Duration: 2 Days
Highlights: Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Great Mosque, Shaanxi Grand Opera House, Terra-cotta Warriors
Start/ End: Shanghai Port/ Shanghai Port
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Shanghai Shore Excursions
Day 1: Shanghai Cruise Port to Xian (L, D)
The guide will pick you at the port, after a warm welcome and brief introduction, they will transfer you to the hotel for check-in, your guide will take you to have lunch.
After lunch, they will escort you to Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. It’s a giant architectural complex that was built in the Tang-dynasty style and concentrated on the highlights of Shaanxi culture and depicts the development of Chinese civilization.
We continue to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the oldest structures in China. The pagoda is located in the Da Ci’en Temple, and it is the most distinctive and outstanding landmarks in this city, possibly the most stunning building left in Xi’an today.
Lastly, visit the Great Mosque in downtown Xian. It’s the biggest and most preserved complete Chinese existent mosque. It’s first built at the Tianbao during Tang Dynasty, and was rebuilt by Song, Yuan, Minh, and Qing, and has formed present scales. This place keeps the construction mostly in the Ming Dynasty style, thus the Mosque in Xi’an has much Chinese traditional touch in both its design and artistic outlook.
After the day trip, get to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House, find the seat for the dumpling dinner within the Opera House.
Return to your hotel in Xian.
Day 2: Army of Terracotta Warriors – Horse Museum – City Wall (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, we first visit the Terracotta Warriors. The site was originally found by a local farmer drilling a well in 1974. It now has turned into the most important attraction in Xi’an Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum. The museum consists of Pit 1, Pit 2, and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses and Pit 1 is the largest one. The museum and the mausoleum are all listed the world’s cultural legacies as the UNESCO.
After lunch, the driver will take you back to the center of Xian to visit City Wall. It can be seen as the main magnet of Xian and is the most complete city center of Xi’an and we reach the City Wall. This site is not only the most highlight in Xi’an, but it also the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. The City Wall was enlarged in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) from the initial version built in Tang Dynasty (618-907). It’s now 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide covering 14 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding it. You can stroll around, even cycle on the wall. The south gate is the largest one with a suspension bridge, and it has been chosen as the must-see place in Xi’an.