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Tour Overview

This 7-day tour package includes the most sought-after attractions in two Chinese ancient capitals, Xian and Luoyang. You will not only see the more than 2,000-year-old life-size underground terracotta warriors, learn the romantic stories of the royal family, closely observe numerous delicate unearthed relics, and savor delicious local snacks in Xian, but also travel to Luoyang by high-speed trains to explore the stunning Longmen Grottoes, trace the brilliant history and culture of Luoyang and enjoy impressive Shaolin Kung Fu performance. We will leave hotels and some meals up to you so you can choose whatever you like. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the tour. We will be with you every step of the tour to ensure a wonderful experience.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites – Terracotta Warriors and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and hear the rewarding stories behind them.
2. Get a glimpse of the development of Chinese civilization at China’s first major national modern museum – Shaanxi History Museum
3. Wander around the Qujiang Pool to enjoy the beautiful scenery and imagine what it looked like in the glorious period of the Tang Dynasty.
4. See the wonderful Kung Fu show performed by Shaolin monks in Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Shaolin Martial Arts and Chinese Zen Buddhism.
5. Marvel at the spectacular Longmen Grottoes – a treasure house of ancient stone art.
6. Experience bike riding on the top of the Xi’an City Wall to see the city from a unique angle.
7. Explore the Xi’an local food culture by sampling a variety of delicious snacks in the bustling Muslim Quarter.

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: Hotel booked by yourself

  2. Our tour commences with a hotel pick-up between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. Initially, we'll make a brief stop at the Terracotta Figures Factory, a place where the ancient artistry of crafting terracotta warriors unfolds before your eyes. Watch skilled artisans meticulously mold clay into intricate figures and appreciate the exquisite artworks on exhibit. This experience offers insight into the meticulous craftsmanship involved in preserving the legacy of this ancient art form.

    Subsequently, we'll proceed to the renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a monumental archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Explore expansive pits housing thousands of life-sized soldiers, horses, and chariots, each bearing witness to the military prowess of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Immerse yourself in the historical narrative and marvel at the extraordinary details that render each warrior a unique masterpiece.

    Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    After lunch at a nearby restaurant, drive towards Huaqing Pool. Arriving at the pool, step into the past when emperors sought solace in the imperial hot springs. Marvel at the architectural beauty of the site and envision the opulence of ancient dynasties against the backdrop of the picturesque pools and gardens. At last, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

  3. In the morning, meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby and head to Shaanxi History Museum, an archival treasure trove featuring a myriad of cultural relics from Shaanxi Province, offering a captivating narrative of China's extensive history. Subsequently, venture to the adjacent Big Wild Goose Pagoda, constructed during the Tang Dynasty to safeguard sutras and Buddha statues transported from ancient India by Master Xuanzang. This architectural marvel serves as a testament to the historical exchange between China and India, encapsulating the rich cultural tapestry woven through centuries of civilization. Explore the profound heritage encapsulated within these venerable walls.

    After lunch, you will take a walk on the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda where you may have a chance to see the Music Fountain Show. Then wander around the Qujiang Pool to enjoy the beautiful scenery and imagine what it looked like in the glorious period of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Finally, you will return to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

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

  4. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning and drive you to Xian North Railway Station. We will book the train tickets and send them to your hotel in advance except for special cases.

    Upon your arrival in Luoyang, our local professional guide will greet you at the railway station and take you to visit the Shaolin Temple, renowned as the birthplace of Chan Buddhism and the martial arts form of Kung Fu. You can immerse yourself in the rich history and culture, witnessing awe-inspiring Kung Fu performances by skilled monks. The temple complex includes ancient halls, pagodas, and the famous Forest of Pagodas. Explore the serene surroundings, participate in meditation sessions, and witness the profound spiritual legacy of Shaolin.

    Dengfeng Shaolin Temple
    Shaolin Temple

    Next, our journey takes us to White Horse Temple, founded in 68 AD by Emperor Mingdi of the Han Dynasty. As the inaugural Buddhist temple in China, it holds the esteemed title of being the country's premier ancient temple. Explore the historical significance and cultural richness embedded within the sacred grounds of this revered establishment.

    After sightseeing, our guide and driver will escort you to the hotel for a good rest.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Luoyang White Horse Temple
    White Horse Temple

  5. In the morning, you will pay a visit to Luoyang Museum which is a historical museum of China and houses over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms - a presentation of 5 different social development periods such as primitive society, slavery society, and feudal society. If you visit Luoyang in April, you will have a chance to appreciate peonies. Luoyang peony is the most famous in China.

    After lunch, you will head to the Longmen Grottoes, a treasure house of ancient stone-carving art. More than 110,000 stone statues vary from 2-centimeter to 17.14-meter high, extending for about 1,094 yards along both banks of the Yi River. Then the guide will see you off at Luoyang Longmen Railway Station. You will take a high-speed train back to Xian. Our Xian driver will wait for you at the passenger service center of the train station by holding a name sign and transfer you back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Longmen Grottoes
    Longmen Grottoes

  6. In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Embark on a journey to the City Wall, a remarkable structure that stands as the most extensively preserved and expansive city wall in China. Originally constructed for military fortification during the Ming Dynasty, the wall provides a panoramic view of the city, a perspective that can be further enhanced with an optional bicycle ride along its summit. After a great time on the City Wall, you will take a walk in Yongxingfang Food Street, a culinary haven renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse array of local flavors. You can indulge in an exquisite gastronomic experience, sampling traditional snacks and regional delicacies. The street's charming ambiance and rich culinary offerings make it a delightful destination for food enthusiasts and tourists alike.

    In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square to admire the two ancient towers from a distance. Behind the Drum Tower is the most famous food street in Xian, the Muslim Quarter. You can optionally sample some snacks and learn something about the local Muslims from your guide. Then, drive back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself

    Xian Ancient City Wall
    The Ancient City Wall

  7. Savor your breakfast and have a relaxed morning. Subsequently, our chauffeur will promptly collect you from the hotel based on your flight timetable and convey you to the airport. This marks the conclusion of our service. Wishing you a pleasant and smooth journey ahead!

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $763 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

  • Round way Xian-Luoyang bullet train tickets (2nd class)
  • Entrance fees for all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • 5 Chinese style lunches
  • All transfers among airports, sites, train stations, and hotels in a private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced licensed driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • China Travel Accident Insurance maximum insured amount RMB 200,000
  • Government taxes and service charges

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Entrance tickets for Bell Tower (CNY35p.p) and Drum Tower (CNY35p.p)
  • Cost for climbing the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (CNY30p.p)

 

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