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Tour Overview

Beijing and Xian, known as the “Golden Triangle Travel Cities” together with Shanghai, have been governing China for thousands of years, which gives them abundant historical and cultural heritage. This 7-day Beijing Xian Muslim tour will show you a complete Beijing and Xian view from culture, art, history, and religion. It’s tailor-made for Muslim people to explore the 2 cities more comfortably.

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. When you arrive at Beijing airport or train station, our driver will greet you at the exit by holding a welcome sign with your name. Please board the private car to the local hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free at your disposal.

    Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us

  2. After breakfast, get collected from your hotel and begin today's exploration from 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. Following the expert guide to enter the underground palace, you will learn not only the story of the tomb host, Ming Dynasty but also the mausoleum culture and “Feng Shui” culture.

    Beijing Dingling

    After lunch, it’s time for the highlight today: the famous world heritage – the Mutianyu Great Wall. It is the most scenic part of the Chinese Great Wall. It was built in the early Ming Dynasty in 1368 and stretches 5400 meters. 90% of the Mutianyu Great Wall is covered by vegetation. So in each season this part of the Great Wall will treat visitors with its unique scenery. The usual suggested hiking time is 2 hours on the wall. The cable car is available and optional (cost on your own).

    Ending hiking on the Great Wall, get on a private car to return hotel. On the way, we will make a stop at Water Cube and Bird's Nest where you can pay an outer visit to the gyms which were specially built for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After dinner, return to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us

    Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  3. Please be ready at the hotel lobby after breakfast and expect today’s journey. The first stop is Beijing Foreign Studies University, the highest level of foreign language studies university in China. Stroll on the campus with the guide, listen to the ever-developing history of it, and talk with students to get more ideas about Chinese youth and Chinese education conditions.

    The next stop is Niujie Mosque which is the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, built in 966. It is regarded as a visiting site for delegations coming from Islamic countries. While non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the prayer hall, people working at the mosque are quite friendly to talk about their beliefs with those who can speak Chinese.

    After lunch, come to the Muslim Supermarket to closely observe the local Muslim life. You will find all kinds of Muslim snacks and some goods in Muslim style in this largest Muslim market in Beijing.

    The last site to visit is Summer Palace. It is located in the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. During the Qianlong Era of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace was built by imitating the layout of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Now it is the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China. After the tour, you will be escorted to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us

    Summer Palace Boat Trip
    Take a boat tour in Summer Palace

  4. It's the Beijing downtown highlights discovery day today. The schedule starts with Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and the largest city square in the world. The spacious square has been used for many public celebrations, ceremonies, and demonstrations for over a hundred years. Next, we will pay a visit to Forbidden City, one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complexes built of wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    After a Chinese-style lunch, we will go to 798 Art District. Most buildings here are transformed from the former state-owned factories. These Bauhaus-style buildings attract many artists from all over the world. Today it is the center of Beijing's urban culture. You will meet art galleries, cultural companies, bars, artwork shops, etc. in the 798 Art Zone. Some unique niche exhibitions are held here now and then.

    The last stop is Wangfujing Snack Street where you can enjoy lots of Beijing local foods and snacks. After the dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us

    Beijing 798 Art District
    798 Art District

  5. In the morning you will enjoy free time. At around 12:00 noon, your driver will pick you up at noon and send you to the Beijing Train Station to catch your high-speed train to Xian (Suggested: G87/14:00-18:20 or train with similar schedule).

    Upon your arrival in Xian, your driver will meet you at the train station and transfer to your Xian hotel.

    Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us

  6. Meet the guide at the hotel lobby and then go to visit the famous Terracotta Warriors. Known as "the Eighth Wonder of the World" and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level of sculpture. The splendid battle formation will leave you with an impressive memory. After visiting the museum, head to a Terracotta Figurine Factory to specialize in the reproduction of the clay warriors, and watch the artisans craft the miniature statues.

    Xian Make a Terracotta Warrior
    Make a Mini Terracotta Warrior

    Following lunch, return to the downtown area to explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a revered ancient structure and a sacred site for Buddhists. Erected to house sutras and Buddha figurines transported from India by the Buddhist scholar and traveler Xuanzang, this well-preserved pagoda stands as a testament to the cultural exchanges between China and India, offering visitors a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Buddhist history and influence in the region.

    In the evening, indulge in a Chinese Dumpling Banquet featuring an array of nearly 20 dumpling varieties filled with delectable vegetables, meats, and seafood. For vegetarian preferences, kindly specify when booking. Following the banquet, immerse yourself in the vibrant Tang Dynasty Dance Show, a captivating performance of music and dance that recreates the cultural richness of the Tang Dynasty from over a thousand years ago. After that, go back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Comfortable 3* hotel booked by us

    Xian Dumpling Dinner
    Dumpling Dinner

  7. Begin your day with a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic landmark in Xian erected during the Tang Dynasty to house Buddhist sculptures brought by Xuanzang, alongside the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As you venture further into the Pagoda's serene garden, the Xian Museum awaits. Explore its valuable exhibitions, offering insights into the rich history and culture of ancient Xian and China at large.

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    Proceed to the Xian City Wall, the largest and remarkably well-preserved city wall in China, constructed in ancient times for military defense. Delve into an optional activity by cycling along the wall, providing a unique perspective on the historical significance and grandeur of this ancient fortification.

    Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, you will continue to explore the graceful Bell and Drum Tower Square, where traditional Chinese architecture meets modern city life. Admire the intricate design of these historic structures and learn about their cultural significance from your guide. A 3-minute walk will lead you to the Muslim Quarter, a bustling neighborhood with narrow alleys filled with local shops and street food vendors. You will be immersed in the lively atmosphere, sample delicious snacks, and explore the unique blend of Chinese and Islamic cultures. In the hidden alleys of the Muslim Quarter sits the Great Mosque, a significant site for Muslim religious practices in Xi'an. Its architectural design seamlessly blends traditional Chinese elements, featuring structures like Chinese pavilions adorned with painted beams and intricately engraved ridgepoles. Explore the unique fusion of Islamic and Chinese aesthetics that characterizes this historic place of worship.

    After dinner, you will be dropped off at the airport or train station for your departure. Your 7-day Beijing Xian Muslim tour ends here.

    Xian Food in Muslim Quarter
    Delicious Kebab in Muslim Quarter

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

 

Price includes

  • Transportation: Beijing-Xian high-speed train (2nd class seats)
  • Accommodation: 4-night economy hotels in Beijing and 2-night in Xian
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meal: 6 breakfasts included at the hotel, 4 hala lunches and dinners listed in the itinerary
  • Guide: Excellent English-speaking tour guides in Beijing and Xian
  • Private transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • Visa application or international flights
  • Gratuities (Highly recommended: $4-8 per person per day)
  • Personal expense
  • Any activity not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities (Cable car & shuttle bus at Great Wall)
  • The tickets for Bell & Drum Tower in Xian

Special notes:

  • Optional activities you can pay on the spot if you want to experience: Cable car & shuttle bus at Great Wall in Beijing; Riding a bike on Xian City Wall; Climbing Big Wild Goose Pagoda or Bell or Drum Tower in Xian.
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