Time-Smart Essence Xi'an Tour
Round Day Trip from Beijing to Xi'an by Flight
This tour is designed for people who are keen to see the entombed Terracotta Warriors but have very limited time. A two-hour flight takes you to the ancient capital city where your guide will show you the highlights and deliver you back to Beijing on the same day.
- Be amazed by the Terracotta Warriors and Horses
- Enjoy cycling on the Ancient City Wall to hear history's echo
You will start the tour with an early flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Xi'an. Upon arrival, meet your tour guide and begin your sightseeing with the most essential highlights of Xi'an.
See the incredible underground army of over 7,000 soldiers, horses, chariots, and archers that has been guarding Emperor Qin Shi Huang's tomb since 210 BC.
After lunch at a popular local restaurant, walk on the Ancient City Wall or ride a bike to see great views of the city on either side. Built in the 13th century, the walls, ramparts, gates, and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses of China that still stand firm today.
In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Beijing and end the memorable tour.
Snacks in Xi'an
Xi'an is a paradise of wheaten food. If you have some free time on the day, it is a fun to forage snacks at local food street. Usually we recommend Muslim Quarters that serve more Muslim food and Yongxingfang Food Street where gathers traditional food of Shaanxi Province and it is nearby East Gate of the City Wall.
These snacks are recommended: Shaanxi Sandwich (La Zhi Rou Jia Mo), Cold Noodles (Liang Pi) Dumpling Stuffed with Hot Gravy at Jia Brothers' Restaurant (Jia San Guan Tang Bao) Bread Soaked in Mutton Soup (Yang Rou Pao Mo) Various Noodles
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Xian 2022 Trip
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