Taking a small group tour to visit a city is an ideal way to see the most popular attractions of the city with lower cost. If your group is less than 4 people, this tour will save quite some money. On the first day, you will visit the 2,000-year-old underground terracotta army guarding the tomb of China’s first emperor and explore Banpo Museum to see the life of primitive people. On the second day, you will visit the tranquil Small Wild Goose Pagoda, enjoy exquisite collections at Xian Museum, wander around bustling squares, check off Ming Dynasty City Wall and taste delicious local snacks at vibrant Muslim Quarter. Join this hassle-free tour to get an insight into this ancient capital’s history, culture, and people’s life.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Museum, North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter
English speaking guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch + Bottled water
Day 1 Terracotta Warriors & Banpo Museum Bus Tour (Lunch)
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Museum
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel. We will drive about 1 hour to Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors Museum, we will have a short stop at Terracotta Figures Factory where you will know the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks. You will have opportunity to buy some mini warriors as souvenirs if you are interested. Then you will have about 2.5 hours exploring the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture.
In the afternoon, continue to visit Banpo Neolithic Village. This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. BTW, on the way to Banpo Museum, you will pass by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and have a glimpse of it in the car. After the whole day’s tour, transfer back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in city area booked by yourself
Day 2 Xian City Sightseeing Bus Tour (Lunch)
Attractions: Small Wild Goose Pagoda, North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter
The tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. The tour will begin with Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two Buddhist temples built in the Tang Dynasty. The pagoda sits in an ancient Chinese style garden. You will also have chance to visit Xian Museum to appreciate plenty of precious cultural relics. Next we will move on to North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda to admire the pagoda from a distance and enjoy some relaxing time walking on the square.
After lunch, we’ll head to Xian Ancient City Wall. The 600-year-old City Wall is the most completely preserved and largest city wall in China. Visitors can optionally ride bikes on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. After that you will stroll around the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square. The last stop is the Muslim Quarter. Many special local products and snacks could be found along this street. At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.
Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver
Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
A minimum of 2 people are required to operate the tour.
The cost is based on pick-up and drop-off at Xian downtown hotel. If you arrive in or depart Xian by train on the day and need train station transfer, the extra cost is CNY100 per way for Xi’an Railway Station and CNY200 per way for Xian North Train Station.
The itineraries of two days may be done in inverse order according to the booking of other tourists, but we promise you will visit all mentioned sites except for force majeure.
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.