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Tour Overview

If you are interested in Chinese modern and contemporary history, your China travel list would not be complete without Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province. This 2-day tour from Xian to Yanan will introduce you to the history of Chinese recent revolutions and wars. You will follow the tour guide to visit Gate Garden, Yan’an Revolutionary Memorial Hall, Pagoda Hill, Cool Hill, and Yangjialing Village.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Learn the story of China’s revolutionary period by visiting Date Garden and Yan’an Revolution Memorial Hall.
2. Have an overlook of the must-see attraction of Yan’an – Pagoda Hill..
3. Get a glimpse of the residence of the founder of the People’s Republic of China and the older generation of revolutionaries – Yangjialing.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel in downtown Xian to North Xian Railway Station and take the bullet train to Yan’an. Arriving in Yan'an, you will meet a local driver.

    After lunch, continue your exploration with a visit to the Date Garden (Revolution Site of Zaoyuan), a significant location where CCP leaders lived and worked for over a decade during the revolutionary era. Recognized as the site of the CCP Secretariat, it holds historical importance. Next, immerse yourself in the rich history at the Yan'an Revolutionary Memorial Hall, gaining essential insights into the CCP and the Chinese People's Liberation War. Conclude the day by checking in at a local hotel, providing a comfortable resting place after a day of profound historical discovery.

    Accommodation: Yan'an

    Yan'an Date Garden
    Yan'an Date Garden

  2. Start your day with a breathtaking view by visiting the Pagoda Hill (Bao Ta Shan). This iconic spot is a must-see, situated to the southeast of Yan'an. As you approach, take in the panoramic beauty of the landscape surrounding the pagoda. Although you'll be admiring it from the outside, the sight is nothing short of spectacular. Capture the moment with photos and absorb the historical significance of this hill.

    Next, delve into the rich history of Yangjialing, a place where revolutionary leaders, including Mao Zedong, Premier Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, and Liu Shaoqi, resided. Explore the residences of these key figures and gain insight into their lives during a pivotal period in Chinese history. The site offers a unique glimpse into the past and the foundations of the People's Republic of China.

    Yan'an Baota Hill
    Yan'an Pagoda Hill

    Following the morning exploration, enjoy a delicious lunch in Yan'an, savoring local flavors and cuisine. Take the opportunity to relax and reflect on the morning's discoveries.

    Post-lunch, embark on a comfortable journey back to Xi'an via a bullet train. The high-speed train ensures a swift and efficient return, allowing you more time to appreciate the experiences of the day. Upon reaching Xi'an, meet your designated driver who will be ready to assist you. Board the car and relax as you are transported back to your hotel.

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $420 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

  • Transportation: Xian-Yanan-Xian high speed train (2nd class seats)
  • Accommodation: 1-night centrally located hotel in Yanan
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Meal: 1 breakfast included at hotel and 2 lunches listed in the itinerary
  • Guide: Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance.
  • Any item beyond “Pirce includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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