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Tour Overview

Want an in-depth Xian Tour? Hope to discover more aspects of this ancient city except for the famed Terracotta Warriors? You will have all that you want on this 7-day private guided Xian tour package. Besides Terracotta Warriors, you will visit the City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Hanyangling Mausoleum, and other captivating sites. Engage in Tai Chi lessons, experience Shadow Play, and hike the magnificent Mount Huashan. If this doesn’t quite match your preferences, share your ideas, and we’ll be delighted to customize the tour to suit your desires! Your journey in Xian promises a rich tapestry of history, culture, and unique experiences!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Visit the marvelous Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
2. Pay a visit to Huaqing Hot Spring to visit the imperial hot spring bathing spot and learn about the moving love story between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Lady Yang
3. Admire the beautiful cultural relics in Shaanxi History Museum.
4. Get up early and experience a fun Tai Chi Class at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda South Square.
5. Challenge yourself with a full day of hiking the thrilling trails on Mount Hua.
6. Have a Chinese tea-making class in Gao Family Courtyard and try the funny Shadow Play performing.
7. Experience corn grinding by using a traditional mill and learn about paper cutting or Chinese painting or calligraphy in a village in Xi’an Huyi District according to your preference.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Xian, the ancient capital of the 13 Dynasties! When you arrive at Xi'an Airport, the local tour guide and the driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. Drive around an hour to the Xi'an downtown hotel for a short rest. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. Your adventure begins as your local guide warmly greets you in the hotel lobby, setting the stage for a day of immersive exploration. Head towards the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a must-visit of any China Xian tours. Marvel at the intricate, life-sized statues portraying the armies of Qin Shi Huang, China's first Emperor. Your knowledgeable guide will share captivating insights into the rich history and significance of this archaeological marvel, making this journey not just visually stunning but intellectually enriching.

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

    Indulge in an authentic Chinese-style lunch hosted in a local farmer's house. Savor the flavors of regional cuisine, enjoying the warm hospitality of your hosts. This is a unique opportunity to experience traditional Chinese dining in a charming setting.

    After lunch, your journey continues to the enchanting Huaqing Pool. Explore the imperial hot spring bathing spot, where ancient Chinese emperors once sought relaxation. Learn about the captivating love story between Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Lady Yang, adding a romantic touch to your historical immersion. After that, take a scenic journey back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  3. Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel, savoring a mix of local and international flavors. Your local guide will meet you in the lobby and escort you to the renowned Shaanxi History Museum, China's first large-scale modernized museum, known as the "Pearl of the Ancient Capital, Treasures of China". Immerse yourself in the rich history of China as you explore the museum's extensive collection of artifacts, including ancient pottery, bronze ware, and exquisite Tang Dynasty murals.

    Shaanxi History Museum Xian
    Shaanxi History Museum

    Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Shaanxi cuisine.

    In the afternoon, visit the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of Xi'an. Explore the pagoda's historical significance and ascend to the top for panoramic views of the city. If you're lucky, catch the enchanting Music Fountain Show at the North Square, adding a touch of magic to your visit. Experience the tranquility of traditional Chinese martial arts with a Tai Chi class on the South Square. Let the graceful movements and serene surroundings bring a sense of calm to your evening. Take a leisurely walk at the Grand Tang Dynasty Ever-bright City, appreciating the beautiful night views. The mall's vibrant atmosphere, lined with shops and cultural displays, provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing evening stroll.

    After the night tour of Xian, your local guide will escort you back to the hotel, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable end to your first day in Xi'an.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Tai Chi Class in Xian
    Attend a Tai Chi Class in Xian

  4. After a hearty breakfast at 8:30 am, your English-speaking guide and driver will greet you at your hotel for an exciting journey to Mt. Huashan. The scenic drive will take approximately two hours, allowing you to soak in the picturesque landscapes on the way.

    Upon arrival at Mt. Huashan, embark on a thrilling cable car ride to the North Peak. As you ascend, the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys will leave you awe-inspired. Arriving at the North Peak by 10:30 am, you'll be met with a captivating landscape and the promise of cultural wonders.

    The North Peak is a treasure trove of cultural gems, including Buddhist and Taoist temples, intricate sculptures, and ancient engravings. Take your time to explore these historical sites and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the mountain. Don't forget to visit the Gold Lock Pass, where you can acquire a golden lock to symbolize safety on your journey.

    Mount Huashan Xian
    Mount Huashan in January 2023

    Lunch is self-provided, so be sure to bring provisions for the climb. Find a picturesque spot to enjoy your meal amid the stunning natural surroundings. After lunch, continue your exploration of the North Peak, discovering its hidden gems and taking in the breathtaking vistas.

    Embark on an adventure to the East, South, and West Peaks, each offering unique perspectives and scenic wonders. Capture the beauty of the landscapes and relish in the serenity of these high-altitude locations. As the afternoon progresses, make your way back to the North Peak, where a meeting point with your guide is scheduled.

    Meet your guide at the North Peak for a cable car descent, providing you with a final opportunity to appreciate the mountain's grandeur. The descent concludes at approximately 17:00, and your driver will be waiting at the exit gate to transfer you back to Xi'an City.

    Note: It's recommended to check the weather conditions before the trip and dress accordingly. Ensure you have comfortable footwear for the mountainous terrain. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning moments throughout this unforgettable Mt. Huashan adventure.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  5. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, depart for the Ancient City Wall, a marvel of ancient architecture that offers breathtaking views of the city. As you explore the wall, you'll get a sense of the historical significance and grandeur of this iconic structure. Descend from the City Wall and head to the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square. Marvel at the exterior of the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower, two iconic landmarks that stand as symbols of Xian's rich history.

    Xian City Wall Bike Riding
    Bike Riding on the Xian City Wall

    Enjoy a delicious lunch at the renowned Muslim Quarter, where a plethora of local flavors and culinary delights await. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this famous food street. Your culural Xian tour continues. Visit the Gao Family Courtyard, a hidden gem that provides insight into traditional Chinese architecture and lifestyle. Participate in a Chinese tea-making class within the courtyard, allowing you to savor the art of tea and experience a moment of tranquility. Witness the enchanting Shadow Play performance, a unique form of traditional Chinese puppetry that delightfully combines artistry and storytelling. After the visit, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Xian.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian Shadow Play
    Shadow Play

  6. In the morning, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and pay a visit to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a World Culture Heritage that was originally built in the Tang Dynasty. This pagoda, surrounded by a serene garden, offers visitors a glimpse into Chinese architectural and Buddhist history. Explore the pagoda's intricate carvings and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. The pagoda is part of the historic Jianfu Temple complex, providing a peaceful retreat with its elegant atmosphere. Afterwards, drive to visit a village in Huxian County to see the country scenery.

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    Have a local-style lunch in a farmer's house.

    In the afternoon, you will experience corn grinding by using a traditional mill, and learn about paper cutting, Chinese painting, or calligraphy according to your preference. You may also join a Dragon Dance which is a traditional way of celebrating the New Year in China. That would be an interesting and impressive experience. Then you will be escorted back to the hotel in Xian.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  7. Take your time in the morning at your own pace. Our local driver will be ready at the hotel lobby, aligning with your flight schedule, to pick you up and smoothly transport you to the airport. You can trust us to ensure you reach the airport on time and in comfort. End of your 7 days Xian indepth culture tour.

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 itinerary
  • Daily Chinese-style lunches as mentioned in the itinerary
  • China Travel Accident Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges

Price excludes

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