This private tour will take you to visit the most prosperous capital in ancient China – Xi’an, the east end of ancient Silk Road. You will visit the 8th Wonder of the World – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and hear about its accidental discovery by a local farmer before wandering around its earthen pits. You will also visit the most completed ancient City Wall of Ming Dynasty, and take a stroll around the Muslim district and browse the eclectic boutiques and butcher shops.
ItineraryDay 1: Beijing - Xi'anPass By: Beijing Railway Station, BeijingYou are picked up from your hotel or residence in downtown Beijing and transferred to railway station for high speed train to Xi’an (2nd class seats). Stop At: Xi'an Museum, Xi'an, ShaanxiUpon arrival, your Xi’an guide will meet you and take you directly for a city tour. Your first stop is Xi’an Museum, which is located by Small Wild Goose Pagoda and covers an area of 245 hectares. It was officially opened to the public in May 2007 and collectively reflects the long history of Xi’an city.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Small Goose Pagoda, Xi'an, ShaanxiHave a visit hereDuration: 1 hourStop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Xi'an, ShaanxiYou will then move on to the old town, passing by the Ming City Wall, which dates back to the 7th century and is one of the oldest fortified walls in China.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Muslim Quarter, Xi'an, ShaanxiYou will take a stroll along the bustling Muslim Street and experience its colorful stalls and cuisine. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner: Enjoy dumpling banquet served at the most popular De Fa Chang Restaurant in Muslim quarter. Accommodation included: 1 night accommodation (4-star)Day 2: Xi'an - BeijingStop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an, ShaanxiThis morning, you will check out hotel and depart for visit to the Eighth Wonder of the World – The Terracotta Warriors and Horses. For 2200 years, the Xi’an terracotta warriors silently guarded the tomb of Qin Shihuang, first Emperor of China. These life-size figures were uncovered by accident when peasants digging a well in 1974. It then became the major archaeological discovery of the 20th century. And Xi’an, a dusty industrial city in the province of Shaanxi, suddenly became one of the world’s premier tourist attractions.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Xi'an North Railway Station, Xi'an, ShaanxiAfter lunch, heading to railway station for your high speed train back to Beijing. You are met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel or residence in Beijing.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Your lunch will be arranged at the museum restaurant.No accommodation included on this day.