• Location: Xian, China
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Spend a full day exploring the ancient walled city of Xi'an accompanied by a knowledgeable private guide. Learn all about the 'Silk Road' city, one of the most well-protected cities in China, and see the oldest length of its fortified walls. Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Great Mosque as you explore Xi'an, one of the four capitals of the world’s ancient civilizations and an important capital of ancient China. Your tour includes private vehicle, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

Xi'an Full Day Sightseeing Tour - Shaanxi History Museum, City Wall, Bell Towers

Your full-day tour starts with morning pickup at your hotel and a comfortable drive by private climate-controlled vehicle to reach your first destination, the Shaanxi History Museum. 

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.

Customer Reviews

kishlaya m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

good day tour of xian. if you are in xian and have some time apart from terra cotta army, you can take this your to visit prominent sites in xian. the museum was really good and with guide it becomes even better. the pagoda has rich cultural heritage. the mosque is another important site in xian. followed by the ride on the city wall through the southern gate. after the tour you would definitely realise that the day was went spent.

Joyce A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The tour to the history museum was extremely informative. My guide, Lily, was very patient in explaining the history of ancient China. I was the only one on the tour so it was a one-to-one tour. The visits to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Wall were equally amazing! I opted to take a bicycle ride on the city wall. Highly recommend this tour as the locations of the museum and pagoda are outside the city wall.

MITALI S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Having taken several of these historical tours, one's experience depends on the tour guide you get. For this particular tour, I got Lily who was very knowledgeable and spoke good English. She seemed to know her history well and gave me a lot of information as we walked through the Shaanxi History Museum...an absolute MUST SEE on any Xian itinerary. Also enjoyed the Wild Goose Pagoda and the fancy Tang Dynasty buffet. I would highly recommend this tour. Just excellent stuff if you enjoy history and good sumptuous food. Thank you, Lily

Trini Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Amazing tour ! Our tour guide Lucia was so knowledgeable and her English was perfect. We didn't know too much about Xi'an except that it is home to the Terracotta army, but after the tour we knew so much more. Xi'an is a city in China we won't mind visiting again.

Adriana V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Excellent tour, my guide was very knowledgeable, his English skills were perfect. He was so helpful at all times. I was the only person taking the tour, was more a one on one experience. I really enjoyed my tour around this beautiful city.

Ana D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Lilyliu was fantastic! She is a knowledge guide and made all the difference. In such a busy day during Chinese New Year, I was able to see it all and have fun! Thank you.

Mattheos K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Really lovely tour.

Elizabeth R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great day with a great guide.

Nicole A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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!

Kevin D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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

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