Discover Xi’an, the ancient capital city for 13 dynasties in China’s history. We have selected the highlights of the city for you. Get ready to learn about 7,000 years history in just 3 days.
Day 01: Arrival in Xi'an
Your private tour guide and driver will pick you up from the airport or train station based on your request. After transfer to your hotel, the guide will help you to check in.
Good to know: For a night show, we recommend the Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. The dinner, singing, dancing and costumes are the highlights of the show.
Day 02: Terracotta Warriors & Ancient City Wall (B, L)
Today is the highlight of your Xi’an tour. After having breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. It’s about a one and a half hour drive to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Get ready to be surprised by the bike riding tour on the ancient City Wall and the hundreds of types of food in the Muslim Quarter.
Terracotta Warriors: Visiting the Terracotta Warriors is the main reason people travel to Xi’an. With the excavation of more than 8,000 Warriors and Horses, the Museum became the 8th Wonder of the World. The number 1 Pit is the most interesting place, covering an area of 14,000 square meters. There you can find almost 6,000 warriors and horses which have been excavated. Despite years’ underground, the warriors are still in remarkable condition each with a different vivid facial expression.
Xi’an City Wall: Stretching for about 14 kilometers, the city wall has been standing for more than 1400 years. The City Wall has also become the boundary between old and modern Xi’an, with the old buildings inside the wall and the modern buildings outside. You may happily walk or cycle all the way around and view both the ancient and modern Xi’an City.
Muslim Quarter: People say ‘Your Xi’an tour is not complete without visiting The Muslim quarter in the evening’. Everything is lit up and there are booths selling all kinds of food, it is a feast for your eyes, ears and nose. Actually there are 4 short, busy streets, alive with numerous street vendors, craft vendors, a few artists and great food. You can have a little bit of fun and be adventurous as you pick up an unfamiliar snack and chat with the friendly local people.
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Day 03: City tour & Departure (B, L)
It’s your last day in Xi’an. Today, you are going to see the most comprehensive museum in China. Pay a visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, see the symbol of Xi’an and learn about Buddhism Culture.
Shaanxi History Museum: This modern and well laid out museum has three main galleries. Unlike most of the other attractions in China, admission to this museum is free. However, to avoid the queue, you can buy a ticket from the Ticket Office. The artifacts are arranged chronologically by dynasties, so you can see the evolution of the arts in China. It is especially interesting here that you can examine a few of the terracotta warriors up close.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the symbol of Xi’an. It’s located in a temple complex which is surrounded by a square with fountains. Actually, it’s the biggest and most famous fountain in Xi’an. From the outside, the Pagoda is an impressive and interesting building 64.5 meters high. It’s also a Buddhist holy site and originally a place where Buddhist classics were collected from India to be translated and stored.
Your tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station after lunch.