| 4 Days Xian Historic Tour
Tour Code: XAP-22
Tour Type: Private, cultural journey
Attraction: Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose pagoda, City wall, Great Mosque, the Forest of Stelae, Qianling Museum, Xianyang Museum.
Highlight: During this tour, you can visit most historical spots in Xi'an, such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, the Great Mosque, the Forest of Stelae, Qianling Museum, Xianyang Museum. At evening, you'll watch the Tang Dynasty Show and eat the Xian Dumpling / Jiaozi Dinner, all of these can brilliant your tour.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Originally known as Chang'an, Xi'an was in ancient times the starting point of the famed Silk Road. Over a period of more than 2,000 years, Xi'an was the capital city of thirteen different dynasties. Along with Rome, Athen, Istanbul,this city was a world leader in culture and trade and played a vital role in bridging the gap between East and West. Often called a "living museum", the Terracotta Warriors from the Qin Dynasty, along with other relics and excavations that are nearby, such as the restored city wall, the Big Goose Pagoda, and the Banpo Neolithic Village tell the story of why Xi'an is considered to be such an invaluable historical site in China
Day by day itinerary
Day 1 Destination: Arrival at Xian
Detailed Itinerary: Be met by English speaking tour guide at airport and take the private vehicle to the hotel. Free for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Destination: Xian
Dining: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Xian Dumpling / Jiaozi Dinner
Detailed Itinerary: Visit the the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum - the Eighth Wonder of the World. More than 6,000 different looking pottery figures depict the history of the Qin Dynasty from 221 BC-206 BC.
Terra-cotta Army: Emperor Qin Shihuang's Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, built on the ruins of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses pits, is a modern museum for archaeological excavation, scientific research, exhibitions, cultural relic protection and tourism service. It lies in Lintong District of Xi'an city. Emperor Qin Shihuang' Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum was listed as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1987 and praised as the Eighth Wonder of the World.
After lunch, visit the Forest of Stone Stelae Museum -a classical courtyard styled structure with the oldest and richest collection of steles in China, And visit the Old City Wall, it is built during the 14th century on Tang dynasty foundations, date to the Ming dynasty.
Xi'an Forest of Stone Tablets Museum: was built in 1994 by expanding the building groups of Xi'an Confucian Temple on the basis of the "Forest of Stone Tablets" of 900-year history. Covering an area of 31,900 m2. It is an art museum for collecting, studying and displaying stone tablets, epitaphs and stone statues of all dynasties. At present, it collects more than 11,000 pieces of cultural relics in a display area of 4,900 m2. Because of the famous stone tablets, it is praised as a treasury of ancient Chinese calligraphic works and the biggest museum of stone tablets.
Have a local Dumpling / Jiaozi Dinner - Jiaozi is the most traditional food in China. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show -performance of Chang'an music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty over a thousand years ago.
A performance of Changan music and dance originated in China's Tang Dynasty over a thousand years ago. This wonderful combination of colourful costumes, melodious tunes and ancient history is a living, breathing work of art-an extravaganza not to be missed!
Xian, an ancient city that has been the nation's capital during no less than eleven dynasties spanning more than a thousand years is regarded as the home if not the birthplace of the great dumpling tradition. It was here that the art of creating the most tasty and delicate of dumplings was refined and no visit to the city is complete unless you partake of a Dumpling Dinner.It is said that to visit Xian without seeing the fantastic Terracotta Army as well as having a Dumpling Dinner means that you have not really been to Xian at all
Day 3 Destination: Xian
Dining: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Detailed Itinerary: Visitthe Qianling Museum - the joint tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong and Empress Wu Zetian, the only Empress in Chinese history, and visit the Xianyang Museum - focuses its exhibition on the historical relics of the Qin and the Han dynasties. Xianyang City is 28 kilometers away from Xi'an. It was the capital of the famous Qin Dynasty in Chinese history.
Qianling Mausoleum: Located on Mt.Liang, 6km from the north of Qian county, Qianling Mausoleum is the joint tomb of Emperor Gao Zong, the third emperor of Tang Dynasty, and Empress Wu Zetian, the only empress in China. It is one of the first group of key cultural relics under national protection approved by the State Council. Mt. Liang is made up of 3 mountains. Qianliang Mausoleum lies in the north one, which is a circular cone limestone mountain of 1,047.9m high. The other two mountains are located face to face, just like a natural porch. Along the 694m long Sima Road stand more than 100 huge stone statues, which are magnificent and fine-carved as the best among the stone statues in the emperor mausoleums of all dynasties. The Mausoleum is built with a similar structure to Chang'an City in Tang Dynasty, which contains an inner city of 2.3 million km2, an imperial palace, and an outer space of 80 Li.
Day 4 Destination: Xian Exit
Dining: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Detailed Itinerary: Visit the Great Mosque -the largest and best preserved mosques of China.
Visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda: regarded by many as a symbol of the city Xian, the pagoda was built in 652 A.D. in Tang Dynasty to house the sutras brought back from India by the famous monk Xuan-zang. and Visit the Provincial Museum -a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. the museum exhibits over 3,000 unearthed historical relics, a small fraction of their collection. And then dirve to Xian Xianyang Airport in the afternoon for departure.
Great Mosque: Like the Great Mosques at Hangzhou, Quanzhou and Guangzhou, the Great Mosque of Xian is thought to have existed as early as the seventh century. The mosque that stands today, however, was begun in 1392 in the twenty-fifth year of the Ming Dynasty. It was ostensibly founded by naval admiral and hajji Cheng Ho, the son of a prestigious Muslim family and famous for clearing the China Sea of pirates. Since the fourteenth century, the mosque has undergone numerous reconstructions. Most of the buildings extant today are from the Ming and Qing Dynasties of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The mosque was constructed on Hua Jue Lane just outside the city walls built by the Ming Dynasty, in what was once the jiao-fang neighborhood for foreigners to the northwest of the city. Today, this neighborhood is part of Xian proper, with the city's famous Drum Tower a block away.
The Muslim Street, is a fantastic place to wonder. All shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. The stalls lines the narrow alleys sell almost everything you can expect.See off
Tour Price / per person
Luxury Tour / 5 star hotel Xian Hyatt Regency Hotel / Sofitel On Renmin Square
Superior Tour / 4 star hotel Meihua-Goldentang Internation Hotel 4 astar
Standard Tour / 3 star hotel Xian Longhai Hotel 3astar
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This trip price includes:
- Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
- All meals as specified in the itinerary.
- Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
- Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary.
- Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
- Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
- 1 bottle of mineral water/p/d
- Xi'an Map
The trip price does not include:
- Any meals which are not included in the "The trip price includes."
Single Room Supplements (as the above quotation for accommodation is based on twin sharing room).
- International air and train tickets for coming to & leaving mainland China. Air tickets or train tickets not specified in the itinerary on the first arrival day and last departure day.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
- Personal expenses: Items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day-to-day itinerary.
Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
- Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
- Visa fees
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