Plenty of historical ruins and cultural relics make Xian a perfect destination for the travelers who are interested in Chinese history. On this 6 days Xian tour, you will follow a knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide to see thousands of unique and life-size terracotta warriors, appreciate many unearthed relics in informative museums, and stroll around the over 600-year-old city wall. In addition to these, you will also visit local villages to try authentic dishes, have a glimpse of local people’s life, and see colorful paintings done by the peasants. Whatever you’ve imagined, this ancient capital will surprise you with endless possibilities. Pick this tour to unlock a different Xian and have an unforgettable traveling experience.
Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell and Drum Tower Square – Muslim Quarter, Yuanjiacun Village Tour, Huxian Peasant Painting
AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning. Then drive to visit Shaanxi History Museum. The entire building possesses the architectural features of the Tang Dynasty. It houses numerous cultural relics of Shaanxi Province and shows the development of Chinese civilization.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: Afterwards, we will head to the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in Tang Dynasty with about 1300 years’ history. This project was presided over by monk Xuanzang to store the priceless Buddhist sculptures brought back from ancient India by him. Then visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian Museum to take a walk in the beautiful garden and appreciate some delicate relics.
After the whole day’s tour, we will drive back to your hotel
AM: In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and then head to the most famous and must-see site Terracotta Warriors Museum. Famed as the eighth miracle of the world, the marvelous terracotta warriors in the 3 giant pits show a surprisingly high level in craftsmanship. More than 6600 warriors with different facial expressions testified the greatest intelligence of the craftsmen in the Qin Dynasty. The 3-D circular-screen movie will let you deeply know the historical Qin Dynasty while enjoying the mysterious and splendid clay army.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After a Chinese style lunch, we will drive to visit Xian Ancient City Wall, the most completely preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for military defense in the ancient time. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. Next, you will take a walk on Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to admire the Bell Tower and Drum Tower from a distance. Then visit the most famous food street – Muslim Quarter. At last, you will be escorted back to hotel.
AM: After your breakfast, meet our guide at the hotel lobby to start a folk culture & local food tour. We will drive about 1.5 hours to Yuajiacun Village which is free of charge. You will have chance to watch Qin Opera Show, taste authentic local food, and try milling flour, making vinegar, waving cloth, and grinding soybean to make Tofu (Bean Curd). That surely will be an interesting and much more impressive experience. There are lots of local eateries in the village. Our guide will recommend some best ones when wandering in street.
Noon: We will not arrange lunch in fixed restaurant. We will leave lunch on your own so you could try as many kinds of local food as you like.
PM: In the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the village and take some pictures. Afterwards, meet your guide and driver and drive back to your hotel in Xian.
AM: Today we will visit the hometown of peasant painting in China. In the morning, we will drive for about 1 hour from your hotel to a village in Huxian to pay a visit to local peasant family and appreciate Peasant Paintingsthere. After that, a local peasant will give a lesson on paper cutting and you will do your own paper cutting.
Noon: Lunch at a peasant home.
PM: We will arrange a visit to local primary school to see the current situation of primary school in village and talk with pupils there.
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.