As an ancient capital of 13 Chinese dynasties, Xian has thousands of years of history and lots of historical and cultural sites attracting numerous history and folk culture lovers. This 2 days private tour includes Xian’s highlights such as Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Cave House, City Wall, Hanyangling Mausoleum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter. With a knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide and reliable driver, you can focus on appreciating this ancient capital and get acquainted with its history. The spectacular terracotta army, unique cave house, magnificent city wall, informative museum, lively food street, etc. will continually amaze you.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Cave House, City Wall, Hanyangling Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter
AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel at 08:30 am. Today’s first stop is the traditional dwelling in northwest region of China: Cave Houses. Till 1970s cave house was the most common dwelling of local people. Digging a cave out of a hillside with further consolidation and decoration will make a comfortable house which is cool in summer and warm in winter. Next, we will head to the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. 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. The splendid battle formation will leave you an impressive memory.
Noon: Lunch in a lcoal restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, we will visit Hanyangling Museum. It is shared by Jingdi, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his empress, but they have their own graves. You will admire the terracotta figurines carved as servants, riders, and domestic animals, and see the excavation pits which contain hordes of half-hidden statues and crockery through the glass floors.
After one day’s wonderful trip, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.
AM: The tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the morning and escort you to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was originally built to hold the sutras and Buddha statues that monk Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now there is a big garden around the pagoda where people can have a nice walk.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, we will visit the Ancient City Wall, one of the largest and most completely preserved ancient military defense systems in the world. It provides invaluable and substantial materials for the study of the history, military science, and architecture of the Ming Dynasty. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. Next, take a walk on the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to admire the two ancient towers from a distance. Then head to Muslim Quarter, the best known and colorful food street in Xian. If you like, our guide will lead you to some more alleyways in Muslim Quarter to see real life of Muslim people here.
After the trip, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
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.