Product Code: 84
This day trip to Xi’an from Shanghai includes round-trip air travel plus a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors and highlights of the old city of Xi’an with a dumpling buffet for lunch.
What You Can Expect:
You’ll be picked up at your Shanghai city hotel for an early morning flight. Upon arrival at the Xi’an airport, your expert local guide escorts you to a comfortable, private vehicle to experience all that Xi’an has to offer.
Start with a morning visit to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. Learn about the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, who ordered the making of a terracotta army during his reign, and see some of the estimated 8,000 life-size soldiers and horses that were buried in Emperor Qin’s tomb to protect him in the afterlife.
At midday, enjoy a tasty lunch at De Fa Chang, one of Xian’s most renowned restaurants, and choose from a dizzying selection of dumplings and other tasty and authentic regional dishes. In the afternoon, continue sightseeing the best of Xi’an, including Old City sites, such as the ancient city wall, one of the oldest and best preserved in all of China.
Then go to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Built in AD 652 during the Tang Dynasty as a holy place for Buddhists. Standing in the Da Ci’en Temple complex, this pagoda was built to house important Buddhist relics and figurines brought from India.
Tour end transfer to the Xi’an airport for your return flight. You will be greeted on arrival in Shanghai and driven safely back to your hotel just in time for a good night’s sleep.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Passport copy or all details include full name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants.
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