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Tour Overview

Do you long for an education tour for your kids to explore Xian’s local culture? See here. This tour not only covers the traditional Xian attractions but also picks out some lesser-known sites to demonstrate both Xian’s profound history and folk culture hidden in the local life. Take the tour to uncover the mysterious mask of Terracotta Warriors, learn the Buddhist culture of Small Wild Goose Pagoda, trace the history of the City Wall when walking on it, and visit the local countryside to experience real rural life in China.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Marvel at the Eighth Wonder of the World – Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
2. Glimpse the history of this ancient capital by visiting the Small Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum.
3. Have an interesting Chinese calligraphy lesson and learn to write with Chinese writing brush.
4. Feel country life and appreciate peasant paintings in Huxian County.
5. Wander freely on China’s largest and best-preserved ancient city wall.

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 your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. In the morning at 08:30, our guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and start the tour with the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a marvel of ancient craftsmanship. Dating back to the Qin Dynasty, this archaeological wonder showcases thousands of life-sized terracotta soldiers and horses arranged in military formation. Follow your tour guide to explore the excavation pits, marvel at the intricacy of each statue, and gain insights into ancient Chinese history. The accompanying museum offers additional context and artifacts, making this site a captivating journey into the past.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses Xian
    Terracotta Warriors photographed by our customer in April 2023

    After lunch at a restaurant near the Terracotta Army, we will drive back to downtown Xian and visit Small Wide Goose Pagoda (closed each Tuesday), one of the two surviving buildings from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). In the scenic area, you will also visit the Xian Museum where you will have a glimpse of the city's history. Next, you will have a short Chinese Calligraphy Lesson and learn to write with a Chinese writing brush in the scenic area. At last, the guide will lead you to the Muslim Quarter to explore the famous and colorful food street in Xian. After the visit here you will be escorted back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Chinese Calligraphy Class
    Take a Chinese Calligraphy Class

  3. After a hearty breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel lobby. Today, you will head to Huxian County to feel country life and appreciate peasant paintings. When visiting a peasant family, the peasant painter will give a brief introduction to Huxian Peasant Painting and will show you how a peasant painting is created. In the paintings storeroom, you will see many finished paintings. Moreover, you will have a chance to see and participate in a short traditional Chinese-style Lion Dance in the village. There is an opportunity for you to visit the local primary school and talk with local pupils if your visit happens during the Chinese school term period.

    Xian Huxian Peasant Paintings
    Huxian Peasant Paintings

    After that, we will drive back to Xian downtown and have lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will be guided to visit the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China - the Ancient City Wall. Your tour guide will introduce how it worked as an effective military defensive system in cold weapon times. After that, you will optionally ride a bike on the wall (cost on your own) to explore it for about 1 hour or wander on it freely. Going down from the City Wall, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian City Wall Cycling
    Our customers ride on the City Wall in February 2023

  4. Enjoy your leisurely breakfast. Then, 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
  • Inbound and outbound airfare
  • Entrance ticket for entering the Daci’en Temple
  • Bike riding cost on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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