Once served as the capital for more than 1200 years, Xian is one of the top ancient cities of China with a history of more than 3000 years. Xian is considered to be the cradle of Chinese civilization and a representative of Chinese culture.
Are you thinking of making a side trip from Beijing to Xian?we have three itineraries for this tour
See the highlight attractions –Terra-Cotta Army,City Wall
Explore the famous Muslim Quarter(if time permit)
Helpful and knowledgeable private English speaking tour guide
Enjoy Private air-condtioned vehicle and airport transfer
Our driver in Beijing will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi’an(Early flight between 7:00-8:30am,it takes 1 hour and 40 minutes)
Once arrive Xi’an,our guide and driver will holding your name sign wait for you
Then heading to the Army of Terra Cotta Warriors,(takes about 1 hour).It was discovered in 1974 by peasants digging a well.The awesome ranks of life-size pottery figures,modeled from yellow clay,were made to guard the tomb of Qin Shi Huang,despotic ruuler who unified China over 2,200 years ago.Excavations yielded three pits and over 7,000 soldiers,archers,and horses.Each warrior,originally colored with pigment and holding a weapon,has indiidually crafted expression.The museum and the mausoleum are listed the world’s cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
The Terracotta Army is a form of funerary art buried with the Emperor of Qin (Shi Huangdi) in 209-210 BC (his reign over Qin was from 247 BC to 221 BC and unified China from 221 BC to the end of his life in 210 BC). Their purpose was to help rule another empire with Shi Huang Di in the afterlife. Consequently, they are also sometimes referred to as “Qin’s Armies”. Some people think that the army was also built for protection.
The Terracotta Army was discovered in March 1974 by local farmers drilling a water well to the east of Lishan (Mount Li). Mount Li is also where the material to make the terracotta warriors originated. In addition to the warriors, an entire man-made necropolis for the emperor has been excavated.
Having Lunch in the local restaurant
Then heading to the City Wall in Xian.In 1370,during the reign of hongwu,the first Ming emperor,these walls were built on the foundations of the Tang imperial palace,using rammed earth,quicklime,and glutinous rice extract.The 39-ft(12m) high bastions have bases up to 59 ft(18 m)thick
The Ancient City Wall of Xi’an is a rigorous and integrated military defense system comprising city moat, drawbridge, various observation towers, battlements, turrets, parapets and crenels. Since constructed from Sui and Tang dynasties about 1400 years ago, the wall has experienced series of alteration and finalized the current layout, with the Changle Gate (East Gate), the Yongning Gate (South Gate), the Anding Gate (West Gate) and the Anyuan Gate (North Gate) being the four main city gate
Explore the famous Muslim Quarter(if time permit)
Actually secluded lanes and corner are where the taste surprise is always hidden and patient exploration is required. The zigzagging local-frequent Xi Yangshi and Bei Guangji Jie (Chinese: 北广济街) lanes are local-frequented and stall-clustered and harbor many authentic taste gems. These lanes have more leisurely life touch: white-skullcap stall owners chitchatting, the white-mustache senior sunbathing in the rocking chair, kids teasing the puppies, etc.
After the tour,our guide in Xi’an will drop you off at Xi’an airport for your flight back to Beijing,we will choose the evening flight between 7-8:30pm,Arrive Beijing around 10pm),and our Driver will pick you up from Beijing airport and transfer back to your hotel in Beijing
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby/airport, your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
If your travel time is not enough,then the tour will not including the City Wall and Muslim Quarter
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Chinese food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 to 9 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
Please send us the photocopy of each pessenger’s passport for the plane tickets purchase in advance
A deposit of 200USD P/P is required to pay through paypal for this tour
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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Experienced Tour Guide
Comfortable Transportation with an Experienced Driver
.Entrance fees and meals (L-Lunch) (D=Dinner)as mentioned
Beijing-Xi’an round trip plane tickets
Beijing Hotel-Airport Round Trip Transfer
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
You need to send us your photocopy of your passport for the train tickets purchase
Our tour guide in Beijing will not go with you to Xi’an,during the plane trip you are on your own,once you arrive Xi’an,our local Xi’an will hold a sign with your name on pick you up from the airport,and later during the day he or she will drop you off at the Xi’an airport,then our driver in Beijing will pick you up from the Beijing international airport
If you want breakfast or dinner which is no including in the price,just tell our guide,they will help you find the place to eat,please pay your own.