3 Days Essence of Xi'an Tour
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◆ Explore the ancient empire in The Terracotta Army and Horses, the biggest military museum underground
◆ Hike along the most well-protected ancient city wall standing in China
◆ Stroll in a treasure house of Shaanxi ancient civilization - Shaanxi Provincial Museum
◆ Visit the token of the ancient city - Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Great Mosque, the largest and one of the most important Islamic mosques in China
OverviewThis 3 day tour will allow you to explore one of the ancient capitals with remnants in every nook and cranny, the Ancient City wall, Shaanxi History Museum, the Terracotta Warriors, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower, and the Great Mosque.
Day 1 Xi'an Arrival (L)
After your arrival in Xi'an you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Then, you will experience a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall. Built in the Tang Dynasty (618 -907) and enlarged in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), it is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world. If you want to, you can rent a bicycle for a ride on top of the spectacular city wall.
Then we will move on to visit the Shaanxi History Museum. It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style, and possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi.
Day 2 Xi'an (L)
Today you will experience the highlights of Xi'an. After breakfast, you will visit the amazing 2000-year-old Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Over 2,200 years ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, ordered the construction of a vast army of Terra-cotta warriors in search of immortality. After his early death they were buried with him to protect his empire.
Another highlight today is the landmark of Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated in the south of Xi'an city, it is one of the main constructions in the famous Buddhist temple - Da-Ci-En Temple. There, the well-known Buddhist Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India in Tang Dynasty.
Then we will go on to visit the Bell Tower, which is the best-preserved and best-known one among many. The Bell Tower was built in 1384. In early mornings of ancient times it had the mission of ringing the bell and giving the correct time to the whole city. With magnificent carved beams and painted rafters, this classical building is truly elegant.
Day 3 Xi'an Departure (L)
In the morning visit Great Mosque. The Mosque is located at the Huajue Lane in the center of the city, is the largest and one of the most important Islamic mosques in China. It will be interesting to see symbols of Islamic belief in this ancient mosque. Then your guide will transfer you to the airport to take the flight to your next destination.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions.
All lunches as specified in the itinerary.
Private transfers among airports, hotels and scenic spots by a private air conditioned vehicle.
A well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city.
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.
Service Charge & Government Taxes.
Travel insurance in mainland Chinaduring the above travel period.
Optional activity costs.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses, such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
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Booking Code: VOC-20151030-S Tour Starting Date: Friday, 30 October 2015
Client's information: Sophie CORRADO, France
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Booking Code: VOC-20150905-S Tour Starting Date: Saturday, 5 September 2015
Client's information: Ratna Anil Pendse, USA
The service we received in Xian by Sunny and Niko was fantastic plus your excellent help in making the arrangements for our tours. It's been a wonderf...Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20150404-G Tour Starting Date: Saturday, 4 April 2015
Client's information: Mr. Gregg Godlewski, USA
You did a great job in organising it. All the guides were friendly, knowledgeable and ready to help. The food in the restaurants and the hotels wer...Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20150403-G Tour Starting Date: Friday, 3 April 2015
Client's information: Mr. Frederic JEANPERRIN, France
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Booking Code: VOC-20141211-G Tour Starting Date: Thursday, 11 December 2014
Client's information: Ms. Audrey Sultana, Malta
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