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!"
Xian 2022 Trip
Went on a family vacation to Xian and thanks to #chinahighlights my kids and I had a truly enjoyable time. #Christy arranged our tour and #Helen was our tour guide. #Helen did a great job of leading us around the Muslim Quarter, the Terra-cotta Warriors, walking up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, bell and drum towers, riding on the Xian city wall, visiting the Shaanxi History Museum and watching the Legend of the Silk Road show. She was especially knowledgeable of the areas history. The kids and I enjoyed the paper cutting and making terra-cotta warriors out of clay activities as well as watching the Shadow Puppet Show. Despite the COVID restrictions and excessive bureaucracy that now exists for foreigners traveling in China, #Helen did a great job meeting the unique needs of my family and I highly recommend her services. 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