This itinerary includes 6 attractions well worth visiting in Xian including the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell & Drum Tower Square, and Banpo Neolithic Village. You will explore these sites with a knowledgeable and accommodating English-speaking tour guide. After the tour, you will have a new understanding of this amazing place. Pick this tour to get to know real Xian and fall for this ancient capital.
Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Neolithic Village, Bell and Drum Tower Square, Xian Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum.
AM: Upon your arrival in Xian, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you at airport or train station by holding your name and escort you to downtown Xian in a comfortable van. We will visit the Shaanxi History Museum to appreciate plenty of priceless cultural relics.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: Next, we will head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is a place to worship Buddha. The pagoda was originally built to hold the sutras and Buddha statues that Xuanzang brought back to China from India. Now there is a big garden around the pagoda where people can have a nice walk. Then continue the tour to Bell and Drum Tower square to admire the Bell Tower and Drum Tower from a distance. Local people come here for shopping and relaxing themselves. You can find large malls, local food and entertainment facilities.
AM: Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in the morning. We’ll visit Banpo Museum first. 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. Next, we will move on to the most important stop Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. It was listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. 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 3 pits with a total area of 22,780 square meters. You will also have a glimpse of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum in the car on the way back to city area.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: Last stop will be Xian Ancient City Wall, the most complete city wall that has survived in China. It is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient military defense systems in the world. It provides invaluable and substantial materials for studying the history, military science, and architecture of the Ming Dynasty. Visitors can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle.
After a great time on the City Wall, transfer 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.