Half Day Xian Native Tour by Metro or Bus with Guide
Xian is the first city in northwest region of China to have metro. The five lines are very convenient for people to go to train station, airport and some attractions. You will notice the stations are carefully decorated with different themes and are also very clean. This tour will lead you to explore the historical landmarks of Xian by metro or bus including Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter, and Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square. Take this tour to discover a wonderful Xian, rich in long history, profound culture and natural beauty. You will go back home with joyful and unforgettable memories.
City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Street
Private Tour Guide + Public Vehicle Cost (Bus or Metro)
At appointed time (suggested pick-up time 13:00-14:00), our guide will meet you at your downtown hotel. Then you will take bus or metro to Xian City Wall (Nanmen Stop for bus and Yong Ning Men Station for Metro L2). You will enter the scenic area from South Gate which has the grandest view among all 4 major gates of City Wall. It is the largest and best-preserved city wall in China. It was built for military defense in the ancient time. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to view the city from a different angle.
Afterward, take metro to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will change from Metro L2 to L3 at Xiao Zhai Station and then get off at Da Yan Ta Station. Walking through the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (about 15 min), you will arrive at the entrance gate of Da Ci’en Temple where the pagoda stands.
Then take metro back to city center and get off at Zhong Lou Station. You will explore Muslim Street, one of the best food streets in Xian. You can try some authentic dishes at your own expense. After that, wander around the Bell & Drum Tower Square to admire the over 600-year-old towers from outside. You will enjoy the charming night view of the ancient capital city in the early evening.
At last, the guide will escort you back to hotel by bus or metro.
Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
Why is Xian Metro Worthy of Trying?
Xian subway is of great characteristics. Each station is decorated with a large number of reliefs, cultural walls and so on. The ornamental material and style are also not the same such as metal process, modern technology, ceramic and granite. Along the subway route, you will follow our guide to stop by 2-4 stations, getting off to visit several famous spots where you can feel strong locally humanistic and distinctive atmosphere. You probably will stop at 4 stations and their highlights are as below:
Zhonglou Station: you can visit famous Bell & Drum Tower Square and Muslim Street here. Bell Tower is located at the center of Xian city, and Muslim Street is a good place to try local snacks. Visitors can stroll on the square, passing dazzling souvenirs or artifacts shops & snack stalls.
Yongningmen Station: it’s the nearest subway station to the South Gate of City Wall. South Gate is a popular place for young people to play music. You will also see a special way of exercise popular among middle-aged and elderly people in China (Square Dance). Additionally, you can visit the City Wall, the largest and best-preserved city wall in China. It was built for military defense in the ancient time. Visitors can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall.
Xiaozhai Station: Xiaozhai is regarded as the most youthful trading area in Xian. The famous Saga International Shopping Center is right here. It combines shopping, catering, entertainment and other services. One of the attractions in Saga is the longest indoor escalator in Asia with a length of 50.3 meters.
Dayanta Station: there’s a large plaza at the foot of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a world-famous Buddhist holy land. The plaza is the largest Tang-themed cultural square in Asia and has become a cultural tourist attraction for not only local people to relax themselves but also for travelers to feel the charm of the ancient capital. Music Fountain is one of the biggest highlights here. It is the largest fountain square in Asia, even the world.
*You can choose and decide how many stations to stop at and enjoy the scenery at your own pace. The tour usually lasts 6 ~ 7 hours in total.
*The night view of the South Gate and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Plaza is really fascinating, so it is suggested to go to Yongningmen & Dayanta Station at last.
*Meal suggestion is always kindly offered by your local experienced guide.
Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours.
Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking.
Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.