Terracotta Warriors and Xian

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Terracotta Warriors and Xian information and booking

from
$560
  • Duration
    3 days
    Days
  • Group size
    2-6
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Discovery & Cruising
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 3 day trip
  • 2 nights hotel
Equipment Required
A comprehensive gear list is provided in the pre-departure information provided on booking.

Highlights

  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Wild Goose Pagoda and The Shaanxi History Museum in Xian
  • Elaborate markets and the Great Mosque of Xian's Muslim quarter

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Explore Xian, the traditional starting point of the ancient Silk Route with its pagodas, mosques and ancient city walls. View the Terracotta Warriors with the extraordinary sight of warriors arising from their muddy grave, some intact, others still submerged in the ground.

What's included

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Accommodation on twin share basis
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Bilingual guide
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Sightseeing and entry fees as listed in itinerary
  • Terracotta warrior tour

Itinerary

Day 1 Join Xian, city sightseeing
Welcome to Xian, the traditional starting point of the Silk Road. This old walled city, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is a vivid example of old and new China as the modernised new city bustles around the quaint, winding lanes of the Old Quarter. This morning you will be met by a driver at either the train station or airport (depending upon your arrival transport) and transferred to our well-located Xian hotel to freshen up. The rest of the day we will tour the sights in Xian with a local guide. The Wild Goose Pagoda is a classic example of Chinese temple architecture. Built in 652 AD it houses Buddhist Scriptures brought back from India along the Silk Road. The Shaanxi History Museum, built in huge classical-Chinese style, houses a collection of chronologically arranged items and includes material previously housed in the Provincial Museum, with many objects that have never been on permanent display before The Muslim quarter of Xian provides a different feel to the city with its elaborate markets and the Great Mosque.
Day 2 Visit to Terracotta Warriors
This morning we will drive out to the site where in 1974 local farmers discovered the tomb of Qin Shihuang with its army of warriors. Excavation of the area continues and we will be able to see this amazing sight in the many stages of pain staking reconstruction work of archaeologists. Each warrior stands over 6 feet tall and has different features and characteristics. Some stand in a vanguard with crossbow and longbow bearers; others hold spears, daggers and axes at the ready. They are accompanied by dozens of horse-drawn carriages and enormous terracotta horses. The sight of the warriors arising from their muddy grave, some intact, others still submerged in the ground, is an extraordinary one. Our local guide will be on hand to escort you and provide further information on this site.
Day 3 Trip concludes in Xian
The trip concludes today after breakfast. Transfers will be arranged depending upon your onward transport arrangements.