Xian is a city with glorious history and culture. From famous historical sites to small local markets, we have so many unique places to share with you. This 3.5 hours Xian morning tour will show you another side of Xian and bring you to some places the locals really like. Hang around the food market at East Gate of City Wall to see the locals picking vegetables, take a walk on the top of the magnificent City Wall to feel the charm of this ancient capital, participate in morning exercises at lively City Wall Park, try yummy snacks at Yongxingfang Food Street, and may get some little things at an antique market to take home.
food market at East Gate of City Wall, City Wall, City Wall Park, Yongxingfang Food Street, Zhuque Antique Market
In the morning at about 08:00, our local guide will meet you at your downtown hotel. Please wear comfortable shoes and pack light because we will walk a lot. Take public bus or metro to the City Wall and get to the first stop, food market at East Gate of City Wall. You will see lots of street stands selling fresh meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, spices, soy sauce, etc.
Next, climb up the City Wall to see this more than 600-year-old City Wall, one of the largest and most completely preserved ancient military defense systems in the world. It provides invaluable and substantial materials for studying the history, military science, and architecture of the Ming Dynasty. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall. After descending the City Wall, we will have a walk in the City Wall Park to meet local people who usually practice Taichi, dance, or chat there.
Then we will head to Yongxingfang Food Street where you will see many local snacks and restaurants. It is a new food street in downtown Xian with both delicious food and traditional Chinese architecture. It’s the perfect place to try authentic sweet or salty tofu pudding.
The last stop will be Zhuque Antique Market. It’s a paradise for antique lovers with a bewildering array of things such as porcelain wares, jade objects, calligraphy works, paintings, books, and ancient coins. After that, we will go back to your hotel by bus or metro.
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.