The indispensable Terracotta warriors of Xi'An

From 390€ / person 3 Days

Famous Xi'An

Xi'An is especially well-known for its impressive human-size army of Terracotta warriors, a good reason in itself to pass by the city. However, Xi'An also distinguishes itself for being the starting point of the Silk Road, continuing afterwards to the inlands of Gansu and Xinjiang provinces, before reaching Central Asia and Europe. On this trip to Xi'An, besides the guardians of the Yellow Emperor (also known as Qin Shi Huang Di), you'll discover a city full of history, with a tour guide who will love sharing it with you. Last but not least, you'll taste the delicious flavors of this great culinary hotspot of China.

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History and food

Xi'An lasted as the capital city of China for several dynasties, although it is nowadays more well-known for the buried human-size Terracotta army that was unearthed in the 1970s. As a capital of a huge Empire, Xi'An was a melting-pot for many peoples, ethnies and religions; more than just filling yourself with history, Xi'An will delight you with its food, a gastronomy built over the centuries. Don't miss the noodles!

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Itinerary

This trip to Xi'An takes you for 3 days from a walk on the city walls to a stroll through the old alleys of the Muslim neighborhood. You won't miss either the unforgettable Terracotta warriors, a bit outside of town.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Xi'An

Upon your arrival in Xi’An, your driver will greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel downtown for check-in. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 2: Xi'An (B)

This morning you’ll meet your guide and start a tour in the city center. You’ll visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda that was built in 652. In the the small Wild Goose Pagoda, you’ll get the chance to witness a Chinese calligraphy demonstration or Chinese shadow puppets theater. In the afternoon, you’ll discover the narrow alleys of the old Muslim neighborhood, and the Great Mosque. It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. In the evening, relax and enjoy a food tour of the city centre, looking for the special flavors of Xi’An guided by a tuk-tuk driver.

Day 3: Xi'An Departure (B)

This morning, your driver and guide will take you for a memorable tour to the Terracotta Warriors site, which is said to be (one of) the Eighth Wonder of the world. It is also the Mausoleum of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang. In the afternoon, you’ll discover the Bell Tower, symbol of Xi’An located in the city centre. You’ll end your trip to Xi’An with a walk on the city walls, which were initially built as a military defense system over 600 years ago.
After your visits, your driver will take you to the airport, where you’ll board a flight to your next destination.

Information

Inclusions:
  • 5* hotel with breakfast (B)
  • Private driver
  • English-speaking guide on days 2 & 3
  • Entrance fees
Exclusions:
  • Chinese visa
  • International and domestic flights or trains
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the driver and guide
  • Insurances
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