This classic Xian tour itinerary in 3 days allows you to experience the intriguing history of ancient China. The Chinese historic capital used to be a prestigious center of the world and the eastern start of the Silk Road, and today still retains a wealth of ancient sites and ruins, including the legendary Terracotta Warriors and Horses. But there are more to see and explore, China’s longest city wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, Shadow Play, bustling food street, unique life style… - all in the Xian highlight tour!

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Upon you arrival, be met at the airport or rail station. Then transfer with a private vehicle to check in to your hotel in the downtown. On half day Xi’an City tour you will visit the Ancient Wall, the best-kept and longest city wall in China. It was built during the period of the Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a military defense system in Ming Dynasty. Then you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang. Transfer back to your hotel.


  • Cycling on the Ancient City Wall - You can rent a bike at City Wall on your own for 1.5-2 hours’ cycling. What an unforgettable experience. Besides, you can know more about the City Wall. 

Ancient City Wall

Enjoy the fantastic tour to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses in the morning. One of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century, this was a great army of cold weapon area. The terra-cotta warriors and bronze chariots was built to protect Emperor Qinshihuang after he died and has been buried in vast underground vaults since 2200 year ago. After lunch, transfer back to downtown. Visit the Bell Tower, which was built in 1384, the largest and best preserved of its kind in China. Then you will transfer to Muslim Quarters, where you will enjoy the Chinese Shadow Puppet Show. A traditional folk art, it is also known as Shadow play show or lantern play show. It is a folk drama in which characters are silhouetted by candles or burning alcohol illuminating animal skins or cardboard to perform the interesting stories. Then you will visit the Grand Mosque, a Chinese architectural style and most of the grounds are taken up with gardens, except for some Arabic lettering and decorations, the mosque has neither domes nor traditional-style minarets.


  • Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show - A wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance. This is also a good way know more about the ancient Tang dynasty and some more history and art of that period.

Meal: B, L

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

After breakfast, you will transfer to visit the Shaanxi History Museum. One of the most important museums in China, it boasts a large collection of unearthed cultural & historical relics from around Xi’an and surround parts of China. According to your flight or train schedule, transfer you to the airport or rail station on time. Head for your next destination. End of your 3 days Xian tour.

Meal: B

Shaanxi History Museum relics

Extend the Tour

Beijing: the dynasty capital of China, possessing numerous historical sites and ancient marvels. Extend your Xian tour to Beijing for another 3-4 days for world heritages: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Shanghai: the most dynamic cosmopolitan city in China. Add 2-3 days to experience its colonial history and dramatic modernity: the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center Tower, and Old French Concession.

Chengdu: the lovely hometown of giant panda, the city is also famous for its cuisine, tea and history. Extend your Xian tour to Chengdu for another 2-4 days for panda base, Jiuzhaigou, Mt. Emei, Leshan Giant Buddha.

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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