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Tour Overview

Boasting over 3,000 years of history, Xi’an always impresses visitors with a large amount of historical and cultural heritage sites. During this 3-day Xian history tour with Tang costume experience, you will be guided to all the highlights of this ancient capital city, like the City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Bell Tower, and the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors, etc.
It is like a time travel when you wear the Tang Dynasty Costume and walk among many Tang Dynasty-styled architectures.

Highlights of this tour:

*Relish a nice evening walking tour to visit Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, appreciate the wonderful music fountain show.
*Dress in the costume of the Tang Dynasty and experience glorious Tang culture.
*Uncover the mysterious veil of the unparalleled Terracotta Warriors and Horses from 2,200 years ago, to find out how did Emperor Qinshihuang built such an amazing miracle.
*Jump up a bike to cycle around the ancient City Wall while enjoying a bird view over the city.
*Experience the authentic Xi’an food in Muslim Quarter.
*Enjoy leisure sightseeing in Yuanjiacun Village to explore the traditional folk culture and food.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Please make your way to Xi'an airport (please arrive between 11 am - 1 pm). When you arrive at Xi'an airport, the local tour guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. Drive around an hour to Xi'an downtown hotel for a short rest. Then embark on a Xi’an nightlife trip.

    Xian Bell Tower
    Xian Bell Tower

    Enjoy a leisure night sightseeing around the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square. Meet various Xi’an local food on the famous Muslim Quarter.

    Xian Muslim Street
    Muslim Street

    Drive around 25 minutes to the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda to enjoy the famous Music Fountain Show which is the largest in Asia. Immerse yourself in the night scene around the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever Bright City where the dazzling light show and street performances full of Tang stylistic elements are held.

    Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda at night

    It is like traveling back to the ancient times when you are in the Tang Dynasty costume and walk among many Tang Dynasty-styled architectures and sculptures telling Tang stories.

    Accommodation: Mercure Hotel Xi'an Bell Tower

  2. After breakfast, drive an hour to Terracotta Warriors and Horses which is the highlight of every Xi’an trip. As one of the top ten precious ancient tombs, here you can marvel at more than 8000 life-sized sculptures of the ancient army, including both gray-haired veterans and young soldiers, with multiple poses and individualized facial features. You can spend 2.5-3 hours there.

    Terracotta Army

    After lunch, transfer back to downtown and pay a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of the most notable pagodas in China, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in 652 for storing the Buddhist Scriptures which were taken back from India by Master Xuanzang. Till today the pagoda has been standing here for over 1,350 years.

    Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda 1

    Come to the Ancient City Wall which is the best-preserved and the largest city wall in China. It is known as the boundary of the ancient city center and modern Xi’an. You can cycle or wander atop the wall and view the time-honored shops and buildings inside, high-rises outside, and the breathtaking moat surrounding the ancient walls. (Bike rental on the wall is optional for you.)


    Accommodation: Mercure Hotel Xi'an Bell Tower

    Xian City Wall
    Xian Ancient City Wall

  3. Start today with a visit to Xian Museum which is known for combining relic exhibition hall, historical sites, and garden landscapes. The onsite Small Wild Goose Pagoda has witnessed centuries of history. The massive collection of archaeological pieces, jade ornaments, calligraphy, and Buddhist art in the neighboring exhibition hall will bring you back to the ancient glorious history.

    Exhibits in Xian Museum
    Exhibits in Xian Museum

    Then, drive around 1 hour to Yuanjiacun Village, a popular food and folk culture destination in the Guanzhong area. It is fun to experience local folk culture and activities while sampling authentic Guanzhong food and snacks. You will also meet rural architectures in the 70s age style of the Guanzhong area.

    Yuanjiacun Village

    At end of the visit, transfer to Xi'an airport for your departure flight. ( Please book a flight that departs after 6 pm to ensure no rush during the tour). Your 3-day Xian history tour with Tang costume experience ends here.

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

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


Price Includes

  • Private land transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver;
  • Professional English speaking tour guide service as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary;
  • Government taxes and service charges;
  • 1 bottle of mineral waters per person per day;
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in 4-star hotel with daily breakfasts (twin-sharing room).

Price Excludes

  • Any optional golf car/battery car/shuttle bus/camel ride/boat cruise etc. inside attractions;
  • Any meal (the tour guide will help to order and purchase at local restaurants for you to pay in cash );
  • Gratuities are highly appreciated if you think we did a great job;
  • Flights;
  • Ride bike on City Wall, climb up the Towers or Pagoda.
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