Xi’an Tour Extension 3 Days (2021)


$500.00

During the Tang dynasty, Xi’an was the first Chinese city to open its doors to the wider world, ushering in huge changes through international trade and cultural exchange, and was the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. Now the city is famed for the 'Terracotta Army' of Qin Shi Huang – the first ruler to unify the lands that became modern China. Take in one of the wonders of the ancient world with two nights in Xi'an.

Xi'an was the first Chinese city to open its doors to the world, during the Tang dynasty, and the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. Together with Athens, Cairo and Rome, Xi’an is among the four major civilisation capitals of the ancient world.
 

Highlights
  • Discover the first emperor of China's incomparable Terracotta Army
  • Walk upon the massive, fortified Ancient City Wall of Xi'an
  • Visit an icon of early Chinese Buddhism, the Great Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet and Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show

 

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Twin Share Per Person
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Contact us for availability From $500 +$150

 

Inclusions
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (twin share) in Rezen Hotel High Sun Xi’an or similar
  • High-speed train from Xi’an to Beijing (Second Class Seat)
  • Round trip & transfers
  • English-speaking tour guide

 

Exclusions
  • Mandatory tour guide and driver service fee $30 per person
  • China visa
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Personal expenses and anything else not mentioned

Board your international flight from Australia for a connecting flight via an intermediate city to Xi’an. Your tour guide will greet you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel to rest.

Note: Your flight may depart the night before.

Xi’an was the first Chinese city to open its doors to the world, during the Tang dynasty, and the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. After breakfast, visit the Ancient City Walls of Xi’an which can be dated back to the Ming Dynasty and measure 13.7 kilometers in circumference, 12 meters in height, and 15 – 18 meters in thickness at their base. You can also cycle on the walls by renting a bicycle (at your own expense). Then visit the site of the Terracotta Warriors & Horses. In 1974 a peasant digging a well came upon what now stands as one of the main tourist attractions in China and one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century. An army of thousands of life-sized warriors and their horses in battle formation, which were buried for 2,000 years, stand guard over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The figures were buried with artifacts and weapons of the day and every figure differs in facial features and expressions. Followed by a visit to the Terracotta factory. You will later have delicious Xi’an handmade noodles for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Square where you can see the beautiful pagoda from the outside. Then visit the Daci’en Temple Relic Site. At night, you can enjoy an optional musical show – The Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling banquet dinner (at your own expense).

Optional Activities:

  • Bicycle Rental on the Ancient Walls ($15 per person): Explore the ancient City Walls by riding a bicycle.
  • The Tang Dynasty Show + Dumpling Banquet Dinner ($70 per person): cap off your night by enjoying a delicious dumpling dinner and a large-scale musical production.
Enjoy your morning free at leisure or immerse yourself in Chinese culture on a fascinating optional Chinese Calligraphy Study + Shadow Puppet Show + Fu Cha Tea Tasting Tour (at your own expense). In the afternoon, transfer to take a high-speed train to Beijing, the capital city of China. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Optional Activities:

  • Chinese Calligraphy Study + Shadow Puppet Show + Fu Cha Tea Tasting Tour ($70 per person): You will experience how to write Chinese Calligraphy with a brush. Then, you will watch the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage – Shadow Puppetry. The Shadow Puppetry is an ancient traditional folk art that can date back to 600 years ago. Later, you will taste one of the most famous traditional black teas in China – Fu Cha.