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Tour Overview

This a comprehensive 7-day Beijing-Xian Muslim private tour allows you to immerse yourself in the diverse cultural, artistic, historical, and religious facets of both cities. Delight in the enchanting landscapes of Beijing and Xian while gaining profound insights into China’s rich history. This hassle-free tour promises an immersive experience, blending scenic beauty with a wealth of historical knowledge, ensuring a memorable journey through the cultural tapestry of Beijing and Xian.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Hike the most scenic part of the Chinese Great Wall – the Mutianyu Great Wall.
2. Head to Beijing’s largest Muslim market for a variety of Muslim snacks and some Muslim-inspired merchandise.
3. Learn about the history of China’s last dynasty at one of the largest and best preserved wooden palace complexes in China.
4. Get a glimpse into the legendary history of the construction of the impressive Terracotta Warriors with a fascinating guided tour.
5. Find many special local products and authentic local snacks in the Muslim Quarter, and experience Islamic life and culture.
6. Have a visit to the Great Mosque, a major spot for religious activities among the Muslims in Xi’an.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, please find the driver at the exit of Arrival Hall who will hold a name sign, and board the car to your hotel. The alternative pickup place is available at Beijing Train Station or Beijing Railway Station. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Accommodation: Economical 3* hotel booked by us

  2. Today's schedule starts with the Mutainyu Great Wall that built in the early Ming Dynasty. Renowned for its well-preserved condition and stunning mountainous backdrop, Mutianyu provides a less crowded alternative to other sections of the Great Wall. Explore its watchtowers, ascend on the cable car for panoramic views, or descend on a thrilling toboggan ride. The wall's picturesque setting and accessibility make it a must-visit, providing a memorable encounter with China's rich history and breathtaking landscapes.

    After a Chinese-style lunch, we will head to visit Ming Tombs, the underground palace of Dingling (one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Imperial Mausoleums). Dingling is the tomb of Emperor Shenzong, Zhuyijun, who reigned the nation for 48 years as the longest-serving monarch among all Ming emperors. Last, we will drive to and make a stop at Bird's Nest and Water Cube to pay an outer visit and take some pictures. Visitors can stay around 50 minutes to enjoy the outer look of the buildings which served 2008 Olympics. After dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Economical 3* hotel booked by us

    Mutianyu Great Wall hiking
    Mutianyu Great Wall Hiking

  3. After a hearty breakfast in your hotel, meet the guide at your hotel lobby at 8:00. Then, you will be taken to today's first highlight - Beijing Foreign Studies University. This university stands as the pinnacle of foreign language studies in China, fostering deep connections between China and Malaysia. Immerse yourself in an environment that symbolizes cultural exchange and academic excellence, offering a unique perspective on the intricate ties shared between these nations. After that, you will go to Niujie Mosque, a place that Muslim people can't miss when coming to Beijing. You will find a good combination of Muslim culture and Chinese culture in lots of aspects like history, architecture, layout, and so on.

    Have lunch in a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, you will be guided to the biggest Muslim market in Beijing, where you can find lots of snacks and some interesting crafts in Muslim style. Then, you will be transferred to the Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. If you would like to experience the optional boat ride, please just pay for it on the spot. In the end, you will be sent back to the hotel for a rest after dinner.

    Accommodation: Economical 3* hotel booked by us

    Summer Palace Boat Ride Beijing
    Summer Palace

  4. The morning's schedule starts with Tian'anmen Square, one of the world's largest city squares. Marvel at the iconic Tiananmen Gate and the Monument to the People's Heroes. Continue into the Forbidden City, the imperial palace from the Ming to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Explore its vast courtyards, impressive halls, and the treasures housed within

    Savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant that offers a selection of authentic Beijing dishes.

    Afterwards, you will go to 798 Art District, a vibrant hub for contemporary art, housed in a former industrial area. Visitors can explore avant-garde galleries, studios, and exhibitions, showcasing a diverse range of modern Chinese art. Stroll through the open-air spaces adorned with unique sculptures and street art, immersing yourself in the dynamic creativity that defines this cultural enclave in the heart of Beijing. Then, you will be transferred to Wangfujing Snack Street, where you can enjoy lots of Beijing local foods and snacks. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Economical 3* hotel booked by us

    Forbidden City Beijing
    Forbidden City

  5. The morning is free at leisure on your own. At noon, our driver will transfer you to the Beijing Train Station to catch the high-speed train to Xian (Suggested: G87/14:00-18:20 or train with a similar schedule).

    PM: Upon your arrival at Xian North Train Station, please meet the local driver at the Passenger Service Center and board the car to the hotel in the Xian downtown area.

    Accommodation: Economical 3* hotel booked by us

  6. In the morning, you will be picked up by our guide and driver from the hotel lobby and then go to visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors, known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World” with a surprisingly high level of sculpture. It is located 30 km east of Xian City and the original site was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974. The museum includes Pit 1(the largest pit), Pit 2, Pit 3, and the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. You will stay in the museum for 2-3 hours. Listening to the explanation from the expert tour guide, you will learn the hidden story of those live-sized sculptures and the history of their owner: the First Emperor of Qin who was also the first emperor of China.

    Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    After lunch, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It was built to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang. You have the option to climb to the top for panoramic views of the cityscape. Please note that there's an additional cost for this experience.

    Later in the evening, relish a Chinese Dumpling Dinner featuring an array of dumplings filled with delectable vegetables, meats, and seafood. Next, you will appreciate the local colorful and splendid Tang Dynasty Dance Show, a performance of music and dance that imitates the Tang Dynasty over one thousand years ago. After the show, you will be escorted back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Economical 3* hotel booked by us

    Xian Tang Dynasty Show
    The Tang Dynasty Dance Show

  7. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, preparing yourself for a day filled with exploration and cultural discoveries. Take a guided tour of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an ancient Buddhist structure with a rich history. Marvel at its intricate architecture and learn about its significance. Following that, visit the Xian Museum, where you'll delve into the city's past, discovering artifacts and exhibits that showcase its cultural heritage.

    Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, experiencing the flavors of Xi'an's renowned cuisine.

    After lunch, continue your adventure by exploring the Ancient City Wall, an iconic landmark that offers panoramic views of the city. For a more immersive experience, consider renting a bike to leisurely ride along the wall and enjoy the scenery. Head to the Bell and Drum Tower Square, a graceful area that reflects Xi'an's historical charm. Marvel at the architecture of the towers and the lively atmosphere of the square. Take a delightful stroll through the bustling Muslim Quarter, known for its vibrant street markets and authentic local snacks. Indulge in delicious street food and explore handmade crafts, absorbing the lively atmosphere. Conclude your day by visiting the Great Mosque, an architectural masterpiece that combines Chinese and Islamic styles. Take in the serene ambiance and appreciate the unique blend of cultures.

    After a day filled with exploration and cultural immersion, relax as you drive back to your hotel.

    Xian Great Mosque
    Great Mosque in Xian

Special note: It’s no problem to arrange luxury 5-star or comfortable 4-star hotels as well as first-class high-speed train seats, if you would like a higher level, please advise your demands.

 

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $1369 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

  • Beijing-Xian high-speed train in second class seat
  • Hotel with breakfast listed in the itinerary: 4 nights in Beijing/ 2 nights in Xian
  • Transportation in air-conditioned with a professional and skilled driver
  • Excellent English-speaking guides
  • Entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary
  • 5 days’ Chinese style lunches and 5 days’ dinners as listed
  • Road tolls, fuel fees, and parking fees
  • China Travel Insurance
  • Government tax

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Any optional activities
  • Tips are highly appreciated but not requested
  • Any activity not mentioned in the itinerary
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