Highlights

Xi'an is a museum city dotted with the historic relics of past dynasties, from the restored city walls to the majesty of the Terracotta Warriors. Xi'an will delight travellers today, as it did centuries ago as the starting point of the famed Silk Road.

  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors - the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. It is listed as UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world's cultural heritage.

  • The Big Goose Pagoda is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, and it is possible to enjoy the magnificent scenery at the most beautiful building left in Xian today.

  • Enjoy the fantastic smells of the vibrant Muslim Quarter coming mainly from the diverse, traditional, and tasty Muslim food sold in restaurants and stalls.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Flight to Xian

Half a day for you free at leisure. In the noon, catch the flight to the charming Xian, an ancient city with a long history and colorful culture. There are many historical sites worth visiting. Disembarking at Xian International Airport, your driver will meet and transfer you to check in the hotel. Relax and prepare for your tommorrow's cultural trip.


Note:

  • It takes 40 mins ( 30 km ) from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to Xi'an City.


Traffic: Car+Flight
Hotel: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 385m

Day 2Visit Shaanxi Museum and Ancient City Wall

Today is an another day to explore the history and culture in Xi'an.

First we pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum, a treasure trove for anyone interested in the art facts of Chinese history. Exhibits numerous unearthed cultural artifacts and represents the imposing image of a 13-dynasties capital.

Then head to ancient architecture and a holy place for Buddhists.- Big Goose Pagoda,The restored Buddha and building are beautiful with spectacular timber work and gilded features are recently built by donors, they make a fine job of explaining the role of Buddhism in China’s history.

Afterwards, head up to the Ancient City Wall, the most well-preserved city wall and the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Followed by the ancient Bell Tower, it is the most well-preserved ancient military defensive systems and the landmark of Xi'an. It is amazing to wander along the city wall with the bird's-eye view of the whole city.


Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 385m
  • Shaanxi Provincial History Museum

    Shaanxi Provincial History Museum

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

Day 3Visit Terracotta Warriors, Big Goose Pagoda and Muslim Quarter

Today is an another day to explore the history and culture in Xi'an. Tour starts at 08:00 and then drive 1 hour to get close to the incredible Terracotta Warriors in China’s first Emperor’s Tomb built 2300 years ago,the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century.

After lunch in the local restaurant, head to ancient architecture and a holy place for Buddhists- Big Goose Pagoda,The restored Buddha and building are beautiful with spectacular timber work and gilded features are recently built by donors, they make a fine job of explaining the role of Buddhism in China's history.

Afterwards, wandering through the tight and interesting Muslim Quarter to experience the local lifestyle. Street vendors selling all sorts of goods from souvenirs, hand crafted products and local snacks. You need to bargain with the vendors if you are buying goods.


Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Xi'
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 385m
  • Terracotta Warriors

    Terracotta Warriors

  • Big Goose Pagoda

    Big Goose Pagoda

Day 4Xian Departure

Today our journey comes to an end after a good breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport or train station based on your schedule.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 385m

INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary.

  • Domestic flight to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, Xi'an to Dunhuang and Xi'an Flight to Destinations are listed in the itinerary.

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.


Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.


We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

  • Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.

  • Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.


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