Highlights of Xian
As the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and an ancient capital for 13 dynasties, Xi'an is a well-known city full of history and culture. During this 4-day tour, you will see all the highlights including the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Xian City Wall and the Great Mosque. Pay a visit to Xi'an, as it has much to offer.
Highlights of Xian: The Classical & Must of the Ancient Capital City
Day 1:Arrival flight is arranged by you. Your personal guide and driver will wait for you at the airport arrival hall, holding your name sign. They will transfer you from the airport to the hotel. You will have free time after the check-in.
Hotels recommended: luxury hotels - Shangri-La Hotel, Hilton Xi’an, Sofitel Xi’an Remin Square, Grand Mercure Xi’an on Renmin Square or similar; Boutique hotels – Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian, Tang Dynasty Art Garden Hotel or similar
Day 2: Today’s tour starts from the eighth World Wonder-the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. After an hour driving from Xi’an city, you will arrive at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. There are three pits and an exhibition opened for travelers. It takes about 2 hours to visit all the places. Around noon, we will arrange you an a la carte lunch at a good local restaurant near the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. After the lunch, we suggest that you have a stopover at the handmade pottery factory where you will learn how people manufacture the terra-cotta warriors. You can buy one at a reasonable price. There is no pressure to buy.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Great Mosque which is one of the oldest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. It is the reflection of the integration of Islamic culture and the Chinese culture.
Day 3: After the breakfast, you will visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which is one of the biggest and best museums with modern facilities in China. It contains over 370,000 precious relics which were unearthed in Shaanxi Province, including; bronze wares, pottery figures and mural paintings in Tang tombs.
Following the Shaanxi History Museum, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his Buddhism classics brought from India.
Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant, where you can buy the dishes you like. In the afternoon, you will visit the City Wall and take bike or golf car ride on it. This city wall is the landmark of Xi’an. It is the best preserved, as well as one of the oldest and largest city defense systems in China.
In the evening, you will enjoy the spectacular Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show, which has been wowing audiences for years. The show is performed by artists wearing Tang finery and tells the story of the Tang Dynasty. It is a great combination of music, dance and beautiful Tang dress.
Day 4: The guide and driver will escort you from hotel to airport and help you at the airport check-in.
Meals: breakfast included in the hotel, fine local restaurants for lunch or dinner upon your request
- Note: the Highlights of Xian tour itinerary mentioned above is only a sample; we can customize this tour to meet your requests.