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Tour Overview

Xian is one of the 4 top ancient capital cities in Chinese 5,000 years of history. The long history endows the city with great attraction. With a knowledgeable guide, you will delve into Neolithic life at the Banpo Museum, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and discover the artistic treasures of the Tang Dynasty at the Art Museum. Engage in a hands-on Chinese calligraphy lesson with a local expert. The tour concludes with personalized assistance at Xi’an airport, ensuring a seamless departure. Immerse yourself in ancient wonders and cultural experiences that define the heart of China.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Glimpse the history of this ancient capital by visiting the Small Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum.
2. Discover the ruins of an ancient human village of Neolithic Yangshao culture (6,000 years old) in Banpo Museum.
3. Have an interesting Chinese calligraphy lesson and learn to write with Chinese writing brush.
4. Wander freely on China’s largest and best-preserved ancient city wall.
5. Marvel at the Eighth Wonder of the World – Terracotta Warriors and Horses.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Xian, your guide and driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and relax. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace. Consider taking a stroll around the neighborhood, discovering local markets, or enjoying the amenities at your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. At 09:00 AM, your knowledgeable guide will meet you in the hotel lobby to kick off your day of exploration. Your first destination is the Small Wilde Goose Pagoda. This ancient Buddhist structure, dating back to the Tang Dynasty, stands as a symbol of ancient Xian. Admire its delicate design and intricate carvings, and learn about its role as a pilgrimage site for Buddhists over the centuries. Next, venture to the nearby Xian Museum. Housed in a modern building, the museum showcases artifacts spanning thousands of years, providing insight into the city's role as a cultural and political center throughout China's history. Engage with exhibits that highlight Xian's contributions to art, science, and technology.

    After a morning of exploration, enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, savoring authentic Xian cuisine that reflects the region's diverse culinary heritage.

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    In the afternoon, explore the majestic Xian City Wall. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this well-preserved structure offers a glimpse into the city's past. Opt for the exhilarating experience of biking along the wall, enjoying both the historical architecture and modern cityscape. Following your time on the City Wall, descend to the captivating Shuyuanmen Ancient Street. This historic street is a cultural hub lined with traditional shops, where you can find calligraphy, paintings, and other handicrafts. Immerse yourself in the charm of ancient China as you stroll through this lively marketplace.

    As the day concludes, treat your taste buds to a delightful dumpling dinner, featuring a variety of flavors and artistic presentations. Following dinner, head to the venue for the enchanting Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show. Transport yourself back to the Tang Dynasty era through the captivating performances that showcase the era's music, dance, and costumes.

    After the show, your guide will escort you back to your hotel, ensuring a seamless end to a day filled with cultural exploration and entertainment. Rest well, as more adventures await you in Xian

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian Tang Dynasty Show
    The Tang Dynasty Dance Show

  3. After a hearty breakfast, embark on a guided tour of the Banpo Museum. This archaeological site offers a fascinating glimpse into Neolithic life in the region, showcasing artifacts and remnants of a prehistoric village. Explore the reconstructed houses, tools, and pottery, gaining insight into the daily lives of ancient residents.

    Continue your journey to one of China's most iconic attractions, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Marvel at the thousands of life-sized clay soldiers and horses, each with unique features, guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Your guide will provide historical context and details about the archaeological significance of this remarkable site.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian

    Afterwards, return to the city area to visit the Tang Dynasty Art Museum. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Tang Dynasty, appreciating art and artifacts that reflect the era's artistic achievements and cultural contributions. Conclude your day with a unique and hands-on experience. A local calligrapher will give you a lesson on Chinese calligraphy. Learn the art of brushstrokes and characters, gaining insight into this traditional Chinese form of expression.

    After the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Chinese Calligraphy Class
    Take a Chinese Calligraphy Class

  4. In the morning, our guide will meet you at a confirmed time according to your flight schedule. They will escort you to Xi'an airport, ensuring a seamless departure process. Safe travels!

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
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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