Xi'an Tours

Xi'an, in Shaanxi Province in central China, is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and famous as the eastern end of the Silk Road as well as for the Terracotta Army (also known as the Terracotta Warriors or Terracotta Soldiers) of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city has more than 3,100 years of history and there is no end to the historic sites and relics that can be found in and around Xi'an in addition to the world-famous Terracotta Army. It is a short and relatively inexpensive flight, high-speed bullet train or overnight train ride from Beijing or Shanghai and it is a highly recommended visit if you have an extra day or two while you are in China. These listed tours are only for your reference; we can tailor a Xi'an tour, Beijing - Xi'an or Shanghai - Xi'an tour that fits your needs. All of our listed tours are private tour packages - your tour will be only for you and your chosen traveling companions.

Beijing Xi'an 1-day Tour

#XT1: 1 Day Xi’an Terracotta Army - Big Wild Goose Pagoda Tour

For travelers with a shorter amount of time, we can still get you there to see the world famous Terracotta Warriors with a Beijing - Xi’an or Shanghai - Xi'an one-day trip.

Day 1: Xi'an Airport or Train Station Pickup - Terracotta Warriors - Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Upon arrival in Xi'an in the morning, your tour guide will greet you at the airport and take you to visit the legendary and internationally renowned Terracotta Warriors. After a local lunch, you can visit the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 A.D. Great views over the city of Xi'an await those who make it to the top of the tower. If you prefer, you could visit the Xi’an City Wall, one of the world’s best preserved ancient city walls, or the interesting Sha’anxi Provincial History Museum, rather than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will have plenty of time to check out the historic sites before your tour guide escorts you to the Xi'an airport to catch your evening flight back to Beijing.

Cost: 1 person: 1580 CNY / US$268; 2 people: 980 CNY / US$166 per person; 3 - 5 people: 885 CNY / US$148 per person; 6 - 9 people: 675 CNY / US$113 per person; 10+ people: 608 CNY / US$102 per person.   
Includes airport transfers in Xi'an, private van transportation, entrance tickets, your English-speaking tour guide and lunch. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation customized tour itinerary and our best price quotation.

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#XT2: 1 Day Xi'an Terracotta Army - Hanyang Tombs Tour

Day 1: Xi'an Airport or Train Station Pickup - Terracotta Warriors - Hanyang Tombs
This tour is the same as the #XT1 tour above but it includes a trip to see the other historic tombs near Xi'an - the 2,100-year old Hanyang Tombs, instead of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Sha’anxi Museum or Xi'an City Wall. The Hanyang Tombs were built in 153 B.C. making them nearly as old as the more famous Terracotta Warriors. They were constructed for Liu Qi, Emperor Jingdi of the Han Dynasty (188 - 141 B.C.) and they are also known as Hanyangling or the Hanyang Mausoleum. A specially constructed glass floor allows viewing of the pits below, and the entire museum gives an excellent presentation of the history of the tombs. Open only since 2006, the Hanyang Tombs site is Xi'an’s most underrated and unappreciated historical treasure.

Cost: 1 person: 1545 CNY / US$258; 2 - 5 people: 945 CNY / US$158 per person; 6 - 9 people: 845 CNY / US$141 per person; 10+ people: 728 CNY / US$122 per person
Includes airport transfers in Xi'an, private car or van transportation, sightseeing entrance tickets, your English-speaking tour guide and lunch. Does not include the flight, although we can arrange that for you, and/or your Beijing or Shanghai airport transfers. Please contact us for current airfares and airport transfer costs.

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#XT3: 2 Days, 1 Night Xi'an Terracotta Army Tour

Day 1: Xi'an Airport or Train Station Pickup - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors
Your tour guide will pick you up at the Xi'an airport and get you checked into your 4-star hotel, then a visit to the more than 13 centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will get to sample the local Xi'an cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant, then the highlight of the trip, an afternoon with the world famous Terracotta Warriors. We will take you back to your hotel in the evening to give you the opportunity to check out the beautiful nighttime scenery of Xi'an on your own, with the historic Drum and Bell Towers lighting up the downtown area and the surrounding City Wall giving this ancient city a special ambiance at night.
Day 2: Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque
We will pick you up in the morning for a visit to the Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum, which is as full of ancient artifacts as you would expect it to be since it is located in one of the world’s most important ancient capitals. We will treat you to a nice lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the world’s oldest surviving city wall and the Grand Mosque, which has been in Xi'an since the 7th century with its current structure begun in 1392. It is the largest and most well-preserved of all of the early mosques in China. That evening we will transport you back to the airport, the train station, or your hotel, whichever you prefer.

Cost: 1 person: 2985 CNY / US$499; 2 - 6 people: 1928 CNY / US$322 per person; 7 - 9 people: 1410 CNY / US$236 per person; 10+ people: 1280 CNY / US$214 per person.
Includes your personal English-speaking tour guide, 1 night at a 4-star hotel, Xi'an airport transfers, private transportation, all entrance tickets, and lunch both days. Please contact us for a free, no obligation customized tour itinerary and our best price quotation.

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#XT4: 5 Days, 4 Nights Beijing Tour - Xi'an Terracotta Army Tour - Beijing

Day 1: Morning Beijing Airport Pickup - Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Evening Acrobatics (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) Show
Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the Beijing airport in the morning with a private vehicle and help you get checked in to your hotel, then treat you to a nice lunch before exploring Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City that afternoon. You will have a chance to refresh yourself back at your hotel before leaving at 6:30 p.m. for the Acrobatics, Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera show. Any of the three evening show choices will leave you amazed and impressed with what you have seen as each show demonstrates a specific aspect of Chinese culture. After the show, we will take you by private vehicle back to your hotel for the evening.
Day 2: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Ming Tombs - Beijing Airport Transfer - Evening Flight to Xi’an - Xi’an Airport Pickup - Hotel Transfer
An early start for a trip to the outskirts of Beijing to see the legendary Great Wall of China and the Ming Dynasty Tombs. We will pick you up at 8 a.m., help you check out of your hotel and take care of your luggage for you during your sightseeing. After a visit to Badaling or Juyongguan, we will treat you to a nice lunch and visit the Ming Tombs. Afterwards, we will transport you to the airport for your evening flight to Xi'an, where your tour guide will meet you to take you to your Xi'an hotel. Lunch, all entrance fees and ground transportation (excluding airplane tickets) are included.
Day 3: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Army
Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up from your hotel by private vehicle for a visit to the more than 13 centuries-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a legendary Chinese Buddhist Temple. You will get to sample the local Xi'an cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant, and then journey on to the highlight of the trip, an afternoon with the world famous, 2,200 year-old Terracotta Army. We will take you back to your hotel in the evening to give you the opportunity to explore the beautiful nighttime scenery of Xi'an on your own, with the historic Drum and Bell Towers lighting up the downtown area and the surrounding City Wall giving this ancient city a special ambiance at night.
Day 4: Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum - Xi'an City Wall - Grand Mosque - Xi'an Airport Transfer - Flight to Beijing - Beijing Airport Pickup - Transfer to Hotel
Your tour guide will help you check out of your hotel, then it’s off to visit the Sha'anxi Provincial History Museum, which is as full of ancient artifacts as you would expect it to be since it is located in one of the world’s most important ancient capitals. We will treat you to a nice lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the world’s oldest surviving city wall and the Grand Mosque, which has been in Xi’an since the 7th century with its current structure begun in 1392. It is the largest and most well-preserved of all of the early mosques in China. That evening we will transport you back to the airport for your flight to Beijing, where your tour guide will meet you to transport you back to your hotel.
Day 5: Hotel Lobby Pickup - Beijing Airport Transfer
We will pick you up at your hotel to transport you to the airport on time for your flight to your next destination.

Cost: 1 person: 7310 CNY / US$1222; 2 people: 5850 CNY / US$978 per person; 3 - 5 people: 4079 CNY / US$682 per person; 6 - 9 people: 3403 CNY / US$569 per person; 10+ people: 3195 CNY / US$534 per person
Includes airport transfers, English-speaking tour guides, 4 nights in 4-star hotels, 4 days breakfast, 4 days lunch, all entrance fees and tickets, ground transportation. Not included: airline tickets (although we can arrange them for you, please contact us for the latest airfares), dinners.

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#MDT6: 9 Days, 8 Nights Beijing - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges River Dam - Xi'an Terracotta Army - Beijing Tour

This amazing tour has a very busy schedule (but we can spread it out over another day or two if you would like), and it shows you the very best of what China has to offer - the best sites of Beijing, Chongqing, the 3 Gorges River area with a Yangtze River Cruise and of course the incredible Terracotta Army in Xi'an! We can also customize this tour by adding in other cities or additional sightseeing; please contact us with your ideas for your perfect China tour.

Day 1: Beijing Capital International Airport Pickup
Upon your arrival in Beijing, our English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Depending on what time your flight arrives, we may have time to start sightseeing, but if not, we will get you checked into your hotel to rest up from your long journey to Beijing.

Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Yonghegong Lama Temple - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo. We will treat you to a nice China specialty hotpot dinner and then VIP seats at the Beijing Night Show before we return you to your hotel for a good night’s sleep after a busy day.

Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour - Flight to Chongqing - Goose Neck Park - Yangtze River Cruise
It’s an even earlier start today with a 7:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home. We will then take you to the airport for your flight to Chongqing, where your English-speaking tour guide will meet you for a quick tour of Goose Neck Park and treat you to a local dinner of Chongqing cuisine before you board your 5-star cruise ship for the Yangtze River Cruise.

Day 4: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 5: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions
Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight to Xi'an

Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, but shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight from Yichang to Xi'an. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Xi'an.

Day 7: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors - Flight to Beijing
We will pick you up at your hotel at 8 a.m. for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi'an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that has stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. We will transport you to the Xi'an airport in time for your evening flight back to Beijing, where your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle to transfer you and help you check into your hotel.

Day 8: Great Wall of China at Mutianyu - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs
8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. We will treat you to a nice local lunch at the Great Wall, then transport you back to Beijing for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show (or Legend of Kung Fu or Beijing Opera) before you return to your hotel.

Day 9: Transfer to Beijing Airport
We will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport in time for your flight on to your next destination.

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of cruise and accommodation, peak or off-season and exchange rates. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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Beijing Xian Yangtze River Shanghai Tour

 
#MDT7: 11 Days, 10 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai

Day 1: Beijing Capital Airport Pickup

Your English-speaking tour guide will greet you as you come out of Chinese customs at the Beijing airport to transfer you and help you check in to your hotel. You will have the rest of this day to relax and recover from your trip to China.

Day 2: Tian'anmen Square - The Forbidden City - Temple of Heaven - Lama Temple - Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo

We will get an early 8 a.m. start to help you make the most of your time in Beijing with a busy schedule today. First you will have the opportunity to visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven before we treat you to a nice lunch of local Beijing cuisine. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to visit Yonghegong (the Lama Temple) and the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo. That evening, enjoy the Legend of Kung Fu Show and a traditional Chinese hotpot dinner before we taking you back to your hotel for the night. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)

Day 3: Rickshaw Hutong Tour of Old Beijing – The Summer Palace

8 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a tour of Beijing’s ancient alleyways (hutongs) by rickshaw where you will see where Beijing residents have lived for centuries and have tea with a local hutong family in their home; then visit the Drum and Bell Towers. After lunch, we will take you to visit the historic Summer Palace, then take you out for the world-famous Beijing Duck dinner and a truly impressive Acrobatics Show before taking you back to your hotel. (Breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner are included.)

Day 4: The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs – Mutianyu Great Wall of China – Evening Flight to Xi’an

8 or 8:30 a.m. pickup at your hotel for a visit to the Sacred Way and one of the Ming Tombs, then a visit to a spectacular section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu. There is also an optional cable car ride up for the less physically fit and a toboggan ride down for the more adventurous. Afterwards we will take you on to the Beijing airport for your evening flight to Xi’an, where your English-speaking tour guide will greet you at the airport and help you check into your Xi’an hotel for the evening. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)

Day 5: Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Terracotta Warriors

Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at your hotel for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the morning and then a nice lunch of the local Xi’an cuisine. After lunch, we will take you to see the unforgettable and world-famous Terracotta Warriors where you will enjoy one of the world’s greatest treasures that have stood watch over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang for 2,200 years. Afterwards, you tour guide will transfer you to your Xi’an hotel and help you check in for the night.

Day 6: Xi’an City Wall – Flight to Chongqing – Board Yangtze River Cruise

Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up and help you check out of your Xi’an hotel in the morning to explore the ancient Xi’an city wall, then treat you to lunch before taking you on to the Xi’an airport in time for your flight to Chongqing. At the Chongqing airport, your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private vehicle for a tour of Goose Neck Park, then enjoy a traditional Chongqing hotpot dinner before boarding your cruise ship at around 7 p.m.

Day 7: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise - Shore Excursions

Day 9: Yangtze River Cruise - 3 Gorges Dam - Flight to Shanghai

Your cruise ship will arrive in Yichang in the afternoon, and shortly before your arrival you will have the opportunity to tour the massive and impressive Three Gorges Dam - the largest hydro-electric project in the world - before your evening flight from Yichang to Shanghai. Your English-speaking tour guide will pick you up at the airport to transport you to your hotel in Shanghai.

Day 10: Shanghai City Tour - Shanghai Museum - Yuyuan Garden - Cheng Huang Miao Bazaar – Former French Concession Area – The Bund – Nanjing Road – Evening Huangpu River Cruise

Your personal English-speaking tour guide will pick you up by private van for your full-day tour of the main sites in Shanghai. (Breakfast and lunch are included.)

Day 11: Depart Shanghai

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you to the Shanghai airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: Tour price varies by standard of cruise and accommodation, peak or off-season and exchange rates, these prices are for reference only. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices, current airfares and cruise availability.

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Beijing Xian Shanghai Hong Kong Macau Tour

#MDT8: 15 Days, 14 Nights Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Suzhou - Zhouzhuang Water Village - Hong Kong - Macau - Hong Kong Tour

Day 1: Beijing Airport Pickup

Pickup by private vehicle from the Beijing airport and check in to your 5-star hotel. If time allows and you are up to it, you may start your tour this day, or relax at the hotel to recover from your flight.

Day 2: Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Beihai Park

Day 3: Temple of Heaven - Wangfujing Shopping Street - Evening Acrobatics, Kung Fu or Beijing Opera Show

Day 4: Great Wall of China at Badaling or Juyongguan - The Sacred Way - The Ming Tombs

Day 5: The Summer Palace - White Cloud Temple (Bai Yun Guan) - Rickshaw Hutong Tour

Day 6: Beijing - Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors

Morning flight to Xi'an and a visit to the 2,000 year-old Terracotta Warriors of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, that will spark your imagination of what life must have been like in ancient China. That evening, your English-speaking tour guide will help you check into your 4-star hotel.

Day 7: Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda - Xi'an City Wall

This morning starts off with a visit to the ancient Big Wild Goose Pagoda and then on to explore the Xi'an City Wall, one of the most complete ancient city walls still in existence in the world.

Day 8: Xi'an - Shanghai - Nanjing Road - Yuyuan Garden

Morning flight to Shanghai, then a visit to Nanjing Road, and the Yuyuan Garden before checking into your hotel.

Day 9: Shanghai - Former French Concession Area - The Bund - Evening River Boat Cruise

In the morning, visit the former French concession area and the Bund, with a night boat cruise along the Huangpu River for a fantastic river-point view of the surreal Shanghai nighttime skyline.

Day 10: Shanghai - Suzhou - Zhouzhuang Water Village

Today take a drive to visit beautiful Suzhou and the Zhouzhuang Water Village before returning to Shanghai in the evening.

Day 11: Shanghai - Hong Kong

Morning flight to Hong Kong with the day free for sightseeing and a ferry to Lantau Island and the Big Buddha before checking into your hotel for the night.

Day 12: Hong Kong - The Peak - Kowloon - Free Afternoon & Evening

Visit The Peak in Hong Kong and Kowloon, then perhaps some shopping or have a free day to do as you like.

Day 13: Hong Kong - Macau

Morning ferry to Macau (50-minute ferry ride) for some sightseeing, such as the historic St. Paul’s Cathedral facade. Spend the night in Macau.

Day 14: Macau - Hong Kong

This morning is free for more sightseeing in Macau, then take the afternoon ferry back to Hong Kong with the rest of the day free.

Day 15: Depart Hong Kong

Transfer to the Hong Kong airport in time for your departing flight.

Cost: 21596 CNY per person / US$3611* (based on 2 people, significant discounts for more than 2 people)

Includes 4-star hotels, breakfast at your hotels, all lunches in Mainland China, English-speaking tour guides in each city, private vehicle transportation, all airport transfers, entrance fees and show tickets in Mainland China (hotel, tour guide and transportation only in Hong Kong and Macau - discounts available if no tour guide is wanted in Hong Kong and Macau).

Does not include: international or domestic flights (although we can book these for you, please contact us for a quotation and current airfares), personal expenses, extra hotel charges (mini-bar, phone, laundry, etc.), dinners, or customary tips for tour guides and drivers.

*Prices are given as a guideline only; they may vary depending on current exchange rates or during the off-season. Please contact us for a no-obligation quote with the latest prices and current airfares.

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