Xi'an Discovery + HSR Experience
2-Day Xi'an Tour from Beijing
China's high-speed railway (HSR) network links major cities with fast and comfortable transport. This tour is designed for travelers who want a weekend (2-day) getaway from Beijing to see the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses.
Take this 2-day Xi'an tour for round-trip high-speed train rides from/to Beijing, exploring China's most famous historical site — the Terracotta Army — and other essential attractions and interesting experiences in Xi'an.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Uncover the Secrets of Making Terracotta Warriors and Try Them Out
Discover facts about the terracotta world wonder that can't be Googled. Learn how to make a terracotta warrior with a local rural artisan.
Feel the Glory of an Ancient Capital City on the City Wall
As a capital city of 13 dynasties, Xi'an has the largest and best-preserved city wall in China. Walking on it is the best way to feel the historical atmosphere of Xi'an city
Have a Food Adventure in the Muslim Quarter
Try some ever-popular local snacks such as roujiamo (pita bread with meat in — "a Chinese hamburger"), biangbiang noodles, and pita bread soaked in lamb soup. Or even try something even more popular, but that may seem a little adventurous...
Discover a Chinese-Style Famous Mosque
Behind the bustling Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque is quiet and ceremonial. Its traditional Chinese architectural style is very special. There cultures meet and meld.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
2.5 days in Xian
Helen helped with a quickly arranged Covid test at a local centre to smooth future travel. Next day was the Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Mosque. Amazing history and not too crowded with plenty of time to explore with excellent local restaurant for dumpling lunch . Helen went through loads of background info at each site adding to the experience and assisted with bartering at the markets. The final day required a late switch of museum and to the little wild goose pagoda which Helen organized efficiently and also played museum guide, I’m not sure what she doesn’t know about Chinese history. Helen was also helpful with our individual onward travel plan changes and our obsession with coffee. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Take the early train from Beijing to Xian. Upon arrival, you will meet your Xi'an guide and be transferred to downtown of Xian.
Explore the Muslim Quarter, a bustling area full of restaurants, stands, and shops. It is a good place to go for food and souvenir hunting. The Great Mosque is nestled deep in the lanes and offers a moment of tranquility. It is a unique blend of Chinese design and Islamic faith.
The Ancient City Wall separates the city into inner and outer parts, and still stands firm after witnessing thousands of years of history. Have a relaxing walk or ride a bicycle is nice for you to enjoy the views of the city and feel the hitorical temperament of Xi'an .
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to see the notable Terracotta Army. They have guarded the tomb of China's first emperor for nearly two millennia. Discover the army's secrets with the help of your guide. How were the warriors made? How are they preserved? What were their original colors?
Then your guide will bring you even closer to the warriors as you learn how to make miniature versions from a local shokunin family at their cave dwelling.
After the tour, transfer to the train station to catch the bullet train back to Beijing in the late afternoon.
—the Icing on the Cake