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Tour Overview

Lantern plays an important role in the Chinese Spring Festival. It bears people’s wish for a better life and good luck in the following year. This Chinese Spring Festival evening tour will lead you to the Xian City Wall to enjoy the colorful lantern exhibition. The 600-year-old City Wall illuminated by numerous lanterns is so beautiful at night. Many visitors prefer biking on the top of the City Wall. If you also want to try, we can start the tour earlier. Your guide can help you rent a bike, and you can see the city from a unique angle. Welcome to Xian to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival with the locals!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience the Chinese New Year atmosphere on a walking tour of Xi’an Ancient City Wall.
2. Marvel at the brilliant colors of the lanterns, admire the magnificent cityscape and take a stroll along the 600-year-old city walls.
3. An optional daytime tour of the City Wall is available to learn about its long history as a military defense system.

 

Our friendly guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel around 5:00 PM. If your hotel is near the Bell Tower, we’ll meet you directly at your hotel, and we’ll embark on a delightful 15-minute walk to the South Gate of the Xian City Wall.

Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the historic ambiance as you stand at the South Gate of the Xian City Wall. Feel free to capture some photos of this iconic structure before we proceed to the main event. Witness the enchanting transformation of the ancient City Wall as it comes alive with vibrant lanterns. Since 1985, the Lantern Exhibition during the Spring Festival has become a tradition, showcasing an array of lanterns that light up the night. Marvel at the intricate designs and radiant colors that adorn this historical site.

Xian City Wall Spring Festival
South Gate of the City Wall during the Spring Festival

If you’re interested in delving into the history of the Xian City Wall, we can arrange an earlier pick-up in the afternoon. Explore the Wall during daylight hours and gain insights into its role as a military defense system. This can be a separate experience or an extension to your Lantern Exhibition tour.

As the night winds down, our guide and driver will ensure a comfortable journey back to your hotel, leaving you with lasting memories of a captivating evening at the Xian City Wall Lantern Exhibition.

Note: The itinerary is flexible, and adjustments can be made based on your preferences and schedule. Please inform our guide if you have any specific requests or if you’d like to explore additional attractions in the vicinity.

Xian City Wall Spring Festival Lantern Exhibition
Xian City Wall Spring Festival Lantern Exhibition

Kind Notice: The tour is available during only each Spring Festival month.

Tour Price ($=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

  • Entrance ticket
  • Private transfer in air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver

Price excludes

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