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3 Days Xi'an Delicious Cate Tour

Tour Code: XAP-24
Departure: everyday
Tour Type: Private, cate tour, cultural journey, sightseeing
Attraction: Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, the Forest of Stelae, Enjoy Tang Dynasty Show, Xian Dumpling / Jiaozi Banquet
Highlight: This tour supplies a unique experience in Xi'an. You can visit the typical spots: famous Terracotta warriors, ancient city wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Also you can have a good enjoy of Chinese cate. There are Sichuan Cuisine, Shanghai Cuisine and Dumpling banquet in Xi'an for your taste.
 
 
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner     
               
                                                       
                                    
An old saying in China tells the unique position of this legendary city: "If you want to see China of 100 years ago, visit Shanghai; China of 500 years ago, Beijing; China of 2000 years ago, Xi'an". As the cradle of Chinese culture, the city was capital to the first dynasty of China, and also many of its successors. The position as the cultural and political center of the country has left the city with a great heritage, whose physical and spiritual evidence still dominates the ancient city.The grand underground museum and the breath-taking cliffs A" In Xi'an, not only large numbers of historical relics from the primitive society to the feudal society, but also the great changes of nowadays in the ancient city can be seen. The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses is one of the seven human wonder and is famous in the world. As one of the five well-known mountains in China, Hua mountain is famous for its precipitous slopes."
Day by day itinerary
 
Day1: Be met by English speaking tour guide at airport and take the private vehicle to the hotel. Free for the rest of the day. Enjoy Tang Dynasty Dance Show and Dumpling (Jiaozi) Banquet which was the most ceremonial feast in ancient aulic banquets.

Tang Dynasty Dance Show: The Tang Dynasty Theatre Restaurant proudly presents to you a performance of Changan Music and Dance which originated over a thousand years ago in Changan, the capital of The Tang Dynasty, which is now known as Xian. The Tang Dynasty lasted from 618AD to 907AD. During this time China experienced tremendous culture, artistic and technological achievements. Even now, modern Chinese culture owes much to the historical legacies of The Tang Dyansty.It is our honour to present to you this cultural extravaganza, reflecting the grander and splendor of ancient China.

De Fa Chang Dumpling Banquet:  with its own version of the Dumpling Banquet. Ingredients for the dumpling fillings include various meats, vegetables, and seasonings. Cooking methods include steaming, boiling, pan-frying, deep frying, and roasting. Many flavors, including salty, sweet, hot, and sour are offered. Other house specialties include Peking dumplings, steamed sweet bean paste buns, steamed shrimp paste buns, and various uniquely spiced dishes. While guests sample various delicacies, traditionally waiters will explain the cuisine culture of each dumpling.

Day2: 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. Then transfer back Xi'an, have Cantonese Cuisine for lunnch. In the afternoon, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and  ancient City Wall of Ming Dynasty which is built during the 14th century on Tang dynasty foundations, date to the Ming dynasty. At dinner, Hot pot or Sichuan Cuisine can be choosed as you like, on the side we give the chinese dry red wine as a gift for you drink while you're having dinner. If you like adding ice block, we can prepare to bring forward.

Sichuan Cuisine: known more commonly in the West as Szechuan Cuisine, is one of the most famous Chinese cuisines in the world. Characterized by its spicy and pungent flavors, Sichuan cuisine, with a myriad of tastes, emphasizes the use of chili. Pepper and prickly ash are always in accompaniment, producing the typical exciting tastes. Garlic, ginger and fermented soybean are also used in the cooking process. Wild vegetables and meats such as are often chosen as ingredients, while frying, frying without oil, pickling and braising are used as basic cooking techniques. It can be said that one who doesn't experience Sichuan food has never reached China.  Typical menu items: Hot Pot; Smoked Duck; Kung Pao Chicken; Twice Cooked Pork; Mapo Dofu

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum: 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.

City Wall: was extended on theremains of Sui and Tang imperial cities in the third year of Hongwu under the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang in Ming Dynasty (A.D.1370). This gigantic project tasted eight years. As the largest and well-presserved ancient city wall in China, it has been listed by th State Council as one of the first group of key historical relics under national protection since 1961. Xi'an City Wall is magnificent in structure and exquisite in design. The overall length of the rectangular wall is 13.74 km with the distance from west to east a little longer than that from north to south.

Day3: After Breakfast, visit the Forest of Stone Stelae Museum -a classical courtyard styled structure with the oldest and richest collection of steles in China. Then you can decide the lunch between Sichuan Cuisine  or Shanghai Cuisine. If you are still unaccustomed to the Chinese diet, you can eat the Western food at Satiro Danzante Italian restaurant or Gaofei Pizza restaurant.

Shanghai Cuisine: Shanghai does not have a definitive cuisine of its own, but refines those of the surrounding provinces (mostly from adjacent Jiangsu and Zhejiang coastal provinces). What can be called Shanghai cuisine is epitomized by the use of alcohol. Fish, eel, crab, and chicken are "drunken" with spirits and are briskly cooked/steamed or served raw. Salted meats and preserved vegetables are also commonly used to spice up the dish. The use of sugar is common in Shanghainese cuisine and, especially when used in combination with soy sauce, effuses foods and sauces with a taste that is not so much sweet but rather savory. Non-natives tend to have difficulty identifying this usage of sugar and are often surprised when told of the "secret ingredient." The most notable dish of this type of cooking is "sweet and sour spare ribs" ("tangcu xiaopai" in Shanghainese).

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.
 
Prices in USD (1:7)

Hotel / No.Pax

1pax

2-5pax

6-9pax

10-15pax

Single Suppl.

 3 star

 688

  548

 468

 452

58 

 4 star

748

 548

  488

470 

78 

 5 star

858

598

546

518

168

Hotel options:
Five Star Hotel: Xian Hyatt Regency Hotel  / Sofitel On Renmin Square 
 

Custom Tailoring: Design your own tour with our help to meet your unique interests, You don't have to compromise, do exactly what you want to do! Let us assist you to tailor-make your own China Experience. Tell us what you need now!

This trip price includes:

  1. Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
  2. All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  3. Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
  4. Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
  5. Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary.
  6. Domestic airports departure taxes have been charged with the flight tickets.
  7. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
    Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.


The trip price does not include:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. Excess Baggage Charges.
  4. 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.
  5. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
  6. Visa fees
 

      
 

   Chinese cuisine, rich and colorful, has, as its main features diversified color, aromatic flavor, and excellent taste. With these three characteristics, Chinese cuisine is not only tasty but also a work of art for people to appreciate.To make real Chinese food, none of the three characteristics - color, aroma and delicious taste should be excluded.
   This is an experience for the dumpling connoisseur, the flavours, shapes and colours will tempt the palette, while the elegant names and stories attached to each variety are truly amazing. It is no less amazing that a simple way of preparing food has become so very popular and sophisticated that it is now considered to be as much a work of art as a tasty morsel.