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby after breakfast. The tour will begin with the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built during the Tang Dynasty, which stands as an outstanding representative of ancient Chinese architecture. With seven elegantly styled tiers, the pagoda houses numerous Buddhist scriptures and artifacts. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore the Xi'an Museum, which boasts a rich collection of historical artifacts and artworks. The museum showcases the continuous Chinese civilization from ancient times to the present, offering visitors an exceptional opportunity to gain in-depth insights into Chinese history and culture. Next, we will move on to the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda to admire the pagoda from a distance and enjoy a relaxing time walking on the square.

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    After lunch, we'll head to the Xian Ancient City Wall. The 600-year-old City Wall is the most completely preserved and largest 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 can be found along this street. At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

    Xian Ancient City Wall
    The 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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