TWT1101Private Xian Highlight Tour of Amazing Terracotta Warriors and Customized Sightseeing Options
Today our tour excellent guide and driver will pick you up in your hotel lobby at 9:00 am. Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. It is around 1.5 kilometers east of Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum in Lintong, Xian, Shaanxi Province. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China. The State Council authorized to build a museum on site in 1975. When completed, people from far and near came to visit. The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses have become landmarks on all visitors' itinerary. The Terracotta Warriors and Horses is a sensational archeological find of all times. It has put Xian on the map for visitors. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages.
Lunch will be on your own arrangement and our guide will recommend some local specialties to you.
In the afternoon, we offer you the most flexible tour options for Xian City sightseeing, you can discuss with our guide about these options, of which you may have two based on your interest and time, our guide will also give you suggestion based on the traffic condition and time. Then we will transfer you back to your hotel. Service ends here.
1. City Wall: It is the most complete city wall to survive in the country, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world, built first in the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and renovated in recent years.
2. Big Wild Goose Pagoda: Located in the Qujiang Tourist Area to the southeast of the city center, this solemn ancient pagoda holds the old Buddhist relics and classics taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang. The pagoda and its surrounding areas nowadays become a popular resort for both the locals and the tourists.
3. Small Wild Goose Pagoda: The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is located on the central axis of the Jianfu Temple in south Xian. The pagoda is not as famous as the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, but is more peaceful and tranquil. As part of the artistic heritage of Buddhist architectures of the Tang Dynasty, it is witness as to how Buddhism was introduced to China and integrated with the culture of Han nationality.
4. Shaanxi History Museum: The Shaanxi History Museum in Xian, regarded as “the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures”, gives a miniature overview of the thousands of years of Chinese history and the splendid ancient cultures of olden times. It is considered one of the birth places of Chinese culture, the capital of thirteen dynasties and has its own unique history and cultural features.
5. Square of Bell & Drum Tower: The Bell Tower plays absolutely as the central landmark of the city. As another must to every Ming city, the Drum Tower stands nearby in the west of the Bell Tower. Time has passed along with the bell at dawn and the Drum at dust sounding everyday. Now, they are outstanding examples of the ancient architecture.
6. Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque: The Muslim Quarter is the hub of the Muslim community in Xian City. There are about ten mosques in this area, among which the Great Mosque in the Huajue Lane is the most famous and popular, it is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.
Duration: 8 hours (09:00AM - 05:00PM) Price is based on sightseeing service within 8 hours.
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1. Private air-conditioned car/van
2. Licensed professional driver
3. Excellent English-speaking tour guide
4. Bottled water will be provided
5. Fuel surcharge and tax are included
6. Hotel pick-up service at your downtown hotel
7. Hotel drop-off service at your downtown hotel
1. Entrance ticket fees (Tour guide will help you to buy tickets on the spot based on your preferred attractions.)
2. Meals (This will make your tour more flexible and provide more choices for you to enjoy genuine local food, the guides are always happy to recommend.)
3. Gratuities (Tips are non-compulsory but appreciated to show your gratitude to the work of the guide and driver.)