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Tour Overview

This 3-day education tour is ideal for students or young people to learn the splendid history and culture of Xian, the great ancient Capital of China with a history of thousands of years. In this tour, your expert guide will vividly introduce the Terracotta Warriors, the City Wall, and the Shaanxi History Museum to help you learn about the civilization of this city and this country.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Take a walk or bike around one of China’s largest and best-preserved city walls and learn about the history behind it.
2. Get your jaw dropped by life-size terracotta warriors and insight into how they were built.
3. Admire numerous precious cultural relics at Shaanxi History Museum for a glimpse of the development of ancient Chinese civilization.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival, our English-speaking tour guide will meet you at the airport by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer to the hotel. After a short refresh in the hotel, the guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and go for lunch.

    In the afternoon, start your Xian tour with the ancient Xian City Wall, a majestic testament to China's rich history, dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Spanning 8.5 miles, it offers a remarkable journey through time. You will ascend the wall for panoramic views of the city or explore its watchtowers and gates. Renting a bike is a popular option to traverse the wall's entirety. The South Gate's lively area provides cultural performances and vibrant markets. This iconic structure is a must-visit, offering a unique perspective on Xian's past and present.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian City Wall Bike Riding
    Bike Riding on the Xian City Wall

  2. In the morning at 08:30, our guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and start the tour. The first stop will be Terracotta Warriors Factory where the staff will give you a short lesson on how terracotta figures are made and then you will make your terracotta warriors with the help of the staff. After that, you will board the car and continue to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Known as "the Eighth Wonders of the World", the museum shows a surprisingly high level of sculpture, which is one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century. You will find it difficult to find two terracotta figures that have the same appearance, the same hairstyle, or any other details. You will learn much about background information from our guide.

    Xian Make a Terracotta Warrior
    Make a Mini Terracotta Warrior

    You will have lunch near the Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

    In the afternoon, drive back to downtown Xian to visit the Shaanxi History Museum (closed each Monday) which is one the biggest museums in China housing the cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province and shows the development of the Chinese civilization. After dinner, you will take a walk around the Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda to appreciate the nice night view there. Finally, meet your guide and driver at about 20:00 and come back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Shaanxi History Museum in Xian
    Tri-coloured glazed potteries of the Tang Dynasty in Shaanxi History Museum

  3. The local driver will meet you at your hotel lobby on time (usually 2.5 hours ahead of your domestic flight time and 4 hours ahead of your international flight time), please prepare your luggage well in advance and board the car to the airport for your next destination.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

 

Price includes

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Chinese style lunches
  • Centrally located hotel
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English-speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day

Price excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance ticket for entering the Daci’en Temple
  • Inbound and outbound airfare
  • Bike riding cost on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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