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3-Day Private Xi’an Tour from Beijing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Beijing, China
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Enhance your sightseeing experience of Xi’an on a private 3-day tour from Beijing. Choose to take to the skies or travel on a high-speed train to Xi’an and discover legendary landmarks like the Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Terracotta Warriors with an accomplished guide. Gain fascinating insight into this spectacular city with comprehensive commentary and appease an appetite for authenticity at several traditional Chinese restaurants. Comfortable overnight accommodation, all transportation and the undivided attention of your guide is included in this tour.
  • 3-day private tour of Xi’an from Beijing with round-trip airfare or train ride included
  • Visit top Xi’an attractions including the Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Witness the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors at the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Dine on authentic Chinese food at several local restaurants
  • Gain insight into Xi’an culture with a guided walk through the Muslim quarter
  • Your private guide ensures an informative, comfortable, enjoyable experience
  • Two nights of accommodation included
Select between two transport options to arrive in Xi’an from Beijing; enjoy either a swift round-trip flight between the two cities or take a scenic train ride to Xi’an and return to Beijing by air. Enjoy convenient transfers from your hotel and luxuriate in comfortable 4-star accommodation during your trip. 

Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private overnight excursion, the itinerary of which can be tailored according to your interests. See some of Xi’an’s legendary landmarks accompanied by an accomplished, English-speaking guide and taste authentic Chinese food in a selection of excellent restaurants. 

See the Itinerary section below for more detailed information on each aspect of the tour.


Option A: Includes one-way train ticket from Beijing to Xi’an, all transport in Xi’an, one-way return flight from Xi’an to Beijing and hotel pickup and drop-off in Beijing

Day 1: Beijing -- Xian

In the evening, you’ll be picked up from your Beijing hotel and taken to the train station for an overnight train ride to Xi’an. You’ll be treated to the Soft Sleeper accommodation, which features comfortable, spacious living spaces with soft bunk beds.

Overnight: Soft Sleeper accommodation aboard train to Xi'an

Day 2: Xian (B,L,D)

Your train will arrive in Xi’an in the morning, and you’ll be taken to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, your second day begins with a fascinating tour of the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that houses the Terracotta Army (or the Terracotta Warriors and Horses). This amazing archaeological site features a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Your guide will explain that these figures are buried with the emperor to protect him in his afterlife.

At midday, have lunch and then return to Xi’an in the afternoon for a visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist pagoda built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty. Explore the interior with your guide and learn how this religious site's purpose was to house Buddha figurines that were brought to China from India.

Enjoy an evening tour of the Muslim quarter. Pass shops selling various kinds of local Shaanxi produce, arts and crafts, and stop by a local restaurant carefully chosen by your guide to enjoy a dinner of Muslim specialties.

Overnight: 4-Star Hotel in Xi’an or similar

Day 3: Xian -- Beijing (B,L)

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be taken on a morning tour of the Ancient City Wall, a wall stretching around the entire city that was erected in the 14th century by Ming Dynasty rulers. Observe gates, tunnels, watch towers and battlements and learn about the significance of these structures from your guide. Next, visit the Shaanxi History Museum, one of the first large state museums with modern facilities in China. Browse interesting cultural and historical relics – the museum displays more than 300,000 items – including murals, paintings, pottery and coins, as well as bronze, gold and silver objects.

Enjoy your last lunch and then relax on the ride to the airport for your afternoon flight back to Beijing. When you arrive, you'll be picked up and dropped off at your hotel.

Option B: Includes round-trip airfare between Beijing and Xi’an, all transfers in Xi’an and hotel pickup and drop-off in Beijing

Day 1: Beijing -- Xi'an (L,D)

You’ll be picked up from your Beijing hotel in the morning and taken to the airport for your flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you’ll be taken on a tour of Xi'an's Ancient City Wall and Shaanxi History Museum, similar to day 3 of Option A.

In the evening, take a guided stroll through the Muslim quarter. Pass shops selling various kinds of local Shaanxi produce, art and crafts, and stop by a local restaurant to enjoy a dinner of Muslim specialties.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel in Xi’an or similar

Day 2: Xi'an (B,L,D)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, followed by a full-day tour to the Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, similar to day 2 of Option A, followed by dinner at a local restaurant in Xi'an.

Overnight: Ramada Hotel in Xi’an or similar

Day 3: Xi'an -- Beijing (B)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being taken to the airport for your return flight to Beijing. You’ll be picked up upon arrival and taken back to your Beijing hotel.


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We had a wonderful time and truly...
danielle s
, Jan 2017
We had a wonderful time and truly felt like we were looked after with our best interest in mind. We were escorted to the train station which was crowded and although we could have managed on our own our guide stayed with us until we were well settled on the train in our sleeper cabin and all questions answered. In Xi'an our guide David met us and was very observant of our needs. We spent a wonderful full day together and there was plenty of time to enjoy all we wanted. The beauty was we never felt rushed or pushed along. David was there to guide us and give us some history on the sights we were at and also left us the time to enjoy on our own at our pace. If there was one thing I would change it would be the lunch location choices. We stopped at buffet locations that felt too touristic. We would have much preferred to enjoy something more local and authentic. Otherwise all was great!
Great way to see the Terracotta army...
Frans V
, Dec 2014
Great way to see the Terracotta army and Xian. Train, hotel and flight were fine. Excellent guide. We made a 1.5 hour cycle tour on top of the city's ancient wall. Great fun.
Excellent tour, HOWEVER... Do not...
, Sep 2014
Excellent tour, HOWEVER... Do not take the train to Xi'an, take a plane. The train is filthy and smells like a bathroom. The sleeper cars are not private, there are two sets of bunk beds, so you will be sleeping with two strangers. Several of the bathrooms had no toilet paper, I had to walk through 6 cabins before I found some. There is NO private place to wash up. This train is for the peasants and the poor.
The only way to really get a feeling...
gerald s
, May 2014
The only way to really get a feeling for this significant historic place. My guide was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable.
Ok but only just. Xian hotel...
Josef W
, Apr 2014
Ok but only just. Xian hotel "Skytel" great location and 5 star foyer but rooms sub-standard 2 star. Of 3 offered rooms all inadequate, Last "refurbished room" tiny, no refrigerator, airconditioning not working, no door from main room to bathroom all glass with no privacy. 6th Floor and our room smelled of smoking, given can of air freshener for this. Our requests for refrigerator and ice did not eventuate. Guide late on our arrival (flight 10 min early) Tour varied as History Museum closed Mondays, this is ok but were given approx 30 mins at Big Wild Goose Pagoda, feel we saw nothing. Ancient City Wall a highlight, hired bikes great experience. First dinner poor, two dishes and warm beer at est cost $25AUD, staff laughed at our attempts to use chopsticks. Day one poor. Next day better Terracotta Warriors amazing, history museum good, lunch good, dumpling banquet dinner better. Our guide not impressive, did not point out anything much during time in vehicle unless we asked. Gave us "free time" at almost all sites after a short history so we wandered ourselves, we even paid to hire audio guide at history museum while our guide waited outside. Guide also made inappropriate comments about our drinking habits. Last straw was when he went through our passports on check-in at Xian airport and commented on how many countries we had visited. Emails from Beijing to confirm as per voucher to local operator ignored. Phone calls unanswered.(chinese voice message) No offer of bottled water at any stage of tour. Overall we feel poor value for money paid. Viator need to control content provided by local operators much more especially standards of hotel provided.

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