This 3 days small group tour is the best choice for the first-time visitors who want to see more things with less cost. This tour covers the legendary terracotta army, unique Banpo Museum, ancient City Wall, lively Muslim Quarter, amazing Huashan Mountain, etc. A knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking tour guide will accompany you throughout the tour to help you solve any problems, learn more about Chinese history and culture, and enjoy yourself very much. On this tour, you will get to know the real Xian, tracing its glorious history and mingling with local people. You will have a great time in Xian and return home with memories that will last for a lifetime.
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, Mt. Huashan
English speaking guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch of D1 and D2
Day 1 Terracotta Warriors and 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. Before visiting the museum, we will pay a short visit to Terracotta Figures Factory where you will learn about the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks. There are also souvenirs like mini warriors if you are interested. Known as “the eighth major miracle of the world” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture. It has three pits with a total area of 22,780 square meters. You will have about 2.5 hours exploring the museum.
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.
Accommodation: Hotel in city area booked by yourself
Day 3 Mt. Huashan Bus Tour (No meal)
Attractions: Mt. Huahshan
In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. After collecting all tourists, we will drive about 2 hours to Mt. Huashan.
We will arrive at Mt. Huashan at 10:00 – 11:00 am. Take the shuttle bus to the foot of North Peak and get on the cable car up to the mountain. Your guide will tell you the climbing route and meeting place. You will enjoy your free time for sightseeing and photo taking. The scenery here will definitely surprise you! We will stay on the mountain for 4 to 5 hours and you may cover 3 to 5 peaks according to your interest. And on the mountain you may experience some exciting activities like plank road. Please watch your steps.
At about 17:00, our guide will meet you at the appointed place and take the cable car down to the foot of North Peak. Then take the shuttle bus to the exit and board our car back to your hotel in Xian.
Please kindly note this tour does not include lunch because there is no restaurant on mountain top. We recommend you bring something for lunch.
Round way shuttle bus and North Peak cable car at Mt. Huashan
Two simple lunches
Transfer in air-conditioned car
Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver
Lunch on the day of Mt. Huashan
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.