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Tour Overview

This Xian private day tour focuses on amazing historical relics. Your knowledgeable and helpful tour guide will escort you to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Qujiang Pool Park, Xian City Wall, and the Muslim Quarter, and share the details and many fascinating stories of these sites. After this tour, you will learn more about China and this ancient capital’s history. You will lose yourself in time exploring the hundreds of years old buildings and discover what they were like in ancient times. When you pass through the vibrant Muslim Street, you can get a peek at local Muslim life and try some authentic food. Join us to make unforgettable memories.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Spend a day exploring hundreds or thousands of years old historical sites, and gain an insight into the history of China and this ancient capital.
2. Wander through the vibrant Muslim Quarter, glimpse into local Muslim life, and try various local snacks and specialties.
3. Learn why the World Heritage site of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built and take a walk in the park around it.
4. Relax at Qujiang Pool – once a royal park, and bike atop the ancient City Wall.

 

Meet your friendly tour guide and driver at your downtown hotel. Prepare for an exciting day exploring the historical and cultural gems of Xian.

Our first destination is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), this architectural masterpiece was originally erected to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India by the monk Xuanzang. Discover the intricate carvings and statues that adorn the pagoda, each telling a story of the ancient Silk Road and the cultural exchange that took place within. As you ascend the pagoda, marvel at the breathtaking views of Xian, gaining a unique perspective on the city’s evolution over the centuries.

Transitioning from spiritual wonders to historical leisure, we’ll then venture to Qujiang Pool. Once a favorite retreat for royalty during the Tang Dynasty, this scenic area invites you to step back in time. Explore the remnants of ancient pavilions and gardens, imagining the laughter and joy that once filled this royal playground.

Savor the flavors of Xian’s renowned cuisine during a delightful lunch at a local restaurant.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xuanzang

Returning to the city center, our next stop is the Ancient City Wall. This well-preserved fortification, standing tall since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is not just a physical barrier but a testament to the city’s enduring strength and resilience. Enjoy a leisurely walk or bike ride along the wall, absorbing the historical ambiance and capturing picturesque views of modern Xian juxtaposed against ancient architecture.

The journey continues with a leisurely stroll through the vibrant Muslim Street. Marvel at the lively markets, where the aromas of spices and sizzling street food fill the air. Engage with local vendors, sample traditional snacks, and witness the harmonious blend of cultures that define this historic area.

As the day concludes, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel, ensuring you’ve experienced the best of Xian’s ancient wonders and local delights.

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

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $109 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

  • Entrance fees
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Private transfer in air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person
  • This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

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