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Tour Overview

Plenty of historical ruins and cultural relics make Xian a perfect destination for travelers who are interested in Chinese history. On this 6-day Xian tour, you will follow a knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide to see thousands of unique and life-size terracotta warriors, appreciate many unearthed relics in informative museums, and stroll around the over 600-year-old city wall. In addition to these, you will also visit local villages to try authentic dishes, have a glimpse of local people’s lives, and see colorful paintings done by the peasants. Whatever you’ve imagined, this ancient capital will surprise you with endless possibilities. Pick this tour to unlock a different Xian and have an unforgettable traveling experience.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Take a walk in the beautiful garden of Small Wild Goose Pagoda and appreciate some delicate relics in Xi’an Museum.
2. Admire the world’s greatest man-made wonder – the Terracotta Army, built by China’s first emperor.
3. Sample the wide variety of local snacks and flavors of life in the Muslim Quarter.
4. Take a bike ride on top of China’s best-preserved and largest surviving City Wall while enjoying the views of the entire area inside the wall.
5. Take the chance to watch Qin Opera Show, taste authentic local food, and try milling flour, making vinegar, waving cloth in Yuanjiacun Village.
6. Have a visit to a local peasant family and appreciate Peasant Paintings in Huxian County.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon landing, your private Xian local driver will warmly welcome you at the airport, holding a sign with your name. Subsequently, you'll be smoothly transferred to your downtown hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day as you wish.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

  2. After breakfast, our friendly Xian tour guide and skilled driver will pick you up from your hotel. Get ready for a day filled with historical wonders and cultural delights. Start your day at the Shaanxi History Museum, an architectural gem, and a cultural treasure trove. This museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, including ancient pottery, bronze ware, and delicate Tang dynasty murals. You will gain insights into the diverse history of Shaanxi province and witness the evolution of Chinese civilization.

    Recharge with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Savor the flavors of authentic Shaanxi cuisine, known for its bold spices and diverse flavors.

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

    Afterwards, our journey continues to the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of ancient Xi'an. Originally built to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India, the pagoda stands tall and graceful. Explore its surroundings and discover the fusion of Indian and Chinese architectural styles. Next, immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere as we visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum. The Small Wild Goose Pagoda, surrounded by a tranquil garden, is a well-preserved gem from the Tang dynasty. Inside the Xian Museum, you will marvel at intricate relics that highlight the artistry and cultural richness of ancient China.

    After the day's explorations, return to your hotel with a deeper understanding of Xi'an's cultural heritage.

    In the evening, for those with an adventurous palate, consider exploring the local night markets to experience Xi'an's vibrant street food scene. Sample specialties like lamb skewers, Roujiamo (Chinese hamburger), and various dumplings.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

  3. In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and then head to the most famous and must-see site Terracotta Warriors. Famed as the eighth miracle of the world, the marvelous terracotta warriors in the 3 giant pits show a surprisingly high level of craftsmanship. More than 6600 warriors with different facial expressions testified the greatest intelligence of the craftsmen in the Qin Dynasty. The 3-D circular-screen movie will let you deeply know the historical Qin Dynasty while enjoying the mysterious and splendid clay army.

    Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant.

    Following a traditional Chinese meal, your Xian journey comes to the Ancient City Wall, an impressive military structure, and the largest preserved city wall in China. Constructed for ancient military defense, the wall offers the option to enhance your experience by cycling along its top, providing a distinctive perspective of the city. Next, you will take a walk on Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to admire the Bell Tower and Drum Tower from a distance. Then, walk to visit the most famous food street – the Muslim Quarter. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere filled with local snacks and souvenirs. Delight in a diverse range of flavors, from traditional delights to unique dishes. Experience the rich cultural diversity as you stroll through this bustling area, where aromatic scents and bustling activity create a captivating culinary and cultural adventure.

    At last, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Terracotta Army in Xian
    Chinaxiantour's customers in the Terracotta Army

  4. After your breakfast, meet our guide at the hotel lobby to start a folk culture & local food tour. For today's Xian tour, we will drive about 1.5 hours to Yuajiacun Village which is free of charge. You will have a chance to watch the Qin Opera Show, taste authentic local food, and try milling flour, making vinegar, waving cloth, and grinding soybeans to make Tofu (Bean Curd). That surely will be an interesting and much more impressive experience. There are lots of local eateries in the village. Our guide will recommend some best ones when wandering in the street.

    We will not arrange lunch in the fixed restaurant. We will leave lunch on your own so you can try as many kinds of local food as you like.

    In the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the village and take some pictures. Afterwards, meet your guide and driver and drive back to your hotel in Xian.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Yuanjiacun Village Food
    Food stalls in Yuanjiacun Village

  5. Today, you will enjoy a journey to the birthplace of Chinese peasant painting. Traveling approximately 1 hour from your hotel, you'll arrive at a village in Huxian County (now known as Huyi District). Immerse yourself in the world of peasant paintings as you visit a local peasant family and admire their artwork. You will have a chance to experience a hands-on paper-cutting lesson led by a skilled local artisan, allowing you to create your intricate paper designs, adding a personal touch to this cultural exploration.

    After lunch, we will arrange a visit to one of the local primary schools to see the current situation of primary schools in the village and talk with pupils there. At last, we will drive back to the downtown area of Xi'an.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Xian Huxian Peasant Paintings
    Huxian Peasant Paintings

  6. Enjoy your leisurely morning. Then our local driver will greet you in the hotel lobby and ensure a timely transfer to the airport, aligning with your flight schedule. Rest assured, your journey from the hotel to the airport will be seamless and punctual, ensuring you reach your destination comfortably and on time. End of your 6 days private Xian tour package.

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $509 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price includes

  • 3 Chinese style lunches
  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfer in an air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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