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 silk road.
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.
Pay a visit to particularly beautiful Ancient Bell Tower at night dressed in the color lights in the center of Xian
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.
Walk around the intact city walls and fascinating Muslim Chinese district and ponder your trip at the Wild Goose pagodas
Welcome to Xi'an, today your travel begins with a welcome meeting at airport. After checking in the hotel, rest of your time is free to explore the Charming Xi'an, an ancient city with a long history and colorful culture. There are many historical sites worth visiting.
It takes 40 mins ( 30 km ) from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport to Xi'an City.
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Today after delighted buffet, you will visit the Mount Hua Scenic Area before being escorted back to Xi'an. Mount Hua is one of the Five Great Mountains in China, and it was once called the West Mountain in ancient times. It is known for being one of the most precipitous mountains in China.
After visiting, driving back to downtown hotel. Have a good rest.
It takes 1hr and 35 mins ( 122.4 km ) from Xi'an City to Mount Hua
Today is an another day to explore the history and culture in Xi'an
First we pay a visit toone of the most complete Han residential courtyard-- Gao courtyard, which is well preserved and mastery in pursuit of the art. 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. Continue our sightseeing of Tang Paradise, which features numerous buildings, squares, and gardens, all incorporating features of traditional Tang Chinese architecture.
Then back to the hotel and have a good rest.
Gaojia Courtyard is a hundred-year-old official courtyard in Huimin Street.
Drive 46 mins ( 9 km ) from Xi'an Muslim Quarter to Tang Paradise.
It's only 30 minutes to take the underground from Bell Tower ( Zhonglou ) Station to Tang Paradise (no traffic jam risk).
Tour starts at 08:00 and then drive about 1 hour to the countryside of the Xi'an city and visit the most imposing historic site Terracotta Warriors, the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century, and pay avisit to the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, situated underneath a 76-meter-tall tomb mound shaped like a truncated pyramid, which was constructed over 38 years.
Continue to Huaqing Hot Spring, also witnessed the famous romance of emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Guifei. From here we can also enjoy the scenery of Li Mountains, the witness of the history of the Chinese nation. Evening we will enjoy the show "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow", which is the milestone works in our country's contemporary large-scale vocal music works.
It takes 16 mins ( 9.6 km ) from Terracotta Warriors to Huaqing Hot Spring.
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.
Shaanxi Provincial History Museum is the perfect place to travel through time and witness the path of Xi'an's development.
It takes 11 minutes (4.2km) by car from Shaanxi Provincial Museum to Xi'an city wall.
It takes 4 mins ( 1.8 km )from the ancient City Wall to the Bell Tower.
Ancient City Wall and Bell Tower are the famous landmark buildings in Xi'an.
Spend the other whole day exploring culture and customer in Xi'an.
First we pay a visit to Qian Tomb, lies on Liangshan Hill, about 80 kilometers from Xi'an. It took 23 years to complete Qian Tomb.
Afterwards, head up to the Hanyang Tomb, which is the one of the largest ancient tombs of the Western Han Dynasty ever discovered.
It takes 1hr and 20 mins (98 km) by car from Qian Tomb to Hanyang Tomb.
The altitude of Qianling Tomb is 1047
The altitude of Hanyang Tomb is 432
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.
It takes 30 minutes (26.7km) by car from Xi'an City to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.
It takes 12 minutes (4.7 km) by car from Xi'an City to Xi'anbei Train Station.
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
The domestic arrivals to Xi'an and domestic departures 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.
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
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.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
From March to October are the best time to travel to Xi'an. Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct is 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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