Join our Xi’an city tour to visit the Shaanxi Historical Museum, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Great Mosque, and the Muslim Quarter. 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.
- Shaanxi Historical Museum
- Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
- Bell Tower
- Great Mosque
- Muslim Street
Be met by your guide and driver at your hotel in the morning.
The Shaanxi Historical Museum. It is one of the best museums in China, also a large modern museum of the national level.(1 hour)
Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India. (1 hour)
Have Chinese-style lunch.
Drive to the center of Xi’an city. Bell Tower where you can get a bird’s view of the city from the top, The Great Mosque of Xi’an is a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xi’an Muslim community for more than a millennium. The largest and best preserved of the ancient mosques of China, its buildings are a fascinating fusion of Chinese and Arabian styles. Muslim street—There are a lot of Shaanxi snacks , The Muslim Street, is a fantastic place to wonder.
Transfer you to your hotel, finish the trip.
Your full-day tour begins with a morning pickup from your accommodation and a comfortable journey to your first site, the Shaanxi History Museum, in a private climate-controlled vehicle. Learn about the province’s history and culture as you tour the museum, which includes detailed exhibits from the time of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the 2nd century BC, as well as Ming Dynasty-era statues and more.
Then head to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist temple established in 652 during the Tang Dynasty to house precious statues and religious literature acquired from India. At its heart is a seven-story pyramid that stands 210 feet (64 meters) tall. Take a break for a traditional Chinese lunch, then walk off your calories by exploring the city’s oldest portion of ancient fortifications.
The walls surround the old city for approximately nine miles (14 kilometers), punctuated by entrances and high towers that served as deterrents to intruders. After that, go to the Great Mosque. Your tour guide describes how the mosque’s design is influenced by traditional Chinese architecture. The mosque was constructed during the Tang Dynasty, and vast pavilions, platforms, and halls were added to the spectacular grounds over the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing eras. Sit back and relax on the way back to your hotel after your full-day guided tour.
Top attractions in Xi'an
Here are some top attractions in Xi’an you could visit and enjoy. There are, of course, dozens of attractions and landmarks in Xi’an worth visiting and learning about the history of this amazing city.
Terracotta Warriors is the unique attraction, located in the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum site Museum in Xi'an, China. Also known as the Terracotta Army, these series of terracotta statues portraying the armies of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a South Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, Buddhist pagoda. During the Tang dynasty it was built in 652 and originally had five storeys. During Empress Wu Zetian's reign, the building was reconstructed...
Marking the geographic center of the ancient capital Xian and lasting for more than 600 years, Bell Tower of Xi'an is the iconic building used to announce the time. Today it is a museum with cultural relics and traditional artworks,...
Xi'an and China travel guides
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China travel guide: 14 things you need to know. Visit China, a country with ancient history and civilization dating all the way back to 21st century BCE. Traces of ancient civilizations are present and well preserved in almost every corner...
Top hotels in Xi'an
Xi’an has dozens of hotels of various star ratings, together with other lodging solutions, such as guest houses, hostels, and Airbnb. Bellow are some top hotel recommendations from our website. For a general hotel search, check the form at the bottom of this page or our hotel booking page.
Elegant five-star hotel “Xi'an OKL Hotel” is situated in Xi'an. It boasts a convenient location within 5 km from the city center.Hotel features Please note that the entire hotel is smoke-free.
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Ideally located in the prime touristic area of City Center, Grand Mercure Xian on Renmin Square promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers....
With a stay at Somerset Aparthotel Xindicheng Xi’an in Xi’an, you’ll be within a 15-minute drive of Drum Tower and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. This 4.5-star hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Xi’an Bell Tower and 0.7 mi (1.2...
Xi’an Tang-Paradise Hotel is perfectly located for both business and leisure guests in Xian. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. Service-minded staff will welcome and guide you at the...
With a stay at Merlinhod Hotel Xi’an, you’ll be centrally located in Xi’an, within a 15-minute drive of Xi’an Bell Tower and Drum Tower. This 4.5-star hotel is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and 0.2 mi...
Cheap flights calendar and hotels discounts for Xi'an
The peak season for flights to Xian is January, August and September. The low season for purchasing tickets is April, May and June.
Xian is served by Xianyang International Airport. Direct flights to Xian are offered by 46 airlines. Most flights are with China Eastern Airlines. Direct flights from Xian, United States are airlines: Hainan Airlines from Los Angeles.
Xi'an and China attractions and landmarks
Here are some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Xi’an and in China.