Do you long for an education tour for your kids to explore Xian local culture? See here. This tour not only covers the traditional Xian attractions but also picks out some lesser-known sites to demonstrate both Xian’ profound history but also folk culture hidden in the local life. Take this tour to uncover the mysterious mask of Terracotta Warriors, learn the Buddhist culture of Small Wild Goose Pagoda, trace the history of City Wall when walking on it and visit the local countryside to experience the real rural life in China.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Small Wilde Goose Pagoda, Xian Museum, Chinese Calligraphy Learning, Muslim Quarter, Huxian County, Ancient City Wall
AM: In the morning at 08:30 our guide will pick you up from hotel lobby and start the tour with Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is one of the most significant discovers of the 20th century. You will find it’s difficult to find two terracotta figures that have the same appearance, or the same hairstyle or any other details. You will learn much about background information from our guide.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: Then you will drive back to downtown Xian to have lunch and then visit Small Wide Goose Pagoda (closed on each Tuesday), one of the two survived buildings from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). In the scenic area you will also visit Xian Museum where you will have a glimpse of the city’s history. Next you will have a short Chinese calligraphy lesson and learn to write with Chinese writing brush in the scenic area. At last the guide will lead you to Muslim Quarter to explore the famous and colorful food street in Xian. After the visit here you will be escorted back to hotel.
AM: In the morning at 08:30 meet your guide at hotel lobby. Today you will visit Huxian County to feel country life and appreciate peasant paintings. When visiting peasant family, the peasant painter will give a brief introduction of Huxian Peasant Painting and will show you how a peasant painting is created. In the paintings storeroom you will see many finished paintings. Moreover you will have chance to see and participate a short traditional Chinese style Lion Dance in the village. There is opportunity for you to visit the local primary school and talk with local pupils if your visit happens in Chinese school term period.
Noon: Drive back to Xian downtown and have lunch.
PM: In the afternoon, pay a visit to ancient Xian City Wall, the largest and best preserved ancient city wall in China. The guide will introduce how it worked as the effective military defensive system in cold weapon times. After that you will optionally ride a bike on the wall (cost on your own) to explore it for about 1 hour or wander on it freely. Going down from the City Wall, you will be escorted back to hotel.
The local driver will meet you at your hotel lobby on time (usually 2.5 hours ahead of your domestic flight time and 4 hours ahead of your international flight time), please prepare your luggage well in adavnce and baord the car to the airport for your next destination.
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.