Home > City Tours > Xian Tours > 3-day Xi'an Highlights Tour (Xian 1-Day Trip)

Tour Type : Private Tour

Best Season :All seasons

Is this trip for you:

Vicky Wen
Tour designer

For a weekend breakaway to Xi'an, visit the Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Have enough free time for stroll in the Muslim Quarter before the flight back to Beijing.


  • Ideal for Expats and stopover travelers in Beijing with limited time
  • Round trip airfare and one meal included
  • Save your time and trouble
  • Xi'an's highlights including the Terracotta Army and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing to Xian by Train No. G87 (Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station - Xian Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 14:00 - Arr 18:23
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Hotels: Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel

We will make today a day to remember together!

As you arrive in Xi'an, our local Xi'an tour guide will escort you to the impressive site of Terracotta Army. Thousands of clay warriors and horses have been standing in still for over 2,000 years. Have lunch and stop by an art center. Later, get back to the city and take a relaxing walk at the?Ancient City Wall. Get to the airport or train station and our local Xi'an tour guide waves you good-bye.

Day 2 Xian
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Defachang Restaurant
  • Hotels: Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel

- The Terracotta Warriors and Horses: Discovered accidentally in 1974, this incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin's tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique, and the painstaking repair and excavation continues in 3 pits which are protected inside huge hangars. 1.5 hours from Xian, there is also an excellent museum and film about the history of the vaults. Photos (no flash) are allowed. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Ancient City Wall: The walls, ramparts, gates and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses still around. Built in the 13th century on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City, it s surrounding the city centre. You can walk or pay extra cost to rent a bike (CNY40 per person), rickshaw (CNY45 per person for 45 minutes) or an electric cart (CNY40 per person) around the full 14km circuit, with great views of the city on either side. If the weather is not good for biking on the city wall, we will substitute a visit to the Bell Tower. Your guide will be very glad to take you the Bell Tower after you have been to look at the city wall.
- Great Mosque: In the heart of Xian's Muslim quarter, close to the city centre, this is one of the largest Islamic mosques in China. Remarkable for the combination of Chinese architecture with Islamic practice, the courtyards align from east to west facing Mecca. The pavilions, halls and gateways are wonderfully decorated, and this is an active place of worship for the Hui descendants of Silk Road traders and travelers.
- Muslim Quarters: The Muslim quarters lies 100 meters west of the Bell tower in downtown Xi'an. The 500 meters long avenue paved by bluestones are dotted with many unique stall, souvenir shop, café and bars which are mostly run by Muslim people. Tourists, especially from overseas come and shop here.
- Defachang Restaurant: De Fa Chang Restaurant is one of the best places to go for dumplings(jiaozi)while in Xian. It includes 12 kinds of dumplings with different stuffings and shapes.

Day 3 Xian to Beijing by Train No. G666 (Xian Bei (north) Railway Station - Beijing Xi (west) Railway Station) Dep 15:58 - Arr 21:31
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Reallove Restaurant
  • Hotels: No

- Big Wild Goose Pagoda: A major Buddhist site, the simple, elegant brick Pagoda stands in the grounds of the attractive Da Ci'en Temple. The Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. The Temple complex has several large halls with some great Buddhist statues and murals.
- Shaanxi History Museum: The history of Shaanxi is said to be the history of China, and this museum is quite simply one of the nation's best. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection, beautifully displayed. Most of the item labels are in English, although some other information on the exhibitions is not, but your guide can help here. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Reallove Restaurant : Real Love Restaurant is located opposite the east gate of Small Wild Goose Pagoda and is one of the finest restaurants specializing in Shaanxi cuisine. It has become popular for its elegant environment and excellent service.

Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

Apr.1- Nov.31 Deluxe Class Superior Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
1 person - - -
2-5 persons - -
6-9 persons - -

* The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

* The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

Good to know

1. China Travel often has great airfare price. However, please let us know if you can find better price.

2. The transfer to and from Beijing airport is on your own arrangement. Our service charges $ 35 / Person based on a group of two travelers.

from US $149 p/p

Price details

What's Included & Excluded

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.