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Two-Day Xi'an Heritage Tour

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    Day 1: Hotel pick up at 9:00 a.m→Terracotta Warriors Museum →Traditional Cave Dwelling→ City Wall → Hotel drop off around 17:00

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    You will arrive at Terracotta Warriors Museum. Your tour guide will take you through every important figures, horses or weapons. By examining the terracotta figures discovered here, you can imagine how Qin soldiers looked like 2000 years ago. From the horse cart and weapons displayed, you will have an idea how these soldiers used to fight. If you look closely enough, you will discover that each figure has different facial expressions, which is very astonishing considering how many figures are there. Then, you will know how great this work must be and why the Terracotta Warriors Museum is regarded as the eighth wonder in the world.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    Visit a local family lives in Traditional Cave Dwelling. Your tour guide will introduce to you why people like to live here.

    Then, depart Terracotta Warriors and get back to the city. It takes about 50 minutes to get back to City from the Terracotta Warriors museum, during which time you can have a little rest and be prepared for the afternoon tour.

    15:00p.m: Visit the Ancient City Wall, there are two choices available. You can either walk or ride a bike, or even take a golf cart. This City Wall is the best preserved and most complete wall that has survived through China’s long history. It is about 12 meters high, 12 to 14 meters wide across the top and 15 to 18 meters thick at the bottom. The entire circumference is about 13.7 kilometers. It can take a while if you choose to walk all through.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Farmers' Caves, Xi'an China
    Proceed to visit a local family lived in the Traditional Cave and learn about the local farmer’s life. It’s hard to picture someone actually live in a cave, but there are indeed. In fact, it was pretty popular back to a few decades ago in Shaanxi Province. Believe or not, the cave dwelling was comfortable back then. It’s very cool in the hot summer and warm in the winter. Some people in northern part of Shaanxi province still live in such form nowadays.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Hotel pick up at 9:00 a.m→ Hanyangling Museum→ Big Wild Goose Pagoda → Bell and Drum Tower Square→Muslim Quarter

    Stop At: Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), Zhanjiawan Village, Xi'an China
    09:00 p.m: Get ready to be picked up by your smiley tour guide.

    09:30 - 12:00p.m: Start your day tour with the only underground museum in China - Hanyangling Museum, also called Jingdi’s Tomb. It is located near the airport about 30km north of Xian City. This is a burial sight for Emperor Jingdi and his wife Empress Wangzhi. This tomb could be dated back to 2,100 years ago. You will see some of the funeral goods such as pottery figurines dated back to Han Dynasty, Luojing Stone that was used for measurement, and all kinds of stela inscribed with words.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), Enci Temple The southern part of Yata Road, Yanta District, Xi'an 710061 China
    13:40 - 15:30p.m: Your afternoon tour will start with a visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s locate inside the Da Ci En temple. It was built in Tang Dynasty to store all the Buddhism sutra and Buddhism figures that Xuan Zang has brought back from India. It’s the biggest and also the earliest square pagoda that has been built. Now, it has been remodeled and enlarged like a large park. In the sunny days, local people usually come here and relax themselves. If you come here at night, you will see local people dancing, singing, children running, fountain show performing, and various small stalls setting up for local snacks.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an Bell Tower, Lianhu District Junction of East main street, west main street, south main street and north main street,, Xi'an 710000 China
    15:50 - 16:20 p.m: Visit the symbol of Xian city - Square of Bell Tower and Drum Tower. In ancient times, the bell and the drum were used to strike time in the morning and at dusk because people didn’t have clocks or watches, so there is a saying ‘Morning Bell and Dusk Drum’ in Chinese. The two towers are the name card of Xi’an, as they are the best preserved all around China.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
    16:20 - 17:00 p.m: Wander in Muslim Quarter. As a block famous for its various food, although the Muslim Quarter is regarded as a tourism spot for the tourists coming from other places, the locals considered it as the place for snacks and entertainment. Especially in summer, you can find tons of local people having snacks and amusing themselves there. In fact, all the “Huifang” area is filled with restaurants, various Muslim food stalls, in which you can find the widely-praised old shops. In here, you can find the true Xian lifestyle. However, these places need your further discovery.

    17:00 p.m: Finish your day tour and be back to your hotel.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    This tour offers flexible departure time and convenient private transfer service from and to your centrally-located hotel.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Hotel or Airport in Xi'an
    • Professional English-speaking guide ;
    • Lunch in a nice local restaurant (if you choose)
    • Private transfer from and to centrally-located hotel.
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    • Entry/Admission - Farmers' Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
    • Entry/Admission - Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch (If you choose the tour only)
    • Hotel accommodation in Xi'an
    • Cycling or riding golf cart on City Wall
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please prepare comfortable walking shoes based on itinerary
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please make your own hotel accommodation arrangement
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I travelled with my husband and 3 kids (10,8,5), I was a little worried at first due to the kids age and attention. However our guide Jackie made it so easy. It kept the childrens attention with lots of 'fun facts'. We saw some amazing sites, Terracotta warriors, Xian city wall,
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    Our tour guide Cathy was absolutely fantastic. Her English was fantastic and her knowledge of her home town of Xi’an. She was able to adapt our tour schedule between the two days to accommodate our pace (spent a bit longer than normal at the Terra Cotta Soldiers Museum), and
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    Xi'an is an excellent place to visit to see the China's past. President Xi once said, "If you want to see past of China, visit Xi'an; if you want to see China's today visit Beijing; and if you want to see future of China visit Shanghai." I am truly impressed by the city and its
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    Our guide Jackie brought the history of Xi'an to life. He gave a very informative tour of the Terracotta Soliders and spent time explaining the time line of historical events- a lot to take in! He took us to a local resturant and carefully helped with the food selection - which
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    We had booked the Two Day Xian Heritage Tour with Lily's Tours. Our tour booking and communications with Ms. Lily Sun via email were all very professionally and promptly handled. We had booked airport transfers as well and our driver Mr. Wong was waiting outside the airport to
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