Xi'an is a city full of historical memories. It doesn't take long to discover its hidden charm when you step into its museums, historical sites and local streets… The mysterious Terracotta Warriors, the grand Ancient City Wall, the profound Shaanxi History Museum, the characteristic Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque…
Dive into historical memories at Shaanxi History Museum
Face to face with History: Terracotta Warriors
Taste a different Xi'an: Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque
|Today's Activities||Our local guide will meet you at the airport/train station upon your arrival and take you to your reserved hotel for checking in. Today is totally free for your own arrangement. You can take a good rest at the hotel, or have a stroll around and take a peek of this ancient city Xi'an.|
|Today's Activities|| The Terracotta Warriors is without doubt a great hit on your Xi'an visit list. Three unearthed pits plus the Bronze Chariot and Horse Museum, a great world wonder for you to discover!
After lunch, set forth to the Banpo Museum, a typical Neolithic matriarchal community of the Yangshao Culture dating back to about 6,000 years ago.
The evening is also well prepared for you – a delicious Chinese Dumpling Banquet while watching a gorgeous show presenting the prosperous Tang Dynasty of ancient China. Enjoy your night!
|Today's Activities|| Start your morning with a bird's eye view of Xi'an city from the Ancient City Wall. The rampart is 12m high, 15m wide in the upper part, which allows you to stroll freely and leisurely on top. You can even hire a bike to ride along the City Wall as an optional but great experience (not included in our package).
Then move to the city center to visit the central landmark – Bell Tower, which dates back to 1384 A.D. and is a representative Ming Dynasty architecture with gorgeous building style. Free Imitated Chime Bells Performances are available for several times every day. If you are lucky enough to catch one, enjoy the pleasant ancient tune!
Next destination is the Muslim Quarter , where the local Muslim gather and offers a wide range of exotic souvenirs for sale. The spiritual center of this area is the Great Mosque, where you will find an excellent blend of Chinese architecture and Muslim style. Another highlight of the Muslim Quarter is the Gao's Courtyard, where a lovely local drama Shadow Puppet Show is prepared for you to learn the local culture.
|Today's Activities||Dive into history today. Shaanxi History Museum, housing a marvelous collection of over 300,000 items from the Bronze Age to the modern time, is just like a treasure stove for you to discover.
Later take a stroll to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple built in 652 A.D. You can feast your eyes with the architectural elegance of the Buddhist buildings, as well as discover the legends of Hierarch Xuanzang and his 16-year pilgrimage to India for the Buddhist culture.
|Today's Activities|| Today is free for you until you're escorted to the airport/ train station for your departure.
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: 4-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 include 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 Chinese dumpling dinner
-- Other 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) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.
(3) One of the best places to sample the dumpling is Defachang Restaurant. Here you can experience Xian's famous "Dumpling Banquet" where you get to feast on many different types of dumplings that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. For example there are tiny pearl dumplings, dumplings made from black rice and fruit-filled dumplings.
(4) Muslim quarter is a fascinating area where you can taste many authentic Islamic snacks, like beef or mutton Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger), northwestern style noodles, Yangrou Paomo and many other attractive snacks that will not make you disappointed. The restaurants and eateries here are serving their food in budget prices.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant|
|Dining Hall of Defachang Restaurant||Snack Street in Muslim Quarter|