Day 1 Beijing-Xian by overnight train Z19(20:40/08:31+1)
In the late afternoon, our local driver will pick you up from your hotel to Beijing train station, and take the train Z19(20:40/08:31+1) or other similar train (train tickets booked by us will be sent to you in advance) from Beijing to Xian.
Accommodation: Soft-sleeper overnight train
Day 2 Xian Arrival
Attractions: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum (Breakfast+Lunch)
Upon arrival, our tour guide and driver greet you at Xian train station. Then drive to your hotel and help you check in. After a short rest, we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists, one of the pagoda’s functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and travelers Xuanzang. After the Chinese style lunch, we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum which is a large modern museum of the national level. It collects the highlights of the Shaanxi culture and shows a development of the Chinese civilization. Then transfer to your hotel
Shaanxi History Museum
Day 3 Xian
Attractions: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Banpo Neolithic Village, Bell tower and Drum Tower Square (Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast in the hotel, pick up you in your hotel lobby at 09:00am. Then drive to visit the Banpo Neolithic village. This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. Next, we come to the famous and must-be see spot the Terracotta Warriors Museum. Famed of the eighth miracle of the world, Its marvelous excavations in different underground 3 vaults show a surprisingly high level craftsmanship in old days. More than 6600 warriors with different expressions from each other testified the greatest intelligence of the first emperor Qin. Nowadays, the opened 3-D circular-screen movie let you deeply know the historical background of Qin Dynasty while enjoying it. And then back to the down town to visit the last spot- Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square. Located in the center of Xi’an and used for timekeeping in old days. If you want to go inside the towers, please ask your tour guide to arrange this for you (optional).
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 4 Xian-Beijing by overnight train Z20 (19:55/7:10+1)
Attractions: Ancient City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter (Breakfast+Lunch)
After breakfast in the hotel, pick up you in your hotel lobby at 09:00am. And then Move to the Ancient City Wall. It is not only the unique and intact city wall that has survived in China but also the largest and most complete system of defense. The next stop is the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area. It mainly consists of the Xian Museum, the ancient Jianfu Temple built in the year 684 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and the famous Small Wild Goose Pagoda. The scenic area has become a wonderful leisure site for the appreciation of cultural relics, sightseeing and entertainment.
After lunch, head to the Great Mosque, which is a major place for religious activities of Moslems in Xi’an. This Mosque in Xi’an is more like a Chinese traditional Garden in both its design and outlets; besides the style peculiar to Islamic mosques, this Mosque holds characteristics of Chinese pavilions with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. The nearby Muslim Quarter covers several blocks where over 20,000 Muslims live in. There are about ten mosques in this area, among which the Great Mosque in the Huajue Lane is the most famous and popular. There are also a great many other snacks to be found along this street, such as preserved meat, casserole, various noodles, and so on. After the tour, transfer to Xian train station for your train to Beijing.
Accommodation: Overnight train
Day 5 Beijing Arrival
Upon arrival in Beijing, our local driver will wait you at train station by holding a board with your name and transfer to your hotel.