Xi'an is a city filled with the memories of the ancient China. All reminiscence is displayed right in front of you - the World's wonder Terracotta Warriors, the Ancient City Wall, Qianling Mausoleum, thousands of antiques at Shaanxi History Museum as well as a grand Tang Dynasty Show. You fantastic visit is also accompanied with the local Muslim culture and the folk drama.
Cultural visits to Terracotta Warriors, Qianling Mausoleum and Shaanxi History Museum
Reminiscence Tang Dynasty Show + Chinese Dumpling Banquet
Local Muslim Culture (Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque) and folk drama Shadow Puppet Play
|Today's Activities||Set foot on Xi'an, an ancient capital carrying a long history of China and embodied the essence of Chinese culture. You will meet our local tour guide at the airport and then be escorted to the hotel for checking. Today is all yours to have a first peek of the city at your own pace.|
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast at the hotel, start your Xi'an tour with the amazing Xi'an must-visit Terracotta Warriors. The life-like terracotta army stands there solemnly for your inspection. You may also explore the legend of their King - Qin Shihuang (First Emperor of a united China) in the Mausoleum. (Visit: 2-2.5 hours)
After lunch, take your time easy with a stroll along the Ancient City Wall. Relax yourself with the ancient city all below. The evening is prepared with a savory Chinese dumpling banquet plus a gorgeous Tang Dynasty Show, which will bring you back to the prosperous dynasty in Ancient China.
|Today's Activities|| Wake up and enjoy your breakfast, then set out for tasting the history of Xi'an at Shaanxi History Museum. The 1.5-hour visit is only too short for the profound history from the prehistorical times to modern era.
The afternoon is left for the Great Mosque and its surrounding Muslim Quarter. Immerse yourself into the local Muslim life, fill your eyes with blinking souvenirs stuff and treat your mouth with yummy local snacks. Also a local folk drama is ready for you - Shadow Puppet Show at Gao's Courtyard, a traditional courtyard house preserving the old features.
|Today's Activities|| Start your day with the special Qianling Mausoleum, the only royal joint tomb in Chinese history entombing the Emperor Tang Gaozong and his empress Wu Zetian (also the only female emperor in Chinese history). One feature of the Qianling Mausoleum is the Blank Tablet of Wu Zetian, which carries her idea that her achievement and errors must be evaluated by later generations and therefore no characters were carved on her stele.
Then you will be transferred to the airport for your next departure. Farewell.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: 3-night accommodation in Xi'an|
|Vehicle: A private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: An experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: Free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- This package includes 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc.
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named Jiaozi, typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger)|