• No visit to Xi'an should be considered complete tour to China without at least a stop here. Xian had long been the capital of ancient China. The emperor Qin Shihuang went on to establish the first imperial capital of China in Chang'an (present day Xi'an). Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, Xi'an is home to some of the most spectacular sights in China, including the UNESCO-listed mausoleum of Emperor Shihuang with its thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and their horses. Xi'an's excellent museum is one of the best in China, with Tang Dynasty pottery figurines and other relics. The Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the spectacular City Walls are all great historical sites.

    The lesser known Terracotta Army of Hanyangling, or nicknamed nude figures of warriors" is the mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi and his wife, the Empress Wangi, is located in some 22 kilometers from both Xianyang airport and Xian.

  • Xi'an is 1200 kms southwest of Beijing (1hour and forty minute flight); 1084 kms northwest of Shanghai (2 and half hours flight). Xian had long been the capital of ancient China. The emperor Qin Shihuang went on to establish the first imperial capital of China in Chang'an (present day Xi'an). For centuries, the Chinese Empire was governed from this location, and Chang'an remained largely its political hub until the end of the Tang dynasty around 900 AD.


    Located at the eastern end of the Silk Road, Xi'an is home to some of the most spectacular sights in China, including the UNESCO-listed mausoleum of Emperor Shihuang with its thousands of life-sized terracotta warriors and their horses. Xi'an's excellent museum is one of the best in China, with Tang Dynasty pottery figurines and other relics. The Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the spectacular City Walls are all great historical sites.


    Hanyangling -  nicknamed nude figures of warriors

    The lesser known Terracotta Army of Hanyangling, or nicknamed nude figures of warriors" is the mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi and his wife, the Empress Wangi, is located in the village of Zhanjianan on the Loess Plateau 20 km North of Xianyang City and some 22 kilometers from both Xianyang airport and Xian


    The 81 pits contained terracotta goods for the afterlife including thousands of animals, dogs, sheep, goats and pigs all formally laid out ready for slaughter. There were stoves, grain jars, wine vessels, horses and chariots all intended for the Emperor's use in the next life. And mostly what amazed historians even more was the discovery of thousands of nude and semi-nude, armless figures of warriors one third life-size.

  • * The city is surrounded by a well-preserved defensive wall which was re-constructed during the Ming Dynasty.
    * The Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang and his Terracotta Army, located 40 kms to the east of the city's suburbs, is regarded as one of the seventh world wonders.
    * The city's Muslim quarter is home to the Great Mosque of Xi'an.
    * The Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda are both spectacular towers.

  • All year round. But best time is the spring and autumn

  Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing/Shanghai-Xi'an City

  • Fly to Xi'an in the morning.
    Other locales: we welcome those to join us from other locales and meet us in Xi'an.
  • Drive to Lintong for lunch.
  • Visit the world famous excavation site - the Terracotta Warriors, thousands of life-sized soldiers, officers, horses and wagons, form a component of the underground army buried to protect the first emperor of China during his afterlife - he is also builder of the Great Wall.
  • Stroll  leisurely or ride bicycle along  glorious Ming-era city walls of the ancient city Xi'an.
  • Enjoy a various dumpling feast as dinner and stay overnight in Xi'an. 

    (Lunch, dinner included)

Day 2    Xi'an City / Fly out

  • Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, meandering through its halls of ancient treasures that trace back more than 1,000 years of Chinese history, and evidence the important role Xi'an played as a center of development for Buddhism.
  • Tour the Small Goose Pagoda - one of China's most famous pagodas.
  • Try local muslim food for lunch.
  • Explore the winding alleys of the Muslim Quarter with its unique Great Mosque, and have some free time to shop around in the bazaar.
  • Head to the lesser known Terracotta Army of Hanyangling, or nicknamed “nude figures of warriors.”which is located in the village of Zhanjianan on the Loess Plateau 20 km North of Xianyang City and some 22 kilometers from both Xianyang airport and Xian.  
    It is the Mausoleum of the Western Han Emperor Liu Qi and his wife, the Empress Wangi, and is The 81 pits contained terracotta goods for the afterlife including thousands of animals, dogs, sheep, goats and pigs all formally laid out ready for slaughter. There were stoves, grain jars, wine vessels, horses and chariots all intended for the Emperor's use in the next life. What amazed historians even more was the discovery of thousands of nude and semi-nude, armless figures of warriors one third life-size.
  • Fly out Xi'an 
    Xi'an--Beijing by air around 20:30-22:30
    Xi'an-Shanghai Pudong by air around 20:30 -22:30

    (Breakfast, lunch included) 

    Please note that the flights or timing of flights mentioned in the above itinerary may change subject to ticket availability and airline scheduling. Alternative hotels of similar standards will be used if any of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary is unable to provide enough accommodation.
  • Beijing price: RMB 3900 Single Supplement: RMB 250

    Shanghai price: RMB 4300 Single Supplement: RMB 250


    Children's Discounts

    Children ages 2-4 pay 50% of total tour price. (Single supplement would be applied if there is a need of extra bed)
    Children ages 5-7 pay 60% of total tour price.
    Children ages 8-11 pay 80% of total tour price.
    Children ages under 2 pay nothing for the tour but may incur the transport costs listed below:
    Train tickets cost:
    If they require their own berthat on the train they will have to purchase an adult ticket

    Air-tickets costs:
    10% of adult ticket if the child does not require his/her own seat
    50% of adult ticket if the child requires his/her own seat

    CCC calculates its trip prices and books its trip accommodations based on dual-occupancy rooms. Therefore, single travelers who is booking this trip as a lone passenger, and for whom CCC cannot find a room-mate when booking or paying for the trip, will have to pay the “Single supplement”. Should a room-mate be found, the Single Supplement paid shall be refunded.


    CCC services include:

    --Round flights (Economy Class)Beijing/Shanghai-Xi'an (Business and First Class are available upon request and at an additional cost.)
    --1 night accommodation in a superb 4-star Hotel
    --Transfers in customary air conditioned coaches
    --Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program)
    --All sightseeing and transfers with one CCC English-speaking tour leader & one local English-speaking tour guide
    --Gratuities to the guide and driver
    --Local travel insurance

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