Tour Type: Private Package Tour
Attractions: Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, The Great Mosque, Big Goose Pagoda, Forest of Stone Steles, Terra-cotta Warriors...
Service Includes: Round trip high speed train ticket from Beijing to Xian and return, Air-conditioned private car and driver, English-speaking tour guide, Hotel Accommodation.
* B(Breakfast), L(Lunch), D(Dinner)
In the early morning, our driver will pick-up from your hotel in Beijing and transfer you to Beijing West Railway Station. Take High-speed train to Xian. On your arrival, our guide will hold a sign with your name waiting for you at the exit. Pick up and transfer you to have lunch first.
After lunch, visit the Shaanxi History Museum. The history of Shaanxi is said to be the history of China, and this museum is quite simply one of the nation's best. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection, beautifully displayed. Most of the item labels are in English, although some other information on the exhibitions is not, but your guide can help here.
Continue to visit the Great Mosque. The Great Mosque of Xian is the largest and best preserved of the early mosques of China. Built primarily in the Ming Dynasty when Chinese architectural elements were synthesized into mosque architecture, the mosque resembles a fifteenth century Buddhist temple with its single axis lined with courtyards and pavilions.
Pick up from the hotel. Transfer to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors, which is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
Drive back to Xian city, visit Xian Ancient City Wall, the City Wall is one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world and the most complete ancient city wall in China. And today, the city wall is regarded as a landmark dividing the Xian city into the inner part and the outer part. You are free to take the bicycle around the city wall at your own expenses (optional).
Pick up from the hotel, visit Big Goose Pagoda. A major Buddhist site, the simple, elegant brick Pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. The Temple complex has several large halls with some great Buddhist statues and murals.
Continue to visit Forest of Stone Steles. It holds a big collection of steles in China. It is a classical courtyard styled structure at the site of former Confucian Temple in Sanxue Street, Xian, close to the south gate of Xi'an City Wall. The museum has an area of over 30,000 square meters. It is one of the centers of ancient Chinese stone-engraving classic. It is also the center of the works of art of noted calligraphers of past dynasties. The numerous standing steles likens a forest, hence the name " Forest of Steles"'.
After lunch, transfer you back to Xian North Railway Station. Take high-speed train to Beijing. On your arrival at Beijing train station, our driver will hold a sign with your name waiting for you. Transfer you back to the hotel.
1. Private car and driver;
2. Personal English-speaking tour guide;
3. No other travelers in the tour;
4. More flexible time on each site;
5. Taken good care of each visitor;
Tour Prices (per person in US $)
|Number of Travelers||Deluxe||Standard||Budget|
|4 - 5 Persons||$630||$565||$565|
|6 - 9 Persons||$615||$550||$535|
|Single Room Supplement||$150||$85||$70|
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1. Infant Price: for an infant of 0-2 years old, this tour is free of charge.
2. Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, tour booking confirmation will be sent within 24 hours.