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Tour Overview

If you searched for more information about Xian when planning your Xian tour, you would definitely know that Xian has not only mysterious Terracotta Warriors but also mouth-watering foods! This Xian food tour with 5 nights and 4 days just combines the basic seeing points of Terracotta Warriors and other highlight attractions and the famous Xian local food street to feast both your eyes and stomach!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Find a variety of family-made delicacies in one of Xi’an’s most famous food streets – Yongxingfang Gourmet Street.
2. Explore two of Xi’an’s most popular historical sites – the Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall – and gain an insight into their legendary construction history.
3. Take a stroll to the Bell and Drum Tower Square, the geographical center of the ancient capital, and photograph its beautiful night scenery.
4. Walk along the Shuyuanmen Cultural Street where the famous ancient Guanzhong Academy is located.
5. Enjoy your free time appreciating elegant buildings the sculptures in the Great Tang All Day Mall.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Xian, our driver will warmly welcome you at the airport with a welcome board. Relax as you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, free to explore and unwind in the vibrant city.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. After breakfast, drive to visit the Terracotta Figures Factory (also known as the Three-Color Ceramic Factory). Here, you'll encounter a plethora of traditional Chinese furniture and witness reproductions of the iconic Terracotta Figures. Following this, your adventure proceeds to the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Revered as the eighth wonder of the world, the remarkable discoveries within three distinct subterranean vaults showcase an astonishing level of craftsmanship dating back two millennia. Your midday break unfolds with a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, offering a moment of culinary indulgence during this immersive exploration.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
    The Life-size Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    In the afternoon, head to visit the Xian City Wall, a monumental testament to military defense in ancient times, now recognized as the largest and most well-preserved city wall in China. Opt for an enriching experience by cycling along the wall, taking in panoramic views of the city's historical grandeur. Conclude your journey at the charming Yongxingfang Gourmet Street, an architectural marvel echoing the ancient Ming and Qing Dynasties. Here, discover a culinary haven where families prepare long-lost, handcrafted delicacies right before your eyes. Each vendor unveils their culinary secrets, infusing the street with an authentic atmosphere, and offering a unique insight into the art of traditional Chinese food preparation.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  3. After Breakfast, you will be taken to explore the historic Bell and Drum Tower Square, emblematic of ancient timekeeping in Xian for six centuries. Admire these architectural wonders that now stand as landmarks, preserving traditional Chinese design. Journey to the Great Mosque, a significant religious site for the city's Muslim community of over 60,000. This unique mosque seamlessly blends Islamic and Chinese architectural elements, creating a distinctive atmosphere.

    The Great Mosque Xian
    The Great Mosque in Xian

    Continue your cultural immersion in the vibrant Muslim Quarter, a gourmet haven with a myriad of authentic Muslim dishes. Savor culinary delights such as Shredded Lamb in Broth, Beef Pancakes, Persimmon Cake, and more. Your knowledgeable local guide will assist you in selecting the best eateries to satisfy your taste buds. Immerse yourself in the rich history and diverse flavors of Xian during this captivating day of exploration.

    In the afternoon, stroll along the Shuyuanmen Cultural Street, home to the renowned ancient Guanzhong Academy. Today, it teems with stalls offering cultural goods and souvenirs, creating a vibrant marketplace. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the rich offerings of this historical street. Following this, venture to the Eight Immortals Temple, Xian's largest and most celebrated Taoist temple. The name "Ba Xian" translates to eight immortals in Chinese. Legend has it that a man named "Song" in the Changle Fang area encountered the Eight Immortals, inspiring the construction of the temple in their honor. Immerse yourself in Taoist history and culture before being comfortably dropped off at your hotel, concluding this culturally enriching day.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian Food Biang Biang Noodles
    Biang Biang Noodles in the Muslim Quarter

  4. You are free on your own in the morning today. At 11:30 am, meet your guide at your hotel and head to a local restaurant for lunch.

    In the afternoon, discover the rich tapestry of China's ancient history at the Shaanxi History Museum. Located in Xi'an, this museum showcases over 370,000 artifacts, spanning centuries of Chinese civilization. Visitors can marvel at treasures like bronze ware, pottery, and exquisite Tang Dynasty murals. The museum's exhibits provide an immersive journey through Shaanxi's historical legacy, offering insight into the region's pivotal role in shaping Chinese culture.

    Shaanxi History Museum Xian
    Shaanxi History Museum

    Afterwards, take a leisure walk at the Qujiang Heritage Park, a cultural and recreational destination. Visitors can explore its picturesque landscape, featuring lakes, gardens, and historical relics. Next, we will go to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic Buddhist structure built during the Tang Dynasty. Visitors can marvel at its impressive architecture and historical significance. The pagoda houses Buddhist scriptures brought from India by Xuanzang. Exploring the surrounding area, including the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda North Square and the nearby Da Ci'en Temple, offers a cultural and spiritual experience. The pagoda is also illuminated at night, creating a stunning visual spectacle.

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xuanzang

    Connected to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Great Tang All Day Mall is a newly built area but in ancient style with many elegant buildings sculptures, Shopping Malls, and nice restaurants.  Again, you will be given free time for some souvenir shopping and enjoy your dinner. Your local guide will tell you the best place to go.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  5. Indulge in leisure time during the morning before our guide and driver meet you at the hotel lobby. They will then accompany you to the airport for your departing flight.

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 private transportation services in air-conditional vehicle
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide service for the whole trip
  • Accommodation based in twin sharing rooms with daily buffet breakfast in the hotel
  • Main gate entrance fees to the attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily Chinese-style meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • China Travel Accident Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges

Price excludes

  • Inboard and outboard airfare
  • Any optional choice inside the attractions
  • Any other service not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
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