3 Days Xian Private Tour for Terracotta Warriors and Local Culture Experience
Are you looking for a Xian tour to get off the beaten track? You are in the right place. From the famous Terracotta Warriors to local art museum, sacred pagoda to small alleys, this tour will take you to trace this ancient capital’s rich and long history, appreciate beautiful artworks made by normal people even farmers, and enjoy interesting traditional Chinese shadow puppet performance. You will immerse yourself in this city’s unique atmosphere. You will have your own special memories of this fantastic place and remember it for a lifetime.
Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Bo Art Museum, Shu Yuan Men, Defu Alley, Muslim Quarter, Gao Family Courtyard, Hanyangling Museum
Transfer + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Meals
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Tang Bo Art Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Lunch)
Our tour guide and driver will meet you at your downtown hotel in the morning. Then you will start the journey with the famous Terracotta Warriors Museum which is known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World”. The museum is located 30 km east of Xian city. The original site was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974. Now it has turned into one of the most influential attractions in China. You will have about 2.5 hours appreciating the over 2,000-year-old life-size clay warriors. After lunch, you will head to Tang Bo Art Museum which exhibits Shaanxi folk art and ancient Chinese painting, such as Huxian farmers painting, shadow puppetry, paper cutting, and Mashao facial makeup. You will also have a chance to learn Chinese calligraphy here. Next, come to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in Tang Dynasty 652 A.D. for the purpose of preserving the Buddhist sculptures brought back to Chang’an (old name of Xian) from India by XuanZang. With tour guide’s explanation to its background, you will get a better idea about religious, political and cultural life of that great dynasty. BTW, there is an optional activity for the evening, Tang Dynasty Show and Dumpling Dinner. If you are interested, our guide and driver will take you to enjoy the spectacular music and dance show and taste delicious dumplings with different fillings. When all the activities are finished, we will drive you back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself
Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum
Day 2 Xian
Attractions: Bell and Drum Tower Square, City Wall, Shu Yuan Men, Defu Alley, Muslim Quarter, Gao Family Courtyard, Shadow Puppet
Today you will deeply explore the alleys around the City Wall. Firstly, you will head to the Bell and Drum Tower Square. Located in the very center of Xian, Bell Tower and Drum Tower are considered the symbols of the city. After that, continue walking to Kaitong Lane and ascend the City Wall. You will have about 2 hours exploring the City Wall and learning the history of the great heritage. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. You will then wander around the wall and come to Shu Yuan Men. Guanzhong Academy, Shaanxi’s highest institution in the Ming and Qing dynasties, is located in this street. Along the vintage street, there are calligraphy and painting shops selling four treasures of Chinese study as well as local handcrafts.
Next, you will stroll along Defu Alley. Paved with flagstones, the path is flanked by antique bars, shops, and cafes, presenting a perfect blending of modernity and quaintness. Then come to Muslim Quarter where you will find many local snacks and crafts. The Gao Family Courtyard hidden in the lanes will entertain you with an awesome traditional Shadow Puppet performance. At last, return to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel booked by yourself
Day 3 Xian
Attractions: Hanyangling Museum (Lunch)
In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and lead you to Hanyangling Museum. The mausoleum is shared by Jingdi, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his empress, but they have their own graves. In the excavated satellite burial corridors you will see many mortuary objects. At the end of the tour, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to next destination. Wish you a pleasant journey!
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.