- Full-day guided sightseeing tour of Xi'an
- Discover the city's culture and history with your knowledgeable guide
- Get an overview of Xi'an at the Shaanxi History Museum
- Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic symbol of Xi'an, and stop at the Great Mosque
- Tour Xi'an's ancient city walls, one of the oldest existing walls in China
- Enjoy a Chinese-style lunch
- Includes hotel pickup and drop-off
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What You Can Expect
Learn about the province's history and culture as your guide takes you through the museum, which features detailed exhibits that date from the time of 2nd-century BC Emperor Qin Shi Huang, Ming Dynasty-era statues and more. Then continue to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple from the Tang Dynasty in 652 that was built to enshrine sacred statues and religious texts brought from India to China. The seven-story pyramid stands at its center and reaches 210 feet (64 meters) high.
Take a break for an authentic Chinese lunch, then walk off your meal as you check out the oldest section of the city's ancient walls. The walls extend in total nearly nine miles (14km) around the old city, punctuated by gateways and massive towers that guarded against intruders. Then travel over to the Great Mosque. Your guide explains how the mosque's design follows traditional Chinese architectural style. The mosque was built during the Tang Dynasty, and in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties, extensive pavilions, platforms and halls were added to the impressive grounds.
After your full-day guided tour, sit back and enjoy a relaxing drive back to your hotel.
Great day with a great guide.
Lucia was hands-down the BEST tour guide I had in all of Asia. Excellent English and very kind! I had this tour to myself and she always allowed me how much/little time I wanted everywhere. Super knowledgeable and very fun! Highly recommend!
Once again Viator is tops. Excellent guide with very good English and knowledge of the places visited. I felt that this tour also was great value for the money. Comfortable transport, excellent restaurant for lunch and no pressure from the guide to hurry. Viator, you tick all the boxes - I was recommended to your site and I am so pleased that I followed through.
Kevin Davis, NZ, June 2014
Great way to see all Xian, was picked up on time at Hotel by tour guide. Tour Guide spoke great English and went out of her way to make sure we say everything. She also took care of tickets and we were able to go to the front of the lines to get into all the historic spots.
DONALD C USA
Excellent tour. With foreign tourists down over 80% since 2008, this tour through Viator turned out to be a private tour for my wife and I! Small but nice air conditioned van us + driver + English speaking guide. Guide was very informative and knowledgeable. With just 2 of us in the tour, we could ask a lot of questions to learn more of the city and culture. Lunch was very good with lots to eat.
Stephen W United Kingdom
This was a good tour. Unfortunately it rained the day we went. Remember to pack an umbrella if you go. The ancient City wall was beautiful. The museum was packed because they give free tickets away every day so it was difficulty to see things. The muslim market place was a great place to shop at. Overall -- Good tour.
I spent a great day travelling around Xi'an with my guide, Lucia. I was the only person on this tour, so I had a lot of time to chat and find out about life in Xi'an. You could probably do this tour by yourself, but to save time organizing tickets and buses etc the Viator trip makes it worthwhile.
Michael P United Kingdom
The tour guide was knowledgeable and polite, and the stops were interesting. However, at the time we visited the Shaanxi History Museum was extremely crowded, and at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda we were taken to an "art gallery" where we felt that there was an expectation to buy something (although we were told that proceeds went to the temple). Furthermore, the included lunch was not very good.